Comparison - Nokia 700 vs Samsung Galaxy W
Translated by Loh Ving Sung
22 December 2011 – We are comparing two different mid-end phones powered by two different operating systems. The Nokia 700 was announced alongside two other Symbian Belle phones – the Nokia 600 and the Nokia 701 in mid-August. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy W is a part of the Galaxy line powered by the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS.
Both phones are candybars and they come with a 5-megapixel camera that is capable of recording 720p videos. Additionally, they share WiFi, 14.4Mbps HSDPA receiver, and Bluetooth 3.0 however there are a lot of differences between both devices. The Samsung Galaxy W has a 3.7-inch capacitive screen displaying 480 x 800 pixels while the Nokia 700 has a slightly smaller 3.2-inch touchscreen displaying 360 x 640 pixels with ClearBlack technology which is protected with Gorilla Glass. With the larger screen and additional pixels, we believe the Galaxy W will give you a better viewing experience.
With the larger screen, the Galaxy W is physically bigger (115mm vs 110mm) and slightly thicker than the Nokia 700. The Galaxy W is heavier too (114 g vs 96 g) against the Nokia 700. Nokia touted the 700 as a compact touch monoblock.
On the performance front, the Galaxy W has a 1.4GHz single-core Scorpion processor with 512MB RAM, on the other hand, the Nokia 700 has a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM. As for memory, there is 1.7GB internal storage on the Galaxy W, meanwhile the Nokia 700 has 2GB internal storage, both phones come with a microSD slot that goes up to 32GB storage.
There is more talk time on the Galaxy W’s 1500mAh battery – up to eight hours vs the four hours for the Nokia 700. However the Nokia 700 slightly edges the Galaxy W’s standby time. Also, the Nokia 700 has a front facing camera.
They have very similar price points, only a RM26 or 3 percent difference between the RM 1025 Nokia 700 and the Galaxy W which is priced at RM 999. The pair we are comparing this week are surprisingly powerful mid-end devices with very similar price points. So if we had to choose, we would go for the Samsung Galaxy W, it is a tad cheaper, and holds a slight edge in terms of hardware- WiFi hotspot, 3.7-inch touchscreen and a zippier processor.
If design is your only concern however, the Nokia 700’s compact chassis should turn your head.
Nokia 700 (RM 1025)
14.4 Mbps + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/, 3.2-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 2GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 32GB)
Touted by Nokia as the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the world, the Nokia 700 or "Fate" comes in a measurement of 110 x 50.7 x 9.7 mm and a weight of 96g. This compact phone has a 3.2-inch AMOLED ClearBack display with 640 x 360 pixels.
It has a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera with LED flash at the back of the phone. It is capable of recording 720p video at 30fps. Other features include a 1GHz processor, 2GB internal storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, FM and supports microSD card up to 32GB. The Nokia 700 is available in five colors and is retailed for RM1025.
Samsung Galaxy W (RM 999)
14.4 Mbps + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ + WiFi hotspot, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 1.7GB + MicroSD Slot (up to 32GB)
Samsung Galaxy W is a mid-end device powered by the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with a 1.4GHz single core processor. Samsung Galaxy W comes with touchscreen measuring 3.7-inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Other specifications include a 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA network support up to 14.4Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and support for WiFi hotspot. The Galaxy W is retailed for RM 999, and Celcom is offering the phone with a contract bundle. U Mobile is expected to release a contract for the phone this month.