Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One max specs comparison: in a world of phablets

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One max specs comparison: in a world of phablets
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is here and it’s the first Nokia phablet, the name of a category of large-screened smartphones that came to be with the first Samsung Galaxy Note. Three years after Android kickstarted the phablet wave, Nokia has finally joined in with a large phone of its own, the Lumia 1520.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with a gigantic 6” display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and it supports Sensitive Touch technology so you can operate it with your gloves on in the winter. It also features the latest Snapdragon 800 system chip putting it on par with phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Its biggest advantage seems to be the combination of that large screen with a very promising 20-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and dual-LED flash.

Unlike the Note series, the Lumia 1520 does not have an S Pen, nor are the apps there, so it is not exactly optimized for stylus use. On the flipside of things, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the phablet with the largest battery of all latest phablets. It packs a 3400mAh battery, larger than the 3300mAh cell on the HTC One max and the 3200mAh on the Galaxy Note 3.

The 5.7” Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the 5.9” HTC One max are understandable its biggest rivals. Take a look at how it rates against the best phablets out there right below.

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note3 vs HTC One max

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Display

Size

6.0 inches
5.7 inches
5.9 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

70.95 %
74.78 %
70.63 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Polarizing filter
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 320

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
3200 mAh
3300 mAh

Talk time

27.40 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Talk time (3G)

25.10 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)
 

Music playback

124.00 hours
84.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.80 hours
13.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
4 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (60 fps)

Features

OIS, Video light
Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS, Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus

Front

1.2 MP
2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches (164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm)

Weight

7.37 oz
5.93 oz
7.65 oz

209.0 g
168.0 g
217.0 g

Materials

 
 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

$ 749
 
 


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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1
Galaxy Note3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
One max
  • Display 5.9 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    HTC Sense UI

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