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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 03 Dec 2012, 11:24 8

23. enterthemax (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


There's also another feature you didn't mention: wireless charging! It's not revolutionary, but it's very useful and gives a point to the Nokia!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:16 2

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


It was mentioned. Not as fast as wired but more convenient

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 21:11

112. pipeb (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


hey please help.. i write from LatAm..The Lumia 920 comes in january. What about apps we already have in the iphone 4+, such as podcast, ibooks, newsstand and others. Do you know if nokia has something similar? it is quite important..

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 05:14

116. enterthemax (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


There is Nokia reading for ebooks (bit also the good kindle app), for newsstand there are different apps and podcasts can be heared and downloaded through xbox music

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:19 2

66. Tsimeone (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Or NFC, which i really hope takes off soon. I'm happy to pay swipe and go.. no fannying around with loading fancy apps with barcodes etc

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:25 3

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


The Bluetooth.org website now lists the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 as both receiving the certification for Bluetooth 4.0. Besides that Nokia Lumia 920 is the first smartphone which supports Pentaband LTE vs iPhone 5 doesn't support all LTE frequencies in Europe.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:46 1

26. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


thanks for this article.
after reading and watch the video.
i'm sure i'm not pick the wrong choice when buying Galaxy S III
i can setting my phone the way i like.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 14:26 8

33. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)


iphone 5 got smoked by nokia lumia 920

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 15:55 5

35. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


the iphone 5 looks like a child phone is way to small it looks cool but is also so much fragile, so why do i want a 7.8 mm thick phone if i have to carry it with a case makes no sense..

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:21 2

53. windy (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


check the drop tests of ip5 then :)

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 07:53

100. tpranta (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


it still needs covers since the anotized aluminum scratches so easily. and bulky covers is something which make the device as thick as Lumia 920, which on the other hand does not need any covers.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:20 2

67. Tsimeone (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Why i like the nokia, it's well built and feels like a phone, and dosn't feel like a toy..

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:22

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


I don't think that's necessarily true, the iphone 5 is the first iphone that isn't so fragile. It could definitely survive some harsh drops, and I don't think it looks like a child's phone, however the screen is certainly too small for users like myself.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 17:17 1

39. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


I had to laugh at the video. he said the voice functionality was limited in WP8 but it did the same thing as the iphone except say it out loud. The same exact words get the same information.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:09 1

40. raphz (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


you have done a great job pa, nice reviews

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:34

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


i dont understand why everyone except few people hates Apple..??
may be because Apple is still at no. 1 position..!! :-)

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 07:48

99. tpranta (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


I don't hate Apple, I actually like iPhones, iPads and Apple design in general. But iPhone 5 just gives no match for Lumia 920

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:49

128. rayxxxray (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


I used to love the iPhone and was a die hard fan. Had the 3g, 4, and 4s. Was hoping for a much bigger screen on the 5, but wasnt to happy with just a 4". Switched over to the Galaxy S3 and loved it even more. Loved the big screen,, but hated the battery life. Tried my friends Lumia 920 and totally was blown away. Getting the new Lumia 930 later this year when its time to upgrade. Time for you to open your eyes and give it a try. Like what tpranta says, its no match for the Lumia 920.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:52 3

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


you are just convincing yourself that lumia is best...but you know the truth that iPhone 5 is the best..!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:44 7

48. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920 is the best wp device ever made!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 02:42 1

50. windy (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


How can you carry that big chunky Lumia in your pocket. If you're a girl you would by putting it in your bag; but guys come on !
Making it bigger is easy but making a classy and handy phone and packing it with the best camera (check the white tones on Lumia, aren't they look exaggerated?) ,fastest graphics and web browsing speed is the toughest job, and which apple is proudly providing us.
I accept Lumia is a new fresh choice to Nokia lovers, but overall iphone 5 is the best phone.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:43 1

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


totally agreed..!! you took my words windy..!! :-)

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:02

68. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


wendygarrett .. is that you?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 10:30 4

70. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Fits perfect in my jeans. Stop wearing chick/skinny jeans.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 07:43

98. tpranta (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Dec 2012)


Windy
- The smaller and the lighter the device, the easier to handle with one hand. The bigger the device, the bigger the screen, and the easier to read and interact with the virtual keyboard, no need for zooming either. Also heaviness can be comforting and give a feeling of a solid build quality. And you actually feel the device is still with you, no need to check if it was stolen, like I constantly did with my 85g Nokia feature phone.
- Making a phone smaller is easy but creating the world's smallest hardware based image stabilizer and fit that onto phone is something which needs world class engineering skills. And the phone is still only 3mm thicker than iPhone.
- Iphone camera has no match for Lumia 920, iPhone colors are washed out. Also, try to take video at nightclub and compare which one has better and more stable image and which one has better sound on the video. Lumia 920 has 3 HAAC microphones to capture audio at sound pressure level of 140Db, so the sound does not distort at all, and even the base is captured.
- Lumia 920 actually topped SunSpider test

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 14:54

129. rayxxxray (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


I want me a man's phone. The bigger the better. Have no problem with my Galaxy S3 fitting in my back pocket.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:20 5

52. molanjames (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


The Lumia improvements and new features are far better than I expected. Apple improvements were a bit disappointing.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:50 1

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


ios 6, fb integration, iSight camera, A6 processor,faster graphics,siri,thinner and lighter,fast wireless connectivity,retina display,lte,....and so much..!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:07 4

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


once drop your iPhone 5 ..then there will be nothing to say much...

The Tougher ,The Better

Lumia 920...The better Choice...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:42

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


looks like you havn't seen iPhone 5 drop test..!!

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