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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

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128 Comments

126. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

remember that xperia z isnt even released and it isnt all pluses against l920, maybe nokia releases some metalid lumia that trounces everything again haha

109. panda_x

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Xperia Z is look awesome. still the best than other flagship...

108. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

I allmost gonna a buy a Lumia 920 But Xperia z pulled me off. But both are great phones.

106. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

REVISED!!! ----------------------- 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 (More secure than Android, far less apps) ------------------- 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. - Android OS (More apps than WP8, but less secure)

122. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I certainly don't dislike the Sony Xperia Z, but the screen technology is not as good as the Lumia 920, despite it's higher resolution. Also, the camera is inferior as well, despite it having more megapixels. Anybody who knows anything about photography understands that quality and sharpness matter most, and that higher megapixels is only good for cropping smaller, or else printing at larger sizes. Also, there's no question that WP8 runs faster than Android. It requires half of the cores to achieve similiar or better results, and the UI is more intiutive, despite what Android fans would like the rest of the world to think. I think these people are blinded by their hate for Microsoft, but the reality is that Microsoft simply does some things better than Google (the opposite is true in many cases as well). As for Nokia, they make quality hardware, and they typically do a better job of designing mobile devices than all others, with the possible exception of Apple. They are even better than Samsung when it comes to quality and design merits, and those claiming otherwise are either being dishonest or are legitimately ignorant of this fact. Finally, the Xperia Z is in the phablet catogory, and not everybody wants such a large device. The Lumia 920 at 4.5' reaches to the upper limits of what a normal smartphone device should be sized, and the Note, Note II, and Xperia Z are merely tablets disguised as phones. They do have big screens, but they are also inferior in terms of contrast, and you can barely see them in strong sunlight. You also can't use them with gloves, so don't tell me that bigger is better... It's a personal choice, but when it comes to taking pictures, the Lumia 920 wins hands down, and has the better display screen. If you absolutely need something water resistant, then maybe the Xperia Z fits the bill, but it lacks the stylus that comes with the Note II, and so this certainly wouldn't be my first choice even if I were to go with Android...

125. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

This gloves thing is pretty annoying. Handsets have been specifically made to tell the difference between skin and cloth. They have purposely stayed away from it. The more intuitive part is so lame. Please explain "intuitive". Android can be made how you want it and the menus are much more easier to access and toggle. This is what "intuitive" is. intuitive does not = over sized lower case fonts

98. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

----------------------- 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 (More secure than Android, far less apps) ------------------- 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. - Android OS (More apps than WP8, but less secure) ------------------ COMMENTS: ------------------ Congrats to Sony for producing a water proof phone, and that feature alone will probably attract some buyers. It does look like a solid device, but the Nokia 920 has some other features that make it very appealing, such as a lower price, better camera, and wireless charging to name a few. While the 920 has a smaller screen, the resolution is higher, and the touch-screen is of better quality, brighter, and faster too (IPS vs TFT). The Sony Xperia Z also has half the storage (16GB vs 32GB). It does have a microSIM slot, but external SD memory is typically slower. The Xperia Z also has 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core processor, but both are needed to make up for Android OS being slower and more resource heavy than WP8. In real terms, I would hazard to guess the Lumia 920 is probably faster, despite having only a dual core processor. WP8 is also more secure, despite having less apps available for download... ---------------- Bottom Line: ---------------- If you need a bigger touch-screen, and don't mind an inferior camera (more mega-pixels does not mean better), and you also love Android despite it's security short comings and less intuitive UI, then the Sony Xperia Z may be right for you... Conversely, If you like photography, need something more secure, at the expense of less flexibility and apps, then the Lumia 920 is an excellent choice. It isn't water proof, but it's certainly has been proven to be durable, and is a quality piece of mobile hardware that ultimately costs less.

103. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

And I am supposed to excel in stupidity and dishonesty?! The amount of both hidden in your little tirade posted above is baffling. Just don't make me having to dismantle and expose every bit of it, you ignorant hypocrite

105. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Amen!

111. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Bottom line, you deserve a medal in dishonesty and stupidity. According to you Nokia has a greater resolution screen According to you, it's also brighter even while you don't know s**t about how brigh Xperia ' screen is. According to you, WP8 requires less resources even while it requires a dual core processor and CANNOT be ported to WP7 devices Android otoh, can run on a 800mhz single core processor, and actually takes up LESS memory space. As for security - WP was hacked within a month, you moron! And you obviously dont know nothing about processors, GPU, and how they benefit the performance. WP is not faster than Android, even on the same processor!! Had Galaxy S3 used a faster, non stock browser, it would have won that comparison

112. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Here, this comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4LFVRYoBYo&feature=youtube_gdata_player ..oh and that was ICS! Conclusion: ANDROID JB - FASTER THAN WP8

132. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

wp is faster and need less resources. good luck with your wildfire.

80. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Windows 8 doesnt currently support anything more than a dual core processor and Nokia tricks you hoards of people to think that its because Nokia doesnt want to include it. I will come back and rub it in your faces the day W8 supports quads and octos. And Nokia suddenly says it is the future.

76. Amidamaru212

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

In my opinion it is good that the viewing angles are not so great. I do not like it when someone looks at what I'm doing on the phone.

74. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I love japan stuff, but I'll get the finnish master phone

72. Mghazisohail

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

nokia is much much much better than sony in terms of build quality, camera, durability and etc etc

75. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

this is true, but in the android world sony are up there at top place for build quality. samsung cant touch sony on this so for android sony and maybe motorola should be up there and samsung marketing will hopefully where off.....not saying samsung make bad devices but there are better out there (note 2 been an exception for now samsung did good there )

124. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Attention to detail is good build quality. Being rugged is a feature. Premium materials are a feature. Ill use a GS3 for example. It would probably be impossible to make it as rigid as a Lumia 920 because they decided to have a removable back cover to access the battery. Hoards of people were asking for this and an SD slot on different phones and could be a very good reason why its been so successful. Once your battery starts getting worn in one year, youll see why this is important. You definately see it in two.

68. papss unregistered

So we have the typical blind fanboys ( darek) then we have reasonable fanboys.. I love both tone honest but I'm more upset with the terrible viewing angle because I was expecting better from a flagship... Still I may buy it because I do find it sexy.. I do lve my 920 more than any phone before it.

71. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

get it, have both. unlike blind fanboys like darac who believes samsung designs are the best and artistic (i still laugh at that) you and other reasonable people get the best of both worlds. we get to enjoy the best each company or os has to offer without acting like a mindless fanboy (again darac comes to mind lol)

82. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Fanboy > Troll If I were to pick which one was the better of the species. Trolls just shadow people and whine every second they get.

83. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your a fanboy so your point falls flat, besides my comment was perfectly justified so go bother someone else with your usual crap

100. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Says the Wp8 Apple fanboy, stop trolling Old age Pensioner™®©

102. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Gosh you're such a sad irony. Hypocrisy doesn't get any worse here. As for my praise on Samsung design.. let this sink in slowly.. it is my SUBJECTIVE. OPINION. DESIGN. WISE. I am perfectly entitled to it without threatening the objective opinions - that can be given in regards to any other category of the products. Best looking handsets right now, in my SUBJECTIVE OPINION? 1. Xperia Z 2. Iphone 5 3. LGoptimus G 4. Samsung s3 Nokia 920 has a good premise but just way too wide bezel imo. It ruins its design

104. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Your argument was total crap. If I thought the design of my GS3 was crap I wouldnt have bought it. If you dont like it WELL GOOD FOR YOU. Thats why you didnt buy it obviously. Your comment is based on preference and thats why you are trolling. Just because I like the product I bought with my money doesnt make me a fanboy.

99. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I was browsing my sisters L920 on the net, and all the websites I go to are Flash required, and so many boxes with question marks, I try to open it but denies, you need Flash 10 above, this junk phone is useless , you can't have a rich browsing just like the PC Lab top views, what a useless Silver light 4 that WebKit trash! This phone is only good for transition swypes ™

107. papss unregistered

I'm betting that l920 isn't your sisters but actually yours.. You troll because it amuses you.

67. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

They compared Lumia 920 with the yet to be released Xperia Z. It shows that Lumia 920 is a phone which is comparable to this yet to be released Android flagship. Not saying that 920 is perfect, OS-wise (hardware is one of the best). 920 has got features that aren't available in the Z, like OIS, best in class low light imaging, super sensitive touchscreen, 60 Hz refresh rate, etc.. Anyways overall I would say Xperia Z will take the win.

64. 007akshay

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

for windows os i choose 920 n android i choose z.... till dis date

63. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Missed calls? Skys the limit? Oh boy! If one actually wants to know anything about WP, ask those actually use it on a daily bases.

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