Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

Both Nokia and Apple smartphones have been around for quite some time now. Apple hit the smartphone industry very hard when it came out with the first iPhone. Nokia didn’t have much to follow up with at that time but that doesn’t mean they’d stay quiet forever. As the iPhone franchise grew larger every year so did the Nokia lineup. As of today both Nokia and Apple have benchmark smartphones: The Nokia Lumia 920 and the iPhone 5. For starters we have to realize that Apple just simply has more market appeal so simple sales numbers won’t tell us which phone is actually better. We will need to take apart each smartphone piece by piece and deduce which hardware is better than the other!

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5


The Lumia 920 boasts a 4.5 inch (1280 x 768 resolution) display that works on an LCD capacitive touch screen. When it comes to entertainment value and multitasking purposes this display is an amazing asset for the Lumia 920!

The Apple iPhone 5 however has a 4 inch (1136 x 640) screen that works with a LED backlit LCD capacitive touch screen. Even though it’s just half an inch smaller than the Lumia 920’s screen the iPhone 5 display is very impressive as well.


In terms of display the victor by a very small margin is the Nokia Lumia 920 simply because of the larger touch screen and higher pixel per inch density that it has.


The Lumia 920 works with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor along with the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. The core unit of any smartphone is the processor and the Lumia 920 boasts a very strong backbone processor!

The Apple iPhone 5 has a dual-core 1.2 GHz process that functions alongside the Apple A6 chipset. In terms of raw processing power the iPhone 5 has a great processor to work with.


The Lumia 920’s dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor far outweighs the Apple iPhone 5’s meager 1.2 dual-core GHz processor. In terms of performance and processing power the winner is definitely the Lumia 920!


The Nokia Lumia 920 boasts a 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels front camera! The camera is further supported with Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, autofocus, and optical image stabilization. This camera allows for video recording with 1080p at 30 frames per second. This camera is very trendy in many of the smartphones on today’s market and the Lumia 920 lives up to all expectations when it comes to the cameras performance.

The iPhone 5 has a 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels camera as well, however it is only supported with autofocus, and an LED flash. This camera allows for video recording at 720p at 30 frames per second!  In terms of camera functions and quality the Lumia 920 has an edge over the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 also has a secondary camera of 1.2 MP.


In terms of camera quality and functions the Nokia Lumia 920 is the victor. With better recording quality and camera optics the Lumia 920 edges out from the iPhone 5


The Nokia Lumia 920 has much better hardware and functions then the Apple iPhone 5 in all regards. Though the iPhone 5 sells a lot more due to Apple’s reputation and fan base the Lumia 920 is definitely the safer choice when buying a smartphone!

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