First 1520 orders shipping Friday 6th
Nokia’s newest device, the Lumia 1520, is set to arrive with us at Clove tomorrow in black. The 6 inch monster handset is the first Windows Phone, Lumia or otherwise, to break the 5 inch screen barrier and enter phablet territory.
It’s not all about the big screen though, the Lumia 1520 has a lot going on under the hood that make it a great choice for the power user looking for a top quality productivity device. The high end 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor is running the show; with its built in Adreno 330 GPU, the 1520 can handle pretty much anything you care to throw at it from top quality, high definition video to impressive and detailed 3D games.
The Lumia 1520 also features a micro SD card tray so you can expand the base 32 GB storage by up to another 64 GB, another first for Lumia handsets. Nokia’s position at providing the best camera phone experience is also in no danger. The 1520 features a 20 megapixel shooter with ZEISS optics & image stabilisation, Nokia Pureview technology and 2x optical zoom.
This has been picked up before as it was mentioned in the user manual we recently posted, however it may have escaped your attention until now. The Lumia 1520 uses the new NANO SIM cards, which have previously only been seen in the most recent iPhones. This will make it easy to swap to a 1520 if you are currently using an iPhone 5(s/c), however everyone else will need to request a nano SIM from their network provider.
Unfortunately unlike the transition from standard SIM to micro SIM, nanos cannot be easily trimmed or cut from a larger card. It is possible, however the process is a lot more fiddly and involves cutting into the contact on your card, greatly increasing the chance of damaging it and rendering it unusable. For this reason you will probably need to request a nano SIM from your network provider in order to use phone functionality on the 1520.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 in black is available to buy SIM free from Clove now. White is available to order with stock expected in the next few weeks.
UK customers can also receive a £20 Windows Store voucher after they receive their handset by registering on Nokia’s website HERE