All three Android smartphones have their fair share of supporters, so it’s logical for Nokia to offer a similar device for Windows Phone 8. The specs certainly sound appealing, but is the Lumia 1520 enough to convert some of the Android and iOS faithful?
At arm’s length it doesn’t look like a premium device, but thankfully the materials and construction tell a different story.
Nokia is fearless in its quest for bright, confident designs and that’s always aligned well with the bright, stark look of Windows Phone 8. The screen is crisp and clear, giving live tiles, apps and media alike a degree of clarity and definition that just hasn’t been possible on the platform before.
For watching movies or listening to music on the move, a decent set of headphones are essential. Out of the box, the handset offers the Nokia Camera app – a combination of Nokia Pro Cam and Smart Camera – and the default Windows Phone 8 camera app. As with the Lumia 1020, you can also zoom-in and reframe your shots inside the Nokia Camera app. The Lumia 1520 comes with Windows Phone 8 Update 3, better known as General Distribution Release 3. While Microsoft’s default apps are still serviceable, it’s Nokia’s offerings that really showcase what the Windows Phone 8 platform is capable of. Nokia Creative Studio also offers some neat photo editing options, including tilt shift, collage and color pop, as well as various sliders for adjusting the brightness, clarity and vibrance.
With a 3,400 mAh battery, you would expect the Lumia 1520 to last the better part of the day. Nokia does a tremendous job of propping up the platform, but the truth remains that this is a third-place OS desperate for new apps. With the announcement of the Xperia Z handset, I think we’re finally seeing a grown up Sony.
A number of MIR readers absolutely swear by the previous generation of Xperia devices, with one reader I know recently describing Sony as delivering the best Android experience bar none. However this photo does serve to highlight the handset’s rather advanced water (and dust) resistance.
January 7th 2013, Las Vegas, USA – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces its new flagship Android smartphone, Xperia Z. Xperia Z’s razor sharp Reality Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, brings Sony’s long-standing TV expertise to the smartphone and delivers an immersive viewing experience with super brightness and clarity. Xperia Z also includes Battery STAMINA Mode that can improve the standby time by four times or more* by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.
Sony media applications offer a consistent entertainment experience across a range of Sony devices. One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and videos from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and now TVs. Two additions to Sony’s range of NFC-enabled headsets were also introduced today, the Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset SBH20 and the Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M. Precision engineered with premium materials, Xperia Z introduces a unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides.
In selected markets, a design variant of Xperia Z – Xperia ZL – will also be released in Q1 2013. After the phonic fun that was the 3GSM Congress in Barcelona this week, herea€™s a quick look at a rather appealing concept handset from the Japanese-Swedish axis that is Sony Ericsson that might one day become a reality.
The unnamed slider phone, as revealed by the wireless geeks at uber phones, looks like ita€™s made of polished glass and would need to come with an anti-fingerprint duster if ever released.
Pulchritude aside, the putative specs include an FM radio, a 3.2-megapixel camera and 2GB of onboard flash memory.
Alternatively, if you prefer to keep a little more grounded, feel free to check out the real-world phones over at the Sony Ericsson photo library. Spammers beware: Any links in comments to commercial websites will be treated as paid advertising and will be charged at rate of $10 per link per day. July 9, 2013 By Jennifer Wagner 7 Comments If you enjoyed, please shareMy two-year contract with Verizon for my iPhone 4 was finally up a few weeks ago.
We have bought many mobile phones before in my family and we never realized before that we could do it so easily at Best Buy or that they even had Mobile Specialty Store. The staff is highly trained, yet non-commissioned, so they can help determine the right phone for you, as well as compare plans across the carriers.
Yes Ed, both Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile Specialty stores handle the phone activation with your carrier so you are completely good to go.
The best budget Android phone today could’ve been a flagship device only two years ago. The Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR M is now free with contract on Verizon, and it’s the best and cheapest Android phone you can find. The AT&T HTC One VX is not free on contract, but the design, display and build quality are well worth the extra $50. No-one else is supporting the mobile operating system in any meaningful way, which in turn is forcing the Finnish smartphone manufacturer to create a diverse range of handsets all on its own. The Lumia 1520 is a premium handset, with a sleeker design and the most impressive specs seen on a Windows Phone 8 device to date.


