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Comparison - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Nokia N9

April 20, 2012
By Nigel Chew

20 April 2012 – The Nokia N9 was supposedly the swan song for what was considered the company’s dead-on-arrival operating system, the Meego. Surprisingly enough, it did fairly well on the market, although Nokia has since shifted gears to concentrate full time on the Windows Phone, which resulted in the Lumia 900, which is essentially a United States-only upgrade of the Lumia 800.

These two devices are somewhat indistinguishable from a glance, since they do share a very similar-looking design. Only upon further inspection that it becomes clear that the Lumia 900 has a bigger 4.3-inch screen while the N9 has a smaller 3.9-inch display.

By virtue of being the newer device, the Lumia 900 also packs in considerably better hardware, with its 1.4GHz processor, as opposed to the N9’s 1.0GHz CPU. Note that both are still using single-core processors. Although the N9 sports 1GB of RAM, double the amount the Lumia 900 has, we doubt that the performance difference will vary by much.

That said, the Nokia N9 does offer 16/64GB variants, while you are stuck with only 16GB for the Nokia Lumia 900. Bear in mind that you will not be able to expand the internal storage of either devices using MicroSD cards. 

Say that the Nokia Lumia 900 does ever make an appearance locally; it is hardly any different from the Lumia 800, so there is no need for you to make the switch. As a device, the Nokia N9 is a fairly solid device, though it is hampered greatly by its choice of operating system. Taken those factors into account, we strongly suggest that you get neither of these devices and stick to the Nokia Lumia 800.


Nokia Lumia 900

3.5G HSDPA + HSUPA + 3.9G LTE + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen Candybar, 8.0 MP Camera, 16 GB Memory, Windows Mobile 7.5 (Mango)

Nokia’s latest Windows Phone flagship has a 4.3-inch AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology and it is definitely bigger than the Lumia 800 display. The Nokia Lumia 900 is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM. It is running on the Mango version of Windows Phone.

There is a front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel camera with 28mm f/2.2 Carl Zeiss lens and dual-flash. The Lumia 900 comes with the Tango application which enables video chats.


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Nokia N9

3.5G 14.4Mbps HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3.9-inch Touchscreen Candybar, 8.0 MP camera + 16/64GB internal memory, Meego OS (Harmattan)

Nokia has just introduced its Nokia N9, touted to be the first-ever pure touch smartphone, which essentially translates to zero front-facing buttons. Every function will require finger gestures, where for example, while using an application, users need only to swipe from the edge of the screen to return to the home screen. The device will apparently be running on MeeGo Harmattan.

The device will boast a 3.9-inch with 480 x 854 screen resolution and an 8-megapixel camera. This MeeGo-powered candybar device will ship in magenta, cyan and black, and boast 16GB and 64GB variants, with 1GB of RAM under the hood. 

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