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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Apple iPhone 5

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:42

Apple introduced the bravest overhaul to the iPhone so far with the 5th edition, shattering its 3.5” screen dogma, and Nokia logged its first 4.5” phone with more than one processor core, so in a sense both the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920 are not a simple evolution of what had been before in the iOS and WP universes. Which one pulled it off better? Read on our comparison to find out...

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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 17:00 13

38. wp8forever (unregistered)

TO BE HONEST , OR TO BE LIAR , so stop making yourself believe that the lumia 920 isn't the best phone ever made , admitted like everyone has , even android fans , iphone fans , did it just missing you .

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:14

103. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

I wouldn't say it's the best phone ever made, I would definitely say overall the iphone is a better phone. However I would also say that the Nokia Lumia 920 and the other high end WP8 devices offer much better value for money, and I am personally a much bigger fan of the Windows Phone 8 Operating system than the tired iOS, which doesn't seem to have changed much since it's earliest iterations.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:15 4

51. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

TROLL:- Its Lumia 920 vs iStretch 5 dude

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:12 2

64. Tsimeone (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

what people forget is, that windows phone has had deep facebook integration since day one..

Does the weight of a phone really matter, if your materialistic and have to have a case that shows the apple logo, I think you need a mental check up.

the lumia 920 has a better than retina display with a higher DPI and faster response time.

the camera is better than the iphone.

the A6 processor is only 1ghz, the lumia is 1.5.

LTE in only a slight no of countries with the iphone.. lumia in 20+ countries.

I agree, i was going to jump ship, but when i heard about the updates, I didn't to go near, was no where near worth switching.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 16:17 2

37. wp8forever (unregistered)

TROLL yeah you the one with the username troll you yeah lol , so is all over right , I don't see you saying anything thing about wp8 and lumia 920 bangggggggggg in your face LUMIA 920 best phone aver , ever , ever does anyone have anything no say , no thank you , nokia is back to hit them hard boy , yeah bring the galaxy s4 , bring the iphone 6 , 8 ,9 what ever you want but just remember LUMIA 1000 IS ON THEY WAY TO KILL THEM AGAIN . sent from my white lumia 920 at&t aka best phone ever MADE.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:00

47. iamunknown (Posts: 20; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

you apple haters think iphone is not good..then tell me why every reviewer goes to test any newest smartphone against iphone....check yourself on internet you will get max videos against iphone...because iphone is the best..!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:42

77. ngph2 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

No, it's because iPhone is benchmark zero. Either competitors are above zero... or below it.

Plus, the iPhone is very popular, and people will find it helpful to see how new offerings compare with the most popular.

You can see more of my complaints about your immaturity at a comment I posted on another post you made - it's post #76 in reply to your post #58, I wonder why PhoneArena doesn't have permalinks...

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 18:46

110. lyssbliss (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

its because that's the phone that got the rap as the "cool phone" and its a pile of s**t. really. ive used one. HATE IT. Nokia Lumia 920 is the greatest phone. everyday I use it, I absolutely love it. even my iphone 5 friends are wishing they had my phone. WAY better camera, can use it with gloves, etc. and it looks and feels better. So yay for you! Jumping on the bandwagon so you can be like every other person with an iphone! YAY ARENT YOU SPECIAL?!

posted on 10 Feb 2013, 14:00

125. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

The reason is fairly obvious, it's the single device line with the highest market share, so it's usability and functionality are widely known, and therefore a good reference point for basic comparisons, the same way if you were reviewing a new computer OS you would compare it to windows as windows is the market leader.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:45 18

2. louiemapa (Posts: 28; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)


posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:47 8

3. cnyte (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

waited a long time for this

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:55 8

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4320; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Darned right we did!! :D
And it's the truth we get!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:55 1

31. nerd_of_the_street (banned) (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

after posting so many 'WE WANT LUMIA920 vs iphone5 comparison' they realized it :')

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:53

61. drprogress (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

Yes....still waiting to get my Lumia 920 arrive Vietnam

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:43

113. _iPinoy12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

.cOnGraTx dUde !!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:54 2

6. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

dun dun dun dun. i know it's not needed, but I still want it anyway - for the sake of it.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:56 5

9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Well the iphone keeps losing against its rivals, so no need to include it, except for comparison's sake.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 04:58 1

59. iamunknown (Posts: 20; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

bring it on..!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:55 5

8. Lifengineer (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

Let the mortal combat begin...

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:45

114. _iPinoy12 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

.nO.! lEt tHe cElLpHone cOmbAt bEgin !!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:11 11

13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

another fair and good review. +1

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:23 3

16. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

The lumia 920 is such a nice phone. Too bad it doesn't run android...

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 23:47 9

49. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

Lumia 920 is not a nice phone if it runs on android.....

Nokia=Great Hardware+ MS=WP 8 == Nokia Lumia 920....

Accept the truth......Just don't troll..Fandroid....

The clear winner..Lumia 920
runner up..iPhone 5

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:18 1

104. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Why would you say that? You wouldn't want the device to be available with Both Wp8 and Android? That seems silly, some people don't prefer the WP8 OS, I personally prefer it, but many people really like the Lumia 920, but want to remain on Android, I don't see why that's a problem.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 15:08

108. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Android is much more powerful than WP8, tell me what you can do on WP8 that you can't do on android.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:23 8

17. EasycapExpertti (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

You didn't mention 1 thing where Nokia Lumia 920 shines vs iPhone 5 - it has much better quality recorded audio. Nokia Lumia 920 has 3pcs HAAC (High Amplitude Audio Capture) microphones and so the recorded audio is distortion free also at the loudest music performances and it can record also very low bass sound vs iPhone 5 has nonHAAC mics and so the recorded audio at music concert recordings is many times distorted and it can't capture low bass sound.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:26 1

18. SK_007 (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

@Phonearena team can you please give a comparison between One X+ and Lumia 920 coz i am torn between these two smartphones and the date when i pick one of these is very near and i don't want to regret my decision after choosing one of them.

On a side not why you guys have compared One X+ to Iphone 5 only(why not a comparison against Galaxy S3,Optimus G,Nexus 4 and Lumia 920 after all it is the current flagship of HTC).

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:28 5

21. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Good review! I'm loving my 920. Only complaint, just as the article said is app selection. I miss the app store, hell I even miss the play store. Windows marketplace just isn't there yet. But its a lot better than a year ago. I just wish big names would jump on board and Microsoft would stop keeping apps like Hulu and an updated flixter with UV out of it. Oh and also you don't have to slide from the top for signal and battery info, Just tap.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 22:13 3

41. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

A lot of the big names are there: EA, zynga, Gameloft, Rovio, etc

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:20

105. HDee89 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Gameloft are on there way, Rovia and Zynga are already on board. Most of the biggest app companies are in development for WP8 right now, so nothing to worry about buddy, just maybe 2 more months before the marketplace is where you'd like it to be.

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