2Nokia’s Windows Phone Models Are Gaining Sales Momentum
Nokia’s Lumia 1520 design won’t surprise anyone. The smartphone’s design looks similar to that of recent Windows Phone Lumia models. Still, Nokia’s decision to go with multiple colors, a rectangular design and a large screen with its phone models seems to be gaining favor with reviewers and buyers. After all, the company’s total sales hit a record 8.8 million units in the third quarter.
3That’s One Big Display
The Lumia 1520 is perhaps more aptly described as a phablet, a device that has smartphone features but with a screen that’s large enough to be considered a tablet. The reason for that is the device comes with a 6-inch screen. Considering the iPhone 5S comes with a 4-inch display, that’s an awfully big difference.
4The Screen Delivers High-Quality Visuals
5The Battery Life Is Impressive
The Lumia 1520 would seem like a massive power hog at first glance. However, the device has a maximum talk time of 20 hours on 2G and 24 hours on 3G. Music playback time is 95 hours. To put that into perspective, the iPhone 5S can only deliver 10 hours of 3G talk time and 40 hours of audio playback.
6Wireless Charging Is a Nice Addition
7It Comes With a 20-Megapixel Camera
Nokia clearly believes that an important element to smartphone success is its PureView camera. The company has bundled a 20-megapixel PureView lens in the Lumia 1520. Although that won’t guarantee extremely high-quality visuals, folks should be able to snap photos that they can print out in large sizes.
8Snapdragon 800 Provides Quad-Core Processing Power
9It’s Hard to Argue With the Price
It’s hard to argue with the price of Nokia’s Lumia 1520. Folks who preorder the handset at AT&T and sign up for a two-year agreement will get it for just $100. The Microsoft Store is offering preorders on the smartphone for $199, but offers a $50 app card and free white flip cover with its purchase. In other words, the Lumia 1520 is nicely affordable.
10Full Office Is Built-In
Considering Nokia’s device business will soon be acquired by Microsoft, it’s perhaps no surprise that the Lumia 1520 comes with Office built-in. That means users can view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files without having to download a third-party application. The software also includes support for SkyDrive.
11An Enterprise Option?
Although Nokia has concentrated on selling its Lumia line in the consumer market, the company is making a subtle sales pitch to the enterprise with its Lumia 1520. On its site promoting the handset, in fact, Nokia includes an entire section on enterprise functionality, pointing to the inclusion of Office along with support for Exchange, Office 365 and Lync. Nokia has even added encryption and other security features, such as remote policy enforcement, that it says will appeal to corporate customers.