PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of N9 vs Lumia 920

Performance

Processing power and speed

Sunspider 0.9.1

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), 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 and mobiletechreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nokia N9 vs Lumia 920

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Nokia N9
3,477 ms
Lumia 920
910 ms
It does very well in cross platform benchmarks like AnTuTu and Sunspider.
Lumia 920 | by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia N9

Reasons to consider the
Nokia N9

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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
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly lighter 135 g vs 185 g More than 25% lighter
Front view of Nokia Lumia 920

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Nokia Lumia 920

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Much faster javascript execution 910 ms vs 3,477 ms 3.8x better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 331 ppi vs 251 ppi More than 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,450 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1280 x 768 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 3.9" More than 15% bigger screen
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
Longer talk time (3G) 648 min vs 420 min Around 55% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 2.2x higher def video
Longer talk time 1,116 min vs 660 min Around 70% longer talk time; go days without charging
Thinner 10.7 mm vs 12.1 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Nokia N9  vs Lumia 920 

7.0
8.0
It has an excellent rear 8.7 MP camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and backside illuminated sensor that excels at low light photography.
Lumia 920

7.0
9.0
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

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Nokia N9  vs
Lumia 920 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 3.9" 4.5"
Resolution 854 x 480 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 251 ppi 331 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system MeeGo Windows Phone 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Nokia Store Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 104,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Nokia N9  vs
Lumia 920 
Weight 135 g 185 g
Thickness 12.1 mm 10.7 mm
Size 61.2 x 116.5 x 12.1 mm 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Single core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8.7 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8.7 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 660 min 1,116 min
Talk time (3G) 420 min 648 min
Standby time 23,040 min 27,648 min
Standby time (3G) 27,360 min 27,648 min
Capacity 1,450 mA·h 2,000 mA·h
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