By Rich W Woods
The Nokia Lumia 635 and the Nokia Lumia 1320 have quite a bit in common. They are both budget phones, they both have low resolution LCD displays, they both use Snapdragon 400 processors, and they both have 5 MP rear cameras.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 does have a few bells and whistles that the Lumia 635 does not. It has a flash on the rear camera and it has a front camera. Oh yea, did I mention that it’s 6″ in size?
The Nokia Lumia 1320 is one of few budget phablets. It’s a great idea alternative to the Nokia Lumia 1520 for people that don’t have $600 to spend on a smart phone or don’t want their phone subsidized.
Nokia Lumia 635 vs Nokia Lumia 1320: Specs
|Nokia Lumia 635||Nokia Lumia 1320|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400||1.7 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 400|
|Display||4.5″, 480p, 218 ppi, LCD||6″, 720p, 245 ppi, LCD|
|Body||129.5×66.7×9.2, 134 g mm||164.2×85.9×9.8 mm, 220 g|
|Camera||5 MP, 2592×1944||5 MP, 2592×1944, VGA Front|
|Video||720p at 30 fps||1080p at 30 fps|
|Storage||8 GB, Expandable to 128 GB||8 GB, Expandable to 64 GB|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
Nokia Lumia 635 vs Nokia Lumia 1320: Rear Camera
As you can see from the specs, they both use the exact same camera, or at least a camera with the exact same specs. The difference is that the Lumia 635 doesn’t have a flash or a front facing camera, so let’s take a look.
I love Nokia cameras. They really are the gold standard of smart phone cameras. Take a look across the board. The standard is 13 MP to make a decent photo, HTC says they can do it with 4.3 MP, but they fail with their ultrapixel theory. Nokia nails it with a 5 MP camera on a budget phone. For more on the HTC One M8 camera, go to Reviews -> Camera Reviews -> HTC -> HTC One M8.
You’ll notice that these cameras are almost exactly alike. After all, they have the same resolution, the same aperture, the same sensor size, and they have the same software; however, the images aren’t exactly the same. The Nokia Lumia 1320 does a bit better in low light, considering that none of the images use the flash.
Also, you’ll notice that the colors are just a bit different. Take a look at the second photo down. There is definitely some difference in the photos.
Either way, both of these cameras are fantastic and at their price point, you really can’t go wrong. Note that there is one Nokia phone that has a camera that I don’t like. That is the Nokia Lumia 530. The camera doesn’t have the ability to focus like the Lumia 520 did.
But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Tell me which one you like in the poll below or if you have something else you want to say leave a comment.