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. Anirban Dey says

    I have been using android since 2.3 gingerbread till 4.2 jellybean and now thinking to change OS. My basic usage are gaming movies and photography.

    Please suggest a good mobile within 25k.

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