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Nokia Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White)

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This device is Carrier-unlocked and may be used with any GSM carrier that uses a frequency or band that this device supports. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. This device's frequencies can be found in the product Specifications under Cellular Network. Your carrier's available frequencies may be found in the links below.

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Product Highlights
  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • RM-938 (1520.3) Model
  • 20MP 1/2.5" PureView Camera Sensor
  • 26mm f/2.4 Lens with Zeiss Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • 6" 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD Display
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 32GB Storage + 2GB of RAM
  • Qi Wireless Charging + microSDXC Slot
  • Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black

The white 32GB Lumia 1520 RM-938 from Nokia puts a high-end camera into a phablet style smartphone for those who never want to be without a good camera. Smartphones are quickly becoming the go to device for taking pictures and with a 20MP main camera sensor with optical image stabilization, RAW still capture, dual LED Flash, 3x digital zoom, and full manual control all available on the Lumia 1520 you won't have to compromise on image quality when you leave your dedicated camera at home. Along with still photos, you can record video at resolutions up to 1080p at 30 fps. Once recorded, you can then upload your video or photos directly to social media straight from the Lumia 1520. In addition to the enhanced rear facing camera, you can make Skype calls, record video, and capture stills with the 1.2MP front facing camera.

The Lumia 1520 also features 6.0" IPS LCD display complete with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a pixel density of 368 ppi. The enhanced ClearBlack IPS display supports super sensitive touch screen technology giving you complete control over all of your apps. The ambient light sensor adjusts the display to match the current lighting conditions while the integrated accelerometer adjusts the display to match the phones viewing position.

Inside the Lumia 1520 you'll find a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM memory giving you the necessary processing power to run a variety of applications and games. Along with enhanced processing power, this smartphone includes 32GB internal storage memory perfect for downloading applications, storing pictures and videos, and much more. If the 32GB internal memory isn't sufficient, you benefit from 7GB free cloud storage and a microSDXC card slot capable of holding memory cards up to 64GB.

With a variety of connectivity options the Lumia 1520 keeps you in the know wherever you go. This smartphone is compatible with select 2G, 3G, and LTE GSM networks. Along with the ability to connect to cellular data networks, you can also connect to 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible Wi-Fi networks while Bluetooth 4.0 technology makes it easy to connect wireless devices such as Bluetooth headsets. This version of the Lumia 1520 also supports Qi wireless charging with any Qi compatible wireless charger (sold separately).

If a music player is what you are looking for, the Lumia 1520 has you covered. Download music apps like Nokia MixRadio to create subscription free customized radio stations. Along with Nokia MixRadio, you also have the ability to download a variety of Internet radio applications and even listen to FM radio directly from your phone.

If you ever get lost simply utilize the HERE Drive+, HERE Maps, and HERE Transit applications to get back on course. These integrated navigation applications provide turn by turn directions along with points of interest, routing options, live traffic information, turn-by-turn walking directions, public transportation routing guidance, and much more.

20MP Nokia PureView Camera with Zeiss Optics
The main rear camera of the Nokia 1520 features a headline-grabbing 20MP, but the camera on the Nokia 1520 has far more then pixel count going for it. The image sensor is back-side illuminated and is 1/2.5", which is larger than typical smartphone cameras. This means that the individual 20 Million photosites on the 1520's image sensor are no smaller than the photosites on most smartphone cameras. In front of the image sensor is an impressive 6-element, 26mm equivalent, f/2.4 lens with Zeiss Optics, further making sure all 20MPs don't go to waste. The image sensor is also slightly larger then the lens circle which allows for both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios to capture as much of the lens's image circle as is possible, both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios capture about 19MP of entire 20MP sensor.

