The Nokia Lumia 900 is the third device in Nokia’s Lumia portfolio, following the Lumia 800 overseas and the Lumia 710. Though the 710 was met with average reviews, the Lumia 900 is more like a mix of the better-received Lumia 800 and the Nokia N9. The Apple iPhone 5 is said to be the successor of the previous iPhones, especially iPhone 4 and 4S. Both the devices bring out technology at its best. Both have impressive added features that will be appreciated. The fine comparison between the two has been listed.
The Main Build
The Nokia Lumia 900 comes with a 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU on the Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon chipset, along with the Adreno @05 GPU. The Lumia 900 has an internal memory of 16GB and a 512 MB RAM. It doesn’t support external memory and has a big 1820mAh standard battery that delivers talk-time up-to 7 hours on 2G and 3G networks as well, along with a standby time up-to 300 hours on.
The Apple iPhone 5 will host a 1.2-1.5 GHz quad-core A6 processor. Internal memory will be 16/32/64GB, along with 1GB of RAM or more. A 1420mAh battery is expected on the iPhone to deliver about 8 hours of talk time on 3G networks and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM) networks. As compared to the Nokia Lumia 900, the Apple iPhone 5 will offer better speed due to its quad-care processor, but users might not really notice much of a difference, as there’s a limited amount of things users can manage to do at one time. The battery life is something that will definitely be noticed, as one or several tasks require battery power at the end of the day.
Brilliant Operating Systems
The Nokia Lumia 900 uses the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, with features that include NFC, better connectivity speeds and smooth social networking. Just like Windows 7 is an advance version of Windows vista, Windows Phone 7.5 is the successor of Windows Phone 7 that has extended features and offers better performance. The Apple iPhone 5 might have Apple’s new OS, the iOS 6 and is expected to offer high-end features and a sleek interface. The difference between the iOS 6 and the previous iOS is not out there as yet. Both have new operating systems that offer amazing possibilities and thus, there’s no real winner at the moment when it comes down to operating systems.
The Lumia 900 supports HSDPA, HSUPA 3G networks instead of the 4G LTE service, along with WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and high-speed microUSB 2.0. The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to feature the technology of NFC and 4G LTE, besides WLAN, USB and Bluetooth. The iPhone 5 goes a little higher in the connectivity factor with its high-speed 4G LTE capability. Yet, high-speed Internet connectivity is limited and depends totally on the carrier service and different coverage zones. This again, the fight for better connectivity is drawn.
The Nokia Lumia 900 has a large 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display, with Corning Gorilla Glass and a resolution of 800×480 pixels and 217 ppi. The Apple iPhone 5 will have a slightly smaller 4-inch QD-LED curved glass edge-to-edge display, with scratch-resistant glass and an incredible 720p HD screen of 1280×720 pixels at 367ppi. A screen difference of 0.3 inches between Nokia 900 and iPhone 5 doesn’t really make a difference. However, the HD resolution and incredible pixel density of the iPhone 5 takes it to the finish line when it comes to display.
The Nokia Lumia 900 sports a compelling 8-megapixel camera that features an F2.2 aperture Carl Zeiss optics and a dual-LED flash. It has a 1.3-megapixel front –facing camera. When it comes to video the Lumia 900 offers 720p @30fps video recording with video stabilization. The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to have a 12 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, along with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and probable 3D recording capabilities. When it comes to Carl Zeiss, megapixel comparison doesn’t really matter. Although the iPhone 5 offers a higher megapixel; the Lumia 900 offers Carl Zeiss optics that takes its camera way ahead. The possible 3D recording feature could bring the iPhone 5 pretty close.
The Nokia Lumia 900 and the Apple iPhone 5 come quite close to each other when compared as each have some features that are better than the other. However, a better and detailed comparison can only be made when their launched. Choosing between the two might be a little difficult, but it totally depends on what features are being looked out for at the end of the day. Both have a lot to offer and the best can only be determined with time.