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Nexus 6 vs LG G3 vs Lumia 1520 – Is Bigger The New Trend?

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The Lumia 1520 may be older than the other two phones, but it still has some aces up its sleeve, such as a bigger battery and a camera with a higher resolution. But in terms of performance, it’s outpaced by the LG G3 and Nexus 6. You’ll find all of their specs in this article and you’ll decide which phone is suitable for you.

Designs and displays

The Nexus 6 looks more like a large version of the Moto X 2014, because its manufacturer is Motorola, the company chosen by Google to build the nee flagship. But its dimensions are exaggerated (159.3x83x10.1 mm) and the phone doesn’t come with a stylus, which is a minus, considering that this instrument can input commands to the phone’s screen and you’d operate easier on the device. Anyway, the advantage of the 6inches display (AMOLED) with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels at 493ppi) is that you’ll have more space to watch videos and to play games.

The LG G3 is the dwarf from this battle, having a 5.5inches True HD-IPS + LCD screen also with QHD resolution, but with a higher pixel density of 543ppi. It has a pleasant design and you might think that the casing is actually made of metal, which, in reality, is just plastic, but with brushed metal look. And if you don’t mind stretching your index finger to the back of the phone to reach the power or volume buttons, which are placed below the rear camera, then you’ll love the LG G3. Its thickness is 8.9mm and it weights 149 grams.

The Lumia 1520 is another colorful device from the line series and it was Nokia’s first phablet, which came with a 6inches IPS LCD screen supporting Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels at 367 ppi. The device has a very simple design, its back is made of plastic, the edges and sides are curved and the stereo speakers are found toward the bottom. The Lumia 1520 is thicker its opponents, measuring 8.7mm and has a weight of 367ppi.

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Hardware

The Lumia 1520, which was launched in November 2013, received a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset that runs very well with a quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 400 processor and Adreno 330 graphics, and at that time, most of the flagships supported 2GB of RAM. The Lumia 1520 was considered a high end device and it’s more powerful than many devices released during this period. The internal storage is either 16GB or 32GB, and with a microSD card you can obtain up to 64GB.

The LG G3 came with the next chipset after Snapdragon 800, and its processor was quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400, also coupled with Adreno 330 graphics, but the RAM capacity depends on the internal memory, so if you’re buying the variant with 16GB of storage, you’ll get 2GB of RAM, while other variant has a combination of 3GB of RAM +32GB of storage. The phone has a slot and with a microSD card you can increase the capacity up to 128GB.

Lastly, the Nexus 6 is powered by a faster quad-core 2.7GHz Krait 450 processor based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and has Adreno 420 graphics, 3GB of RAM and fixed internal memory which is available in variants of 32 or 64GB.

Cameras

Both the LG G3 and Nexus 6 were equipped with rear cameras that share the same resolution of 8MP and they have even common features: OIS, face detection, geo tagging, dual-LED flash HDR, but the LG G3 has a better phase detection/laser autofocus. The front cameras are similar, a bit better on the LG G3, though, because it has a resolution of 2.1MP, compared to 2MP on the Nexus 6. The Lumia 1520 has a 20MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, OIS, dual-LED flash, 1/2.5” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size etc., but you’ll be disappointed of the front camera which is only 1.2MP.

Batteries

The Lumia 1520 impresses with a non-removable 3400mAh battery, being followed by the Nexus 2 with a 3220mAh unit, but none of them can be replaced. The LG G3 comes with a smaller 3000mAh battery that you can replace over time.