Apple iPhone 3GS vs Nokia N900

iPhone vs N900

iPhone vs N900

Maemo 5 operating system is new to to wide range users, all users that have chance to use or using N900 are positively surprised about his simplicity. N900 is the best smartphone that Nokia has produced till date. Here is Comparison details between Nokia N900 and his hardest rival Apple iPhone 3GS.

Nokia N900 iPhone 3GS
Price Amazon Amazon
Height 4.37 inches (110.9 mm) 4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
Width 2.35 inches (58.8 mm) 2.4 inches (62.1 mm)
Depth 0.77 inche (19.55 mm) 0.48 inch (12.3 mm)
Weight 6.38 ounces (181 grams) 4.8 ounces (135 grams)
Color black black and white
CPU Speed 600 Mhz 600 Mhz
RAM 256 MB 256 MB
Storage 32 GB 16 or 32 GB
Storage Expansion microSD slot (up to 16GB) no
Maximum Storage Internal 32GB + Expansion 16gGB = 48GB 32GB
Computer Connector Micro-USB proprietary connector
Removable Battery yes no
Display Size 3.5″ (88.9 mm) 3.5″ (88.9 mm)
Display resolution 800 by 480 pixels 480 by 320 pixels
Accelerometer yes yes
Camera 5 MP – Carl Zeiss optic, autofocus, Dual Led Flash and video light. 3,2 MP – autofocus, touch focus
Front-Facing Webcam yes (VGA) no
Ambient light sensor yes yes
Kick-stand yes no
Operating System Maemo 5 Linux based OS – open source! iPhone OS (Mac-OS) – closed Source with open source components.
Root Access yes no
Flash Support yes no
Browser Mozilla based. Supports: WAP 2.0, xHTML, HTML and RSS feeds protocols (Thanks to the Flash Player 9.4 on it). WebKit based Supports: HTML protocol
Video 25 fps/WVGA (848 x 480) 30 fps/VGA (640×480) video geo-tagging
3D Graphics OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenGL ES 2.0
Skype Integrated “There’s an app for that”
SIP Integrated “There’s an app for that”
Widgets yes no
Physical Keyboard yes no
On-Screen Keyboard yes yes
Stylus Input yes no
Multi Touch no yes
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g 802.11b/g
GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz
3G 900/1700/2100 MHz 850/1900/2100 MHz
Bluetooth 2.1 2.1
Speakers 2 (Stereo speakers) 1
Music playback MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A, WAV AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Video playback H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263 H.264, MPEG-4
Ring tones WAV, MP3, AAC, eAAC, WMA purchase through iTunes
TV Out yes yes
FM Transmitter yes no
FM Tuner yes no
A-GPS yes yes
Compass no yes
Maps Ovi Maps Google Maps and others

Major disadvantage of N900 is lack of multi-touch support and switching between Landscape mode and portrait mode. It works only in landscape mode. N900 is larger because of physical keyboard. iPhone have a bit more disadvantages so N900 wins in most segments, in some result is even.

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3 Responses to Apple iPhone 3GS vs Nokia N900

  1. I describe to my girlfriend that linux OS is much more advanced than Windows xp but yet not one of these folks have yet changed!

  2. Marcus Hildahl says:

    I have to say, that I could not agree with you in 100%, but it’s just my opinion, which could be wrong.

  3. jscottu says:

    I must say that the Nokia has a lot going for it. Remember that because it is open source there are lots of free apps and more coming all the time. The real keyboard, the removeable battery, the stylus, the ability to use on a network other than ATT, the higher display resolution and the cool factor are all pluses.

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