Nokia Lumia 1320 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 – Display, Camera, Chipset, Specs Comparison

Alex Bezeau October 23, 2013 1

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Today we compare the Nokia Lumia 1320 and the Nokia Lumia 1520 in a one on one battle of specs and features. Nokia recently unveiled these two Lumia phablets at a special event, both look cool and promising and its time to put them to the test.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the new flagship phablet from Nokia that packs the best of hardware and software that Nokia could get its hands on. The Nokia Lumia 1320 is based on the Lumia 1520 and can be considered as an affordable version of the same.

If you do not already know, there are a lot of differences between these two phablets. But there is a considerable amount of difference between the price tag as well, so in a way Nokia has tried to balance power and price. How well has Nokia been able to do this? Let us find out.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1520

Lumia 1520

DISPLAY
The Nokia Lumia 1320 has a 6-inch HD ClearBlack IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. The display on the Lumia 1320 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (a level higher than the one present on the Lumia 1520) and comes with a number of added features including High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch and more. The phablet has a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 245 ppi (pixel per inch).

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6-inch full HD ClearBlack IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. The display on the Lumia 1520 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and comes with a number of added features including High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch and more. The phablet has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 367 ppi (pixel per inch).

WINNER – Nokia Lumia 1520

HARDWARE
The Nokia Lumia 1320 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. The Lumia 1320 is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Krait processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 1GB of RAM.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The Lumia 1520 is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 2GB of RAM.

WINNER – Nokia Lumia 1520

OPERATING SYSTEM
The Nokia Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 both run on the latest version of Microsoft Windows Phone 8. So both these phablets run on Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates right out of the box.

WINNER – Draw

STORAGE
The Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with only 8GB of internal storage and has a microSD card slot using which you can expand storage space by up to 64GB. So you can have a maximum storage space of 72GB.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with 32GB of internal storage which should be good enough for a majority of consumers. And in order to ensure that consumers do not have problems, the phablet has a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB. So you can have a maximum storage space of 96GB.

WINNER – Nokia Lumia 1520

CAMERA
The Nokia Lumia 1320 has a 5MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a front facing VGA camera. The primary camera provides support for features like geo-tagging and touch focus and has a sensor size of 1/4″. You will be able to record 1080p videos with the primary camera and VGA resolution videos with the front camera.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 20MP PureView primary camera and a 1.2MP secondary camera. This camera comes loaded with features including Carl Zeiss lens, Optical Image Stabilization, autofocus and dual-LED flash. The primary camera supports 1080p video recording and the front camera supports 720p video recording.

WINNER – Nokia Lumia 1520

BATTERY
The Nokia Lumia 1320 is equipped with a non-removable high capacity Li-Ion 3400mAh battery. The battery is expected to give up to 25 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 21 hours of talk time on 3G. You can also expect a total standby time of up to 672 hours on 2G as well as 3G.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is also equipped with a non-removable high capacity Li-Ion 3400mAh battery. The Lumia 1520 battery is expected to give up to 28 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 25 hours of talk time on 3G. You can also expect a total standby time of up to 768 hours.

WINNER – Draw

DIMENSIONS and WEIGHT
The dimensions of the Nokia Lumia 1320 are 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm and the phablet weighs about 220 grams.

The dimensions of the Nokia Lumia 1520 are 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm and the device weighs about 209 grams.

WINNER – Nokia Lumia 1520

COLOR OPTIONS and PRICE
The Nokia Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520 are both available in a variety of color options. These include yellow, red, white, and black.

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is expected to be priced at $339 whereas the Lumia 1520 is expected to be priced at $749. Both these prices are before taxes and subsidies.

CONCLUSION
To be honest, this battle was never intended to find out the better between the two. We already know that the Lumia 1520 is way better than the Nokia Lumia 1320, we do not need to tell you that separately.

So the main point of this comparison (even though we did list out the winner in every segment) is to help consumers understand the difference between these two new phablets. Even though technically the Lumia 1520 is way better, there are some other factors that need to be taken into consideration.

So our bottom line is, get the Lumia 1520 flagship phablet if you want the best Windows Phone 8 phablet in the market. But if you want to save some money and opt for a mid-segment phablet that gives you a similar experience, then the Nokia Lumia 1320 is the device for you.

Here is a specifications chart of the Nokia Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520:

SC - Lumia 1320 vs Lumia 1520

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One Comment »

  1. MX  November 8, 2013 at 12:52 am - Reply

    nice
    just checked the at&T post and found this one
    good review

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