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November 7, 2013

Store More with The Nokia Lumia 1520

On October 22, the Nokia Lumia 1520 was announced in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World 2013. Since then, reviewers and pundits have commented about the stunning construction, gorgeous 6-inch screen, groundbreaking 20-megapixel PureView Camera, and the blistering fast quad-core Snapdragon processor.

On top of that, the Nokia Lumia 1520 let’s you expand the memory by adding a microSD card. It’s easy to boost storage capability in a big way, which gives you plenty of room to house all the videos, images and other memories captured on your new Nokia Lumia 1520.

Also, if you’re one who likes to store HERE Maps for offline use or carry hours and hours of music on your Nokia Lumia, you can do so with the Nokia Lumia 1520.

Let’s explore some of the best practices for using microSD cards in the Nokia Lumia 1520.

Use a top quality microSD card

Adding memory is easy. You just pop out the memory tray on the top left side of the device and insert the card. If there’s old data on the card that you want to remove, you can do a quick format. Otherwise you’re good to go.

There are all sorts of microSD cards to purchase in stores and online, and they vary greatly in quality and performance. To ensure the best experience possible, our engineers recommend using a new, higher class microSD card that is 4-32 gigabytes in size.

Record video to phone memory, not your microSD card

In the same fashion that external storage on your PC is slower and less reliable than your onboard hard drive, memory cards can vary in speeds and reliability. Photographers often run into this challenge when trying to shoot high quality HD video on DSLR cameras. Sometimes the memory card just can’t keep up.

Nokia Lumia 1520 is capable of capturing amazing video in 720p and 1080p resolution, and to ensure the very best experience, we recommend recording video straight to the onboard phone memory. If you’d rather record the video to microSD, it’s important to use a high-quality brand name memory card.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Music Storage

Using the settings in your Settings->Phone Storage, you can select where to store your MP3 music collection, images and video.  Also, you can move your music collection, pictures and videos to microSD using File Explorer on your Windows PC.

We’ve worked hard with our partners at Microsoft to deliver a great user experience when using a microSD card with your Nokia Lumia 1520. With the most recent version of Windows Phone 8 on the Nokia Lumia 1520, you can expect improved performance and a smooth user experience.

Our friends over at Windows Phone have a great how-to article on using a memory card with your device. Check it out here!