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Lumia 1320 is a sturdy phablet for Nokia loyalists

Nokia has scaled down the specifications from Lumia 1520. Instead of a quad-core processor, the 1320 gets a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

Sturdy competitor

Nokia Lumia 1320
Ratings: 3.5/5
Price: Rs 20,369
Specs: 6-inch display; 5 MP camera; Windows Phone 8; 1.7GHz dualcore processor; 1GB RAM; 8GB internal storage, expandable memory card slot, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth; 3400 mAh battery

Nokia has never compromised on the design and hardware quality. It continues to have the best hardware that feels sturdy to hold. The Nokia 1320 takes it forward with its sixinch display packed in bright colours.

The three traditional Windows keys for back, home (Windows) and search are placed neatly below the display. It has curved edges with necessary controls on side edges. The back is clean with the camera at the top. At 220 grams, it does weigh a lot and the size makes it difficult to slide it in the pocket or use with one hand. But the size eliminates the need to buy a tablet separately.

The 1320 costs almost half of the Lumia 1520, but Nokia has scaled down the specifications. Instead of a quad-core processor, the 1320 gets a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The 1GB RAM seems good enough and the pre-installed Internet Explorer 10 is fast. It comes loaded with some good apps including Microsoft Office. I had to configure a Windows account to install more apps. While the number of apps is growing, it is far behind Apple and Google app stores.

The device has a 5MP camera with a simple interface that doesn't offer a world of PureView settings. The images were pretty good during daylight but lack clarity at night. The 1320 packs in a big battery that manages to survive over a day.

Bag it or junk it:

A neat phablet for Nokia loyalists.

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