Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. LG Optimus G Pro – Comparing specs and Features

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 has the precise ingredients, to enable the device to claim a piece of the ever-evolving Windows Phone market share.

Windows Phone is renowned for its efficiency and simplicity. The device runs very smoothly on a great processor. It also would not bury you under an array of features unlike some Android based smartphones. The Lumia 1520 comes equipped with the most recent Windows Phone 8 upgrades. There are several improvements made to this new device when compared to its predecessors.

The LG Optimus G Pro is available in the global market since its release in April 2013. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5 inches full HD display with an excellent 440ppi. This feature caters the Optimus G Pro a firm footing in the phablet competition. The company has made efforts to make the device more manageable for single hand use. However, the glossy finish may make the device a slippery customer. One has to be careful when holding the device.

Let us compare the two devices in terms of their features and specs.

Design and Display

The Lumia 1520 design is similar to the Lumia 925 design. The edges at the top and the bottom are rounded and not flat. The beveled sides and the rectangular look is the trademark look of the Lumia series. The device is not big in size, in comparison to its predecessors, considering the fact that, nowadays, phablets are being made to fit into pocket and easy for single hand usage. The dimensions, of Lumia 1520 smartphone measures 162.8mm in height, 85.4mm in width and it is 8.7mm thick. The smartphone weighs 209 grams. The Lumia 1520 comes equipped with a 6 inches LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The screen is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.

In comparison, the LG Optimus G Pro encompasses a responsive touchscreen with 5.5 inches display. The Optimus G Pro is made from plastic, in comparison to the classier materials used in smartphones these days. A slender bezel running on the sides of the display helps you grab the device. However, it still is a slippery customer with all that glossy finish. The dimensions measure 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm, making it smaller and thicker than its competitor, Lumia 1520. The Optimus G Pro weighs 172 grams. The 5.5 inches display is also a tad smaller than Lumia 1520. However, the resolutions and protection coating used are the same.


The Lumia 1520 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core 2.2GHz processor in comparison to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core 1.7GHz processor used in the Optimus G Pro.

Both the Lumia 1520 has an internal storage of 16 or 32 GB paired with 2GB of RAM.

Operating System

The Lumia 1520 makes use of Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black operating system; whereas the Optimus G Pro runs on Android version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system that can be upgraded to version 4.4.2 KitKat.


The Lumia 1520 is available at $469.99 whereas the Optimus G Pro is priced at $799.99.

The Optimus G Pro is an impressive smartphone with a good processor and a range of features. However, the Lumia 1520 has a great hardware, simple to use and comes at a lower price.


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