Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia experienced a resurgence of sorts in 2013, churning out a plethora of products from the low-end to premium. Despite traditionally being king of the value market, its Lumia range of smartphones has sealed its reputation as a quality hardware phone maker.
Being pretty much the solitary player in the Windows Phone platform, Nokia helped grow the platform, in expense of dwindling BlackBerry. Being number three isn’t such a bad position to be in, moving forward.
Following the rollout of its flagship Lumia 925, Nokia introduced a shocker – Lumia 1020 camera-phone-camera-whatchamaccallit, packing the highly advanced 41MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
In mid Q4 2013, Nokia introduced its biggest, baddest, fastest smartphone to date – the Lumia 1520, a 6-inch phablet featuring one of the fastest quad-core Snapdragon chips to date and 20MP PureView camera. It was a clear shot at the critics who have ridiculed Windows Phone paltry hardware specs that was considered lagging behind Android rivals.
Windows Phone’s growing number of apps (now hovering above 190,000) and most importantly the availability of well-known, key apps makes the Lumia a viable choice of smartphone today.
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