A 1080 x 1920 pixel 6-inch ClearBlack Display with Gorilla Glass 2. A quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor. 2GB of RAM. 32GB of internal storage space. A 20 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, and dual-LED flash. LTE connectivity. Running Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black. The Lumia 1520 is, without question, the most powerful Windows Phone smartphone in the market. And this one sitting on my desk is in bright red!
The Lumia 1520 uses a nano-SIM too, forcing me to finally migrate to that standard. I recall that it was an ancestor of the 1520 that forced me over from standard SIM to micro-SIM years ago. Yes; that was the Nokia N9 of blessed memory. Thankfully, I have a nano-SIM adaptor that I can put to use when I need to review devices that use the older standards.
Anyway, with the Lumia 1520, Windows Phone finally has a champion that matches what obtains at the top of the Android OS pyramid in terms of hardware, and it is now available here in Nigeria. I will be playing a lot with the 1520 in the next few weeks, and bringing you details of my experience. If you have any questions that you would love to have me answer in my review, please do ask below.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.