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Nokia Lumia 920 gets compared vs the Sony Xperia Z (video)

0. phoneArena 30 Jan 2013, 05:56 posted on

The reviewer points out that the Lumia 920 still feels "beefier" than the 5" Xperia Z, which is indeed very thin for a waterproof handset, and points out that both have good things going for them in the camera department - the Z with its HDR video function, and the Lumia 920 with the OIS mechanism inside...

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posted on 31 Jan 2013, 02:30

112. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Here, this comparison:


..oh and that was ICS!

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 16:30

132. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

wp is faster and need less resources. good luck with your wildfire.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 18:56 2

106. pyradark (Posts: 857; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920:

- 8.7MP F2.1 lowlight lens with Opitical Image Stabilization (think VR).

- 32GB onboard storage, 1GB RAM

- 4.5' (1280 x 768) 332 PPI, ultra bright IPS style screen that can be used with gloves or mitts.

- 2000 mAh non-removeable battery, 11hrs TT

- Mountable as a Windows PC device, via micro USB

- Strong Polycarbonate outer shell

- Wireless Qi charging mechanism

- WP8 OS (More secure than Android, far less apps)

Sony Xperia Z:

- 5' TFT (1080 x 1920), 441 PPI, conventional touch screen.

- OptiContrast for less glare and more crystal view

- Temper Glass on both side which is tougher than Gorilla Glass

- 13MP with Exmor RS technology

- HDR video capture

- Mobile Bravia Engine 2 (more vibrant but maintain accurate color)

- Stamina Mode Features to enhance battery life

- Great Support in Accessories

- 16GB onboard storage + microSIM, 2GB RAM

- 2330 mAh non-removeable battery, 11hrs TT

- IP57 certified - dust and water resistant.

- Android OS (More apps than WP8, but less secure)

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 11:12

122. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

I certainly don't dislike the Sony Xperia Z, but the screen technology is not as good as the Lumia 920, despite it's higher resolution. Also, the camera is inferior as well, despite it having more megapixels. Anybody who knows anything about photography understands that quality and sharpness matter most, and that higher megapixels is only good for cropping smaller, or else printing at larger sizes.

Also, there's no question that WP8 runs faster than Android. It requires half of the cores to achieve similiar or better results, and the UI is more intiutive, despite what Android fans would like the rest of the world to think. I think these people are blinded by their hate for Microsoft, but the reality is that Microsoft simply does some things better than Google (the opposite is true in many cases as well).

As for Nokia, they make quality hardware, and they typically do a better job of designing mobile devices than all others, with the possible exception of Apple. They are even better than Samsung when it comes to quality and design merits, and those claiming otherwise are either being dishonest or are legitimately ignorant of this fact.

Finally, the Xperia Z is in the phablet catogory, and not everybody wants such a large device. The Lumia 920 at 4.5' reaches to the upper limits of what a normal smartphone device should be sized, and the Note, Note II, and Xperia Z are merely tablets disguised as phones. They do have big screens, but they are also inferior in terms of contrast, and you can barely see them in strong sunlight. You also can't use them with gloves, so don't tell me that bigger is better...

It's a personal choice, but when it comes to taking pictures, the Lumia 920 wins hands down, and has the better display screen. If you absolutely need something water resistant, then maybe the Xperia Z fits the bill, but it lacks the stylus that comes with the Note II, and so this certainly wouldn't be my first choice even if I were to go with Android...

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 03:18

125. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

This gloves thing is pretty annoying. Handsets have been specifically made to tell the difference between skin and cloth. They have purposely stayed away from it.

The more intuitive part is so lame. Please explain "intuitive".
Android can be made how you want it and the menus are much more easier to access and toggle. This is what "intuitive" is.

intuitive does not = over sized lower case fonts

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 20:02

108. nvrhde (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

I allmost gonna a buy a Lumia 920
But Xperia z pulled me off.

But both are great phones.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 00:51

109. panda_x (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

Xperia Z is look awesome. still the best than other flagship...

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 15:08

126. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

remember that xperia z isnt even released and it isnt all pluses against l920, maybe nokia releases some metalid lumia that trounces everything again haha

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