The Nokia Lumia 920 takes on the Apple iPhone 5: Can Apple hang on or will Nokia rise?
Nokia have been struggling for some time and Windows have been waiting to launch on a handset that is a hit, but the Nokia Lumia 920 is what could be called an innovative handset. The Nokia Lumia 920 needs big shoulders as it has to carry a lot. Everyone wants the device to enjoy the success that Apple had, but how does the Nokia Limia 920 compare up against the Apple iPhone 5?
Apple has been in competition with Samsung and the Samsung Galaxy S3 and now S4. Now the Nokia Lumia 920 has jumped right in. Nokia should be able to take the lead as the device features a large display, has an innovative design and it is offered in lots of bright colours.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5”, 332ppi 1,280x768p display. The iPhone 5 has a 4”, 326ppi, 1,136x640p screen, so the winner is the Nokia Lumia 920.
When it comes down to the cameras it is the Nokia Lumia 920 that offers the 8.7MP camera and 1.3MP with PureView, dual flash and optics from Carl Zeiss. The Apple iPhone 5 offers an 8MP and 1.2MP, with FaceTime, face detection, geo-tagging, plus the option to record video while taking a photo at the same time. The Nokia Lumia 920 camera is the better of the two and its superb in low light.
For storage there is not much competition as the Apple iPhone 5 has choices for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Nokia Lumia 920 has support for wireless charging, NFC and microUSB. The Apple handset uses the Lightning connector.
The operating systems are different as one is iOS and the other Windows. Nokia offers many apps, including Lens Caps and Nokia Maps. The iPhone comes with around 700,000 apps.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 2000mAh battery, the battery of the Apple iPhone 5 is 1440mAh. You may be able to get about 8 hours using 3G and 2G around 225 hours when on stand-by. The Nokia Lumia 920 gives about 17 hours when you use it on 2G and 3G, on stand-by its about 400 hours.
You can get the Apple iPhone 5 in black and white, the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in choices of red, black, white, yellow and grey. Both handsets are superb and this means that it has to be a draw.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is priced at $99.99 when you take it over two years. The Apple iPhone 5 16GB version is available for $199.99, the 32GB comes in at $299 and the 64GB is $399.
In total the Nokia Lumia 920 took 5 wins and the Apple iPhone 5 two. You can get the Nokia Lumia 920 with AT&T in the US and the Apple iPhone is available with all the US carriers. The device made a great start when it arrived but it hasn’t killed the iPhone off. Of course bear in mind that this is how the Apple iPhone started life and just look where the device is today.