Introduction


On one side of the ring, we have the LG G Flex, a marvel of a device that showcases some new and innovative design qualities we haven’t seen commercialized on a large scale. Meanwhile there’s the Nokia Lumia 1520, the biggest and most high spec’d Windows Phone to come to market – made more profound with its hard-to-beat on-contract price from the onset. Several valid reasons exist right now as to why consumers should pick either of them up, but there can only be one that can give us the practical and meaningful answers.

Design


Overall, it’s safe to say that both handsets borrow from past devices, so we wouldn’t say that they’re dramatically different. Despite that, we’ll give the stylish look to the Lumia 1520, mainly due to its chic tapered design in conjunction with the various bright colored paint jobs it’s offered in. Then again, the G Flex is unique in itself for its unconventional curved design, giving it the ability to go back into shape after being flattened, and its self-healing rear casing. When it comes to the in-the-hand feel, we’re going to give it to the LG G Flex because of its ergonomic and more comfortable feel. Honestly, it’s tough which design we prefer more, seeing that they a handful of characteristics we like.

LG G Flex

LG G Flex

Dimensions

6.32 x 3.21 x 0.31 inches

160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520

Dimensions

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches

162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm

Weight

7.37 oz (209 g)

LG G Flex

LG G Flex

Dimensions

6.32 x 3.21 x 0.31 inches

160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.24 oz (177 g)

Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520

Dimensions

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches

162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm

Weight

7.37 oz (209 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Display


What we have here are two 6-inch displays, one employing IPS-LCD technology, the other being OLED. Looking at strictly at their qualities, there’s no arguing we get a higher level of it with the 6-inch 1080p (368 ppi) IPS-LCD display of the Lumia 1520. Not only is it more detailed than the 6-inch 720p (245 ppi) P-OLED panel of the G Flex, but it also proves to be more visible in outdoor conditions. Although it’s being outclassed in the specs department, the G Flex’s flexible plastic OLED display is undeniably rare, one that’s able to flex accordingly without any worries in regards to it breaking or shattering. Yes, it’s cool, impressive, and innovative, but we’ve come across some distracting elements, like some odd color banding and spottiness, that appear when the brightness is set at 50% or below.


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