Nokia Lumia 1520 Preview

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a upper tier Windows smartphone designed to work with the AT&T cellular network. It can be purchased with or without a two-year contract. It boasts a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a ginormous (technical term) 6.0-inch Full HD touchscreen display, 4G LTE capabilities, 16-32GB of internal storage, 7GB of free cloud storage, and you can even add an additional 64GB via microSD.

As a Windows phone, you will get tons of productivity features and exclusive apps like mobile Microsoft Office and Xbox Live Hub. You also get an FM Radio (who knew!), all sorts of wireless connectivity technologies (NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi), and compatibility with most third-party email services.

But wait there's more!

What about the camera? This IS Steve's Digicams after all.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 features a dual camera setup. The main camera -- the only one you should use for still images and video -- is a 20MP BSI CMOS image sensor mated to a 26mm f/2.4 aperture lens with optical image stabilization, 2x digital zoom, dual LED flash, ISO 100-4000, and three different white balance modes. Did I mention Full HD 1080p video recording? Yup, it's got that too so you can match, pixel-for-pixel, with the aforementioned touchscreen display. If those specifications weren't enough to entice you, there are also five photography apps, ranging from panorama to a photo editor, to a visual presentation "storyteller" program.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Features
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 2.2GHz Quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB-32GB internal storage (plus up to 64GB via microSD)
  • 7GB Free Cloud Storage
  • 4G LTE, 3G, 2G
  • 6.0-inch Full HD Touch Display
    • 1920 x 1080
    • 368 ppi
  • Main Camera (Rear)
    • 20-megapixel BSI image sensor
    • 2x Digital Zoom
    • f/2.4
    • 26mm
    • Optical Image Stabilization
    • Pure View
    • Automatic Dual LED Flash
    • 10cm Min Focus Range
    • Full HD 1080p Video Recording @ 30fps
    • 3 White Balance Modes
    • ISO 100-4000
  • Photography Apps
    • Panorama
    • Bing Vision
    • Cinemagraph
    • Creative Studio
    • Nokia Storyteller
  • 1.2MP Secondary Camera (1280 x 960 pixels)
  • FM Radio
  • Calculator
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Reminders
  • Phonebook
  • To-do List
  • Family Room
  • Kid's Corner
  • OneNote
  • Social Networks
  • Wallet
  • Lync
  • Company Hub
  • Office
    • Excel
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • OneNote
  • Touch UI
  • XBox-Live Hub
  • DirectX 11
  • Email
    • Gmail
    • Nokia Mail
    • MS Exchange
    • Windows Live / Hotmail /
    • Yahoo!
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Micro USB

The Nokia Lumia 1520 works with the AT&T cellular network. It is available -- in black, red, yellow, or white -- directly from the Microsoft Store, via AT&T, or Amazon. Pricing starts from $99.99 to $199.99 depending on sales and contract specifications. Unlocked versions will cost $549.00-$584.99.

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.