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Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

0. phoneArena 28 Nov 2013, 08:05 posted on

Obviously, these two aren’t afraid to expose their sizes, but it’s a battle between the best from each respective platforms – so let’s see who can come out on top!...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 02:41

83. livyatan (Posts: 644; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Wait for a stability software upgrade!
Since I received it, the connection is much better

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 02:04

80. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2299; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I'll choose both. Both are masterpieces.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 02:37 2

81. livyatan (Posts: 644; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Note 3 is a more complete device, easily.
Undeniable fact that only ignorants, Samsung haters/Nokia fanboys who never used a Note series will not acknowledge is - Note simply has a vastly more advanced and feature rich software, and the S Pen is lifting it up on the unexplored levels.

Compared to Lumia, it is a windows pc with a mouse, next to a stretched up phone.
What irony, eh?

On the hardware side, things are about equal.
Note 3 is more compact, lighter, has a removable battery. Nokia has better camera, speakers, camera shutter button.
Screen is great on each device, with Note having superior contrast/blacks while Lumia having better looking whites.
Peeformance wise, there is no difference.

Overall Note is still in a league of its own, but Lumia is in a league on its of in the value for price.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 11:37

91. OMGitsHUGE (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


It never ceases to amaze me when folk compare hardware and software that are completely different. The Lumia 1520 should be compared with the Acer Liquid S2 or LG G-Flex or Lenovo S930, not the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as it is in a different class and size group all together. I guess it wasn't obvious. But if one really has to compare these two different phablets here goes:

On OS - Android wins.
On Apps Market - Android wins.
On camera - Nokia wins (20MP) versus (13MP).
On screen size - no one wins as screen size is down to choice.
On weight – Samsung wins (168g) versus Nokia brick (209g).
On PPI – Samsung wins (386ppi) versus Nokia (367ppi).
On RAM – Samsung wins (3GB) versus Nokia (2GB).
On USB Speed – Samsung wins (USB3.0) versus Nokia (USB2.0).
On changing the channel on any TV – Samsung wins having an IR.
On Battery – Nokia has a bigger battery only because the phablet is bigger, but Samsung wins because it can be replaced with a spare.
On having a stylus - Nokia doesn't have one.

There are a lot of wins for Samsung.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 16:41

93. ellokomen (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)


winphone OS is snappier and more fluid than android
screen size nokia wins because is bigger
on RAM WP8 doesn't need more, needs 2GB because of RAW pictures
just as you can change channel on any TV on the note, you can do offline voice navigation on the lumia 1520 and even translate images and sound offline with bing tranlator and the note 3 doesn't do that out of the box.

You do prefer the note 3, but the facts right before posting.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 16:35

92. ellokomen (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)


the reviewer forgot that in winphone the camera features like HDR or Smart action are called Lenses, in the video it states it cannot rely on those features like the note 3 does and that is not correct.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:22

94. Hard2Crash (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)


I have SG note 2... and im really teird from it... cant wait to put my hands on lumia 1520.. bye Lagdroid forever... WP8 Rule ( i really hope how much hard it eas just to write this comment on my note )

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:58

96. oditius (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


I have had the Note 2, thought it was too big.. So I sold it and bought the HTC One... Loved the phone. But I grew older and decided that I am not using all the toys. I needed a phone that is more inline with my job and computers. And the Nokia 1520 just fits in perfect. Android and do the same almost, just not as smoothly. With Android I always had to carry a spare battery or two, or at least a spare charger. With the 1520, I have only managed to drain it to under 40% once (in a one day period). Google maps, Bing maps? I don't use the phone for a GPS much, heck I got a 7" GPS for that!! LoL I have a tablet and laptop for my larger needs. So even though the Note 3 is a very cool phone, it isn't for me. Which one is better? I can't say, difference is small, but opinions are HUGE... So whichever phone you choose, good luck.. I found my perfect phone in the Nokia Lumia 1520..

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