Which is the better mobile gadget for consumers and gadget enthusiast to use? We pit the Nokia Lumia 1520 versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to see which gadget is user friendly.
In terms of design and display, the Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6 inches IPS LCD display that supports a resolution of 1,080×1,920pixels. A lower resolution of 720×1,280pixels is supported by the Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s 5.5inches Super AMOLED screen. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a bit heavier, weighting 209 grams, since it measures 162.8×85.4×8.7 mm, while the Galaxy Note 2 weights 15 grams less and its sizes are 151.1×80.5×9.4 mm.
For the hardware and OS, the Nokia Lumia 1520 runs very fast thanks to its 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor. It also has the Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset and 32GB – expandable up to 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on the other hand has a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor + Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and three variants of internal memories: 16, 32GB – expandable up to 64GB, and a 64 GB variant.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is another Nokia device that runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black OS, while Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is an Android that runs on the Jelly Bean version.
Nokia Lumia 1520 has an incredible 20MP primary camera (Carl Zeiss optics, , dual-LED flash, autofocus and optical image stabilization) and a weaker 1.2MP secondary camera. As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it has only an 8MP primary camera (LED flash and autofocus), while the secondary camera is better, having a resolution of 1.9MP.
Interm battery usage and longevity, the Nokia Lumia 1520 allows users to talk up to 25 hours, on 3G, because it’s equipped with a Li-ion 3,400mAh battery, which is non-removable. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s battery – which has a lower capacity of 3,100mAh, allows users to talk for 16 hours, on 3G.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 4G, LTE variant costs $479 on amazon.com, while the Galaxy Note 2 16 GB variant cost $417.