AnonD-121984, 31 Dec 2013samsung phones build quality is ok but samsung phones feel so cheap, also from the top end to ... moreThey are both mafe of the same material and both have similar design in cheap and high end. With a lot more difference then the note 3 and s4 compared to something like a galaxy or or illusion.
[deleted post]It has all 3. The base is 16gb for Note while the lowest 1520 has is 32gb.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2013Trust me. I understand as well as you with the jealous haters. However you cannot deny that th... moreYes, i do agree with you and you know the reason behind comment for what we argued the previous day. Theres no denying tat 1520 is a top device. Wit latest chipset, a FHD display, and tat magnus battery life. And before reading the review, i thot camera section(still images) would be 1520's. Quite shocked to see the result. Nevertheless note 3 has performed well.
samsung phones build quality is ok but samsung phones feel so cheap, also from the top end to the lowest end all the phones carry the same design n no one can differentiate, it hurts bcoz paying so much premium for high end phone n when the low end phone also carries the same design,samsung phones really doesnt deserve the premium pice they command for their phones, on the other hand even the low end phone from nokia looks like a premium phone leave alone the high end phones from nokia
the only reason i use samsung phones is that am so addicted to "touchwiz user interface", cant live without "touchwiz" , its so simple n functional,
as long as samsung uses "touchwiz", i will continue using samsung phone even if how crappy n cheap their phones look.
why u guys keep fighting like a child hahaha
wanna freedom get that Note, wanna exclusivity get that 1520...
Aadrian, 30 Dec 2013So good luck with your cheaply feeling note 3. The Lumia 1520 is far better designed, made,... moreCheap feeling is in ur thinking. Not in the phone. If nokia build seems good to you, for me it may not. I may prefer samsung's! Y ru guys so insecured? You guys were asking for a comparision b/w note 3 n 1520 ryt? And now that samsung has come on top, ur telling its nt a fair comparision?
I'm impressed with the 1520's battery stamina because of the WP8 OS. I'd get it if I was a regular joe for higher photographic functions.
I already got a Note 3 because of a Wacom digitizer for sketching and the productivity suite it can provide.
Nokia is stepping up its game at last. I hope to see them doing something to really rival the function concept of the Note series. I'd switch for what's the best.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013I've never found Touchwiz to be "laggy" as people put it. Especially as far the Note... moreAny android phone you keep for more then 1 year = lagging POS that is never updated and ignored.
Any Lumia you keep more then 2 years = still working fine and smooth.
Any iOS you keep more then 2 years = Latest updates / with lousy batt performance / lag abit.
Conclusion.. never stick with android.. your joy is short lived.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 31 Dec 2013I find both of them are equally smooth. However, Touchwiz is making Android worse. So, it is t... moreI've never found Touchwiz to be "laggy" as people put it. Especially as far the Note goes. However that's why most options are optional. You can even turn things off and use a different launcher if you like.
Nice review, for me former Android user I prepared Windows OS,BB10 OS or expensive iOS in term of smoothness, but in terms of free apps, movies format,more ringtones to download no one can beat Android:)
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013Lumia is great and that's your preference. But wp8 is smoother as in smoother... not as in A... moreI find both of them are equally smooth. However, Touchwiz is making Android worse. So, it is the issue of Samsung firmware, not Android.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013If Note 3 run WP8 I might think about it. Lumia 1520 all the way. WP8 is super reliable and ex... moreLumia is great and that's your preference.
But wp8 is smoother as in smoother... not as in Android is not. And custom roms being something of crap?? Or being needed???
Where did you come up with that crap?
To me lumia more suitable for me as it has nicer design. And I don't really like spen.
bestone, 30 Dec 2013@astalavista & adrian, you'll need to accept the fact, that the NOTE 3 is undoubtely the b... moreDon't take me wrong, I'm not a fanboy at all, actually I might even buy the Note Pro since they'll be made with SAMOLED (finally!) and yes it's true Samsung has many sales and they deserve it since they worked hard for it. What I was trying to say is that I'm kinda confused about the display tech that is all, I mean I have a L820 and compared it in sunlight with N3 and mine was a lot better so...... why assertive display IPS w/ CRB is even worse then L820 and L720 and other phones? Sometimes tech confuses me how it works
If Note 3 run WP8 I might think about it. Lumia 1520 all the way. WP8 is super reliable and extremely smooth with 1GB of RAM or more. No need for that custom rom crap.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2013Now that is just lame pathetic jealousy.Not really, the note 3 is not like the phones I mentioned. And do you know why? Because of the s pen feature. The phones I mentioned are all lacking that functionality that sts the note 3 apart. Therefore, there not operating in the same competition at all. So by saying my comment is just jealousy, you're very wrong.
AnonD-183651, 30 Dec 2013Wow GSMARENA! A Tie in daylight photograpy??? You guys are really trying hard to let samsung w... moreDid you see the results?
The difference in sensor and results shows lacking in the camera on this Lumia. I love the PurView tech and it is still a great camera...Maybe Nokia still needs to add some software tuning to it.
Never the less it's not very logical to blame it on "trying to let Samsung win".