It's been hard going for any device tagged with a Windows Phone operating system off late with most of the enthusiasm currently heading Android and iOS' way. Still, that doesn't stop manufacturers from trying their lucks out by releasing a device with the same operating system, looking to gain some kind of momentum among users.
Keeping aside the operating systems for the moment, both Nokia and LG have found it quite hard to stay afloat in the Indian domestic market with the rising popularity for devices made by Samsung and Apple.
However, both the companies are now looking into more innovative ways by which they can challenge the might of the big players. And to keep the hopes up, two devices - Nokia's Lumia 1520 and LG's G Pro 2 - are now trying to make their lucks click in the market.
But keeping aside all others in the race, where do both these devices stand when compared against each other? Let's take a closer look at what on offer from the Lumia 1520 and the LG G Pro 2.
This one is a no-brainer. While the Nokia-made Lumia 1520 runs on the Windows Phone 8 Black operating system, the LG G Pro 2 incorporates the latest Android KitKat v4.4.2 that can prove to a be major reason why the LG made device could overtake its Nokia counterpart in the race.
The Nokia Lumia 1520, in terms of camera, boasts its presence by sporting a massive 20-megapixel primary Carl Zeiss camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, churning out a pixel resolution of 4992 х 3744 pixels. There's also a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera at the front.
The LG G Pro 2, on the other hand, sports a lesser but still a massive 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
Display and Dimensions
The Nokia Lumia 1520 sports a massive 6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm.
The LG G Pro 2, comparatively, comes with a slightly lesser 5.9-inch IPS+ LCD capacitive touch screen which also renders 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, with dimensions measuring up to 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm.
As far as the power that's generated in-device, both the devices, more or less, offer similarly decent hardware specifications that are capable of flawlessly powering the devices.
While the Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with a 2.2 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, its LG counterpart powers up the G Pro 2 via a slightly better 2.26 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor, assisted via an Adreno 330 GPU.
Storage and RAM
The Nokia-made Lumia 1520 offers 2GB of RAM while offering the device in 32 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory up to 64 GB is present.
The LG G Pro 2, in this respect, offers a greater 3GB of RAM, arriving in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. And similar to the Lumia 1520, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB with an external microSD slot present in the device.
While the Lumia 1520 is currently available for Rs. 40,249, the LG G Pro 2 is yet to be priced in the country.
This one can be a tricky situation for both the devices as the specifications are more than impressive. In terms of overall specifications, it seems like the Lumia 1520 has a slight edge over the G Pro 2 with its massive camera, and bigger display. However, the G Pro 2's biggest forte is the device running on the latest Android KitKat OS with greater RAM.
And going by the market standards in the country, it's actually hard to find anyone who would indeed look to shell out over 40k for a device that's running on Windows Phone platform. But as we said earlier, there are enthusiasts who could look for the device. And if opted, we are guessing it won't be that bad an investment - considering the kind of powerful camera the device is offering.