Nokia Lumia 1320 review

Nokia Lumia 1320 review

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  • This is  Nokia's second big-screened phone, but this is its budget version. Is it worth your cash? Read our Nokia Lumia 1320 review to find out

    Nokia Lumia 1320 review

    Love

    • Fast performance
    • Great battery life
    • Snappy design

    Hate

    • Camera below Nokia excellence
    • Average screen
    • Too big for some

    Smartphones with big, big screens are phone-tablet hybrids (or phablets, if we really must). They are useful if you want a phone with a screen big enough to watch video, or don't want to buy a separate tablet.

    The Samsung Galaxy Note kicked off the category. That's now in its third generation and proving increasingly popular. Mind you, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 only has a 5.7-inch display. There are phablets with bigger screens, like this one at 6 inches.

    Nokia Lumia 1320: Size and build

    Pick it up and the first thing you notice is the size. It's very slightly bigger in every direction than the company's premium phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520. There's not much in it, and it's hardly surprising that a cheaper phone is a bit chunkier, but this is not a small phone and tiddlier digits may well struggle.

    It measures 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm and weighs 220g, which is 11g heavier than the pricier 1520. More significantly, it's over 50g heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

    It's not that this is a surprise - one glance at the phone and you wouldn't expect something this big to be feather-light - but it's worth checking it out in your hand before you buy.

    The phone feels good in the hand, if your mitts are big enough, though the removable back is evident: you can feel the edge between back and screen where other Nokias like the Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 1020 are smooth enough to roll through your hands satisfyingly.

    As always with Nokia, there are colour choices: white, black, yellow and red. All look good, though the matte black is the least eye catching, which may be a good or bad thing. Your call.

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  • Nokia Lumia 1320

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