Comparison: Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S

Comparison: Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S

Yesterday we saw the Nokia Lumia 800 being introduced at the Nokia World Event and this device set the beginning of a new era for Nokia as it is the first phone released under their contract with Microsoft. However, the main question now is if the Nokia Lumia 800 will be a worthy opponent of the best phone in its class – the iPhone 4S.

Below you can see a comparison between the specs of both phones and they are some things that seem quite surprising. The thing that most people notice on first look is the lack of a front camera on the Nokia 800. The front-facing camera has been a default hardware enhancement for most phones in the past year, but surprisingly Nokia decided to remove that feature on the first of their Windows Phones. The rear camera of the iPhone 4S also has on huge advantage over the 800 – while the Nokia 800 can shoot video at 720 the iPhone is capable of shooting videos at 1080p.

In the end of the day it is up to every user to decide if he needs the functions of the iPhone 4S or the Nokia Lumia 800. Specs aren’t always a tie-breaker and this seems to be one of those cases.

Processor A5 Chip (clock speed not confirmed yet) 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 RAM 512MB 512MB Display Type Retina AMOLED Display Specs 960×640 326 ppi 3.5-inch with 800:1 contrast ratio 3.7-inch (480×800) Storage 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal 16GB internal Operating System iOS 5 Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Networks MTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) WCDMA, EDGE Class B, GPRS Class B, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps, HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps, Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32) Rear Camera 8MP with 1080p 30fps video, touch focus and LED flash 8MP with 720p 30fps video, touch focus and flash Front Camera VGA, video up to 30fps N/A Battery Internal, Up to 8 hours on 3G, Up to 200 hours on standy 1450mAh Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only) 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR Connectivity Proprietary USB terminal MicroUSB Sensors Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, GPS 3D Accelerometer, proximity, magnetometer, ambient light, GPS Height 4.5 inches (115.2mm) 4.58 inches (116.5mm) Width 2.31 inches (58.6mm) 2.4 inches (61.2mm) Depth 0.37 inch (9.3mm) .47 inch (12.1mm) Weight 4.9 ounces (140 grams) 5 ounces (142 grams) Colors Black, White Black, Pink and Blue Supported Audio Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV AAC, M4B, MP3, WMA, EVRC, MP42, QCELP, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format ASF, AVI, VC-1, WMV 9, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, 3GPP formats (H.263)


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