Nokia has announced two new Lumia phablets today at the Nokia World Show in Abu Dhabi. The new 6-inch full HD smartphone runs on Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz with 2GB RAM. In fact, the Lumia 1520 is the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Nokia to feature a quad-core processor, and a 6-inch screen. With this new offering, Nokia has finally entered the phablet market, making itself a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and HTC’s One Max.
Hot on the phablet market, and perhaps the most popular of the lot, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. HTC also announced the HTC One Max last week, which features a 5.9-inch screen and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. Now with all these new big-sized smartphones, known as phablets, we won’t be surprised if it confuses consumers as to which one to buy and what features they offer. Let’s compare the technical specs of the Nokia Lumia 1520 with HTC One Max and Note 3.
Specs, Nokia Lumia 1520, HTC One Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Dimensions, 6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 in, 6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 in, 5.95 x 3.1 x 0.33 in
Operating system, Windows Phone 8, Android 4.3, Android 4.3
Material used, Plastic, Aluminum, Plastic
Display, 6.0 1080p HD with 367 ppi, 5.9 1080p HD with 373ppi, 5.7 1080p HD with 386ppi
Processor, 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
GPU, Adreno 330, Adreno 320, Adreno 330
RAM, 2GB, 2GB, 3GB
Rear camera, 20-megapixel – 1080p video recording, 4-UltraPixel – 1080p video recording, 13-megapixel – 1080p video recording
Front camera, 1.2-megapixel, 2.1-megapixel, 2-megapixel
Internal memory, 32GB, 16/32GB options, 16/32/64 GB options
Card slot, microSD upto 64GB, microSD upto 64GB, microSD upto 64GB
Battery, “Li-Ion 3,400 mAh non-removable”, “Li-Po 3,300 mAh non-removable”, “Li-Ion 3,200 mAh removable”
NFC, Yes, Yes, Yes
Bluetooth, v4.0, v4.0, v4.0
4G LTE, Yes, Yes, Yes
3.5mm jack, Yes, Yes, Yes
Colors, “White, black, yellow, red”, “White/silver, black”, “White, black”
Of these three, only the Lumia 1520 is based on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, while the others are based on Android 4.3. When choosing a phone, one shouldn’t only take into consideration the technical specs, but also the platform. In the end, its your choice – Android or Windows Phone.