Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

May 19, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a new 6-inch Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 20-megapixel 1/2.5-type sensor and a 26mm equivalent Carl Zeiss lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.4 and optical image stabilization. The Nokia Lumia 1520 also features a 6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 368ppi and Touch AF, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, built-in dual LED flash, geotagging, 32GB internal storage plus MicroSD format support, wireless charging, and can capture Full 1080p HD videos at 30fps. It can also simultaneously take a high resolution 20 megapixel image and a smaller 5 megapixel picture that is easier to share on social networks. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is available now in yellow, white, red or black for around £600 / $750.

Ease of Use

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a very large yet not too heavy smartphone that just about fits into a trouser or jacket pocket, weighing 209g and measuring 162.8x85.4x8.7mm. It has a solidly built unibody design that feels like it should withstand the odd knock or two. The lens is a 26mm equivalent optic with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.4, above which is a thin lozenge-shaped dual-LED flash that's not particularly powerful, offering an operating range of 3m.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 offers both 32Gb of built-in memory and an external memory slot that accepts MicroSD cards. There's a small physical shutter release button on the side, which can be used to jump straight into the Lumia 1520's camera mode by holding it down for a couple of seconds, speeding up the picture-taking process, although the 2 second start-up time is a little slow. The shot-to-shot time is about the same at around 2 seconds , a big improvement Lumia 1020 that we previously tested which suffered from a 4-second lag.

The combination of the wide-angle lens, f/2.4 aperture, very effective built-in image stabilizer and maximum ISO speed of 4000 makes this smartphone better suited to hand-held low-light photography than most other comparable devices. The Lumia 1520 offers a built-in, lens-based image stabilisation system that Nokia claims offers a 3-stop advantage compared to smartphones with no anti-shake. In practice we could hand-hold the Lumia 1520 in fairly dark conditions and still get sharp results for both stills and video without resorting to using the rather ineffective built-in flash.

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Front Camera

You can digitally zoom the lens by 3x by swiping up and down on the screen - we'd recommend that you forget this feature, though, as zooming in does degrade the picture quality slightly, despite the claims that it's a lossless zoom, and its also only applied to the image at 5 megapixels, rather than the highest resolution of 20 megapixels. The lens has a minimum focus range of 10cm, just about good enough for modest macro shots.

There's no means of gripping the Nokia Lumia 1520 either at the front or rear, making it a little difficult to get to grips with, especially since its unibody design is very smooth. The lens is close to the center of the body's width, so you don't have to be too careful not to let your left forefinger stray into the frame.

By default the Nokia Lumia 1520 uses the Auto shooting mode. The other available modes are Close-up, Night, Night Portrait, Sports and Backlight. All of the modes provide the full range of camera options, allowing you to change settings which include the ISP speed (Auto, 100-3200), Exposure Value (+2EV to -2EV), White Balance (Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flourescent, Incandescent), Aspect Ratio (16:9, 4:3), and the Focus Assist Light (On, Off).

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Image Displayed Playback Menu

In addition, the Nokia Lumia 1520 offers the Nokia Pro Camera app for more experienced photographers. Although it doesn't offer any more settings options than the regular Camera app, it does at least provide a useful horizontal row of icons across the top of the screen which provides easy access to flash, white balance, focus, ISO (up to ISO 4000), shutter speed and exposure compensation. Although we're puzzled by the inability to set the aperture, being able to choose the shutter speed, only available in the Nokia Pro Camera app, does at least allow for more creativity.

Other apps of note inclue the Nokia Smart Cam, which takes a sequence of photos and allows you to combine them into one image, choose the best one from the sequence, remove unwanted objects, make a strobe effect to emphasize motion and even choose the best faces for great group shots. The Panorama app automatically stitches up to 5 images into a wide-angle shot, with an on-screen guide helping the composition of the panorama.

You can take a photo on the Nokia Lumia 1520 either by half-pressing the conventional shutter button to focus then full-pressing it to fire the shutter, or by simply tapping on the LCD screen, which quickly focuses and takes the photo with a single tap. The 20 megapixel JPEG images are quickly committed to memory in a single second, the screen momentarily blanking out and then displaying the captured image before the user can go on to take a second shot. Note that you can't take a burst of images on the Lumia 1520, just a single-shot.

