Nokia Lumia 1520 Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Nokia Lumia 1020

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)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 1280x768 More than 2x 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 days 2x more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Larger screen 6.0" vs 4.5" More than 70% larger screen
Talk time More talk time 25 hours vs 13.3 hours Around 90% more talk time per battery charge
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 367 PPI vs 331 PPI More than 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm Around 20% thinner
Nokia Lumia 1020

Reasons to consider the Lumia 1020

4G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Camera resolution Much higher resolution camera 41 MP vs 20 MP Take photos with more than 2x more detail for larger prints
FM Radio Built in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type OLED screen AMOLED vs LCD The Lumia 1020 has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Weight Lighter 158 g vs 209 g More than 20% lighter
Size Smaller 71x130x10 mm vs 162x85x8 mm Around 20% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
1520:20 MP
Lumia 1020:41 MP
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens
Lumia 1020:1280x768
Screen PPI Very crisp and sharp display of text, images and video
1520:367 PPI
Lumia 1020:331 PPI
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
1520:Unknown, 2200 MHz
Lumia 1020:Unknown, 1500 MHz
Thickness Thin
1520:9 mm
Lumia 1020:10 mm
Network Fast data transfer
1520:LTE (100 mbps)
Lumia 1020:LTE (80 mbps)
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1520:1080 x 1920 @ 30fps
Lumia 1020:1080p @ 30fps
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Screen size Large screens
Lumia 1020:4.5"
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
Windows Phone Marketplace
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Weight Heavy
1520:209 g
Lumia 1020:158 g

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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Avatar for nimble_jack2 nimble_jack2 (4:15 AM, November 29, 2013)
Ditto the Nokia page...

Radio features: Internet Radio, FM Radio

Avatar for nimble_jack2 nimble_jack2 (4:09 AM, November 29, 2013)
Bluetooth 1 on the 1520???

Nope. Bluetooth 4.0. Check the specs http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia1520/specifications/
Avatar for TMW TMW (6:01 PM, November 27, 2013)
According to ATT site the 1520 does have built in FM radio, wired headphones required....