Monster Mash: Nokia Lumia 1520 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Monster Mash: Nokia Lumia 1520 Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Can smartphones get any bigger? Nokia sure seems to think so. Its latest flagship Lumia 1520 is a true monster of a device, sporting a 6-inch full HD display. Here’s how it physically compares to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (which suddenly isn’t looking quite so monolithic.)

Okay, so it’s not quite as gargantuan as the 6.4-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra or the 6.1-inch Huawei Mate, but Nokia’s latest phablet is still an intimidating unit.

Just check out the size of that screen in the photo above! In a million years, aliens will probably discover these phones and assume we were a race of lumbering giants.

We got some hands-on time with the Lumia 1520 at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi (check out our live blog of the event here.) We’ll be posting our first impressions of this new Windows Phone monster soon, but in the meantime, here’s how the device compares physically to the current phablet to beat; Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with a 6-inch Full HD display, a 20-megapixel PureView camera and a unibody made from recycled polycarbonate. The Note 3, meanwhile, boasts a 5.7-inch Full-HD Super-AMOLED display, a 13-megapixel camera and a plastic faux-leather finish.

Previous Lumias caught a bit of flak for being notably thicker than its rivals. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is looking to somewhat buck this trend. While official dimensions have yet to be released, the phone is slightly thinner than the Galaxy Note 3, as the above photo demonstrates. It’s still a heavy piece of kit, mind.

We also compared the Lumia 1520 to the Galaxy Note II. Click on the below images to enlarge.


The Nokia Lumia 1520 will begin shipping in the US Q4 2013, with an estimated price of $USD749 (before tax) Australian pricing and availability has yet to be announced.