From Allegro to Lumia 1520, a lot has changed in 2 years

allegro 1520

In the year 2013 phones are big. Very big. The Windows Phone ecosystem has even begun to get a few of these gigantic phones, most notably the new Lumia 1520. The 1520 is easily the biggest Windows Phone device yet, but that got us thinking: what is the smallest? According to our research it’s the Acer Allegro.

Putting the Allegro and Lumia 1520 side-by-side shows just how much the OS and hardware has changed in just two years. Back in October of 2011 Nokia didn’t even have a Windows Phone device, now they are soon to be owned by Microsoft. Let’s take a look at the biggest and smallest Windows Phone devices ever.

allegro 1520 chart

There are some pretty striking differences between the two phones, as you would expect. Sometimes it’s cool to take a step back and realize how fast technology changes. There was a time (not long ago) when 1GHz processors were the best you could get. Now we are on quad-core processors and gigantic displays.

We also have the software to consider. On the Allegro there was only two columns of tiles, and they were all the same size (except for a few). On the 1520 you can have 3 columns of tiles, and resize them to small, medium, or large. We also have many more accent colors to choose from, and the lockscreen can be changed much more.

Windows Phone keeps getting better, and these two devices are the perfect example. Hopefully Windows Phone keeps on getting better and bigger! What was your first Windows Phone device? Could you use it nowadays?


  • Edgar Cervantes

    Bigger? lol. I don’t know about that.