The two biggest share holders in the phone manufacturing industry, Apple and Nokia, have both turned their cards in the market with their ace products lined up to battle in the field and leave it conquered. The two contenders are Nokia Lumia 920 and Apple iPhone 5, both being a topic of hyped discussion over the last period of time. Now, that the two phones have been launched in the market and will soon be available for sale, let’s end the speculations and have a look at their specifications and find out, which one takes it home.
AESTHETICS AND DESIGN:
With metallic buttons, apple’s aluminum and glass body is just irresistible to take away your eyes from. The phone weighs around 3.95 ounces and 0.3 inches, taking it in the list of the world’s thinnest phones. On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 920 with a polycarbonate body packs a tinge of yellow, red and white. The rounded edged phone is a pleasure to hold in palms and features a nice mix of colors against the black and white versions of iPhone. But its bulky weight of 6.5 ounces and 0.47 inch of thick body make it difficult to handle this nice crafted piece of excellence.
iPhone’s 4-inch IPS LCD screen with 1136×640 pixels yields 326 pixels per inch compared with 332 in the 4.5-inch Nokia PureMotion HD+ display, a better name for the AMOLED screen technology of the company. This is due to the WXGA resolution of the smartphone with 1,280×768 pixels, which is slightly higher than the HD resolution. Even, Nokia claims it to be the world’s brightest display. iPhone offers a 16:9 aspect ratio, which in combination with its sRGB display will deliver 44 percent more color saturation and cut down the reflection. But Nokia Lumia 920 takes this field with its ClearBlack technology, which is an automatically activating system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast details by using a polarizing filter to cut off the reflections, to compensate for lighting and intended to deliver a clear display without any effort from the user.
EYE OF THE CAMERA:
Since both the phones are still unavailable to get our hands on, we can only compare their features on-paper. With iPhone 4S proving to be a milestone in the camera industry for phones, iPhone 5 with its improved low light image clarity and panaroma shooting mode has a lot to offer to the fans. But the real master is still to arrive. Going with the paper specifications, Nokia Lumia 920 with real optical image stabilization system and high-quality Carl Zeiss optics can be a huge surprise to the capacity crowd.
iPhone 5 is Verizon and Sprint LTE supported. But due to limitation of the technology, both these networks cannot handle voice and data at the same time. The only way to do both is to be on Wi-Fi. Nokia is also limited to EE LTE for now and the services are yet to be announced by the company.
Nokia Lumia 920 is equipped with a 2,000 mAh battery promised to give a good playback time with Windows operating system being economical in the past as well. It also comes with a wireless charger, first of its kind. The capacity of battery of iPhone 5 is yet to be announced but the apple officials claim it to offer a handy amount of 10 hours of video playback and 8 hours of web surfing.
NFC enables you to exchange data and allow communication between two devices with just a touch or in a close proximity. Apple’s iPhone 5 didn’t disclose about any of the availabilities of the technology and might be missing here. However, Nokia is fully supported with NFC on similar Nokia devices.
So, looking at the specs, it’s a close war between Nokia Lumia 920 and Apple’s iPhone 5. Though, there is nothing much new in the iPhone 5, it is still a powerful package. On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 920 has many new innovations but can only be proven when tested.