PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 1520 vs Lumia 1020


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Nokia Lumia 1520 

PhoneRocket recommends the Nokia Lumia 1520  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 1520

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Much faster web browser 2,745 vs 1,216 More than 2.2x better BrowserMark score
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
Much 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
Significantly more battery capacity 3,400 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h 70% more battery capacity
Significantly longer standby time 46,080 min vs 23,040 min 2x longer standby time
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
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Longer talk time 1,644 min vs 798 min More than 2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
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
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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 

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

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

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

There's also an FM radio accessible from the Music + Video app once you've hooked up a set of headphones, but that's made pretty much redundant with the inclusion of the Nokia Music app.
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8.5 Out of 10
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 1520  vs
Size 6" 4.5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 367 ppi 331 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
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 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


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


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
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


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support Yes Yes


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