PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5s

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, fudzilla.com, phonearena.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Apple iPhone 5s 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5s

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 1020
1,216
iPhone 5s
3,621
Lumia 1020 iPhone 5s @ results.rightware.com
Internet and Connectivity: Already showing its might with its smooth performance, it helps to keep it flowing in the web browsing department as well.
Lumia 1020 | by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

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

We’d usually say that 41-megapixels is absurdly high as too many "pixels" on a small surface area can easily hinder image quality.
Lumia 1020 | by PocketLint (Jan, 2014)

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Lumia 1020 iPhone 5s @ dxomark.com

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 1020

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 1020

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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
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
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
Longer talk time (3G) 798 min vs 600 min Around 35% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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 significantly higher quality video 72 vs 64 Around 15% better DxOMark video quality score
Significantly lighter 112 g vs 158 g Around 30% lighter
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 25% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 1020  vs iPhone 5s 

8.5
9.3
It has a great quality screen.
iPhone 5s

8.5
10.0
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.
iPhone 5s

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

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

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

music

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

software

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

connectivity

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
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

sensors

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

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

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