Round 2 – LG G2 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 #SmartFone13

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Round 1 of the SmartFone 2013 championship has finally come to an end, with four victors moving their way up to the current round – Round 2. This is the semifinal round and the first battle is between the LG G2 and the Nokia Lumia 1020. Both are undoubtedly great devices and have shown their might in the previous polls already, but what happens when they compete? The LG G2 and the Nokia Lumia 1020 are both innovative in their own respects, making it hard to choose between them, but which one is your choice when asked to choose between these two? Time for you to vote!

LG G2 Review | Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

The LG G2 is a all rounder flagship which wants to have the best of everything while the Nokia Lumia 1020 is a flagship that wants to take the cameras on smartphones to the next level. To be honest, both achieve that with own unique implementations of technology. For example, the G2 has an edge to edge 5.2 inch display with controls on the back while the Lumia 1020 incorporates a huge 41 megapixel camera on its back. Both may be considered as innovators on their own but if raw specifications are taken into consideration, there are considerable differences. Lets take a look at them now –

LG G2 Specifications

  • 5.2-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display at 423 ppi
  • 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor with 480 MHz Adreno 330 GPU
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions – 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm, weight: 140g
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS, 1080p video recording at 30 fps
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal memory
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+ 42Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS / aGPS
  • 3000 mAh battery

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications

  • 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) Pure Motion HD+ AMOLED capacitive touch screen ClearBlack display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 10.4 mm thick and weighs 158 grams
  • 41MP camera with BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash, LED for video, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Nokia Pro Camera app
  • 1.2MP HD front-facing camera with wide angle lens
  • IHF speaker, 2 microphones, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm audio jack
  • LTE / 3G HSPA+ 41Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with Glonass, NFC
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory
  • 2000mAh battery, Wireless charging supported via option Charging Cover (CC-3066)

As you can see from just the specifications alone, the Lumia 1020 and the LG G2 are based on different philosophies. There are so many differences that it doesn’t even matter once you go past the numbers. But both boast really good cameras, with the Lumia 1020 having the obvious advantage. To showcase that, we had shot a comparison gallery earlier, you can take a look at that here –


Now that you have seen the specifications and the video, we are sure it will be easier to choose between the two, so go ahead and vote in the poll below.

Poll closed – Winner is the Nokia Lumia 1020 by a decent margin

Check the complete standings here

Next poll coming up – Google Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia Z1, stay tuned!

Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

Bharadwaj is a content creator who has been obsessed with technology since the early days of smartphones. He loves talking about tech, is a fan of good design and photography. You can follow him on Twitter @gadgetbuff_ to know what he's upto!