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Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5: Is Lumia The “Next iPhone?”

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is expected to be the game changer that both Microsoft and Nokia have been waiting for. Nokia has been seeing dwindling smartphone sales while Microsoft is waiting for Windows Phone to take off in a big way. So all eyes are on the Nokia Lumia 920 to revolutionize the smartphone industry with both its top notch hardware and software. What the two companies are ultimately hoping is for the Nokia Lumia 920 to be the ‘next iPhone’ and propel them back into the top spot just like the original iPhone did for Apple in 2007. Of course, to do all that the Nokia Lumia 920 first needs to beat the iPhone 5.

So where does the Nokia Lumia 920 stand against the iPhone 5? Let’s find out.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

Apple are in the battle with their iPhone 5 against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3, and now as we enter the run up to Christmas the Nokia Lumia 920 is going to put up a fight over on AT&T. Nokia do seem to have the upper hand on paper thanks to the larger display, the better camera and a refreshing design with multiple color choices.

Screen –  The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a display of 4.5 inches with 332 ppi and 1280 x 768. The display of the iPhone 5 is four inches which is 0.5 inches smaller and it has 326ppi and a resolution of 1136 x 640. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

Camera –  The camera on the back of the Nokia Lumia 920 is 8.7 megapixels with 3264 x 2448 pixels and the front camera is 1.3 megapixels. The camera also comes with autofocus, dual LED flash, PureView and Carl Zeiss optics. The iPhone 5 has a camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels and the camera on the front is 1.2 megapixels. It can record video in HD and take photos at the same time, it has autofocus, LED flash, panorama, geo-tagging, face detection and Facetime. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a better front camera than the iPhone 5 and its rear camera is unbeatable when it comes to low-light shots. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

Connectivity – Both of the devices have support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE. However the Nokia Lumia 920 also has wireless charging and NFC. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

Storage – The internal storage of the devices differs substantially as the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in 32GB and the iPhone 5 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Winner: iPhone 5

Battery – Battery wise the Nokia Lumia 920 has the 2000mAh and the iPhone 5 a 1440mAh battery. You should get around 8 hours of talking with the iPhone 5 on 3G and 2G and stand-by of around 225 hours. The Nokia Lumia 920 should offer up to 17 hours of talk time on 2G and 3G and up to 400 stand-by time. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

OS – The operating systems are different and the Nokia Lumia 920 runs on Windows Phone 8, while the iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6. The winner here is clearly the iPhone due to its larger App Store. However we have to give the Lumia 920 points too as its UI is unique and gorgeous, and Nokia has loaded some of its native apps like Lens Caps and Nokia Maps into the Lumia 920. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to beat the 700,000+ iPhone apps and it will be a while before the Windows Marketplace poses as a threat. Winner: iPhone 5

Design – You can get the iPhone 5 in white or black and the Nokia Lumia 920 excels in bright colours of red, yellow, black, white and grey. Both look fanstastic and the winner is matter of personal preference. Winner: Draw

Price – You can pick up the AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 for $99.99 on a contract of two yearst. The starting price for the iPhone 5 is $199 for the 16Gb, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB version. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

Bottom line: In this particular comparison, the Nokia Lumia 920 won 5 categories while the iPhone 5 only managed 2. So we have high hopes for the Nokia Lumia 920 and while many see its carrier availability handicapped since it is only limited to AT&T, you have to remember that the original iPhone started off the same way.

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