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Photo Settings Menu Video Settings Menu

The Nokia Lumia 1520 can shoot High Definition video clips at full 1080p or 720p HD at 30fps in the MP4 format, complete with with stereo sound with the ability to change the white balance (Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight) and continuous focus mode. You can also zoom in by 6x if you wish. Note that you can't take a still image during video recording.

The small icon in the top-left corner is for playing back your images. You can browse through your photos by flicking them from side-to-side, view them as thumbnails in the Camera Roll, by date or in albums, share, delete and favourite images, and rotate, crop, change the aspect ration and optimise each image.

From a photography point of view, the Nokia Lumia 1520 offers a rather restricted array of camera options by compact camera standards, but it is a responsive device with a massive touch-screen interface. Now let's take a closer look at its image quality...

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 20 megapixel JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 7Mb.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 produced images of very good quality during the review period. This camera handled noise well, not becoming too obvious until ISO 1600, where the colour saturation and fine detail are affected, a great performance for a tiny image sensor with such a high pixel count.

Chromatic aberrations were very well-controlled, with some limited purple fringing effects appearing in high contrast situations. The images were sharp enough out of the camera and don't really require any further sharpening.

Macro performance is quite good at 10cms, while the built-in flash is fine for fill-in use. The optical image stabilization system works well when hand-holding the camera at slower shutter speeds. The camera can capture enough light for quite a lot of after-dark situations.


There are 7 ISO settings available on the Nokia Lumia 1520. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 4000 (100% Crop)


Focal Length

The Nokia Lumia 1520's lens offers a wide-angle focal length of 26mm in 35mm camera terms, as illustrated by this example:




Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are already quite processed and don't really benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Chromatic Aberrations

The Nokia Lumia 1520 handled chromatic aberrations very well during the review, with just a little purple fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

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The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card), with a minimum focusing distance of 1ocms. The second image is a 100% crop.


Macro (100% Crop)

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The flash settings on the Nokia Lumia 1520 are Auto, Fill Flash, Red-eye Reduction and Off. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Flash Off

Fill Flash

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The Nokia Lumia 1520's maximum shutter speed is 4 seconds, which is very long for a smartphone. This shot was taken at 0.3 seconds at ISO 2500.


Night (100% Crop)

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Nokia Lumia 1520 camera, which were all taken using the 20 megapixel JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 20 second movie is 46.1Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Nokia Lumia 1520

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Front of the Nokia Lumia 1520 / Turned On

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Front of the Nokia Lumia 1520 / Main Menu

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Camera Turned On

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Photo Settings Menu

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Photo Settings Menu

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Image Displayed

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Playback Settings Menu

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Video Settings Menu

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Lenses Menu


The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes across like a super-sized Lumia 1020, but it's too large for comfortable everyday use and also suffers in comparison to the 1020 from having several important downgraded features.

Chief amongst them are a slightly slower f/2.4 lens, a physically smaller sensor, a simpler and less powerful dual-LED flash, and half the number of megapixels. There are still some surprising omissions too, most notably any burst shooting or metering options, HDR mode or special effects, and sadly no aperture-priority or fully manual shooting modes, although the Lumia 1520 does at least offer a shutter-priority option. The ability to almost losslessly zoom in when shooting both stills and video is welcome, although it only applies to a 5 megapixel still if you choose to zoom in.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is still one of the better smartphones for taking photos that we've reviewed, especially if you take a lot of pictures in low-light conditions. The combination of the effective built-in image stabilisation system and fast lens delivers excellent image quality in good light or bad. Despite its flagship status, though, the Nokia Lumia 102 offers a rather simplified photographic experience by compact camera standards, even if you predominantly use the Nokia Pro Camera app (which you should).

In summary the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a capable photo-taking device that delivers very good image quality, but suffers from being physically too big, too fragmented in the design of its graphical user interface, and from the omission/downgrading of some important features.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 3.5

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Nokia Lumia 1520.

Google Nexus 5

The new Google Nexus 5 is one of the cheapest flagship smartphones on the market, but also one of the most powerful and full-featured too, running the latest KitKat version of Android. But what kind of experience does it offer photographers? Read our Google Nexus 5 review to find out...

