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

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.0 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

368 ppi
245 ppi
233 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super Clear LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.95 %
70.45 %
74.27 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

20 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
 

Flash

Dual LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Face detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Touch to focus, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Burst mode, Panorama, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Panorama
Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Video light
Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

1.2 megapixels
0.3 megapixels VGA
1.9 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.41 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)

Weight

7.37 oz (209 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.76 oz (220 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.02 oz (199 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features

 
Interchangeable covers
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR2
1.5 GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

32 GB
8 GB
8 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Windows Phone, 8
Android (4.4.2, 4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
3400 mAh
3200 mAh

Talk time

27.40 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time

32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
28.0 days (672 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

25.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 27 days (653 h)

Music playback

124.00 hours
98.00 hours
82.00 hours

Video playback

10.80 hours
9.00 hours
11.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 20, 8, 3, 1, 7
Bands 3, 7, 20
Bands 18, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
DLNA
DLNA, MHL

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 749
$ 339
 


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30 Comments

1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

2. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

theres no competition for the 1520

25. avxjl

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

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

26. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

3. taikucing unregistered

SAMSUNG MAY CRY

27. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

10. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

11. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

15. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

ZU has one of the best screens on the market.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 does.

18. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

17. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

6. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 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!!!!

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 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.

12. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Forget google man. They are evil..

24. avxjl

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Here 50 cents for you ,form Microsoft~

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Awwww ! U Nokia fanboys are so cute

13. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

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

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

16. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

29. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 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

19. taikucing unregistered

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

20. taikucing unregistered

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

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

23. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

28. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

30. tempo1991

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Might be new here, but I know a lot about phones. The nokia is a well built device for sure, but I can see potential. The screen is the very best in all conditions, and the extra sdhc capacity to 128 gigs for the Aussie version make it a great multimedia device now that software has been included to use all formats. So for all those nay saying, have you even tried the device? Try it before you knock it.

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