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

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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.

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.9 inches
6.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
S-LCD 3
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

74.78 %
70.63 %
70.95 %

Peak brightness

 
 
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 320
Adreno 330

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR2
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3300 mAh
3400 mAh

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
27.40 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
25.10 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Music playback

84.00 hours
 
124.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
10.80 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

2 MP
2.1 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)

Weight

5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
7.65 oz (217.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
7.37 oz (209.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Stylus, Interchangeable covers
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 749


Related phones

Lumia 1520

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.7
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

8.3

User Score:

9.8
  • OS Android 4.4.2 HTC Sense UI
  • 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

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