Difference between Nokia Lumia 920 and LG Optimus G

Key difference: One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 920 was one of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012 as its flagship phone. A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Nokia is a Finland-based multinational communications and information technology corporation. Nokia’s phones have been famously known as being simple and durable. In 2012, it was the world’s second largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, following Samsung. However, the sales of Nokia have been decreasing as more and more of the market shifts towards smartphones such as iPhones and Androids. In an attempt to offset their decreasing sales, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to release its own line of smartphones, the Nokia Lumia running on Windows Phone Operating Software.

One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 920 was one of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012 as its flagship phone. At the same time, Nokia launched Nokia Lumia 820, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia Lumia 920.

Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait and a 1 GB RAM. The phone has 8 GB internal memory and an external memory expandable up to 64 GB. It features an 8 MP primary camera with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It also has a 1.3 MP front-facing secondary camera.

The phone is available in a variety of bright colors, such as black, gray, red, yellow, and white. The newest and most distinguishing feature of the Lumia 920 is that the phone is capable of wireless charging. However, the wireless charging mat is not included with the phone and has to be purchased separately.

The device has been criticized as being heavy and bulky. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

LG Electronics is a business of LG Corporation. LG Corporation is the fourth-largest conglomerate in South Korea. A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc.

The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM. It has a 13 MP or an 8MP primary camera, which is dependent on the market. It has a 1.3 MP secondary front camera. It is available with a storage capacity of 32 GB. It will have 4G and NFC capabilities.

The phone can be identified by the glittery backside which makes the phone appear trendy.  However, the back panel is not removable, which may be a downside for some, as this means that the battery will not changeable. The phone has also been criticized for being a little on the heavier side.

The LG Optimus G features Smart Screen that keeps the screen on if the phone detects the user's eyes looking at it. It also allows users to choose the phone's default font and font size, change how long the capacitive keys backlight stays on, and customize the events that trigger the notification light to flash. The phone also features QSlide apps which include a web browser, Memo pad, Calendar, Calculator and a Video player. These allow the users to run two of these QSlide apps simultaneously with a slider allows user to focus on one of them.

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

 

Nokia Lumia 920

LG Optimus G

Launch Date

November 2012

November 2012

Company

Nokia

LG Electronics

Size

130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm, 99 cc (5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 in)

131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm (5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~332 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 -  PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

185 g (6.53 oz)

145g (5.11 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - RM-821, RM-820

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-821, RM-820

HSDPA 900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - RM-821

LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700

GUI

Windows Phone 8

LG Optimus UI v3.0

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 225

Adreno 320

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064

RAM

1 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

No

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

  • Micro-USB charging connector
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Micro-USB-B connector
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi Channel bonding
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

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

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels

13 MP/8 MP (market dependent), autofocus, LED flash (depending on the market)

Secondary Camera

Yes, 1.3 MP, [email protected]

1.3 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

[email protected], LED video light

Camera Features

Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash, PureView technology, geo-tagging, touch focus

Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Mono with high dynamics, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

SNS applications

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

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

MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

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

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW)

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White

Black

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy
  • Zerogap Touch
  • QSlide
  • QuickMemo
  • Android Beam
  • LG Tag+
  • Wise Ringtone
  • AT&T Messages
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Eco Mode
  • Connect to Social Networks
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

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