LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 6, 2013

What happens if you set the LG Optimus G against the Nokia Lumia 920? Which one wins? Is the 4.7-inch screen on the Optimus G superior to the 4.5-inch display on the Lumia 920? Is Optimus G‘s Android 4.0.4 software enticing enough? Will you be impressed by the Lumia 920’s 8.0MP camera? These questions (and more besides) are answered below.

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LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it.

LG Optimus G VS Nokia Lumia 920
Display 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack LCD
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(331.778 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Android 4.0.4 Windows Phone 8
Storage 32GB internal, no expansion slot 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 3.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7mm
Weight 145g 185g
Talktime 15.0 hours 10.0 hours
Standby 335 hours 400 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and free SkyDrive storage

 

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 fight plays out…

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Connectivity

— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Size/Weight

How big do you like your phones? The Optimus G measures 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm. In comparison, the Lumia 920 is 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm. The Lumia 920 is the shorter of the two phones by 1.6mm. Weighing 185g, the Lumia 920 is 40g chunkier than the Optimus G, which weighs 145g. The Optimus G is leading after the first two rounds. Can it hold on?
— The Optimus G wins (2-1)

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LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Camera/Video

The Optimus G’s 13.0 Megapixel camera features a full resolution of plus autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. For video calls and self portraits, there’s also a front-facing camera (1.3 Megapixels).

With autofocus, a dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, Nokia’s PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording, the Lumia 920′s 8.0 Megapixel might not have more Megapixels, but it will take better photos. Oh and there’s a second 1.3MP camera on the front, which can be used for video calling.
— The Lumia 920 wins (2-2)

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Display

The Optimus G boasts a touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD display, measuring 4.7 inches and delivering a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. Packing 983040 pixels into this 4.7-inch screen results in pixel density of 317.66 pixels per inch (PPI). That’s pretty good. Can the Lumia beat it?

XXXX pointy arrow The LG Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 317.66.

The Lumia 920′s touch-sensitive IPS ClearBlack LCD display only measures 4.5 inches. The resolution is also identical. With 983040 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a terrific 331.778 pixels per inch.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (3-3)

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Processor

On the inside, the Lumia 920 is a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor. The Optimus G has a faster, newer quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, rated at 1.5GHz.
— The Optimus G wins (4-3)

Half-time: LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920

We’re halfway through this fight and the Optimus G leads by 1 point. But this isn’t over. Nowhere near. Let’s see what the Lumia 920 has to offer in the second half of this fight…

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Software

Nokia’s phone is based on Windows Phone 8, while LG’s hardware uses Android 4.0.4.
— The Optimus G wins (5-3)

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Applications

Which OS is the most popular with developers? According to the stats, the Optimus G has the fattest app store of the two. There are over 675000 apps on Google Play; while the Windows Phone Store has over 125000 apps available for download. With three rounds left, the Optimus G has stayed out in front.
— The Optimus G wins (6-3)

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-4)

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Battery Life

Juiced up to full capacity, the Optimus G boasts 15.0 hours of talktime according to LG, while the Lumia 920 is rated at 10.0 hours. Standby time is rated at 335 hours and 400 hours respectively. No obvious winner, so the points are shared this time.
— Draw (8-5)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

LG Optimus G vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-6)

BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus G wins! (9-6)

The LG Optimus G wins this match-up. It knocks down the Nokia Lumia 920 in this battle, winning 4 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 5 and losing 1. Look back over the fight and you’ll see that the Optimus G has the best balance between size and weight, a faster processor and the best OS. The Lumia 920 features a far better camera, however, despite losing out in a straight Megapixel vs Megapixel showdown.

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