'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).'
'We don’t say this often but it feels exactly right with ideally weighted balance in the hand and enough heft to feel sturdy while still being light enough to read when comfortably above your face in bed.'
'It is big, bright, beautiful, and perfectly suitable for every task. '
'Thin and wide the overall impression is of ultimate portability, a robust handset with a nice if plasticky finish. '
'Image and video quality is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II, which is to say good but not as stunningly detailed as the S4. - Lastly, the phone has physical front buttons rather than capacitive.'
'Phone quality wise, the device is strong, with calls coming through crisp. '
'The phone is very slim indeed, with dimensions of 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm, and weighs in at just 133g.'
'It also tells you what the weather is like outside with a natty little animation which makes you feel affection for your phone and it's ever optimistic viewpoint.'
'You also get Bluetooth 2.1, and the usual GPS, digital compass and sensors: this phone is smart in every sense. '
'This smartphone is a strong candidate for the best mobile phone on the market today. '