Nokia Lumia 1320 review

A capable phablet, but is it already obsolete?

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With such a big and bright 6-inch display, the Nokia Lumia 1320 makes for a decent video player – though again, you'll be needing a hefty microSD card, as 5.5GB of free internal storage won't hold a lot of films.

Of course, with no pre-installed storefront for video content, it might be a challenge to watch such videos anyway. You'll need to head to the Windows Phone Store and download the Xbox Video app if you want a 'native' video source of this kind.

Mix Radio

Meanwhile there's not even an official YouTube app, so you'll have to rely on Vimeo and Netflix for your video-streaming needs.

Nokia may not have a video store service of its own, but it is pretty strong with music. Head into the (fairly) recently rebranded MixRadio app and you get access to hundreds of hours worth of free tunes.

With no sign-up and no subscription fee, you can stream or download playlists of music based around carefully curated themes and genres – or even a trio of your preferred artists.

It remains a generous offering, although you may find the lack of ability to select specific artists or skip more than six times an hour somewhat restrictive.

Nokia no longer offers its own MP3 store, but you can access Microsoft's own Xbox Music service through the standard Windows Phone Store, or by downloading the dedicated app.

These apps will doubtless come as standard on future Nokia handsets, and the current multimedia loose ends will be tied up.

Xbox music

Right now, it just seems as if the Lumia 1320 has arrived at an unfortunate time of transition between the various Nokia and Microsoft media services.

One media store front that remains, of course, is the Xbox Games collection. As always, you can browse, purchase, and access your games from here – many of which will have been enhanced with Xbox Live achievements.

That's the idea, anyway. Look a little closer and you'll see that Windows Phone is still lagging way behind iOS and even Android when it comes to a strong mobile gaming environment.

The Store is filled with third rate freebies, woefully belated iOS conversions, and trashy Flappy Bird clones.

As for the gameplay experience itself, the Nokia Lumia 1320 acquitted itself just fine during my tests. Properly optimised (or at least pleasantly vibrant) games like Subway Surfers look and play great.

Unfortunately, a lot of these games simply haven't been upscaled for large-screen devices. Jet-pack Joyride looks like a blurry mess, for example.


Put simply, Windows Phone still isn't worthy of the Xbox branding it so proudly wears. But that's not Nokia's fault, and the Lumia 1320 offers as full a gaming experience as it's possible to get on the platform.

This being a Windows Phone device, you also get 7GB of free SkyDrive – sorry, OneDrive – cloud storage space in which to store your files.

You can automatically upload photos, but there's no media integration, so you won't be able to view any video files stored in the cloud unless you head to the Windows Phone Store and download the OneDrive app.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported64 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
SAR Value0.46 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyLumia
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, LTE 800, LTE 1800, LTE 2600
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time1 Day
Product Model1320
Screen Size15.2 cm (6")
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)220 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, EU RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 8
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density245 ppi
Front Camera Resolution300 Kilopixel
SIM Size SupportedMicro
Height164.2 mm
Width85.9 mm
Depth9.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time672 Hour
Product NameLumia 1320 Smartphone
Processor Speed1.70 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon S4
Product LineLumia
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Magnetometer, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberA00016961
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationMAKE AN IMPACT.

With a 6" display and bright, colourful design that really stands out from the crowd, the Nokia Lumia 1320 makes a statement in any situation.


More screen space means more room for the things you love. Enjoy a wider perspective in your favourite games, videos or apps like HERE LiveSight. It all looks beautiful on the big 6" screen.


Download Nokia Camera to capture great photos and then use the Smart mode to create a sequence of motion, add motion blur effects and more. Or create some magic with innovative photo editing tools like Creative Studio and Cinemagraph.

Package Contents
  • Lumia 1320 Smartphone
  • Micro USB Charger
  • Charging and Data Cable
  • Stereo Headset
  • Quick Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year
Standard Memory1 GB