Friday, March 7, 2014



Nokia and Microsoft is getting serious about competing with Android devices by releasing the Nokia Lumia 1520. Lumia 1520 is believed have excellent hardware to support performance. With a price that can be quite expensive, Lumia 1520 is packed with full HD screen measuring 6 inches. This great smartphone also uses Quad Core Snapdragon processor 800 and combined with 2 GB of RAM. And more interestingly, the Nokia Lumia 1520 also uses the main camera of 20 Mega Pixels and Carl Zeiss Optics. And the following is a brief overview of the Lumia 1520:


In the sales package of Nokia Lumia 1520, users will get a handset, Charger, Data Cable, Headset, User's Manual, warranty card and PIN EJECTOR. And for the main feature, users can enjoy HSDPA, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Browser, Java MIDP, Internal GPS, Applications navigator, camera, Video Call, External memory, Email, Music Player, Video Player, Video Recorder. But, this smartphone does not have Infrared, FM radio, and Open OS.


Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first Windows Phone which utilizes one third update changelog WP8 (GDR3) and can accommodate the latest chipset type. For the first time, Lumia using Quad Core processor with a speed of 2.2 GHz Krait.

Latest chipset from Qualcomm also brings GPU or graphics processing unit from latest  Adreno that can bring the best performance graphics and computing 50 percent better than the old generation.

Like the other Lumia, 1520 also adopted an embedded battery system. But power capacity large enough to make the user do not need to worry about lack of power to accommodate the big screen and hardware of this phablet. In addition, the Nokia Lumia 1520 also features wireless charging, and to use it, the user needs a special wireless charger separately.


Nokia Lumia 1520 implementing PureView technologies in the sector of the camera. this phablet also use ½ .5 inch sized sensor with a resolution of 20 MP. The sensor has a surface area 15% smaller than the sensors that are used Xperia Z1 ½ .3-inch size and also has the same resolution and a third of the size of the PureView sensor, which is used by Lumia 1020. On the other hand, this size can be quite large, even a doubling of the size of the sensor from competitors and 30% of HTC and the iPhone 5S.

Moreover Lumia 1520 using lenses from Carl Zeiss lens with aperture f/2.4 reach, smaller when compared with 1020. In terms of software, this smartphone has two cameras like the default camera app WP8, and Nokia Pro Camera.

For Nokia Pro Camera, users can set the white balance manually, Focus: manual, infinity and auto, ISO 100-4000, 1/16000-4s shutter speed, and exposure value or EV as well as semi-professional or prosumer cameras. And if desired, the user can update to Camera Pro Nokia Nokia Camera with doing the install from the Store. For Nokia Camera there are three modes such incorporation of Video Recorder, Nokia Smart Camera, and Nokia Pro Camera.

When using the features of Nokia Smart Camera, the user can take 10 pictures in a row or so-called Burst Shot. Ten images can be edited by mode provided. Smart Camera also allows users to choose 5 modes such as Best Shot, Action Shot, Faces Change, Motion Focus and Remove Moving Objects.


Unlike some smartphones like the Lumia 925 and 1020 which have to go through the update process, the Nokia Lumia 1520 collaborating third update of Windows Phone 8, known as GDR3 or General Distribution Release 3 and updates Nokia Lumia Black by default.

Nokia Lumia Black itself does not bring many changes such as updating Amber. One of the new of Lumia Black, is an increase in Glance Screen that displays notifications for missed calls, emails, sms, and so on. Moreover, users can also choose a color display for Glance screen when in Night Mode.

GDR3 also undergone an update as the setting for screen rotation lock, easy to close applications running in the background through the task switcher, the ability to change the notification sound for SMS, email and other messaging applications. And the most important is GDR3 support a new chipset with Quad Core processor and a full HD screen.

While from the display, there is little difference. Because of the large screen size and resolution, live title on homescreen can carry 6 icons in the smallest size in each row. It is much more than the normal size which contains only 4 icons.


Nokia Lumia 1520 supports LTE 4G connectivity with a maximum download speed of 150 Mbps and 50 Mbps for uploads in addition to HSDPA with a maximum speed of 42 Mbps for downloads and 5.76 Mbps for uploads.

