Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Huawei Ascend P6: Which is the Better Buy?

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By Katrina Dianne Gimenez | December 30, 2013 12:28 PM EST

If you are considering buying either a Nokia Lumia 1020 or Huawei Ascend P6, here are the specs for the two devices to help you decide.

Aesthetics

One of the trends in technology today is slim devices with monstrous specs. In terms of dimension, Ascend P6 is slimmer with a 132.7 x 65.5 x 6.2 mm dimension compared to Lumia 1020 with a 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm.

However, Ascend P6 is lacking in the uniqueness department as it does not have any distinguishable character. Nevertheless, it still looks glossy and elegant.

Lumia 1020 on the other hand is distinctive because of the big round camera unit protruding from its back.

Screen and Display

There is not much difference with the screen and display of the two flagships. Ascend P6 has a slightly wider screen of 4.7 inches while Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch screen. Lumia 1020 has 768 x 1, 280 pixels (334ppi) while Ascend P6 has 720 x 1, 280 pixels (312ppi).

Performance

Ascend P6 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor while Lumia 1020 is running with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

Huawei's flagship has an Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) platform and is planning to upgrade to Android v4.4 (KitKat). Lumia 1020 has the Windows Phone 8 platform. Most tech savvies prefer the Android as it offers more apps and is more customizable. But, for the novice, Windows is a better platform.

Camera

Lumia 1020 has a far more superior camera with its whopping 41 MP camera sensor. Ascend P6 only has an 8MP camera.

Lumia 1020 can capture the best quality images from a phone due to its high-resolution sensor and manual controls. For superb images, Nokia's flagship has the Nokia Pro Cam app which gives you manual control over shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus.

Ascend P6 have the basics: autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, HDR, face and smile detection.

Battery Life

Lumia 1020 and Ascend P6 both have a 2, 000mAh battery. However, Ascend P6 is running with a more power hungry programs: the quad-core processor and the Android OS. Expect longer battery life with the Lumia 1020.

Price Range

Lumia 1020 is available at a price range of $599-$709 in Australia while Ascend P6 is priced at $370-$479.95.

The Ultimate Decree

Ascend P6 is elegant with good specs and definitely cheap. While, Lumia 1020 has a very good camera, lower specs and higher price.

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