Window phones Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 are slowly making their presence felt in the communications market. Launched last 2013 the Nokia Lumia 1020 is very popular for its impressive 41 Megapixels PureView camera. On the other end, the Lumia 1520 resemble more like a tabphone that comes with cutting edge hardware and a crisp 20 Megapixels PureView camera. But which of the two phones is better.
When it comes to design both almost look the same, the Lumia 1520 sports a slimmer look with its stretched out style, while the Lumia 1520 is quite curved. But both phones are durable and come in different exquisite colors. In terms of size, the Lumia 1520 is quite bigger and may not as comfortable to grasp as the 1020 variant. Both phones are equipped with identical set of buttons for regulating the volume, speaker grills, power buttons, and the list goes on. The Lumia 1520 has a reserve slot for micro SD card, for more internal storage.
When it comes to display features, the Lumia 1520 is complemented with a 1080p resolution, which is first of its type on a Windows Phone. Its screen size is generous at six inches and it utilizes the high-tech IPS LCD screech display.
The Lumia 1020 meanwhile is smaller in size with the 1520 variant as it is built with a 4.5” screen and a 768 x 1280p AMOLED display panel. The Lumia 1520 provides a pixel density of 368 ppi as opposed to Lumia 1020’s 334 ppi. The two phones used different technologies when it comes to display feature as both have their own strengths and weaknesses. The Lumia 1520 offers lifelike tones, enhanced brightness and provide brilliant visibility even in outdoors. The Lumia 1020, in contrast, comes with an AMOLED panel and provides saturated colors and improved viewing angles, although has an inferior outdoor visibility when compared with the 1520 variant.
User Interface/ Functionality
Both phones have basically the same component and operating system; the same can be said with the uses of their respective cores and attributes. Nonetheless, the Lumia 1520 has the edge with its GDR3 update and the Windows Phone 8 attributes.
The GDR3 update allows turning off applications from the multitasking menu, securing the rotation of the screen, setting personalized notification tones and Driving Mode, useful whenever you are driving a vehicle. Both devices can download all kinds of applications from Nokia. Microsoft Office are also provided in both the devices.