The Nokia Lumia 920 and the LG Nexus 4 are probably the two most anticipated alternatives to the iPhone on the market. Both handsets are flagship phones for their respective operating systems: Windows 8 and Google’s Android. Which handset is better will inevitably be down to operating systems; however we compare the specification of both handsets to see which one is worth purchasing.
Design: The Nokia Lumia 920 undoubtedly wins in the looks and design department if you’re a fan of colourful and striking handsets. Made from a mixture of glass, ceramic and plastic, the 920 is a unique looking device that feels and looks solid (187g). The LG Nexus 4 is considerably lighter (140g) and does little to impress in the looks department, but it’s what’s under the hood that really matters. The 920 takes the crown in this department but again this is merely a matter of taste.
Features: Both these handsets have a number of forward thinking technologies that put these phones on the bleeding edge of mobile phone technology. Both devices make use of NFC, allowing for wireless payments, high speed data transfer as well as wireless charging. Both handsets will feature 2 highly capable cameras, however the Lumia 920 has a number of unique camera technologies that really give it the edge.
Processing: The Lumia 920 will come with a Qualcomm S4 dual core Snapdragon processor. This is slightly disappointing when you consider that most handsets are using quad core processors as standard. The reason for this is that the new Windows 8 operating system is yet to offer quad core support, hindering the performance of the Lumia 920 significantly. The Nexus 4G features a similar Qualcomm S4 processor but this time with 4 cores. The Nexus 4 will inevitably be a powerhouse of a handset that will be able to handle any app lag free.
Battery life: Because the Lumia 920 is running a dual core setup, we can expect to see healthy battery life from the handset. As we are yet to really get to grips with the Nexus 4, we can only assume that the battery life will be somewhat lacklustre when compared to the Lumia 920.
Screen: The Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch screen with a high pixel density (332ppi). The LG nexus 4 will feature a larger 4.7-inch screen with a slightly smaller pixel density level (318ppi) but when you consider that larger screen, the difference is almost unnoticeable.
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