The Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s first foray into the ‘phablet’ market, and coming in with a massive 6inch screen it positions itself closer to the likes of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Mega, as opposed to the popular 5.7 inch Galaxy Note, which is widely revered as the poster boy for the sheer idea of a phablet.
The 1520’s size also makes it the biggest entry into the Windows Phone operating system, surpassing the previous ‘large screen’ entrant – the 4.7inch Lumia 625.
When we get past the mammoth size of the device and start looking under the hood we see another first for a Lumia device. This is down to the fact the 1520 proudly rocks a quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor backed with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of mass memory (expandable via microSD). Typically Windows Phone devices feature a spec sheet that will turn away the processor hungry public, as the OS itself is not as resource demanding as it’s Google counterpart, meaning devices that house what looks like a meagre 512MB of RAM can run smoothly and without lag.
With internals, and a pricepoint, that place the 1520 well into the category of high-end device there is a lot of pressure for the device to deliver a package that will pull punters away from Android based phablets and into the still developing Windows Phone environment.