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Nokia N8 vs. iPhone 4:Part 1

June 10, 2010 2 comments

If you read my last post, then I promised to give a detailed comparison of the new smart phones of 2010, the Nokia N8 and iPhone 4. There is a lot of new features and hardware changes coming with these two devices, so I will break my comparison into several parts. On this first part, I will look at the physical outlook and general technical specifications.

Well, there are several eye-catching features that both devices boast. The Nokia N8’s power lies on the underside of the device- a massive 12 megapixel camera which can shoot videos at 720p HD and 25 frames per second. If that is not enough, then Nokia made sure the camera is near perfect by including both a Xenon flash and the usual dual LED flash. Coupled with a HDMI output port, it is clear what this device is aimed at.

The iPhone 4 doesn’t really have a focal point, but it does have some key improvements compared to its predecessors. Most notables are the new screen resolution of 960×640 which makes the display super crisp, a new gyro-accelerometer which is able to sense 3D motion, improved A4 processor which runs the Apple iPad and support for video calls.

The summarized comparison of the two devices is listed below:

DEVICE Apple iPhone 4 Nokia N8
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 115.2×58.6×9.3(mm) 113.5×59×12.9(mm)
WEIGHT 137g 135g
CAMERA,PHOTOS AND VIDEO
  • 5MP still camera
  • Video recording
  • 720p(HD) up to 30fps
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • 12MP still camera
  • Video recording
  • 720p(HD) up to 25fps
  • Photo and video geotagging
CAPACITY 16GB and 32GB 16GB, microSD slot up to 32GB
CELLULAR
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA

(850,900,1900,2100Mhz)

  • GSM/EDGE

(850,900,1800,1900Mhz)

  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA

(850,900,1900,2100Mhz)

  • GSM/EDGE

(850,900,1800,1900Mhz)

WIRELESS
  • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
DISPLAY
  • 3.5 inch multi-touch TFT screen
  • 960×640 pixels
  • Retina display
  • 3.5 inch multi-touch AMOLED screen
  • 640×480 pixels
NAVIGATION
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS
  • Integrated GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Ovi maps
POWER AND BATTERY
  • USB charging
  • 7hrs 3G talktime
  • 14hrs 2G
  • Standby 300hrs
  • USB charging
  • 6hrs 3G talktime
  • 12hrs 2G talktime
  • Standby 390h
OPERATING SYSTEM iOS 4 symbianᶺ3
PROCESSOR A4 processor 1Ghz ARM 11 processor 600Mhz
RAM 256Mb 256Mb
OTHERS
  • Gyro sensor
  • accelerometer
  • accelerometer
LAUNCH PRICE
  • 599$, No contract for 16GB
  • 699$, No contract for 32GB
  • 488$, No contract

Since both of these phones are not yet launched, it is hard to predict the winner of the battle. However, the two devices may be the favourites to rock 2010.

In my next posts, I will look at other 2010 smartphones expected to be in the race. A good example is the HTC Evo 4G.

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Nokia N8 Announced, Apple iPhone 4 Expected To Launch Soon

June 8, 2010 6 comments

It is set to be a 2010 where mobile phone companies set new heights. Nokia announced the N8, expected to launch in August. Recently, Apple also announced their latest iPhone 4 which runs the latest iOS 4. The device is expected to launch in USA on 24th
June. Likewise to the iphone 4, Nokia N8 is also expected to run the latest Symbianᶺ3. This is expected to be the biggest smart phone battle of 2010 as the two devices boast a number of cutting edge technology. Be sure to subscribe to my feeds so as to get a detailed comparison of the two Smart phones in my next post. Have a look at the competitive design features below!

 

 

    iPhone 4                                            

Nokia N8

 


 

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