Nokia phones have always quietly excelled. Audio was one of the earliest places I remembered being in awe of what Nokia was producing in comparison to their competition. I remember the first time I was able to record stereo audio on my Nokia N93 and blown away. Time and time again, they made videos much more of an experience by capturing truer quality audio. Rich recording on the Nokia 808 PureView launched Nokia’s audio recording to new heights, so much so that those HAAC mic’s got nicked by hadtocopypasta. In their Lumia line, high quality recording became a standard. The 1020 as well as fantastic video brought some sweet stereo rich recording audio. Sneakily, the 9xx series had stereo audio recording activated in a software update. Now in the Nokia Lumia 1520, we have, not just one, not two, not three but FOUR microphones.
I waited until I got back to my uni house where there’s a 5.1 surround system set up (Logitech Z906). Oh my wow. It’s recommended that you play these on some headphones (don’t bother with built in laptop speakers or via a phone/tablet).
Something else overlooked – the video is also shot from the 1520. It looks amazing! (Good angles, good slow panning shots, great editing). Nice big 6″ viewfinder and additional memory card slot in case you fill up that 32GB internal space with all those videos.