iPhone 5S

Lumia versus Lumia and Windows Phone against the iPhone in our benchmark matchup

Benchmarks don’t mean much to the average consumer, but they’re a fun way for us to compare and stack different handsets.

Earlier today Basemark OS II launched on Windows Phone, a benchmarking application for Windows Phone. We’ve had a few other benchmark apps in the Windows Phone Store before, but this one also has apps on Android and iOS. We thought it would be fun to run the test on all the Windows Phone devices we have in our possession, in addition to an Apple iPhone 5s for comparison.

How does a Lumia 1020 fair up against a Lumia 925? Does that extra bit of RAM in the new Lumia 525 really matter against the Lumia 520? And how fast is a Lumia 1520? Read on to find out!

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Windows Phone Central compares and contrasts today's top smartphone cameras

2013 so far can be described as the year of the camera phone. Between Nokia’s engineering and the likes of its competitors playing catch up, consumers have plenty of choice when it comes to smartphones with excellent cameras.

Following up our recent Lumia shoot out, we decided to take three of today's high end devices out for a showdown, specifically the brand new iPhone 5S, Lumia 925 (review) and Lumia 1020 (review). All three can be considered top contenders on paper, but we'll see who is the best when we dig deeper into the pixels.

Care to see our results? You may be surprised.

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Earlier today, Apple announced two new phones – the iPhone 5S and 5C. The iPhone 5C is aimed at the “budget” minded crowd and features flirty colors for the phone itself. Budget is very subjective over at Apple HQ since the 16GB variant clocks in at $549 for off-contract pricing. Compared to the Lumia 520 which you can get for under $100 off-contract you have no competition.

But what about the new flagship device at Apple? How does the iPhone 5S compare to the Nokia Lumia 1020, the flagship Windows Phone device? We don’t have an iPhone 5S in our hands, but we can compare the numbers after the break.

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