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It was previously announced by AT&T that they are planning to launch the Nokia Lumia 1520. Now AT&T has started to sell Nokia Lumia 1520. This new device from Nokia comes with 32 GB internal storage. Now moving to the price for this phone, 32GB model of Nokia Lumia 1520 is tagged $250 (with 2 year commitment) and the price of $700 for full retail. Now if you compare this with 16 GB model, then it cost $200 with the contract and $585 without the contract.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Above is given the price and storage differences between two variants of this device. Talking about other attributes of these phone, they both have a; most same specifications with 6 inch 1080p screen display. It has 20 megapixel PureView camera at the rear side. One difference between these two phones is that the 32 GB version is limited to only black color available and on the other hand 16 GB variants have black, red, white and yellow color options. So if you want to have any color other than black then you got to stick with 16 GB model.

 

This new smartphone from Nokia is arrived after 2 months of Lumia 1520’s initial launch buts its good that they come with the AT&T’s virtual shelves. When it comes to memory, both the variants come with the expandable memory card slot. So if you want to have more storage than you can use an external memory card in your phone.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with a six inch, 1920×1080 pixels, full HD display having 368 pixels per inch with excellent outdoor readability. Running Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz processor with 2GB RAM. It has 32GB mass memory can be expanded using memory card having memory up to 64GB. Powered by 3400mAh battery & yes it can be charged wirelessly. To update Nokia Lumia 1520, user can check Phone updates option available in Settings inside the phone. Make sure that the option ‘Tell me when updates are available for my phone’ checkbox is checked.

Nokia Lumia 1520

User can download Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac from http://www.nokia.com/in-en/support/product/lumia1520/. It is a free app that connects the Nokia Lumia Windows phone 8 to Mac OS computer and helps to transfer the photos and videos between them. The app is available only in English. User can download Windows Phone Connector from http://www.nokia.com/in-en/support/product/lumia1520/ or from the Mac App store. This app is used to synchronize the media files with the phone & download phone updates.

Nokia Lumia can be connected to the compatible computer using the USB cable. On the computer, the user will see the connected Windows phone under portable devices after searching in file manager or Windows Explorer. To view the content of the phone double click on the icon on the phone. The user will see separate folders for documents, music, pictures, ringtones & videos. Open those folders to view the content. The user can drag & drop items from phone to computer or from computer to phone. If the operating system of the computer you are using is Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can use Windows phone app. Windows 8 installs the app automatically while for Windows 7 user can download the app from http://www.windowsphone.com

Nokia Lumia PC Suite or Zune software
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Nokia came with big bang some time ago literally, with the huge Phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520. Nokia has for the first time released a device with the best ever available hardware and worked hard on making a Lumia device to pack a punch, literally. It has the specs of a top end Android flagship model and yet the simplicity of Windows Phone in Full HD and a humongous screen. Add to that another killer camera on it and we have a mean Windows machine on our hands. This phone took one helluva long time to reach us for a review, and now that it is finally here, we are just unable to keep our hands off it, or shall we say in our hands? (Yes it’s a joke)

Nokia Lumia 1520

Body & Design:

Nokia didn’t really spend a big time designing this phone. It has used the same design concept of the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 put together and stretches the total size to accommodate the big screen. The body is a nice matte finish polycarbonate unibody design concept where the humungous battery is inside the body and cannot be removed. But other than that there is everything that a windows phone has like the 3 capacitive touch buttons in front and the volume rocker, power button and camera button on the right edge of the device.

Display:

The display on this device is the most important part of what makes this device special. It has a nice huge 6” IPS LCD Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 367 ppi. This is in total competition with other Android phablets out there in the market like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Mega series, Sony Xperia Z Ultra and many others. The display has been named as the best sunlight readability display and it uses the ClearBlack technology of Nokia making the display much sharper than its competitors. Also the 6” huge screen means it’s perfect or gaming and movies which is equally well supported by its big battery.

