iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920: The Many Advantages Of Nokia

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If you’re in the US and fancy a new smartphone, but don’t fancy Android much, you can have a look at Apple, Microsoft Windows and BlackBerry. Don’t worry too much about RIM until the Blackberry 10 comes out later this year.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is fairly new on the scene and is wowing the media and the punters alike with its stunning looks and top-notch camera.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

So, if you’re not after an Android, you’ll most likely be looking at the Lumia or the iPhone 5. These devices are very similar in specs, but the Lumia 920 is 3mm thicker and a bit bigger overall than the iPhone 5. It also has a 4.5” display, compared to the iPhone 5 4” screen.

The iPhone 5’s screen has an unusual 1136×640 resolution, but it’s one of the best on the market. The Lumia 920’s screen is bigger, but still has a smaller ppi than the iPhone 5 (326 vs 3320. However, the Lumia’s screen responds to gloves and fingernails, and is also twice as fast. The Lumia 920’s screen is the only one around that beats the iPhone 5’s.

Both phones have the latest tech, including LTE up to 100mbps, rapid dual-core chips and 1GB of RAM. iOS and Windows are decent, stable, user-friendly platforms, and Windows 8 has a refreshing newness to it. iOS is now in its sixth iteration, and could maybe do with a change. However, you can’t deny that the Apple App Store walks all over Windows Marketplace – for now.

Cameras, now. The Lumia 920 has an 8.7MP PureView camera, compared to the iPhone 5’s 8MP camera. Both take fab photos, and when it comes to low light, the Lumia really starts to shine (see what I did there?). It’s the only smartphone that takes better low light pics than the iPhone 5, and it takes superb videos, too.

Nokia made a big deal of the fact that the Lumia 920 has five colour options. The iPhone 5 comes in the usual black or white, and even though its design has moved on a bit, it still looks very much like the 4S.

Apple did away with Google Maps, which was a disaster, with Tim Cook having to say a big sorry and recommending Nokia Maps! If navigation is important to you, then the Lumia 920 may well appeal, especially as you get a larger display as well.

The 2,000mAh battery in the Lumia 920 gives around 10 hours of talktime and 67 hours os music playback. The iPhone 5 gives eight hours or so of talk and 40 hours of music, as it has a smaller 1,450mAh battery.

The iPhone 5 sold more than five million handsets on its first weekend out, but the Lumia 920 has a big price advantage, as it’s available for as little as $149.99 on contract. The smallest iPhone 5 (16GB) has a price tag of $199.99. You can also get unlocked Lumias too, which is another advantage.

If you’ve had your iPhone 4S for a while, you might want to stay with iOS, as you’ll have a lot of apps and so forth invested in this OS. The Nokia Lumia 920 is a fab choice for non-Apple devotees, though. We don’t know yet if the Lumia will be a huge commercial success, but the signs are looking good so far, especially as it trounces the iPhone 5 in hardware.

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