- Huge HD screen
- Fast processor
- Expandable memory
- VGA secondary camera
- Bland design
Nokia failed to charm the consumers with its Lumia 928 which was touted as its flagship. Lumia 1320 is a no nonsense device and sticks to its promises without diwsrupting your budget like the other high end flagship phones. The 1320 is a perfect device for people who need a huge screen along with a good brand name to bank upon. It dotes the traditional Lumia styling along with flashy color options to choose from.
Design and Build:
The Lumia design has trickled down to the Lumia 1320. It has slightly rounded off edges and the front is engulfed by the small bezel and the traditional Windows capacitive keys. The right side houses the power button and the volume rocker buttons neatly stacked and easily accessible. The camera key is a very good initiative absent in the usual Android phones. Camera button is not hard enough and can get pressed accidently. The rear panel looks a little bland with the tiny lens and the still more tinier flash. The panel has is beveled along the periphery rendering a pebble like shape. The overall build quality is good and definately better then the six inches phone from Micromax.
Camera unit is not something you will go gaga about. Lumia 1320 has a 5 Megapixel sensor in the role of primary camera and a 0.3 Megapixel VGA camera as a secondary unit. The images are surprisingly detailed for a 5Mp unit. The flash lights up the subject well but could have had more divergent property so that the surrounding could also have been lighted up well. Images in the low light and night conditions are grainy. The secondary camera is a joke and Nokia should have made efforts to atleast hook up the Lumia 1320 with a 1.3MP secondary camera.
The 6 inch full HD screen is purportedly the primary reason for consumers to go for this device. Display unit has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels resolving into a pixel density of 244 ppi which is fine for a 6 inch device poised at such a low price. Viewing angles are good and the screen has a good color reproduction for the price it commands. It would have been good if Nokia had incorporated the clear black technology. The screen can accommodate 6 columns of tiles set in small size.
Lumia 1320 plays host to the 1.7 GHz Dual core Snapdragon Krait chipset which along with the 1GB RAM is not a bad deal at all and can drive the 6 inch screen with relative ease compared to the Mediatek Chipset in the Micromax. User Interface is smooth and extremely fast thanks to the frugal Windows 8 operating system. Games like Temple run and the Angry birds can be run on this device without any issue. Titles like Asphalt series force the screen to exhibit some framedrops and fall in the performance. Lumia 1320 is powered by the most powerful processor one can procure sticking to the price tag.
Power On It:
The Lumia 1320 has a 3400 mAh battery unit that propels the device for more than a day with average usage and the 3G switched on. Battery is extremely punchy and thanks to the flawless memory management of the Windows OS that helps it in sapping less power albeit the gigantic 6 inch HD screen. It was observed that if the device is maxed out the battery compartment starts generating some heat after some time.
Lumia 1320 is poised in the market and is creating a niche for itself. It is not possible for us to get our hands on any of the phablets from reputed players at this price point. In India where Micromax rose to popularity just because it hooked up low end devices to gigantic screen Lumia 1320 has a chance. Nokia on the other hand is not sparing any marketing efforts for this particular Lumia letting it slip the rungs of success automatically.