Nokia Lumia 1320 vs HP Slate6 VoiceTab: Tablet Battle

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Published on January 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Nokia Lumia 1320 vs HP Slate6 VoiceTab: Tablet BattleHi guys, welcome back to this site!

There is one tablet that should be an equal challenger for Nokia Lumia 1320. And that is HP HP Slate6 VoiceTab. As a matter of fact, both of these tablets are really on par when it comes overall specs.

They both sport the same 720p resolution on their 6-inch display, 1GB of RAM, microSD card slot for up to 64GB and the same 5MP rear-facing camera. However, there’s one thing that sets them apart as a 6-inch giant phone. And that is their platforms.

So Nokia Lumia 1320 of course as expected is running Microsoft’s simplified Windows Phone 8 OS, while HP Slate6 VoiceTab, on the other hand, ships with Android OS out of the box.

So when it comes to UI, features and app store, then these 2 tablets are on the different sides of the road.

This is actually the reason why today i’m really excited to explore these 2 tablets in my next comparison review (which you’re reading right now).

Nokia Lumia 1320 vs HP Slate6 VoiceTab benchmarks and gaming performance

I think the comparison between these 2 devices could be interesting to see especially because they both are 2 rare identical devices with 6-inch display and cellular functionality, although it’s not that rare anymore given that most manufacturers today already jump to 6-inch bandwagon with their smartphones, including Apple with its iPhone 6 Plus.

Anyway, if you want to find out more about my comparison between these Nokia and HP tablets and see how they perform for playing heavy games, then here you go, my comparison review of Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

Introduction

As far as the hardware go, both Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab interestingly come with some similar quality specs.

Not to mention, they are also equipped with cellular phone functionality and its features, which make them both 2 giant phones – or phablets if you would.

However, as mentioned above, despite using similar class of specs (mid-end quality specs), there’s one thing that puts each of these tablets in different side of the road. And that is their platform.

Unlike most of regular tablets today on the market, Nokia Lumia 1320 interestingly ships with Microsoft’s in-house Windows Phone 8 OS, just like its 6-inch sibling - Nokia Lumia 1520.

This is actually quite interesting because the larger model of Nokia’s Lumia tablet lineup – which is Nokia Lumia 2520 – is actually running on Windows RT platform, a tablet-dedicated platform in Windows family.

On the other hand, HP Slate6 VoiceTab probably looks more confident than Nokia Lumia 1320 simply because this HP device is injected with one popular mobile platform – Android.

Interestingly, despite using a popular Android platform, the entire spec sheet of HP Slate6 VoiceTab is not as impressive as the ones found inside Nokia Lumia 1320.

And this means, their gaming performance won’t be on the same level. Even so, both tablets are still considered as good in terms of performance, even for gaming.

But the questions remain. With all of the mid-end quality specs and prety good performance found on both devices, between Nokia Lumia 1320 or HP Slate6 VoiceTab,

which one that has what it takes to be the best gaming tablet in this comparison review?

Which one that is a much better tablet in the entire aspect?

Is any of these tablets really worth to buy, especially for playing heavy games?

I will share to you my final conclusion of this comparison review at the end of this post. So be sure to keep reading! :)

Design

As far as the design goes, both Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab are actually inspired by some of the existing devices on the market. Nokia Lumia 1320 – at its overall look – takes some design cues from Nokia Lumia smartphones, especially with the use of eye-popping colors and also the sharp looking design with sharp corners (without rectangular shape).

Not to mention, the front-side is also dominated by the dark black bezels and of course 3 capacitive buttons on the low.

The use of prominent color also continues on the trim around the side all the way to the rear-cover.

Nokia Lumia 1320
Nokia Lumia 1320
HP Slate6 VoiceTab
HP Slate6 VoiceTab
HP Slate6 VoiceTab 2
HP Slate6 VoiceTab

Meanwhile, similar just like Nokia Lumia 1320, the design of HP Slate6 VoiceTab is also hugely inspired by HTC’s flagship smartphone – HTC One -. And that’s shown prominently by the dual-speaker grills found on the front side of this device.

