iPhone 5 Vs. Nokia Lumia 920


Since the curtain was raised for sixth generation iPhone 5 and new Nokia Lumia 920 by Apple and Nokia respectively, the worthy competition has been witnessed between these tech giants. The discussions are warming up the tech environment as what’s the best between these two either the iPhone 5 or Lumia920.

So, here we present you features for both devices which will make you easy to decide for which innovation to go with.

First walk through the specifications for both the super phones:

iPhone 5 Vs Nokia Lumia 920


Apple claimed the iPhone5 to be the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet with stylish aluminum and glass body and is available in staple black and white color cases. While on the other side, the Windows 8 wonder, Nokia Lumia 920 looks bright and fresh and is available in different solid colors that will match the mood and lifestyle of the users.

It might be said that its looks are adopted from Lumia 800 as it has solid one-piece polycarbonate body with rounded edges.


As mentioned above that iPhone5 is the lightest phone ever in the series, it is weighing just 112 g, but on the other hand, Nokia Lumia 920 is quite a bulky phone weighing 180 gm.

Screen Display

Finally, Apple has made a change to its prehistoric screen display of 3.5 inch screen and put a 4 inch screen display for its iPhone5. This new screen has 1136 x 640 pixel resolution with pixel density of 326 ppi and 16:9 aspect ratio.

However The Nokia Lumia 920 is equipped with a slightly bigger screen of 4.5 inches and has 1280×768 pixel resolutions that are approximately as 16:10 aspect ratio. Lumia 920 has 332ppi pixel density and sports an IPS AMOLED screen with an anti-glare filter which gives Lumia an outstanding clarity. Due to enhanced screen display of Nokia Lumia 920; it could be applauded by admirer of big screens.


Although Apple has kept some of the specification of iPhone 5 under wraps but it had been guessed that it would be a dual core chip and is powered by the new A6 processor. This chip is 22 percent smaller than the previous A5 in the iPhone 4S, but is twice as fast and doubles the graphics performance of its predecessor.

On the other side, Lumia 920 is equipped with 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, backed by 1GB of RAM.

But it is still left to see that how fast the apps would load or the games would run on iPhone5 as compared to Nokia Lumia 920.

Operating System and Software

The sixth generation iPhone 5 is run by the new iOS 6 embedded with new amazing features. Nokia Lumia 920 is powered by the new Windows Phone 8 but as the OS has still not been released, so we are still unclear about all the features it will boost. But it has been speculated that Windows 8 would allow third party developers.

The iPhone 5 will feature Siri for voice assistance, while the Lumia 920 uses Microsoft’s less-heralded TellMe. By far, iOS6 in the iPhone5 will give its users a smart Twitter and Facebook integration and the new Map app is wonderful.


The iPhone 5 is equipped with iSight, 8-megapixel camera with an impressive back-illuminated sensor and precision-engineered lens, including the stabilization and new panorama features.

However, Nokia Lumia 920 is powered by Nokia PureView camera with 8.7 MP sensor and optical. According to Nokia, the Lumia 920 features a floating camera lens that that surpasses the optical image stabilization system of most digital SLRs, and it can record full HD video in 1080p. With this Lumia 920, Nokia has also gone a further mile to add features to the 920′s camera app including augmented reality with its City Lens.

Storage Capacity

Lumia 920 is giving its users 32 GB with its 7 GB for free with a Microsoft SkyDrive account which would satisfy stuff lovers completely. While on the other side, iPhone5 comes in 16, 32 and 64GB alternative without the possibility of adding more memory to it.


The iPhone 5 have dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi working on 2.4 and 5GHz but this the feature where Lumia 920 loses as it just supports 2.4GHz.

The iPhone5 features Bluetooth 4.0 as compared to the Lumia920 that is 3.1.

Battery Life

For the iPhone 5, Apple is promising strong battery life up to 8 hours of 3G talk time and 8 hours of LTE browsing and on standby; it will last for 225 hours on a single charge.

However, Nokia Lumia 920 gives its users 2000 mAh battery which would give up to 10 hours of talk time over 3G. Moreover; the device has built in apparatus to support wireless charging.


Although Nokia took the wraps off the Lumia 920 a week earlier than Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, but the Lumia 920 is still without a price or a release date. This release of Lumia device will probably happen around Oct. 26, when Windows releases its other Windows 8 operating systems.

While Apple confirmed that the iPhone 5 will hit the Apple stores on September 21 after which we will be able to confirm you the price in local market. Both the devices are not going to cost anything lesser than Rs. 60,000.

