Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Nov 2013 21:35 UTC

The Verge reviews the giant Nokia Lumia 1520:

Samsung and others have proven that there is a market for giant smartphones, warts and all. But that doesn't mean that just any smartphone is better if it's bigger, and the 1520 is a prime example of that. It's bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone yet, but it's not necessarily a better Windows Phone because of that. If all you've ever wanted in life is a Lumia 925 with a magnifying glass on top of it, the 1520 is exactly that. It's a tour de force in resolution and speed, but it's not a great smartphone or even a great replacement for a tablet.

And yet, it'll be a better tablet than any Windows 8.1 RT device. There's something poetic about that.

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missing stylus
by chithanh on Tue 19th Nov 2013 00:16 UTC
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I couldn't help but notice how the Nokia rep tried to justify the lack of stylus (emphasis mine):

But Nokia isn’t going that route at all — reps said adding a stylus to the 1520 would mar the phone’s sleek design — and there isn’t really anything you can do on a 1520 that can’t be done on a Lumia 1020 or any other, smaller Windows Phone.

What a ridiculous explanation. As if someone in the market for a 6" device would mind the extra bulge for a stylus. "I wish my phone didn't have a stylus and therefore became a little smaller", said no Galaxy Note owner ever. Nokia is simply incompetent to design a decent phone with stylus, and they are cowards for not admitting it.

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