4 Reasons I'll Buy the iPhone 5 Over the Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced today and it's impressive. Some standout features include an 8.7 megapixel floating (for stabilization) camera, wireless charging, a blur-less screen, and a touchscreen that can be used while wearing gloves. Impressive.

All that while running Windows Phone 8. While 8 hasn't been released yet, I've found Windows Phone 7 to be well-designed and responsive. If I had to choose between Android and Windows Phone, I'd take the latter any day.

I need a phone and soon. I just moved to a Verizon-only zone, so jumping ship from AT&T is a top priority. Impressive as the 920 is, I'm buying the new iPhone when it's announced next week.

You might be quick to call me a fanboy, but I have good reasons.

  • Support

Microsoft will not update any Windows 7 Phone, not even the 9-month-old Lumia 900, to version 8. If you currently own a Windows Phone, no matter how new, it's officially obsolete.

Apple's upcoming iOS 6 will support the 3-year-old iPhone 3GS, while Microsoft could care less about its own flagship device.

As the former owner of a Motorola Droid, there's nothing worse than plunking down good money for a top of the line phone, only for the manufacturer to forget you exist in a few months.

Say what you will about Apple, but they have a proven track record of supporting older phones. When I buy the new iPhone, I know I'll get updates for the length of my 2-year contract.

  • Apps

At last count, Windows Phone has over 100,000 apps. The iPhone has over 500,000.

Now, no one will ever use that many, and quality is more important than quantity. But the iPhone tends to have the highest-quality apps. When a ground-breaking app is released, it's almost always written first for the iPhone.

  • Release Date

Secretive as Apple is, it's almost certain you'll be able to buy the new iPhone next week. The Lumia 920 doesn't have a release date yet.

  • Nokia Are Liars

Nokia has already been caught lying about the 920's camera. What else are they lying about?

I bought my iPhone 4 because I knew I'd be happy with it for the next 2 years. I have been, and that's why I'll buy an iPhone 5. Before you buy your next phone, think carefully about what you'll still like in 2 years.