At the beginning let say something about software platforms of booth phones. N97 comes with the Symbian Fifth Edition OS. In front of the Android, it seems like a mockery. But N900 comes with Maemo 5 is an OS that can atlast match the power and wow factor that has made the Android and the iPhone famous.
|NOKIA N97||NOKIA N900|
|Dimensions / weight:||117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm / 150 g||110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm / 181 g|
|LCD:||TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Full QWERTY keyboard, Handwriting recognition
|TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches
|Memory:||32 GB storage, 128 MB RAM||32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM|
|Data:||GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB||GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB|
|Camera:||5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash, video light (geo-tagging)||5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light (geo-tagging)|
|Video:||VGA@30fps||WVGA(848 x 480)@25fps|
|OS:||Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5||Maemo 5 (open source)|
|CPU:||ARM 11 434 MHz processor||ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX graphics|
|Battery:||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh|
|Specific features:||Digital compass||Skype and GoogleTalk VoIP integration
WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video player Adobe Flash Player 9.4
Booth phones have 3.5mm audio jack, stereo FM radio and TV-out support. Bigger screen on N900 is particularly evident when gaming, playing multimedia, connecting to TV. Maemo 5 OS although is new – have bigger potential and possibilities. Maemo5 is very stable and it’s very fast and very slick. Lesser softwares and applications, no java applications is deficiencies compared to N97. Touch screen on N900 is responsive, better than N97. You can integrate sype and MSN with your text messaging app, on N97 you can’t. For those who have collection of divx / xvid films, they can watch these films on N900 without any conversion.Using N900 can be real pleasure because of fast CPU and real multitasking, especially web browsing experience, so we can confirm that N900 is Nokia flagship device. It does not diminish power and features that has N97. N97 can successfully challenge other phones like iPhone 3GS, Plam Pre and similar.
Here is some screenshots of user interface. (click on picture for full size)
All leads to question which to buy; N97 or N900
We bring price comparation.
To be fair, the N97 has been given a significant boost from Nokia in the form of a new firmware update that puts right many of its failings. But even with that, the N900 is simply leagues ahead of it in every way.
But remains question why Nokia have decided to release both phones when they’re seemingly competing with one another. We think that is because of different platforms, N97 with Symnian, N900 with Maemo 5. Especially in this segment, when comparing, you can find the most differences.
If you’re the type of person who wants a great Web browsing experience in a smartphone that can better most of those on the market, both in terms of features and power, then go for the Nokia N900.