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Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2012, 05:24 posted on

After having taken some of the formidable competitors in the Android sphere and pitted them against the new kid on the block, the iPhone 5, it seems right to now focus our attention on another rival mobile platform – Windows Mobile. Generally speaking, Windows Phones are undoubtedly rare commodities right now, so as we look around the camp, the Nokia Lumia 900 would seem like the fitting candidate to face the iPhone 5 next...

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:48 3

39. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ow i thought they are comparing 2007 iphone with lumia900 :O dont see much difference over 5 year of time except speed :\

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:32 1

53. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i think we don't need to complain about how PA compared Lumia 900 with iPhone 5. what we should see is that even lumia 900, a phone that has less specs than iPhone 5, can stack up with iPhone on day to day basis such as battery life, normal usage camera, video recording, call quality & browsing.

except of course if PA is to talk about raw performance on gamings & etc

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 05:55 5

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


Just for some illustration - iphone has 6 times more powerful GPU and about 5 times more powerful chip overall.
I see the idea - top iOS phone vs. top WP phone at the moment - but pointless comparison nevertheless

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:21 3

12. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Where is this vs the galaxy note 2? And yes, i want john v on that one too. He usually gets to the point faster.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:24 3

13. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Well they are both Restrictead and closed limited specs handsets, yet i like and prefer the iP4s, cause of the touch and feel and the rear flat back design! The iP5 looks to long like a remote and the materials used looks and feel less premium.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 06:40 9

15. JamesHunt (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


What about the Scratch test and Mapping...?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 07:47 8

20. Nookie4u (Posts: 133; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Honestly, i prefer the Lumia 900's design overall, anyone else??

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 07:59 9

24. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Yep. Cyan 900 owner. 5 looks stale and boring, aluminum body is so 2010, and apparently apple likes the 900/800/N9 style so much it copied it almost exactly for their new ipoof small, but substituting the black area for white on the face.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 08:27 6

25. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I couldn't agree more. Love my cyan 900, and get compliments on it all the time. The iphone4Stretch looks childish and outdated

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:35

54. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


personally i choose either plastics over metals for phones & tablets (both normal plastics & polycarbonate). Apple users on fanboy can say "that thing looks cheap" but at least lumia or s3 wont shatter or dent when it was dropped

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:54 5

31. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Iphone 5 looks like my tv remote control.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 09:59 10

32. NokiaDrew (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


Horrible comparison. The Lumia 900 compares to the iPhone4s and it KILLS it! The Lumia 920 compares to the iPhone5 and guess what.........again it KILLS it!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:07 1

35. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


You are so right about this ! +1

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:08 1

36. cdgoin (Posts: 559; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Why compare a new phone with a phone that is already on the way out..? Its not even an Apples and Oranges comparison, its Apples and Carrots..

I mean seriously.. were all these comparisons simply so you could flood the front page with Apple IPhone "news"..? I think so..

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 11:41 2

38. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i dont even think this is a legitemate comparison at all its of totally different class and AGE writter why you no wait for L920

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 13:32 3

46. THEAXE (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


How can you compare the 'new' Iphone with the 'dated' 900.
Besides we already read the comparisons with Lumia 920 and 920 was clearly the winner in almost every aspect. So thumbs down to Iphone5 and the author of this crap comparison.....920 rocks...,apple sucks..

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 14:48 1

49. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1567; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


this is a strange lop sided test everybody and his brother knows that the Nokia Lumia 900 is a middle technology smart phone with a single core CPU and has a non high definition screen ect. The Nokia lumia 920 is the right match to go up against a high end Samsung Galaxy III or an Iphone 4s or Iphone 5 because it has a Dual core CPU and High Definition screen and all the high tech Goodies a Samsung Galaxy III or the Iphone 5 has.. Although I am a Windows smart phone fan the Iphone 5 might beat the Nokia 920 because it has a faster CPU , Retina display and has more Apps. I would not buy an Iphone 5 though because I like the Windows 8, smart tiles UI the Nokia design, Nokia Apps and Nokia's customer support. Nokia will still be making sofrware upgrades and Apps to it's Windows 7 seies Lumia line of smart phones. which means if you have Lumia 510, 710, 800 or Lumia 900 you're smart phone will still get
useful apps from Nokia. which is cool.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 20:30 3

51. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


john do you have one? (Lumia 900)..

I still believe in users review and not your review.

ip5 7.6 < Lumia 900 8.8... shame is it?

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 19:05

57. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


dont be surprise! a lot of tech writers of PA are iPhone people or not android folk too!! only few to zero are WP and BB likers!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 03:33 1

52. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i think lumia 900 is still a good buy! even though its outdated specs, it will still be updated to 7.8 which will bring few WP8 goodies too and most important (to me) is bluetooth file transfer and i wish mass storage too!

i mean come on at $50 for 2 years, it wont hurt! but lets just wait, maybe the lumia 920 release it might be drop at $30 LOL!!!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:47 2

55. jerahm (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Wow. I can't help but be amazed how smooth the Lumia performed in this comparison. But that may vary in terms of how fast each device load apps but still Nokia and MS did a very impressive job with the 900. I can imagine just how smooth the 920 would perform at the time it will be unleashed.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:51 3

56. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


iphone wins every comparison? how is it possible? I smell $$$$...

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:51 1

61. mcfee (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


LOVE MY NOKIA 808 unlocked phone....Not even tempted to try iPhone 5 ...I have iPhone 4s....Prefer my 808 to it unless I'm using my MacBook AIr then I favor iPhone a tiny bit....But the Nokia works with it pretty well through bluetooth. Still built like a tank..I also have no problem with Symbian and hope Nokia will not totally go Windows. Symbian is very good and for sure on a global use basis. Nokia make all your open phones dual!!!!! I can't use non-Sim networks...That is my only down note on the 808 right now and I got the unlocked phone to have lots of options without contracts.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 12:03 1

62. mcfee (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Does the pretty display on the iPhone 5 die as fast as the iPhone 4s?....The Nokia 808 display is great to me and outlast my iPhone charge by a long shot...Nokia looks like it could take a drop better... well... I can tell you I've seen more broken faced iPhones then on any other phone....so... when my Nokia 808 fell screen down on the concrete I thought it was done for......NOPE!! NOKIA IS STILL A TANK OF A WORKING HORSE PHONE!!! I like Symbian real well too.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 13:48 1

63. Seany (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Phone Arena are you blind?? The iphone 5's photos look washed out no colour

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 02:29

64. LEEANDA (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


i am a nokia n9 user, to be honest NOKIA has faild me this time around, the fone cant download simple mixit, not speaking abt whatsapp it just kips on sayin device not surported, its not a smart fone at ol. im even thinking of reporting it stolen, waz a loyal nokia fan but after this fone. I think i am gona move to apple....... *sad face*

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