Battle of the Bigwigs: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 (rumoured)
Samsung has the S Pen while Nokia has the PureView. Whose phablet is the better one? KYMI compares the Galaxy Note 3 with the Lumia 1520
Samsung certainly has the heads up in the phablet race but Nokia might just be able to catch up with it in the near future. While the Galaxy Note 3 is touted to be the smartphone of the future, the Lumia 1520 supposedly packs in a few surprises of its own as far as new-age specs go. We pit the two phablets against each other to find the one that works best for you.
Galaxy Note 3: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
Lumia 1520: 6-inch display (rumoured)
Samsung has designed the Galaxy Note 3 in its signature style with its slim casing and curved edges that make it comfortable to grip and use despite its large size. The phablet is certainly not made to be carried around in a jeans pocket, however. Samsung has stuck to a plastic cover for its newbie, and though it lacks the premium feel of aluminum, it doesn't look too bad.
The Lumia 1520 is expected to look just like a bright and bubbly Nokia handset - only much bigger than any of its siblings at 6-inch. The phablet is said to come with typical barely-there curves around its casing that make it easy to hold and use. Nokia is likely to give the handset its tried and tested polycarbonate casing.
Nokia wins this round with its edgier design and bright funky colours though we really like the thin bezels on the Galaxy Note 3.
Winner: Lumia 1520
With its stylus support and large display, the Galaxy Note 3 is your go-to device for everything media and communication. From viewing videos and listening to music to checking emails and browsing the web, you can stay connected anytime, anywhere with the phablet. The handset sports a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 386ppi. Colours pop and images are rich and detailed on the Galaxy Note 3.
Nokia is said to go all out with the Lumia 1520 too, giving it an even bigger 6-inch Full HD AMOLED PureMotion display. The phablet is expected to offers users detailed, vibrant images with a lot of depth. Its size makes it usable almost like a tablet.
With gorgeous displays on both handsets, this round ends in a draw.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chipset powers the Galaxy Note 3. The phablet's LTE model sports a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor while its 3G variant comes with a 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 and a 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 quad-core architecture. The set up serves the handset more than adequately, helping it race from task to task without any lags or glitches.
The word around the tech world is that Nokia is building the Lumia 1520 with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as well, with the aim to give it enough juice to carry out all its tasks seamlessly.
With similar set ups in both handsets, this round ends in a draw.