Estimated size of Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet reveals it to be comparable to the Samsung Mega 6.3
Seeing as it’s the weekend, a holiday one for those in the States, it seems appropriate now to highlight some guesstimation on the size of the Nokia Lumia 1520. Sure, we’ll know more in the coming weeks on the actual dimensions but there’s no harm in adding a little math to give a rough idea.
Revealed in a photo earlier this week, the Nokia Lumia 1520 was placed next to the Lumia 1020 for size comparison. Windows Phone Central can now confirm that the photo is legitimate through a second source who attested to its authenticity. Based off of that image, forum member Cornelius took a break from his bachelor thesis to calculate the Lumia 1520’s exact size.
While we’re not engineers nor math buffs ourselves, Cornelius laid out his methodology, which seems sound to us:
- Applied perspective correction in Photoshop to the leaked photo
- Make some smaller corrections, to make sure, that the visible tiles are quadratic
- Calculate the dimensions based on counting pixels
Based off of a 6-inch display, the Lumia 1520’s device size would be 169.9 mm x 88.9 mm (6.69 in x 3.5 in).
For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which has a smaller 5.5-inch display, comes in at 151.1mm x 80.5 mm (5.95 in x 3.17 in), making the Lumia 1520 12.5% longer and 10.5% wider.
But what about the even larger Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3? That massive device comes in at 168 mm x 88 mm (6.6. in x 3.46 in)—in other words, it’s fairy comparable, even though the Mega sports a slightly larger display. Surprisingly though, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 features only a 720P display while the Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a higher resolution 1080P one.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
(Check out Android Central’s review of the Mega to learn more about that monster of a device.)
Either way, that’s one big device, folks.
Of course, the conclusion is only as good as the assumptions made, in addition to the math. For instance, in a leaked photo from January, the Lumia 1520's display bezel looked to be much thinner near the bottom, which could alter the dimensions.
Do you think you can do better than Cornelius? Have some information that could help elucidate a better conclusion? Hop into our forums and add you two cents.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.