Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 – Features and Price Comparison

Some of you didn’t expect from Nokia to make giant phones, but here it is, the monster Lumia 1520, a phablet that will require both of your hands. You’ll try to use only one hand, but in the end, you’ll need the other one, too. The Note 2 is smaller and inferior in terms of hardware. And it’s also cheaper.

Displays and sizes

The giant Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6inches IPS LCD display that supports a resolution of 1,080×1,920pixels. A lower resolution – 720×1,280pixels is supported by the Note 2’s 5.5inches Super AMOLED screen.

The Lumia 1520 is a little bit heavier, weighting 209grams, since it measures 162.8×85.4×8.7mm. The Galaxy Note 2 weights 15grams less and its sizes are 151.1×80.5×9.4mm.

Hardware and OS

The Lumia 1520 runs very fast thanks to its 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor. It also has the Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset and 32GB – expandable up to 64GB.

The Galaxy Note 2 hides under its hood a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor + Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and three variants of internal memories: 16, 32GB – expandable up to 64GB, and a 64 GB variant.

The Lumia 1520 is another Nokia device that runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black OS. The Galaxy Note 2 is an Android that runs on the Jelly Bean version.


The Lumia 1520 has an incredible 20MP primary camera (Carl Zeiss optics, , dual-LED flash, autofocus and optical image stabilization) and a weaker 1.2MP secondary camera. The Galaxy Note 2 has only an 8MP primary camera (LED flash and autofocus), while the secondary camera is better, having a resolution of 1.9MP.


On the Lumia 1520 you can talk 25hours, on 3G, because it’s equipped with a Li-ion 3,400mAh battery, which is non-removable. The Galaxy Note 2’s battery – which has a lower capacity of 3,100mAh, allows you to talk only 16hours, on 3G.


The Lumia 1520 4G, LTE variant costs 479 dollars on, while the Galaxy Note 2 16 GB variant can be purchased at the price of 417 dollars.

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