Is the Lumia 920 better than the iPhone 5? Certainly, Nokia wants to convince you it is.
In a new Facebook post, the Finnish phone maker breaks down the key features found in both smartphones, naturally giving the nod to the 920 in each category. And in many areas, the company does manage to make its case.
The Lumia 920's screen is larger and sharper than the one on the new iPhone. The 920's 4.5-inch screen displays 1,280x768 pixels at 332 pixels per inch. The iPhone 5's 4-inch screen offers 1,136x640 pixels at 326 ppi.
Both cameras offer a Panoramic mode to let you shoot a single photo covering as much as 360 degrees. Nokia gives itself points for image stabilization, but that feature is also on the iPhone 5. The 920's front-facing camera does win the pixel race, offering 1.2 megapixels compared with the iPhone 5's 720 pixels.
The Lumia 920 is also more touch-sensitive. Aallows people with long fingernails or gloves to manipulate the screen. Nokia's phone comes in a wider range of colors and offers more accessories than does the iPhone 5.
The winner of the maps contest is a no-brainer, especially in light of.
The City Lens augmented reality feature found on the Lumia Maps app lets you find local businesses simply by pointing your phone in the right direction, a feature not available on the new iPhone. Nokia is also clearlyfor its Maps mistakes.
CNET'schose the iPhone 5 as the best all-around phone but gave kudos to the 920 based on its specs.
The decision isn't "by any means a blow-away verdict" and is hardly the last word. The review of the iPhone 5 was hands-on, while CNET is waiting for a review unit of the 920 to fully test.
On the surface, the Lumia 920 appears to have the edge over the iPhone 5. But since the 920 isn't out yet, it's difficult to fully compare the two side by side. Nokia will reportedlyat which time the two phones can truly go head to head.