The Nokia 1520's camera also features optical image stabilization, which allows the camera to use slower shutter speeds and gather more light without adding motion blur from shaky hands. And if you need even more light the 1520's dual LED flash will produce great looking results for enhanced pictures in lower light conditions. The front of the 1520 also features a 1.2MP front facing camera for video chatting or capturing more candid photographs. The PureView camera can capture images in JPEG or RAW in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios. It can also record 1080p HD video at 30 fps with up to a 3x digital zoom.
PureView Sampling and High Resolution Zoom
The Nokia 1520 lets you save full resolution JPEG or RAW photographs if you desire maximum quality, and is also able to downsample the full 20MP to ultra-sharp 5MP photos for easier sharing with social networks or email. The downsampled 5MP photos can be saved simultaneously with the full resolution ones, or you can just save the 5MP photos to save space on your phone. The ultra high resolution image sensor also allows for a high quality digital zoom, as a 5MP photo at 2x zoom is still capturing the full 5MP center of the 20MP image sensor.
Full Manual Control with Nokia Pro Camera
Complimenting the 1520's high end camera is the Nokia Pro Camera app. When using Nokia Pro Camera you have easy access to manual controls like ISO, Shutter Speed, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, and Manual Focus. You can edit all of these settings manually or set some to automatic and choose which ones you want to edit. White balance modes include cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent, daylight, and automatic; and ISO selection includes ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 1600, ISO 3200, ISO 4000, as well as automatic. Other Nokia Camera Apps are included like the Panorama app for stitching together panoramic photos, Cinemagraph for creating sharable movie-like animated images from several photographs, and more.
GSM / LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
Windows Phone 8
This phone features the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Windows Phone 8 features a customizable home screen with resizable Live Tiles that update in real-time, making it easy to follow what's happening with your friends, family, apps, news, and social media sites. In addition to Live Tiles, Windows Phone has many unique features, including integrated digital "Lens" apps that can be easily accessed directly from within the stock camera app, as well as the Kids Corner feature that allows you to control which apps your children have access to on your phone. Windows Phone 8 also features integrated access to Xbox Live, Xbox Music, and SkyDrive cloud storage. If the built-in apps aren't enough, you can always install more through the Windows Phone Store, which has access to hundreds of thousands of apps, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more.
6.0" IPS LCD Display
The Nokia 1520 features a 6.0" IPS LCD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 368 ppi. IPS displays are known for their high contrast ratios and enhanced viewing angles. And the Lumia 1520's IPS display features 24-bit TrueColor with support for up to 16 million colors. The screen also features a Nokia ClearBlack Polarizer filter to reduce glare and increase sunlight readability as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for scratch and shatter protection. The display also adjusts to your viewing environment as it comes equipped with an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Navigation
Navigation applications found on the Nokia Lumia 1520 include, HERE Drive +, HERE Maps and, HERE Transit. Navigation features found in these apps include public transportation routing guidance, free maps, automatic day/night view switching, offline maps, speed limit warnings, the ability to download the latest maps over Wi-Fi, free turn-by-turn walking navigation, and free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation. To aid with Navigation the Lumia 1520 features GPS as well as a compass.
Music and Audio
Included with the Lumia 1520 is Nokia MixRadio. This intuitive music application brings free streamed mixes of music created to your personal taste with no subscription fee or advertising. Along with free streaming radio, the Lumia 1520 comes with an integrated FM radio and is compatible with a variety of codecs including MP3, AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR, HE-ACC, WMA 10 Pro, WMA9, HE-ACCv2 and file formats including MP4, AAC, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3G2, and AMR. In addition to music playback, you can record voice in MMS and OneNote in the GSM FR recording codec.
Performance
Operating System Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black
Memory RAM: 2GB
Processor 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Storage 32GB
Display
Size 6"
Display Colors 16.0 Million
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Pixel Density 368 ppi
Display Technology IPS LCD
Screen Coating Anti-Glare, Gorilla Glass 2
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Accelerometer Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Micro
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
Flash Media Slot 1x microSDXC
Sim Card Size Card  1:Nano
Communications
Cellular Network 2.5G (EDGE, GSM/GPRS ) MHz:1800, 1900, 850, 900 
3.5G (HSPA+, UMTS/WCDMA ) MHz:1700, 1900, 2100, 850, 900 
4G (LTE ) Bands:17, 2, 4, 5, 7 
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth  4.0 
NFC Yes
GPS Yes
Front Camera
Resolution 1.2 MP - Photo: 1280 x 960
Rear Camera
Resolution 20.0 MP / Video: 1280 x 720p 30fps
Aperture f/2.4
Back Side Illumination Yes
Flash Yes
Image Stabilization Optical
Zoom Digital: 3x
General
Keyboard Virtual
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3400.0mAh)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.4 x 6.4 x 0.3" / 85.4 x 162.8 x 8.7 mm
Weight 7.27 oz / 206 g
Nokia Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White)
  • Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable (CA-190CD)
  • SIM Door Key
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    NokiaLumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White)
     
    4.9

    (based on 90 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (80)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Battery life (11)
    • Camera (8)
    • Screen (7)
    • Display (6)
    • BATTERY (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (5)
      • Gaming (4)
      • Email (3)
      • Photos (3)
      • Videos (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (59), Yes (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      One of the last great Nokias

      I use my phone casually during the week and heavily during the weekends. You just can't beat having a big crisp screen for your calendar and for Microsoft Office.

