The Nokia Lumia 920 is a device that is without a doubt revolutionary for its platform. Given that sales for Nokia have been on the decline and Microsoft is still hanging around waiting for Windows Phone to make it big, there is a lot on the shoulders of the Nokia Lumia 920. They hope that the device will become the “new iPhone” and help them to get to the status of Apple which was made possible thanks to the original iPhone release in 2007. However can the Nokia Lumia 920 actually beat the iPhone 5?
At the moment the battle has been focused on Samsung and Apple. Samsung released the Galaxy S3 and Apple then launched the iPhone 5. However the Nokia Lumia 920 is now available with AT&T and with its large display, design that is innovative, easy to master user interface, many colour choices and superb camera, it wants a piece of the smartphone market.
Last week we listed all the reasons you would pick the iPhone 5 over the Nokia Lumia 920. Now it’s time for a role reversal where we will highlight all the strengths the Nokia device has over Apple’s. So let’s get to it!
Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a display of 4.5 inches with 332 ppi and 1280 x 768 resolution. The iPhone 5 on the other hand has the display of 4 inches and is 326ppi and 1136 x 640 resolution. Here the winner has to be the Lumia as it comes with the larger screen, higher ppi and better screen technology (more responsive and can recognize gloves and fingernails).
The rear camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 is 8.7 megapixel and on the front there is a 1.3 megapixel camera. The camera has autofocus, dual LED flash and is Pure View with Carl Zeiss optics. The iPhone 5 on the other hand has an 8 megapixel camera on the back and the 1.,2 megapixel on the front. It comes with autofocus, LED flash, FaceTime, face detection and geo tagging and panoramic options. The rear camera on the Nokia Lumia 920 blows the iPhone 5 away in low light shots and in fact is the best we’ve seen on any smartphone camera to date.
When it comes to storage the iPhone 5 is the clear winner as it comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options, while the Nokia Lumia 920 is only available in 32GB.
Both of the handsets have support for 2G, 3G and LTE, however with the Nokia Lumia 920 you get wireless charging and NFC support and you can use any micro USB cable when it comes to charging. The iPhone 5 of course only supports the Lightning cable for charging.
In regards to the operating systems the Nokia Lumia 920 has the Windows Phone 8 and the iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6. The iPhone has to be the winner thanks to the App Store. However the OS of the Lumia 920 is unique. Nokia have also put in the likes of Nokia maps and there is Lens Caps. However these are not enough to beat then 700,000 plus apps that you can use on the iPhone 5. Windows Market Place has some catching up to do.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is available in red, black, white, yellow and grey. The iPhone 5 is only in black and white. However it is not a clear win for the Nokia because its chunky proportions are a far cry from the slim iPhone 5 build. Both of the devices are beautifully designed and this has to be a draw.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will cost you $99.99 on a contract of two years. While the iPhone 5 is $199.99 if you want the 16GB version, $299 for the 32GB version and $399 for the 64GB. Here the Nokia Lumia 920 comes out on top again given its lower base price.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has taken five wins and the iPhone 5 two wins. While the Lumia 920 is the winner overall, you do have to bear in mind that it is only available on the AT&T, while the iPhone 5 is on almost all carriers in the US, apart from T-Mobile. The iPhone 5 is also ahead when it comes to reputation in the smartphone world. So while the Nokia Lumia 920 might not kill the iPhone 5, it is a great Windows Phone and it should sell well for Nokia. Bear in mind also that when the iPhone was released it was also only on AT&T and had a tiny App Store. And look where it has gotten to today.