The verdict

Seeing all the features by these devices, it would be difficult to reach at certain decision. So, the discussion should keep open ended. Based on aforementioned features, one could get iPhone 5 as a better choice in terms of specs and features, but for sure Nokia Lumia 920 is a perfect alternative to Apple iPhone 5 considering its powerful operating system.

    • Its basically AMOLED with Nokia own tech “Pure Motion HD+” which actually enables to drive pixel 2.5 times faster than normal display techs. So hope you get the answer.

  • Letsee if 920 can match the sales of i5 first 24 hrs in 6 months.

    Apple sold 2 million units online in 24 hrs, Lumia 920 might not even reach that figure in its lifetime

      • They are not buying it anymore. Most of the world is already bored with iPhones. May be iPhone is still something new to Pakistanis. as it is an expensive device and most Pakistani can’t afford it.

    • I don’t know why people look at the sales to say something is good. Every people has his/her own choice. If you’re talking about iphone 5 I wouldn’t even purchase an iphone 5 even when it’s price is 10000 Rupees. I would go for Nokia or an android phone. Nokia phones bodies are solid than the others. Their cameras are unbeatable by other phones. Now don’t say that iPhone this iPhone that!. N8 was used for a South African magazine photoshoot I don’t think any of the iPhone will be used for that kind of stuff in the next 100 years. I used to drop my n8 and there wasn’t even a scratch on it’s screen (don’t do that with iPhone because not only screen but it’s body will also get messed up). There’s nothing new in iPhones it’s a mixture of different products in short a copy bundle. That’s my reason not to even look at an iPhone. Now please don’t get all emotional and start an arguement because I just told my opinion I’m not starting an arguement.

      • You don’t like it, don’t buy it. But it will still be there on top of customer satisfaction and it will keep beating all of the smart phones in pre orders. Many famous music videos, movies and short films have already been filmed using iPhone, im not mentioning all of those you can search your self. And last thing what a single person thinks about something doesn’t matter at all, try to learn the facts by what the whole world find useful of something.

        • None of the movies were made using iPhone. You are misinformed. at least Nokia N8 and Pure view 808 were used to make short movies. Nokia cameras are super notch in mobiles. You can find movies which were made using Nokia camera phones on YouTube.

          And also Lumia 920 is now available, what do you say now?

  • Caution for lumia buyers: iPhone 5 will receive future OS updates atleast for next 5 years But Lumia may become an out dated phone for the arrival of next update i.e. Windows Mobile 9. Like all existing windows phone 7 phone cant be updated to win 8.

    • lol no. that only happened bcoz theey wanted it to be an eco system. like now apps of windows phone 8 can run on windows 8 tablets and PCs. WP7 was just a launch to give a lil bit boost before WP8

      • So? is it not the worst thing happened to whome who spent alot of money buying lumia 900 which became an out dated phone within 9 months.

        • No! because Wp7.8 is the replacement of WP8 to the WP7 users. Windows Phone 7.8 has all the features of WP8 which are compatible with the WP7 phones specification. I had chance to do WP7.8 pre release testing, and it looks mostly similar to WP8. And there will be future updates of WP7.8 as well. so those who have Lumia 800, 900, 610 are not out dated devices.

  • in above chart, both have dual band wi-fi,
    but description is here;

    “Lumia 920 loses as it just supports 2.4GHz.”

  • But the class and value u get from iphone is undenieable brilliant.

    ppl in europe and US prefer iphone over others even Samsung.

    This will be toughest competion for Nokia to reemerge from the grave to get back again in smartphone segment.

    Time will tell. Iphone 5 already got to an amazing start with record 2 million orders on the first day.. breaking previous record set by iphone 4s

  • People go for BRAND CALLED APPLE n dts da reason for their huge sales NOT this Iphon 5 thingy by its specifications..Others are way gud then ifon5 but again APPLE TAG z winning them all da sales soaring.

  • One thing people forget is resale value…

    check ebay prices for iPhone 4S and competing models launched last year.

    Others depreciate upto 70%… iPhone depreciated 25% to 30%.

    As stated before iPhone, Nokia or any other phone is not made for Pakistan market, only few services like app stores are open to us. But iPhone is not even being distributed in Pakistan, while Samsung and Nokia are.

  • Its good to see that Nokia is continuing its innovations by means of smartphone competing with iPhone5.

  • nokIa wins because better hardware and a awesome software. Apple loses because the hardware is poor. The software is good but it is 5 years old

    • Lumia 920 is an expensive phone. It’s demand in the developed countries is so high that Nokia finds ti difficult to fulfill it.

      may be 1% of Pakistanis can afford Lumia 920. I don’t think it’s a good investment from Nokia’s point of view.

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