      Things...Read complete review

      I use my phone casually during the week and heavily during the weekends. You just can't beat having a big crisp screen for your calendar and for Microsoft Office.

      Things I like:

      * It's ability to run unlocked on any North American GSM provider with LTE.

      * Recording capabilities. Taking video of loud concerts records up to 107dB without distortion. It captures a good amount of bass. Something other phones cannot do

      * That camera! Colors just *pop* accurately with this phone. Also captures photos in RAW format for all you LightRoom aficionados.

      * Phone call quality is full and not muffled or distorted.

      * Battery life is above average.

      * Has Qi wireless charging built-in. Unlike the carrier specific versions where you have to snap on a case.

      Things that aren't so great:

      * None

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointed in performance

      If you live or travel in areas with less than optimal cell signals, you might want to consider another phone. This unlocked phone is currently being used on T-Mobile service in a suburban area...Read complete review

      If you live or travel in areas with less than optimal cell signals, you might want to consider another phone. This unlocked phone is currently being used on T-Mobile service in a suburban area that has 4G LTE. Whatever the cause, the signal strength varies in this area. We have been using a T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 for several months, which reliably connects with good download speeds at 4G LTE throughout most of the region. The Nokia 1520, on the other hand, cannot receive a 4G LTE signal in many of the same locations, and measured download speeds are lower when it is able to connect. As I'm writing this, the 1520 is giving a data connection of 10.8/1.1 Mbps down/up, while the 635 is giving 23.5/8.0. These are direct comparisons of reception by these two phones, the Nokia 635 and the Nokia 1520, which is 5x the cost. While the unlocked 1520 has many features not offered by the 635, in my opinion it doesn't offset the fact that the phone may not be able to connect as reliably under less than optimal conditions, as in our service area. Considering the size difference of these two phones, you might think the 1520 would have room for larger antennas and more powerful radios, and thereby provide better reception than the smaller 635. The Nokia 1520 is definitely a nice phone, but it is not providing the performance we expected from a premium phone.

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      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for

      By Rick

      from Victoria BC Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White):

            This product came when promised, worked as promised and is exactly the phone I was looking for to use on the Rogers network up in Canada.

            Fantastic product and store. Probably the best Windows phone out there....

            Thanks,
            Rick

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            5.0

            B&H had the best price & selection.

            By compairison shopper

            from Milan Illinois

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Everything Is In The Box

            Cons

            • Some Limitation On Assy

            Best Uses

            • Mini Computerphone

            Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

            The phone arrived on time. The one year warranty is through B&H. This phone came with ear phones, & charger. Can use household current or USB plugin. Works great with my service provider Consumer Cellular. They are affiliated with AT&T's network. It is a big screen phone, easier to navigate through menus and the pictures are fantastic. Great windows phone. Thank you B&H!

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            5.0

            Really performs and a great form factor

            By db

            from Rockville, MD

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great device

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Document Management
            • Email
            • Notes
            • One-on-one Presentations
            • Quality Casual Photos

            Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

            My reasons for purchasing the 1520 were: 1) stay in the MS ecosphere, 2) readable display, 3) overall performance. This phablet delivers in every respect. As a tablet, it allows me to present to clients in a close, intimate setting over coffee. Built-in speaker, camera perform great. Extremely convenient for note-taking and all the "on the fly" functions needed from a handheld device.

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            5.0

            Best phone I've ever owned!!

