PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5s


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


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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5s

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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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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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
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
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h Around 30% more battery capacity
Longer standby time 23,040 min vs 14,976 min Around 55% 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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Much faster web browser 3,621 vs 1,216 Around 3x better BrowserMark score
Takes much higher quality video 72 vs 64 Around 15% better DxOMark video quality score
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly lighter 112 g vs 158 g Around 30% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 25% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 1020  vs iPhone 5s 

Without a doubt, it’s a pretty cool and slick feature, especially when the audio also receives the same slow motion treatment as well.
iPhone 5s

Apple resisting the urge to get into a megapixel race with Nokia, Samsung and Sony, has opted to stick with an 8-megapixel sensor for the rear camera, but with enhancements to the sensor itself, the flash, and the shooting modes available.
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8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB


Headphone jack 3.5 mm 3.5 mm
Supports FM radio Yes No
Transmits music over FM radio No No


Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support Yes No


Maximum data rate 300 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s
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 5s 
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
Numeric keypad None None
Keyboard None None
Is waterproof No No


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes

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
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 798 min 600 min
Standby time 23,040 min 14,976 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,560 mA·h
Removable No No
Technology Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
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