Say what you like about older Windows phones, the new Windows 8 phones are actually pretty good devices. But given that Windows has such a bad reputation as a clunky and hard to use operating system you might have automatically crossed all Windows phones off your list. You really should look again though. The Nokia Lumia line includes some of the best Nokia mobile phones models and is an excellent line of Windows phones. They come with plenty of features, and they’re nice looking too. To prove our point we took the Nokia Lumia 820 and put it to the test against the Sony Xperia J, an Android phone running the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. We wanted to know exactly how they compare and what their differences are. If you’re in the market for a new phone, you might want to keep reading to find out which of these two we recommend….
What the Nokia Lumia 820 is Good At….
The Lumia really does have a lot going for it. It’s the faster phone, coming with a 1500 MHz processor rather than the slower 1000 MHz processor on the Xperia, making it more powerful and snappier. It also runs double the RAM, making it more responsive and better able to handle multi-tasking or running more than one process at the same time. It has a slightly larger screen, measuring in at 4.3 inches over the Xperia’s flat four inches. But it also has a higher resolution camera. The Lumia comes with an 8 MP built in camera versus the 5 MP device on the Xperia. That means that photos taken with the Lumia are simply better quality and have more fine detail than those taken by the Xperia. You get double the internal storage on the Lumia, which comes with 8 GB of internal memory versus just 4 GB on the Xperia. For you that means that you can store twice the amount of music, photos, games and data on your device. Finally, you get better Bluetooth support on the Lumia, which is equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 rather than the older 2.1 version on the Xperia. If you’re a frequent user of Bluetooth devices such as hands free the newer version means that you get faster data transfer and that your phone uses less battery power when connecting to said devices.
What the Sony Xperia J Has Going for It…
Despite having the smaller screen, the Xperia does have a better quality display. It has ten per cent higher screen resolution and ten per cent more PPI (pixels per inch) resulting in a picture that’s brighter, clearer and crisper than that of the Lumia. It also comes in lighter, smaller and thinner than the Lumia, making it that much more portable.
Which is the Better Buy?
Our recommendation really does go to the Windows phone. The Nokia Lumia 820 is a great little phone, and it’s more powerful and has a larger screen and more storage space than the Xperia J. Plus, that camera just comes as an added bonus. We wouldn’t hesitate to choose the Nokia Lumia over the Sony Xperia.