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

Nokia Lumia 920 gets compared vs the Sony Xperia Z (video)
Sony Xperia Z is closing in on its retail status and it gets pitted against the Nokia Lumia 920 in the video below. First brush impressions are that the Full HD screen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 has worse viewing angles than the Lumia 920, which can clearly seen in the video, but, of course, much higher pixel density, which can't really be called out to be honest, plus the PureMotion HD + can be operated with nails, gloves and so 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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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)

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128 Comments

1. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Thats epic battle

24. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 is one class above the Sony Xperia Z , but sony much better than samsung s3.

36. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What's epic about it? L920 is absolutely inferior here

50. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920: Better screen Better camera Faster(on YouTube Wireless Charging Built Stronger Sony Xperia Z: Bigger screen waterproof

51. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 in Faster? On YouTube," Dual Core Lumia 920 WP8 vs Quad Core Nexus 7 Android Load Times "

53. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nokia L920 is about as fast as an android phone on the same processor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4LFVRYoBYo&feature=youtube_gdata_player Considering snap dragon quad, the Z will launch apps much faster, play fhd videos smoother, and have a superior browsing and gaming capabilities. IE 10 on WP8 is actually much slower than fastest Android browsers. HTML 5 test scores are 320 for IE, and 490 for dolphin browser with Jetpack engine. As for your other notions, ill just say, they're beyond retarded. You're an embarrassment

55. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Thanks for the compliment, you're a nice Android fan! On YouTube: "Head to Head Speed Test Samsung Note II Vs Nokia Lumia 920 " "Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Speed Test, Which Is Faster? "

57. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I did that, but you're that dumb to miss it - the link I posted. What's the title? Like I said, embarrassment!!

78. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Fyi They were all about the same.

120. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

I don't know dude. I have the quad core SGS3 and it works fine directly from boot up, but it doesn't take long for it to start lagging, and I am using the standard set up here, so no skins or resource heavy apps. Three in the UK have the L920 available tomorrow, the new Blackberry Z10 available today / tomorrow and the Z available some time in Feb. I fell in love with the Lumia 920 since the day it ws launched. Nothing turned my head until the Xperia Z came along. It is a beautiful piece of kit with great specs. Trouble is I've extended my contract to a rolling one month contract until the right phone comes along and in all honesty, as lovely as the Z is I'm not prepared to wait another 14+ days, which sort of tells me that there isn't a lot between these phones in real life day to day use terms

56. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sony: -Faster -Thinner -Lighter -Dust proof -Waterproof - a bigger, more detailed screen - an expandable storage - HDR - better GPU - ful USB hosting functionality - 600000 more apps to use - an overwhelmingly more customization options - can use third party keyboards and browsers - can multitask in a true sense Lumia: - Hardware camera stabilization - wider viewing angles of the screen THAT'S how they compare

61. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Lumia 920: screen: PureMotion( pixel transition taking sub-9ms 60fps , great sunlight visibility,Supersensitive touch(Working with nails, gloves, mittens, and even certain pens) GPU: Faster graphics card relative to the pixels number "Nokia L920 is about as fast as an android phone on the same processor "???????????????????? Nexus 7 ,note 2 as 4 core CPU. Lumia 920 as 2 core CPU but it faster

66. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

@darac If you're going to include a section where the Lumia 920 excells, don't half as$ it. It makes your post worthless and bais.

85. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And finally the design looks much better, SONY should patent this edge2edge design, unlike the ugly iPhone and S3 designs! This looks contemporary. ™®©

86. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

NOTE: Darac deserves an award for dishonesty, and stupidity. He consistently excels at both... Nokia Lumia 920: - 8.7MP F2.1 lowlight lens with Opitical Image Stabilization (aka 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 - Bluetooth 4.0 - Strong Polycarbonate outer shell - Wireless Qi charging mechanism Sony Xperia Z: - 5' TFT (1080 x 1920), 441 PPI, conventional touch screen. - 16GB onboard storage + microSIM, 2GB RAM - 2330 mAh non-removeable battery, 11hrs TT - IP57 certified - dust and water resistant.

92. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Wtf? Your point, genius? Is that supposed to be some kind of a comparison? What's with the RAM and battery numbers? Why did you skipped details on Exmor RS with stacked sensor and HDR? Or a white magic display with four sub pixels? Or dragon trail fully scratch proof panels on Xperia? Or the processor? Or the mobile bravia 2 engine? L920 mountable as a windows pc device? Really? Please elaborate about that brilliant statement!

110. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

----------------------- 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 ------------------- 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. - 600000 more apps than WP - Far more customization options - full USB hosting functionality - third party keyboards, browsers, and media players - 139x70x7.9mm , 146 grams Note.. WP is not more secure than android. Its just more stable and less buggy

127. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

hey, blockhead sony uses TFT display. Old tech. It's not even an IPS panel. Not to mention amoled. 1080p on 5 inch? For what? More vivid porn? Nokia's display crushes sony's on every level, except resolution. better camera? you must be kiddin g me. Sony has been chasing Nokia's tail since they stopped Cybershot series (but you're too young to remember those times). HDR, Stacked Exmor sensor? So what? How many times has sony promised a groundbraking camera technology? and whatr? And nothing so far. Sony relies heavily on raw cpu or gpu power and software tricks where Nokia uses superior optics and a completely different approach to a photography. My favourite. GLASS:D apple did the same and look what they are using now. Aluminium? Am I right? Dragontrail glass? The same overrated glass as the gorilla. It';s good but it catches sratches anyway. Dragontrail will be no different. It's just a GLASS. After a week or so your brand new "z" will look like crapp. Making back of glass???? Have you lost it man?? Think it over dude. 2 advantages over 920. dust and waterproof (to some very limited extent of course). I wonder why Nokia hasn't used their nano water tech proof so far. They showed it many month ago and nothing so far.

65. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Wireless charging Stronger Build Quality Better screen + technology Better low light images Better image stabilization Less expensive (w/ more storage) That is a conservative list of qualities where the Lumia 920 is superior than the Xperia Z

84. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Okay, I give you that. Apart from the build quality and the screen. You don't know how "strong" xperia is. As for the screen, you only know Nokia has wider viewable angles - for the rest of the readings like contrast, brightness (xperia is using white magic technology i believe), color accuracy etc. ,you just don't know yet

88. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..Oh and also the camera. You can't claim the superior low light performance yet. Sony uses next generation Exmor sensor - stacked RS. It aims for even better low light sensitivity. So let's just wait and see when they compare

128. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nokia's display is far more superior than sony's, except resolution. As simple as that. You must have lost your eyes if you don't see it.

70. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

and got an epic winner

2. wendygarett unregistered

buy both if can, but Xperia z for me and lumia 920 to someone really need :) who want lumia920 from me? :)

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well, you can buy me one if you really intend to. Can i trust you??

11. wendygarett unregistered

Lol did you hear what I say 'if can'? Lol I can't even afford to get Xperia Z now :) btw, just found your Facebook page tho hehehe..

27. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

what he was supposed to hear, you're typing...

22. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

dislike is coming ^^

87. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

WP8 Nokia is rubbish, empty OS with no games and music, and wanabe like iOS Android! Wouldn't take that junk Nokia Wp8 for free. Wendy just thro it in the dustbin. ™®©

121. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Knob!

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