Sony Xperia Z Nokia Lumia 920

Sony Xperia Z vs Nokia Lumia 920

Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the Xperia Z

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 1280x768 More than 2x higher resolution screen
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Windows Phone Marketplace The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 55,000 (around 7.5x more)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 331 PPI More than 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 8.7 MP Take photos with around 50% more detail for larger prints
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Weight Lighter 146 g vs 185 g More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 11 mm Around 30% thinner
Standby time More standby time 22.9 days vs 16.7 days Around 40% more standby time, less frequent charging
Size Smaller 71x139x7 mm vs 70x130x10 mm More than 20% smaller
Screen size Larger screen 5.0" vs 4.5" Around 20% larger screen
Nokia Lumia 920

Reasons to consider the Lumia 920

4G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Network Significantly faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs LTE (80 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (2.5x faster)
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens
Xperia Z:1920x1080
Lumia 920:1280x768
Screen PPI Very crisp and sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia Z:440 PPI
Lumia 920:331 PPI
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
Xperia Z:13 MP
Lumia 920:8.7 MP
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Xperia Z:16 GB
Lumia 920:32 GB
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1080p @ 30fps
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Unknown, 1500 MHz
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Xperia Z:4.0
Lumia 920:3.0
Thickness Thin
Xperia Z:8 mm
Lumia 920:11 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia Z:LTE (80 mbps)
Lumia 920:LTE (100 mbps)
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen size Large screens
Xperia Z:5.0"
Lumia 920:4.5"
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Xperia Z:Android App Market
Lumia 920:Windows Phone Marketplace
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


Sony Xperia Z Nokia Lumia 920 Sony Xperia Z


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