Nokia Lumia 1320 – Review

Finally Nokia is back with a bang!

Nokia was once the world's no. 1 mobile phone manufacturer. The entry of iPhone and Android smartphones plunged the share of the Finnish company quickly. Still, the firm tried to stand firm with its Symbian powered devices without realizing the future of mobile phone market. Now with Windows powered smartphones and reputation of the firm, Nokia is trying to build back its previous position. The acquisition news of Nokia by Microsoft has also given a boost up in Nokia's market share.

Here we have the second phablet of Nokia, the Lumia 1320 after the Lumia 1520, which is the first phablet of the Finnish company. Let's check out how great or bad the Lumia 1320 is.

The Lumia 1320 looks extremely attractive. You just can't stop staring once you have commenced. Although it doesn't come with the sharp edged design as seen on Lumia 1520, its curved corners have a different and a very special beauty. It is made out of reliable polycarbonate body. This ensures richness and quality to the device.

Nokia Lumia 1320

The Lumia 1320 is certainly a bigger smartphone. It comes with a bigger dimension of 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm and weighs 220 grams. So, it would be hard to carry out just as we manage the rest smartphones. It hardly fits the pockets as well. So, you are ought to give an extra care here. Yep! You need your two hands to use the Lumia 1320. Might be horrible for the first few days. Later, it will get used and you will certainly enjoy smartphoning on a bigger screen.

The Lumia 1320 has taken the same, massive 6 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of its elder sibling, the Lumia 1520. But, unfortunately it has only 720 x 1280 pixels of resolution whereas the Lumia 1520 is offered with a brighter 1080 x 1920 pixels. It has 245 ppi pixel density as well. However, this comparatively low resolution doesn't affect the device in providing a good visual treat for the users. The Lumia 1320 shines even under sunlight.

Processor and Performance
It is powered only by a Qualcomm Snapdrago S4, Dual-core 1.7 GHz processor. Nokia is still thinking that a Dual-core is enough for its high-end smartphones, at the time even when the Indian budget smartphone makers install Quad-cores for their 10k devices. However, this processor along with 1GB RAM seems OK for good smartphoning.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Operating System
The device runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS, which provides better and added features. It is true that Windows Phone 8 OS misses many apps and can't find as apps as seen in iPhones and Android devices. It is certainly a drawback to Windows Phone platform. On the other hand, Nokia hasn't utilized the bigger screen of the Lumia 1320 to the fullest. Instead of dragging in many widgets on the screen, Nokia has poured only a few no. of widgets with bigger size. It would have been great if many widgets were on the screen in smaller size.

Nokia offers 8GB inbuilt memory for the Lumia 1320, which is further expandable via inputting an external microSD card of up to 64GB. Moreover, a free cloud storage up to 7GB is also offered.

It sports a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash, which features auto focus with two-stage capture key, digital zoom 4x, focal length of 28 mm, Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Active toolbar, Full screen viewfinder, Geotagging, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload, and Creative Studio. On the other hand, a VGA camera is provided in the front for making video calls.

Still, Nokia could have equipped at least 8MP at rear and a 2MP at front, considering the Lumia 1320 as a high-end smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Battery Backup
It is powered by a 3400 mAh battery which gives 28 days standby, 25 hours talktime in 2G and 21 hours in 3G, video playback time of 9 hours, music playback time of 98 hours, and Wi-Fi network browsing time of 11.5 hours. Yep! It looks pretty cool.

The Lumia 1320 is surprisingly priced at Rs. 23,999. Considering its massive display and hardware quality and features, it's value for money product from Nokia.

With the Lumia 1320, It seems that Nokia is back with a bang. The device is certainly for those who love to have big screen, especially for Windows Phone and Nokia lovers a bigger display device at affordable pricing.

Good pricing
Bigger display
Reliable hardware

A Quad-core would have been there.
A 5 MP rear and a VGA front is nothing for a high-end device.
Hard to carry.
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Last updated on 10-01-2014. Published on 10-01-2014.
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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