Comparison – Sony Xperia P vs Nokia Lumia 800
By Nigel Chew
Translated by Nigel Chew
08 June 2012 – The Sony Xperia P is among the new launches by the company in their solo effort, and is marketed as an upper mid-range device. On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia’s premier Windows Phone device, which has since made way for the Lumia 900.
The Xperia P has the dimensions of 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm, while the 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm Lumia 800 means that both devices are very close in terms of measurements. This minor difference can also be noted in their respective screen sizes; the Xperia P has a 4.0-inch display, while the Lumia 800 has a 3.7-inch screen.
While the dual-core 1.0 GHz processor on the Xperia P certainly trumps the Lumia 800’s single-core 1.4 GHz CPU, they both perform reasonably well under their respective platforms. As far as storage capacity goes, both devices come with 16GB of ROM, which cannot be expanded at all.
It is worth noting that the Lumia 800 has a bigger 1450 mAh battery, while the Xperia P has a smaller 1300 mAh equivalent. Theoretically, the Lumia 800 should last you a bit longer, but it really boils down to usage patterns.
Ultimately, with the pricing of these two phones fairly similar to one another, it boils down which of the two operating systems you favour more.
Sony Xperia P
3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 8.0 MP camera, 16GB Memory, Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)
The Sony Xperia P stands out of the crowd with its 4.0-inch qHD display manufactured using Sony's WhiteMagic technology, which the company claims is capable of delivering brightness superior to that of any other smartphone on the market at the moment
A 1.0 GHz dual-core chipset provides the Sony Xperia P with processing power, which will be running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). An 8-megapixel rear shooter, capable of full HD video capture in addition to 2D and 3D imaging, is located on the back.
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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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