The Apple iPhone 5 is now out and it blows the iPhone 4S out of the water. But how does it match up against the equally sexy Nokia Lumia 920?
Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 920: good looks, serious hardware
Nokia revealed the Lumia 920 last week and it seems like it will be the cream of the crop for Windows Phone 8 devices. The handset matches up closely with the specs of the iPhone 5 and it has the looks too. Its fun colors are flashy to say the least and it is designed in glass and polycarbonate. However when it comes to putting a device in the pocket then for size the iPhone 5 is the winner. The iPhone 5 weighs just 3.95 ounces and measures 4.87 by 2.31 by 0.30 inches. The Lumia 920 seems like a brick at the side of it at 6.52 ounces and 5.12 by 2.78 by 0.42 inches.
The display of the iPhone 5 is 4 inches with 1136 x 640 pixel densities and the Lumia 920 comes with a 4.5 inch display and 1280 x 720 pixel resolutions. The iPhone 5 is powered by the A6 chip of Apple and is twice as fast as the iPhone 4S. The Nokia Lumia 920 is run by the 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and it is very fast too.
The iPhone 5 comes with an 8 megapixel camera which is better in low light than its predecessor as well as 40% faster in image capture; it provides high resolution panorama shots up to 28 megapixels. The front camera also provides recording in 720p. The Lumia 920 also comes with an impressive camera of 8.7 megapixel and it has PureView technology which comes with numerous features including optical image stabilization. The 1.3 megapixel front camera can also take 720p video too. In low light image capture, it blows the iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X away.
Both of the handset have support for 4G along with the usual connections. The iPhone 5 comes in a choice of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, while the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in 32GB only. The iPhone 5 has Bluetooth 4.0 while the Lumia 920 has 3.1. Apple say that you can get up to 8 hours of talking when using 3G, and Nokia say that the battery of their device will last 10 hours.
The iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6 which is the latest OS and the Lumia 920 has the latest Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS.
So which of these two devices would you choose, after all they are both superb handsets that anyone would be only too happy to carry? What it may come down to is which of the two operating systems you prefer. The iPhone 5 is in front in this respect but the Windows platform is growing in leaps and bounds. While its Windows Marketplace is nowhere the size of Apple’s App Store, on last checks we found that the majority of the most popular apps out there be it social, weather, work or play, already have Windows Phone versions.