Ronnie, 06 Jul 2015Hello friends,please i've been wanting 2 ask.for the good old 1520 Lumia & Galaxy Note 4 w... moreUnless you get a Note 4 from Korea (SM-N910S) then your specs comparisons become much more competitive.
First of all, the Note 4 is a about a year newer release wise. Normally technology leaps for cell phones is about 6 months, but the Note 4 takes a backseat this round. I will say the TV-out feature is a notable difference.
In screen size, the Lumia 1520 is a beast, and very few phones even now compare. The comparable screen to body ratios are 71.4:74.2, meaning that the Note 4 has a bigger screen for lesser body, but has a lot less screen overall.
The Note 4 has 3GB of RAM vs. 2GB in the Lumia 1520, but since the Note 4 is Android, I would discount the extra 1GB of RAM due to normal RAM usage in an Android device, so a dead heat there.
The Lumia 1520 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-2.2GHz processor, which can have a huge advantage in speed over many of the Note 4 variants that come with the Samsung Exynos 5433 processors in single application speed. That being said, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 in the North American version, along with Europe, China, Japan, and other markets would certainly have a slight advantage (about 1/2 GHz) speed wise. Considering Android's constant background app usage, one could consider this an even match.
The camera is much better on the Lumia 1520, especially taking in the fact that it is almost a full year older. Unless taking 1080p video @ 60fps is required (movies are played back at 48fps in theaters), the Lumia tops the video recording too. features too.
Misc. specs: The battery life is much better in the Lumia in all aspects. The Note 4 has fingerprint reader and stylus. Both phones have upgradeable OS with the latest OS pre-installed. Lumia 1520 seems to have better sunlight readable display. Note 4 seems to have a slightly better noise tolerance.
Summary: The Note 4 seems to have some flexibility, and takes advantage of the Android's OS to do so. The Lumia comes packed with more hardware features, along with a smoother OS experience. I think the choice could come down to critical apps more than anything - the Windows Phone market has nearly caught up, but the developers are still having fits over developing for more than two platforms (lazy bums).
Personal Opinion: I would go for the Lumia 1520, but I prefer functionality over extreme style, and the 1520 does indeed have more functionality over the Note 4. Once Windows 10 comes out for the phone, I expect and even better experience for all top shelf Windows Phones, especially when full Office applications finally arrive and Continuum is a part of the phone/big screen conversion process. Continuum will make the TV-out feature look like a cheap parlor trick.
Ronnie, 06 Jul 2015Hello friends,please i've been wanting 2 ask.for the good old 1520 Lumia & Galaxy Note 4 w... moreRonnie, the Lumia 1520 is a monster, so is the Samsung Note 4 the Lumia 1520 is mostly known for its awesome battery backup of 102+ hours of heavy usage and a 20mp clearview camera which makes it a strong contender. But, I couldn't compare it to the Samsung note 4 which is way superior than that of the Nokia Lumia 1520 (this phone was released 2.5yrs ago) it would be really foolish to compare 2 of these devices.
Well let me give you a low down, first understand what you want from a phone, are you a kind of person who gets carried away by oodles of fancy apps which android offers which is the least when compared to Windows which has the least (growing as I write this reply.) You'll not notice the difference of screen size on the Note 4 at 5.7" when compared to 6" on the Lumia 1520, Lumia devices use less RAM when compared to Android in idle time when compared to Android which has lot of things going for it in the background. The Samsung Note 4 has a better, upgraded processor more RAM and a Stylus which makes it use a large phablet without any issues which doesn't exist on Nokia device. I'm not sure about the camera quality on the Samsung Note 4, I strongly recommend you go for the Note 4, give NL 1520 a miss. Camera quality can improve with software updates.
So, like I said your getting a much better piece of equipment when you opt for the SN4 when compared to NL1520 which is aging very slowly. Don't bother what other have to say just go get your SN4 bud!
Hello friends,please i've been wanting 2 ask.for the good old 1520 Lumia & Galaxy Note 4 which is better?...bcos'the 1520 is not a slacker & its upgradable to the windows 10.
I got this cell in 2015 but I must Tel no smartphone is in the competition can even beat iPhone 6
What do you mean, when you say " I would buy if 1520 if no queries. " what that even supposed to mean?
MR LIGHT , 03 Jul 2015Pls can anyone help me I am still using Windows 8 on my Lumia 1520 how can I update to W8.1 de... moreDon't worry Mr. Light just take your nokia Lumia 1520 to the nearest Nokia Care and ask the technicians to update the OS, they'll do it without charging you any additional penny.
Pls can anyone help me I am still using Windows 8 on my Lumia 1520 how can I update to W8.1 denim, I have been checking for the update on my phone it keeps saying your phone is up to date. Any help please
Sam, 30 Jun 2015Sorry, the message got posted accidentally, I just wanna ask is their any application availabl... moreWell Sam, Microsoft doesn't have anything in particular a native application for locking specific applications, you need to download app lock a third party app from the marketplace. Secondly with reference to the lock screen you do have a Basic 4 and 6 digit phone lock you can do by accessing the wake-up screen options or security settings.
With reference to Whatsapp, and if you wish to ensure nobody can peek into your private conversations then I suggest give Whatsapp locker a change, I personally havent' used it but, it seems fine. To ensure the application is working you need to unpin the Whatsapp file on your start screen and after installing Whatsapp Locker you pin the Whtatsapp tile back and enjoy privacy.
I hope this answers your temporary issues you were facing with reference to phone or app lock. Unlike Blackberry devices, Microsoft has poor Phone lock and App lock options.
Sushi Majesty, 25 Jun 2015Yes the phone does heat up just not with using the camera or the video recording option but, a... moreSorry, the message got posted accidentally, I just wanna ask is their any application available in store to lock the screen & protect the phone from being misused, I searched the store but it has applications to lock gallery, messenger, what's app etc.but nothing for the lock screen. Thanks in advance.
shajahan, 25 Jun 2015hi friends... my lumia 1520 when i use camera or record video my phone is over heating any bo... moreYes the phone does heat up just not with using the camera or the video recording option but, also with playing games. What I like though it doesn't get as hot as many other Android phones like The Zenfone's do.
The heat it emits is tolerable.
Lumia, 24 Jun 2015Thanks sushi and what about dc-50Actually the DC 50 is good to but, I personally haven't used it. I prefer a bigger wireless charging pod.
I'm not sure the cost on the DC 50 but, just check the compatibility of the 1520 before you pick it. And thanks for the model # I totally forgot about it.
amit, 24 Jun 2015i wanted to buy 1520Well Amit wait, the phone is quite old, I've been told that Nokia has got a new trick up its sleeve with new range of Lumia devices better than the 1520 and a 5mp front facing camera. I'm not to sure if your selfie fanatic or not but if you are you'd like the upcoming device. But, wait for it if you can't just go get the Lumia 1520.
You dont need my permission for that.
hi friends... my lumia 1520 when i use camera or record video my phone is over heating any body face this problem
Whatsapp calling good have just tried on my Nokia Lumia 925 its perfect..
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2015How do I do the update for voice calling. No options available in the setting menu.Settings >swipe left for apps>store>tap "check for update option"...
Geo 46, 24 Jun 2015All Lumia fans.. WHATSAPP calling is now available in windows phone.. Update it.. Audio sharin... moreHow do I do the update for voice calling.
No options available in the setting menu.
All Lumia fans.. WHATSAPP calling is now available in windows phone.. Update it.. Audio sharing too..