For local connectivity, lumia 1520 have the option of dual-band WiFi with DLNA and WiFi hotspot capability, Bluetooth V4.0 and can be used for file transfer, as well as NFC. When connected to the computer, this smartphone has a mass storage to read the internal memory without having to install any software.


Physically, the 1520 looks like Lumia 925 and even the previous series but with a larger size. This makes the Lumia series like using an almost identical design for each variant. Only small changes are visible. But it does not make a bad impression because since the first Nokia products have a good design. The unibody design from the Lumia specifically look more attractive on phablet like this Nokia Lumia 1520.

There are two major parts that make up the physical look from the the outside this smartphone, such as the back cover that without a connection to the sides and front of the protected area of ​​strong glass second generation of Gorilla Glass. And the last part like a screen, front-facing camera and capacitive buttons. Moreover, like other variants of the Nokia Lumia, 1520 also comes in a choice of expressive color like black, white, yellow and red.


For part of the display, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first phablet based on Windows Phone 8, which uses a screen size up to 6 inches because not previously exist. Moreover, 1520 is also the first WP8 which has a screen with full HD resolution. Both of these things made 1520 has a high level of pixel density on the screen that makes the display sharper and clearer.

In addition, this phablet uses an IPS panel that displays a wide viewing angle and natural color. The use of ClearBlack technology also reduces glare and light reflection when the screen is exposed to light. Sensors Capacitive touch screen technology is super sensitive so that it can respond to touches even if the user is wearing gloves.


  • Nokia Lumia 1520 has a design and build quality as the special feature of the Nokia.
  • Lumia 1520 is the first WP 8 which use a full HD screen by 6 inches.
  • Using Windows Phone 8 GDR3 OS, with Nokia Black which is the latest and last update before WP 8.1.
  • Have superior performance and hardware.
  • And the most important is to have a quality and attractive camera with semi-professional features.

  • Prices are relatively expensive.
  • The availability of applications on Store less attractive when compared to Android and iOS.


It is deservedly called the Nokia Lumia 1520, as the best Windows Phone 8 at this time. Moreover, 1520 become a pioneer in several important sectors such as WP 8 smartphone with a large screen, full HD resolution, and a Quad Core processor. And that is impressive is Lumia 1520 has an advantage on all the other sides such as the latest update to Windows Phone 8 and great camera features. Although the price offered is quite expensive, but it is a decent price considering all the capabilities of this smartphone.


  • DESIGN : 162.8 x 85.7 mm , 209 grams , a full touch screen , polycarbonate plastic material , 3.5mm audio port , volume rocker , power button / lock , camera shutter , a microUSB port , microphone , SIM card tray , tray memory card .
  • DISPLAY : IPS LCD capacitive touch screen , 16 million colors , 1080 x 1920 pixels , 6.0 inches , -367 ppi pixel density , multi-touch , Corning Gorilla Glass 2 , ClearBlack Display.
  • OPERATING SYSTEM : Windows Phone 8 OS with Nokia GDR3 Black .
  • HARDWARE : Quad Core processor 2.2 GHz Krait 400 , Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 chipset 800 , Adreno 330 GPU , 2 GB RAM , 32 GB Internal Storage , External microSD up to 64 GB , li - ion battery 3400 mAh BV - 4BW .
  • CONNECTIVITY : Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 , HSDPA Quadband 850/900/1900/2100 , pentaband 800/900/1800/2100/2600 LTE , GPRS , EDGE up to 236.8 kbps , HSDPA 42.2 Mbps , HSUPA 5.76 Mbps , LTE Cat4 50 Mbps UL / DL 150 Mbps , WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac dual- band , Wi-Fi hotspot , Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP , NFC , microUSB v2.0 .
  • CAMERA : 20 MP , Carl Zeiss optics , optical image stabilization , autofocus , dual - LED flash , ½ .5 " sensor size , PureVierw technology , dual capture , geo - tagging , face detection , panoramic , video recorder 1080p @ 30fps , video light , stereo sound rec , 1.2 MP secondary camera , 720p @ 30fps .

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