Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5: Why You Should Pick Nokia

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If you are on the market for a new smartphone in the US, and want different options to Android, there is a lot to choose from out there. This includes handsets from Apple, Microsoft Windows and Blackberry. At the moment you can forget about RIM until their Blackberry 10 is released in 2013.

Windows Phone 8 is now ready and devices running it will be on the shelves within the next few weeks. One of these is the Nokia Lumia 920 and it has gained a great deal of attention from the media and consumers.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

Therefore the Nokia Lumia 920 and the iPhone 5 will be among the top devices to choose from at the moment, if you don’t want an Android handset. The devices share a lot of things when it comes to specs, however the Lumia 920 is 3mm thicker than the iPhone 5 and larger overall and it comes with as slightly larger 4.5 inch display compared to 4 inches of the iPhone 4.

The display of the iPhone 5 is an unusual resolution of 1136 x 640, but it does happen to be among the best on the market. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a large display but also manages to beat the ppi of the iPhone 5 (332 vs 326). Its screen also recognizes fingernails and gloves, as well as being twice as fast in terms of responsiveness. Overall the Nokia Lumia 920 is the only smartphone on the market with a screen that you can safely say beats the iPhone 5 and its Retina Display LCD display.

The iPhone 5 and the Nokia Lumia 920 both come with the latest technology, this includes LTE connection of up to 100mbsp, fast dual core processors and they have 1GB of RAM. iOS and Windows are considered to be well controlled platforms and Windows Phone 8 has a fresh new look about it. iOS is now on its 6th version but not a lot has changed. Nevertheless the Apple App Store blows Windows Marketplace away.

Moving on to the next piece of important hardware, the camera. The Nokia Lumia 920 boasts an 8.7-megapixel Pureview camera while the iPhone 5 has an 8MP. While both devices take great photos, it is in low light conditions that the Nokia Lumia 920 truly excels. It is, once again, the only other smartphone we can think of on the market that take better low light shots than the iPhone 5. The camera is also better for taking videos too.

Nokia are to release the handset is five different colour versions. This is something that they took a great deal of pride in announcing. The iPhone 5 of course is only available in black or white, and its design although having evolved still looks a lot like the iPhone 4.

Apple maps replaced Google Maps and even Tim Cook had to apologise about that and said that users may wish to try alternative versions, including Nokia maps. The Nokia Lumia 920 therefore may be the better choice if you want a device with free navigation. That larger display also helps in this instance.

For the time being we don’t know how the 2000mAh battery will perform on the Nokia Lumia 920, however it is thought that the device should give up to 10 hours of talk time and around 400 hours on standby and music playback of around 67 hours. The iPhone 5 on the other hand gives up to 8 hours of talk time, 40 hours of music and around 255 hours on stand by, thanks to the smaller 1450 battery. On paper the Nokia Lumia 920 has the best battery.

The iPhone 5 is out at the moment and has sold more than 5 million units over the first weekend it was on sale. The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available on AT&T from November and Best Buy had the device listed for $149.99 on contract. The iPhone 5 comes with a price tag of $199.99 on contract for the 16GB version by comparison. The Nokia Lumia 920 has the price advantage if you want the phone unlocked as well.

In conclusion anyone who owns the iPhone 4S or older may not want to give any other handset a look as they will have their apps and services based on iOS. The Nokia Lumia 920 however is a great option for anyone who isn’t locked into Apple. Whether it will be a success commercially remains to be seen in Q1 of 2013 when Nokia reveal their financial results for Q4 of 2012. But what is clear is that it certainly beats the iPhone 5 in terms of hardware.

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.