iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920

Apple has announced the new iPhone 5 and just last week Nokia announced is new flagship the Lumia 920. So how do these phones compare, and which one should you get?

Probably the biggest difference of course is the ecosystems. You have Apple's iOS vs. Microsoft's Windows Phone 8. It is a difference of 600,000 apps but Microsoft is adding apps quickly and most of the important ones are there or are coming this year. Instagram is promised shortly for example. But if Apps are your thing, the iPhone is always the safe bet. The iPhone is also thinner and weighs quite a bit less. So what does the Lumia 920 bring to the table? First and foremost its the revolutionary PureView Camera. Largest sensor, best aperture, and for the first time in a smartphone we have hardware image stabilization. This will create blur free photos even in low light situations. It will also improve your videos. But also a first is Nokia's PureMotion HD+ display. Beating out the iPhone Retina display not only in pixel per inch but features such as Nokia's ClearBlack, industry leading 60hz refresh rates to create the most stunning smooth display. In addition you have NFC and wireless charging with the Lumia 920. And an overall better battery. Look at the chart below, but for most users I recommend the Lumia 920. The iPhone is out this month with the Lumia 920 expected in November.

 

iPhone 5

Lumia 920

Display Size

4.0 in

4.5 in

Display Resolution

1136x640

1280x768

Pixels Per Inch

326

332

Processor

Apple A6

1.5 Ghz Dual Core Snapdragon S4

RAM

?

1GB

Storage

16/32/64GB

32GB

Network Tech

2G, 3G, 4G (LTE)

2G, 3G, 4G (LTE)

WiFi

a/b/g/n

a/b/g/n

Camera

8.0MP

8.7MP

Aperture

f2.4

f2.0

Camera Features

Software image stabilization

PureView with hardware and software image stabilization

Video Recording

1080p

1080p

Weight

112g

185g

Height

123.8 mm

130.3 mm

Width

58.6 mm

70.8 mm

Thickness

7.6mm

10.7 mm

3G Talk

8 hours

10 hours

3G Standby

225 hours

400 hours

Music Playback

40 hours

67 hours

Video Playback

10 hours

6 hours

Wireless Charging

No

Yes

Near Field Communication

No

Yes

Colours

Black, White

Black, White, Grey, Red, Yellow

App Store

700,000+

100,000+

Music

iTunes

Xbox Music, Nokia Music (with ad free streaming mixes)

Maps

TomTom

Navteq Nokia Maps

GPS

Apple Turn by Turn

Nokia Drive

Social Integration

Facebook, Twitter

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Windows Live

Messaging

iMessage

Windows Live, Facebook

Footnote: Not all details (such as RAM) available. Chart will be updated.

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