Aaron reviews and takes an in-depth look at the Nokia Lumia 1520, the first phablet device to land on Microsoft's mobile platform. Exclusive to AT&T, the Lumia 1520 features a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, gorgeous 6-inch 1080p HD display, 20-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, 3,400 mAh battery, Windows Phone 8 with the Lumia Black software update, and 4G LTE connectivity. It's available in yellow, black, white, and red for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
The Lumia 1520 brings Nokia into the phablet ring with HTC, LG, and Samsung. The battery life is quite solid, it has a quad-core CPU (finally!), and the display is gorgeous - but in comparison to other large smartphones on the market, it lacks software features that take advantage of the larger display. Can updated specifications and a beautiful display bring newcomers over to Windows Phone 8? Part 2 of 2.