Hardware:

The hardware on this device is just top notch. It has a Snapdragon 800 whirring inside it at 2.2 GHz coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. This means that there are absolutely no shortcomings in terms of horsepower for this device. It is capable of HD gaming, heavy apps and lots of multitasking with complete ease. The best part is that it is well supported by a light OS for these amazing specs, the free flow functionality will be of complete abundance in the Lumia 1520.

Operating System:

Microsoft has come up with a new version of Windows Phone 8 which is termed a “Bittersweet Shimmer” and named Windows Phone 8 ‘Black’ on the system. Technically it has been termed as GDR3 update by the technical people in short. This update has added much new functionality to the OS as well as cleared out many bugs which were present in the system as well. Some new features include a whole new camera app termed as Nokia Camera, a drive mode, some many small technical and feature changes and most important of all, a new glance screen. We will come to all that later. But with the new update, Windows Phone 8 now supports quad core processors, high amount of RAM, huge displays and Full HD support.

Camera:

The camera on this device is just epic. It does not match with the 41 MP shooter on the Lumia 1020 but it is the next best thing. The camera on the Lumia 1520 is a 20 MP PureView camera with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS). This is amazing for a camera as it comes with Carl Zeiss optics and a 6th sensor for amazing low light photography. And when it comes to cameras, you can never beat the Nokias at it since they have the best cameras. Also now with the new version of Windows Phone 8, Nokia has done away with the concept of lenses and different apps for the camera and has bundled everything up in a new app called Nokia Camera. This app helps you choose the lenses as well as the settings of the camera can be accessed directly from here if you want to fiddle with your camera. Along with the amazing stills, the camera can also record Full HD videos while the 1.2 MP front camera can shoot videos of up to 720p HD videos.

Memory:

On the memory front the Lumia 1520 comes completely loaded with 32 GB of onboard storage. Considering that you will be using this device for a lot of multimedia viewing and also for many apps and games, so the huge amount of memory is provided so you can store your media files and games and apps on it as much as you want. Also if you happen to fall short of even that storage space, then there is a provision to increase the storage using a memory card of up to 64 GB. So you can be sure to never to run out of memory. Also the device comes packing with 2 GB of RAM which helps in smooth functionality of the system, support for many heavy games, and most of all, loads of multitasking on offer.

Battery:

The device comes with a 3400 mAh battery which is really huge. Nokia claims that the battery on this device lasts 25 hours on 3G which means that an average user can use this one for up to 2 days on a single charge while a heavy user can use this device with ease for a single day without worrying about running to a charger. We haven’t yet conducted the battery endurance test, but we will soon, so stay tuned for that.

Features:

Now coming to the features, phone is pretty much feature packed. It comes loaded with all the features of Windows Phone 8, as well an amazing camera on it. A huge Full HD screen with amazing viewing angles and also the great horsepower under the hood make it a mean machine. Add to it a huge battery to power the device for long hours and you have a perfect companion. But not to be forgotten that even with all that, Windows still lacks stuff compared to iOS and Android, but it is getting there slowly and it is just a matter of time until that happens. But still, the new Nokia Camera app, the storyline feature, where you can make your photos, tell the story using HERE Maps, and the new Driving mode are some amazing features which add new zest to Windows Phone OS. Also with Full HD display and big screen support, Windows has also added the feature of a new column of live tiles. This means now you can do more on the same screen.

So overall, if you are a fan of huge screen devices and Windows Phone, then you have correctly found your partner in the Nokia Lumia 1520 with its amazing display, specs and battery and this phone surely gives the big screen Androids a true run for their money. So do comment below and let us know what you feel about the current flagship from Nokia.

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This is the battle of the powerhouses, the Nokia Lumia 1520 pitched against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Both these phones are the flagship Phablets of their respective manufacturers and both are sporting the best specs in the market. The Note 3 from Samsung is actually the 3rd generation Phablet which has undergone massive development over the years to achieve the perfection. On the other hand the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first ever Phablet introduced by Nokia in the market. So considering that Nokia have made a Phablet for the first time, it will be interesting to see how it fares pitched against a veteran in the field.

