Nokia and Samsung are making state of art handsets, one is already having its share of success and the other has all the potentials to rule the world in its segment. So I have compared three best and the latest smartphones: Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note. The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone handset to spring from the Microsoft / Nokia tie-up announced in February. The Nokia Lumia 800 shares its exterior styling with the previously substantially less hyped Nokia N9 but polycarbonate shell and the solidity of the device are impressive. The Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) is a smartphone running under the Android operating system that was announced by Samsung on February 13, 2011. The Galaxy S II was one of the slimmest smartphones of the time, mostly 8.49 mm thin. The Samsung Galaxy Note should be considered a giant phone or a mini-tablet. It is defined as an artistic freedom of a paper notebook coupled with the benefits of Samsung’s smartphone technology and services, allowing users to create, edit and share with more style than ever before.
Comparisons in Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note:
Form Factor and Display
The Lumia 800 has a 116.5×61.2×12.1mm dimension as for as the weight is concerned it weighs 142g. On the other Hand the Galaxy S2 has a dimension of 125.3×66.1×8.49mm, in spite of being a relatively big handset the Galaxy S2 is literally a feather in the realm of weigh, it is only 116g. The device is light, thin and doesn’t really feel as if it should cost a fortune. Samsung Galaxy Note weighs 178 g with the dimensions of 146.9mm by 83mm by 9.7 mm. Samsung has stuck firmly to its tried and tested ‘plastic über alles’ approach for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2. The Lumia 800 feels fantastic in the hand and exudes class. It’s polycarbonate chassis feels strong and looks great and the device is thin enough to not feel like a brick in your pocket. Galaxy Note features S Pen stylus to retrieve your thoughts on your tablet.
Display is what makes a smartphone a Super attractive and appealing. It is the physical representation of all the great internals of the phone. The Lumia 800 has a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved multitouch touch screen display of 480 x 800 p while Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note features 4.3in and 5.3in Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen display with TouchWiz UI v4.0 respectively. Galaxy S2 has the screen resolution of 480 x 800 p while Galaxy Note has 800 x 1280 p resolution. All the three phone’s display are protected by Gorilla glass display.
The Lumia 800 has an 8 MP auto focus rear camera with Carl Zeiss Optics 2x LED Flash and can record HD videos. Nokia is definitely the Big boss of Camera mobiles as partnered with CarlZeiss they provide the best mobile Cameras. While Samsung’s Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note has an 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash as well as it has a 2MP camera on the front side, which comes with an LED flash, autofocus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection and 1080P video capture.
Operating System and Processor:
Nokia’s Lumia 800 is a great stride forward for the company though. The device is solid as rock and performs well thanks to Microsoft’s excellent operating system. The Lumia 800 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and performs very well.You get plenty of upgrades over the launch version of Windows Phone in Mango, including support for multi-tasking, social networking support and Internet Explorer 9. While Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note works on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. Galaxy S2 is planned to get the update of Android 4.0 ICS.
Nokia Lumia works on powerful 1.4 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 800 processor supported by Adreno 205 GPU while Galaxy S2 comes with Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 Exynos processor and Mali-400MP GPU. On the other hand Galaxy Note has better performance with Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Exynos processor and Mali-400MP GPU. Nokia has only 512 MB RAM while both the Samsung’s smartphones have 1GB RAM.
Lumia 800 comes with Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. While Galaxy S2 and Note comes with Bluetooth v3.0+HS, v2.0 microUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPRS, EDGE and 3G.
Memory and Battery:
The Lumia has 16GB internal memory, but it has no memory expansion to offer. As far as the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note is concerned, it comes in two avatars 16GB/32GB and the memory can be further expanded to 32GB.
The Lumia 800 ha a 1450mAh BV-5JW 3.7V battery which gives a standby time of 265h and a talk time of 13h on 2G. Whereas the Galaxy S2 has a 1650mAh Li-ion battery that gives standby time up to 710h on 2G and 610h on 3G and talk time of up to 18h and 20m on 2G and 8h and 40m on 3G. Galaxy Note has Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery that provides stand-by time of up to 960 h in 2G and up to 820 h in 3G and talktime of Up to 26 h 10 min in 2G and up to 13 h 30 min in 3G.