Own a Nokia Lumia 1520, or thinking of getting one, and looking for the best free Windows Phone apps around? You don’t need to look far as this 6-inch behemoth of a smartphone comes with everything you need. Check out the top 10 free Windows Phone apps for Nokia Lumia 1520 already on there.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a stunning smartphone that truly makes the most of that gorgeous 6-inch display with 1080 Full HD resolution. The large screen is made of Gorilla Glass 2, so you know it’s tough, while the Nokia ClearBlack technology and super-sensitive touchscreen mean you can see the screen and use it when wearing gloves – ideal in this cold weather.
It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which is backed by 2GB of RAM, so you’ll be able to run any Windows Phone app with ease. Meanwhile, the 32GB of internal storage, as well as microSD card with support for up to 64GB, you’ll find this is a powerhouse of a smartphone.
Many of the Nokia Lumia apps you’ll find on your Nokia Lumia 1520 are exclusive to Nokia, which means you won’t be able to download them onto a Samsung or HTC Windows Phone. What’s more, apps like Nokia Camera are exclusive to the PureView range of Nokia Lumia smartphones. Here we take a dip into the Nokia Collection and check out the top 10 apps you need to make sure are installed and up-to-date on your Nokia Lumia 1520.
Nokia Camera takes truly stunning photos, and is perfect for anyone who wants more out of their camera. It also replaces Nokia Pro Camera and Nokia Smart Camera by combining the two into one stunning app. The app works great in auto-mode, yet has easy access to reframing where you can rotate, scale and change the aspect ratio of your pictures. And when you want to create that perfect composition, go to the manual controls to change exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Pro Camera
Nokia Video Trimmer
Nokia Video Trimmer requires the Lumia Amber software update. Shorten videos shot on your Nokia Lumia quickly and easily. Simply drag the slider to the start and end points then use the step controls to adjust the selection to the second. When you’re done, save the video to your phone or upload and share it over WiFi or a mobile data connection, but be sure to check your network operator’s data charges first.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Video Trimmer
Nokia Video Upload
Nokia Video Upload helps you to share your videos quickly and easily with your friends, and works for all videos shot on Nokia Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8. Simply select the video in the Photos app and share, or upload after capturing and trimming with the Nokia Video Trimmer through share option. Share your video over WiFi or a mobile data connection, but be sure to check your network operator’s data charges first.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Video Upload
HERE City Lens
HERE City Lens gives you an entirely new way to reveal what’s around you. Simply hold up your Nokia Lumia 1520 as though taking a photo, and the app overlays the best shops, restaurants, and points of interest right on your display. Tap a place icon to call ahead or get more information such as hours, reviews, and directions. You can even save a place for later or share it with friends.
DOWNLOAD: HERE City Lens
Nokia RingTone Maker
One of the frustrations with Windows Phone 8 has been the ability to quickly add your own stamp with personalised ringtones. With Ringtone Maker you can create ringtones from the music on your phone. Simply open the app, select your favourite song and save it as a ringtone. You can cut your ringtone anyway you like, with editing controls that let you choose the start, end and length of your ringtone. There’s now support for more music file formats: WMA, M4A, M4R, and AAC along with MP3.
DOWNLOAD: Ringtone Maker
Nokia Refocus is an amazing app that takes a burst of five photos – each one at a different focal point across the full focus range of the photo – to create a depth map of the image you’ve captured. This means you can then simply refocus the image at a later date to get the final look and feel you were after all along. Nokia Refocus also comes with its own built in effects, such as All in focus and Colour pop.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Refocus
Nokia Storyteller on the Nokia Lumia 1520 automatically sorts all your photos into interactive groups called stories. Your timeline is where you can browse all your stories and modify them, then view them as slideshows or share them with friends. You can also sort your photos by location, as well as add captions to tell even more of the story. Plus, when you’re looking at a photo, you can zoom out to see where you took it on a map.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Storyteller
It is a neat app that takes what we know about the Nokia PhotoBeamer app and ramps up the feature set by allowing you to share not only photos but anything you’re showing on your Nokia Lumia screen and want to share. This could still be a photo, or it could be a document or even a whole presentation slide-by-slide. With Nokia Beamer you can send whatever is on your Nokia Lumia smartphone screen to any display connected to the internet – whether it’s a TV in your living room or your friend’s tablet on the other side of the world.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Beamer
Enjoy reading anywhere with Nokia Reading on your Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8. Download eBooks or import your own EPUB or PDF files from your SkyDrive account. Read internet news stories with the News stream and set up your own RSS streams from popular newspapers, magazines and blogs.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Reading
Make more of your pictures with this quick and easy photo editor. Simply swipe through a series of editing tools and quickly adjust colour, balance, remove red eye and apply filters. When you’re done, share your image with friends on Facebook or Twitter.
DOWNLOAD: Nokia Creative Studio
What do you think is the best free app for your Nokia Lumia 1520?