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Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

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Interface and Functionality:

Now this is where things get bit interesting, since the iPhone 5 is flaunting iOS 6, which as we know, brings forth some new features – whereas with the Lumia 900, it’s still running the almost year old Windows Phone 7.5 Mango experience. Well, for starters, we like that the interface of both smartphone are very intuitive, but as we dive deeper, there’s more simplicity found with the iOS 6 experience. Although there’s still a good level of simplicity attached to the Lumia 900’s Windows Phone Mango experience, it’s ahead of its rival in terms of personalization, as the various live tiles on its homescreen makes for one dynamic look – as opposed to the stale and static layout of iOS. Regardless of that, Apple has tweaked enough elements to make the iOS somewhat more productive than its competitor now – like its better notifications panel.

The interface of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The interface of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The interface of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The interface of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

The interface of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The interface of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The interface of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The interface of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

Diving deeper with each handsets’ core organizer apps, they both feature the same level of functionality with them, but surprisingly, the iPhone 5’s set of apps seem more polished with its visual attractions. Furthermore, the iPhone comes preloaded with a native stocks and weather app – while with the Lumia 900, you’ll need to download third party ones. When it comes to emailing though, we don’t necessarily find one more beneficial than the other.

Some of the core organizer apps of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Some of the core organizer apps of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Some of the core organizer apps of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Some of the core organizer apps of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

Organizer apps of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Organizer apps of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Organizer apps of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

Sporting the more spacious layout with its on-screen keyboards, attributed to its larger screen, we actually don’t find the Nokia Lumia 900 to be particularly better than the iPhone 5, mainly because they’re super responsive and offer great auto-correct features to keep up with our speedy nature.

The on-screen keyboard of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
The on-screen keyboard of the Apple iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

On-screen keyboard of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
On-screen keyboard of the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900


Processor and Memory:

Seriously, it doesn’t require souped-up processors to make these handsets so enjoyable to use, primarily because they perform effortlessly with their humbling offerings. Specifically, it’s a 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor with 512MB of RAM with the Lumia 900 – whereas, the iPhone 5 packs a mightier 1GHz dual-core Apple A6 processor with 1GB of RAM on paper. Obviously, there’s already a disproportion here, but in all honesty, they’re both frankly exceptionally quick with their performance in all aspects.

At the minimum, the two handsets are available in 16GB capacities – with no expandability whatsoever. However, the iPhone 5 is also available in higher 32GB and 64GB capacities, which some will appreciate.


Internet and Connectivity:

Taking into consideration that the two are packing 4G LTE connectivity for super-fast data speeds and buttery smooth navigational controls that are spot-on instant, you can’t go wrong with either smartphone when it comes to the web browsing experience. Still, the only worthwhile distinction pointing out between the two, is that the iPhone 5’s higher resolution makes for some more fine details in a zoomed out view. Besides that, they’re identical to one another.

Browsing the net with the iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Browsing the net with the iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Browsing the net with the iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Browsing the net with the iPhone 5 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

Web browsing with the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Web browsing with the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Web browsing with the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900
Web browsing with the Nokia Lumia 900 - Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 900

With the Nokia Lumia 900, it’s ready to work on a variety of GSM networks throughout the world – though, LTE is only obtained through AT&T’s network. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 is available in GSM and CDMA varieties with support for LTE as well. Furthermore, they feature other connectivity features such as aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot.

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