The iPhone 5 has been one of the most successful phones in history, selling 5 million handsets in 3 days, and 50 million within a quarter. The iPhone brand has captured the imagination of the consumer market and achieved incredible brand loyalty, despite perhaps lesser specifications and performance than some of the phones in its competition band.
The Nokia Lumia series have somewhat returned to the roots of Nokia and produced some really interesting Windows phones. They are bright, vivacious, and have plenty of personality. So, let’s look at how they stack up on looks, display, and processing power.
iPhone 5 vs. Nokia Lumia 820
The Apple iPhone 5 measures in at 123.8 X 58.6 X 7.6 mm and has a very lightweight frame at 112 grams. It almost feels too light. The Nokia Lumia 820 measures in at 123.8 X 68.5 X 9.9 mm and is weightier at 160 grams. Both phones actually feel pretty good for their size and are well balanced. Apple have got their design down to a fine art, this being yet another successful iteration on their theme.
The Lumia 820 is certainly a high quality build, solid, polycarbonate phone. The angular edges and comfortable feel make it an extremely attractive proposition. I am not a big fan of the iPhone look. I think it’s had its day and has been done to death. Therefore, I choose the Nokia, perhaps rather controversially, as the better phone on design and appearance.
Apple has increased their display size from 3.5 inches to 4 inches. The Nokia Lumia 820 has 4.3 inches. The pixel density on the iPhone is 326 PPI compared to the Lumia 820 217. Both are excellent screens, but the iPhone is perhaps one of the best in the industry from 2012, and therefore takes the win. With new phones coming out with better screens, the iPhone 6 is going to have to move forward to stay competitive in the industry.
The Nokia Lumia 820 wins on the power front with a dual core Qualcomm “krait” chip at 1.5 Gigahertz. With the addition of a micro SD card to back up the on-board storage, the Nokia is more flexible than the iPhone, which does not have additional memory support. Therefore, users have to pay more to get the higher internal storage on the iPhone. Both phones have plenty of power to deal with most demands provided by the operating systems.
I prefer the Nokia over the iPhone. It has a nicer look for me, a better processor, and I prefer the fact that it runs Windows, which is a very intuitive and exciting platform. For me, the iPhone operating system was a disappointment with not enough innovation over the previous iPhone. iPhone certainly is a very successful series and the iPhone 5 is a very good phone, but I still look for more from the company in the iPhone 6.
If you are crazy about the iPhone and want to get your hands on the iPhone 5 at a knocked down price then look for Orange mobile deals and Vodafone offers over the coming months. The pace of technology in the smartphone market is incredible and the new boys in the industry, such as the Huawei Ascend D2, and the ASUS Padfone II, and the coming Samsung Galaxy S4 are really stretching the boundaries of what you can get into a handset. The iPhone specifications are fast looking out of date, which is sure to force the price down.
Phil Turner has been looking at Orange mobile deals and is now struggling to decide between the different deals he found.