iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 920

We have already seen the comparison between Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III and both came out on top in most areas. The real differences, like the size of the screens is really a matter of personal choice.  It’s time to go one step further and see how the iPhone 5 fares against the latest offering from Nokia, the Lumia 920. The Lumia is not yet available on the public market and there doesn’t seem to be any date set for its release. However, running a dual core processor, on Windows Phone 8  and a camera it looks to be a strong opponent to the iPhone 5.  Let’s have a look at some of the differences – and similarities – between the 2 phones.

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Really and truthfully there isn’t a great deal between the two smartphones. whilst the iPhone 5 is running its updated A6 processor which they claim to be faster than ever, the Nokia boasts a dual core Snapdragon 1.5ghz krait processor. However, this shouldnt be an issue; both phones preceding models ran perfectly well on iOS 5 x and Windows 7 phone respectively so it shouldn’t be something that is a deciding factor . The table below gives a comparison of the main features of both phones.

See Also : iPhone 5 Camera vs Nokia Lumia 920 Quality Test

Apple iPhone 5Nokia Lumia 920
Dimensions123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm
Weight112 g185 g
Phone StyleCandy barCandy bar
ColorsWhite/Silver, Black/SilverGrey, White, Yellow, Black, Red
MaterialAluminum and glassPolycarbonate
Display4” Retina Display, 1136  x 640 pixels at 326 ppi, capacitive multi-touch touchscreen, Corning Gorilla fingerprint resistant oleo phobic glass4.5” PureMotion HD+, 1280 x 768 pixels at 332 ppi, IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla glass
Location ServicesMobile Data, Wi-Fi, Assisted GPS, GLONASSMobile Data, Wi-Fi, Assisted GPS
ProcessorApple A6QUALCOMM Snapdragon Dual-Core 1.5GHz Krait
Cameras and VideoFRONT:- 1.2mp, HD 720p 

REAR:- 8mp, Autofocus, LED Flash, HDR, Native Face Detection, Panorama mode, Geo Tagging

 

VIDEO:- 1080p @ 30fps, Video stabilisation

FRONT:-  1.3mp, HD 720p 

REAR:- 8.7mp, PureView, Autofocus, Carl Zeiss Optics, Optical Image Stabilization

 

 

VIDEO:- 1080 @ 30fps

Audio Formats SupportedAAC 8-320kbps 

Protected AAC

HE-AAC

MP3 8-320kbps

MP3 VBR

AUDIBLE – Formats 2,3,4, Audible enhanced audio AAX and AAX+

Apple Lossless

AIFF

WAV

ASF 

WAV

MP4

AAC

AMR

MP3

M4A

WMA

3GP

3G2

Ports and ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 

3.5mm Headphone Jack

Video Out

Lightening Port

Bluetooth 3.1 

3.5mm Headphone Jack

Video Out

MicroUSB 2.0

SensorsAccelerometer 

Gyro

Ambient Light Sensor

Proximity Sensor

Compass

Accelerometer 

Gyro

Proximity Sensor

Compass

OSiOS 6Windows Phone 8
AppsiTunes Store, 700,000+Windows Phone Store, 100,000+
Memory1GB1GB
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB Flash Storage, non-expandable32GB Flash Storage, non-expandable
Voice AssistantYes, SiriNo

As you can see, both are very solid and exceptionally well-built smartphones. The final choice will come down to personal choice of platform and operating system. Is the Nokia Lumia a real opponent? The short answer is yes, it is, or it will be. Until such time as it is released the iPhone 5 will continue to dominate.

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