The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a Windows 8 Phablet that targets Smartphone users on a budget. This comes at a time when there is a gradual increase in the popularity of Phablets primarily due to their unique portability aspect.
Nokia is a late entrant into the Phablet race. However, the Finnish Tech Giant is steadily catching up through the Nokia Lumia 1320 and its flagship device, the Nokia Lumia 1520
Here is a quick review of the Nokia Lumia 1320.
Dimensions: 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm
Weight: 220 g
Techies often raise tantrums over the massive size of the Nokia Lumia 1520 display. It will come as a ‘shock’ that Lumia 1320 is actually bigger and heavier. However, unlike the Lumia 1520, the Lumia 1320 has well rounded corners that make the device appear smaller.
Screen Size: 6.0 inches
Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 245 ppi
Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
The Nokia Lumia 1320 lacks a 1080P full HD display. This is not a big deal for mid-sized Smartphones but is kind of a deal breaker for the Lumia 1320. Images and text appear blurred and pale. This is, however, in comparison to the Full HD display found on the Lumia 1520.
CPU: Dual-core 1.7 GHz
RAM: 1 GB
GPU: Adreno 305
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black
The massive screen of the Lumia 1320 gives the device three columns of Live tiles compared to the only two columns found on smaller Windows 8 mobile devices.
Another important aspect to note is that the Windows 8 Mobile OS is optimized for a 720P display [update for 1080P resolution released]. Therefore, the Windows 8 OS looks compact on the Lumia 1320 720p display.
Internal Memory: 8 GB storage
Card Slot: Yes, up to 64 GB
It is interesting that Nokia decided on a 8 GB internal memory for the Lumia 1320. I recall that the Nokia Lumia 920 has a solid 32 GB of internal memory. I expected the device to at least have a 16 GB variant.
Overall, I believe this was all in efforts to cut on costs.
Rear Camera: 5 MP
Front Facing Camera: VGA
The camera draws the thick line between the Nokia Lumia 1320 and Nokia Lumia 1520. The generous 20 MP rear camera of the Lumia 1520 dwarfs the 5 MP snapper on the Lumia 1320.
Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh
A 3400 mAh battery is definitely badass. This is among the largest battery capacity found on a Smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 1320 in fact outperforms the Lumia 1520 in terms of battery life.
Tech Trends Diary Verdict
Why You Should Buy the Nokia Lumia 1320
- Excellent Battery Life
- Larger Display
- Satisfactory Performance
Cons of the Nokia Lumia 1320
- Low Screen Resolution Density
Nokia is on a very interesting course. Developing a budget variant handset of a hot selling flagship device is a sure way to pump up on its market share. If you feel like the Nokia Lumia 1520 price is prohibitive (by the way it is!), don’t hesitate to grab the Nokia Lumia 1320.
Tech Trends Diary Rating
Nokia Lumia 1320: [usr 6]
Competitors of the Nokia Lumia 1320 include the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Huawei Ascend Mate.
Best Price in Kenya
The Nokia Lumia 1320 has a suggested retail price of Ksh 35,499.
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