Which phablet would you get: Lumia 1520, One max, Galaxy Note 3, or Xperia Z Ultra?

Which phablet would you get: Lumia 1520, One max, Galaxy Note 3, or Xperia Z Ultra?
Nokia, which is still struggling to regain its foothold on the smartphone market, has now decided to challenge Samsung, HTC, Sony and other manufacturers with a new premium phablet - the Lumia 1520.

By the looks of it, Nokia knows what it's going up against, as its Lumia 1520 is a very well-spec'd handset with a powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset, and a marvelous 20.7 MP camera, complementing its massive 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The battle is far from over, though. Samsung and Sony have already launched their popular Galaxy Note 3 and Xperia Z Ultra, respectively, while HTC is gearing up to release its One max, which can seriously challenge the Lumia 1520 as far as design goes. Still, it seems all three phablets are different enough and have something unique to offer. The question is, which one are you most likely to pick up?

Show us where your sympathies lie when it comes to phablets - cast your vote in the poll below and let us know which one you'd prefer!

Which phablet would you get?

Nokia Lumia 1520
40.37%
HTC One max
6.86%
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
38%
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
14.76%

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97 Comments

1. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

lol... PA had forgot abt the Ultra in a hurry Note 3 as it gives something extra to make use of the obscenely big screen...unlike others

70. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

I think they should also add Lumia 1320. It may not be the best in specs wise but its definitely more affordable than all the listed ones, hence more people will be able to buy it.

73. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Lol it is not the most affordable. The 1520 is $750 off contract.

75. HASHTAG unregistered

@Shatter he was talking about the 1320, not the 1520.

90. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

and somebody even liked his comment !

93. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1520 will lead this poll......i bet yea

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha!! I Love Phonearena you include Z Ultra

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They took down the original poll and added the ZU.

14. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Im complaining and trolling thats why they added it hahaha

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I was* I mean it's great they added the ZU, but no one wants it anymore. It's all about the Note 3 and 1520.

25. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I think papa said ZU is close to Nexus 7 :p

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It almost shares the same dimensions as the Nexus 7, therefore I consider it a tablet.

35. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

actually no if people dont want cheap build up or WP8 OS they can go either ZU for build quality or One Max for Speaker. i guess in US is all about sammy & apple but outside both major comapny market share are starting to shrink

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung dominates in world market share lol. Note 3 has the best of everything.

45. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Boom sound is amazing

42. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Note 3 has Android Apps + Stylus, but it's rear camera pales in comparsion to the Nokia 1520, as does it's audio and video recording abilities (1520 has optical stabilization, a huge advantage). 1520 battery life is also better. The 1520 has built-in wireless Qi charging, and WP8 OS will run faster and smoother than any device with similiar hardware specs using Android. Also, 1520 touch screen can be used with gloves on... Nokia's going out with a bang, and this device proves the company still had something left in the tank ;o)

80. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

What are you basing that on, that WP is faster than android. I think you should visit the little hospital called xda and then go back to your WP and you will see how it lags. I have tried WP several times, even two of my friends have it and it is lagging just like every other OS out there, it is by no means smooth. Smooth means that under almost no circumstances the OS should lag but as we can see, that is not the case of any mobile OS. Also using screen with gloves on is not a new technology, I can operate my SGS1 with gloves on, with a knife, with a fork. Nokia should have focused on making normal phones under 5 inch territory, above 5,5 inches is according to me a tablet. There is much bigger market for phones that are smaller than ¨phablets¨. Also how exactly do you know that 1520 has a better battery life? And Note III has a mature OS while 1520 does not, and that decides everything, doesn´t it?! This phone (1520) is by no means worldchanging, sure it probably will have the best recorded audio but nothing else is new that we haven´t seen before, no sapphire glass on the front, no new chassi, no holo-projector from Star Wars :)) (this was a joke, for those who didn´t get it). Sure it might be great, but Nokia is just trying to catch up with android phones, but that is it.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3!

10. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Note 3 rules !

56. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

sorry, its going to be lumia 1520

68. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

There's Note 3, and there are other regular phones/phablets. Not even a comparison.

76. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

+1 for you!

86. SleepingOz unregistered

The 1520 might take it here, because this site is/has always been full of nokia fanboys. But the sales will talk by themselves. And the comparisons too.. But then again, fanboys are going to call them biased.

61. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

L1520

88. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Note 3 for making fried eggs too!! if you know what i mean *wink*

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Note 3 > Lumia 1520 > HTC One Max > Sony's Ultra

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 > 1520 > ZU > Max

8. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Lumia 1520 > Note 3 > HTC One Max > Sony's Ultra

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1520 only has the upper hand on the camera dept...

19. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Note 3 > ZU/Lumia 1520 > One Max > Iphone 5s :)

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