At the Abu Dhabi event earlier this year, Nokia announced their first phablet – Nokia Lumia 1520. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first in various aspects – first Windows Phone phablet, first Windows Phone to sport a Full HD 1080p display and the first Windows Phone device to run on a Snapdragon 800 SoC. The specialty about the Lumia 1520 is that it retains the goodness of a PureView camera from the Nokia Lumia 1020. Though it doesn’t have the huge 41MP sensor like the one on Lumia 1020 or Nokia 808, it comes with a little modest 20MP PureView camera that comes with a similar over-sampling algorithm.
Nokia Lumia 1020 is currently being hailed as the king of smartphone cameras and while the Lumia 1520 may not threaten the place of Lumia 1020, it will definitely give it a run for the money with the extra features that it offers. Despite packing a smaller sensor, the new software optimizations for camera that have come in Nokia Lumia Black update seem to improve the quality of images. We have the Nokia Lumia 1520 with us and we took its camera for a run in the neighborhood to see how good is the camera on the Lumia 1520.
You can check out the camera samples right below. (The camera samples are 5MP over sampled images. Click on the samples to open them in a new tab)
Nokia Lumia 1520 can record 1080p videos at 30fps and it has stereo audio recording. You can check out the camera sample right below.
As the title suggests, this is just a camera samples post. We will be bringing you the camera review pretty soon.