Nokia Lumia 1320 and 525 hands-on: First look

GSMArena team, 9 January 2014.
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Introduction

Nokia held its own event on the fringe of CES - no new devices were revealed but the Finns showed the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 525 to the press and public. There's a lot riding on those devices, even though they are not the flagships in their respective categories.

Perhaps this is exactly why they are so important - the Lumia 520 holds a third of the Windows Phone market and the 525 is a welcome update. The Lumia 1520 is rarely seen in the hands of people, but it's Nokia's first phablet. Perhaps too pricy for some though, which is where the Lumia 1320 comes in.

Nokia Lumia 1320 at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm, 220g
  • Display: 6" ClearBlack IPS display of 720p resolution, Gorilla Glass 3, 245ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4; dual-core Krait at 1.7GHz, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM
  • OS: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 with Nokia Black
  • Camera: 5 MP, 1/4" sensor, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video camera: 1080p @ 30fps video capture with main camera
  • Storage: 8GB built-in, microSD card slot with support of up to 64GB, 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage
  • Connectivity: HSPA, LTE Cat. 3, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, BT 4.0 LE
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Misc: Nokia Camera app, FM Radio, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor


Nokia Lumia 1320 official images

The Nokia Lumia 525 should be more familiar - it's a refinement of the Lumia 520, which as we said is the most popular WP handset by a huge margin.

  • Dimensions: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm, 124g
  • Display: 4" IPS display of WVGA resolution, scratch-resistant glass, 233ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4; dual-core Krait at 1GHz, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM
  • OS: Windows Phone 8 GDR3 with Nokia Black
  • Camera: 5 MP, 1/4" sensor, autofocus
  • Video camera: 720p @ 30fps video capture with main camera
  • Storage: 8GB built-in, microSD card slot with support of up to 64GB, 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage
  • Connectivity: HSPA (21.1Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up), A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, BT 4.0 LE
  • Battery: 1,430mAh
  • Misc: Nokia Camera app, FM Radio, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor


Nokia Lumia 525 official images

The main difference between the Lumia 1320 and the 525 then is in the screen size and LTE support. Not that those are small things, plus the chipset on the phablet is more powerful, allowing it to capture 1080p video, but other than that it's close.

That makes the Lumia 525 an amazing entry-level phone, just like its predecessor, but what does it mean for the Lumia 1320? Jump on the next page and find out.

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