            By Sarah

            from Oregon

            Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

            I did lots of research before deciding on this phone. It has everything I could want or need. I only used iPhones up until this point, and I am sorry that I didn't change sooner! The camera is amazing, the screen size phenomenal, call quality is clear and every body has commented on being able to hear me better than ever. This was one of the issues I had with the last iPhone, no one could hear me. It has all the apps that I need, minus one or two, but I can live without them. The main issue now is that I never want to put it down. I've converted my husband and son. Also working on converting my other family members!

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            5.0

            Beautiful and great LARGE phone...

            By Radioman

            from LI, NY

            Pros

            • Battery Life
            • Build Quality
            • Call Quality
            • screen looks great
            • Silky Operation And Fast

            Cons

            • Bluetooth volume low

            Best Uses

            • As a phone
            • Business
            • Web And Productivity

            Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

            I am an older guy so I more use my phones for work, e-mails, even work texting. I am not any kind of mobile operating platform fanboy. I have had a couple of i-phones way back, Android phones several times, and I was one of the first to dive into Windows Phone using a Dell Venue Pro I think it was called. Even back then, I was very impressed with how fluid Windows phone felt, Love how you can neven pin ONE favorite radio station JUST for example etc. to the start screen, great stuff, especially vs Android way back when. Anyway this review should be more about the 1520. I'm currently on T-Mobile so bought this 1520 with the .3 model number, as everybody said it would work here in the US on T Mobile using their LTE etc....well al works GREAT! I actually just came from owning the Samsung NOTE 4 which many people consider to be THE ultimate smart phone these days. I am happy to say I am enjoying the 1520 much more than my Note 4 "AS a phone." The Note though super versatile, is a screwey "PHONE" for calls. On the Note 4 if call waiting comes in,the call you are on goes silent..if you are using bluetooth it somehow disconnects the bluetooth AND your current call goes silent. A screen pops up do you want to put call 1 on hold? or call 2.? I tell you at 60 mph THAT is just not good! Ah, so to the 1520...it JUST works GREAT. No call waiting weirdness, the screen is beautiful, so far my battery life has been super great...I am a heavy business user and after a day of work I seem to have up to 50-60% battery life still left. The Note 4 was similar in the battery department also great. As to the 1520 specifically it fits in my pockets JUST FINE. It's larger than the note 4 yet I don't feel it's any larger in my pockets...I am talking regular jeans and or Khaki type pants..The phone does not stick out of the pckets in any way. Call quality is REALLY great..which is very important to me. A phone is a PHONE first with me. The phone feels really solid..I bought a VERY thin clear case for it if you want the beauty of the phone to still shine thru with almost no additional bulk..called the "AceAbove Nokia Lumia 1520 Slim Clear Back Case with Bumper CLEAR" if that may help anyone..you can google it to see where to buy it. More to the point this Nokia 1520 is a GREAT Windows phone, seems very solid as far as build quality goes, GREAT call quality and battery life..does everything FAST, things open in a very silky way. As to WP8.1 well that's up to you. I used to hate Android but I do miss a few things such as deeper customization..even a few widgets..but on the overall I prefer W8.1 when you are done "playing" with your phone, and just want the darn thing to work and work well! I highly recommend this beautiful phone and I must add B&H has been super with always selling me NEW factory fresh items..never get somebody's cus return which has happened to me many times on a couple other huge on line stores, you know who..! Overall from this 1520 to B&H this 1520 has been a wonderful experience.I'm quite happy with the phone. If I have one little complaint..unless I'm not aware of a setting for this, both of my blue tooth headsets sound JUST a little lower in volume than I would like with this 1520 BORDERING on almost too low if there is a lot of road noise while driving. It's not BAD, but I could definitely use a couple notches of extra bluetooth volume..and that's about my only complaint here if I have to have a con. Overall FANTSATIC phone!!!:)

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            5.0

            Excellent large screen phone

            By pjsaggie

            from Houston, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Awesome Screen
            • Great Camera
            • Very Quick

            Cons

            • Bit Dofficult To Hold
            • Not Ideal For Pockets

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White):

              I wanted a Windows Phone with SD storage, a solid camera, and that was ready for the "Hey Cortland" functionality. I am very pleased with the phone quality although, the larger size is taking some time to get accustomed to.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Disappointed in performance

              By Augie

              from State College, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Display
              • Size
              • Speed

