Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Nokia Lumia 1520: first look
0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2014, 13:36 posted on
Peering into the phablet market, there’s a one constant that seems to take precedence each and every time. It should be no surprise to anyone that Samsung’s Galaxy Note line continues to be the class-leader in the space – and it looks to stay like that with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In the Android space, it’s clearly the phone to beat, but it still has competition from the Windows Phone side. To be more exact, not only is the Nokia Lumia 1520 deemed as a phablet worthy enough to give any Android smartphone a good run for its money, but it’s arguably the best phone representing Microsoft’s platform...
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1. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Is there any specific reason as to why the USB 3.0 is removed? Or its just a marketing strategy for the next Note 5.
28. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
It used to interfere with the radio communication. Larger connector.
Fast charging is already taken care of and for better transfer rates you can easily do it through Airdroid or ES File Explorer
2. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)
Is this a joke?! The Note4 is light-years ahead that lumia.
3. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
I think ur comment is the real joke ..
Lumia 1520 is one of the best
31. bigdawg23 (Posts: 453; Member since: 25 May 2011)
How is the 1520 one of the best? The WP OS has limitations. Before people call me a Android Troll, I own the Note 3 and Lumia 1020. Two main reasons I went back to the Note 3 are App Selection and Function with WP and second, the closed OS and not allowing a person to attach multiple documents like PDF, XLS and DOC. Only allow people to use Photos and Videos creates issue. I have a iPhone 5 as my personal phone, which has the same attachment but the APP selection and Function is way ahead of WP.
42. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
You can actually. I suspect you just didn't try hard enough. While I agree while in email app you should be able to add more than just photos etc through the attachment thing.
But the easy way is to simply open up onedrive (where you stuff should be anyways), use the multiple select and bam you can send multiple files in one shot, word, excel, pp, photo, video etc, can either send link, or actual files (link is preferred imo).
While clumsy, it can be done, it is not a limitation of the OS more so just a 'limitation' of the stock email app attachment system.
4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
That's a little exaggerated don't you think?
5. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Light years is a measure of distance.
It's newer. That's for sure.
This comparison is a joke though
9. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Why is the comparison a joke? He compare actual hardware between the two. Be sure to call all other comparisons of devices with similar hardware but with your favorite OS a joke as well.
I'll check the other comparison posts to see if you are there saying the same thing.
I'll wait for you, otherwise there is nothing but bias in the comment about the comparison being a joke.
24. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
The comparison is a joke because 1: He hands the Note 4 the size victory, despite the 1520 having a much larger display. 2: He hands the Note 4 the brightness victory, despite the 1520 obviously being auto-dimmed to reflect the surrounding illumination. 3: He hands the clarity victory to the Note 4, possibly deservedly, but without bringing them outdoors, where the Lumia traditionally shines (beats the crap out of the GS5 in direct sunlight)...
All in all a very unconvincing comparison, perhaps to be expected considering the short availability of the Note 4.
30. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
'but without bringing them outdoors, where the Lumia traditionally shines (beats the crap out of the GS5 in direct sunlight)..'
LOL....stop spreading lies boy. Watch this video before talking non sense:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
When it comes to Amoled no one does it better then Samsung. Period.
36. hemedans (Posts: 520; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
why is your video has so many dislike?
watch here lumia 1520 sunlight test
nothing beat clear black display when it come to sunlight readability
44. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
1. The dislikes are mostly because he didn't set the same wallpaper.
2.Inspite of that if you watch the entire video you'll see how it doesn't matter as the difference is so huge.
3. In your link the person is not holding the phone exactly at the sun so. More importantly its not a comparison between GS5 so that is completely invalid anyways. Also, when he tries at 5:22 he confirms 'reflection would make problems in reading'.
3. My video still has more likes and views then your video.
4. on GSMarena Lumia 1520 scored 1.813 vs 3.5 of GS5 in sunlight contrast ratio. So yeah 'Clear Black' technology easily got pawned here too. As GS5 is almost twice better in sunlight then L1520 not to mention its much more brighter and produces accurate screen. It has higher PPI and GG3.
46. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
I'm 41. Judging by your usual posts in these articles I'd guess you to be 17 or an immature 20 something; I'd keep that 'boy'-stuff under lids if I was you...!
"Non sense"? Nonsense is one word; splitting it up is nonsense, that's for sure.
I own a 1520 and my brother owns a GS5; my 1520 is actually viewable in angled sunlight, unlike his GS5. I talk from experience, not from random bids on the internet. But then again, this is not the first time you reference half-baked reviews. I'd recommend you to grow a bit of critical sense; it'll serve you well in the long run...
48. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Seriously !? Now since you don't have an actual point to counter me you are going on age ? News flash buddy I am not 17 and even if I was that has nothing to do with what I write. It doesn't make your over-the-top claims more relevant.
Also, I own a GS5 and Moto G. You are more then welcome to check my previous comments to validate that. Although that is irrelevant too.
Lastly, you are clearly suffering from denial syndrome (aka blind fanboy) who turns blind-eye to whatever isn't in his favour. If you find the review 'half-baked' mention the reason why do you feel that way instead of raising irrelevant points like age. smh
PS: Don't bother replying unless you actually have a 'critical sense' as to why you think that video is 'half-baked. I'll be more then happy to argue on the base of facts.
52. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
what are you talking about? i dunno about L1520, but my n9 doesn't give me a problem on direct sunlight. I can browse, read, play games.
53. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)
clearblack is awesome dude, they don't nid super bright display to be able to display under direct sunlight. you should try it and see it yourself
6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Dude......there is a best android phone till now and there is a best windows phone till now.
7. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
What constitutes light years ahead? Serious question as this article clearly compared certain aspects of each device and I don't see a light-year of difference in either of them beyond the better screen and processor in the Note 4.
How is it a joke when the facts are stated? "That lumia" is as good as it has been stated in this article and many more. The Note 4 is as good as been stated as well, from the limited hands on. This is a simple comparison, no room for sensational fanboyism.
There isn't any jokes in this article.
18. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Dude. Open an English dictionary. Light years is a measure of distance. It cannot be used here.
It's like saying the galaxy note is five kilometers ahead of the Lumia. It makes no sense.
The galaxy note is brand new. That's what's different. The only reason this comparison is valid is because there are only two windows phone phablets.
Can't compare this with a Lumia 1320 now can we?
I'm just saying that the galaxy note is newer. I would take it in a WP version though.
Long rant short. You can't use light years.
26. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)
Light years ahead
Technologically advanced. Clearly better than the rest.
(light years) INFORMAL A long distance or great amount:
the new range puts them light years ahead of the competition
Idiom Definitions for 'Light years ahead'
If you are light years ahead of others, you are a long way in front of them in terms of development, success, etc.
Either you're not a native speaker or you're a poor reader.
14. Dastrix (unregistered)
LOL do you even know what light years is?
16. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
It's a measurement. That's why we use it here. For device A is far(light years) ahead of device B
17. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)
I can see I did hurt the feelings of a whole bunch of WP Fanboys.
And yeah, the Note 4 is light-years ahead of the L1520. Deal with it!
19. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
You're just making yourself look stupid on the internet dummy.
1. Astron. the distance traversed by light in one mean solar year, about 5.88 trillion mi. (9.46 trillion km): used as a unit in measuring stellar distances. Abbr.: lt-yr
(a) a very great distance
(b) a very long time: It's been light-years since I've seen my childhood friends.
Light years are only applicable when talking about distance and time. Idiot
23. T.Law (Posts: 414; Member since: 10 May 2014)
Perhaps you're too dumb to get it.
May I recommend you Vaseline?
33. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Vaseline? I take it you use it quite regularly.
No he is stating the difference between the two devices while one is newer yes, is not 'light years'. Light years would be a 1995 PDA to the Note 4. That is light years.