The world of smartphones is ripe with competition, and all the major market players are contributing to the development of more advanced hardware technologies as well as intelligent software applications. The desire to capture greater market base is forcing the hands of the major manufacturers to come with innovative products, upgrades and updates, as well as interesting marketing strategies. Apple and Nokia are undoubtedly two of the largest players in the smartphone segment of the mobile devices market. Both are well known for introducing successive generations of models to attract consumer interest. Apple and Nokia have a rich history and both iPhone 5 and Lumia 920 are significant additions to that legacy.
Retailers and market observers have spiced up things by using phrases like ultimate battle of popular smartphone vendors in their comparisons of iPhone 5 and Lumia 920. Both the models are technologically advanced and measure up to one another in terms of storage and memory capacities, thus justifying comparisons. As the two models are from different manufacturers there are considerable differences between the two in terms of technical specifications as well as pricing.
Comparisons between Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920:
Memory Capacity: Both offer 1 GB RAM
Identical features: Over-the-air updates, Multitasking, absence of Flash Support and micro-SD card, Native Ticketing Support, Video recording and stabilization, support for LTE or long-term evolution wireless networks.
Operating System: iPhone 5 uses iOS 6 while Lumia 920 uses Windows Phone 8
Storage: Nokia Lumia 920 has 32 GB model, iPhone 5 offers greater choice with 16/32/64 GB models
Display: Nokia Lumia 920 offers higher resolution in HD with 332 pixels per inch, while iPhone 5 has lower resolution with 326 pixels per inch.
Weight and Dimensions: Nokia Lumia 920 is heavier at 185 g while iPhone 5 weighs only 112 g. iPhone 5 is also smaller and more compact.
Networking: Lumia 920 has Bluetooth 3.1, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, GPS, and wireless charging; iPhone 5 has Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, GPS, and does not support wireless charging.
Applications: iPhone 5 uses App Store while Lumia 920 relies on Windows Phone Store for getting applications.
Battery Life: iPhone 5 offers 8 hours while Lumia 920 offers longer life at 10 hours. So Lumia 920 users can be relaxed while enjoying their phone features without worrying for recharging, at least for some extended period of time.
The similarities and differences clearly point out a balance between the two models as both are rich in features and offer comprehensive network connectivity. The major system components even out when you take the software platform into consideration, and both models offer efficient performance in terms of speed. Lumia 920 has a slight advantage in display quality although it is not a big factor for smartphones. Apple iPhone 5 takes the cake when it comes to applications available at AppStore. The larger number of apps always makes iPhone 5 more attractive for consumers, while Lumia 920 would probably find a following among Windows loyalists.
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