The Nokia Lumia 920 has a lot resting on its shoulders. It has to pull Nokia back up as their sales have declined and Microsoft are still waiting for their big break with Windows Phone. Both of them are keeping their fingers crossed that the Lumia 920 will be the next big thing which will catapult them into the same league as Apple.
So on that note, can the Nokia Lumia 920 take on Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 5?
Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 of course has been in battle with the Galaxy S3 from Samsung and now that the Lumia 920 is available with AT&T and it has a sharper, bigger display than the iPhone 5, an easy to use interface and it comes with a superb camera and design, it is set to enter the battleground well equipped.
So why would you choose the Nokia Lumia 920 over Apple’s latest iPhone, iPhone 5?
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with 332ppi on a display of 4.5 inches and has a resolution of 1280 x 768. The iPhone 5 has a display of 4 inches with 326ppi and resolution of 1136 x 640. The Lumia 920 is the winner here has it comes with the larger display, has more ppi and you can use the display when you are wearing gloves or with your fingernails too.
The camera on the back of the Nokia Lumia 920 is 8.7 megapixel and there is a camera on the front of 1.3 megapixels. The camera comes with dual LED flash and autofocus and has Carl Zeiss optics and PureView. The iPhone 5 meanwhile has a camera of 8 megapixels on the back and a 1.2 megapixel on the front. The camera has support for LED flash, autofocus, geo tagging and FaceTime, along with panoramic options and face detection. The Lumia 920 beats the iPhone 5 when it comes to the camera as it is better in low light than Apple’s, an amazing feat given that the iPhone series always carried that accolade in the past.
Both of the devices come with support for LTE, 3G and 2G but the Nokia Lumia 920 also supports wireless charging, NFC and can use a standard micro USB cable for charging. The iPhone 5 has to be charged with the Lightning cable of course.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8 while the iPhone 5 has the latest iOS 6. Apple are ahead here thanks to their App Store, however Windows Phone 8 does look great and it is easy to use and is in fact easier to learn than iOS. While this isn’t enough to surpass the more than 700,000 apps which iPhone 5 users have access too, the OS is excellent.
You have the choice of bright colours with the Nokia Lumia 920; these include yellow, red, black, white or grey. If you want the iPhone 5 you have the choice of either black or white. Both of the devices look great and so it is a matter of personal preference which you consider “prettier”.
You can get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 for $99.99 for the 32GB version with a contract of two years while the iPhone 5 32GB will set you back $299. Thanks to it having the lower price, the Lumia 920 has an advantage again.
So as you can see, the Nokia Lumia 920 does have its fair share of advantages over the iPhone 5. However bear in mind that if you want the handset in the US then you would have to get it on AT&T. The iPhone 5 on the other hand is found on all carriers in the US, with the exception of T-Mobile.
The Nokia Lumia 920 cannot beat the iPhone’s reputation, however on saying this it is a superb Windows Phone and the device should sell very well. Bear in mind that when Apple released the first iPhone it came with an App Store that was small and it was only with AT&T. It was the camera, ease of us and superb touchscreen that helped it to get where it is today. So it seems that Nokia may be on the right pathway.