Apple iPhone 5S or Nokia Lumia 1020: Which One Would You Go For?

September 18, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The flagship models from two big manufacturers are in the market now.  We are talking of Apple’s iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020, in case you haven’t thought about them.

The two models call for a bit of comparison. The specifications and the features of these new big devices are the main points of attraction for many technology lovers at present.

Does the camera of the new iPhone 5S compete well with Nokia’s 41 mega pixel camera of the Lumia 1020? You already might have noticed that the new camera in the 5S features an f/2.2 lens with a 15% larger sensor than that of the earlier iPhone 5. That’s not all. A complete overview will give the user better information on whether to choose this product.


The Lumia 1020 comes with a 4.5 inch 720p touch screen whereas the iPhone 5S has a comparatively smaller touch screen of 4 inch which has a resolution of 1136x 640 pixels.

The iPhone 5S is powered with a 64 bit A7 processor whereas the chip powering Nokia Lumia 1020 is a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

The most significant difference is in the OS, as all we know. If you want a phone with an OS, which you can customize more, the best choice for you will be the Lumia 1020. And, if you are looking for an OS whose apps and games catalog is great, choose 5S.

Now for the cameras! The iPhone 5S comes with an 8 MP primary camera, which has some improvements than its predecessor. The new features include True Tone flash, Hybrid IR filter, a backside illumination sensor and other usual features.

The camera captures video in slow motion with a 120 frames per second mode. The device has video stabilization feature too.

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On the other hand, the Lumia 1020 comes with a 41 mega pixel camera, which protrudes from the rear side of the device. We think the camera of the Windows phone is far better than the 8MP one found in the 5S.

It has an impressive 2/3 inch design, which competes with any professional camera. The camera has a wide angle field of view in 4:3 mode.

The only drawback we find in the Lumia camera is the lag between snaps, that is between 3.6 to 4.2 seconds between each shot.

The iPhone 5S has a fingerprint reader which makes it different from any most modern handsets now available. The TouchID technology works as an easy way to unlock the handset.

These features bring to the fore the pluses that the two handsets usher in to our midst. If you are someone who are particular about the specs and the features your device need to offer you, you may arrive at a conclusion now.

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