When it comes to the phablet market, people tend to associate it with Android devices.
Lately, Apple entered the market with its iPhone 6 Plus. However, Nokia can never be neglected, especially since the Lumia 1520 has been a pleasant surprise. How does it compare with Apple’s latest handset? Stay with us.
Design and Display
The 1520 model follows the same principles as other Lumia models back from two years ago. The difference is the size. The Lumia 1520 is a gigantic smartphone, with curved sides, round edges, but being thin enough, allows for a good grip. As with other Lumia models, it is available in several color options, including yellow, black, green, white and red. The device has an extremely large 6 inch screen display, with a resolution of 1080×1920, which translates to a fairly low density of just 367ppi. The iPhone 6 Plus has the same resolution, but due to the smaller screen size of 5.5 inches, it delivers better density at 401ppi. The design is same as the one of the iPhone 6, but with larger screen. Apple has the advantage in the build, as the iPhone 6 Plus is made of aluminum, while the Lumia 1520 is all plastic. Dimensions of the devices are as follows: iPhone 6 Plus – 158x78x7.1 weighting 172 grams; Lumia 1520 – 163x85x8.7 weighting 209 grams.
OS and Hardware
Nokia’s intentions with the Lumia 1520 were to compete in the market for extra large smartphones and in the bigboys league, specs play a huge role. And the Lumia 1520 delivers top notch specs. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with a clock speed of 2.2GHz and with a 2GB RAM memory, Lumia 1520 offers a delightful experience for its users. The chip inside the iPhone 6 is a 64bit A8, rumored to be 30-40% more powerful than the previous A7 chip found in the iPhone 5C. While the sheer power of the processor is not known at the moment, experts suggest that the 64bit chip is equipped with some features that makes the iPhone 6 Plus one of the best on the market. Apple’s device allows for a maximum of 128GB internal storage and the lowest version comes with 16GB built in memory. As previously, there is no external slot for microSD card. The Lumia 1520 comes in 16/32GB versions, but with an external slot for additional 64GB of memory space.
For years, Nokia has been equipping its devices with excellent cameras and the Lumia 1520 is no exception. It features a 20-MP rear camera, with optical image stabilization and double LED flash that should make for some extra quality pictures. The device can take snaps of up to 4992x3744pixels. The front facing camera is a lowly 1.2-MP sensor. Apple sticks with the highly successful 8-MP sensor in the iPhone 6 Plus. But considering the fact that the camera has been one of the most successful in the past years, it is more than enough.
The Lumia 1520 is one of the most reliable smartphones out there. With a battery capacity of 3400 mAh, the device can handle up to 25 hours of talk time on 3G network and last 768 hours on standby mode. For music fans, the Lumia 1520 can handle 124 of playing songs. The only available information regarding the battery on the iPhone 6 Plus is that it can handle 12 hours of internet usage or talk time.
The Lumia 1520 is priced close to $500 for the SIM free version, while the estimated price of the iPhone 6 Plus is likely to be set at $749.
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