PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5


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Lumia 1020
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Talk time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Nokia Lumia 1020 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 1020
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DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Faster web browser 1,216 vs 901 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much higher resolution front camera 41 MP vs 8 MP Around 5.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Takes higher quality photos 79 vs 74 More than 5% better DxOMark photo quality score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,440 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Longer standby time 23,040 min vs 13,536 min More than 70% longer standby time
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 1136 x 640 More than 35% higher resolution
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Takes much higher quality video 70 vs 64 Around 10% better DxOMark video quality score
Significantly lighter 112 g vs 158 g Around 30% lighter
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 25% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 1020  vs iPhone 5 

While the 3.5" display on prior iPhones seemed downright old fashioned in terms of screen real estate, the 4", 1136 x 640 display feels like there's room to spread out and read web pages without chronic zooming.
iPhone 5

Armed with an 8-megapixel iSight camera, it doesn’t improve upon the megapixel count of its processor, but nevertheless, the addition of an improved backside illuminated sensor combined with a retooled lens coughs up even better visuals with the iPhone 5.
iPhone 5

Apple has done away with layers of technology below the screen to bring the display as close to the glass as possible, something it says will bring increased brightness and sharpness to the user's eye.
iPhone 5


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8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 1020  vs
iPhone 5 
Size 4.5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 768 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 331 ppi 325 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
Adobe flash support Yes No


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Lumia 1020  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 158 g 112 g
Thickness 10 mm 7.6 mm
Size 71 x 130 x 10 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 41 MP 8 MP
Resolution 41 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.5 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 798 min 480 min
Standby time 23,040 min 13,536 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
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