iPhone 4S vs Nokia Lumia 920: Competition is sweet

Whenever a new smartphone is officially announced by a manufacturer it inevitably gets compared against the current iPhone model that is available to customers. Recently Nokia announced its latest upcoming handsets that will be using the new Windows Phone 8 operating system when it is released, so today we are looking at the competition with the iPhone 4S vs Nokia Lumia 920.

As an article on Stuff is reporting, despite being almost a year old now the iPhone 4S and its build quality still oozes class with its aluminium and glass design. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a unibody form factor made out of polycarbonate, which may not be to everybody’s tastes, but may mean you don’t suffer from the common shatter effect if it is ever dropped.

Screen wise the Lumia 920 has a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution that puts it just behind the iPhone 4S Retina display, but it leaves Apple’s offering behind when it comes to size coming in at 4.5-inches compared to 3.5.

When it comes to operating systems and available applications iOS obviously has a lot more content to offer users with regards to number of apps available. Once Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT are finally released next month we should see a lot more apps being made available though.

Previous Lumia handsets were reasonably quick in use, but were slightly let down by the single core processors, but the Lumia 920 is being treated to the Snapdragon S4 dual core unit that is clocked at 1.5GHz. Camera wise the iPhone 4S has an eight megapixel sensor with Apple providing a camera that achieves images that have a lot of detail and clarity.

The Lumia 920 also has an eight megapixel sensor, but is coupled with the award winning PureView technology that can collect a lot more light than the competition. There is also a floating lens that reduces motion blur in low light conditions.

Both handsets have a lot to offer that will satisfy the fussiest mobile user, but the Apple ecosystem has had a big head start over its rival, and it’s this that needs to be considered when choosing between the two handsets. There is also the fact we are only days away from seeing the next iPhone officially for the first time, which adds even more choice to the smartphone market.


6 thoughts on “iPhone 4S vs Nokia Lumia 920: Competition is sweet”

  1. JFH_Engadget says:

    Uhm, the 920 beats the 4s both in absolute resolution, and in PPI. So, sharper, bigger, more sensitive, higher refresh rates and equipped with advanced glare reducing tech. Maybe iPhone 5 is better, but 4S is beat by the 920.

  2. WP7Mango says:

    Pixel density –

    Nokia Lumia 920 = 332 PPI
    Apple iPhone 4S = 326 PPI

    Nokia = WINNER, both for screen size AND for pixel density. Basically, Nokia’s HD+ is better than iPhone Retina.

    Nokia Lumia 920 also has the PureMotion screen, which is twice as fast at displaying images, animations, scrolling etc.

    Nokia Lumia 920 also has a new Supersensitve screen, so you can use it whilst wearing any type of gloves.

    Looks like the Nokia Lumia 920 is far more innovative than most people realise!

    1. I have an apple tv had an iPad and using now an iPhone 4s, feeling like apple is going to bullish over claimed copycats from Samsung and not focusing on what is needed: more freedom on the use of it’s gadgets from customers that paid them and then own them!
      Loved Nokia for many years until smartphones appeared, and now feeling like new 920 is going to get me back to their brand.
      Only some things I wish to see soon: cyan color choice again, different options on storage capacity, more pixels tending to the 808 pureview over-sampling attitude stereo sound encryption to fully use the three microphones embedded and tons of super quality apps like the ones already present.
      Would it be perfect if they were giving more os options like, same hardware, and choice between symbian, wp8 and Ajb
      The 600€ sweet spot price is lovely!

  3. Socrates says:

    How can the 4s better than the 920 with Supersentive screen which allows one to use it while wearing his gloves. Has a better screen resolution and Pixel density than the 4s. Not to mention an aspect of the PureView technology which gives more detail and clarity, 3 microphones and anti-glare screen. Granted, the Iphone 5 could be better than the 920 but definitely not the 4s.

  4. might want too check your facts lumia 920 has a sharper more pixel dense screen than the new iphone 5, also the puremotion display can be used with gloves on. also its an 8.7 MP camera in the lumia not 8 so its higher MP count than the new iphone too

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