              Cons

              • Reception

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                If you live or travel in areas with less than optimal cell signals, you might want to consider another phone. This unlocked phone is currently being used on T-Mobile service in a suburban area that has 4G LTE. Whatever the cause, the signal strength varies in this area. We have been using a T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 for several months, which reliably connects with good download speeds at 4G LTE throughout most of the region. The Nokia 1520, on the other hand, cannot receive a 4G LTE signal in many of the same locations, and measured download speeds are lower when it is able to connect. As I'm writing this, the 1520 is giving a data connection of 10.8/1.1 Mbps down/up, while the 635 is giving 23.5/8.0. These are direct comparisons of reception by these two phones, the Nokia 635 and the Nokia 1520, which is 5x the cost. While the unlocked 1520 has many features not offered by the 635, in my opinion it doesn't offset the fact that the phone may not be able to connect as reliably under less than optimal conditions, as in our service area. Considering the size difference of these two phones, you might think the 1520 would have room for larger antennas and more powerful radios, and thereby provide better reception than the smaller 635. The Nokia 1520 is definitely a nice phone, but it is not providing the performance we expected from a premium phone.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Best Window 8.1 Phone ?

                By Honest user

                from Union City CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 32 Gb 2 Gb Ram Fast Fast
                • Best Camera In Class
                • Bulit In Qi Charging
                • Cortana Assistant
                • Customisable Startscreen
                • Expandable To 128gb Micro
                • Extra Large Vivid Screen
                • Extra Long battery life
                • Fast processor
                • Free Offline Gps Maps
                • Full Window 81 Cyan
                • Good call quality
                • High Quality Solid Build
                • Insatant Weather Alert
                • Insatnt Breaking News
                • Instant Waeather Alert
                • Life Tiles
                • Micro Sd Card Slots
                • nokia apps
                • Responsive touchscreen
                • Simplistic Elegant Design
                • Unlocked For Tmobileatt
                • Unlocked For Tmobile Att
                • Unlocked T-mobile Att
                • Very Futuristic Look
                • Very Slim Fit In Pocket

                Cons

                • Apps Store Only Adaquate
                • Little Heavier Than Other
                • Nonuser Replacable Batter
                • Not widely available
                • no wi fi calling

                Best Uses

                • Calls
                • Emails
                • Facebook
                • Games
                • Internet Browsing
                • Music
                • Offline Gps
                • Online Media Consumption
                • play
                • Text
                • Video Skype Calls
                • Video Watching
                • Work

                Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                If you want a change or tired of Android or IOS phones,this will be an eye opener.It will be a conversation piece as soon as people notice your phone.Window 8.1 Cyan phones has very little learning curve.Very fast and convenient integration of whatever you desire,facebook,twitter,gmails,hotmails,skype,instagram etc.Personalized startscreen,design the startscreen the way you like it,your phone will look different from anybody's.If you're looking for a freedom out of the Prison walls of the IOS,you'll be delighted for its true utility, work or play. All you need is open mind,and you'll discover what you.ve been miss in other OS phones.Hopefully TMobile will carry this phone in the future,and also to enable wifi calling sim firmware for this phone.This review platform won't let me to delete the redunant Pro's that I accidentally inserted or let me correct my mistyped words,sorry for that. If you like super large screen,ie,bigger than the I Phone 6 Plus,this is it.You won't regret it if you have an open mind.

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                5.0

                NOKIA LUMIA 1520.3 is the BEST!!!!

                By WilliamC.

                from New Jersey

                Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                Best phone by far!!!!!

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                5.0

                Absolutely beautiful phone

                By ObiMatt87

                from San Antonio, TX

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Beautiful screen
                • Large screen
                • Massive Capability
                • Terrific Camera
                • Unlocked
                • Zero Operational Issues

                Cons

                • Very large
                • Vulnerable Screen

                Best Uses

                • Literally EVERYTHING

                Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                Bought this for our college age daughter who has Windows 8.1 on her laptop. Since it was unlocked, she was able to choose her service provider (T-Mobile). Literally within seconds of service activation she had synced with all her Microsoft account information and was rolling. Bought the wireless charger, too, which is really fantastic and works very well. It IS big, as we knew before ordering, and there is a lot of glass to break. That's what my daughter wanted (She calls it a "phablet"), though, and the big screen is great for Skyping and untethers her from the laptop. Unfortunately, she had it for 4 months and dropped it with sweaty hands face down on the sidewalk just as she was about to enter her dorm. Agh! Cracked the digitizer glass, though the LCD was still just fine and fully operational. Unfortunately, though willing, fixing it myself was not much of an option due to the manufacturing process that fuses the digitizer and LCD together. Some have done it, but often have broken the LCD in the process. Chose to suck it up and am paying a local repair shop to get a new digitizer/LCD in and fully replace it. Hopefully all will be good after that, but the cost was literally half the cost of the original phone--ow ow ow. Still, it is a terrific phone, and highly recommended.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Currently the best Window 8 phone ?

