Nokia Lumia 1520 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Nokia Lumia 1520 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 2013 smartphone. It measures 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm and weighs 209 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 6" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 and 367 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 1.2 MP. The main camera is Single with 20 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU with 16 GB (RM-940 only)/32 GB, 2 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3400 mAh.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Nokia Lumia 1520

Release date

2013, October


162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm (6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 in)


209 g (7.37 oz)


Yellow, white, black, red, green (AT&T)


3400 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 768 h (2G) / Up to 768 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 27 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 124 h

Approximate price350 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

6" inc

Screen area

99.2 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 1920 px

PPI /points per inch/

367 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Other - ClearBlack display

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

20 MP, Single

Camera specs

-20 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.5'', 1.12µm, OIS, AF


Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps (after WP8 Denim update), 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec.
Front camera, selfie

1.2 MP, Single


1.2 MP, f/2.4

Video 720p@30fps


Operating system OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradable to Windows 10


- Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 (28 nm)

Processor CPU

- Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 330

External memory

microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

16 GB (RM-940 only)/32 GB, 2 GB RAM

Antutu 7 score 25197 (Rank 1349 of 2128)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Edge Up to 236.8 kbps
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE/ aptX after WP8 Denim update
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.64 W/kg (head)     0.20 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- Dolby Headphone
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, sensor core
- Qi wireless charging
- RM-937 global version RM-938 US version RM-939 WCDMA HSPA+ version RM-940 AT&T version
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Nokia. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Nokia may not be reflected.

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Nokia Lumia 1520 was around 350 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2013, October.
The weight of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is 209 g.
The screen size of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is 6" inches.
The size of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm (HxWxD).

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