Unboxing the Nokia Lumia 1520

Unboxing the Nokia Lumia 1520

Summary: After bouncing my Lumia 800 phone once too often and badly cracking the screen, I decided it was time for a new phone. I decided to try the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.

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  • Inderneath the card there is another box containing the welcome booklet for the 1520. Underneath this are the charging cable and the headphones.

    Image: Eileen Brown

  • Everything is out of the box now. The Lumia 800 is there to show size comparison.

    Image: Eileen Brown

  • The back of the phone. It is white so I can find it in my handbag /purse. (Yellow or other colour options are not available in the UK). Most women ask for phones with colours other than black for this very reason according to the phone store. Device manufacturers take note...

    Image: Eileen Brown

Topics: Mobile OS, Mobility, After Hours

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  • Congratulations

    I tried the 1520, but it was just too big for my hands. I went with the 1020 in the end, very happy with it.
    wright_is
    • My wife loves her 1020

      It is a pretty amazing phone...
      jthompso1
    • 1520

      Nicely done. I got the 1520 and it is terrific. Going back to a small screen, never gonna happen. I didn't get earbuds with mine though, so I am a little bothered by that. The 32gb version is only available in black, unfortunately.
      Rick Roumimper
  • Unboxing the Nokia Lumia 1520

    Looks like a nice phone. My concern would be about carrying it around in my pocket and if its a little too big or not.
    Loverock.Davidson
    • Fits in my pockets fine

      The only issue is the glossiness of the phone causes it to be slippery and it has slipped out of my coat pocket a couple of times....
      jthompso1
  • I love my 1520!

    I upgraded from a Lumia 900 and immediately took to the large size. Now when I use my wife's 1020 for something, I can't believe how she could use such a tiny phone! : )
    jthompso1
    • Same here

      although I have a 1020 and she has a 620. she wanted a replacement to her iPhone 3GS and wanted a phone that wasn't any bigger...
      wright_is
  • Love the 1520, AT&T not so much

    I lost my Lumia 920 and replaced it with a 1520. Like another commenter said, I won't be going back to a smaller phone. My wife's 920 seems tiny to me now. For me, there's nothing to not like about the 1520. I highly recommend the TUDIA Ultra Slim Melody TPU Bumper Protective Case for the phone that you can get for a few dollars. It does a great job of protecting the phone and camera lens without bulking it up and it offers a surer grip.

    On the other hand, my 1520 came from AT&T in the U.S. You don't get earphones and, more importantly, AT&T had Nokia remove the Qi wireless charging coil that the rest of the world apparently gets. That means that I can't use the charging plate that came with my 920. The only way to get wireless charging on an AT&T 1520 is to buy an overpriced and bulky charging cover for the phone that uses AT&T's preferred wireless charging standard. Which also means buying a different charger since it's not Qi. Thanks a lot, AT&T. Things like that are why your customers hate you.
    Sir Name