Nokia Lumia 1520 vs HTC One Max – Top Specs and Price Comparison

If you’re looking to buy a feature-filled smartphone this summer, here’s a comparison between two great devices: the HTC One Max and the Nokia Lumia 1520. Keep reading and find out if any of them fits your description of the perfect smartphone.

Display and Design

The display we see featured on the HTC One Max is a Super LCD3 one which has 5.9 inches. The resolution this device can render is of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is quite large (dimensions: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3 mm), weighing 217 g.

The touch screen seen on the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6 inches long IPS LCD one which renders the same resolution as the HTC: 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is slightly smaller (dimensions: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm), being also lighter (weight: 209 g).

Hardware and Operating System

HTC equipped its smartphone with a Krait 300 processor which is a quad core that works at 1.7 GHz. The chipset we see on this phone is the Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 from Qualcomm. The handset supports 2GB of RAM and has two options for internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (if you’re willing to buy a microSD card, you can expand your memory up to 64GB). The operating system for the HTC One Max is the Android Jelly Bean.

Nokia equipped its smartphone with a Krait 400 processor that is also a quad core but works at 2.2 GHz. The chipset that comes along is the Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 from Qualcomm. This device also supports 2GB of RAM, but comes with only one option of internal memory: 32GB (also expandable by using a microSD card – up to 64GB). The Nokia Lumia 1520 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black.


If you’re a photography enthusiast and you want your phone to have a nice camera, you will definitely pick the Nokia Lumia 1520. This handset comes with a whooping 20MP rear-facing camera that features Carl Zeiss optics (autofocus + dual LED flash + optical image stabilization). The front-facing camera is a 1.2MP one.

The HTC One Max comes with a primary camera that has 4MP (autofocus + LED flash). The secondary camera, a.k.a. the front-facing camera has 2.1MP.


The Li-Po 3300 mAh battery unit featured on the HTC device allows 25 hours of talking time (3G).

The Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery unit featured on the Nokia device also allows 25 hours of talking time (3G).

Both smartphones have a non-removable battery.


HTC One Max (32GB): $470.00

Nokia Lumia 1520 (32GB): $469.00


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