Nokia Lumia 1520 crushes iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note 3 in outdoor readability

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One of the things Nokia always makes a big deal about with their devices is outdoor readability. Nokia boasts about the displays on their Lumia devices being very readable in sunlight compared to other devices. GSMArena put these claims to the test with Nokia’s latest flagship, the Lumia 1520.

The phones used in the comparison include the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Apple iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. All of these devices have high resolution displays like the 1520, but in sunlight only one stood out. In the photo above it looks as if the 1520 is the only phone with the screen powered on, but they actually all are.

Check out the video below to see the displays in sunlight and the dark. There is a massive difference.


  • Wow, that’s almost e-ink levels of readability there. Nice job, Nokia!