HTC One (M8)

The HTC One (M8) is a new flagship smartphone with not one, but two cameras, using the second one as a depth sensor that allows you to change the point of focus after taking a photo and achieve DSLR-like shallow depth-of field effects. Does this make the HTC One (M8) the best smartphone for avid photographers? Read our HTC One (M8) review to find out..

Nokia Lumia 1020

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a new 41-megapixel smartphone - yes, you read that right, 41 megapixels. The Lumia 1020 also offers built-in optical image stabilisation, a 3x loss-less zoom for stills and 6x for movies, a 26mm fixed lens with fast f/2.2 aperture, and 1080p video at 30fps with stereo sound. Read our Nokia Lumia 1020 review to find out if it can replace a compact camera.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most popular flagship smartphones of 2013, but can it replace your compact camera? Read our Samsung Galaxy S4 review to find out...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Is it a camera? Is it a phone? No, the Galaxy S4 Zoom is Samsung's attempt to bring both together in one device - but have they succeeded? Read our Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review to find out...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Nokia Lumia 1520 from around the web. »

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  • At a glance
      • 85.4mm
      • 162.8mm
      • 8.7mm
      • Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView
      • Display size: 6''
      • Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
      • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800
      • Maximum talk time (3G): 25.1h
      • Battery capacity: 3400mAh
      • Wireless charging: Built-in (Qi standard)
      • red
      • white
      • black
  • Design1
    • Dimensions
      • Height: 162.8 mm
      • Width: 85.4 mm
      • Thickness2: 8.7 mm
      • Weight: 209 g
    • Display and User Interface
      • Display size: 6 ''
      • Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 
      • Display features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Nokia Glance screen, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle
      • Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) 
      • Aspect ratio: 16:9 
      • Pixel density: 368 ppi
      • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD 
      • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch 
      • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
    • Keys and Input Methods
      • User Input: Touch 
      • Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
    • Form factor
      • Form factor: Monoblock touch 
  • Hardware
    • Connectivity
      • SIM card type: Nano SIM 
      • Charging connectors: Micro-USB 
      • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector 
      • System connectors: Micro-USB-B 
      • USB: USB 2.0 
      • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 
      • Bluetooth profiles: Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, General Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1
      • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 
      • WLAN Security: WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal
      • NFC: Pairing, Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Tagging
      • Other wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi Channel bonding 
    • Data Network
      • LTE network bands3: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
      • LTE max data speed DL: 150 Mbps 
      • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps 
      • WCDMA network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
      • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 42.2 Mbps 
      • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 
      • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
      • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps 
      • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
    • Power Management4
      • Battery: BV-4BW 
      • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
      • Battery voltage: 3.8 V
      • Removable battery: No 
      • Maximum standby time: 32 days
      • Maximum talk time (2G): 27.4 h
      • Maximum talk time (3G): 25.1 h
      • Maximum music playback time: 124 h
      • Maximum video playback time: 10.8 h
      • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 13.6 h
      • Wireless charging: Built-in (Qi standard) 
    • Processor
      • Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 
      • Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz 
    • Memory
      • User data storage: In device, Memory card
      • RAM: 2 GB 
      • Mass memory: 32 GB 
      • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD 
      • Maximum memory card size: 64 GB 
      • Free cloud storage: 7 GB
  • Software and applications
    • Productivity features
      • Features (Personal information Management): Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Alarm clock, Reminders, Phonebook, To-do list, Family Room, Kid's Corner, OneNote, Social networks in Phonebook, Wallet
      • Business apps: Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
      • Document formats supported: PDF, Word, Excel, OneNote, Powerpoint
      • Syncronization: Exchange ActiveSync, Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac, Windows companion app
      • Sync content: Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
    • Other Applications
      • Game features: Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub, DirectX 11
    • Software platform & User Interface
      • Operating System: Windows Phone OS 
      • Software release: Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black 
