Nokia Lumia 1320 review – the 6 inch windows Phablet

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a windows phone with single SIM slot powered by a dual core 1.7GHz processor. The key highlight is the 6 inch LCD screen with 1280x720p resolution. If you love the Window Phone OS and looking for a bigger screen the 1320 is the one.

Lumia 1320 box pack
The box contains the handset, quick start guide, data cable, earphone and travel charger. The SAR values are 0.46 W/kg head and 0.74 W/kg body.

Design, Display and OS
The Lumia 1320 follows the same design pattern as seen on the Nokia Lumia 620 and Lumia 625 – the edges are curved. This is a big windows phone with a screen size of 6 inches. The rear side is with  matte finish and comfortable to hold. Build quality and finishing is superb – its brand Nokia no doubt.

Handset weight with battery is 220 grams, thickness is 9.34mm, breadth is 85.91mm and length is 164.2mm. The battery comes built it (non-removable) but you can remove the back cover. There is single Micro SIM slot and an overlapping micro SD card slot.

Nokia Lumia 1320 box pack

Volume rockers power / lock button and another button a dedicated camera button is placed on the right side. The 3.5mm audio jack is placed on the top and micro USB port at the bottom. There are magnetic, accelerometer, light and proximity sensors.

Lumia 1320 review

The touchscreen display is 6 inches with 1280×720 pixels resolution (16M colors). Viewing angles; touch response and color reproduction is very good. The IPS LCD Screen is with ClearBlack Technology with super sensitive touch and comes with corning gorilla glass 3 protection.

The 1320 sails on Windows Phone 8 OS.

Nokia Lumia 1320 review and unboxing

Memory and Storage
The Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with 1GB onboard RAM, 8GB storage and external card support of up to 64GB. You also get access to 7GB free cloud storage. Of the 8GB storage 4.2GB is the free space available for users.

Performance
This single SIM handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. GPU is Adreno 305. The performance is pretty cool, lag free and you can even watch FHD videos – it looks great on the 6 inch screen.

Lumia 1320 top view

Camera
The rear camera is 5MP resolution with LED flash and there is a front camera too of VGA resolution. The still images are very good; you can check the sample images at the end of this review. The 5MP camera can record videos in 1080p resolution and the front camera can record in VGA resolution. Front camera still picture quality is below average. The FHD video recording is very good. You can shoot images when the video recording mode is on.

5MP rear camera on Nokia Lumia 1320

Gaming and Entertainment
The hardware is powerful and it can play many high end games. I tried the pre-installed game called Rail Rush that is similar to the Temple Run game. You can check the game play in the video review. The game play was very smooth.

Others
No issues with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The speaker / in-call sound is very loud and clear. GPS with GLONASS gives an almost instant lock – even works indoors.

3400 mAh Battery
The battery of 3400 mAh capacity is built-in. You can remove the back cover and access the SIM / Micro SD slots but you will not be able to see the battery as it’s completely sealed. On a full charge you can expect talk-time of up to 21 hours on 3G and 25 hours on 2G networks.

Lumia 1320 with non-removable 3400 mAh battery

Verdict
If you love the windows phone OS and don’t have any issue with the size, the Nokia Lumia 1320 could be the perfect companion. It is loaded with powerful hardware capable of playing many high end games. The screen is big (6 inches) and the camera quality is very good plus you can watch and record full HD videos. It is an excellent device for reading, watching movies and browsing.

Image Gallery

Sample Images

Nokia Lumia 1320 handset and gaming review

FHD video (1080p) shot using the Lumia 1320 handset


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  1. Ani says

    Hello Gogi, Can you please tell me about the problems of this device like heating, hanging, restarting, lagging etc. ? Cause, I’m going to buy this device.

  2. ABHISHEK says

    Hello mr. Gogi !

    It is safe to buy(regarding qualiy,warranty) nokia lumia 1320 from sites like flipkart ,amazon,etc. Or should we buy from nokia store.

    Pls. Reply

  3. k.kiogen says

    Dear Gogi,

    I bought lumia 1320 two days ago and I am facing some problems. I hope you can help me. The phone heats up pretty quickly and it gets really hot after 15-20 mins of gaming. I play Six Guns and it crashes very often. I have tried hard resetting the phone but the problem persists.

