In this Nokia Lumia 1320 video review, we find that the latest big-screen Windows Phone is the first budget phablet you should buy.
I've spent a lot of time criticising Nokia phones in particular, and Windows Phones in general. But the time has come to give praise where praise is due. See What's the best phone you can buy in 2014?
Nokia has a portfolio of phones that range in price from around £100 up to £500, and from 4in to 6in display and beyond. There is now a Lumia at the right price and size for every smartphone user. And while Windows Phone may lack the app- and media support you will find in both the Android and iOS worlds, most major brands are now supported.
Windows Phones from Nokia now offer a genuine alternative to iPhones and Androids, especially if you are new to smartphones and so not already wedded to one or the other of the bigger platforms. and the Lumia 1320 is the best way I can see to get a 6in phablet for less than £250.
This phone is at the top of that size scale, with a 6in display similar in screen acreage to the top-of-the-line Nokia Lumia 1520. But it is significantly cheaper, at a mid-range £238 if you buy online SIM-free at the time of writing; or £13 a month on contract. As such it is a big phone aimed at the new smartphone user. Offering a full feature set, but second-tier specification. See also Best Windows Phones: What's the best Windows Phone you can buy?
If you need a large-screen phone - or indeed a small connected tablet - the Lumia 1320 isn't the best. But at this price it is probably the cheapest you can buy that is worth your consideration.
With decent performance and a good screen, the Lumia 1320 offers good value for money. It's not the best handset on the market, but if you want a Windows Phone with a big screen, and you can't or don't want to stretch up to the faster 1520, you won't regret buying the Lumia 1320. The camera is basic and the storage limited, but the battery life is brilliant.
In this video we show off the features of the Lumia 1320, and talk about some strong and week points. But if you want to know more read our in-depth review: Nokia Lumia 1320 review: large-screen Windows Phone a great deal for first-time buyers.
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