Phone Comparison - Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 vs BLU Life Pure XL

general General Info

Manufacturer Nokia Nokia BLU
Announced July 2013 October 2013 April 2014
Status Available - July 2013 Available - November 2013 Available - May 2014
Colors Black, White, Yellow Yellow, white, black, red Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
(5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)
162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm
(6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 in)
150.6 x 75 x 9.5 mm
(5.93 x 2.95 x 0.37 in)
Weight 158 g (5.57 oz) 209 g (7.37 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Amber Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 225 Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB No

display Display

Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack Display, Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches 6.0 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels (332 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.80% 71.44% 73.66%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels) 20 MP, Carl Zeiss optics 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels
Flash Xenon Flash Dual-LED flash LED flash
Features Carl Zeiss optics, Auto Focus, 1/1.2' Sensor Size, ND Filter, Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Optical Zoom, Panorama 1/2.5' Sensor Size, PureView Technology, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama Auto focus, 1.34 ┬Ám Pixel Size, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, video light, stereo sound rec. Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p [Similar] Yes, 8 MP, autofocus [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 107 kbps Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Up to 236.8 kbps Yes Class 12
3G HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 3GB RAM (L260L)/ 16 GB, 2 GB RAM (L259L)
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB No
USB OTG Supported - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery, Wireless Charging Supported via Cover Non-removable Li-Ion Battery (BV-4BW) Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2000 mAh 3400 mAh 2500 mAh
Stand by Up to 384 h Up to 768 h (2G)
Up to 768 h (3G)
Up to 800 h (2G)
Up to 600 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 19 h 6 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 18 min (3G)
Up to 27 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 25 h (3G)
Up to 17 h (2G)
Up to 15 h (3G)