The interesting fact about this dual-speaker is, according to many reviews, thanks to these dual speaker grills, the sound quality of this device is really loud and clear.

And this really makes the experience of watching movies or playing games a lot more fun and more realistic, especially for gamers.

The other eye-popping elements found on this device are its 2 layer colors (metal gray and black), which has thick bezels around the side of the screen, and also, the metal trim on the corner side that makes this device look sturdy and even premium.

I think the element that makes HP Slate6 VoiceTab look quite unique especially compared to other counterparts out there is definitely its uniquely-patterned rear cover.

So on its rear-cover, there is this interesting modern looking pattern all over the place.

This actually kind of reminds me with the similar uniquely-patterned rear cover found on the back of LG Nexus 4.

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Nokia Lumia 1320HP Slate6 VoiceTab

4G LTE (Micro-SIM)
Released January 2014
220 g (Weight)
6.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
720 x 1280 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density)
Dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Chipset
Adreno 305 GPU
1 GB RAM
Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1
8 GB Internal storage
microSD memory Card slot for up to 64 GB
5 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
1080p @30fps Video recording
VGA front-facing camera
No Java
FM radio Radio, GPS
Corning Gorilla Glass 3, ClearBlack display
Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Stand-by: for up to 672 hours (3G)
Talk time : for up to 21 hours (3G)
Music play: for up to 98 hours

Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
Released February 2014
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)
720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (~245 ppi pixel density)
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Marvell PXA1088 Chipset
1 GB RAM
Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean
microSD card slot for up to 64 GB
16 GB Internal storage
GPRS
Wi-Fi 802.11
Bluetooth v3.0
microUSB v2.0
5 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash
2 MP front-facing
Stereo FM radio
GPS
Java
Colors Black
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

The comparison of the hardware specs between Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab can be considered as relevant given that these 2 devices have similar quality of specs.

Nokia Lumia 1320 is more prominent with its Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and Windows Phone 8, while HP Slate6 VoiceTab also looks promising with its Marvell quad-core PXA1088 processor, Vivante GPU (if i’m not mistaken) and Android OS.

Nokia Lumia 1320 comes with a 6-inch display sporting the 720p resolution (1280x720 pixels), a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.7GHz per core, 1GB of RAM, Adreno 305 GPU, 5MP and VGA cameras back and front, microSD card slot for up to 32GB, Windows Phone 8 (upgradeable to WP 8.1), 3400mAh battery and some other standard features, as well as 4G LTE, GPS and FM Radio.

Meanwhile, HP Slate6 VoiceTab also looks pretty impressive with the similar quality specs.

It comes with a 6-inch display sporting the 720p resolution (1280x720 pixels), a quad-core Marvel PXA1088 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP and 2MP cameras with LED flash, microSD card slot fo up to 64GB, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 3000mAh battery and some other standard features, including GPS, java and FM radio.

Not to mention, just like Nokia Lumia 1320, there is also cellular functionality on this device, allowing you to make phone calls and sending text.

Screen

The screens of both Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab are actually not quite different one to another, especially in terms of sharpness.

Both tablets are equipped with the same 6-inch IPS display sporting the 720p resolution (1280x720 pixels). So the experience of using both tablets is actually similar.

Their display looks pretty sharp, image looks great and everything just looks nice on these 6-inch tablets.

But of course, you will always be required to use the pinch-to-zoom gesture especially when reading tiny text in books or browsing the web.

User Interface

Just like i mentioned earlier in my previous comparison review between Nokia Lumia 1520 against HP Slate7 Extreme, i think the comparison of UIs on both Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab is pretty much similar.

So Nokia Lumia 1320 with its Windows Phone 8 (which can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1) is more prominent with Live-Tile based Metro UI, which now are resizeable to even the smaller size.

The wallpaper, however, allows no personalization on it, meaning that users will be stuck with the dark black wallpaper for the rest of their lives.

On the other hand, HP Slate6 VoiceTab uses the stock vanilla version of Android OS, which is the one released by Google to all of its tablet partners.

This device comes pre-installed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which already has the Google Now cards, Google Voice command, Project Butter and much simpler design layout on homescreen.

