I have the Lumia 1520, having used the HTC One X+, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Galaxy note 2, and the galaxy note 3 in succession, I'd have to say this is the best so far BASED on the aspects I prioritize: Screen quality, browsing, battery life, camera quality and design/build quality...although I loved the HTC one x+ design, the HTC one audio quality, the galaxy note 3 s-pen and the weight (or lack of) of the s4, this is the best all round despite the shortcomings of the operating system. I don't know how gsmarena rate the sunlight legibility but its the best by far of any phone I've used...the galaxy note 3 had very low reflectivity but it doesn't beat the Lumia 1520 for sheer brightness and clarity under direct sunlight...the HTC one was pretty bright but chewed through its battery like there's no tomorrow...I've always loved AMOLED panels but the color quality on this is stunning...and I'm a big fan of the pure whites when browsing (my hobby)...with color this good, I simply don't see the need to cope with the drawbacks of AMOLED screens...this is a great phone...a tad expensive (#125,000 Naira)...but the best phone I've ever had and I should know
awesome phone. i sold my samsung note 3 and bought this one. i am truly satisfied. my whole family now has a nokia windows phone.
Ahmed, 03 Dec 2013Hello guys I love the phone ....design....OS....everything but I just want to know Is it w... moreI own the 1520.. Best phone that I've ever touched.. I've had the HTC one, HTC one max, Sony xperia z, note 2,3 galaxy s4 LG optimus pro..so yea I recommend the nokia 1520
Let's be serious; comparing 2 flagships is a good thing to do. But it is not fair to compare everything side by side and make a decision. Every buddy should look for the things he needs, and not the written stuff on websites. As a cell phone (call, signal, battery, earpiece and mic) are really the best things Nokia can make. And in my opinion, there are no company can do better than Nokia in this side. Software is our issue, since iOS and Android are really got better and more usable. iOS got really stable system but it is disabling the user from many features on there expensive devices, but the offer a stable, updateable is. On the other side, Android offer more phones, open source, easily customized os, but it is not stable at all (compare to the hardware they use). Nokia and windows phone is Stable but more customized than iPhone less customized than Android, but as stable as iOS with less expensive and better hardware.
In my opinion as a owner o a cell phone shop, this lumia is the best device out there compare to the mony,hardware,and features. WP is not bad. Its a (young) is compare to android and iOS. It got some features that can't be found in other OS like camera, office app, battery life, screen, and call & signal quality.
The only bad side in this phone is the less amount of apps compare to other os. But at least you got the basic ones and what you don't have now you will have tomorrow.
This is my personal opinion. It might be wrong.... So don't be angry if you don't like it, Simply ignore it. By the way, I am android user usually....
I am using now Nokia Lumia 900 , I am from Bangladesh . I can used internet through my sim if I used internet with UC browser but when I try to open maps or drive software for connect with my sim card then its show no connection available , can anyone help me about this issue ? I can download everything and also able to watch YouTube video through UC browser , what I have to do now ? please help me ...
AnonD-223766, 13 Jan 2014The other day I bought this one and I'm highly dissatisfied with this one. This has a problem ... moreI also experienced the rebooting problem before but not now. I changed my lock screen from Bing to a photo of my own.
Most devices smartphones nowadays get problems like that, but it's not a reason to dislike it. You can return it and replace it with a new similar unit or, just like what I did, do some research on how to fix those problems, if they are fixable.
And mind you, don't buy such expensive devices if you're going to blame your lack of knowledge to the manufacturer. Majority who bought it are satisfied with their devices. Look at GSMArena's user ratings for Nokia Lumia 1520
BG, 12 Jan 2014What about call quality in this phone compare to note 3 ?Nokia call quality Always is very good and clear
The other day I bought this one and I'm highly dissatisfied with this one. This has a problem of over drive speaker which is highly irritating. Also, it keeps one restarting every now and then though the batter is full.
Pathetic hardware from NOKIA. Don't go for this.
Harsha, 11 Jan 2014Does Nokia 1520 support Adobe Flash player for online video streaming?Android ICS 4.0.x and above don't support Adobe Flash too. No, Windows Phone doesn't support it.
gohary, 10 Jan 2014How about the app store. I have heard that nokia doesnt have all the apps as in ios and android? Yes, no games from Gamevil (Zenonia series, Dark Avengers), no games made by Crescentmoon (Aralon: Sword and Shadows HD, Ravensword), no Soul Calibur, no Opera Mini, no Firefox, Zip Unzip, etc. But Windows Phone 8 apps are increased time by time.
can we play online mini clip games directly from the website? please check and let me know
Harsha, 11 Jan 2014Does Nokia 1520 support Adobe Flash player for online video streaming?its have a built in FLash player.which is bests one
rj23, 11 Jan 2014Very well said! I agree on everything you posted. Plus, 3 gigs of RAM will only be needed by A... moreAhh, thats nice.. me, i think of nothing else but Nokia, i'm planning to get the 1520, black if possible soon, to me, its awesome
AnonD-190189, 11 Jan 2014LOL! I remember when nokia said ''Smartphones with big screens are stupid'' hahaha. http://bit... moreJust like the time when Apple said they aren't going to make a tablet smaller than iPad.