The two are among the best and will be loved by people of all hues. Here we compare specs and features of Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 (video).
Both are great smartphones and are making waves ever since their announcement. While iPhone 5 has already been launched in the market and has been selling like hotcake in the market for the last several weeks, Nokia Lumia 920 is expected to be a big challenger to the market leaders including not just Appleâ€™s iPhone 5, but Samsungâ€™s Galaxy S3.
It is being awaited with bated breath by millions of people who want to see a great smartphone running on equally impressive mobile OS. Till now even the best hardware from Nokia was affected by their obvious lack of equally impressive OS. While Samsung, LG and Motorola besides many others adopted Android to challenge the market dominance of Cupertino based Apple, the manufacturers of top selling iPhone, Nokia tried to defy the logic and continued with outdated OS. But with Windows Phone 8 launch, Nokiaâ€™s problems will be over as far as the lack of an impressive OS is concerned.
Windows Phone 8 is set to be launched in the market before October end and Nokia will positively launch its very impressive smart phone in the first week of November. Here we compare both the smart phones under a few heads.
Cupertino based technology behemoth Appleâ€™s smartphone is thinner and taller and comes with impressive body. 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.
But to be true, 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.
Both the smartphones come with great displays. 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. On the other hand 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 companyâ€™s much-reviewed ClearBlack technology for great colors and contrast and the advanced PureMotion HD+ for evidently â€˜better than HDâ€™ clarity.
When it comes to power and processor, both are among the best in the market. 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.
Nokia Lumia 920 will be running on Microsoftâ€™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.
Meanwhile Finnish technology companyâ€™s Lumia 920 will come with 32GB of onboard storage, whereas iPhone 5 will have three memory variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB like its precursor. Both devices donâ€™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. 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. So it seems that Nokia has come out with a sure winner.
But as they say, the test of the pudding is in eating, users will have to wait till the smartphone is actually out in the market. Before testing it actually under normal circumstances nothing can be said with certainty about either its specs or features. But so far it seems to have impressed both critics and users.