Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Google Nexus 5

Compare Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Google Nexus 5. Our Comparison Tool compares the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone. Currently Nokia Lumia 1520 is ranked first Overall score is 85 and its value for money index is 2.84, which is better than that of Google Nexus 5.
Note: This comparison is solely based on the hardware components and performance of the phones. Apps and other features are not considered here.

Technical Specifications


Nokia Lumia 1520

Google Nexus 5

Operating System Windows phone 8 Android v4.4 KitKat
Upgradable to Windows Phone 8.1 -
Processor 2.2 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 Processor
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyrometer, proximity sensor, compass
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
External Storage 64 GB No
Size 6 inches 4.95 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type IPS LCD IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density ~367 ppi ~445 ppi
Multi-touch Yes Yes
Stylus No No
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Camera 20 MP 8 MP
Front Camera 1.2 MP 1.3 MP
Camera Features Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, PureView technology, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photosphere
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
4G Network No LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100
Dual SIM No No
Dual standby No -
Triple SIM No No
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Nano SIM No No
Form Factor Bar Bar
Dimensions 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
Weight 209 g 130 g
Color Yellow, White, Black, Red Black, White
Browser HTML5 HTML5
GPRS Yes Yes, Class 12
EDGE Yes, Up to 236.8 kbps Yes, Class 12
3G HSDPA 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, With A-GPS Support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
USB Yes microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Music Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Radio No No
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV MP4, DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263
Sound Technology Dolby Headphone sound enhancement -
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Loud Speaker Yes Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3 Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
SMS Yes, Threaded View Yes, Threaded View
MMS Yes Yes
EMAIL Email, Push Email Email, Push Email
IM Yes Yes
Social Networking Yes Yes
Battery Type Non-removable Li-ion 3400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 27 hours (2G) / Up to 25 hours (3G) Upto 17 hours
Standy by Time Up to 768 hours (2G) / Up to 768 h (3G) Upto 300 hours
Music Playback Time Up to 124 hours -
Browsing Time - Upto 8.5 hours
Built-in Apps Facebook integration with phonebook, Calendar, To-do list, Notes, Synchronisation, Calendar, Contacts, To Do list, Organizer Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Navigation, Google Places, Gmail, Youtube
Games Yes Yes
Java No Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Additional Features
SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Organizer, Document viewer. Video/photo editor, Voice memo/command/dial, Predictive text input SNS integration, Predictive text input, wireless Charging


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