'Granted, it's not a phone that stands out from the crowd but one that looks solid, dependable and by no means cheap.'
'A Killer Mid-Range Smartphone'
'Raw processor benchmark results were in line with other devices with similar specs, and heavy games like Asphalt 8: Airborne played smoothly. '
'The IPS-based LCD screen is sharp, rich, colourful, responsive, bright... and some other good things we can't quite recall right now.'
'Its one-piece uni-body shell feels nice in the hand with its soft matt finish (some colours of the 1520 have a glossy finish).'
'The Nokia Lumia 1520 is just about the biggest and most significant Windows Phone release to date. '
'New, improved Windows Phone 8.1.'
'The screen disappoints next to the best Android phones at the price, but otherwise this is a likeable phone for those on a budget.'
'As a low-end phone, things are quite basic with an LED-less rear camera, a rear-facing mono speaker and a microUSB charging port at the bottom. '
'As we’ve seen on Android phones packing this chip, the handset can cope reasonably well with even fairly flashy games and intensive apps. '
'Beautifully crafted metal and polycarbonate design.'
'Comfortable soft-touch design.'
'Slight muffling of phone call audio.'
'The Windows Phone app ecosystem has filled out significantly, which is good, but some them definitely feel like an afterthought — a C- effort rather than the A they’d go for on iOS or Android.'