Nokia Lumia 920 plays nice with much more LTE networks in Europe than the iPhone 5

Nokia Lumia 920 plays nice with much more LTE networks in Europe than the iPhone 5
Nokia's Lumia 920 has a pentaband LTE radio inside that is attuned to more widely used frequencies in Europe than the iPhone 5. Apple apparently wanted to support those frequencies there, which coincide with the version for Asia and Australia, and as a result its LTE fires up on just DT in Germany and EE in the UK, as well as a few smaller carriers. 

The Lumia 920, on the other hand, can support more than 20 LTE networks in Europe. Asia uses 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz in places like Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. Japan and the US share the 700 MHz or 2,100 MHz frequency range, while in Europe they utilize 1,800 MHz or 2,600 MHz.

Some carriers also run LTE on everything in-between, such as 800 MHz and 850 MHz, but just 25% of Europe's LTE operates on the iPhone 5's 1, 800 MHz, with the rest deployed or about to be deployed at 800 MHz and 2, 600 MHz, both of which the Lumia 920 supports.

The Lumia’s LTE connectability is going to help Nokia stand out to holiday shoppers,” hopes Johan Eidhagen, general manager of Nokia in Scandinavia.

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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
iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x



10. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh yeah!! nokia lumia!

9. NewWireless

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Its funny that in the US, it wasn't released for TMo, but in Europe it was released for TMo. I am not sure how much the Nokia 920 cost to actually build, but the developers edition released here in the US supports Att and TMo, and maybe I just don't know the economics behind the exclusive deal with Att, but Nokia should just give the options of selling the Developer like edition directly to consumers and cut out the middle man for this beautiful device, at least here in the US.

8. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Leading the field again. They should release a lumia with snapdragon prime. It supports a blazing fast cat4 lte. Unfortunately exynos is having trouble with lte radio capabilities. Hopefully that is fixed before the s4 comes out. A god phone. No other company has anything good cooking. Even sony still plans to compete with iphone5 and s3. Motorola has stagnated and lg and htc always produce incomplete phones. I'm backing nokia and samsung in 2013. They are the real innovators

7. freebee269

Posts: 543; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

watch this popular gadget show in UK about the best smartphones this holiday.​martphones-against-each-other/

6. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

This is what we call a complete phone....

4. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Whatever. Every other flagship on the market outperforms Iphone 5. Lumia 920 GS3, GN2, HOX+, Optimus G, padfone 2, Nexus 4, Droid DNA, Xperia T. They can't just compare a 5 year old O.S. to two modern OS.

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

u forget 3310i

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Gotta give it to Nokia for their RF tech, i remember the N8 was the 1st or one of the 1st smartphones to have a pentaband HSPA+ antenna, and now they have done it again with LTE in the 920.

2. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

Good for Nokia as it has got the upper hand in Europe.

1. wendygarett unregistered

I thought it was a review comparison after I saw the headline picture lol :) Anyway, lumia 920, I choose you!!!

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