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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Apple iPhone 5

0. phoneArena 03 Dec 2012, 09:42 posted on

Apple introduced the bravest overhaul to the iPhone so far with the 5th edition, shattering its 3.5” screen dogma, and Nokia logged its first 4.5” phone with more than one processor core, so in a sense both the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920 are not a simple evolution of what had been before in the iOS and WP universes. Which one pulled it off better? Read on our comparison to find out...

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posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:12

102. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

I just want to point out that the iphone's Retina Display is not Extreme High Definition. The Lumia 920 and the Windows Phone 8X both have bigger screens, higher resolutions, and higher pixel density than the iphone 5.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:14

103. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

I wouldn't say it's the best phone ever made, I would definitely say overall the iphone is a better phone. However I would also say that the Nokia Lumia 920 and the other high end WP8 devices offer much better value for money, and I am personally a much bigger fan of the Windows Phone 8 Operating system than the tired iOS, which doesn't seem to have changed much since it's earliest iterations.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 18:46

110. lyssbliss (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

its because that's the phone that got the rap as the "cool phone" and its a pile of s**t. really. ive used one. HATE IT. Nokia Lumia 920 is the greatest phone. everyday I use it, I absolutely love it. even my iphone 5 friends are wishing they had my phone. WAY better camera, can use it with gloves, etc. and it looks and feels better. So yay for you! Jumping on the bandwagon so you can be like every other person with an iphone! YAY ARENT YOU SPECIAL?!

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 06:34

120. Alexandis (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Feb 2013)

As an owner of iphone5, i can say that it looks fantastic (I own androidphone, too). It's easy to blame something you simply don't like, but have not tried to use.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 12:40

121. farukdgn (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)

no, your android interface looks exactly how google stole it from Apple. Android 1.5 - 2.2 look like copy of ios. Now Google's trying to have its own UI but it made everything more ugly and messy. UI still keeps changing in every version. Have fun with your updates that don't exist. I'm sad that you have lag while you're scrolling down to my comment in the site. Really sorry for your poor android phone.

posted on 09 Feb 2013, 12:44

122. farukdgn (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)

iphone 4 had that high resolution. it was released 3 years ago. But now every phone has it. So what do you call that? Everyone stole high resolution from apple. 3 years ago other phones had 320x480 or 480x800 etc..

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 06:57

123. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

How can you call android users cavemen, when android is a much more advanced, and powerful os?

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 13:56

124. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

By your own ridiculous logic, iphone 4 stole their higher definition from the thousands of companies that made HD devices before them, and by the way it's 2013, Apple still have not made a HD phone. Nobody stole the idea of 'higher resolution' you fool, improving an existing feature isn't inventing something, that's like saying apple stole their camera resolution from Samsung. Also the resolution iphone 4 and 4s run at has NEVER been copied, because the phone is a totally different aspect ratio to all other mobile devices. Iphone's cant be 1280x720 due to their oddly tall and thin aspect ratio. So nothing you said was relevant to the comment I made, I said iphone's retina display is not high definition which is true, the iphone falls short of 720p resolution.

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 14:00

125. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

The reason is fairly obvious, it's the single device line with the highest market share, so it's usability and functionality are widely known, and therefore a good reference point for basic comparisons, the same way if you were reviewing a new computer OS you would compare it to windows as windows is the market leader.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:45 18

2. louiemapa (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:47 8

3. cnyte (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

waited a long time for this

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:55 8

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4187; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Darned right we did!! :D
And it's the truth we get!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:55 1

31. nerd_of_the_street (banned) (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

after posting so many 'WE WANT LUMIA920 vs iphone5 comparison' they realized it :')

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:53

61. drprogress (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

Yes....still waiting to get my Lumia 920 arrive Vietnam

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:43

113. _iPinoy12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

.cOnGraTx dUde !!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:54 2

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

dun dun dun dun. i know it's not needed, but I still want it anyway - for the sake of it.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:56 5

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

Well the iphone keeps losing against its rivals, so no need to include it, except for comparison's sake.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:58 1

59. iamunknown (Posts: 20; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

bring it on..!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:55 5

8. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

Let the mortal combat begin...

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:45

114. _iPinoy12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

.nO.! lEt tHe cElLpHone cOmbAt bEgin !!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:11 11

13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

another fair and good review. +1

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:23 3

16. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

The lumia 920 is such a nice phone. Too bad it doesn't run android...

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:47 9

49. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

Lumia 920 is not a nice phone if it runs on android.....

Nokia=Great Hardware+ MS=WP 8 == Nokia Lumia 920....

Accept the truth......Just don't troll..Fandroid....

The clear winner..Lumia 920
runner up..iPhone 5

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:18 1

104. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Why would you say that? You wouldn't want the device to be available with Both Wp8 and Android? That seems silly, some people don't prefer the WP8 OS, I personally prefer it, but many people really like the Lumia 920, but want to remain on Android, I don't see why that's a problem.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:08

108. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Android is much more powerful than WP8, tell me what you can do on WP8 that you can't do on android.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:23 8

17. EasycapExpertti (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

You didn't mention 1 thing where Nokia Lumia 920 shines vs iPhone 5 - it has much better quality recorded audio. Nokia Lumia 920 has 3pcs HAAC (High Amplitude Audio Capture) microphones and so the recorded audio is distortion free also at the loudest music performances and it can record also very low bass sound vs iPhone 5 has nonHAAC mics and so the recorded audio at music concert recordings is many times distorted and it can't capture low bass sound.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:26 1

18. SK_007 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

@Phonearena team can you please give a comparison between One X+ and Lumia 920 coz i am torn between these two smartphones and the date when i pick one of these is very near and i don't want to regret my decision after choosing one of them.

On a side not why you guys have compared One X+ to Iphone 5 only(why not a comparison against Galaxy S3,Optimus G,Nexus 4 and Lumia 920 after all it is the current flagship of HTC).

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:28 5

21. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Good review! I'm loving my 920. Only complaint, just as the article said is app selection. I miss the app store, hell I even miss the play store. Windows marketplace just isn't there yet. But its a lot better than a year ago. I just wish big names would jump on board and Microsoft would stop keeping apps like Hulu and an updated flixter with UV out of it. Oh and also you don't have to slide from the top for signal and battery info, Just tap.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:13 3

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

A lot of the big names are there: EA, zynga, Gameloft, Rovio, etc

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:20

105. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Gameloft are on there way, Rovia and Zynga are already on board. Most of the biggest app companies are in development for WP8 right now, so nothing to worry about buddy, just maybe 2 more months before the marketplace is where you'd like it to be.

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