iPhone5 Vs. Nokia Lumia 920 : Head To Head Comparison

Today when you have loads of choices in Smartphones, you want the best for you. Recently released iPhone 5 and no yet released Nokia Lumia 920 are the one I am looking for. Here are some of my findings when I tried to compare the two. If you are also looking for head to head comparison between iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 then this article is for you.

Nokia Lumia 920


Nokia Lumia 920

Physical Attributes & Clarity

iPhone 5 is no doubt stylish and gives you a business-like, industrial feel. It is lighter than Lumia 920. Lumia 920 is chunkier with more colourful fun look. With bigger screen and higher pixel density in terms of clarity Lumia 920 is better. But if you are looking for light weight stylish beauty, iPhone 5 is your answer.

iPhone 5 Nokia Lumia 920
Dimensions & weight measures 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm and weighs 112g 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm and weighs 185g
Display 4inches Retina display screen with a 1136 x 640 resolution 4.5inches LCD display screen with resolution of 1280×768
Body Aluminium and Glass Polycarbonate
Colour Black and Slate, White and Silver Black, Grey, Red, yellow and White.


Smartphones capture memories for you in term of pictures so when we plan to buy any smartphone we can’t forget to include the camera specifications, while making our choice. iPhone 5 has back-illuminated sensor and precision-engineered lens. It has stabilisation and newly introduced panorama features. The “PureView” technology of Lumia 920 is something which makes it superior than other rivals. It promises a best picture and makes life beautiful with no red-eye, unsmiling faces and frowns.

iPhone 5 Nokia Lumia 920
Front Camera 1.2 Megapixel 1.3 Megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel autofocus with flash and HDR, Native face detection, introduced Panorama mode,40% faster than previous version, better low light performance, Improved noise reduction. 8.7 Megapixel with Pure view, autofocus with dual-LED flash, optical image stabilization.

Processor and Operating System

iPhone’s A6 processor is dual-core chip. Central processing unit speed and graphics power is promised twice as compared to previous version. Nokia 920 1.5 GHz snapdragon S4 processor promises to be power efficient. It reduces the load on battery by shutting off and starting up each core independently.

iPhone 5 Nokia Lumia 920
Processor Apple A6 chip Qualcomm snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Operating System iOS 6 Windows Phone 8

Storage and Battery Life

You have loads of data to be stored, so you can’t neglect the storage of your phone. There are three options for iPhone 5 storage capacity but you can’t add any more. Although Windows Phone 8 supports memory expansion Nokia Lumia doesn’t provide that. As far as battery backup is concerned Nokia Lumia outdoes iPhone 5 with more talk time and standby time.

iPhone 5 Nokia Lumia 920
Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB flash storage and 1 GB RAM, non-expandable 32GB flash storage and 1GB RAM, 7GB free with a Microsoft SkyDrive account, non- expandable.
Battery Life 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of (LTE) 4G web browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, and standby of 225 hours. 10 hours of 3G talk time, standby of 400 hours is available.

Wireless technology

When everything is becoming without wire, how can we go without knowing Wireless technology support, when we are comparing two smart phones? Both iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 work on UK’s new 4G LTE spectrum, but post that there are features like wireless charging and near field communication which makes Lumia more attractive.

iPhone 5 Nokia Lumia 920
Wi-Fi charging No Yes
Bluetooth 4.0 Yes Yes
NFC(Near field communication No Yes

As you can see, you have one thing in Lumia and other in iPhone, so it all depends on what’s your priority as your need. Hope this article will help you to understand your requirements better.

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