Apple has just surfaced its much-awaited 2012 upgrade of its flagship handset. The new device dubbed the iPhone 5 is to come with lots of brilliant features. Well, you have a large 4-inch screen, powerful A6 chip, 4G LTE and more. The handset will have to counter stiff threats from various platforms and handsets available in the market. Nokia’s Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920 will be a notable rival when it is introduced in the market later this year. The Finnish handset maker has just announced its first product on the brand new WP 8 Apollo. The device is definitely a great phone with dual core CPU, PureView rear cam and more. Here we make a comparison between the devices.
The fresh version of Apple’s smartphone is thinner and taller. Thanks to its 7.6mm body, Apple claims that it is the slimmest iPhone ever. The phone is taller because it comes out with a large 4-inch display. Unlike its previous editions, Apple has designed its brand new smartphone with a bit larger screen. The device is also lightweight at 112 grams. The new Lumia phone falls short to the Apple device both in weight and thickness. The device is thicker at 10.7mm and it has a heavy body of 185 grams.
When it comes to the body build, the 920 is quite smart. The phone keeps the same design of its WP 7.5 Mango version the Lumia 900. Nokia has created the device highly angular and it features a bold rectangular form factor with sharp corners and softened edges. It has a polycarbonate unibody, which makes it a sturdy handset. As well, Nokia is to ship the 920 in a variety of breathtaking colors.
Cupertino based Apple has come out with very improved smart-phone. Changing from its traditional path, Apple has constructed its new phone with a 4-inch display. All the previous versions of the gadget have typical 3.5-inch screens. Thanks to an IPS LCD Retina display that offers better screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels at high density of 326 ppi, the new iPhone looks a quite fantastic to own.
Nokia has developed its new Windows Phone handset with a 4.5-inch IPS display. The device certainly defies iPhone 5 with its wonderful screen of 1280 x 768 pixel resolution at an outstanding 332ppi. Its display is further affluent with the company’s much-reviewed ClearBlack technology for great colors and contrast and the advanced PureMotion HD+ for evidently ‘better than HD’ clarity.
Processor and Software
Nokia has slotted a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 ARM Cortex-A9 processor in Lumia 920. The top-of-the-line semiconductor can certainly provide much strength for the device, which is to mount 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225 GPU for additional force. Of course, it is the first WP handset from Nokia to turn up with a multi core CPU. Regarding the processing unit of its new handset, Apple has just hinted that it will mount its new A6 processor. The company added that the new chipset will perform two times better than A5 in iPhone 4S.
When it comes to the OS, the former is to run Microsoft’s most recent Windows Phone 8 Apollo. The firmware mainly shows off a set of exciting features including a Metro-style icons and home screen. The 2012 Apple phone is to preload the new iOS 6, which was demoed by Apple at its developer conference in June 2012.
Storage and Camera
Lumia 920 is to come with 32GB of onboard storage, whereas iPhone 5 will have three memory variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB like its precursor. Both devices don’t have microSD slot for memory expansion. The Nokia and Apple phones will sport 8MP cameras on the rear panel. The first has a special PureView-branded camera with Carl Zeiss optics lens and better digital zoom. You can capture 1080p video using both the devices. Front cameras will let you make video chats.
Connectivity and Price
The handsets tout all major connectivity features. You have better Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE on the handsets. The 920 has NFC also, which Apple missed on its new iPhone. Coming to prices, Apple is to sell its new handset for the same price of iPhone 4S. Nokia is yet to reveal the price of its new Windows Phone handset.