The smartphone market is continuing to expand, and the phablet segment is growing stronger and more popular every day. Picking out a device from the bunch can be a difficult task, as your options are many. However, we are trying to get you up to speed with some of the handsets that come with big screens, in hope that you might consider getting one of them in the end. Today we are comparing the Nokia Lumia 1520 to the Lenovo Vibe Z2.
Design and Display
The Lenovo Vibe Z2 measures 148.5 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm and weighs 158 grams. The device comes with a 5.5 inch display that uses a 720 x 1280 resolution, combined with a 267 ppi pixel density. The technology used for this display is IPS LCD.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 measures 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm and weighs 209 grams. When compared to the Lenovo Vibe, you can see that the Lumia is both thicker and heavier.
The display that competes against the Lenovo’s 5.5 inch unit measures 6 inches, therefore it is bigger, and features a 1080 x 1920 resolution combined with a 367 ppi pixel density. The device’s screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
Hardware and Software
The Lenovo Vibe Z2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, quad core Cortex A53 processing unit clocked at 1.2 GHz. The device also features the Adreno 306 graphics processor, which will make sure you get good visuals. The RAM capacity of the handset is 2 GB, whereas the internal storage capacity is 32 GB.
The driving force behind the Lumia 1520 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, quad core 2.2 GHz Krait 400. For the graphic side of things, the Lumia 1520 benefits from an Adreno 330 GPU. The device has 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM, but with a microSD card, you can boost the internal storage capacity to 64 GB.
For the camera, Lenovo’s handset uses a 13 MP lens with a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120, equipped with OIS and LED flash among others. The front facing camera has 8 MP and the device can record full HD 1080p at 30fps.
The lens on the Lumia 1520 has 20 MP and uses a maximum resolution of 4992 x 3744. The handset also features Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED configuration.
The battery that supplies the Lenovo Vibe Z2 with power is a 3000 mAh unit that guarantees the device stays on for 28 hours of 3G talk time.
The battery on the Lumia 1520 features a 3400 mAh capacity which makes the Lumia stay on for 25 hours.
On Amazon.com, the Lumia is about $490, while the Lenovo Vibe Z2 is around $930.
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