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Nokia Continues War Against iPhone 5

by Todd Haselton | September 21, 2012September 21, 2012 6:30 pm PDT


Nokia previously posted a comparison chart between its own mapping application and Apple’s (botched) service. Now, the company has posted a chart comparing its Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphone with the iPhone 5. Nokia discusses the camera differences, the map, the screen and the user interface, but leaves out one major issue.

First, the company says that iPhone 5 has an 8-megapixel f/2.4 camera, which it suggests pales in comparison to its own 8.7-megapixel PureView with Carl Zeiss lens shooter. We haven’t tested both yet, so we won’t judge either right now, but Nokia’s PureView tech is pretty incredible.

Then Nokia goes on to say that the Lumia 920 has a sharper 1280 x 768 PureMotion HD+ display as opposed to the iPhone’s 1136 x 640-pixel display. Of course, it’s an inch larger than the iPhone, so pixel density comes into play, and the Lumia 920 really does win with 332ppi versus the iPhone 5’s 326ppi on the iPhone 5. Nokia doesn’t discuss Apple’s new in-cell technology, however, which allows the iPhone 5 to remain so thin. To Nokia’s credit, the Lumia 920 does feature its own really compelling technology that allows you to use gloves with the touchscreen. That’s awesome for those of us who live in colder climates.

Here’s where it gets a little fishy, though: Nokia doesn’t discuss the lacking Windows Phone 8 app ecosystem. The iPhone absolutely crushes it in that arena. And the Augmented Reality app is cool, but it’s not groundbreaking or something that an iOS user can’t get from a third-party app.

So, sure, the Lumia 920 is an awesome device. I can’t wait to check it out, but Nokia very obviously highlighted its own features while leaving out several of the best iPhone 5 specs.

[via CNET]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...