PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 925 vs Nexus 4


Processing power and speed

Lumia 925
Nexus 4
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

Lumia 925
Nexus 4
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Lumia 925
Nexus 4
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 925 vs Nexus 4

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Lumia 925
3.7 fps
Nexus 4
15.4 fps
Since software engineers didn't stop there, they also added triple buffering (CPU, GPU and display working in parallel, not waiting in turns).
Nexus 4 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2012)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Lumia 925
8.3 fps
Nexus 4
39.1 fps
The result was once again lower than that of the Optimus G, but that's easier to explain - Jelly Bean and its Project Butter is more taxing on the GPU than ICS.
Nexus 4 | by GSM Arena (Dec, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia Lumia 925

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 925

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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
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
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 84 Mb/s Around 20% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of Google Nexus 4

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Significantly faster graphics 15.4 fps vs 3.7 fps Around 4.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Slightly bigger screen 4.7" vs 4.5" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 925  vs Nexus 4 

For a device privileged to uphold the Nexus branding, we were expecting more from the quality of its 8-megapixel auto-focus camera.
Nexus 4

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 925  vs
Nexus 4 
Size 4.5" 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 768 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 331 ppi 317 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Windows Phone 8 Android 4.4.2
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Lumia 925  vs
Nexus 4 
Weight 139 g 139 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 9.1 mm
Size 70.6 x 129 x 8.5 mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB

photo & video

Camera 8.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,098 min 918 min
Standby time 25,920 min 23,328 min
Capacity 2,000 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
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