Nokia’s current strategy apparently differs from the policy of other companies; Sony launches different handsets one after another, Samsung offers a myriad of Galaxy line devices with various names and for different categories, while Nokia works on a few devices for some time and announces them making a huge buzz. In brief, the more manufacturers are in the game, the more policies we can observe. But regardless of the strategy those companies adopt and follow, simple users are primarily interested in the products they come up with. At the moment, we have two real rivals introducing two different civilizations — the Nokia Lumia 920, which is the incarnation of the values Microsoft and Nokia own, and the Sony Xperia T, which is a high-end Android smartphone with the advantages and shortcomings Google’s operating system provides. They are made with different goals in mind but if placed side by side in a store, they will definitely cause users to appear between a rock and a hard place as they will simply not know which one to opt for. We’ll try to help you.
Before anything is said, it should be noted that the Lumia 920 and the Xperia T won’t be affordable for everyone as these handsets belong to high-end category, therefore, they will cost much. However, mobile operators and retailers will rack their brains on different campaigns that will help them stimulate the sales. In this sense, the regions where these handsets will be offered will have a colossal impact on the price. If the European mobile operators will be selling them at lower prices or for free, the US and other regions’ carriers will require some money. European users are in a beneficial position because as usual, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Three, or O2 contract deals will be attractive to lure new buyers.. Other markets will basically have to cross their fingers and hope for not-that-high price tags or should wait until there appear better Nokia Lumia 920 and Sony Xperia T deals. This said, there are many factors affecting the choice, and the mobile operators and retailers will beyond doubt take them into account.
The Sony Xperia T was announced before the end of August at IFA 2012 alongside with other Xperia line devices. With this move Sony showed it is ready for a fight in any arena. The Xperia T was the most powerful handset among the announced devices, so naturally, all eyes were on it. Honestly, this device deserves the highest prizes thanks to the specs list and the design it comes with.
No idea what the letter T stands for, and since PocketNow’s explanation was not pleasing, we won’t go deep into the company’s letter choice matters. Instead, one thing to concentrate on is what features the phone sports. The Xperia T comes with a 4.55-inch touchscreen at a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 323ppi pixel density. Like other Xperias, it features Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology, which is on Sony’s TVs also. Accordingly, no one will dare to complain about these displays.
Other than that, the Sony Xperia T sports a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, which is recognized as one of the fastest CPUs in the universe. As to the camera, Sony didn’t disappoint its fans and packed the phone with a 13MP snapper with autofocus and LED flash. This camera allows recording videos at 1080p and 30fps. Plus, there is a 1.3MP frontal camera for self-portraits and web chat.
1GB RAM won’t let you run out of memory. Also, the Xperia T is packed with 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot. At the end, this handset is equipped with a 1850 battery providing up to 7 hours of talk time in 3G mode.
Note that the Sony Xperia T runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be upgraded to Jelly Bean before the end of the year.
The Nokia Lumia 920 was accepted as the phone that will ensure Nokia’s re-entry in the high-end smartphone market. The key to success of the Nokia Lumia 920 does not lie only in high-end features, but also in new technologies. For example, the phone boasts of a 4.5-inch HD touchscreen but it wouldn’t sound this attractive without ClearBlack Display’s new iteration to it. Or 332ppi pixel density wouldn’t get all the attention if it were not the best number for its class. So the Nokia Lumia 920 sports the best LCD touchscreen, that’s why the company has called it the “fastest LCD display.” It comes with a 2.5 times faster refresh rate thanks to a new technology called PureMotion HD+. The latter also allows users to access the phone even with gloves.
Next, you won’t find a revolutionary camera lens on the Lumia 920 as the device features only an 8MP snapper with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash. But the talks Nokia would bring its PureView camera technology to the Lumia line proved true, and we can say the manufacturer has done a great work. Though with less lens, the Nokia Lumia 920 supports this technology. The novelty is called PureView Phase 2.
The third advantage of this phone is the wireless charging capability. It means the phone will be charged not only via a wireless charger, but also via different apps and accessories, like the JBL retro boombox speaker designed especially for this handset.
The rest of features include a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset with LTE radio to boot, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage and a 2000mAh battery, which will provide up to 10 hours of talk time.
Also, the Nokia Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8 with its resizable live tiles and Nokia Collection apps. And since Lumia line is very well known for its joyful look, this handset as well will come with a wide range of color options.
We are not saying the Nokia Lumia 920 is better than the Sony Xperia T but the Finnish company finally has what to introduce against the Android monsters.