Nokia Lumia 1520 vs HTC One max
Aided by the stronger volume output of its earpiece, phone calls are better handled by the HTC One max. Sheesh, even at the middle volume setting it easily eclipses the weak volumes tones put out by the Lumia 1520’s earpiece. Then again, at least voices sound natural in tone with the Lumia 1520 – though, we’re constantly finding ourselves mashing the earpiece so closely to our ear under noisy conditions.
Size is everything with these two, so it shouldn’t shock people to know that they’re carrying along beefy sized batteries to appease their hunger – a 3400 mAh battery in the Lumia 1520, and a 3300 mAh one in the One max. Thankfully, both are more than equipped at providing at solid one-day of heavy usage, easily getting power users with enough juice throughout the day – and even into the next. However, in our experience, it’s the HTC One max that gives out just a smidgen more battery life in the end.
Pricing, it’s the deciding factor for many people, as some people are more inclined to go with a device which will save them some much-needed cash in the process. So far, the trend seems as though phablets are graced with higher-than-normal prices, but that’s where the Nokia Lumia 1520 comes screeching onto the scene, as it impresses us with its aggressive on-contract price of $99.99 through AT&T. That’s some serious savings folks, especially knowing that it’s packing a newer piece of silicone under the hood, and a beefier camera that’s meant to capture the moment.
On the other end of the spectrum, the HTC One max is being made available through a couple of US wireless carriers right now for $299.99 with a 2-year contract. Then again, the software experience really shows its worth, as Android as a whole has certain advantages that adheres to the needs of power users.
Ultimately though, if you want a high-spec’d smartphone that won’t cost you an arm or a leg, then the Nokia Lumia 1520 will absolutely suffice. If money isn’t a concern, you can still get by with the HTC One max – though, the date piece of silicon under the hood, combined with its underwhelming photo snapping performance might make some people reconsider.
Nokia Lumia 1520 vs HTC One max - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion