How Apple’s iPhone 5 stacks up against the Nokia Lumia 920, in terms of dimensions and weight
Nokia Lumia 920 dimensions (inches): 5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 = 6.011 in³
Apple iPhone 5 dimensions (inches): 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 = 3.37 in³
Nokia Lumia 920 weight: 6.53 oz
Apple iPhone 5 weight: 3.95 oz
Some quick math tells me the Nokia Lumia 920 is about 78 percent larger than the iPhone 5, and it’s about 65 percent heavier, too. In my opinion, the disparity highlights the companies’ very different priorities. Whereas Nokia’s focused on shoehorning as much as possible into its flagship smartphone, Apple cares just as much about how you live with its handset as it does about increasing its performance and features, and that means making the iPhone as portable as possible.
I’ve received quite a few emails and tweets from Windows Phone users. The point of the post is simply to show the difference in philosophies between the two companies. One company would rather sacrifice screen size, wireless charging, and NFC to make a thinner and lighter device. The other would rather pack all those features in and add a little more weight and size.
As Apple designer Jony Ive said in the iPhone 5′s promo video, the iPhone is “probably the object that you use most in your life,” so the company “takes changing it really seriously.”
Industrial designer and good friend Don Lehman sent me a picture that puts the sizes of the phones into perspective.