      • Software updates: Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) 
  • Communications
    • Email and Messaging5
      • Email clients: Gmail, Nokia Mail, MS Exchange Active Sync, Outlook / Exchange, Windows Live / Hotmail /, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook / Office 365 / Exchange
      • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
      • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Email attachments, Multiple email accounts, Always up to date, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes
      • Instant messaging: WhatsApp, Skype IM, Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Hangouts, Twitter, Yahoo! Messenger
      • Messaging features: Instant messaging, Multiple SMS deletion, List of recently used numbers, Audio messaging, Text messaging, Unified MMS/SMS editor, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader
    • Call management
      • Features (Call Management): Voice Commands, Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, Conference call, Integrated hands-free speakers, Voice dial, Voice mail, Skype voice call
      • Video call features: Skype video call 
      • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook 
      • Contacts: Unlimited 
      • Ringtones: Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones
      • Noise cancellation: Multimicrophone uplink noise cancellation 
      • Speech codecs: GSM FR, GSM HR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, GSM EFR
  • Device security
    • Security
      • Enterprise security features: Hardware accelerated device encryption, Remote security policy enforcement
      • General Security features: Firmware update, Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot
      • Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
  • Sharing and Internet
    • Browsing and Internet
      • Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 10 
      • Social apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
      • Photo sharing: Facebook, Send as email attachment, Share over Bluetooth, Flickr, Picasa, Tap and share images or videos with NFC, Nokia Beamer, Share on TV with Nokia Play To DLNA app
      • Video sharing: Video sharing to social network and internet, Facebook, Flickr, Joyn video call sharing, Picasa, Share on TV with Nokia Play To DLNA app, Video sharing with NFC, YouTube
      • Location sharing: WP location sharing, Foursquare
      • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices 
    • Sharing and Internet apps
      • Nokia Beamer: Nokia Beamer lets you share your screen with family, colleagues and friends by simply pointing your Nokia Lumia at any screen displaying the web address Or share your live Lumia screen by sending a link by email, sms or social networks. 
  • Navigation
    • GPS and navigation6
      • Navigation features and services: HERE Drive+, HERE Maps
      • Navigation features: Public transportation routing guidance, Free maps, Offline maps, Augmented reality with LiveSight, Automatic day/night view switching, Download the latest maps with Wi-Fi, Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Free turn-by-turn walk navigation, Speed limit warnings
      • Location technologies: Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, A-GPS, A-GLONASS, Magnetometer
    • Location and navigation apps
      • HERE Maps: Discover the best places in any neighbourhood with HERE Maps. New LiveSight technology reveals interesting places in your display. Explore malls, stations and more with venue maps. Access your favourite places on any HERE app and on 
      • HERE Drive+: Navigate safely with global free turn-by-turn navigation and true offline support. HERE Drive+ features audible speed limit warnings, dedicated dashboard and commute assistance. Save and access favourite places on any HERE app and on 
      • HERE Transit: Get around by bus, train and subway all in one easy-to-use app. Compare route options, arrival and departure times and walking distances in over 700 cities and 50 countries. Over-the-air updates ensure you always have the latest routes and schedules. 
  • Photography
    • Main camera
      • Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView 
      • Camera Focus Type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key 
      • ZEISS optics: Yes 
      • Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch 
      • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
      • Camera focal length: 26 mm
      • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
      • Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif 
      • Camera Flash Type: Dual LED flash 
      • Flash operating range: 3.0 m
      • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
    • Main camera features
      • Main camera - other features: 6-lens optics, Backside-illuminated image sensor, High resolution zoom 2x, Optical image stabilization, PureView
      • Digital camera add-ons: Bing vision, Cinemagraph lens, Creative Studio, Nokia Camera, PhotoBeamer
    • Photography apps
      • Nokia Camera7: Nokia Camera brings together the features from Nokia Pro Cam and Nokia Smart Cam modes into one application. It gives you the whole exclusive Nokia camera experience with fast access to editing and sharing. 
      • Creative Studio: Get more out of your pictures with this quick and easy photo editor. Creative Studio’s editing tools let you quickly adjust color balance, remove red eye and apply filters. Then, share your pictures directly on Facebook and Twitter. 
      • Cinemagraph: A magical blend of photo and movie-like animation, creating pictures that seem almost alive. Helpful on-screen assistance lets you select the animated area of your picture and easily create and edit a cinemagraph. You can share your cinemagraph with friends via social media, email and messaging. 