The bright exterior can be seen from a mile away and the soft, rounded edges give it an inviting, playful look.
The polycarbonate design is beautiful to behold and the plastic back is smooth, yet grippy in the hand. The added heft gives it a rugged flavor, but it’s also light enough to never feel overbearing. By default, I usually set all of my devices to the highest setting, unless I’m using them early in the morning or late at night.
Nokia devices have always performed well in this regard, but on a 6-inch display the Finnish smartphone maker’s prowess is even more noticeable. It’s surprisingly loud: While streaming some tracks on Nokia Music, I rarely needed to go above 20 (out of 30) in order to fill the room. Taking a call with the loudspeaker is fine, but for streaming and media playback the Lumia 1520 falls short. The Lumia 1520 wants to dethrone the competition with a 20-megapixel PureView sensor which, while lower than the Lumia 1020, is still far beyond most devices in its class.
Their co-existence will be confusing to newcomers, especially given that the interface for both is pretty similar on the surface.
It’s still a half-pace behind the Lumia 1020, but even so the final images outstrip anything I’ve seen to date from an Android handset.
All of the settings are accessible and easy to navigate using the semicircle of options that appear on the right-hand side of the screen. Altering any in-app settings is ridiculously quick, but it takes a few moments to boot up when you hit the app icon or shutter button.
It’s less useful and impressive on the Lumia 1520, given that the original files are recorded and stored at a lower resolution. England can be a terrible place for photographers (for at least nine months of the year it’s a pretty grey, miserable place) but the Lumia 1520 coped surprisingly well. At full crop most images looked fine, but as soon as I looked a little closer it was clear that many of my images just weren’t as sharp as I had hoped. It adds a third column of Live Tiles to the Start Screen and supports up to six small icons along the width of the display.
The situation is beginning to improve: Vine recently debuted on the Windows Phone store, while Instagram, Flipboard and Path are all currently in development.
Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor offers incredible performance across all aspects of the device. Scrolling and swiping through the Windows Phone 8 UI has never felt better either; outside of the photography department, consider this the new standard-bearer for Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The number of hours I managed to squeeze on each charge did vary depending on my usage, but it was always acceptable and within my expectations for a device with this sort of display and high-end specs. As always, it’s worth stowing your charger in case of emergencies. It’s blisteringly fast, the display is fantastic and the camera – while not up to the standards of the Lumia 1020 – still destroys almost everything aside from the iPhone. The 6-inch display is huge and for most consumers, I think it’s a step too far for what should be a mobile, pocketable device. The features offered on each device are wildly different, but I started thinking of them the same way as I organized my backpack or satchel each day. With a 5” Full HD 1080p Reality Display, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor, 13 megapixel fast-capture camera and 4G LTE, Xperia Z has all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone.
The smartphone shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world’s first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones.
Pre-loaded on Xperia Z, the “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies apps, enable discovery of on-line and off-line content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content. With the new BRAVIA TV, also announced today, simply touch Xperia Z to the remote control of the TV to instantly enjoy your photos and videos on the big screen.
Despite its slim 7.9mm body, Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back, as well as the highest levels of dust and water resistance*** (IP55 and IP57) found in a premium smartphone.
Xperia ZL delivers the same immersive entertainment experiences as Xperia Z but in a smaller form factor.
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The mobile world's finest conversation featuring Ben Smith from Wireless Worker, Rafe Blandford from All About Windows Phone and Ewan MacLeod from Mobile Industry Review. I could finally get the much newer, lighter and faster iPhone 5 I’d been waiting for. Go to the Best Buy Mobile Trade In Your Old Phone web page, put in your zip code and search for the closest mobile specialty store. When you trade in your old phone, you can get up to $200 back at Best Buy Mobile specialty stores. Both the employees I dealt with when purchasing my phone and then when trading in my old phones were very friendly and helpful. It is activated with contacts and data transferred over and you can begin enjoying it immediately. While there you can check to see if you are ready for a new phone, check for deals on new phones and find out more about Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores and why and how you should trade in your old phone.


