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Comparing the New Lumia(s) and iPhone

Apple today announced it’s next-generation iPhone, inexplicably called iPhone 5. So for people thinking about getting a new phone this fall, how does it stack up again the new Lumia phones that Nokia and Microsoft announced last week?

Here are some of the more critical specs, side-by-side. Clearly this isn’t everything, but we believe we’ve captured the most important attributes that users care about.

How do you think they stack up?

Comparing the New Lumia(s) and iPhone
Lumia 920
Comparing the New Lumia(s) and iPhone
Lumia 820
Comparing the New Lumia(s) and iPhone
iPhone 5
Thickness 10.7mm 9.9mm 7.6mm
Dimmensions 130.3mm x 70.8mm 123.8mm x 68.5mm 123.8mm x 58.6mm
Display size 4.5″ 4.3″ 4″
Resolution 1280 x 768 800 x 480 1136 x 640
Weight 185g 160g 112g
Colors B/W/G/R/Y B/W/G/R/Y/B/P B/W
Talk time 10h 8h 8h
Audio playback 67h 55h 40h
Sensor 8.7MP 8MP 8MP
Aperature f/2.0 f/2.2 f/2.4
Resolution 3262 x 2448 3263 x 2448 3264 x 2448
Stabilization Optical Electronic Electronic
Camera features Lenses Lenses Auto-panarama
Video 1080p 1080p 1080p
Maps Nokia Maps Nokia Maps Maps
Navigation Nokia Drive Nokia Drive in Maps
Transit Nokia Transport Nokia Transport in Maps
Offline Maps Yes Yes No
Bands LTE/GSM/CDMA LTE/GSM/CDMA LTE/GSM/CDMA
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/dual-channel n
Bluetooth 3.1 3.1 4.0
Processor Snapdraggon S4 Snapdraggon S4 A6
Memory 32GB 8GB 16/32/64GB
NFC Yes Yes No
Wireless charging Built-in Available No
Cost ? ? $199/$299/$399
Release date November? November? September 21
Carriers ? ? AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

Author

  • Comparing the New Lumia(s) and iPhone

    Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.

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Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.