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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Of itinerary, the matte white, black, or yellow Lumia 1020 is more than just a camera. Toss the large, round shooter module aside and it looks a lot like the Lumia 920 phones, both in terms of the squared corners and rounded spines, and also its guts.

Close up, there are a few differences between the two handsets. When we got a chance to handle the new Lumia 1020 in the flesh, the phone certainly impressed with its build quality and premium feel. Like its predecessors, the 1020's skeleton is a unibody piece molded from high-quality polycarbonate. It also sports similar smoothly rounded edges and a slightly curved back, making it comfortable to hold.

While its counterpart Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 8MP along with an LED Flash. The primary camera is same in both the devices which is a VGA camera. So, here Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins the round though there is not much difference in the images snapped from both of these cameras. 


Nokia has given its cameraphone a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 332ppi. Images on the handset are clear, sharp and bright in all types of lighting conditions thanks to its PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display technology.

The Galaxy Note 3 sports a huge 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 386ppi. Pictures and videos on the phone are rich and detailed and its surface area, along with its stylus support, makes it one of the best devices for media and entertainment on the go. Samsung wins this round with its gorgeous display.


On-chip image processor performing image scaling with oversampling, giving lossless zoom: 4× for full-HD 1080p video with on-chip video processor performing image resolution processing with over 1 billion pixels per second, enabling the use of all pixels for improved image noise and dynamic range. Though the processor of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is more powerful but Nokia Lumia 1320 does not need that powerful processor for the Windows Phone 8 to run smoothly. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is 3100 mAh.


These days the best competitor of whom this device can be the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which still manages to generate a good amount of sales for Samsung but this new Nokia Phablet will eat out the major part of its share. 

Samsung fashion with large body

The Galaxy Note 3 is styled in the typical Samsung fashion with its large body and prominent curves. The phone is convenient to use with its stylus pen and touch screen but with its size and weight, it is certainly not the most portable handset around. Samsung has long been criticized for its build quality and it has not shrugged off its plastic label on its phablet. However, the Galaxy Note 3 does win brownie points for its sleekness and its thin bezels. The Galaxy Note 3 wins this round with its sleekness and its revamped bezels.


The Lumia 1020 comes in bright, vivid colors and a good quality polycarbonate casing. Its gentle curves make it comfortable to hold and use while its straight lines give it a certain oomph factor. The phone is a little thick, making it difficult to place in one's pocket; otherwise its size and weight make it more portable than its opponent.


Lumia 1020 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm, 158g. While Galaxy Note 3 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g.

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