While I had already purchased my phone at Best Buy and was already planning on trading in my old phone there, I am receiving an extra gift certificate for writing about it. Totally worth it and an awesome way to recycle them rather than throw them in the junk drawer!
Now, if only I knew about this a couple of months ago I would have traded in my old, beat up iPhone! Smartphones have improved a lot lately, and many people can be very happy with a budget Android phone on contact. If you want to buy an unlocked phone, you may want to look at these cheap Chinese Android phones. It’s one of the reasons why Microsoft is so keen to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business.
The 6-inch display is enormous, but it follows the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and HTC One Max. No other smartphone manufacturer, aside perhaps from Apple, has created a design language for its hardware that is so consistent, fresh and instantly recognizeable. Admittedly, Lumia smartphones have always been eye-catching and in the past, I’ve taken great pride in carrying such stylish, creative and outlandish phones in my pocket. At this scale though, the Lumia 1520 is a little too loud. Unlike many Android smartphones, the Lumia 1520 doesn’t pick up any smudges or greasy fingerprints either.
The device would’ve benefited from being a little lighter, but given you’ll never be carrying this in your pocket anyway, it’s a minor issue. The display is clocked at 367 ppi, but this is an incredible device for reading emails, browsing the web, editing photos – just about anything on Windows Phone 8, really. Audio is shallow and tinny, creating an echo effect reminiscent of a church or other high-roofed building.
Comparing it to the iPhone is a much closer contest – the iPhone probably takes it by a small margin – but make no mistake, this is a competent shooter.
The icons could be a little clearer – some of the white balance and focusing options are pretty ambiguous, but after a few minutes of trial and error you’ll quickly work out what they all mean. Brightness and contrast were both solid, and it handles macro shots and shallow depth of field pretty effortlessly.
For sharing on Twitter, Facebook and the like that’s fine, but pro and hobbyist photographers should take heed. The result is an active and dynamic Start Screen which is more customizable and informative than its Android and iOS counterparts. Nokia and Microsoft are clearly trying to compensate for the poor selection of third-party Windows Phone 8 apps, but it would be wise to cut down on some of the bloatware. Nevertheless, the range and quality of apps is still far beyond Android and iOS: Nokia is making a valiant effort to plug the gaping holes in Microsoft’s digital marketplace, but it just isn’t enough. Windows Phone 8 smartphones have never needed the most powerful chipsets to deliver a world-class experience, but the Lumia 1520 is clearly benefiting from the extra muscle. It’s a well-worn argument, but until Windows Phone 8 can catch up, it’s difficult to recommend the Lumia 1520 over its Android rivals.
For a long time it’s been rather frustrating watching the old style Sony Ericsson almost get there.
On top of this, it brings the best of Sony’s unique technology, content, design and connectivity to deliver rich user experiences. HDR technology gives clear images against strong backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos whatever the conditions. The “WALKMAN” application provides access to all your downloaded music, a library of 18 million songs to explore from Music Unlimited and Facebook social integration.
Since our local Verizon store was out of the iPhone 5, we went to a Best Buy Mobile Specialty store to purchase my phone. If you want the employee at Best Buy to transfer your contacts and data for you (for free), you can wait and wipe your old phone when you get home and trade in your old phone at a later date.
At times, I would find myself just running my index finger down the back of the device, hunting for a blemish that irked me in some way.
Instead, I was more than happy to use the automated brightness adjustments and just let Nokia’s own software and algorithms take control. We all know what they can do on televisions and we are all (I hope) comfortable that they can bring that level of quality to these smaller devices. That was when I learned that I could make money by trading in my old phone, and that you can even wait to trade in your old phone.
For my iPhone 4 in perfect condition, I would have received $100 but I forgot my charger, so I got $95.
It hadn’t even occurred to me that this is probably what many thieves do with stolen phones.
It’s not a bad-looking phone, but the larger form factor gives it a comical, almost garish appearance.



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