Nokia Lumia 1520: How good is the sound quality?

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first smartphone in the world to include four high-performance digital mics. This makes it ideal for directional stereo recording and for the best audio experience when watching videos. Here we check out how good the sound quality is on the Nokia Lumia 1520.

When the Nokia Lumia 1020 launched it offered the best photo and video experience possible. What’s more, it comes with two high-performance digital microphones as well as Nokia Rich Recording to offer the best audio experience too.

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With the Nokia Lumia 1520 things have been taken up a notch or two. You’ll still find Nokia Rich Recording in place, but with four high-performance digital microphones for directional stereo recordings, which refines the clarity of recordings by rejecting the sounds outside the direction of capture.

The microphones on the Nokia Lumia 1520 have been built into the device in the best ergonomically positions possible, so you won’t accidentally cover them with your fingers.

What’s more, you can record sound levels more than 6X louder than conventional mics found on rival smartphones. So, your video clips will be better than anyone else. You can capture the full hearing range from the lowest bass to the highest treble (ca. 20Hz to 20 KHz in frequency spectrum).

To put all this to the test, Nokia recorded a live performance by Niila of his song “Bottle of Wine”, which was captured using six Nokia Lumia 1520 prototypes.

This live performance was captured using six Nokia Lumia 1520 prototypes. It was initially recorded from a centre position, then filmed from different angles with the other five devices. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere with no adjustments in audio quality.

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Behind the scenes of Niila “Bottle of Wine”

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