                By Honest user

                from Union City CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 32gb 2 Gb Ram
                • 4G LTE
                • Cortana Assistant
                • Customisable Startscreen
                • Ever Improving Window 8 C
                • Excellent Camera S
                • Excellent Speaker Volume
                • Extra Long battery life
                • Free Offline Nokia Gps
                • Good call quality
                • Large Vivid 1080p Screen
                • Life Tiles
                • MicroSD slot
                • Optical stabilizer
                • Unlocked For Tmobile Att
                • Very Fast Processor
                • Wireless Charging Builtin
                • Work or play

                Cons

                • Battery Not User Replacab
                • Little Heavier Than Other
                • Seems Weaker Antenna

                Best Uses

                • Calling
                • Emails
                • Internet Broswsing
                • Music
                • News
                • Offline Gps
                • Skype calls
                • Taking Photoscaling
                • Taking pictures
                • Texting
                • weather
                • Work

                Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                I am on the Tmobile network,so I cannot comment on ATT. Pro. Extra large very vivid 1080p screen,very fast processor, unlocked, I do get LTE speed from TMobile,good craftmanship,high quality,elegant simplistic easy to use design,extra long battery life,wirelss charging,excellent 20MP back camera.Decent to OK front camera,can be better.Window 8.1 Cyan,Cortanta personal assistant,fun word flow keyboard,good call quality,excellent internet browsing experience,full desktop website,not trimmed down android type web site.Good to excellent speaker volume,Customisable start screen,life tiles, Cons, could be a little lighter. The antenna seems to receive weaker signal compared to my entry level Nokia 521 at home,but ok pretty much in other area.May be my area have weaker signal,but I did not notice that when I was using my Nokia 521.No wifi calling on this phone,but not Nokia's fault,it's because Tmobile don't carry this phone,so naturally no sim card firmware update is provide to enable wifi calling.Very happy with this RM938.It dwarfed the I Phone 6 plus when it was put side by side.Picture quality taken by back camera is noticably superior to the Iphone 6 Plus.But if you like warm (artifical enhancement) picture,you'll probably will like IPhone 's camera,becasue I believe their flash is one white/yellow led.The Nokia 1520.3 have a white led (cool) so color temperature tend to be on the coolside,more realistic but less appealing.That's a personal preference.Less apps at window store,but I pretty much have everything I need.Super easy to learn to use.No steep learning curve,if you're tired of Android or IOS,you shuld try this,it will be an eye opener.You can do pretty much anything you want.Unlike what only IOS allow you to do.

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                5.0

                Best Lumia experience yet!

                By Voiceguy Dave

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Amazing Camera
                • Call Quality
                • Microsd Storage Expansion
                • Not Another Android
                • qi wireless charging
                • Spectacular Disply

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                  The Lumia 1520 is a beast and I love it! It takes some getting used to the extra large footprint of this phone but once you do there is no going back.

                  If you're in the USA and looking for an unlocked 1520, THIS is the phone to get. You will find 1520's on other online sites but in most every instance they are selling the 1520 built for Asia and other international markets. Only the phone sold at B&H delivers 4G LTE bands used by all north American carriers. Plus it comes with double the storage and QI wireless charging.

                  Let's just say based on this experience I know where I will be buying my next phone... definitely from B&H Photo Video. THANK YOU!

