Comparison: iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Nokia’s New Lumias vs. Motorola’s New DROIDs [Fight!]

Comparison: iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Nokia’s New Lumias vs. Motorola’s New DROIDs [Fight!]

How do they compare?

When Apple announces the iPhone 5 next week, its features and specifications will be of little surprise to most of us. If you’ve been following the rumors, there’s a good chance you already know what it looks like, and most of what’s inside it. But will the iPhone 5 been right for you, and does it do enough to keep you devoted to iOS?

There are some pretty great smartphones out there right now, including a handful that were announced by Nokia and Motorola just this week — the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, and the DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and DROID RAZR M. So how do you choose between them? Well, we’ve put together a handy chart that will help you establish which smartphone is right for you.

Of course, until Apple does confirm the iPhone 5’s specifications, all we have to go on is the rumors and some educated guesswork. With that said, there may be a few specifics listed below that could change come September 12.

Please scroll the table left and right to see all of its contents

iPhone 4SiPhone 5 (Rumored)Nokia Lumia 820Nokia Lumia 920Motorola DROID RAZR HDMotorola DROID RAZR MAXX HDMotorola DROID RAZR M
Operating SystemiOS 5/6iOS 6Windows Phone 8Windows Phone 8Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream SandwichAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream SandwichAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display3.5-inch Retina display (960×640)4-inch Retina display (1136×640)4.3-inch AMOLED display (800×480)4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display (1280×768)4.7-inch Super AMOLED display (1280×720)4.7-inch Super AMOLED display (1280×720)4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (540×960)
Processor800MHz dual-core A51.2GHz dual-core A61.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S41.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S41.5GHz dual-core1.5GHz dual-core1.5GHz dual-core
RAM512MB1GB1GB1GB1GB1GB1GB
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB8GB + microSD slot32GB12GB + microSD slot32GB + microSD slot8GB + microSD slot
Camera(s)8MP (rear) with f2.4 + VGA (front)8MP (rear) with f2.2 + 1.3MP (front)8MP PureView (rear) + VGA (front)8.7MP PureView (rear) + 1.3MP (front)8MP (rear) + 1.3MP (front)8MP (rear) + 1.3MP (front)8MP (rear) + 1.3MP (front)
Video1080p1080p1080p1080p1080p1080p1080p
WirelessUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMAUMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTEGSM, WCDMA, LTEGSM, WCDMA, LTEHSDPA, GSM, LTEHSDPA, GSM, CDMA, LTEHSDPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 3.1Bluetooth 3.1Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n802.11b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n
Dimensions115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm123.83 x 58.57 x 7.6 mm123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm131.9 x 67.9 x 8.4 mm131.9 x 67.9 x 9.3 mm131.9 x 67.9 x 8.4 mm
Weight140 g137 g160 g185 g146 g157 g146 g
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  • Kirill Kliavin
  • SamuelBrock

    here is viewable version
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6707258/phones.png

    just scroll over.

  • RaptorOO7

    Why not include the Galaxy S3 in there since it’s also very viable competitor against all of those. The Moto Razors are running the Snapdragon S4 as well.

    Other than that the Moto’s really are on equal playing field with the next iPhone given the microSD slot (GS3 takes up 64GB card) so it should be interesting.

  • SamuelBrock

    One important note is battery life. Nothing in particular has been announced for battery life on the Nokia phones, and there haven’t been too many rumors of battery prowess for the iPhone 5, however, if the third gen iPad was any indication, 4G, larger display and faster processing would bring even an improved battery in at the same level. (I think it’ll have to be better than the 4S personally)
    The RAZR lineup touted battery life as one of its main features and The RAZR MAXX HD has almost twice the battery life of the iPhone 4S.
    IPhones have always been known for their battery life and were the undisputed king of the hill until the original RAZR MAXX came. Moto touted that now even the RAZR HD has better battery life than the 4S and its LTE so if Apple doesn’t come in with another breakthrough battery, it would be disappointing.
    I’m not saying they have to match Motorola, but they should at least bring a big improvement.

    One thing I must say about the iPhone 5, if these specs are accurate, I will be a little disappointed. The great thing about the iPhone is that specs don’t matter as much. Still, I think us Apple experts are going on just the past two iOS releases (4S and iPad 3) rather than what the iPhone has done in the past. The iPhone 4 was a massive improvement that put the iPhone way ahead of the competition of the time. There wasn’t one factor that wasn’t a monumental improvement over the 3GS except for perhaps processor speed. I think the iPhone 5 is going to be awesome no matter what, and we’ll get some amazing new software feature that will surprise everyone, but at what point does the new iPhone get passed up? The 4S was able to hold it’s own against most of Android’s super phones, but there’s going to have to be a big improvement to keep up with Google and now Microsoft’s pace for another year.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Please use A15′s…

  • bfizzzle

    lol @ comparing an un announced phone

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