[Comparison] Nokia Lumia 925 vs iPhone 5

The name Nokia Lumia 925 and Apple iPhone 5 are synonymous for its quality, features and great looks. In the discussion about which phone is better, both seem to fight it out neck to neck.

When we analyse phones such as Nokia Lumia and iPhone, the focus of the discussion is not only on one aspect but we will also analyse variant features and specifications to help you take the right decision about which phone has the ability to rock under your palm. The debate between the Nokia Lumia 925 and the iPhone 5 will continue among the followers of either phone.

Designed to be fabulous


Nokia Lumia 925 Front Rear Slit

To start with, it is well known to all smartphone aficionados that both Nokia Lumia and the iPhone are high end mobile phones, which have crossed over to the boundary of being more than just phones. To continue the battle between these two, we need to concentrate on the design of both these high end Android and iOS devices. At a height of 123.8 mm, width of 58.6 mm, depth of 7.6 mm and a weight of 112 grams, the iPhone 5 looks devastatingly youthful. On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 925, at a height of 129 mm, width of 70.6 mm, thickness of 8.5 mm and a weight of 139 grams, is a close competitor.

Eye popping features


When it comes to the display aspect, the competition continues. The Nokia Lumia 925 can boast of display features like AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 M colours. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 also comes with an LED backlit IPS LCD, a capacitive touch screen and 16 M colours. The iPhone 5 has 640 x 1136 pixels by 326 pixels per inch while and the Nokia Lumia 925 has 768 x 1280 pixels with 332 pixels per inch. Both these phones are equipped with multi-touch. The Nokia Lumia 925 comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The iPhone 5 also comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coating to protect the phone.

Made to be memorable


A phone main draw is its memory. When it comes to Nokia Lumia 925, the internal memory consists 16 GB or 32 GB and 1 GB RAM. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 5 has an internal memory of 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB, with 1 GB RAM. Along with memory, another redeeming feature in a smartphone is its sensors. The iPhone 5 comes with sensors like three-axis gyro, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and an accelerometer. Compared to this, the Nokia Lumia 925 comes with an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and magnetometer.

What operates them

Apart from memory, the operating system of a smartphone also deserves special attention. The Nokia Lumia 925 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and the Apple iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 processor, which can be upgraded to iOS 6.1.4, and a further planned upgrade to iOS 7.0. Along with the Apple A6 chipset and a dual-core 1.3 GHz and an HTML Safari browser, the iPhone 5 is the talk of the town. The Nokia Lumia 925 is equipped with MS Windows 8 which can be upgraded to the WP8 Amber operating system and an HTML 5 and a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait CPU.

Born to be photogenic


In the continuing analysis, we move next to another important aspect is the camera.The camera is one of the important features one see before purchase a smartphone. Nokia Lumia 925 performs fairly well. It has a primary camera of 8 MP, with 3264 x 2448 pixels and Carl Zeiss optics with optimalimage stabilization, auto focus and Dual LED Flash. The Apple iPhone 5 also comes with a 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus and LEDFlash. The camera of the Nokia Lumia 925 also has other features like 1/3 inch sensor size, PureView technology and geo-tagging with auto focus. The camera of the iPhone 5 comes with additional features like touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama and HDR.

Other Features

Some of the features that we see in the Apple iPhone 5 as follows:

  • Noise cancellation with mic.
  • iCloud cloud service.
  • Maps and iBooks PDF reader.
  • Twitter and Facebook integrated in the phone.
  • Audio and video player and editor.

Along with these features, the iPhone 5 also screams aloud with Siri natural language command and diction, organizer and document viewer. The black and slate and the white and silver colour combination also have the ability to make the iPhone a visual treat.

Similarly, there are some other features worth mention in the Nokia Lumia 925, apart from the ones already mentioned. They are as follow:

  • SNS integration.
  • Free SkyDrive storage of up to 7GB.
  • Video and photo editor.
  • Voice Memo, command and dial.
  • Predictive text input.

Few features are like MP3/WAV/eAAC +/WMA player and the MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player also give it an edge over other phones in the same category. Moreover, the phone also comes in three basic colours, black, white and gray.

Strength lies in the battery


To carry on the comparison, we just cannot miss out on the specifications regarding the battery of these phones. In the Nokia Lumia 925, the battery is a non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery with 440 hours of standby time and up to 18 hours and 12 hours of talk-time on 2G and 3G respectively. It can also play music up to 55 hours. Similarly, the Apple iPhone has a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery and has a standby time of 225 hours. It offers a talk-time of up to 8 hours and can play music for up to 40 hours. Apart from all these features mentioned, there are some typical features that can only be found in a Nokia Lumia 925 and an Apple iPhone 5.


For example, the 4-inch Retina display or the A6 chip and the ultrafast wireless network, all make the iPhone irresistible. The Smart Cam of the Nokia Lumia 925, with the Carl Zeiss optics and also with the Pro Cam, Nokia wish to unleash the photographer in you. Such features make these phones not only a medium of communication, but also a fashion statement. So, get ready to flaunt either one of them.

The DNetWorks Team