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* $229 after a $50 mail-in rebate (Cricket Visa Promotion Card)

Nokia’s Lumia 1320 was announced way back in October of 2013, but it is just now reaching U.S. shores. Cricket Wireless announced this week that the smartphone would be available on its network starting tomorrow for $229 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Most importantly, that price is for a device not tied to an annual contract.
 
As for the Lumia 1320, its most impressive spec is its gargantuan display that measures a whopping 6 inches. However, everything else is decidedly “run of the mill” starting with the fact that the 6-inch display is only 720p. Other features include a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD expansion slot, and a 5MP rear camera.

 

 
The Lumia 1320 of course runs Windows Phone 8, but will be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1 when it is released.
 
"With the Nokia Lumia 1320 we are providing big value to customers at a budget friendly price," said Andy Smoak, Cricket Wireless AVP of Product.
 
For those that are underwhelmed with the Lumia 1320’s specs, the Lumia 1520 also features a 6-inch display, but bumps the resolution to 1080p and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

Source: Cricket Wireless



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Taking Aim
By Reclaimer77 on 6/12/2014 9:58:26 AM , Rating: 2
At the Galaxy Mega it looks like. Not a bad kit for the price though.

Putting gigantic phones in people's hands for very little money is kind of a cool thing I think.




RE: Taking Aim
By themaster08 on 6/12/2014 10:04:36 AM , Rating: 2
Definitely. Devices like this and the Galaxy Mega negate the need for both a smartphone and a tablet for many people.


RE: Taking Aim
By ShaolinSoccer on 6/12/2014 8:52:57 PM , Rating: 3
"Definitely. Devices like this and the Galaxy Mega negate the need for a tablet for many people."

FTFY


RE: Taking Aim
By Labotomizer on 6/12/2014 11:15:38 AM , Rating: 2
OMG, the negative comments on Windows Phone! Just stop already...

Oh wait, nothing negative. Well, there goes my reality...


RE: Taking Aim
By Da W on 6/12/2014 11:32:39 AM , Rating: 3
Cause it's a good OS!


RE: Taking Aim
By Labotomizer on 6/12/2014 11:36:35 AM , Rating: 2
Just giving R77 a hard time.


RE: Taking Aim
By Reclaimer77 on 6/12/2014 12:05:36 PM , Rating: 2
LOL yeah, notice that? I make posts like that, nobody says a thing. Especially certain someone's.

But god forbid I offer ANY criticisms. Bring out the electric chair!


RE: Taking Aim
By retrospooty on 6/12/2014 12:11:41 PM , Rating: 2
At first glance I thought it was $229 on contract, because off contract is a great deal. Nice. That is a lot of phone for the price.


RE: Taking Aim
By Mitch101 on 6/12/2014 6:34:56 PM , Rating: 2
I'm looking at two Android tablets so someone wanna put a date on the rapture happening soon?


RE: Taking Aim
By atechfan on 6/12/2014 12:18:56 PM , Rating: 3
And in a switching of roles, time for me to be critical. I don't see the point to a screen that big if you are not going to go 1080p.


RE: Taking Aim
By CaedenV on 6/12/2014 12:47:48 PM , Rating: 2
It is certainly a compromise, but for the price they are trying to hit I don't think that 1080p is really an option. If you want 1080p then pay a bit more and go for a Lumia 1520.


RE: Taking Aim
By Gunbuster on 6/12/2014 1:47:31 PM , Rating: 2
"pay a bit more"

In your world a bit more is $319? because that's how much extra one would have to pay for a non contract 1520.


RE: Taking Aim
By Reclaimer77 on 6/12/2014 1:37:43 PM , Rating: 2
Cost. You need millions and millions of units on a production run to bring costs down. But 6" panels for phones aren't exactly something that's made in great numbers at ANY resolution.


RE: Taking Aim
By atechfan on 6/13/2014 5:33:26 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I know cost is a factor. The extra size just seems pointless though. The reason I would go for a larger screen would be to fit more on it, not to make what was there bigger. I guess the market is people with poor eyesight.


RE: Taking Aim
By Reclaimer77 on 6/13/2014 9:20:25 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
The extra size just seems pointless though.


Quit the contrary, that IS the whole point!

I don't know why we have to have this same conversation on here every time a large-screen phone is discussed. I guess some people just cannot cope.


RE: Taking Aim
By atechfan on 6/13/2014 11:55:49 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not saying don't go bigger, I'm saying that without the extra pixels, what is the point? How you equate this to being unable to cope is beyond me.


RE: Taking Aim
By Reclaimer77 on 6/13/2014 12:00:44 PM , Rating: 2
You're right, there's no point at all. Don't buy it and be happy...

Would you rather watch a movie on a 720p 70" TV, or a 1080p 20"? I know which one I would prefer.

If I made an OP starting with "What's the point to this phone omg bla bla", you and Mitch would have tried to roast me alive for "hating" Microsoft. It's bizzaro world.

Just...I don't need your BS on a Friday, have a good weekend.


RE: Taking Aim
By atechfan on 6/15/2014 8:13:39 PM , Rating: 2
720p would look attrocious at 70 inches, with enormous pixels, plus it wouldn't display 1080p content at native res, so, no, I would not want that option. But I was speaking about screen real estate anyway, not that your reading comprehension would allow you to realise that. More and more websites are being made with 1080p in mind, and end up needing sideways scrolling on less, unless you want to be stuck with an often less functional mobile version of the site. A larger screen and a higher res seem to go together.


RE: Taking Aim
By Labotomizer on 6/13/2014 11:10:59 AM , Rating: 2
Scaling and resolution isn't the same.


Not bad for the price
By NellyFromMA on 6/12/2014 12:24:20 PM , Rating: 2
Definitely a decent deal for the cost without the burden of being on contract.

At that price, I could dabble with that device while keeping my S3 handy.

Just curious, does anyone know if "Cricket" is compatible with ATT/T-Mo at all?




RE: Not bad for the price
By CaedenV on 6/12/2014 12:44:42 PM , Rating: 2
I know Cricket is owned by ATT, and at least in my area they are on the same network... but I am not sure if that is true across the board.


RE: Not bad for the price
By Gunbuster on 6/12/2014 1:44:00 PM , Rating: 2
Cricket is a MVNO Subsidiary of AT&T. Same network and bands.


RE: Not bad for the price
By NellyFromMA on 6/12/2014 3:48:11 PM , Rating: 2
I see. Just like StraightTalk then. Thanks guys!


Reality
By Gunbuster on 6/12/2014 12:01:41 PM , Rating: 2
Nice to see a decent phone that doesn't cost more than a laptop!




Huawei Ascend Mate2
By edwpang on 6/12/2014 2:45:25 PM , Rating: 2
It seems Huawei Ascend Mate2 AnandTech just reviewed is a better value at $299 fully unlocked.




Correction and Clarification
By kjanadtech on 6/15/2014 3:39:07 PM , Rating: 2
Slight correction and clarification

- A minimum service (e.g. 1 month) is required at time of purchase.
- the $50 rebate also requires service
- this device carries at&t bands and is the latin American version RM-995
- device also has tmo 4G bands

I like the device as a tweener between larger size tablet and smaller phone
- very few tablets will have/support all the sensors at this price point.
- the largest sacrifice is the camera but at this price point it is middle of the pack. no tablet except maybe lumia 2520 comes close
- no one has mentioned battery life. some people are reporting up to fours days with normal use
- if you compare prices, this a good deal




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