The Nokia N9 and the Nokia Lumia 800, two new Nokia smartphones which looks almost identical at first glance. One runs on the soon-to-be-forgotten MeeGo OS while the other uses the up-and-coming Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. Do they really differ on the OS level? Not quite, not by a long stretch.
Specs are kinda sketchy from the usually reliable GSMArena and PDADB.Net so we scrounged for the actual specs from Nokia instead and fill in the blanks from reliable reviews of the N9. Here’s what we came up with and you will be surprised that the N9 has better features than the Lumia 800 but still, it seems that Android phones of the same class trumps them both.
|Nokia N9||Nokia Lumia 800|
|1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630, PowerVR SGX530||1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator|
|MeeGo for Nokia N9 (MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan)||Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango|
|Quad-band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900||Quad-band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900|
|Penta-band WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100||Quad-band WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100|
|16GB or 64GB internal storage||16GB internal storage|
|1GB RAM||512MB RAM|
|3.9″ ClearBlack AMOLED Display (FWVGA, 854 x 480 resolution), Gorilla Glass||3.7″ ClearBlack AMOLED Display (WVGA, 800 x 480 resolution), Gorilla Glass|
|HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.7 Mbps||HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.7 Mbps|
|8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, F2.2, Dual-LED Flash||8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, F2.2, Dual-LED Flash|
|720p HD video recording @30fps||720p HD video recording @30fps|
|VGA front-facing camera (not working on Skype)||No front-facing camera|
|Web-kit browser (HTML5, CSS3, XHTML, no Flash support)||Internet Explorer 9 Mobile (HTML5, CSS3, XHTML, No Flash support)|
|GPS, A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||GPS, A-GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR||Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR|
|No FM Radio||FM Radio|
|Micro SIM card||Micro SIM card|
|Ovi Store||Zune Marketplace|
|1,450mAh battery||1,450mAh battery|
|116.45 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm||116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm|
|135 g||142 g|
So will it be the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 or the Windows Mango Nokia Lumia 800? No doubt the design looks really nice and maybe the UI is fresh but still… is it enough to topple the Android-based phones?