Nokia Lumia 1520 assertive display tech shines vs iPhone 5 vs Xperia Z Ultra vs Note 3

Nokia Lumia 1520 assertive display tech shines vs iPhone 5 vs Xperia Z Ultra vs Note 3
Apica's Assertive Display technology made its way into the Lumia 1520, and now it is being tested in a simple video comparison against the iPhone 5 with its bright IPS-LCD Retina Display, Xperia Z Ultra with its Triluminous screen, and the Note 3 with a Full HD Super AMOLED panel.

These are some of the best representatives of the various current mobile screen technologies, but as you can see in the video below, the Lumia 1520 assertive display not only stands its ground against them, but actually bests the competition here in both outdoor clarity and visibility.

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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)

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66 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Nice display but i prefer amoled!!

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

How come?

5. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's a known fact that AMOLED displays oversaturate colors, making them look unnatural. Rather embrace this exciting new technology :)

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Except for S4 with accurate screen colours through adjustment. Pity it has low nits of brightness.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Note 3 can supposedly reach 660 cd/m2 according to DisplayMate, which is higher than most LCDs.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Samsung are on forefront of Amoled tech. They were the first to invent Full HD Amoled tech with their innovative diamond arrangement. Even S4/N3 has quite higher nits but Samsung has locked down to conserve battery. You can see the screen being extremely bright in sunlight. It would be very interesting to see how 1520 fares in battery tests.

41. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Where do you get such information? What I read is that only Nokia can provide the best visibility or nits because of its clear black technology. You may read this article in innovation website. There are many.

19. yudi.nemesis

Posts: 1127; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

According to display mate even in sRGB color gamut even movie mode S4 display is still oversaturated about 122%.

64. batman888

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 06, 2012

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%​%%%why percent ?

61. vanquished

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Can change the color settings on my Lumia 1020 as well.

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

hardly exciting but i prefer the amoled colours even though they may be over saturated!

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I hate oversaturation so much. Personal preference. Cant stand the S3s screen at all. That thing has saturation at 200%

65. batman888

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 06, 2012

hello whats your name

15. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Hardly exciting? Have you seen the video comparison and compared outdoor readability? This is definitely exciting and relevant for anyone who uses their phone on the move.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I can read my S3 screen outdoors with no problems at all, even with the sun beaming directly at it so that isn't an issue at all.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're not alone. :)

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 5887; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Tell that to the nature... I also prefer red over green, that doesn't men I would like the leaves in my videos to be red.

33. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

We dont really care what you prefer

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yes you do because if you didn't, you would have never replied to him.

62. CyberAngel

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Yes we do, only ONE objects, but we don't ignore even a little mouse

31. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Hey man you have a fly in your face..

36. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you are forgetting its whites, which are blue in real

44. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

True, amoled is more yellowish. I know and I'm saying because I seen differences between s4 and HTC one.

66. batman888

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 06, 2012

no akki20892, you dint see the difference and i know it because i was tracking you and i am your long lost brother Barrack Obama cmon man !

3. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Amoled for the win!

47. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Shut up god dammit, the only inovator is nokia with those camera lenses and this display and maybe lg with it's flexible battery

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Mind blowing...Amazing...Please MS now bring more and more and more things into your OS 'WP'.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1435; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so how does this test work? what were the brightness set on all devices? was auto brightness on? anyway during daylight, the lumia looks the best, but when the lights are off i prefer the amoled as it looked the most natural... the lumia's screen was just too bright it looked like everything was glowing and the colours become unnatural.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5555; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 1520 look fine, it just took really to adjust because it was extremely bright before when the lights were on. But I agreed that the Note 3 still looked better in low light.

13. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

This is what the guy who posted this video said in the youtube comments. "they were all set to their brightest and best settings and the Lumia out performed them"

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