Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 1020 Vs Nokia Lumia 925 Comparison

So the Windows Phone 8 platform has won you over but which one do you choose. We take a look at the key differences between these two models.

Nokia’s flagship smart phones go head to head in our infographic camera shoot out

Infographic comparison of the Nokia Lumia 1020 Vs the Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 925 Vs Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera phone comparison

The camera seems like a good place to start, if not only, when comparing spec details of these two handsets.  Available on all major networks the Nokia Lumia 925 sports an 8.7 mega pixel camera with full HD 1080p video capture.  Combine that with PureView imaging technology, Carl Zeiss optics, six physical lenses, Dual LED flash and optical image stabiliser and it’s no wonder that the Lumia 925’s has met with nods of approval and praise around the globe.

But and this is a big BUT, as good as the camera on the Nokia Lumia 925 is, it pales in comparison to that featured by the Nokia Lumia 1020.  Having been officially launched and already available to pre-order the Lumia 1020 boasts a colossal 41 mega pixel PureView camera with LED and Xenon flashes, OIS technology with some significant enhancements, six lens optics and high resolution zoom plus full HD video.

Bundle that with a wide range of digital camera add ons and photography apps such as Nokia Pro and you’ve got yourself one very powerful camera phone that is literally way ahead of the competition. Low lighting conditions day or night are no problem for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and you can zoom, re-frame and share as much as like and still retain that outstanding image quality thanks to its super high resolution.

As Nokia said in their press release it’s a ‘smartphone like no other’.

Other Spec Comparison Considerations

The 41 mega pixel camera has had quite an influence on the phone’s size, whilst the Nokia Lumia 925 measures 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm and weighs 139 g, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is bigger and heavier with 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm dimensions and weighing in at 158 g.  The Nokia Lumia 925 also uses a combination of brushed aluminium and plastic in its construction whereas the Nokia Lumia 1020 is constructed from all plastic given the fact that it has to accommodate the super sized camera.

Both Windows Phone 8 devices which come with Nokia’s own HERE enhancements are powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor but the Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB RAM, which doubles up on what they Nokia Lumia 925 has, neither offer microSD card expansion though but you do get 7 GB of free cloud storage.

The Nokia Lumia 925 may sport a similar 4.5″ 768 x 1280 pixel AMOLED display with 334 ppi pixel density and super sensitive touch screen technology to the Lumia 1020, but Nokia have notched it up a gear giving the high-end Nokia Lumia 1020 the same 4.5″ HD+ Display but using ClearBack technology and the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistant protection.

As for battery capacity well both come with a non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery providing more than adequate Wi-Fi network browsing times, standby (3G) and talk times (3G).  When it comes to music and audio features, both handsets feature Nokia’s Music App giving you unlimited free music streaming on the move, Mix Radio and thanks to a nifty accessory cover wireless charging is an option.


With superior imaging capabilities the Nokia Lumia 1020 is ideal if you fancy yourself as a smart phone photographer but if you’re after a more well rounded device then you wont be disappointed with the Nokia Lumia 925.  Does the Nokia Lumia 925 offer everything you need or have you been won over by the Lumia 1020’s camera, we’d be interested to hear your thoughts?

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