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Nokia's Lumia 1520 is bigger than your average Windows Phone

Florence Ion | Nov. 19, 2013
Nokia certainly wants to find a way into your pants--er, pocket--but the release of the not-very-pocketable Nokia 1520 seems like a bit of a desperate attempt to join the rest of the crowd.

What would a Lumia be without Nokia's signature cameras? Well, it would just be a plain old Windows Phone.

The Lumia 1520 features a 20 megapixel rear-facing camera with image stabilization, 2X lossless zoom, oversampling, and a dual-LED flash, as well as 30-frames-per-second full HD video recording. We can't wait to pit it against its predecessor, the Lumia 1020, and some of the other camera phones. For now, we can offer up a test shot.

The device is just another chapter in Nokia's push to define itself as the premiere camera phone on the market. Part of the effort also includes new proprietary apps like Storyteller, which displays photos in an interactive map. Nokia also smartly consolidated all of the camera applications it introduced on the Lumia 1020 into one called the Nokia Pro Cam, though you'll still have to pick between that and the default camera app to snap a photo.

We'll have more on the Lumia 1520 in the coming days. But if you like what you see, the Lumia 1520 is available for pre-order at AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year contract or $27 per month with AT&T Next.


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