Comparison - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Nokia Lumia 800
By Nigel Chew
22 May 2012 – The Nokia Lumia 800 was going to be the company’s last ditch effort to remain relevant in the mobile phone industry, which thankfully did well enough and kept them afloat. Banking on that modest success, Nokia released the Lumia 900 a bit later, which was essentially the Lumia 800 with a couple of minor upgrades.
It is only upon further inspection that it becomes clear that the the only real cosmetic difference between the two devices is that the Lumia 900 is only slightly bigger (127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5mm) than the Lumia 800 (116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1). The reason for this is that the Lumia 900 houses a much more eye-pleasing 4.3-inch display compared to the Lumia 800’s 3.7-inch screen.
That aside, everything else remains the same – both devices have 1.4GHz Scorpion processors with 512MB of RAM running under the hood. You also have to make do with the non-expandable 16GB of storage on both devices as well.
It is however worth noting that the size of the Lumia 900 has allowed for a bigger 1830 mAh battery to be used, while the Lumia 800 makes do with a 1450 mAh equivalent. Theoretically, the Lumia 900 should last you a bit longer.
Ultimately, you will have to be a big fan of the Lumia 800 to even consider upgrading to the Lumia 900, which let us face it, is not much of an improvement. However, if you are looking into getting your first Windows Phone device, look no further than the Nokia Lumia 900.
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 chat.
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Nokia Lumia 800
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.
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