Both are very impressive smart-phones. Nokia Lumia 900 is already in the market while Nokia Lumia 920 release date is set for November
Nokia has unveiled the second line of its Lumia handsets for Windows Phone 8. The first two devices are Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. As they point to, the handsets are respectively the upgraded versions to Lumia 900 and Lumia 800, premium models on Windows Phone 7.5. Lumia 920 is now going to be the flagship Windows Phone of the Finnish company. The mobile manufacturer is expected to launch the device early November. Here we compare the new Lumia handset with its predecessor the 900. Through this comparison we check the major differences between the handsets.
Form Factor & Display: There is a notable change in the screen size of the devices. The 900 has a 4.3-inch display, while its newer version has a bit larger 4.5-inch display. The difference clearly reflects in the very form factor of the phones. The newest one is the tallest and widest respectively at 127.8 x 68.5mm. Its old model is taller at 130.3mm and wider at 70.8mm.
Meanwhile, the 900 is thicker at 11.5mm, where its upgrade is rather slimmer at 10.7mm. In weight, the older model (160 grams) has a clear advantage of the newer one that weighs at 185 grams.
The phones do have entirely different displays with the older model sporting a smaller AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 217 ppi. The new model is far affluent with a bit larger IPS TFT display that packs better 768 x 1280 pixels at 332ppi. Both the screens utilize Nokiaâ€™s advanced ClearBlack display, while the new model enjoys the support from a PureMotion HD+ display technology for greater clarity.
Processor & Innards: The new Lumia handset mounts two times better processor, RAM and built-in storage than its original model. Lumia 900 mounts only a single core 1.4GHz Scorpion Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM, Adreno 205 GPU and 16GB of internal storage. Its new model the 920 is set to come with a dual core 1.5GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, 1GB of RAM, Adreno 225 GPU and 32GB of onboard memory. The difference in all aspects is nearly two times better.
Connectivity & Camera: The new edition of the high-end Lumia phone is extremely rich with connectivity features. It offers GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.1, NFC and microUSB 2.0. Its older version will miss DLNA, NFC and Wi-Fi hotspot. When it comes to camera, both handsets sport 8MP autofocus rear cameras. But, the new version utilizes Nokiaâ€™s much-touted PureView technology and it has Carl Zeiss optics and dual flash similar to Lumia 900. Another difference is that the new model can shoot video at 1080p@30fps.
Software & Battery: Software is another major point of distinction between the Lumia phones. Lumia 900 was designed for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The Finnish mobile maker has produced the new Lumia 920 phone for Microsoftâ€™s upcoming Windows Phone 8 update. The new iteration to the mobile firmware is to go official sometime early November on HTCâ€™s Windows Phone 8X. Later, the 920 and all other new HP handsets will get the revamped firmware.
Going by battery, the older Lumia handset packs a standard Li-Ion 1830 mAh battery. It provides 300 hours of standby time and 7 hours of talk time for the device on a single recharge. Meanwhile, the new Lumia phone is to come with a rather powerful Li-Ion 2000mAh battery, which will ensure 400 hours of standby and 10 of talk time, Nokia claims.
Price and Release Date: Lumia 900 has been there for almost a year in global markets. The device is now available for a price below $100 with data contract. Its unlocked version is available for a price about $300. Nokia is to bring the new Lumia 920 into stores sometime in November. The company has not yet revealed the price of the handset.