Microsoft’s partner in crime when it comes to Windows 8 Phones has been Nokia since the announcement of the operating system. The company has produced the flagship handsets that seem to best show off the capabilities of Microsoft’s mobile OS. Today, Nokia added some depth to its lineup while improving the existing options. The Nokia Lumia 920 and 928 got dolled up for the event, and the Lumia 925 was introduced for the first time. Will one stand out in a lineup more than its siblings? Check the spec sheet and see if one catches your eye.
|Size||133 x 68.9 x 9.48 (mm)||127.5 x 70.5 x 8.5 (mm)||130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 (mm)|
|Screen||4.5 inch AMOLED||4.5 inch AMOLED||4.5 inch IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1280 x 768 pixels||1280 x 768 pixels||1280 x 768 pixels|
|OS||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 8|
|SD Card Slot||No||No||No|
|Processor||Snapdragon dual core 1.5 GHz||Snapdragon dual core 1.5 GHz||Snapdragon S4 dual core 1.5 GHz|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+|
|Camera||Front 1.2MP, Rear 8.7MP||Front 1.2MP, Rear 8.7MP||Front 1.2MP, Rear 8.7MP|
|Bluetooth||Yes, version 3.0||Yes, version 3.0||Yes, version 3.0|
|Charger||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB|
|Marketplace||Windows Phone Store||
Windows Phone Store
|Windows Phone Store|
Looking at just the numbers, there’s not a whole lot that differentiates these devices from one another. Andy pointed this out earlier. In fact, visually the only tell seems to be the color of the case (the 920 has the most options with white, red, yellow, black, or grey; while the 928 comes in black or white and the 925 is available in silver or grey). The 925 also trades some of its polycarbonate shell for some real aluminum, as well. The dimensions and weight have slight but mostly unnoticeable differences, and even the screen resolutions come in at the same pixel count. There are some differences in the screen, as the 920 is the only one not protected with Gorilla Glass and is an LCD rather than an OLED like the 925 and 928. The camera on the 928 is the only to come with the Xenon flash, which may sell some photography fans. Processors all clock in at the same speed though are different models, RAM is the same, batteries are the same-you get the idea. There are lots of similarities in these devices, with little variances in areas that the average consumer probably isn’t going to notice.
The one nice thing is that all of these phones call different carriers home, so you won’t have to sit at the store trying to figure out the difference between the three if you already have a service provider preference.