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Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Lumia 1320 vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: specs comparison

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Lumia 1320 vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: specs comparison
Today is phablet day for Nokia, as the company has announced its very first oversized smartphone - the Lumia 1520! Correction: The company has announced its first two phablets - the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320, with the latter keeping the same massive 6" screen diagonal, but introducing a bunch of compromises specs-wise.

We've already compared the specs of the premium Lumia 1520 to some of its elite competition in the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max, but now that we're taking a look at the more affordable segments of the market with the Lumia 1320, who should we add to this comparison that's both big and somewhat on the cheaper side? Of course, the gargantuan Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 fits the bill perfectly, being the upper-mid range phablet that it is. Let's take a look at how these big boys compare:

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Nokia Lumia 1320 vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Design
OSWindows Phone 8Windows Phone 8Android (4.2) Nature UX UI
Dimensions6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)6.46 x 3.38 x 0.39 inches (164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm)6.60 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches (167.6 x 88 x 8 mm)
Weight7.37 oz (209 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
7.76 oz (220 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
7.02 oz (199 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Display
Physical size6.0 inches6.0 inches6.3 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

368 ppi245 ppi233 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCDSuper Clear LCD
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Peak brightness600 cd/m2 (nit)  
Camera
Camera20 megapixels5 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26 mm28 mm 
Camera sensor size1/2.5"1/4" 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Video lightContinuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA1.9 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) (30 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 305Adreno 305
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR31024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz) / LPDDR21536 MB RAM (533 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage32 GB8 GB8 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Talk time27.40 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
Stand-by time32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
28.0 days (672 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
Talk time (3G)25.10 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
Stand-by time (3G)  17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
Music playback124.00 hours98.00 hours82.00 hours
Video playback10.80 hours9.00 hours11.00 hours
Capacity3400 mAh3400 mAh3200 mAh
TypeLi - Ion Li - Ion
Not user replaceableYesYes 
Wireless chargingOptional  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/sLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 749$ 339 


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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:38 1

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


Needs to be compared with the ZU. That is currently the king of all phablets (IMO).

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:38 6

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


theres no competition for the 1520

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:19

25. avxjl (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


Any android phone can kill 1520,because the eco system~

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:59

26. silencer271 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


its a windows phone and its a Nokia. its Already beat based on those 2 facts.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:42 7

3. taikucing (unregistered)


SAMSUNG MAY CRY

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 09:00 1

27. silencer271 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Yup.. because they will sell a s**tload more Note 3's and note 2's even.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:43 9

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 642; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I don't consider the ZU the king of anything, except bezel

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:04

10. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


well they both have their own features
1520 for the camera
ZU for the Design & build quality

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:04

11. Alex123 (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


yeah, and ZU does not even have an LED flash and comes with only 8mp

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:26

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


ZU has one of the best screens on the market.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 06:11 2

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


Note 3 does.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:35

18. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


and the slim 6.5mm thick *cough *cough
water/dust resistance

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:43 6

5. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i actually quite liked the 1520 it looks impressing the price of the 1320 is also extremely well played and nice

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:34

17. lalalaman (Posts: 231; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I wish 1320 had 720 camera...it will b irresistable in asian countries=)

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:53 8

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


How can you really compare the amazing Lumia1520 to the samsung glalxy mega 6.3?

The Lumia 1520 will destroy the Note 3 and Apple 5S together.

Note to all you android lovers: Instragram in your face!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:58

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't use Instagram even with Android or any blogging related apps.

Windows users has been getting the shorter end of the stick. Good that they are getting better competition give me perks.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 03:59 1

8. Doakie (Posts: 843; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Instagram? What about the lack of all Google Apps? That alone kills the Windows Phone experience. I owned a Windows Phone for a year and a half and I just couldn't live with the lack of Google support any further.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:10 1

12. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 491; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Forget google man. They are evil..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:17

24. avxjl (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


Here 50 cents for you ,form Microsoft~

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:00 5

9. tech2 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Awwww ! U Nokia fanboys are so cute

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:14 1

13. Adithya7184 (Posts: 267; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


@GrapeEyes you will be awarded prestigious "Troll of the Year" award soon...:-P

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:24 1

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


Instagram released over a year and a half ago, and not that it's finally available, you want to brag? You're pathetic. Apple and Samsung have nothing to worry about you troll. I hope you get banned soon.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:30

16. lalalaman (Posts: 231; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Android and ios user were the one crying over lack of instagram.....though I also wish Google make apps for wp

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 15:01

29. bigdawg23 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 May 2011)


How is it in your face???? Phablets are used by alot of mobile office people like myself. Windows Mobile still lacks things like Apple. Why in this day you still can not insert multiple documents into an email or insert documents into a reply is a failure. I have a Note 2 because of the stylus which none the supposed Phablets have. I like the Lumia 1020 but just cant do it with the flawed OS on email attachment insert. Apple and Windows need to understand more than pictures get sent In email

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:44 1

19. taikucing (unregistered)


1520 + 20 MP camera = beast.
1520 + Pureview camera = greater beast !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 04:46 1

20. taikucing (unregistered)


oops, I meant 41 MP pureview camera. Let's hope Nokia release a phablet with 41 MP pureview camera.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 06:13

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


Name a time where you're going to need to use 38MP.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:19

23. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


...any time he takes a pic. you gotta admit man having a great camera is a huge plus. Quality memories my man.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 09:00

28. silencer271 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Needs one in that high resolution and you cant see his penis that well

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