How The Lumia 925 Stacks Up Against The iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, HTC One [Comparison]

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Nokia has this morning announced its new Lumia 925, a Windows Phone smartphone with an aluminum frame that hopes to step up Nokia’s fight against Apple and Samsung. But does the Lumia 925 really have what it takes to compete with the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S4, the HTC One, and other high-end smartphones?

We’ve put together a spec-by-spec comparison to help you decide whether Nokia’s new flagship is worth the switch to Windows Phone.

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HTC One nokia-lumia-925-press_610x457 Nokia Lumia 925
iPhone 5 

Nokia Lumia 920
Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 11.40.16 Sony Xperia Z Verizon-Galaxy-S4 Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T)
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Windows Phone 8 iOS 6 Windows Phone 8 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Display 4.7-inch LCD display (1920 x 1080) 4.5-inch OLED display (1280 x 768) 4-inch Retina display (1136×640) 4.3-inch AMOLED display (800×480) 5-inch TFT display (1080 x 1920) 5-inch Super AMOLED display (1080 x 1920)
PPI 467 332 326 332 441  441
Processor 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 1.5GHz dual-core 1.3GHz dual-core A6 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
RAM 2GB 1GB 1GB 1GB 2GB 2GB
Storage 32GB, 64GB 16GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 32GB 32GB + microSD slot 16GB, 32GB, 64GB + microSD card slot
Camera(s) 4MP UltraPixel + 1.3MP front 8.7MP PureView (rear) + 1.2MP (front) 8MP (rear) with f2.4 + 1.3MP (front) 8.7MP PureView (rear) + 1.3MP (front) 13MP (rear) + 2.2MP (front) 13MP (rear) + 2MP (front)
Wireless UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE, NFC GSM, HSDPA, LTE, NFC UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE HSDPA, GSM, LTE HSDPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE
Dimensions 134.9 x 68.1 x 9.14 mm 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm 123.83 x 58.57 x 7.6 mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
Weight 143g 139 g 112 g 185 g 146 g 130 g
Battery 2,300 mAh 2,000 mAh 1,440 mAh 2,000 mAh 2,330 mAh 2,600 mAh

So, there you have it. If specifications are most important to you when buying a new smartphone, then the Lumia 925 isn’t going to be high on your list — not when it’s up against devices like the Galaxy S4, the HTC One, and the Sony Xperia Z. It just about does enough to battle the iPhone 5, however.

Even if you’re already a Windows Phone user, the decision to upgrade to the Lumia 925 doesn’t get any easier — particularly if you already have a Lumia 920. If you look at the comparison above, Nokia’s new handset isn’t a huge step up from its older model — they have similar processors, the same amount of RAM, and they run the same operating system.

The Lumia 925 does have a better rear-facing camera, but it has half as much storage as the Lumia 920, and there’s no microSD card slot. Arguably the biggest different between the two, then, is the Lumia 925’s new aluminum form factor.