Welcome to the first installment in our new Encoding.com Labs series. Our aim is to get our hands on and review the latest and greatest video devices and take a closer look at how they handle video. How the device handles adaptive bitrate, various formats, encryption, closed captions, browser players, native player, and OVPs will all be evaluated. We’ll also provide optimum encoding parameters for the device based on the in-depth research performed by our engineering team. In addition a downloadable sample video encoded using the optimized parameters for the device will be included.
This week we review the Nokia Lumia 1520 Phablet. This device, while being a phone, sits squarely in the phablet category with it’s 6” 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Ironically, despite the amazing display, limited support for leading edge video protocols really dampens it’s ability to deliver seamless video experiences. For all the video details on the Nokia Lumia 1520, check out the video below. A downloadable sample video encoded to suggested parameters for the 1520 can be found here.