Lumia 930 vs Xperia Z2 vs iPhone 5s: specs comparison

Lumia 930 vs Xperia Z2 vs iPhone 5s: specs comparison
Two of the heavy-hitters Nokia's new Lumia 930 will have have to face, once it gets released this June, are the Sony Xperia Z2 and, naturally, the Apple iPhone 5s. Frankly, these are all top-shelf devices, and the Lumia 930 can fit into this class with remarkable ease. How do we know that? Well, Nokia's upcoming global flagship smartphone will be packed with all the hardware features needed to deliver a seamless user experience. This includes a 5" 1080p screen, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 20 MP camera with OIS and more.

Of course, Sony's Xperia Z2 and Apple's iPhone 5s are just as impressive in their grandeur, and since we just can't wait to take a nice, in-depth look at how all these smartphones compare, we simply decided to throw a quick specs match-up to see how things are shaping up. Ladies and gentlemen, behold our specs comparison!

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Apple iPhone 5s



5.0 inches
5.2 inches
4.0 inches




70.78 %
69.17 %
60.82 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)


Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974-AA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Apple A7


Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm


Adreno 330
Adreno 330
PowerVR G6430



Internal storage

64GB, not expandable


Windows Phone, 8.1
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)



2420 mAh
3200 mAh
1570 mAh

Talk time

11.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time

23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

15.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1381 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1381 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1381 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Music playback

86.00 hours
120.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

7.50 hours
10.00 hours
10.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP
20.7 MP
8 MP


OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor


Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV


OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS


1.2 MP
2.2 MP
1.2 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)



5.39 x 2.80 x 0.39 inches (137 x 71 x 9.8 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)


5.89 oz (167 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)


Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum


Water, Dust; IP 58


Fingerprint (touch)



26. dhiva

Posts: 1; Member since: May 14, 2014

Hey frndz i have lumia 520,its is suprb as Any of the devises.

19. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Again with no microSD? WTF Nokia.

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Reason why i never tried lumia device, Lumia 1520 seems interesting but the dimension my Note 3 is perfect. Any larger and it won't easily fit my pocket smaller than 5.5 and it won't be fun anymore.

15. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

3 phones are all good but Sony Z2 for me expandable memory up to 128 gb 20 mp camera plus water proof and dust proof. Rainy season in my country is almost 9-10 months. So water proof is advantage to me.

9. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Ok, I don't get your tables: - iPhone 1Gb RAM - Sony 3 Gb RAM They both appear with large RAM rating even though one has three times more. May I ask what is small? 64 Mb perhaps?

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Z2 has a microsd card expandable up to 128gb.

17. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

He is talking about RAM, not storage...

18. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Agree with u ~ PA , should update ur table ~

23. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

The thing is that ios doesnt need more than 1 gbram to run super smoothly

6. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

every app, every feature runs on dual processor of Apple, for which others need quad core and octa core. The big giants should be shameful of them.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What is shameful is that the iPhone has never had a HD display all this time, let alone a full HD display like the Z2 and 930. A full HD display is pushing 3 times the number of pixels on the screen compared to the iPhone 5,5s,5c.

16. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

There is TONS OF low-end and mid range Android and WP phone with dual or even single core processors running all around the world daily without issue, while on the other hand your beloved fruit company OS has far lesser features compare to Android and even WP........ ignorant kid...... =_="

5. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Lumia 930 for me. :)

20. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Z2 = The New King

4. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

xperia z2 any day ;)

3. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

930 for me ..time to switch from 920 :)

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

First day with my Z2 and I'm loving it :D

7. Puhelin

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Where did yuo get it ? :O How much ?

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

My cousin in Taiwan got it for me since it's the first country Sony released Z2 in. It's retail about $800 with current exchange rate. There are Taiwanese seller on eBay that would sell it to you for a little over $800 now. Mine is running on AT&T and works nice so far. Haven't made any call yet since I have been work all day as I am typing this comment haha

24. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

And hows the camera and everything ?

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7662; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clove sells the Z2 for £450

13. ncallan

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Not really. It's £540 after vat.

21. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Then why put 450 in the first place!!! Just come out with the final price for goodness sake.... I hate when sellers do this sort of things :)

1. latestsmartphone

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Nokia lumia 930 is also on the line, check site -

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

As long as my phone run smooth, fast, and fluid, I'm fine.

25. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Lagless you mean?

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