PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 1520 vs Lumia 1020

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Nokia Lumia 1520 

PhoneRocket recommends the Nokia Lumia 1520  based on its battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 1520 vs 1020

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 1520
2,745
Lumia 1020
1,216
Lumia 1520 Lumia 1020 @ results.rightware.com
Internet and Connectivity: Already showing its might with its smooth performance, it helps to keep it flowing in the web browsing department as well.
Lumia 1020 | by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 1520

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 1520

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Much faster web browser 2,745 vs 1,216 More than 2.2x better BrowserMark score
Much more battery capacity 3,400 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h 70% more battery capacity
Much longer talk time (3G) 1,506 min vs 798 min Around 90% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Noticeably bigger screen 6" vs 4.5" Around 35% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Longer standby time 46,080 min vs 23,040 min 2x longer standby time
Longer talk time 1,644 min vs 798 min More than 2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Sharper screen 367 ppi vs 331 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8.7 mm vs 10 mm Around 15% thinner
Back view of Nokia Lumia 1020

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much higher resolution front camera 41 MP vs 20 MP More than 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Significantly lighter 158 g vs 209 g Around 25% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 1520  vs 1020 

8.0
8.0
And the Lumia manages to beat most with its 20 megapixel main camera with dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens.
Lumia 1520

9.0
8.5
With all this in mind, we have to admit that the Lumia 1520 is one sleek, svelte smartphone for its size.
Lumia 1520

9.0
8.5
Excellent build, fantastic camera and options, beautiful screen, good battery life, Glance screen, Black OS will bring plenty more with it - including raw file capture from camera.
Lumia 1520

8.0
7.0
It's a little surprising that, despite the Nokia Lumia 1520's headline feature being that 6-inch Full HD display, it's arguably set up to be a stronger music player than it is for videos or even games.
Lumia 1520

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 1520  vs
1020 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 6" 4.5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 367 ppi 331 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 20 MP 41 MP
Resolution 20 MP 41 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP 1.5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSUPA (11 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,644 min 798 min
Talk time (3G) 1,506 min 798 min
Standby time 46,080 min 23,040 min
Capacity 3,400 mA·h 2,000 mA·h

form factor

Lumia 1520  vs
1020 
Weight 209 g 158 g
Thickness 8.7 mm 10 mm
Size 85.4 x 162.8 x 8.7 mm 71 x 130 x 10 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1, 8
Adobe flash support No Yes

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
Nokia Lumia 1520
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