Not to mention, there’s also the widget element that allows you to float any kind of widgets on the homescreen area.

This probably the reason why the UI of HP Slate6 VoiceTab is a lot more fun to use than the boring static Windows Phone 8 UI of Nokia Lumia 1320.

So if you’re the type of user who loves to check out your tablet every minute – or even seconds – then i strongly recommend you to pick HP Slate6 VoiceTab because its software is more attractive not boring to use in the long run.

Meanwhile, the UI of Nokia Lumia 1320 actually be quite boring over the time. And you’re stuck with it for the rest of your life.

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As far as the gaming performance is concerned, Nokia Lumia 1320 is definitely more powerful compared to HP Slate6 VoiceTab. And that’s thanks to Adreno 305 GPU found inside this tablet.

Something that’s a bit strange to me about this Nokia’s device is probably the use of Snapdragon S4 processor on this tablet. Usually, Adreno 305 is the companion GPU for Snapdragon 400 processor.

And i know quite sure that with this hardware package, any device that makes use of it will still be powerful for handling games, of course, not as powerful as Snapdragon 600 or 800.

I believe the Windows Phone 8 platform of Nokia Lumia 1320 – which is light-weight, simple and not-power hungry – is the one to blame why Nokia decides to not use Snapdragon 400 processor for this device, maybe because this company feels that Snapdragon S4 is more than enough for Nokia Lumia 1320 to run smoothly without any lag.

Besides, i also know that Snapdragon 400 can be a bit power hungry and in fact, it could cause over heating problem especially when set at higher clock speed than the standard.

With Adreno 305 GPU, Nokia Lumia 1320 is actually still capable to run some of the latest graphically demanding games on Windows Phone 8 – like Asphalt 8 Airborne, Modern Combat 4 or FIFA 2014 -, even in full highest graphics.

As a matter of fact, i think the gaming performance of Nokia Lumia 1320 is more superior than HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

Meanwhile, as i’ve already mentioned in my previous review of HP Slate6 VoiceTab, in my opinion, this tablet is probably not really ideal for playing games.

In fact, i’ve already seen its performance when handling some of the most graphics intense games in today’s standards – like NOVA 3, Asphalt 8: Airborne and some unpopular title, Beach Buggy Blitz.

Sadly, this HP tablet is not that powerful when handling these games, with games like NOVA 3 and Beach Buggy Blitz running really laggy and slow especially in the gameplay.

The weird thing is, Asphalt 8: Airborne amazingly runs very smoothly in medium graphics.

I believe games like GTA San Andreas or Modern Combat 5 will suffer a lot especially in full highest graphics, probably not even playable at all.

So if you’re really into gaming, instead of buying HP Slate6 VoiceTab, i strongly recommend you to switch to other HP tablets like HP Slate7 Extreme or HP Slate8 Pro given their more powerful Tegra 4 processor.

Not only do these tablets have powerful set of hardware, but they’re also really capable even to run GTA San Andreas or Modern Combat 5 in full highest graphics.

You can also try HP Slate7 Plus with its Tegra 3 processor, which is still capable to execute some heavy titles like Horn, Dead Trigger, Modern Combat 4, Asphalt 8: Airborne, GTA Vice City or NOVA 3 – all smoothly in full graphics.

Meanwhile, as for Nokia Lumia 1320, this Nokia’s tablet may have more powerful GPU and gaming performance than HP Slate6 VoiceTab.

However, there’s still one downside that i need to tell you about this tablet.

And that is its lack of game catalog. So ‘thanks’ to Windows Phone 8 on Nokia Lumia 1320 – which doesn’t have such a huge app/game catalog like Android or iOS -, there are many popular and unpopular Android and iOS games (apps as well) that are still unavailable on this platform.

That’s why, if you decide to buy this tablet, you must also accept its limitation in game catalog. So you cannot find many great games like Dead Trigger, ShadowGun, Horn and many more.

And this probably will still continue even in the next few months or years, especially if this Windows Phone 8 doesn’t grow in terms of ecosystem and market share, making it less appealing for developers to port their apps to this platform.