    Thanks

  4. zabeen says

    hii..sir plz must rply urgent..ek lumi 1320 mil rha h purchaging date 25jan…16000 me mil rha h…leliya jaye..plz plz rply

  5. Rajbeer Singh says

    Hi
    Gogi sir

    Can you recommend me the best android mobile for gaming, especially heavy gaming, upto the price of 19k? I have one in my sight…. that’s canvas magnus…. but still i want your suggestion.

    Regards
    Rajbeer

  6. Sid says

    Hi Gogi,

    How good are the office apps? I mean word and power-point. Would they be as good as MS office for PCs.

    Since this is not just a phone, more of a tablet, a phablet so to say, can this be treated as a Windows powered tablet?

    I want to use it for my work purpose. I would probably get a 7″ nexus 13 tab at this price but I am not ready to trust the office apps there.

    Regards,
    Sid

  7. Purushothaman says

    Hi Gogi,
    I visit ur website daily to update myself. Thanks for the updates.
    Can we install big size games , sized more than 5 GB in this , will it be installed in the memory card ?

  8. Lovewindows says

    Hi Gogi bro. Nokia lumia 1320 aur lenovo k900 same price mein mil rahe hai but kya aap ye bata sakte hai dono mein kaunsa better hai i dont care about windows or android mai sirf good hardware wala phone chahta hun aur plz kya aap ye bata sakte hai 1320 mein heavvy games lag to nahi maarta like android? Am waiting for your reply. Thank you

  9. jovi says

    I am going for this phone..shifting to Windows os. But if Alcatel one touch hero doesnt come and if the price is high…than lumia 1320 is my choice!

  10. manoj jain says

    gogi sir, don’t u think it is overpriced considering its specs and limitations of windows phones in comparison to android ones?

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      Android and Windows are two different platforms. Lumia 1320 seems reasonable as not much of an option when it comes to windows powered handsets and specially with a big screen.

  11. Suvham says

    Gogi, you’re done reviewing Nokia Lumia 1320 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. Which phone’s camera quality did you like the most between Nokia Lumia 1320 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and which one of the two has an intensive LED flash?

  12. safi says

    Gogi Bro,

    Dont you feel that for 23k, they should have put in 8mp instead of 5mp?

    Is this price worth fo this Lumia?

    I currently use BB 8520 and i would like to upgrade to this Lumia series but waiting for price to reduce.

    What would you recommend

    • Chandra Kumar says

      Camera lost the battle against 6inch screen…here(atleast somewhere to comfromize to cut down the mrp cost bro…And pixel dint count in matter of nokia…as they are well known for camera…(lumia 1080,older ,pureview etc)…

  13. mohammad naveed says

    Hi gogi,
    Since long time I am looking for windows phone but I hear that windows phone doesn’t support Bluetooth

  14. trishan says

    sir, is there any chance of getting xolo q700s review unit ?…it’s features are very tempting considering the price, please try to review it

    Thanks

  15. Vijeesh says

    Gogi gi,

    Pls try to do a full review of Xolo q700s. I was waiting for MMX a200 to come, but as it is over priced, my next choice is xolo q700s. My final decision will only be after seeing your review. so, i am eagerly waiting for it.

    Thanks in advance.

  16. Chandra Kumar says

    Gogi ji
    Is this 6 inch wp8 is comfortable to hold and handle during the review?? What about the wp8 925 vs this

  17. aziz says

    hello gogi sir, nice review i am using lumia 620 win 8 os and love it , only thing i want to mention is that why havnt you done gaming review properly i mean modern combat 4 and asphalt 8 like such big games r available on windows phone store, why havn’t you did that????(if possible can u please can u do that?)
    i want to upgrade to this device.thank you

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      I got the handset for a limited time hence could not do that. Those games are heavy and takes a lot of time downloading. But I did see the Asphalt 8 in the windows store.

  18. vishal says

    Hi Gogi,

    When can i expect a review of GIONEE Elife E7 from your side??…U give so many reviews , just interested to know which mobile u using presently…….thanks

  19. Naveen says

    Hi Gogi,
    As usual, Excellent review. I am looking for good camera & bigger windows phone.
    How is the 1320(5px) camera quality comparing to Grand 2 (8px) in low light/day light conditions?
    Please help me

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