With as many as seven operating systems, bigger and better screens, features and applications; we have more options in buying a mobile phone than there was ever. As new Smartphone models are rolling into the market every second, it has become hard for us to decide where to invest our hard-earned money. To make this decision a bit easier, we have compared the two most popular phone models in the market- The Nokia Lumia 800 and Apple iPhone 4S.
The two phones are quite similar in many features. The main difference between these two Smart phones lies in the basic construction and the operating system.
The Apple iPhone 4S has a sophisticated design with abundant use of steel and glass. The main frame of the phone is made of steel while either side of the phone is laminated with glass for that classy look. A note here will be that this makes the phone quite delicate as well as a magnet for finger prints. It will be a good idea to use a phone cover in case you decide to get one. The Nokia lumia 800 on the other hand is made of poly-carbonated material on the lines of Nokia N9. This provides the phone with extra ruggedness at the same time makes the phone light weight. The shape of Nokia lumia 800 is quite ergonomic and easy to use. Also the unusual length and small width makes the phone easy to handle as well as use.
Nokia Lumia 800 comes with the latest in windows mobile- ‘The Windows 7.5 Mango’. Although Windows phone are not doing good business as compared to other OSs like- ‘Android’ and ‘iOS’, ‘The Mango’ may be Window’s savior in this context. Apple on the other hand comes with the latest A5 OS which Apple claims to be able to run graphics as much as seven times faster than its earlier models. Also one major feature which differentiates these two phones is the application- ‘Siri’ (which is an AI-based voice assistant) provided in the Apple iPhone 4S.
Other than these features there are minor differences in features provided in these two mobiles. Both the Apple iPhone and Nokia lumia 800 are quad-band, 3G and WiFi enabled phones. Both the phones have 512 MB internal RAM and do not support external memory cards. They are both available with 16 GB internal memory whereas the Apple has two more options with 32 GB and 64 GB memory storage.
Both the phones feature an 8MP camera with LED flash. However the Nokia Lumia 800 has a dual LED flash as against one in Apple iPhone 4S but lacks severely in one front- No secondary/front camera. So if you want to use the Lumia 800 for a video chat, then be ready with a mirror! Also video shooting from iPhone is better as it supports 1080p@ 30 frames per second as compared to a mere 720p@ 30 frames per second.
The batteries are also nearly same at about 1450mAh (Nokia Lumia 800) and 1430mAh. (Apple iPhone 4s) It can provide a decent battery backup for either of the phones, but an increase will be very much appreciated considering the large 3.7 inch screen and 3.5 inch large screens respectively.
Although the screen sizes are bit similar but writing (or more precisely dictating) in iPhone is definitely the winner. With Siri as an office assistant you can send long articles and emails which will be specially beneficial for Article Writing. (God, I’m fed up of typing, an iPhone 4S will be very much appreciated!)
One major defect with the Nokia lumia 800 is that the Bluetooth feature has restricted sharing. Hope Nokia checks this flaw through phone software updates.
Overall both the phones are quite good and anyone would be tempted to have their hands on one as soon as possible. Which phone to go for? The answer depends entirely upon individual preference(s).