Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines Price, Specs, Release Date, Exclusive Demo Video at Nokia World 2013, In The Flesh!

Nokia Lumia 1320, the more affordable of the two phablets announced by the Finnish company at Nokia World 2013 held in Abu Dhabi last October 22, is out now in the Philippines.

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines

You can get it at all Nokia Stores or partner retailers nationwide for just Php 17,900 -- which I think is just right considering all of its features. The hybrid is available in four colors, namely, Yellow, White, Black, and Red; Yellow being my favorite, of course.

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines

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

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines

"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 [with the phablet's 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera] 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," they added.

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines

When I first got the chance to play with the device during Nokia World 2013, I was instantly swept off my feet by how beautiful it looks and how solid it feels in the hand. Yes, obviously, Nokia Lumia 1320 doesn't look as premium as its more expensive sibling - the Nokia Lumia 1520 - but it's just as visually arresting and gives that same reassuring air of durability when you hold it.

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines

Another thing I love about this phablet is that the back cover is swappable, which means that you can actually change the color of the phone depending on your mood or to match your outfit. So if you're a fashionista or if you simply have a vibrant personality, I'm sure you'll appreciate this cool feature of Nokia Lumia 1320.

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines

Software-wise, Nokia Lumia 1320 runs WP8 operating system with Nokia Lumia Black enhancements. Nokia Lumia Black incorporates GD3 WP8 enhancements and brings a slew of new features, improvements in imaging, new apps and app updates from Microsoft and Nokia to make the Lumia smartphone experience even better. Some of the key features that come with Nokia Lumia Black include the following:

App Folder - This brand new feature makes your Lumia experience even more fluid by giving you an option to further personalize and organize your Start screen. With App folders you can group similar apps and settings into one folder, a tile, on your Start screen.

Nokia Glance Screen 2.0 - Helps you keep track of information in real time, making all your most important notifications including: phone, messages, email, outlook, calendar, or any apps that use notifications such as Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, or games; always visible at a glance on your screen. It saves time and energy.

Bluetooth LE - Will now be enabled across the full Windows Phone 8 Lumia range for compatible gadgets like the Adidas MiCoach accessories.

Nokia Refocus - The amazing Nokia Refocus comes to all Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones with 1GB of RAM and upwards.

Nokia Beamer - Sharing what’s on your phone is easier than ever with Nokia Beamer. You can now beam documents, presentations, anything you like, to any HTML5-enabled screen by simply scanning a QR code on the screen. It’s coming to all of the phones with 1GB RAM upwards.

Nokia Storyteller - The app arranges your photos for you, by date and by place, making it easier to tell the stories behind your pictures, and give extra context through the close integration of interactive maps.

Nokia Camera - Combines Nokia Pro Camera and Smart Camera to simplify the photo-taking experience, and ensure you get the perfect shot every time. The app has been available for Lumia PureView smartphones since last year, but it’s now coming to the rest of the WP8 Lumia range. The latest Nokia Camera update also brings raw DNG support for Lumia 1020 owners.

Latest Generation of Imaging Algorithms - The Lumia Black update further improves the image quality, especially in Lumia 1020. Among others, the improvements include a new oversampling algorithm, making your images more natural looking with reduced noise, while ensuring your photos remain wonderfully sharp

As I've mentioned, the Lumia Black update will also bring a bunch of enhancements from Microsoft's GD3 upgrade for WP8 to Nokia Lumia smartphones. These include safe driving mode – which cuts out unnecessary distractions when you’re on the road; customised ringtones for each contact. You can now also close apps within the in multitasking view and lock the screen rotation if you wish.

Nokia Lumia 1320, Nokia Lumia 1320 Philippines
And it also doesn't hurt that Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with a large 3,400 mAh Li-Ion battery pack, which delivers an extended uptime for a more enjoyable and worry-free multimedia, imaging, and overall mobile experience on the device.

Want to see Nokia Lumia 1320 in action? Check out this exclusive demo video of the phablet that I recorded at the exhibit area of Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi.

Is Nokia Lumia 1320 the right phablet for you? TP Friends, I know that for Php 17,900 there are already many cool smartphones and phablets - especially those running Android - that you can choose from and get in the market currently. Having played with Nokia Lumia 1320, I guess this release is ideal for consumers who want their gadgets to be a reflection of their individuality and unique personality. I mean, its design language and vibrant colors alone truly make Nokia Lumia 1320 stand out from the crowd. Also, if you're the type who wants to be different and you're not someone who simply jumps on bandwagons, then you might enjoy being on a budding yet promising platform like Windows Phone 8 on the Nokia Lumia 1320. Not to mention, the phablet comes with two defining traits of Nokia phones: Durability and Great Imaging Capabilities. Sure, its camera doesn't have Carl Zeiss lens nor the PureView innovation of the more expensive models but it's still far better than the shooter of phones by competing brands in this price echelon.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 1320
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), WP8 Phablet
Price Category Upper Midrange
Dimensions164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm
Weight 220 grams
Available Colors White, Yellow, Black, Red (Deep Orange)
Operating System Windows Phone 8 GDR3, Nokia Lumia Black
Display 6.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 1.7 GHz Dual Core Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 64 GB
Camera 5 MegaPixels, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1/4'' sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, VGA front camera
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, VGA for front camera
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WMA, WAV, eAAC+, MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 (TBC)
SIM Card Type microSIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3,400 mAh battery (BV-4BW)
Uptime Standby: 672 Hours
Talk: 25 Hours
Music: 98 Hours
Value-Added Features Big Screen, Nokia Lumia Black, Large Battery
Announcement February 2013
Availability Philippines: January 10, 2014
Price Official SRP in the Philippines: Php 17,900