Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Google Nexus 5

Compare Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Google Nexus 5. Our Comparison Tool compare both the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Nokia Lumia 1520 is ranked first with an overall score of 82 and value for money index of 2.33, which is better than that of Google Nexus 5. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone.
Features Nokia Lumia 1520 Google Nexus 5
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Specs Score   82 / 100     75 / 100  
Rs. 39648
65% Cheaper
Operating System
29% Latest Operating System
The Operating System is the working platform for the users. Nokia Lumia 1520 features Windows phone 8, whereas Google Nexus 5 has Android v4.4 KitKat. So Nokia Lumia 1520 has the latest OS.
Android v4.4 KitKat
Quad Core
Quad Core
Both the phones have same number of cores in the processor.
Process Speed
2.2 GHz
5% More Processing Speed
The Google Nexus 5 is 5% faster than the Nokia Lumia 1520 with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz.
2 GB
2 GB
Both the phones have similar RAM Capacity. Higher RAM count is directly proportional to the gadget's performance.
Rear Camera
1.5 Times High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Nokia Lumia 1520 packs 1.5 times more in terms of primary camera resolution as compared to the Google Nexus 5 at 8 MP.
8 MP
Front Camera
1.2 MP
8% High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Google Nexus 5 packs 8% more in terms of front camera resolution as compared to the Nokia Lumia 1520 at 1.3 MP. If you have a better front camera, the quality of selfies will be better. A has a better front camera and hence we give more points to Google Nexus 5 over Nokia Lumia 1520.
21% Bigger Screen
Bigger and vibrant screen provides a pleasing viewing experience when it comes to watching videos or reading. The Nokia Lumia 1520 packs 21% more in terms of screen size with a 6 inches inch panel.
4.95 inches
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Internal Memory
100% More Internal Storage
Nokia Lumia 1520 has 32 GB internal storage capacity whereas Google Nexus 5 has only 16 GB internal storage. Higher storage limit means more files and multimedia stored within.
16 GB
External Memory
64 GB
48% More Powerful Battery
Battery module powers your gadget and a bigger unit signifies longevity and added talk-time support. Nokia Lumia 1520 has 48% more battery capacity than Google Nexus 5.
Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
Removable modules are preferred as these can be easily replaced in case a fault is encountered.
Talk Time
59% More Talk Time
The talk time available with Nokia Lumia 1520 is 27 Hours and for Google Nexus 5 is 17 Hours. Talk-time limit for the Nokia Lumia 1520 is 59% higher than that of Google Nexus 5.
17 Hours
Single SIM
Single SIM
Both the phones have Single SIM option.
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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
Features 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 Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore 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 850 / 900 / 1900 / 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 No Yes
Nano SIM Yes No
Form Factor Phablet 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 Internet Explorer 11 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 microUSB v2.0 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 Yes, Stereo FM radio 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 -
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours -
Browsing Time Up to 13 hours 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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