iPhone 5 announced yesterday – how does it compare with the competition?

Apple announced its new phone in one of its usual extravagant keynotes; the iPhone 5 (the 6th in the series). We won’t go into any details since those are readily available everywhere. Since with this announcement all the major players have shown what they have in store for the next six months, we’re giving you a comparison among the best phones money can buy (or will be available to buy within the next two months) and you can judge for yourself depending on your needs.

Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy 3 Nokia Lumia 920 HTC One X
Operating system iOS 6 Android 4.0
(Android 4.1 in October)
Windows Phone 8 Android 4.0
Display 4-inch IPS LCD;
1,136×640 pixels
4.8-inch HD Super
1,280×720 pixels
4.5-inch AMOLED
1,280×768 pixels
4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2
1,280×720 pixels
Availability September 21st May 2012 November 2nd May 2012
4G Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 8.7-megapixel 8-megapixel
Fromt Camera 720p (technically 1.2 megapixel) 1.9-megapixel 1.3-megapixel 1.3-megapixel
Processor Proprietary A6 CPU
(No details available)
1.5GHz Quad Core Exynos SoC 1.5GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz Quad Core NVidia Tegra 3
Memory 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
16GB or 32GB
Expandable memory No Up to 64GB via microSD No No
Battery Unknown
(Talk time 8 hours)
2,100 mAh
(Talk time 22 hours)
2,000 mAh
(Talk time 17 hours)
1,800 mAh
Wireless Charging No No Yes No
Replaceable Battery No Yes No No
NFC (Near Field Communication) No Yes Yes Yes
Weight 112g 133g 184g 130g
Thickness 7.6mm 8.6mm 10.7mm 8.9mm
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6mm 136.5 x 70.6mm 130.3 x 70.8mm 134.4 x 69.9mm
Colors Black, white White, blue, black, brown, gray, red (US Only) Black, white, yellow, red, gray white, gray