PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 925 vs Apple iPhone 4 Featured in Best Balanced

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, 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, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com and gsmarena.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 925 vs Apple iPhone 4 Featured in Best Balanced Apple iPhone 4 16GB

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 925

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Faster graphics 8.3 fps vs 2.6 fps Around 3.2x better GLBenchmark 2.5 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
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Noticeably bigger screen 4.5" vs 3.5" Around 30% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s Around 14x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Longer talk time (3G) 768 min vs 420 min Around 85% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,420 mA·h More than 40% more battery capacity
Higher resolution front camera 8.7 MP vs 5 MP Around 75% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 960 x 640 60% higher resolution
Longer standby time (3G) 26,352 min vs 18,000 min More than 45% longer standby time (3G)
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 2.2x higher def video
Slightly longer standby time 25,920 min vs 18,000 min Around 45% longer standby time
Thinner 8.5 mm vs 9.3 mm Around 10% thinner
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Much bigger app store 825,000 apps vs 120,000 apps Around 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 925  vs
Apple iPhone 4 Featured in Best Balanced Apple iPhone 4 16GB 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.5" 3.5"
Resolution 1280 x 768 960 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 331 ppi 329 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Windows Phone 8 iOS 7
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v2.1

form factor

Lumia 925  vs
Apple iPhone 4 Featured in Best Balanced Apple iPhone 4 16GB 
Weight 139 g 137 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 9.3 mm
Size 70.6 x 129 x 8.5 mm 58.6 x 114.3 x 9.3 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8.7 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8.7 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 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 1,098 min 840 min
Talk time (3G) 768 min 420 min
Standby time 25,920 min 18,000 min
Standby time (3G) 26,352 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 1,420 mA·h
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