      • Panorama: Get the bigger picture with Nokia’s easy-to-use Panorama app. Simply take your pictures and the app automatically stitches them into a picture-perfect view. Once you’re done, share your panorama directly to Twitter and Facebook. 
      • Nokia Storyteller: Nokia Storyteller organizes your photos into stories on an interactive HERE map by time and place. Cinemagraphs and smart photos play automatically. See points of interest around the photos taken and pull up contact info, call or email directly from Storyteller, enabling you to authentically re-experience your entire journey when the time comes. 
    • Image capturing
      • Capture modes: Video, Still
      • Scene modes: Automatic, Sports, Night
      • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
      • Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 4000
      • Photos viewed by: Month, Photo editor, Album, Timeline, Camera Roll, Favorites, Nokia Storyteller, Photos from social networks
    • Secondary camera
      • Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
      • Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
      • Secondary camera - other features: Video recording, HD 1.2 MP wide angle, Still image capture, Video call
  • Music and Audio
    • Music
      • Music apps: Nokia MixRadio, Xbox Music
      • DRM support: PlayReady 
      • Audio features: Audio Streaming, Music Player, Media Player, Album graphics display in Music player, Cloud music offline playback, Cloud music playback, Dolby® Headphone, Graphical equalizer, Podcasts
    • Music apps
      • Nokia MixRadio: Imagine a radio station where every track is chosen just for you, from music you love and music you’ll want to discover. Meet Nokia MixRadio – we bring you free streamed mixes of music created to your personal taste that you just click and play. No subscription and no advertising, just great music everyday. 
    • Music format
      • Codecs: MP3, AAC LC, AMR-NB, WMA 9, GSM FR, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2, WMA 10 Pro
      • Audio playback file formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, AMR, 3GP, ASF
    • Radio
      • Radio features: Internet Radio, FM radio
    • Voice and audio recording
      • Recording: Voice recording in MMS, Voice recording in OneNote
      • Audio recording file formats: AMR 
      • Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
      • Audio recording features: Nokia Rich Recording with four microphones 
  • Video
    • Main video camera
      • Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080) 
      • Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
      • Camera video zoom: 3 x
      • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
      • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video
      • Video playback file formats: 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MOV
      • Video recording formats: MP4/H.264 
      • Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight
    • Main video camera features
      • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download, Nokia Video Upload app
      • Video recording features: Video zoom, Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Nokia Rich Recording with four microphones, Nokia Video Trimmer app, Stereo Audio Recording, Video light
    • Secondary video camera
      • Secondary video camera resolution: 720p (HD, 1280 x 720) 
      • Secondary camera video recording formats: MP4/H.264 
  • Environment
    • Environmental features
      • Materials8: Free of PVC, Contains recycled metals, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List, Contains recycled plastics
      • Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature, Energy efficient charger
      • Eco content and services: Available at Store, HERE Drive: route optimization, HERE Maps: pedestrian navigation
      • Product is recyclable (up to): 100% recoverable as materials and energy 
      • User guide: Small printed guide, full on, In-device user guide
      • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Containing up to 80% recycled materials, Virgin wood fibres up to 100% certified
  • Accessibility
    • Accessibility features
      • Hearing: Vibrating alerts, BT neckloop compatible, TTY support, Video call
      • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Voice recognition, Font magnification, Voice Commands, Customizable home screen, High contrast mode, Screen reader compatible
      • Physical skills: Voice Commands, Customizable home screen, Audio messages, Speakerphone, Voice recognition
  • What’s in the box
    • Box
      • Sales Package: Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
  • 1The availability of particular products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details. The specifications are subject to change without notice.

    2Volume thickness.

    3Please check the availability of LTE networks with your network operator.

    4Talk and standby times are estimates only. Actual times are affected by, for example, network conditions, device settings, features being used, battery condition, and temperature.

    5Some services may be available only via downloading or dependent on the market. Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or email features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ring tones can not be forwarded.

    6Downloading of maps over-the-air may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice.

    7Nokia Camera comes as an update to Nokia Pro Camera. Available now from Store.

    8Contains recycled plastics in black color variant.

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