PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 920 vs Lumia 820

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Nokia Lumia 920 

PhoneRocket recommends the Nokia Lumia 920  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 920 vs 820

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 920
910 ms
Lumia 820
920 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 920
2,013
Lumia 820
1,646

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Lumia 920
3 fps
Lumia 820
3.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Lumia 920
8.4 fps
Lumia 820
7.1 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 920

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 920

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Faster web browser 2,013 vs 1,646 More than 20% better BrowserMark score
Sharper screen 331 ppi vs 216 ppi Around 55% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 800 x 480 More than 2.5x higher resolution
Longer standby time (3G) 27,648 min vs 21,600 min Around 30% longer standby time (3G)
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,650 mA·h More than 20% more battery capacity
Longer standby time 27,648 min vs 21,600 min Around 30% longer standby time
Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen
Back view of Nokia Lumia 820

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Nokia Lumia 820

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 160 g vs 185 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 10.7 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 920  vs 820 

9.0
8.0
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

8.0
8.0
We were easily able to add multiple accounts including Hotmail and Gmail, and we enjoyed the overall email experience offered up on the Lumia 920.
Lumia 920

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 920  vs
820 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 4.5" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 768 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 331 ppi 216 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone, 8
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Lumia 920  vs
820 
Weight 185 g 160 g
Thickness 10.7 mm 9.9 mm
Size 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7 mm 68.5 x 123.8 x 9.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 8 GB

photo & video

Camera 8.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,116 min 924 min
Talk time (3G) 648 min 486 min
Standby time 27,648 min 21,600 min
Standby time (3G) 27,648 min 21,600 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,650 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 920
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