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COMPARENokia Lumia 1520 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Honami started selling 2 months before Nokia Lumia 1520
  • The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6 inch display, which is 20% bigger
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Honami's got 20.7 MP camera resolution, while Nokia Lumia 1520's camera resolution is 20 MP
  • Nokia Lumia 1520 has 16 GB more internal storage
  • Nokia Lumia 1520 and Sony Xperia Z1 Honami have the same capacity of RAM onboard

Nokia Lumia 1520 Price In India

Status: Available
Rs. 37,000
Sony Xperia Z1 Honami Price In India

Status: Low Availability
Rs. 23,000
Operating System
Windows Phone 8
Upgradable To: Windows Phone 8.1
Apps Market: Windows Marketplace
Android (4.2)
Upgradable To: v5.0; Lollipop
Apps Market: Google Play
6 inches
Screen Type: IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Details: 16M Colors,Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Resolution: 1920 X 1080
Pixel Density: 367.2 PPI
5 inches
Screen Type: TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Details: 16M Colors
Resolution: 1920 X 1080
Pixel Density: 440.6 PPI
20 MP
1/2.5'' Sensor Size, PureView Technology, Geo-Tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
Secondary Camera:
HD Video Rec: 1080p
Auto Focus:
Flash Light:
20.7 MP
1/2.3'' Sensor Size, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera:
HD Video Rec: 1080p
Auto Focus:
Flash Light:
2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, Krait 400, Quad-Core
2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, Krait 400, Quad-Core
2 GB
2 GB
Internal Storage: 32 GB,
User Available Internal Storage: No Info
Card Slot: microSD
External Memory: 64 GB
Internal Storage: 16 GB,
User Available Internal Storage: No Info
Card Slot: microSD
External Memory: 64 GB
3400 mAhBV-4BW, Non-Removable, Lithium-Ion
3000 mAh, Non-Removable, Lithium-Ion

FM Radio
3.5mm Head Phone
Form Factor
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Adreno 330
Adreno 330
SIM Details
Type: Nano SIM
(Single, GSM)
Type: Micro SIM
(Single, GSM)
USB Slots
microUSB version 2.0
microUSB version 2.0 (MHL ), USB On-The-Go
162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7
Weight: 209 grams
144 x 74 x 8.5
Weight: 170 grams
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is Nokia's eventual entry into the Phablet space. And what an entry! — Nokia has jumped the gun and put a humongous 6-inch display into this phone. Thanks to the GDR3 Windows Phone update that added support for 1080p displays, the Lumia 1520 has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display. This increases the pixel density to 367PPI, which is more than the smaller-sized, lower-resolution display of the Lumia 1020. Another thing to note; instead of an AMOLED type, the Lumia 1520 has a traditional IPS LCD panel. This is also by far the most powerful Windows Phone with its top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 chipset; which houses a quad-core 2.2GHz processor. Coupled with that is 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Nokia has also provided a microSD card slot to expand it further; something that was missing in the Lumia 1020.

In terms of connectivity, you've got the latest WiFi 802.11ac, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility. Where the Lumia 1520 compromises is with the camera. Don't get us wrong; it's 20 megapixel rear-facing camera doesn't sound bad, maybe just not as good as the humongous 41 megapixel sensor on the Lumia 1020. It retains OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), but loses the Xenon flash. It does 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound recording. An updated camera software retains all the special features that we saw with the Lumia 1020. Probably you can put this camera to be in between the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020. Driving all this hardware is a large-sounding 3400 mAh battery; that naturally boasts a much higher standby, music and talk time than the Lumia 1020.
Just after 8 months of launching what seemed to be their flagship handset for the year 2013 (the XPERIA Z), Sony has already unveiled the XPERIA Z1 (codename Honami) to take the crown. While the humongous XPERIA Z Ultra caters to a different niche category, the Z1 is Sony's prime-time frontrunner. While the footprint of the Z1 is quite similar to the predecessor, the weight and thickness have gone up a notch. That is possibly owing to all the high-end components packed inside this phone. Design-wise, the XPERIA Z1 now has aluminium wrapped on all borders. While the screen is the same 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel TFT panel, the Z1 features Sony's Triluminous tech, which results in rich colour reproduction. The water and dust resistance is also upped a notch with IP58 certification. It is powered by the latest-and-greatest Snapdragon 800 chip, that features a 2.2GHz quad-core chip and powerful Adreno 330 graphics. To complement that is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot for further expansion.

However, the highlight of the Z1 remains to be the 20.7 megapixel camera sensor at the back. Unlike the Z Ultra, this phone fortunately has an LED flash. It has a truckload of camera-related features, and both it and the front-facing 2MP camera can shoot 1080p HD videos. The battery size has also been increased to 3000 mAh, which should provide the phone all the juice it needs to power its high-end hardware. All possible connectivity options are thrown in, including LTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 etc.

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