Nokia Lumia 1320 now available in US

Nokia Lumia 1320

With a massive 6-inch screen and low-end specs, the Lumia 1320 is the Windows Phone aimed at price-conscious phablet enthusiasts. The aging handset, that was unveiled by Nokia in late-October 2013, has been available on the market for quite some time, but is just now reaching US shores.

Starting today, the Lumia 1320 is available at local mobile operator Cricket Wireless, that sells the Windows Phone phablet off-contract. The price? After a $50 mail-in rebate through Cricket Visa Promotion Card, it costs $229.99. That is $20 less than what Cricket asks for the smaller Samsung Galaxy Express. Not taking into account the mail-in rebate, the Lumia 1520 goes for $279.99.

"With the Nokia Lumia 1320, we are providing big value to customers at a budget-friendly price", says Cricket Wireless product management AVP Andy Smoak. And, indeed, it looks like, for the money, the Windows Phone phablet is unrivalled in the mobile operator's portfolio.

So, what do you get for the money? The Lumia 1320 packs: 6-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 by 1280; 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor; 1 GB of RAM; 3,400 mAh battery; 8 GB of internal storage; microSD card slot; 5 MP back-facing camera with LED flash and 1080p video; 0.3 MP front-facing camera with 480p video; 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; USB 2.0; Bluetooth 4.0; physical dimensions of 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm; weight of 220 grams; it runs Windows Phone 8, and is compatible with the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update.

Nokia's usual software add-ons are also available. That means users will be able to take advantage of the HERE suite, Nokia Camera, Nokia Beamer, Nokia Storyteller and Nokia MixRadio, as well as other exclusive apps.

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