Samsung galaxy note 3 vs Nokia Lumia 1520

Design and Looks:

This is some amazing news for Samsung lovers if they were nauseated by the use of cheap plastic covers on all the Galaxy series of devices. For the first time Samsung put in fake leather back cover with a faux stitching on its border giving it a royal and glam feel. It is not also available some great new colours one of them being pink. It uses the design concept of the Galaxy S4 where the bezel on the side of the screen is pretty less, thus the screen occupying most of the area. But this could also backfire since the screen is now under a huge risk of breaking if for some reason the device happens to fall. On the other hand the Lumia 1520 uses the same polycarbonate body which is quite touch and robust, yet looks chic and is colourful. The design is similar to the 1020, but stretched to occupy the big display of the phone and the internal hardware. The 1520 is available in various colours which Nokia uses that makes the phone the most attractive ones ever.

Display:

This is where Nokia completely kills the competition. It has a 6” IPS LCD Full HD display with the resolution of 1920×1080 at 367 ppi. Not only this, but it also uses the ClearBlack technology of Nokia which gives some amazing deep blacks and not the light ones. Also the brightness of the display is optimised that you can very easily see the screen even in bright sunlight under the direct seen with an anti-glare screen and reflectants of only 6% total. Now that is cool. Note 3 on the other hand has a 5.7” Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1920×1080 Full HD at 386 ppi. This is a bigger screen then the previous Note 2, but smaller than the Lumia 1520. Also being an AMOLED display, it has got amazing display qualities, but is a complete battery guzzler, so do make a ‘Note’ of that. One advantage it has is the stylus support that it provides which increases the functionality.

Performance:

Now talking about performance, both the phones sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz which is the best and the fastest processor out there. This is coupled with Adreno 330 GPU to handle the graphics and we can easily get it from this how big powerhouses both these devices are. The difference comes where the Note 3 is powered by an Exynos chip with an Octa Core processor in selected markets. So if we compare this with the Lumia, then maybe the Note 3 will inch ahead of the 1520. But again the Octa Core processor is actually a couple of quad core processors and uses the little-big architecture, meaning that only 1 quad core functions at a time. So considering that, the Lumia will surpass the Note 3 in terms of performance.

Operating System:

Now this is where the battle gets interesting. The Note 3 runs on Android 4.3 JellyBean which is as we all know a very heavy OS. Add to that Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI and almost half of the phone’s processing is used in functioning this itself. though Android does have advantages as having many Google services built in and also its App store is the largest in the world, but still after a certain period of time and loading up many apps and filling up memory always results on slowing down of the device. The lags are almost negligible, but still you will start noticing them after a certain period. On the other hand, the Lumia 1520 works on the buttery smooth Windows Phone 8 “Black” OS which is needless to say the smoothest OS in terms of usage. The phones with the most basic specs can handle this OS with amazing ease like the Lumia 520, and since Microsoft does not allow manufacturers to tinkle with the UI, hence you always get the same experience from the cheapest to the most expensive device. Add to that the powerhouse 1520 and your smartphone experience will be unhindered. The Windows App store though is still not that developed, but popular titles are coming here too slowly and it will only be a matter of time until the Windows App store will be as developed as Google Play.

Storage capacity and Main memory:

Both the devices come with a large quantity of inbuilt storage. The Note 3 comes in 16/32/64 GB variants while the Lumia 1520 comes in only a 32 GB variant. Both the devices contain expandable memory card slots upto 64 GB. The Note 3 contains 3 GB RAM while the Lumia 1520 contains 2 GB RAM.

