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Nokia Lumia 1320 Review

Nokia Lumia 1320

Camera and Multimedia:

Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with a run of the mill 5MP shooter on the back. It is not PureView, and has no special hardware based technologies in it. And it shows in the results. Pictures taken even under daylight turn out way too soft. The excessively strong noise removal algorithms can easily be noticed on all pictures, because they have absolutely no detail what so ever. Colors are washed out, and the camera struggles immensely with dynamic range. You may get a decent picture of it here and there, but as a whole it is very disappointing to see such a terrible camera on a phone that isn’t exactly the cheapest around.

Nokia Lumia 1320

By default the Lumia 1320 does not come with Nokia’s excellent Camera app, probably because of above mentioned reasons. But it does work, and it does provide reasonable levels of control over the camera. This includes ISO, manual focus, white balance and shutter speed. The speed of the camera is noticeably faster than the Lumia 1020, for obvious reasons however since it has 8 times the number of pixels to process.

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Though by default the Lumia 1320 does not play a wide variety of video formats, you can install the excellent MoliPlayer app from the store. This is where the Lumia 1320 comes into its own. An episode of Top Gear (in 720p) is actually watchable on it, something which I would have never dared to do on a phone. If watching videos is your thing, then the Lumia 1320 is an excellent phone. Don’t expect miracles from the speaker though. It is loud but lacks any bass what so ever.

Nokia Lumia 1320

The Lumia 1320 comes with just 8GB internal memory. Mercifully though Nokia has included support for microSD cards up to 64GB in size. This will keep you covered as far as your media needs are concerned. But 8GB will show its limits pretty quickly when it will come to installing apps.

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