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Nokia N8 vs. iPhone 4:Part 1

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
  • 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








  • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • 3.5 inch multi-touch TFT screen
  • 960×640 pixels
  • Retina display
  • 3.5 inch multi-touch AMOLED screen
  • 640×480 pixels
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS
  • Integrated GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Ovi maps
  • USB charging
  • 7hrs 3G talktime
  • 14hrs 2G
  • Standby 300hrs
  • USB charging
  • 6hrs 3G talktime
  • 12hrs 2G talktime
  • Standby 390h
PROCESSOR A4 processor 1Ghz ARM 11 processor 600Mhz
RAM 256Mb 256Mb
  • Gyro sensor
  • accelerometer
  • accelerometer
  • 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.

Categories: Latest technology
  1. mark brian
    October 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    nokia rocks

  2. mark brian
    October 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    hot stuff by nokia..

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