Camera:

When it comes to cameras, no one can beat the Nokias. As a matter of fact, the recent cameras on the flagship Lumias have even put some DSLR professional cameras to shame. Samsung is also not that far behind, but it is still behind. The Note 3 has a 13 MP camera with LED flash. It can capture some amazing photographs and also contains HDR for amazing low-light images. The Lumia 1520 on the other hand has a 20 MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Optical Image Stabilization. The camera can perform insanely awesome in all kinds of conditions especially in low light. Both the cameras are capable of capturing 1080p Full HD videos, but here is the catch. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 can capture 1080p at 60 fps while the 1520 can capture at 30 fps. Also the Note 3 is capable of capturing 2160p Ultra HD videos at 30 fps. Wish the Lumia could do this. So in terms of videography, I guess Samsung does it if not the still images.

Features:

Both the phones are pretty feature packed the features are actually dependant. Starting with the Note 3, it has got stylus support which gives the device added functionality. The phone has the same features as the Galaxy S4 like Air view, Smart Scroll, etc. but other than that, the device also has a feature of Multi-Window in which you can divide the screen into 2 and run multiple apps at the same time. Also you can run an app in an app. Like say you are watching a movie, and you have to do some calculations, then you need not close the app, just draw a box on the screen and you will get options which apps can be opened and then you can select the calculator and done. Though for all these functionalities you do need a stylus. The Lumia 1520 on the other hand comes with a new GDR3 update to Windows Phone 8. In this there are some added features like a new Drive option where you can block calls and messages so as to not be disturbed. Also now it has support for an extra column of live tiles on the screen which means more tiles are available now. Nokia have scrapped all the previous camera apps and have combined them all in a new camera app called Nokia Camera. In this app you can access everything related to camera and videos as well as the various lenses. You can even change the settings manually as well as there are many pre-set options.

Battery:

Both the phones need lots of power to run since they have the firepower and the huge screen to support. Hence, the Note 3 has a 3200 mAh battery that lasts for approximately 21 hours on 3G networks which is amazing. The Lumia 1520 on the other hand has a 3400 mAh battery which lasts upto 25 hours on 3G networks. Also with the AMOLED display on the Note 3 which is a big battery guzzler, the actual usage time of the Note 3 will be much lesser than that compared to the Lumia 1520 with an IPS LCD display; hence overall the Lumia 1520 has a better battery than the Note 3.

So, we pitched the Nokia Lumia 1520 against the best Phablet in the market (as many have termed it) the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the results have been pretty surprising. Apart from the stylus support and the Android OS running on the Note 3, the Lumia 1520 literally surpasses the Note 3 in all other aspects. It is truly an amazing device and if you are looking for a device which is amazing in everything and are fine with some apps limitations, then the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the one for you.

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We say India is growing and developing as a nation, but is it really the truth? We live under a great dome of here say where we are made to believe that India is gaining reputation as one of the great nations with a powerful economy, a great market but then why are we always neglected when it comes to all the good stuff. Not going into the economic and political factors here since this post is to do with electronics and mobiles.

mobile phones India Always Last

Let us consider some examples so that you will understand better what I am trying to portray here. Nokia recently held a world event where they released three new products in their premium Lumia range namely the Nokia Lumia 1520, the Nokia Lumia 1320, both Phablets and the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. Agreed that Nokia is a global company, but then why not release these 3 amazing products in US and European markets first and not in India. There are people who yearn to buy premium Nokia products here as well. So we do not find it fair at all that India Always Last in the queue.
Secondly let’s take the case of Apple. Considered that Apple does not have that many consumers and users in India, but still India has a great premium market where people actually want to buy the premium Apple products. The iPhone 5 was launched in India had many takers, but it has been over 2 months now since the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C but there is still no signs of these products here as of yet. Also Apple launched the iPad Air and the iPad Air mini which are also slated to launch in the US in the coming weeks, but still no India. I do not really care about anything where it launches elsewhere all over the world, but we want these products here in India.

