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OPPO N1 VS Nokia Lumia 1520 Comparison Overview

Launch of the OPPO N1 that took place earlier today has been the talk of the town, and so it deserves. The N1 packs some unique and rather interesting features rarely seen on a smartphone of today. This includes the 13MP swivel camera, a touch sensitive zone on the rear of the device, and a wireless Bluetooth accessory that OPPO bundles along with the device.


On the other hand, we have the Nokia Lumia 1520 which happens to be the first tablet from the Finnish maker. It does pack some impressive tech as well, and is definitely more powerful than the OPPO N1.

The question is – fun with the OPPO N1 or work with the Lumia 1520?


Model OPPO N1 Nokia Lumia 1520
Display 5.9 inches, 1920 x 1080p 6 inches, 1920 x 1080p
Processor 1.7GHz quad-core 2.2GHz quad-core
Internal Storage 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB
OS ColorOS/CyanogenMod WP8
Cameras 13MP swivel type 20MP/1.2MP
Battery 3610mAh 3400mAh
Price 39,999 INR About 44,000 INR


Both devices are monsters when it comes to comparison with other smartphones. While the OPPO N1 comes with a 5.9 inch display, the Lumia 1520 packs a 6 inch one overshadowing the N1. Both devices come with full HD resolutions on the panel, which comes as no surprise. The Find 5 had one of the best displays ever seen on a smartphone, and the N1 does seem to continue the legacy. On the other hand, the Lumia 1520 doesn’t do anything special on the display segment, with its strengths lying in other departments (read: processor). Outdoor visibility of Lumia 1520 however will be superior.

Camera and Storage

Both devices come with 16GB and 32GB variants. However, the Lumia 1520 comes with microSD expansion which gives the device an upper hand when its storage we’re talking about.

However when it comes to camera, the N1 is the one to go to hands down. It comes with a 13MP sensor with some really sophisticated optics, letting you do cool stuff like long exposure shots right on your smartphone. Sample photos have shown what the device is capable of. That being said, you have to also know that the Lumia 1520 is another photography mammoth – it comes with a 20MP sensor which takes you as close to a DSLR without being one as possible.

In a nutshell, the OPPO N1 is for those who want great quality photos and also want to have some fun while at it. On the other hand, the Lumia 1520 is more of a professional device – bear in mind this in no way suggests that one device is inferior to the other.

Processor and Battery

The fact that the Snapdragon 800 is one of the most powerful mobile chipsets going around is no secret. The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes exactly with that, offering unparalleled processing prowess. The 4 2.2GHz cores in conjunction with wholesome 2GB RAM make the Lumia 1520 a device worthy of the price tag. On the other hand, OPPO’s focus is mainly on multimedia and entertainment; this means that the device comes not with the best, but with the second best processor (this is arguable) – the Snapdragon 600 with 1.7GHz quad-core. However, the N1 does offer 2GB of RAM like the Lumia 1520.

The N1 comes with a 3610mAh battery, which does seem about average for a smartphone this large. However, users have reported up to 2 days of backup on a single charge which is quite overwhelming. On the other hand, the Lumia 1520 does about a day on one charge which is not bad at all. But again, 2 days is better than one.


While both devices are great phablets in their own, having a better perspective will help you choose in between them. If you are a music fanatic, a movie buff or in any way consider yourself ‘creative’, you should go with the OPPO N1. The device will offer you a playground for experiments and some fun at the same time. On the other hand, if you are a professional looking for a device to increase your productivity and at the same time offer some serious processing power, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the one for you.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.