Nokia 1520 Review: Overcompensation Phone You Are a Burden In My Hand
Is device with a 6-inch display even a smartphone anymore? The Lumia 1520 is so comically large that doing ordinary smartphone things with it feels like you're making a joke. At its best, the phone is a funny party trick. At its worst, you're making fool of yourself.
What Is It?
Why Does It Matter?
As phones have crept their way bigger and bigger, it's become clear that some people like their phones REALLY big. Here is a Windows Phone those people will enjoy.
The Lumia 1520 is large. Noticeably so, even by the standards of big boys like the 5.7-inch
I'm not used to writing about whether or not
So let's begin with the first use case, the one where you're delighted by the giant Full HD display. The homescreen that's peppered with a never-ending wall of Live Tiles glows like a warm fire. It's large enough that you can comfortably watch TV shows. I took a
And then...you pick the phone up and attempt to use it outside the comfort of your office, where the best part is handing it to your
When you're in the world not using this phone as a party trick, it's a drag. I'm always amazed at
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is at best a novelty phone. And if it's not supposed to be a smartphone, then why does it even exist?
Video and games look beautiful on the screen. Really, everything does. The battery life is solid, considering the size of this monster. I never managed to kill this phone.
So large as to be useless to anyone who needs a degree of flexibility and mobility in their lives. Sure, once I'm comfortably situated at my desk or in bed or an airport lounge, that screen
Should You Buy It?
No-Not if you're a normal person, at least. There will be the phablet phanatics out there who will make all of the stock arguments for why modern life doesn't even begin until you're holding at least 5.5 inches of smartphone in your hand. These people should go with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which has a smaller footprint, a slimmer profile, and actually affords you some conveniences for your trouble.