October 22, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 : Two New 4G Phones Unveiled

Nokia Lumia 1320

The Nokia Lumia 1520 coming before the end of 2013.

Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 : Two New 4G Phones Unveiled

Nokia has announced two new Lumia smartphones today and they are the long awaited Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Nokia Lumia 1320. We all knew the Lumia 1520 was coming today, but the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1320 came out of the blue. Nokia managed to keep that under-wraps from everyone.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a high end smartphone whilst the Lumia 1320 is a more affordable smartphone with a lower specification which is reflected in the price. The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be in direct competition with the Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One among others.

Pricing and Availability

Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320 Coming in Q1 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be priced around £464 whilst the Nokia Lumia 1320 will cost around £210 but these are yet to be confirmed.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be the first to be available to buy in the last quarter of 2013 whilst the Lumia 1320 will come in the first quarter of 2014.

Specification Comparison of Nokia Lumia 1520 to Lumia 1320

Specification Comparison Nokia Lumia 1520 Nokia Lumia 1320
Operating system Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Dimensions 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79 mm
Weight 209 grams 220 grams
Screen size 6 inch full HD display 6 inch full HD display
Screen Resolution 1920×1080 pixels 1280×720 pixels
Pixels Per Inch 367 244.7
Processor 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 1.7GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
RAM 2GB 1GB
On-board Memory 32GB 8GB
Camera 20 megapixel Pureview (with optical-image-stabilisation) 5 megapixels and come with  Auto Focus, flash,
Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE Yes / Yes / Yes Yes / Yes / Yes
Battery capacity 3400 mAH (integrated) 3400 mAH (integrated)
Bluetooth / NFC Yes / Yes Yes / No
Colours Yellow, Red , Black & White
Orange, Yellow, Black, or White
Launch Date Q4 2013
Q1 2014
Price £470 (TBC) £210 (TBC)

Nokia Lumia 1520 or 1320?

Of course, now that the Lumia 1520 and 1320 have been announced the question some may be asking is which one should I choose ? Well the specification summary gives most of what you may need to make a decision.

We feel the driving factor is price and what features you need and don’t need. The Nokia Lumia 1520 costs a whole £470 compared to just £210 for the Lumia 1320. The difference in price reflects the specification variation between the two.

The extra £260 for the Nokia Lumia 1520 brings a much improved display with a PPI of 367, a quad-core processor over a dual core, extra RAM and ROM but maybe the most significant difference is the 20 megapixel Pureview camera that comes with the 1520.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 arrives before the 1320 so we foresee many people choosing the Lumia 1520 in the rush before Xmas but we also think the Lumia 1320 will add to impressive sales fiqures, which by then, will have been achieved by the Lumia 1520.

Nokia has released a Nokia Lumia 1520 “hands on” video which can be viewed below.