Comparison - Nokia Lumia 800 vs Samsung Omnia W
by Jonathan Cheah
04 January 2012 – The Samsung Omnia W was announced a month before the Nokia Lumia 800 in October 2011.
They have identical 3.7-inch screens, and display the same 480 x 800 pixels on the screen. However, the Omnia W should give a better viewing experience as it is on the newer Super AMOLED screen whereas the Lumia 800 is on the older AMOLED screen.
Both devices are also on 1280x720 pixel (720p HD) recording, which takes them out of the league of high-end devices that support 1080p recording. They do however pack a pretty good punch with identical 1.4-GHz processors and 512MBs of system RAM.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is the heavier of the two, weighing in at 142g v 115g. It has a better camera (8-megapixels vs 5-megapixels) and more storage (16GB vs 8GB) than its rival.
The Samsung Omnia W is smaller and lighter than its rival here. It also does better at the battery ratings, with more standby and talktime ratings (except for 3G talktime) with a slightly larger battery (1500 vs 1450 mAh).
Since the Omnia W is two-thirds the price of the Lumia 800, we would take the savings of the mid-range phone with the slightly lower specifications. If they were priced the same, then the Nokia would be the obvious choice. For a price of 30% less I would take the Omnia W.
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Nokia Lumia 800 (420 Euros, approximately RM 1800)
3.5G 14.4Mbps HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.7-inch Touchscreen Candybar, 8.0 MP camera, 16GB internal memory, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
Touted as Nokia’s “first real Windows Phone”, the Nokia Lumia 800 is the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) flagship by Nokia. It shares the same exterior design with the Nokia N9, but with an additional camera shutter button on the bottom right of the phone. It has a smaller display than the N9 to make space for the three touch buttons (Back, Start and Search) on Windows Phone platform.
It includes some exclusive goodies such as free 25GB SkyDrive cloud storage, Nokia Drive turn-by-turn voice navigation free app and Nokia Music with Mix Radio. Spec-wise, the Lumia 800 has a 3.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology, a 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and supports HSDPA 14.4Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1.
The Mango smartphone’s expected retail price is 420 Euros (estimated RM 1850) and will be available from November onwards, with gradual release across the globe
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Samsung Omnia W (approximately RM1300)
4G HSDPA & WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen Candybar, 5.0 MP Camera, 8 GB Memory, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
Samsung's Omnia W runs on Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango. It is the company’s first Mango phone and is equipped with a 1.4GHz processor, 512MB memory, 8GB internal memory and a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display. There is a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash at the back of the phone which is capable of 720p recording, and a front-facing VGA camera.
Put all that together and you got yourself a mid-end smartphone, and there is more – WiFi, Bluetooth capabilities along with light, proximity, a magnetometer and gyroscope sensors. The Omnia W is priced at 310 euros (estimated RM1324) before taxes and subsidies.
Samsung had previously release the Omnia 7 and Focus, which were powered by the original Windows Phone 7s.
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