Booth devices are new on market, have similar characteristics but some features are different.
At first here is table with compared specifications.
|MOTORILA Droid (Motorola Milestone in Europe)||NOKIA N900|
|Dimensions:||115.8 x 60 x 13.7||110.9 x 59.8 x 18|
|LCD:||3.7 inch display having 480 X 854 pixels resolution||3.5 inches display showing 800 X 480 pixels.|
|OS:||Android OS version 2.0 which is also known as Eclairs edition.||Linux based Maemo OS|
|CPU:||ARM Cortex A8 Processor at 550 MHz||ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 600 MHz and having 256 MB RAM.|
|Memory:||max 32GB||max 48GB|
|Camera:||5MP camera with Dual LED Flash and autofocus capabilities||5MP camera with Carl Zeiss Lens Dual LED Flash and autofocus|
|Video:||720 X 480 pixels @24fps||WVGA video with 848 X 480 pixels at 25 frames per second|
|Battery:||Li Ion Battery 1400mAh||Li Ion Battery 1320mAh|
Slim Design in Droid has many advantages when using phone. Droid has ticker than N900 with only 13.7mm, while N900 measures 18mm.
Keyboard is on Droid is flat and is not easy to type fast on it.
By user experience better QWERTY keyboard have N900.
Booth, N900 and droid has LCD that supports full 16M color range. Nokia has a 3.5 inches display showing 800 X 480 pixels and has very good sunlight legibility.
Motorola Droid has a bigger 3.7 inch display having 480 X 854 pixels resolution – display is really very good with nice and crisp details.
Nokia has resistive touchscreen (supports the use of stylus and handwriting recognition) but is a little less responsive in some moments. Touchpad on Droid doesn’t support stylus but is more responsive.
Android have more apps, more support, and it’s currently more developed and finetuned than Maemo is at the moment.
We expect a little boom of maemo app. and support in near future. We must consider that Maemo isn’t only Nokia, but thousands of opensource developers. This is real power of Maemo.
Larger capacity of memory has N900 (Internal 32GB + microSD up to 16GB = max 48GB), Droid has only 8GB card included.
Motorola Droid has bigger battery in spec, in real life when operating with phone Nokia has better battery life.
We can say that in this segment – N900 wins.
N900 has 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss Lens Dual LED Flash and autofocus. Droid has 5MP camera too, with Dual LED Flash and autofocus capabilities.
Video: N900 records WVGA video with 848 X 480 pixels at 25 frames per second and Droid video is 720 X 480 pixels @24fps.
Best and fairest way to compare quality of cameras beetwen these models is to show you picture and video samples.
Full camera and video review of N900 you can find here.