ExNoKia Fan, 21 Dec 2013Pls change UI, make it dual sim, than I`ll be fan again...what are you saying!! Are you serious! This is a smartphone, and this phone don't need to be a dual sim phone. If you still need a dual sim phone then go and buy a Chinese or android phone. :P
(pardon me buddy ;D I'm just trying to troll like a Microsoft fanboy.....and the truth is wp still not supports dual sim like much needed feature, but making lame features like 1080p screen support, or another row of tiles, and those Microsoft turned Nokia fanboys loving that...still don't know in which world they're living!!!)
Just one look at the Home Screen seems to put you off buying this phone,Nokia were brilliant with Themes on Symbian,an Why?won"t Microsoft let these be put on Windows seems odd,The Tiles are very annoying indeed as my mate spent loads of time sorting them out,an Menu not easy,non removable battery is not to attract buyers,Just can"t wait to see what happens when Microsoft fully takes over Nokia,an Whats going to happen to new batch of Smartphones,and even what name are we going to get on these phones,as 2014 is going to be a Very Competitive Market,an whats Microsofts going to add on there new Smartphones,as they are going to be under more pressure than before
AnonD-92238, 21 Dec 2013It's available in my country. In India Not too long ago. Please add that too.
Anonymous, 21 Dec 2013Hello ethereal, I'm also a note2 user planning to move to 1520. I've some questions please ... moreHi, sure, that's my pleasure :) Please keep watching this space - I'll do that soon for you.
best screen in the sun light
AnonD-80613, 21 Dec 2013HI Tech.CHEF. Can your note 3 beat 107H battery endurance test? I think you need to use p... moreOh yeah! If note was suppose to handle only those cartoonish useless tiles, it would have given an 1000h of endurance! Note 3 is note 3. Just any 6" phone running sd800 will never match its glory!
ohh yeeeh... this is why i and people like me love NOKIA and are die hard nokia fans.. i mean look at that battery test ..woooh.. blew everyother phone with 107hrs standby..that too if you use it for 1hr talking vedio and browsing.......what if it is not used and left for ?? i bet after knowing what this GODFATHER of all PHONES did all other companies are going to install huge batteries just to matchup what NOKIA LUMIA 1520 did.. ALL HAIL NOKIA ..and ALL HAIL NOKIA LUMIA 1520... after selling my nokia 808 pureview this was the phone i was waiting for ..looking forward to it !!
This is an Excellent review but in Main disadvantages
"Screen has average sunlight legibility" but this is the phone which has the best Screen in the Market.
"Non-user-replaceable battery" for this i don't think its a problem because battery can be used for long long time, so its ok.
"No system-wide file manager" this is a problem but the next update will give you file manager.
"No lock screen shortcuts" this not important as far as Windows Phone notification and live times are there. I will say this is the Best Smart Phone in the market.
N1520 it seem like a solid phone. Btw can someone compare the bezel of N1520 to Sony Z ultra bezel, I think there is not much of difference, but why GSMArena and most people keep on slagging of Sony with bezel aspect only, yes large bezel is not as pretty but hey it is not a deal breaker, plus what is the bezel for Nokia phone, I want to know.
excellent article gsmarena !! you continue to outdo yourself ! you have the most in-depth and well-made but the least biased reviews in this technological quagmire.
hope you continue to excel in what you do i.e. writing impeccable phone reviews !
Display, looks like that window which has no "Display Drivers" its horrible
AnonD-157380, 21 Dec 2013GSMArena, cvan you please stop making us cry everytime we read a lumia review??I also felt the same way! Anyway, I'll make my Lumia 1520 last for at least two years until Nokia is given the permission to produce Nokia-branded phones again (especially the Lumia series).
I didn't also know that it has the most phenomenal battery life among smartphones today! But I think the 107h rating can only be achieved by removing the Glance feature and Tap To Wake feature. With those, I think it will only be around 65-75h.