If you’re struggling to make a choice between Apple’s iPhone 5 and Nokia’s Lumia 928, here’s a comparison between the two smartphones to help you figure out which one is best fitted for you.
Display and Design
The display we see featured on the Lumia 928 is an AMOLED model measuring 4.5 inches that can render a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. This handset weighs 162 grams and comes with the following dimensions: 133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm.
The display that Apple equipped the iPhone 5 with is an IPS LCD display that is LED-backlit and that measures 4 inches. This device comes with an inferior resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. This device is as well smaller (dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm) and lighter, weighing only 112 g.
Hardware and Operating System
The processor that powers the Nokia Lumia 928 is a Krait processor (dual core working at 1.5 GHz) that is paired with the Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset from Qualcomm. The smartphone supports 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (there is no microSD slot, meaning that the memory is not expandable). The handset runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 (upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Amber).
On the other hand, the iPhone 5 is powered by a Swift processor (dual core clocked at 1.3 GHz) that is paired with the Apple A6 chipset. This device also comes with 1GB of RAM but it can be purchased with multiple options of internal storage space: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (there is no microSD card slot, hence the memory is not expandable). As for operating system, this handset runs on iOS 6 (upgradable to iOS 7).
Regarding the rear-facing camera, both devices come with 8MP cameras, but while the iPhone 5 features only LED flash and autofocus, the Lumia 928 comes with a lot of features like: Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, optical image stabilization and xenon flash.
Regarding the front-facing camera, the Apple smartphone comes with a 1.2MP one, while the Nokia smartphone has a slightly better 1.3MP camera.
If battery life is an important factor in your decision making, then you will most likely opt for Nokia’s Lumia 928. The battery unit the device sports is a Li-Ion with a capacity of 2000 mAh that is estimated to last around 16 hours and 20 minutes of talking time (or 80 hours of music play).
iPhone 5’s battery isn’t that bad either (a Li-Po 1440 mAh battery unit), lasting around 8 hours of talking time on 3G (or 40 hours of music play).
Nokia Lumia 928: $399.99
iPhone 5 (16 GB): $459.99
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