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Nokia Lumia 1520 (Unlocked LTE, 32GB, Yellow) SIM Free *International Version*
Nokia Lumia 1520 (Unlocked LTE, 32GB, Yellow) SIM Free *International Version*

5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous device that's a pleasure to use, 10 Nov 2014
I've had my 1520 for several months and it's become my main device. I've used mainly android devices (including a Samsung note 2 and note 3), and also iOS devices. As a phablet this is easily my favourite device. Comparing it next to something like the note 3 the depth of colours stand out on the 1520. And the 1520 is a pleasure to write on using the flow keyboard in Windows Phone 8.1. For longer articles I use a stylus and I prefer writing on this compared to my previous note 3 because of the screen surface.

The camera is very good (though needs a bit of manual fiddling to get the best, though new updates are imminent). The large screen is excellent for using in bright sunlight, making it easy to show photos to other people. It also has a 'glance' screen feature which is great for showing the time at night and other summary information at a glance. The double tap to wake is also handy.

Audio is very good on the external speaker (depending on what you compare it to. It's miles better than my note 3 but not as good as the HTC m8. Audio on earphones is superb; providing you use the right earphones/headsets. The best I've found so far are the AKG452's (over ear), Sennheiser mm70s's (which have three button controls that work on windows phone, android and iOS devices) and Sony MDR-EX650APs.

Battery life is excellent. It's nice not to have to worry about making it through a day (sometimes 2).

Pretty much all the software I need is now available on Windows Phone (though there are a couple of apps I can only get on iOS). Microsoft's OneNote & Evernote work brilliantly on this. Google seems to be trying to avoid having many of it's apps on Windows Phone (though you can get Google search and most google services are available in one way or another. The one that is clunky though is google+. For reading eBooks, managing to-do's, games etc this is my go-to device. Although I still use google maps from time to time on it, I'm finding Nokia Here Drive better for giving driving directions in the UK, and Nokia maps is excellent (and downloadable). The Youtube app that I use lets you download videos to watch offline (handy on moving trains!). The cut down versions of MS office work very well (though not as fully featured as MS office on the iPad).

It also has a micro SD card slot (I'm currently using a 64gb sd card in it)

It's worth having a go with this in person as it's not a small device! Also, it uses a nano sim card (like the iPhone)- though my simscards are now nano ones , using adaptors if needed in other phones.

This is one of those phones that if I lost it or it got broken I would definitely buy again!


Mophie Space Pack Battery Case with Built in 16GB Storage for iPhone5/5s in White - MFi Approved
Mophie Space Pack Battery Case with Built in 16GB Storage for iPhone5/5s in White - MFi Approved
Offered by eoutlet-uk
Price: £74.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes the 5s feel like an elongated iPhone 3gs in nice to hold (though ..., 12 Oct 2014
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Doubles the battery life and the storage that I had. Makes the 5s feel like an elongated iPhone 3gs in nice to hold (though a grippier material would have been great - I found it slippery to hold at first but that got better over time. It increases the overall weight to just under 200g. I prefer the iPhone 5s with this case on. I'm not sure if the case would break of I dropped it on concrete). The case means that to use earphones that have an L shaped connector you need to use the cable extension provided.


Sony Earphones with Brass Housing, Smartphone Mic and Control
Sony Earphones with Brass Housing, Smartphone Mic and Control

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds great, 12 Oct 2014
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Sounds very very good. Nice isolation for listening in noisy environments like the Underground. Cable feels robust and doesn't tangle as much as other headphones I've used. My favourite earphones for under £100. It only has the one button (not three).


Sennheiser MM70s Universal Ear Canal Headset
Sennheiser MM70s Universal Ear Canal Headset
Price: £57.51

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 12 Oct 2014
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Sounds very good and buttons work on iphone, Android and windows phone devices.


LifeProof iPhone 5S Nuud Case White/Clear
LifeProof iPhone 5S Nuud Case White/Clear
Offered by atvparthubs
Price: £49.77

4.0 out of 5 stars Great protection, 12 Oct 2014
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Brilliant. Feels great to hold and seems like it will provide protection in the rain and from dropping. Only downside is that it's not the easiest thing to get off! (also don't lose the earphone cable extender).


Sony Xperia Z Ultra Gels
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Gels
Offered by Yousave Accessories
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could be designed better, 12 Oct 2014
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No hole in the case for USB charging (and the ultra won't fit into the charging cradle with the case on). So you have to take the case off in order to charge the phone. Also, the on/off button and volume buttons aren't so easy to use with the case on. On the plus side it's grippy to hold and feels like it would project the phone if dropped.
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Lakeland Doctor Who Disposable Party Straws x 24
Lakeland Doctor Who Disposable Party Straws x 24
Offered by Lakeland
Price: £1.79

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 18 July 2014
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these are flat cardboard daleks (just in case you think they're solid)


LG 22EA53VQ 21.5-inch IPS LED Monitor
LG 22EA53VQ 21.5-inch IPS LED Monitor
Offered by Webbasket

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 18 July 2014
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pin sharp


5Pcs Magic Travel Outdoor Camping Portable Folding Plastic Clothing Coat Hanger
5Pcs Magic Travel Outdoor Camping Portable Folding Plastic Clothing Coat Hanger
Offered by J-MT
Price: £3.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 18 July 2014
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practical and light


IVSO® Slim-fit Stand Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet (White)
IVSO® Slim-fit Stand Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet (White)
Offered by Gambolex

4.0 out of 5 stars good design- practical, 18 July 2014
a bit heavier than the samsung case. But much more practical. When you fold the screen cover under the phone it's more like an ipad cover- it makes the note 8 easier to hold (unlike the samsung official case)


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