Since the Galaxy Note line of products perfected a plethora of features, there has been growth in the phablet segment.
As a result, the Korean giant has seen an array of rivals in the phablet segment. The Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone, which is a larger phablet than most premium smartphones and the LG Optimus G Pro, are two most promising phablets in competition to the Samsung products.
Both the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the LG Optimus G Pro were released somewhere in the middle of year 2013. LG has come a long way in terms of its build quality. The products released by LG today are far more improved in terms of design. The Lumia 1520 comes with limited design options for its Windows Phone segment. The Optimus G Pro captivates the market with roughly no bezel design, whereas the Lumia 1520 almost does away with the bezels.
The 5.5-inch display of the Optimus G Pro comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The counterpart, Nokia Lumia 1520 encompasses a full HD resolution display. However, due to the bigger 6-inch display equipped on the Lumia 1520 handset, the pixel density takes the back seat. The Optimus G Pro offers a pixel density of 401-PPI as compared to the 367-PPI of pixel density of the Lumia 1520 Windows Phone. However, the comparison made here is in the segment of 4.8-inch displays coming with 720p resolution, released in market during the year 2012.
The IPS panel used by the Lumia 1520 handset offers great visibility and contrast ratios to the user. However, LG manages to take the lead with its True IPS+ LCD screen. The LCD display has become a regular feature in most of LG’s premium handsets. Moreover, LG manages to gain advantage via its 32GB internal storage capacity, which the Nokia Lumia 1520 disappointingly lacks.
In terms of memory, the Nokia Lumia 1520 handset incorporates 16GB of internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 64GB through a microSD card. However, the LG also comes with an external memory card slot, but does not match with the offering by the Korean giant.
The Lumia 1520 is all about a camera phone. The 13MP snapper of the Optimus G Pro does not stand a chance against the enhanced 20MP snapper of the Lumia 1520 Windows Phone. The PureView technology of the Lumia 1520 handset is one among the best in the mobile industry. It is a huge improvement made by Nokia. The 20MP Pure View camera incorporates a Carl Zeiss lens and optical image stabilization feature. However, the camera lacks in terms of recording 4K videos.
Battery and Pricing
In terms of battery, the bigger Nokia Lumia 1520 handset encompasses a bigger battery unit of 3400 mAh. On the other hand, the LG Optimus G Pro handset comes equipped with a decent 3140 mAh battery unit.
Both the handsets differ tremendously in terms of price. The Lumia 1520 Windows Phone is available at an exorbitant price of $480. The counterpart, LG Optimus G Pro handset is available at a price of $330, way less cheap than the Nokia handset.