Mobile Phone Reviews

Real-world and hands-on reviews of mobile phones and smartphones. Photos & video included.

Photo Gallery: Tablet meets a Phablet

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In the epic mobile dominance battle we sometimes get devices that cross into other territories and impose their will on other devices’ jurisdiction. We’re seeing that now with the image above — the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone and the  7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet. I’ve had the Nokia Lumia 1520 for about a week […]

Photos: I have the Nokia Lumia 1520 and it’s BIG

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I just got my hands on the new Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T. It has a large 6-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. When Nokia contacted me about reviewing this phone, I knew I was in for a surprise. But not this big of  a surprise. It almost feels like I’m holding a […]

Hiking with the Nokia Lumia 925

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Last week I decided to head out to Joshua Tree to do some exploring after a busy week at CES. While the terrain is primarily desert, it offers some interesting sights and amazing views. Trying to keep my pack light, I opted (like most of my adventures) to bring the Nokia Lumia 925. While I rarely […]

Nokia Lumia 925 Review: Finland’s Finest Deviation

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Its been nearly three years since a partnership was formed between Nokia and Microsoft, an abrupt departure from a solid plan ushered in by Stephen Elop that was met with much resistance and anger from loyal Nokia purists. Utilizing a new mobile operating platform, a unique design language borrowed from an “experimental” Meego device, bright […]

Showing Off: Nokia Lumia 1020 camera has been great in low-light

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 has been my main camera (and yes, my phone) since it was released and over time the photos have gotten better and better. Combine the most recent Nokia firmware updates with my fine-tuning of a few manual controls, I’ve been able to get some excellent low light photos. Take a look […]

Photo Gallery: Nokia Lumia 925 black for AT&T — Through the lens of the Lumia 1020

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The Nokia Lumia 925 in the house here at The Mobile Fanatics! This is the black version for AT&T, and from the outside it looks damn good. This is a high-end Nokia product with a design that’s different than Nokia’s recent choice (see the Lumia 1020). This has metal around the outside, glass on the […]

Nokia Lumia 520 Review: A low cost, high quality, and feature rich handset

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Since the debut of Windows Phone it seemed impossible that a manufacturer would be able to compete with other handset manufacturers to create a low cost, high quality and feature rich handset. With the unique partnership between Microsoft and Nokia, Nokia has slowly achieved this by introducing handsets that appeal to consumers and are accessible at […]

Best of: My Nokia Lumia 1020 real world photo samples

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I’ve been the proud owner of the Nokia Lumia 1020 for a few weeks now thanks to the kind folks at Nokia USA. After uploading numerous demo videos at our Youtube channel and giving my Day 1 impressions, I present to you a handful of Nokia Lumia 1020 camera samples — my absolute favorite photos […]