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Nokia Lumia 1520 size comparison: just how large is it?

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Nokia Lumia 1520 size comparison: just how large is it?
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has the largest display of all recent phablets. Its 6-inch display is slightly larger than the 5.9” screen on the HTC One max and it dwarfs the 5.7” Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The Lumia 1520 is also the only phablet that comes in colors like yellow and red in addition to the more traditional black and white.

However one question remains: just how big is it really? The Lumia 1520 is the largest phablet out there, it is much wider than the Galaxy Note 3 and the One max which would definitely make it extremely hard to use it single handedly. It’s almost as large as a small tablet! You have to make some size compromises if you want such a large display after all.

On a more positive note, the Lumia 1520 is a fairly thin device at 8.7mm, thinner than the HTC One max, but just a bit larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

To fully understand how large the Lumia 1520 really is and how it compares against other phablets and the current flagships, take a look below.

The Lumia 1520 versus phablets

Nokia Lumia 1520
6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches
162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm
7.37 oz (209 g)

Nokia Lumia 1520

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

HTC One max
6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches
164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm
7.65 oz (217 g)

HTC One max

Sony Xperia Z Ultra
7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches
179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
7.48 oz (212 g)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


The Lumia 1520 against current flagships

Nokia Lumia 1520
6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches
162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm
7.37 oz (209 g)

Nokia Lumia 1520

Samsung Galaxy S4
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

HTC One
5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC One

Apple iPhone 5s
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:14 4

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1085; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Really?
You forgot ZU and you compare it with Z1?

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:18 3

5. Amir1 (Posts: 185; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


i think the phone arena treat the Z Ultra as a mini tablet with phone so that's why they don't compare it with them. but putting the Z1 with theem is a bit wrong.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:26

8. Reality_Check (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


They must've mistakenly put z1 instead of ZU. That's the only plausible explanation.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:29 1

10. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


And the Oppo N1 too?

On a side note, look how tiny the iPhone is in comparison.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:28

17. Victor.H (Posts: 381; Member since: 27 May 2011)


We've now added the gigantic Z1.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:29

18. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


ZU is what you mean, I believe.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:15 12

2. Gemmol (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


give me the lumia 1520 nowwwwwwwwwwwww

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:15 9

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Sounds a bit uncomfortable, but then you get a great camera, a huge battery, a top-end screen and all the goodies. It can put up a good fight against the Note III, and probably will.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:50 2

13. julz17ronald (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Agree!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:54 3

15. Gemmol (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


it already won did you forget droid need a ton of power to run lag free, this use same chip and mind you windows never lag, so there is nothing slowing this chip down

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:37

23. Pedro0x (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


What about oppo find 7. 4000 MAh battery, better design, higher ppi, probably better front camera, smaller dimensions.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:17

4. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


what about the galaxy mega 6.3

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:25 2

7. Reality_Check (Posts: 220; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Those phablets out there in the comparison are flagships not mid-range.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:27

9. vincelongman (Posts: 625; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


That's in the mini tablet category with the Xperia Z Ultra.
This is a size comparison between phablets and phones.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:23 3

6. beben65 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Come on Phone arena!!!

What append to Xperia Z Ultra?

With it's 6.4" display, It has the largest display among other smartphones.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:38 2

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


6.44"*

I'm puzzled as to why they didnt include it...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 06:03

22. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


I think we know why

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:37

11. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


xperia ZU, mega 6.3, huawei ascend mate, alcatel touch hero.
lumia 1520 is not the biggest phablet

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:52

14. taikucing (unregistered)


lol.... iPhone, the smallest device with biggest price.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:03

16. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


The Nokia Lumia 1520 needs to come out NOW!!!!

It looks amazing!!!

No phone can compare to its beauty and power!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:51 1

19. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Interesting how visually, the Note 3 screen with the transparent status bar barely looks smaller.

As for the Lumia..wonderful specs, great build but I just don't see this thing selling.
Its just a bit too large and too expensive.
Also, the software is not able to take advantage of the hardware..it still does basically the same thing as any cheap WP8 device and nothing more except for doing it on the larger screen, and doing it faster.

Unlike the Note 3, this device cant replace a pc.
For the price, one can get a Lumia 920 and a full W8 Bay Trail tablet

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:46

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You mean Note 3 can replace a PC?
Go home you're tipsy!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:59

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow, come to me my amazing beauty...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 06:01 2

21. uchihakurtz (Posts: 171; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Dang, Note 3 is the smallest among the phablets, Oh, and most powerful too :P

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 11:14

25. Taters (Posts: 2368; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The one good thing about the 920 and 1020 being super bricks is that when Nokia releases a super saiyan 3 level omega brick like this, people become desensitized to the brickness of it all.

When I watched the promo video the size looked fine for a phablet. But now that I have seen this comparison....omg that thing is HUGE...lol

I don't know which one is worst between this, the ultra, or the max. They are all terrible and it is obvious they don't know why the Note is a success.

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