The third case is Google which has angered me a lot, literally. I am seriously fuming with anger here and if you were here poking me, I might actually poke you with my fork. Okay that was a bit too much maybe, but my point is that, Google makes this one amazing product namely the Nexus 5 made and distributed by LG. I even in my fit of rage tried to send a firing mail to Google complaining about this and then I even found some really amazing loopholes, or rather precautions taken by Google. I will get to it in a moment. The Nexus 5 though has not been officially launched, Google are planning to launch it in the US first and then in the European markets, but again there is no mention of India anywhere.
Now coming to the loophole / precaution, I was checking out a way to email Google or the Nexus branch complaining as to their neglect towards India. When I checked out Google search, their websites, etc. I found out that there are absolutely no options where you can email them to let them know our concerns. Now this is really shitty as hell, isn’t it? So they can just as easily do whatever they want and do not care for customer feedback at all.
I am greatly disappointed today, and I really don’t know what you feel about this, but let us know what you think down below in the comments section and then maybe we can get a campaign up to get these powerhouses to our land of gold here. So are you all with me?

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In the recent Nokia World Event on October 22, 2013, Nokia unveiled many new devices including a number a Lumias; 3 to be exact. Now what makes these Lumia devices so special is because they are not any device Nokia launched, but they are the state of the art Phablets and tablets from Nokia. Considering the present market competition, Nokia really seem to have their homework done really well when they made and unveiled the new line-up of Lumia devices.

The three Lumias unveiled by Nokia are the Nokia Lumia 1520 flagship model aka Bandit. Its smaller brother, the Nokia Lumia 1320 aka Batman and along with that a full-fledged tablet the Nokia Lumia 2520. What makes these devices so special is that, these were two areas in the market where Nokia had not ventured at all till now and suddenly Nokia entered providing such stiff competition to its competitors, that we are really enjoying to see the dogfight and are eager as to which one will come out on top. So now let us check out the 3 devices individually. We will start first with the flagship Nokia Lumia 1520.

Nokia Lumia 1320:

Nokia Lumia 1320

This is pegged as the small brother of the Lumia 1520. Interesting how Nokia nicknames its devices. The bigger 1520 is the Bandit and now the budget version of it is Batman. I am really impressed. But the name is not all it has. The Lumia 1320 sure does not have the same internal specs as that of the 1520, but being a budget model, that is understandable. What is more interesting is the specs that Nokia has provided in the phone that makes it so much awesome. For starters it has the same 6” screen, just with 720p display. It has the same 3400 mAh huge battery. It has a GB of RAM, supports LTE and is compatible to the new version of Windows Phone 8. Full specs are given below.

Specifications

  • Display: 6” IPS LCD ClearBlack
  • Resolution: 1280×720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual Core @ 1.7 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, expandable 64 GB
  • Battery: 3400 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP rear; 0.3 MP front
  • OS: Windows Phone 8 ‘Black’

Nokia Lumia 1520:

Nokia Lumia 1520

This is the currently flagship Lumia device introduce in the market after the Nokia Lumia 1020. The design inspiration though still remains the same as the Lumia 1020, just now stretched to accommodate the big size. But Nokia did not make this Phablet just for the size but also included sizable features and tweaks in it as well. Like a 6” Full HD display which is a first for Lumia. Also the inclusion of top of the line specs which were only visible in Android devices till date which are the Snapdragon 800 Quad core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It is even high on the memory front with 32 GB of internal as well as expansion slot upto 64 GB. It is not just that, but also the new Windows Phone 8 Black (also known as GDR3) update which has brought new functionalities, a new camera app, greater support and OS tweaks as well like the new multitasking app closing option, the drive mode, voice support, etc. And how can we ever forget the camera which is a 20.7 MP PureView camera with OIS and lossless zoom feature. Full specs are down below.

