Nokia Lumia 1520 Camera, Video Best Features of This 6-Inch 'Phablet'
REVIEW: This large phone from Nokia seems designed to bridge the gap between the company's standard-sized phones and its newly-released Windows RT tablet.Nokia's Lumia 1520 is a phone with a 6-inch display, a high-end camera and accessories that seem intended for use as much as a tablet as a phone. To put the device in perspective, it's larger than the smaller models of Samsung's Galaxy Note "phablets," and its larger screen includes an extra row of live tiles, making it seem more tablet-like than Nokia's smaller Lumia series of phones. The larger size of the 1520 makes using the on-screen keyboard very easy, and the added screen real estate reduces the amount of scrolling that's necessary to see the tiles you're most likely to need. The phone is large enough that Nokia was able to put more of its Windows Phone 8 tiles on the screen at once, which means you can move the most important tiles to positions on the screen that best suit you. The larger screen also makes the phone a little unwieldy to use as a phone. It's too big to fit comfortably in a shirt pocket, for example. Nokia seems to have recognized this since it has included an optional integrated case and cover for the device that they sent with the review model. The cover seems identical to the cases Apple sells for the iPad Air and even includes the tri-fold hinges that allow it to be propped on its side for viewing videos.
The camera on the Nokia Lumia 1520 seems to be a primary focus. This phablet gets a 20-megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and a new camera app that promises to bring the flexibility of Nokia Pro Camera and the features of Nokia Smart Camera in a single app called Nokia Camera.