iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920: Why Nokia Maybe The “Next iPhone”

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is a revolutionary handset on its platform. Of course Nokia sales have been on the decline and Microsoft is still waiting for their big break with Windows Phone. Therefore the Lumia 920 has a lot hanging on it if it is to beat the likes of the iPhone 5 and take Nokia to where Apple is today. Of course bear in mind that Apple were not well known for phones before the iPhone was released in 2007 either. So can the Lumia 920 pull it off for Nokia and Windows Phone?

iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 920

The smartphone battle has been revolving around Samsung and Apple for now. Samsung have the Galaxy S3 and Apple have the iPhone 5. Now there is another contender in the shape of the Nokia Lumia 920 which is available on AT&T. the device comes with a large screen and its design is among the most innovative out there, it is easy to use and comes in many colours and it has a great camera.

Many people have pointed out why you should get the iPhone 5 as opposed to the Nokia Lumia 920, and so now we take a look at the opposite – why you should get the Lumia 920 instead of the iPhone 5.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a screen of 4.5 inches and it has 322ppi and a resolution of 1280 x 768. The iPhone 5 has the 4 inch display and 326ppi and resolution of 1136 x 640. The winner has to be the Nokia Lumia 920 thanks to the big display and better ppi along with superb screen technology, which can be used with gloves.

There is an 8.7 megapixel camera on the back of the Nokia Lumia 920 and it also has a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front. It comes with autofocus, dual LED flash and the camera has Carl Zeiss optics and is PureView.  The iPhone has the 8 megapixel camera on the rear and it has a 1.2 megapixel on the front. This comes with LED flash, FaceTime, face detection, panoramic options and geo tagging. The back camera is better than that of the iPhone 5 especially when it comes to low light shots.

The iPhone 5 has to be the winner in regards to the storage options as it has 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with just 32GB.

Both devices support 2G, 3G and LTE, but the Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with support for NFC and wireless charging. You can also use any USB cable for charging. The iPhone 5 on the other hand can only use the Lightning cable for charging.

The iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6 and the Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone 8 device. The iPhone 5 wins because of the App Store, but the Lumia 920 has apps such as Nokia Maps and Lens Caps. Even so these are no match for the 700,000 apps on iOS and Windows has some catching up to do with their Marketplace.

You can get the Nokia Lumia 920 is a choice of colours including red, white, yellow, black and grey, if you want an iPhone 5 you are to pick black or white. The iPhone 5 is slim and the Lumia 920 in comparison is chunky. However both devices are superbly designed and so this has to be a draw.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is $99.99 with a two year contract and the iPhone 5 is $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB. Thanks to it having the lower price tag, the Lumia 920 is the winner here.

In conclusion the Nokia Lumia 920 beats the iPhone 5 with five wins against two. On the downside the device is only on AT&T and you can get the iPhone 5 with just about all carriers in the US. The iPhone 5 is in front thanks to its reputation and the Lumia 920 may not be the iPhone killer, however it is still a super handset on the Windows platform.

So why could the Nokia Lumia 920 be the “next iPhone?” When the iPhone was first released in 2007 it too was only on AT&T and had just a handful of apps. However it had a quality design, beautiful and simple UI and a great camera, and just look at how far Apple and the iPhone have come. All these things apply to the Nokia Lumia 920 as well. While it may not beat the iPhone 5 in terms of sales, Nokia is certainly on the right track.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.