Nokia Lumia 1320 Quick Review and Best Price in Kenya

Nokia Lumia 1320 Quick Review and Best Price in Kenya

March 24, 2014
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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.

Design                          

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.

Nokia Lumia 1320 Quick Review and Best Price in Kenya

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Display

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.

Hardware

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.

Nokia Lumia 1320 Quick Review and Best Price in Kenya

Nokia.com

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.

 Memory

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.

Camera

Rear Camera: 5 MP

Front Facing Camera: VGA

LED: Yes

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 Life

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

Techie Talk

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]

Rivals

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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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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  • Andy

    The Nokia Lumia 1320 is yet another 6-inch handset with an HD display. With a dual-core processor it isn’t quite the powerhouse the 1520 is, but it’s aimed at a younger market who will be shopping on a smaller budget. And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

    http://9cases.com/2014/04/best-and-cheap-nokia-lumia-1320-cases/

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  • Kakiya

    Hi Kevin,could you recommend a phonein the 20,000-30,000 kshs price range that can help me run social networks and email accounts smoothly,(as a social media manager) one that also takes awesome pictures and has good battery life. Its okay if it isnt available in kenya.

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    • Hi Kakiya,

      From your description, the Nokia Lumia 730 seems to be an ideal choice. The Lumia 720 features a 6.7MP Rear camera and factoring it’s a Nokia, you could work with that. Check out a couple of camera samples http://wccftech.com/nokia-lumia-730-camera-samples/

      It runs the Windows Phone OS + a quad core CPU meaning that its fast enough. A battery capacity of Li-Ion 2200 mAh is just enough to take you through the day.

      None of my contacts i know have the Lumia 730, but i am certain you can find it in Kenya.

      Another one i would recommend is the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo. But the Grand Neo has relatively weaker multimedia specs.

      Check out this list for the other options on the table for Smartphones in your budget range http://mobitrends.co.ke/5-great-mid-range-smartphones-in-the-ksh-20000-ksh-25000-to-buy-in-kenya/

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      • Kakiya

        I’m liking the sound of the Lumia, thanks.
        Keep up the amazing (highly detailed) job.

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