Specifications

  • Display: 6” IPS LCD ClearBlack
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad Core @ 2.2 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB, expandable 64 GB
  • Battery: 3400 mAh
  • Camera: 20.7 MP rear; 1.2 MP front.
  • OS: Windows Phone 8 ‘Black’

Nokia Lumia 2520:

Nokia Lumia 2520

Nokia’s first ever tablet in the market, the Nokia Lumia 2520 is a sheer surprise. We all know how great Nokia’s products are, but actually coming out with a product like this for the first time ever does make our doubts much-more stronger of Microsoft’s help and involvement in making the product. No doubt that the device does run on Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 RT, but why should we worry so much about that when we are getting an amazing product. The Lumia 2520 features a Full HD 10.1” massive screen with an 8000 mAh battery. Add to that the Snapdragon 800 processor, Windows 8.1 RT and 2 GB RAM, this tablet is all set to even give the latest iPad Air a run for its money. Full specs are given below.

Specifications

  • Display: 10.1” IPS LCD ClearBlack
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad Core @ 2.2 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB, expandable 32 GB
  • Battery: 8000 mAh
  • Camera: 6.7 MP rear, 2 MP front
  • OS: Windows 8.1 RT

Now it is to be seen when Nokia is in the mood to launch these devices in India. Diwali is coming soon which is a huge holiday and shopping season here in India, and hopefully the India division of the company is wary of this. As for the cost, Nokia have priced the devices quite fair, but then everything for us is always more. The Lumia 1520 is priced at around $720 which comes down to roughly 43,000 INR. The Lumia 1320 is priced at around $330 which comes down to about 25,000 INR. The Lumia 2520 on the other hand is priced the same as the iPad Air at $499 which comes down to about 30,000 INR. So grab your check books and credit cards and gift vouchers if any coz Nokia is coming to town! 😉

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Introduction:

Looks like everyone seems to have gotten into Phablets and the latest entrant into the Phablet league is Nokia. Recently in the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi, Nokia unveiled many devices into its line-up for the last time under the Nokia branding since it will be going under Microsoft in a couple of months now. And we all know Nokia; they always want to do everything with a bang. Nokia entered the Phablet market with their latest flagship, the Nokia Lumia 1520 a mean powerhouse. But not so long ago even HTC entered the Phablet market with the HTC One Max which is a continuation of their very awesome and most popular phone, the HTC One. So we are going to pitch these two newest Phablets in the market against each other into a head to head comparison.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Design and Looks:

The design of the HTC One Max is exactly same to their flagship phone, the HTC One. The only difference here is the bigger screen. Else the design, looks, colour combination, etc. is all the same. The looks of the Nokia Lumia 1520, well, we all know how amazing the Nokia looks. With the unibody design and lovely colours make it look absolutely attractive. Also it has the design inspired from the design of the Lumia 1020 minus the huge camera sensor. So if we compare the looks of the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the HTC One Max, the Nokia looks much better and attractive than the HTC.

Display:

The display on the HTC One Max is a 5.9” Super LCD 3 display with the resolution of 1920×1080 Full HD display at 373 ppi. This is a huge display and also an amazing one with great visuals and amazing colour reproduction. The latest HTC Sense absolutely amazing on this screen and it is an amazing visual treat. The Nokia Lumia 1520 on the other hand is a 6” IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 Full HD display at 367 ppi. This is not at all less compared to the HTC One Max but the difference lies that the screen on the Nokia is just a tad bigger and hence the lesser pixel density. Also even with the minute lesser ppi, the Nokia screen looks amazing with the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update. Add to that the Nokia’s clear black display technology on it and Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner.

Performance:

Both the Phablets pack amazing horsepower under the hood, but the HTC One Max is a step below the Lumia 1520. The One Max has a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600 Quad Core clocked at 1.7 GHz coupled with the Adreno 320 GPU. This is by no means bad and was at a time the top of the line hardware. But that is not the case anymore and Nokia managed to deliver one better. The Lumia 1520 packs a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad Core clocked at 2.2 GHz coupled with a newest Adreno 330 GPU. Take this and suddenly the specs of even the Galaxy S4 look tiny in front of this. The main thing to note here is that Android requires the high specs because it is a heavy OS, but Windows Phone 8 is a very light OS, so there is actually not that much requirement for these top line specs, but when provided, you can very well imagine how that is going to fare out for the rest of the Android phone makers.

