Samsung GALAXY Gio Nokia N8

Samsung GALAXY Gio vs Nokia N8

Samsung GALAXY Gio

Reasons to consider the GALAXY Gio

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Nokia Ovi Store The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 43,535 (more than 9x more)
Standby time More standby time 25.4 days vs 16.2 days Around 60% more standby time, less frequent charging
Weight Lighter 102 g vs 135 g More than 20% lighter
Processor Slightly faster processor 800 MHz, 800 MHz vs Arm Arm11, 680 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Size Slightly smaller 58×111×12 mm vs 59×114×13 mm More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 12 mm vs 13 mm Around 10% thinner
Nokia N8

Reasons to consider the N8

3.5G, symbian-platform-3
FM Transmitter Includes an FM transmitter Yes vs No Listen to music through your car stereo without cables
Camera resolution Much higher resolution camera 12.1 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with more than 4x more detail for larger prints
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 158 MB More than 103.5x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 25fps vs 320 x 240 @ 15fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 208 PPI vs 179 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 640x360 vs 480x320 50% higher resolution screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard
Processor Less powerful processors than average, less snapiness and responsiveness
GALAXY Gio800 MHz, 800 MHz
N8Arm Arm11, 680 MHz


Nokia N8 Samsung GALAXY Gio Nokia N8 Samsung GALAXY Gio


Which phone do you like, and why?

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