Even so, there are still many great popular games like Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Need for Speed Most Wanted, FIFA 2014 or GTA that you’re still able to find on this device.

But of course, given that Nokia Lumia 1320 is not a high-end flagship device with high-grade specs, then you cannot expect this tablet to handle the newer games in 2015, especially the most graphically demanding ones like Asphalt 9 or next GTA game (if any).

Anyway guys, if you want to know more about the gaming performance of Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab, including what games that will run on these tablets, check out my YouTube video playlist or Pinterest page. :)

Cameras

When it comes the camera, both Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab can be considered as really equal one to another.

Nokia Lumia 1320 comes packed with 5MP and VGA cameras back and front with LED flash on the back, while HP Slate6 VoiceTab is equipped with more promising 5MP and 2MP cameras back and front also with LED flash. Basically, with any of these tablets, you can take decent quality shots with their 5MP cameras.

The good thing is,they both have LED flash. So if you’re into photography and you happen to love taking photos or recording videos at night in low-light condition, then you are in great hands with both tablets.

Their camera quality may not be as great as the cameras of iPads or Samsung flagship devices, but at least, they get the job done and their quality is actually not too shabby at all.

Battery Life

One of the strongest points found on Nokia Lumia 1320 is definitely its battery life. So this Nokia giant phone is equipped with 3400mAh battery (which is huge enough for giant phone).

Impressively, according to GSMarena, the battery found on Nokia Lumia 1320 is capable to deliver 25 hours of talk time (multimedia), 672 hours for standby time and 98 hours for music play.

These stats are lower than the flagship sibling - Nokia Lumia 1520 -, but it’s still really impressive in today’s standards.

I believe its Windows Phone 8 OS – which is light in weight, simple and efficient with the use of energy – is the one to blame over its great long lasting battery life.

So basically, even in heavy use – like watching movies in marathon or playing games in the row – you can expect to see this tablet capable to survive even in full solid day.

On the other hand, the battery life of HP Slate6 VoiceTab is definitely not on the same level with Nokia Lumia 1320.

Thanks to its fully-featured Android UI that has a lot of features and attractive visual presentations, i think this tablet could only survive in a few yours especially when deployed with heavy intense tasks without resting the screen at all.

But of course, this will also depend on some certain factors – like screen brightness, the use of live wallpaper, the running apps in the background and many more.

But in moderate use, of course this device is more than happier to accompany you in one solid day without recharging.

My Personal Opinions

So in conclusion, from my comparison of all sectors on these 2 devices, i’ve got to say that both Nokia Lumia 1320 and HP Slate6 VoiceTab are pretty good equally.

They have mid-quality specs, pretty sharp display, good quality cameras, pretty great battery life and fast performance.

However, between the 2, i think HP Slate6 VoiceTab looks more promising especially in the whole aspect.

I mean, it has the same 720p display, pretty sharp cameras, good performance, cellular functionality, impressive modern looking design, microSD card slot for up to 64GB, great sound quality (thanks to dual-front-speakers), fully-featured UI, huge game catalog on Google Play Store and good battery life.

And i think, all of these really make HP Slate6 VoiceTab more appealing than Nokia Lumia 1320, especially in terms of game/app catalog.

But even, both of these 2 devices are still pretty good equally, especially as a media-consumption device.

However, in terms of gaming performance, in my opinion, Nokia Lumia 1320 looks more superior especially thanks to its Adreno 305 GPU.

Meanwhile, HP Slate6 VoiceTab is probably not ideal as a gaming tablet simply because its GPU and processor are not that powerful to handle some latest heavy games in today’s standards.

But of course, for playing Flappy bird or Angry Birds, this device is more than adequate to execute these simple casual games. In fact, Asphalt 8: Airborne is able to run smoothly in medium graphics.

Bottom line, if you’re looking for a 6-inch tablet or giant phone with cellular functionality, but you don’t mind having mediocre gaming performance on these 2 tablets, then Nokia Lumia 1320 or HP Slate6 VoiceTab can still be a good choice for you.

However, if you’re into gaming, then i strongly recommend you to switch to other tablets because any of these 2 tablets are pretty mediocre in gaming performance.

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