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Nokia Lumia 800 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note

February 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 151

We've been dying to make a comparison between the Lumia 800 and an Android handset, and the moment is not near, it's here! Nokia's first Windows Phone device has been in the spotlight since its inception, receiving quite a good feedback and we decided to put it to the test alongside the biggest Android smartphone on the market - the Samsung Galaxy Note. Which one will prevail? Here it goes.

Without doubt, the software department is what probably interests the most of you, and it will constitute out first round for tonight. Nokia joined forces with Microsoft earlier this year, in an somewhat desperate attempt to offer its handsets an operating system which can successfully compare itself with Google's Android or the iOS from Apple. Did it succeed? Well, we think so. The new flagship handset designated to be the main representative of this Nokia/Microsoft joint is the Lumia 800, which runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and has some really great performances. Choosing this phone will give you lots of upgrades over the launch version of WP Mango, which includes support for multi-tasking, social networking, Internet Explorer 9 and so on. Microsoft even made a bold move, enabling any Android or iOS users to check out the WP Mango on their handsets. That shows trust and trust means power. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is a true delight to use. You have more apps than you could possibly need through the Android Market as well as loads of customization potential while the platform assures a safe and fast experience. The two operating systems are different, but they're both great. The WP Mango deserves credit for being able to stick up to the Android OS, and this first round ends in a draw.

Form & Build is our second round of the battle. Samsung maintained its belief in ''plastic uber alles" and used the same approach to build the Galaxy Note. What came out is a fairly light and thin device but which doesn't leave the impression that it should cost lots of money. The general feel and aesthetic aren't great, but the Gorilla Glass coating on the display and overall comfort that the device offers sort of makes up for it. The Lumia 800 on the other hand feels incredible in the hand and represents one of the classiest smartphones on the market. It has a polycarbonate chassis that feels strong and looks great, while also maintaining a thin body. The Lumia 800 undoubtedly wins this one.

Display - Nokia chose to spoil the Lumia 800 with a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen which operates at a resolution of 480 x 800 while having a pixel density of 252PPI (pixels per inch). The AMOLED display proves to be a great choice for the Lumia 800, living up to the Lumia name with a wonderfully bright and vivid screen. The Galaxy Note also features AMOLED technology, but with a slight difference. AMOLED is Samsung's baby, thus enabling their smartphone to receive a Super AMOLED screen, operating at 800 x 1280 while featuring a pixel density of 285PPI and measuring a tablet-size 5.3 inches. Both AMOLED's are viable rivals of Apple's Retina Display, enjoying pretty much the same level of responsiveness and low power demands. Although the Nokia Lumia 800 benefits from a great mobile display, this round clearly goes to the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Processor and Memory - The Lumia 800 runs on a single core 1.4GHz CPU while also featuring an Adreno 205 GPU and has 512MB of RAM. Apps, games, plenty of tasks are chewed without any problem by this cobination of power, but once again the Galaxy Note comes better equipped. It spots a 1.4Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1GB RAM giving you blistering speeds in order to perform any desired action. It also has more storage space, with 16 or 32GB which are pre-installed and a microSD card supporting up to another 32GB. Meanwhile, Nokia's handset can only offer 16GB of internal room, with no microSD support. Winner - Galaxy Note.

The camera round proves to be a tricky one, since both handsets have good snappers. Everyone knows that over the years, Nokia's relationship with Carl Zeiss produced some really great camera phones and the one on the Lumia 800 is no exception. Its 8MP camera benefits from dual-LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging and 720p movie capture. It offers a good experience, but it kinda' leaves us wanting for more. It has some minor soft spots, namely it struggles to focus and sometime seems labored to start from cold, but these things could be ironed-out with a software update. The Galaxy Note features an 8MP camera as well, which comes with autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection and 1080p video capture capability. This camera keeps the standard set by the one on the Galaxy S II, which is pretty great. The thing that helps the Note win this round is its front-facing 2MP camera, allowing you to have all the video conferences and humorous self-portraits you might want. Galaxy Note wins this one as well.

Final thoughts - Nokia's flagship put up quite a fight today, but as the rounds came to an end, only one name prevailed: Samsung Galaxy Note. It has impressive power, a delightful screen and lots of other great features. The Lumia 800 is undoubtedly a huge step forward for the Finnish company. Their device has a wonderful design, some really nice specs and an excellent operating system. It proved to be a worthy adversary to any Android handset, which is itself a performance.

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