Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

If you cannot decide between Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 phablet and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 smartphone, you can read further to see a comparison between the two devices and you will hopefully figure out which device is the better choice for you.

Display and Design

The display on the Galaxy Note 2 is a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED one which has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The dimensions featured on this device are:  151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm, while the device weighs 183 g.

The touch screen featured on the Lumia 1020 is an AMOLED, naturally much smaller, measuring 4.5 inches that can render a slightly superior resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. The smartphone has the following devices: 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm. This device is evidently much lighter, weighing 158 g.

Hardware and Operating System

The Note 2 is powered by a quad core processor (A9 Cortex) which is clocked at 1.6 GHz. The chipset we see here is the 4412 Quad Exynos model. This device has 2GB of RAM and multiple internal storage options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (expandable up to 64GB whilst using a microSD card). The operating system on this device is the Android Jelly Bean.

The processor that powers the Lumia 1020 is a dual core (Krait) which works at 1.5 GHz. The chipset that comes in the package is the Snapdragon MSM8960 from Qualcomm. The handset supports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory (this memory is not expandable via microSD card). The Lumia 1020 runs on Windows Phone 8 (upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Black).


If you are a photography enthusiast, there is no doubt that you will choose the Nokia Lumia 1020. This device comes with a whooping 41MP rear camera which has features like optical image stabilization, LED flash, Xenon and Carl Zeiss optics. The front camera on this device has 1.2MP.

The rear-facing camera on the Samsung Note 2 has 8MP with features like LED flash and autofocus. The front-facing camera on this device has 1.9MP.


If you are very interested in a long lasting battery life, then you might go with the phablet from Samsung. The Note 2 sports a Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery unit which is estimated to last 16 hours of talking time (3G).

Nokia’s device is approximated to last 13 hours and 20 minutes of talking time (3G) because of its Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery unit.


While the Nokia Lumia 1020 is priced at $425.00, you will find the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (16 GB) at the price of $404.45.


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