Nokia is all set to launch its Lumia 1320 in India by mid January next year. We had earlier during the Nokia World 2013 conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in October this year had a chance to review the phone briefly. Here is what we had found in the device during our first but brief encounter with the Nokia Lumia 1320.
The Lumia 1320 has a polycarbonate body and slim bezel. However, it would be a bit awkward to hold for people with average or small hands. Surprisingly, the Lumia 1320, which is 9.8 mm thick, weighs 220 grams. Its design seems like the marriage of the Lumia 820 and Lumia 625 devices. It has a unibody polycarbonate design and thus the battery is not removable.
The Lumia 1320 comes with a 6-inch IPS LCD display with HD (1280×720) resolution. It bears 245 pixels per inch for clearer text as well as images. Nokia has implemented the ClearBlack technology and Sunlight readability enhancements to make its screen visible even under the sun. Bearing the Lumia Color profile and high brightness mode, the Lumia 1320’s display has been constructed using Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology for slim profile and protection against wear-tear. Its display has TrueColor 24-bit panel for best color reproduction.
Nokia Lumia 1320 has a 5 megapixel camera at the back with f/2.4 aperture that is expected to click great quality images and to record 1080p HD videos. There is a 0.3 front facing camera that can click pictures with 640×480 pixel resolution. This phablet is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 mobile processor and Adreno 305 graphics. Nokia has armed it with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB on-board storage with memory card slot.
The phablet also has 7 GB free SkyDrive storage with Microsoft Account.
Nokia has armed it with a 3400 mAh battery which sounds big enough to power the phablet for long hours. Also, it comes with Qi Wireless charging facility to charge the battery wirelessly by placing the devices on the charger plate.
Nokia has loaded the Lumia Black update on the phablet. This update integrates all the new features introduced with Windows Phone 8 Update 3 along with other apps as well as feature enhancements for Lumia devices. Third column for Live Tiles makes the real-estate more usable. Nokia has armed the Lumia 1320 with several apps such as Video Director for editing videos. The new StoryTeller app integrates with the HERE maps to add the clicked photos with geotagged information. This helps in creating a chronological picture story of a journey/trip with photos mapped on respective location on the maps.
Nokia Camera app on the Lumia device makes reframing and re-cropping immensely easy. Also the Nokia Pro Cam app on all the eligible devices will be replaced with Nokia Camera which integrates features of Nokia Pro Cam, Nokia Smart Cam and other video options. Other apps include Creative Studio, Cinemagraph and Panorama. Nokia has promised to bring several popular social media apps – Instagram and Vine. Other enhancements come with new Apps and tweaked performance to match up with the real estate of the display.
The Lumia 1320 definitely looks exciting but pricing will be key to its success. We will also wait to do a full fledged review before revealing our final words.