Nokia Lumia 1520 HTC One XL

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs HTC One XL

Nokia Lumia 1520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 1520

4G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs LTE (80 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (5x faster)
Camera resolution Much higher resolution camera 20 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 2.5x more detail for larger prints
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,920x1,080 vs 1,280x720 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 2200 MHz vs Unknown, 1500 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 50% faster)
Standby time Significantly more standby time 32 days vs 16.2 days Around 2x more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Larger screen 6.0"" vs 4.7"" More than 60% larger screen
Talk time More talk time 25 hours vs 8.5 hours Around 3x more talk time per battery charge
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 367 PPI vs 312 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 9 mm Around 10% thinner

Reasons to consider the One XL

4G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Windows Phone Marketplace The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 55,000 (around 7.5x more)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Weight Lighter 130 g vs 209 g Around 40% lighter
Size Smaller 70×134×9 mm vs 163×85×9 mm Around 30% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
1520367 PPI
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Thickness Thin
9 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
152020 MP
Network Fast data transfer
1520LTE (100 mbps)
XLLTE (80 mbps)
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
1520Unknown, 2200 MHz
XLUnknown, 1500 MHz
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Screen size Large screens
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
1520Windows Phone Marketplace
XLAndroid App Market
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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