Difference between Nokia Lumia 1020 and iPhone 5

Key difference: The Lumia 1020 is the newest flagship phone by Nokia. It features a 41 MP camera and runs on Windows Mobile 8.  iPhone 5 was the flagship phone of Apple and a predecessor of the iPhone 5S. It originally came with Apple iOS 6 which will now be upgradeable to 7.

On July 23, 2013, Nokia announced the launch of its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 1020. The Lumia 1020 succeeds the Nokia 808 PureView. The device comes with a 32 GB internal memory and a 2GB RAM. It is run on Windows Mobile 8. 

However, the most highlighted feature of the Lumia 1020 is the 41 MP camera with PureView technology. PureView utilizes a pixel oversampling technique, which reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture while maintaining a higher definition and light sensitivity. It also allows for lossless zoom.

Due to this the phone is marketed towards amateur photographers and shutterbugs. However, also because of the camera, the phone is classified as a niche device, which is why is pricier than most high-end smartphones. A camera case accessory for the phone is also available, which turns the phone into a point and shoot camera. The case also allows the phone to be attached to a tripod.

The Apple iPhone 5 was first launched on September 21, 2012. It was slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features, as compared to the previous iPhones. iPhone 5 originally came with Apple iOS 6 which will now be upgradeable to 7. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM. However, iPhone 5 has been discontinued in light of the release of iPhone 5S.

The phone was available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity. The problem with the new OS was that many features that work only with the iOS 6 did not work in certain territories and Apple had a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone could also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has faced hostility as does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

Comparison between Nokia Lumia 1020 and iPhone 5:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Nokia Lumia website, the Apple website and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 1020

iPhone 5

Launch Date

July 23, 2013

September 2012

Company

Nokia

Apple Corporation

Size

130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm (5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Display

4.5 inches AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

Screen

768 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~332 ppi pixel density)

 640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

158 g (5.57 oz)

112g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

3G Network

RM-875 and RM-877: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

RM-876: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network

RM-875: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

RM-877: LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GUI

Windows Mobile

iUI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

GPU

Adreno 225

PowerVR SGX543MP3

OS

Windows Phone 8

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4

Apple A6

RAM

2 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro SIM

nanoSIM

Internal Memory

32 GB, 64 GB (in some markets)

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

No

No

Sensors

Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Channel bonding, NFC

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB 2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

41 MP, PureView

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected]

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

[email protected], 4x lossless digital zoom, video light

[email protected], LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Camera Features

  • Auto focus
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • 1/1.5 inch Sensor size
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • 26 mm Camera focal length
  • Camera minimum focus range of 15 cm
  • 4.0 m Xenon flash
  • Optical image stabilization
  • PureView
  • Backside-illuminated image sensor
  • 6-lens optics
  • High resolution zoom 3x

·        Simultaneous HD video and image recording

·        touch focus

·        geo-tagging

·        face detection

·        panorama

·        HDR

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic

No

Audio supported formats

Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

Battery Capacity

Non-removable 2000 mAh

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 384 h

Up to 225 hours

Talktime

Up to 19.1 h (2G), Up to 13.3 h (3G)

Up to 8 hours on 3G

Available Colors

Black, White, Yellow, Red (in select markets)

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

No

Additional Features

  • 7 GB Free cloud storage
  • Wireless Charging
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Reminders, To-do list, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
  • Photography apps: Nokia Pro Camera, Nokia Smart Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, PhotoBeamer, Nokia Glam Me Lens, Panorama
  • Music apps: Nokia Music, Mix Radio
  • Navigation features: Public transportation routing guidance, Save favorite destinations, Free maps, Live traffic information, Free voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps, Speed limit warnings, LiveSight, Free turn-by-turn walk navigation
  • General Security features: Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Online back-up and restore, Application sandboxing and integrity check
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks
  • PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, forbes.com

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