Comparison - Nokia Lumia 800 vs HTC Titan II
Tan Ming Sin
09 June 2012 – Today we will be comparing the Nokia Lumia 800 with the HTC Titan II. The Lumia 800 was announced last year in October while the Titan II was announced early this year back in January.
The obvious similarity between these two devices is that they run on Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. Other than that, they share the same 16GB internal storage and offer 480 x 800 pixels for display.
However, the similarities end here. Despite both devices offering the same 480 x 800 pixels for display, the Lumia 800 offers 3.7-inch display screen while the Titan II has 4.7-inch display screen. It may seem that the Titan II have advantage of the larger display screen, however, it also shows that the Lumia 800 has a higher pixel density compared to the Titan II (~252ppi vs ~199ppi).
The Lumia 800 has a slightly slimmer (12.1mm vs 13mm) and lighter (142grams vs 147grams) chassis compared to the Titan II. It uses the AMOLED capacitive touchscreen along with the Nokia’s proprietary ClearBlack display. On the other hand, the Titan II uses the S-LCD capacitive touchscreen. The clear cut difference between these two display technologies can be noticed when they are used under bright sun and in a dark room. It is claimed that the ClearBlack display remains too bright in dark room, while the S-LCD is less visible under the clear bright sun. For more info between the two display technologies, click here.
The Lumia 800 also has more colour options compared to the Titan II. It offers black, cyan, magenta and white while the Titan II is only available in black.
The Titan II offers a higher rated camera compared to the Lumia 800 (16-megapixels vs 8-megapixels). Also it supports a front-facing camera with 1.3-megapixels while the Lumia 800 does not have one. Other than that, the Titan II also sports a better clocked processor (1.5GHz vs 1.4GHz) compared to the Lumia 800.
The price for Titan II is yet to be announced, however we reckon that these two device will be around the same price range, given their comparable features. Since the two devices run on the same OS, the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, choosing between these two devices boils down to which feature you prefer best.
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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.
HTC Titan II
3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 16.0 MP camera, 16GB Memory, Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
HTC announced the HTC Titan II, the company’s first LTE Windows Phone at CES 2012
Just like its predecessor, the Titan II is sports a 4.7-inch super LCD screen. Other specifications are equally impressive - a 16-megapixel back camera (and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calls) and a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon CPU. It will also come with LTE support.
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