In Short

The Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s high-end ‘phablet’ Windows Phone released in early November, 2013.Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s high-end ‘phablet’ Windows Phone released in early November, 2013.

Featuring a 6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, the Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s first Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s first Update 3 device featuring the Lumia Black firmware, a rolling cover and a 20 MP camera with a f/2.2 lens. The device also has 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (depending on carrier) and it can reportedly take up to 128 GB of external memory (microSD).

The Lumia 1520 has a massive 3400 mAh battery life for an estimated 25 hours talk time and 2GB of RAM, making it one of the more powerful Lumias to date. Compared to other Lumias, the 1520 also has 4 High-amplitude audio capture (HAAC) microphones on board to give it excellent audio fidelity on calls and while recording videos.

The Lumia 1520 also features a new Refocus Lens and StoryTeller app from Nokia and it comes in four colors, including yellow, white, black and glossy red. A fifth color, lime green, was announced at Build 2014.

In the US, AT&T is the main carrier for the Lumia 1520. The Lumia 1520.3 variant is a SIM and carrier unlocked version that can run on AT&T or T-Mobile LTE networks, along with 32 GB of storage and Qi wireless charging.

The Lumia 1520 is getting the Windows Phone 8.1.1 update in early 2015 with Lumia Denim and is one of the few phones to support the new Hey, Cortana feature.

It's codename during development was 'Bandit'.