Nokia Lumia 1520 vs LG Optimus G Pro – Design and Display Compared

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The Windows Phone market has evolved since the Microsoft took over Nokia.

The Lumia series from the company has been a raging success in the tablet market. In fact, the tablet PC market has gained more recognition in comparison to the smartphones. Windows Phone has won accolades for its simplicity and efficiency.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet incorporates a powerful processor, which offers the user a smooth performance. The Nokia Lumia 1520 comprises of the latest in technology, the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Apart from the latest upgrade made to the phablet, the Lumia 1520 comes with a range of enhancements as compared to its predecessors. The best part about owning a Windows Phone is, not being burdened with a plethora of unnecessary features, as those in the Android based smartphone.

In comparison, the LG Optimus G Pro is readily available in the market since its launch in April 2013. The G Pro comprises of a 5.5-inch full HD screen, offering a pixel density of 440-ppi. The large display along with a superior pixel density makes the G Pro a formidable contestant in the phablet market. Designers and engineers at LG have made an arduous effort to make the phablet comfortable for single hand use. However, the glossy finish of the smartphone has to be handled with care, for it may slip out of hands easily.

Today, we compare the two smartphones in terms of their design and display to determine the better-looking phablet of the two.


In terms of design, the Lumia 1520 appears similar to that of the Lumia 925. The phablet comes with rounded edges on top and bottom. The rectangular design of the phablet has been set as a standard look for the Nokia Lumia series. The dimensions for Lumia 1520 measures 162.8mm in stature, 85.4mm in breadth and 8.7mm in thickness. It is not big in size as compared to its predecessors. The size of the Lumia 1520 has been taking in consideration the size of other phablets presently available in the market. Emphasis is laid on the phablet being easy to carry around and effortlessly stored in the pocket. It weighs around 209 grams, more than the 172 grams weight of the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone.

In comparison, the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone comes in a plastic shell. Regardless, the thin bezel running on the sides of the smartphone makes the handset comfortable to hold. Despite the handset being easy to grab, the glossy finish and plastic body makes it very slippery. The smartphone measures 150.2mm in stature, 76.1mm in breadth and 9.4mm in thickness.


In terms of display, the Lumia 1520 phablet incorporates a bigger 6-inch LCD multi touchscreen, having a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The screen is protected from scratches by a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.

On the other hand, the LG Optimus G Pro incorporates a decent 5.5-inch screen. The display is a tad smaller than the Lumia 1520 display, but comes with similar resolution and branded coating for protection against scratches.


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