iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 635 Camera Comparison: Similar Specs, Different Price Part 2

iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 635 Camera Comparison: Similar Specs, Different Price Part 2

By Rich W Woods

Earlier today, I wrote a comparison of the Moto G and the iPhone 6. After all, they have almost identical specs but that price is vastly different. The specs between the Nokia Lumia 635 and the iPhone 6 are a little less similar than the iPhone 6 and the Moto G, but they’re still pretty close.

Note that iOS is built for the iPhone, so it doesn’t require as much power as Windows Phone or Android does, so a high end iPhone has lower specs than a mid-range Android or Windows Phone.

iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 635: Specs

iPhone 6 Nokia Lumia 635
Processor 1.4 GHz Dual Core A8 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
Display 4.7″/5.5″, 750p/1080p, 326/401 ppi 4.5″, 480p, 218 ppi
Camera 8 MP, 1.2 MP Front 5 MP
Video 1080p, 60 fps 720p, 30 fps
RAM 1 GB 512 MB
Storage 16/64/128 GB 8 GB
Price Starts at $649 $129

iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 635: Camera

Since I obtained the Nokia Lumia 635, I have compared it to the Nokia Lumia 530. The iPhone 6 has been compared to the Moto X, iPhone 5S, OnePlus One, HTC One M8, and Nokia Lumia 1020.

The Nokia Lumia 635 does not have a front camera, which is great for me because I’m anti-selfies. If you are using a 1440p display or lower, it is impossible to tell the difference between 5 MP and 8 MP, so this is a great way to see the difference between the Nokia camera and Apple camera. Let’s dive into some samples.

If you enlarge the photos and scroll through them, it’s a pretty interesting comparison. On some of them, the iPhone 6 looks better and on some, the Nokia Lumia 635 looks better. One thing is for sure, these are two very different cameras. Just look at the second photo down. It is a picture of the exact same thing but looks completely different.

The iPhone 6 does better in low light, as you can see from the last photo and this was something that I was disappointed in. Nokia is well known for low light performance. Obviously the iPhone 6 takes a better selfie because the Nokia Lumia 635 doesn’t have a front camera.

iPhone 6 vs Nokia Lumia 635: Video

The Nokia Lumia 635 takes 720p video at 30 fps, which is a restriction of the Snapdragon 400 processor because all that is needed for 1080p is a 2.1 MP sensor.

The iPhone 6 takes 1080p video at 60 fps. The frame rate makes for a much smoother video. YouTube is still rolling out support for 60 fps, so playing it back is a gamble.

Either way, it really shouldn’t matter what the resolution or the frame rate of the sample is. After all, you could imagine what better resolution or a smoother video looks like. What you need to focus on is how the camera presents the video.

iPhone 6

Nokia Lumia 635

The Nokia Lumia 635 is a fine phone. It is really a pleasant phone to use. If you don’t take a lot of video from your phone, the Nokia Lumia 635 could be for you.

So which phone do you think is better? Normally, when I compare a budget phone to a flagship phone, I would ask which phone you think is better if it is weighted by price, but I think the Nokia Lumia 635 can stand on its own. Tell me what you think.

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Rich Woods

Being a computer programmer wasn't enough to fulfill his love of technology. In 2013, Rich founded For the Love of Tech and has been writing about his love of tech ever since.