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iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 920: If Looks Could Kill

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The iPhone 5 is a huge improvement over the iPhone 4S as it brings to the tablet some killer looks and the hardware to back it. This also happens to stand true for the Nokia Lumia 920, another powerful smartphone with gorgeous design. So how do they stand up against each other?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

The Nokia Lumia 920 was shown off by Nokia last week and quickly has the makings of a flagship Windows Phone 8 handset. The handset not only matches the iPhone 5 specs, it also matches it when it comes to design. Those who like something different to the bog standard black or white handset colour choices will love the Lumia 920 and its fun colours, with a design in glass and polycarbonate. The iPhone 5 is a winner if you are looking for a device that is light, at just 3.95 ounces. The handset measures 4.87 by 2.31 by 0.30 inches, which makes the Lumia 920 seem like a heavyweight at 6.52 ounces and measuring 5.12 by 2.78 by 0.42 inches. But you have to understand that it has some extras to offer and hence the extra weight.

The screen of the iPhone 5 has been boosted up to 4 inches with a resolution of 1136 x 640, while the Nokia Lumia 920 has a display measuring 4.5 inches with 1280 x 720 resolution. Not only is its display bigger but so is its ppi. The iPhone 5 comes with the A6 chip, which is said to be twice as fast as that in the iPhone 4S. The Lumia 920 is run by the 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which makes it very fast and is what you can find in some of the world’s fastest phones out there including the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The iPhone 5 has had a camera makeover and is of 8 megapixels and can take high-res photos in low light conditions and take panorama photos of up to 28 megapixels. It also comes with a camera on the front which takes photos in 720p. The Lumia 920 is not to be outdone and it has a PureView camera of 8.7 megapixels. The camera also comes with numerous features, which include optical image stabilisation. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front which can take video at 720p. It blows away the cameras on the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S3 and the one on the HTC One X in low light conditions too but is yet to be tested against the iPhone 5.

Both devices come with an array of the usual connections and support 4G LTE. The iPhone 5 is available with storage of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and the Nokia Lumia 920 is only in 32GB. The iPhone 5 supports Bluetooth 4.0 but the Lumia has support for Bluetooth 3.1, only. With the iPhone 5 you should be able to talk for up to 8 hours, while with the Lumia 920 this is around 10 hours thanks to a bigger battery. It also happens to support NFC and wireless charging.

The iPhone 5 of course has the latest operating system from Apple, iOS 6 and the Lumia 920 also has the latest Windows Phone 8.

Which of the two handsets is the best of course would be down to personal choice. Basically it boils down to whether you want an iOS device or one powered by Windows. iOS is the most widely used of the two, however Windows is catching up. The Apple App Store is the larger, but on saying this nearly all the major apps, such as for weather, social networking and work and play, is also available on Windows Phone 8.

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