Nokia Lumia 800 Samsung Galaxy S II

Nokia Lumia 800 vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Nokia Lumia 800

Reasons to consider the Lumia 800

3.5G, windows-phone-7.5-mango
Standby time More standby time 14 days vs 7 days More than 2x more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 252 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Samsung Galaxy S II

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S II

3.5G, Android-2.3.4
Screen type Super AMOLED Plus Super AMOLED Plus vs AMOLED The S II has a Super AMOLED Plus screen, which are clearer, thinner, and use less energy
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
App store Includes the Android App Market Android App Market vs None Includes the Android App Market app store, making it easy to add new games and programs
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 12 mm Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 116 g vs 142 g Around 20% lighter
Screen size Larger screen 4.3" vs 3.7" Around 40% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 66x125x8 mm vs 61x116x12 mm Around 20% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
8 MP
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
Lumia 800:12 mm
S II:8 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screens
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Lumia 800:Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz
S II:Unknown, 1200 MHz
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Lumia 800:252 PPI
S II:216 PPI
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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