Nokia Lumia 920 Vs iPhone 5

It’s that time again; consumers worldwide are going to have to make a concrete decision as to which of the new smartphone behemoths to buy. It is true to say that the world of smartphones is expanding; what once was a market ruled by Apple, in 2012 other companies have wedged their foot firmly in the door. The Android phones and Samsung Galaxy S III are all firm competitors that the common consumer may be well acquainted with…but what about the Nokia Lumia 920? This well-timed new release from Nokia could be the wild card of the deck; but will it trump the iPhone 5? Read on to find out.

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Design

Apple has always prided themselves in the visual aspect of their products; utilising ‘less is more’, beauty in simplicity. The iPhone’s design exudes class and chic without being showy; and the iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest to date. iPhone coined (and invented according to their website) round rectangular edges and now has a 4” screen – claiming if you expand the screen too much for the sake of it; the end product is oversized and makes it awkward and difficult to use.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is made out a mixture of glass & polycarbonate and visually looks like a serious contender when placed next to the iPhone. Compared to the iPhone 5’s black and white, the Nokia deals with quirky, vibrant colours – possibly attracting a new range of consumers. However, the iPhone is actually smaller and lighter than the Nokia. Have a look at these stats:

iPhone

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 (Height, Width, Depth) Weight – 3.95 ounces

Lumia 920

5.12 x 2.78 x 0.42 (Height, Width, Depth) Weight – 6.52 ounces

The size of the Nokia Lumia screen is 4.5” compared with the iPhones 4”. This means that Nokia have managed to obtain a higher resolution, but not by much. What it really comes down to is which of the phones will sit more comfortably in your hand?

Technical

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The new chip which Apple are using is called the ‘A6 chip’, which apparently is twice as fast the A5 in the iPhone 4S. The Nokia Lumia has utilized the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip. The Samsung Galaxy S III uses the very same chip; and the Samsung Galaxy S III is super-duper speedy.

Camera-wise, the iPhone still uses an eight mega-pixel camera (which is to slight dismay of the general public). However, the camera is forty percent faster and performs far better in lower light than its predecessors. All the iPhone camera’s inner workings can also be used to create seamless panorama photos also.

The Lumia 920 has an 8.7 megapixel camera which features Nokia’s PureView technology. Nokia claim that the camera can capture up to ten times the amount of light surrounding the lens through ‘floating lens technology’. Although Nokia ended up upsetting many people with a certain advert which was apparently showing the camera in all its glory…but got caught out faking the shot with a professional camera. Spot the cameraman/lights.

Other Spec

The overall spec of the phones are pretty similar, where iPhone has Siri, Nokia has TellMe; and both phones sport seemingly good battery life, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & storage space. A big calamity the iPhone 5 may face though is through the controversy surrounding iOS 6, which was released on September 19. Many people have suffered problems with their iPhones running iOS 6; especially with the new iOS 6 Apple Maps (Apple’s attempt to replace Google Maps), which are already renowned for being absolutely terrible and problem-ridden. The Nokia Lumia will operate using Windows 8, which will be released on October 26th – time will only tell how well it runs.

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Conclusion

It basically boils down to if you can wait until the Nokia Lumia 920 comes out to make your decision. Yes, the iPhone 5 boasts a world of a billion apps and is an improvement on the phone we all have grown to love….but do we yearn for more? Has the iPhone done enough to keep the public content? The Nokia be the next smartphone you didn’t actually know you were looking for; but it could easily find its way into your pocket.

Author: Alfie Davenport works in the technology department at Ladbrokes Roulette. He has owned Nokia, Apple, and Android smartphones over the past 6 years and is currently a huge fan of his HTC One X.

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20 Comments

  1. I just saw the latest Lumia commercial. It’s catchy but I wish they’d focus on more features than just color options.
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    1. I agree, I really don’t care what color my phone is. Black is good with me. I want it to run android and have a really nice camera.
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  2. iPhone 5 an Lumia 920 has almost similar specs, let us wait until Lumia 920 to be out in the market. But as of now, Lumia 920 is more appealing to me because of the wider screen and vibrant colors.

    1. I will surely support Nokia Lumia as I love this brand and Now microsoft has owned it so I am getting much confidence to buy it rather than Iphone 5 . Lets see Greta which one wins
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  3. I never used an windows phone so far but I think iPhone 5 is on top than any other phone right now. samsung galaxy S3 is the only phone to compare with that.
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  4. For Me “any smartphone” The most important thing is “it should have a good OS, high resolution camera and nice look”
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  5. Nice comparison by adding, what was once (for me) the best provider of cellphones (Nokia) i personally dont think they have delivered anything that deserves to be compared to Apples iPhone. For me the closest Lumia gets to iPhone is the 3GS. I just dont get why Nokia couldnt catch up with anyone on the market when it comes to smartphones, okay almost anyone!

  6. Hi,
    I just loved this new phone. I surely said thatgreat competition this phone give to smartphones
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  7. I prefer Nokia Lumia 920 instead of iPhone, Specially the camera quality. The camera of Lumia 920 is much more capable then iPhone. We can enjoy all apps in Lumia 920 that is available in iPhone 5. Lumia 920 is more capable then iPhone 5 in every field. Wake up guys and think beyond apps.

  8. Hey great difference you have shown. But iPhone 5 has its impression in the heart of smartphone users. Otherwise your analysis is too good.
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  9. nokia is the best product. But its a pity that apple is taking over the smart phone industry.

  10. every phone on the market have their own unique features, it’s up to us if we’re going to buy that phone and to the company how they will market their new product

  11. In this case, iPhone 5 wins any-day and we have already seen it. But there’s more for apple to show us what they can do.
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  12. Hello Admin,
    Really nice Comparison between Nokia and Apple iPhone. I’m appreciate your work but I’m always vote for the iPhone 5. Just loved its feature, Speed and performance.

    Regards
    Pankaj Jain
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  13. I think Apple will rule the again with its new products iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Nokia Lumia is doing a great job but they are more concerned about their colors and camera but can’t ignore the features right. Lets see who will win this Smartphone competition.

  14. i really love lumia a great phone from nokia…. i think there is a cost problem that’s why it doesn’t capture the market otherwise all things are great.
    people only prefer iphone because it has quality app. and every app first come for ios and then for android and at last for windows. but even then i love my lumia 920.
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  15. i have supported the nokia lumia 520 is nice phone ,i like this phone and thanks for this phone and i purches this phone .
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  16. I asked my friends if what phone should I have. I gave them the option, Nokia Lumia 920 or iPhone 5. They said I should choose Lumia 920 for it’s appealing because of the wider screen and vibrant color compared to iPhone 5, sensitive and disposable. I really love them both. So which is better?

  17. Well, when it comes to iPhone with Lumia 520. I vote for Lumia 520 itself. The iPhone 5 seems to be not having much as expected from it. However the Lumia 520 is the best windows phone out there in the market, I guess. Anyway now the new Lumia 525 is also out.
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  18. iPhone 4 is the best smartphone.i like this phone and its feature is very smarty.i buy this phone and sharing this post on my friend.
    thanks for sharing
    regard
    kajal
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