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                  5.0

                  excellent quality product by NOKIA

                  By Aron Siva

                  from Greenville, SC

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Build Quality
                  • Camera
                  • Phone features
                  • Screen size
                  • Speed
                  • Unlocked And 32gb

                  Cons

                  • Windows App Store

                  Best Uses

                  • Calls
                  • Camera
                  • Internet Browsing
                  • Quickoffice Editing

                  Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black):

                  As a past (2004-2010) user of NOKIA phones, one can always count on exceptional build quality and ergonomics however when the samsung and iphone phones came out people (including myself) went to the latter for smartphones. After owning both an IPhone5s and a Note 3, i was displeased with what APple and samsung had to offer. I decided to give Windows OS and Nokia another shot and I couldnt be happier. Although there is room on the development OS side, the overall construction of the phone, the numbers, the layout, the screen size, camera are all top notch and the processor speed and internal hardware are all equally top notch as well. Nokia really have outdone themselves with this phone and I purchased this unlocked to be utilized for my travels world wide. I bought from BH because the competitors[*](utilize resalers that dont have any warranty) and just for safety I decided to spend an extra $ for an extra bit piece of mind. Thank you BH

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                  5.0

                  Superb Job!!

                  By Jim

                  from Minnesota

                  Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                  Great!Service!...Everything said was true and they held themselves to the highest standards!!

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                  5.0

                  Killer phone!

                  By Windows Fan

                  from San Antonio, TX

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                        Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White):

                        So far, this phone has been awesome. Purchased for use on T-Mobile US. Tested the LTE several times and have seen peeks of 40mb download speeds. The clarity of the screen and the size has made it great for streaming a movie or just reading. Very happy with this purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Lumia 1520 RM-938

                        By direcdavis

                        from Orlando Florida

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • 32 GB
                        • qi wireless charging
                        • Windows 81

                        Cons

                        • Somewhat expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos
                        • Social media

                        Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, White):

                        I bought this for my wife as a Christmas present. It's a very large phone for Windows, perhaps the largest. She loves it, upgrading from a Nokia 521 on T-Mobile. The RM-938 is better than the RM-940 from AT&T with more storage space (32 GB vs 16 GB), and supports Qi wireless charging (charger not included). Also, while RM-938 was targeted for S. America, unlike RM-937 it can access local T-Mobile/AT&T 4G.

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                        5.0

                        Best WinPhone

                        By Winphone Exp

                        from Chicago

                        Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                        Fabulous hardware, will go over 2 days of use per charge. Excellent screen and great performance. Awaiting Denim update to create great pics and videos.

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                        5.0

                        Don't listen to AT&T

                        By alanSJ

                        from San Jose, CA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • 32g As Opposed To Att 16g
                        • Cheaper Than Att
                        • Will Work On Att Network

                        Cons

                        • No Multi Windows Feature

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Yellow):

                          This is a great phone. It came out about a year ago and has been reviewed countless times by numerous tech sites, so I don't need to mention much here.One thing I'd like to add is, this is the 1520.3 version aka 938. It WILL work on AT&T network (all features). I had an AT&T Lumia 920 which uses a micro Sim, so when I received this one I had to go to my local AT&T store in San Jose, CA to get a nano Sim (since the 1520 uses a nano Sim). A store rep greeted me at the door and I told him I needed a nano Sim. He looked at my phone box and didn't see the AT&T logo on it, so he asked me if it was an unlocked phone. I told him yes. He warned me it would not fully work on AT&T network. I would lose LTE and data features. The only thing the phone would be good for was voice and text. I told him I think my phone would work. He replied, "Trust me. I've had a lot of people coming in with those unlocked phones and they all had problems." I was a little concerned since I had ordered this from B&H in NY and I live in CA, so returning it could be a pain. Needless to say the store rep was completely wrong. Another rep helped me program a new nano Sim and put it in my phone. Everything works like a charm. AT&T sales rep need to educate themselves on this model, which has several versions. The 938 WILL work on AT&T, ALL features.I don't know about Qi wireless charging because I use a case which prevents wireless charging.

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                          5.0

                          great phone

                          By phenix141

                          from Washington

                          Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black):

                          Pretty awesome phone so far. The more I use the windows operating system the more I like it.

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                          5.0

                          Nice phone

                          By ReView

                          from Washington, DC

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black):

                                I was skeptical about upgrading from 920 to 1520 because of the size. I am used to it now and can sure say that it is indeed a great phone. The RM-938 version does two things that the ATT version doesn't: charge with the qi pad that came with my 920 and have twice as much internal storage (32gb) as the ATT one.I am happy with the product.

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