PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5


Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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


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Apple iPhone 5 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 920
910 ms
iPhone 5
915 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 920
iPhone 5

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Lumia 920
3 fps
iPhone 5
6.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Lumia 920
8.4 fps
iPhone 5
29.8 fps

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

Front view of Nokia Lumia 920

Reasons to consider the
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Much faster web browser 2,013 vs 901 Around 2.2x better BrowserMark score
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
Longer standby time 27,648 min vs 13,536 min More than 2x longer standby time
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
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
Back view of Apple iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5

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Faster graphics 6.7 fps vs 3 fps Around 2.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much bigger app store 825,000 apps vs 120,000 apps Around 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Takes much higher quality photos 74 vs 64 More than 15% better DxOMark photo quality score
Much lighter 112 g vs 185 g Around 40% lighter
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Quite a bit thinner 7.6 mm vs 10.7 mm Around 30% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 920  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

Throw in the fact that it has good viewing angles and a strong iridescent glow, it’s more than visible in outdoor conditions with the sun present.
Lumia 920

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


8.3 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 920  vs
iPhone 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
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 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 825,000 apps


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

form factor

Lumia 920  vs
iPhone 5 
Weight 185 g 112 g
Thickness 10.7 mm 7.6 mm
Size 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7 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 8.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 648 min 480 min
Standby time 27,648 min 13,536 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,440 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 920
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Apple iPhone 5
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