Pros 6"inch full HD screen. Will take your breath away.
20 mega pixel camera using double flash. Awesome photos.
Essentially a small tablet.
Cons Apps. Apps. Apps......or rather the lack of them.
VERY limited number of Apps. The claim is that 175K apps are available. The true number of USABLE apps is FAR less than that. Most apps are really bad copies of IOS and Android apps.
Summary Nokia knocked it out of the park with the 1520. If you plan to use this device for calls, IM, taking pics and watching movies, it's a great device. The screen is brilliant and the camera is amazing. However, the small number of USABLE apps is extremely frustrating. Very limited compared to Apple or Android. Vast majority of the apps available are very poor copies of similar apps available for IOS or Android devices. Seems like they hastily produced these apps to hide the actual number of usable apps. This is, in my opinion, the only limitation of this device. But for this reason alone, it would have been a great way to consolidate my phone and tablet into one device.Just wanted to add that I RELUCTANTLY returned my Lumia 1520 within a week for a full refund except for the $35 restocking fee. I trade the stock market and currencies for a living. Additionally, I also do all my banking and finances on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. The apps for these were simply not available on the Nokia Windows platform. This was my ONE and ONLY reason for returning this awesome device. Going back to my iPhone's 4"inch screen after using the brilliant 6"inch screen of the Lumia 1520 was a let down. I really wish Apple had something or comes out with something that approachs the screen size and awesome camera capabilities of the Lumia 1520. Thanks!!!
Updated on Jan 15, 2014
Pros - Nokia phone design and finish is solid
- Beautiful 6" size screen is perfect for all activities Internet, kindle, apps, games, emails, excel, notes etc
- Camera will amaze even in low light
- Nokia Here GPS, SD card
- battery lasts a long time
Cons Not as portable as other smaller phones.
Summary As smartphones became more than just phones I've used mine to watch, listen, read, and work all on a 4.x" screen. The Nokia's 6" size screen is perfect for kindle, apps, games, emails, excel, notes etc.. everything I do on my phone has become easier to the eyes and fingers.
When I add it all up, the 1520 enhances 99% of my activities on a smartphone while decreasing portability slightly. The phone fits in my jean pockets and sits in my jacket pockets without issues. Considering all that I do on the phone the portability issue is solved.
Pros Nokia hardware.
Cons Windows software.
Pros HD screen, blazing lay fast processor, plenty of apps, very good customer support, does all I want and more, SD slot, 20mp camera that shoots beautiful pics and vids
Cons None! This phone is great!
Summary I traded in my iPhone 5 and my S4 for this phone and have not been disappointed. I will gladly opt for a Windows phone and as long as Nokia keeps producing them they will have a lifetime customer.
Pros 3400 mah battery, 6inch display, smmoth windos operation, quadcore, external memory card slot, snapdragon 800 processor, 20MP Pureview camera (carl zeiss).
Cons front camera 1.2 MP, windows apps not much like android, wireless charging may or may not be available (unknown).etc......
Summary Best specs and should have minor changes to succeed success.