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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Sony Xperia ZQ

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Nokia Lumia 920 vs Sony Xperia ZQ phones. Which is the best phone?


04 Nokia Lumia 920 vs 16 Sony Xperia ZQ

Nokia Lumia 920
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32bit Dual


Non removable

Sony Xperia ZQ
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32bit Quad


Non removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Sony Xperia ZQ

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04 Advantages Nokia Lumia 920

Lumia 920 vs Xperia ZQ
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB vs 16GB (12GB user available)
Advantage+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid TFT LCD IPS vs TFT LCD
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light Dual LED flash vs LED flash
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.0 (aperture) vs f/2.4 (aperture)

16 Advantages Sony Xperia ZQ

Xperia ZQ vs Lumia 920
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core vs 1.5Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cards Until 64GB vs Not supported
151 grams (5.29 ounces) vs 185 grams (6.48 ounces)
9.8 millimeters (0.39 inches) vs 10.7 millimeters (0.42 inches)
+Higher resolution screen
1080 x 1920 pixels vs 768 x 1280 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
441 PPI vs 332 PPI
+Larger screen
5" vs 4.5"
+Higher resolution main camera
13 megapixels vs 8.7 megapixels
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas HDR photo/video only main camera vs Not supported
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2.1 megapixels vs 1.2 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) vs HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+More apps available to download and use
2000000 apps (Google Play Store) vs 700000 apps (Marketplace)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2370 mAh vs 2000 mAh
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable Micro-B USB - MHL vs Not supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 4.0 version with A2DP vs 3.1 version with A2DP

29 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos 16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures Only digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus Autofocus
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness BSI sensor
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth 1/3" inches
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster 4G LTE
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files 100 Mbps
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitive Capacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time Multitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores 3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the device Accelerometer
+Sensors help you use the device Proximity
+Sensors help you use the device Compass
+Sensors help you use the device Ambient Light
+Sensors help you use the device Gyroscope
+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasions Speakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video Video calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features Vibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality Active noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM / FM with RDS
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n is newer and faster 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device DLNA
+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devices NFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Better sites viewing on the internet HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Gorilla Glass / Scratch-resistant glass

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical features Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Brand NokiaSony
Model Lumia 920Xperia ZQ
Also known as Nokia Lumia 920T, Nokia Lumia 920 RM-821, RM-820, Nokia PhiSony Xperia ZQ C6503, Sony Xperia ZL for Brazil, Sony Odin
Country or region where it's sold feature not registeredBrazil
Release date November, 2012April, 2013
Design / Type BarBar
Depth 10.7 millimeters (0.42 inches)9.8 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height) 70.8 x 130.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.13 in)69.3 x 131.6 millimeters (2.73 x 5.18 in)
Weight 185 grams (6.48 ounces)151 grams (5.29 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Not supportedNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Not supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS) Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Operating system Windows Phone 8.0 ApolloAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware update Windows Phone 8.0 GDR3Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Hardware Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Architecture - Chipset 32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM896032bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
CPU processor 1.5Ghz Dual-Core Krait1.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait
GPU graphical controller Qualcomm Adreno 225Qualcomm Adreno 320
Internal storage 32GB16GB (12GB user available)
External storage Not supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC
Display Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Screen size 4.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio ~62.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Capacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution 768 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 332 PPI441 PPI
Colors 16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Gorilla GlassScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and data Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM card 1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz band Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G network GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network UMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 900/1900/2100
4G network LTE RM-821: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 - RM-820: 700/1700/2100LTE 2600
2G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download 100 Mbps100 Mbps
Maximum speed upload 50 Mbps50 Mbps
Messaging and calling Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Messaging SMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video calling SupportedSupported
Call control Voice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back camera Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Main camera 8.7 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution 3552 x 2448 pixels4128 x 3096 pixels
Video recording (primary) Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
Flash Dual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperture f/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length feature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size 1/3" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Autofocus AutofocusAutofocus
Touch focus SupportedSupported
Image stabilization feature not registeredfeature not registered
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detection Face detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensor SupportedSupported
HDR Not supportedHDR photo/video only main camera
Front camera / Secondary camera Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Front camera 1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution 1280 x 960 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary) HD (1280 x 720 pixels)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front flash Not supportedNot supported
Focal aperture feature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal length feature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Multimedia Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Radio FMFM with RDS
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, WMV, H.263, H.264
Audio formats MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMAMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfaces Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
USB USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Not supportedMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 3.1 version with A2DP4.0 version with A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
DLNA SupportedSupported
NFC SupportedSupported
Infrared port feature not registeredSupported
Other functions Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Active noise cancellation SupportedSupported
Vibrating alert SupportedSupported
Ringtones Polyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Flash player Not supportedNot supported
Java Not supportedNot supported
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Other features - Colors: Black, Yellow, Red, White, Gray
- Nokia PureMotion HD+ display
- Nokia PureView camera
- Wireless charging
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Video stabilization
- HD Voice
- 4G Mobile Hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- Exmor RS™ mobile with HDR
- Timescape UI
- PlayNow
- 3D surround sound
- 16x digital zoom
- 3D sweep panorama
- WiFi Direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomy Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
Battery technology Lithium ion - Non removableLithium ion - Non removable
Battery capacity 2000 mAh2370 mAh
Battery model feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time 600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standby 24000 minutes | 400 hours | 16.7 days30000 minutes | 500 hours | 20.8 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation) Nokia Lumia 920Sony Xperia ZQ
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia 1.08 W/Kg (head) | 0.91 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UK 0.7 W/Kg (head)feature not registered

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