Operating System:

Now here is good news for Android lovers that HTC One Max comes loaded with Android 4.3 JellyBean out of the box. So no hassles required for OTA updates for the phone. And this comes with the HTC’s own Sense 5.5 overlay over Android. The HTC Sense 5.5 overlay is an amazing UI that provides for some amazing customization and features like the Homescreen which now has an option to close the Homescreen notifications. The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes out of the box with Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update, also known as Windows Phone 8 ‘Black’. This new update to the Amber provides added functionality to Windows Phone like compatibility with Quad Core processors, Full HD displays, added multitasking features, screen rotation lock, etc. so many new features and a new Camera app, now that is WOW!

Storage capacity and Main memory:

The HTC One Max has 2 GB RAM and comes in 16/32 GB internal storage options which is expandable by 64 GB using Micro SD cards. The Nokia Lumia 1520 also has 2 GB RAM, but it comes with only a 32 GB version and an expandable memory option using Micro SD cards upto 64 GB.

Camera:

Now this is something interesting to watch out for. The HTC One Max has used the same Ultrapixel 4MP Camera. This camera is not at all bad by any means and provides flawless images. It does struggle a bit with the low-light imaging, but well, you just cannot beat Nokia that easily. But overall it is a great camera. It is capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps and 720p HD videos at 60 fps. It also has a 2.1 MP front camera capable of 1080p Full HD videos and also has HDR for low lighting conditions. The Lumia 1520 though has an awesome 20.7MP PureView camera with 16 MP usable. It does have the dual 20 MP and 5 MP image systems where 5MP images is also formed and saved using the oversampling technology from Nokia. This makes the camera on the Lumia 1520 the best camera on Phablets and the second best only to the Lumia 1020 which has a 41 MP sensor. It is capable of 1080p Full HD videos at 30 fps and also has a 1.2 MP front camera capable of 720p HD videos for video calling.

HTC one max

Features:

The HTC One Max is quite loaded in terms of features. For starters, it has a fingerprint scanner at the back below the camera in which you can set a fingerprint password or lock for the device. Also the one amazing feature with it is that you can now program the device to open up applications by setting different fingerprints. So each of your fingers will open particular apps when you scan it. We said the features are amazing, not that it works. Trials and tests have found them to be inconclusive and most of the times just did not work at all. So that is something to consider for HTC. The rest of the features are pretty much similar to the HTC One. The Lumia 1520 on the other hand has got some amazing tweaks in the OS. For starters, the Nokia Lenses and Smart Cam App have been clubbed into a single Nokia Cam App. Secondly for closing the apps, now in the multitasking window; you can just click the “x” on the right top corner to close the app directly. No more need to keep pressing the back button. Also now you can lock the screen rotation in whichever mode you want i.e. landscape or portrait and also there is the new driving mode where you can lock the calls and messages so that you do not get disturbed while driving.

Battery:

Battery backup has become a huge concern nowadays and hence phones have started to sell depending upon how long they last as well. The HTC One Max has a 3300 mAh battery which allows for upto 15 hours of talk time on 3G networks. Whereas the Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 3400 mAh battery that lasts for upto 25 hours on 3G networks which is pretty amazing. Now that is what is called a battery backup.

Conclusion:

We pitched the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the HTC One Max against one another and we compared them over almost all the parameters and found that the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a far better Phablet than the HTC One Max. the under the hood specifications, the internal storage, the screen, the battery backup, the features, camera, etc. in all the aspects, Nokia has managed to always score 1 above the HTC One Max. So if you are looking for a good Phablet, then the Lumia 1520 is your best bet.