Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 368 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.95 %
86.06 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Polarizing filter
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350

Processor:

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 330
Adreno 660

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

32GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3400 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, Video light
HDR, Hyperlapse, EIS

Front:

1.2 MP
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

7.37 oz (209.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Yellow, Red, White
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer, Dolby Headphone
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

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
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

PYAB link
A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.26 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.35 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.75 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 749
$ 800

In The Box:

Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 22, 2013
Jan 14, 2021

Scheduled release:

Jan 29, 2021
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