Nokia Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5

Windows Phone OS is doing good progress, and is covering more and more share of smartphone industry. Although this mobile OS is far behind than Android and iOS, but still, the current growth rate is more than enough to speak about its growing popularity. Thanks to Nokia for making incredible Windows Phone OS based smartphones. Most recently, Nokia unveiled the Nokia Lumia 1020, that will be hitting US market on 26th July. This smartphone will give tough competition to flagship devices by other companies. Apple’s iPhone 5 is also in this list. Curious to know which one is better out of Nokia 1020 and iPhone 5? Then do read out this comparison article ahead.

Lumia 1020 vs iPhone 5


The outer look of Nokia 1020 is quite similar to those of Lumia smartphones launched in the past. The dimensions are 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm. This smartphone weighs 158g, which is bit high. Those out of you are most likely to be unhappy who keep traveling here and there most of times.

Dimensions of Apple iPhone 5 are 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm. It weighs 112g.


4.5-inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is what you get in Nokia Lumia 1020. Pixel Density is 332ppi and resolution is 768 x 1280 pixels. The PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display technology is part of this smartphone.

Apple iPhone 5 comes with 4.0-inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen. The pixel density is 326ppi, and the resolution that it offers is 640 x 1136 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass provides protection to screen.

Processor and Operating System

Chipset in Nokia Lumia 1020 is Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon, and the Processor is Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait. Just like most of Lumia devices, this one is based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. The OS version is Microsoft Windows Phone 8.

Apple iPhone 5 boasts Apple A6 Chipset, and the processor is Dual-core 1.2GHz. The operating system is iOS 6.


The most attractive feature of Nokia Lumia 1020 is its camera. The Primary Camera is 41MP (38 MP effective) with 7152 x 5368 pixels resolution. The camera features PureView imaging technology. Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon & LED flash, make the camera pretty impressive. Major features of this camera are optical image stabilization, dual capture, Geo-tagging and face detection. The Secondary Camera is 1.2MP.

Primary Camera in iPhone 5 is 8MP with 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. The major features include Simultaneous HD video and image recording, face detection, panorama etc. The Secondary Camera is 1.2MP.


The internal storage memory in Nokia 1020 is 32GB, which is quite enough. There is no card slot for memory expansion. RAM is 2GB.

There are three memory variants – 16/32/64GB  – of Apple iPhone 5 available in the market. RAM is 1GB.


Nokia 1020 has Non-removable Li-Ion 2000mAh battery (BV-5XW). This battery is rated to deliver talk time of Up to 19 h (2G) / Up to 13 h 20 min (3G).

Apple iPhone 5 has Non-removable Li-Po 1440mAh battery (5.45 Wh). It offers talk time of Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G).


If we consider the hardware part only, then of course, Nokia 1020 is better than Apple iPhone 5. The software part of Lumia 1020 is also quite impressive. Out of these two, I would opt for Lumia 1020, without any second thought. What about you? Don’t forget to vote for your next smartphone too below.
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