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Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.0 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 368 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 518 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.95 %
74.15 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Polarizing filter
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor:

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 330
Adreno 430

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity:

3400 mAh
3340 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
User replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 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)

Features:

OIS, Video light
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.2 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)
5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)

Weight:

7.37 oz (209.0 g)
5.82 oz (165.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Iris scanner

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Yellow, Red, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 20(800 DD), 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer, Dolby Headphone
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 30, 2013
Oct 05, 2015

FCC ID value:

PYAB
PYARM-1085

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.26 W/kg
0.59 W/kg

Body:

0.35 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.75 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 749
$ 649

In The Box:

Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
USB-C charger, USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2013
Oct 06, 2015
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