The smartphone market, in recent times, has grown exceptionally large due to the continous inflow of a number of big name players like Samsung, Sony, Apple and HTC. And while the year has just started, fans have already been treated to a host of new releases.
Smartphones these days come in all shapes, sizes, and price tags to reach out to more customers who would otherwise pass up on an oppertunity to own a smartphones. And hence the arrival of a number of domestic companies offering devices at an incredibly low price tag.
But keeping aside all others in the race at the moment, two devices that are looking quite potent to race head to head against each other are the newly released Samsung Galaxy K zoom and the previously released Nokia Lumia 1520. And more so since both of them offer specs that are quite close to each other.
So if we are to turn a blind eye on all other devices currently in the market, and focus more on both the devices, what are the chances of one device beating the other in the race? Let's take a closer look at a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy K zoom and the Nokia Lumia 1520.
There's a big difference in this respect since both the devices come running two different operating systems. While the newly revealed Samsung Galaxy K zoom comes fitted with the new and latest Android KitKat offering, its Nokia counterpart offers the Lumia 1520 running the Windows Phone 8 Black OS.
Display and Dimensions
The Nokia Lumia 1520 sports a massive 6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm, and weighs in at 209 grams, which is quite heavy.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in this regard, sports a slightly bigger 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 137.5 x 70.8 x 16.6 mm, and weighs in at exactly 200 grams, which is also a heavy affair.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom, in this instance, offers an impressive 20.7-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 5248 х 3936 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for clicking decent selfies.
The Nokia Lumia 1520, in terms of camera, offers a 20-megapixel primary camera, sporting a lower pixel resolution of 4992 х 3744 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also comes with a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera.
Both the devices, more or less, come sporting engines with decent performance and horsepower, and that's only expected since both are new-gen devices.
While the Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with a quad core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor, the Samsung Galaxy K zoom comes equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 and dual core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 processor.
Storage and RAM
The Nokia Lumia 1520 offers 2GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
The Samsung Galaxy K zoom, on the other hand, offers a similar 2GB of RAM for users while offering the device in an 8GB internal memory variant. However, similar to the Lumia 1520, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB with an external microSD slot present.
While the Samsung Galaxy K zoom juices up the device via a 2430 mAh battery, the Lumia 1520 powers the device via a much greater 3400 mAh battery.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has been currently priced at Rs 39,399 for aspiring customers, while the Samsung Galaxy K zoom is yet to receive an official price tag.
As we mentioned before, both the devices are quite similar to each other, barring out a few small differences in the process. And while both the devices are easily going head to head against each other in this race, the Nokia-made Lumia 1520 has a slight edge over its opponent via its massive 3400 mAh battery.
The Lumia 1520, if compared even closely with the K zoom smartphone, even offers more internal memory. However, if the presence of Android KitKat is left aside for the moment (which is quite hard to do at this point), the Lumia 1520 easily stands out as the ultimate winner.