Nokia Lumia 930 vs iPhone 5S vs Samsung Galaxy S5 – specs comparison
Lumia 930, the latest flagship model by Nokia launches in a few weeks, with several advantages over the old-generations of Windows Phones. First, it comes with a beautiful and larger screen than its predecessors (Nokia Lumia 920 & 925), a better camera (20-megapixel PureView) and quad-core processor. Second, it has an improved design and great built quality (as any Nokia device). But how does the 930 stack up against the flagship models of Android and iOS. Find out in our specs comparison below.
Nokia Lumia 930 is the heaviest of all models with a weight of 167 grams. The Galaxy S5 is lighter (145g), taller and thinner than the Nokia. According to us, the Nokia feels quite premium in the hand, while the S5 leaves some mixed feelings regarding the build quality. Similar to the iPhone 5s, Nokia uses a unibody design for its latest flagship, while Samsung relies on its traditional approach – using removable, flexible back cover.
Both the S5 and the Lumia 930 run almost the same processors – a quad-core Snapdragon. The Galaxy has the 801 version, while the Lumia is built around the older Snapdragon 800. While the Android should run faster due to its processor, Windows Phone has proven to be very light and capable OS, so there should be no major differences between both smartphones. The Apple’s Iphone 5s on the other hand, uses a completely different processor – a 64-bit A7 chip, which is found only in the latest 5s. Therefore, it’s very hard to judge how powerful the 5S is, as the A7 cannot be compared running on other device.
Nokia uses a 5-inch AMOLED fullHD display with Nokia’s Clear Black technology. The Galaxy S5 has almost the same screen size (5.1-inch), with both the Lumia and the Galaxy packing the same amount of pixels (1920 x 1080). iPhone 5s has the smallest screen size – just 4 inches with a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution.
When it comes to the cameras, the iPhone 5s has the weaker one … on paper. But despite the outdated sensor, the 5S shows great performance with still very competitive output. The S5 on the other hand, uses an improved 16-MP sensor, coupled with some nice software additions for the photo enthusiasts. Similar to the previous top-end Windows Phone, Nokia relies again on the PureView technology, which now is the second-generation, with larger sensor, improvements in low-light and RAW support.
Which is best?
All these smartphones are quite impressive in terms of hardware, but each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. The major difference between them, however, remains the operating system, so it is a matter of personal preference which one you’d like. Our advice is to compare each OS and then make a choice. Lumia 930 is running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 version. Samsung Galaxy S5 has Android 4.4.2 on board, while iPhone 5s runs iOS 7.