In this comparison on one hand we have Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 800 and on the other the latest Galaxy S II Smartphone from Samsung. Both the phones are state of art handsets, one is already having its share of success and the other has all the potentials to rule the world in its segment. Though there are some similarities and some differences, let’s find out which one is superior to the other.
And for doing that we shall have to go through a head to head comparison of each and every relevant feature of both the Lumia 800 and the Galaxy S II. So, without any further ado, let us get started.
Table of Content
- CPU and RAM
- Display and size
- Operating System
- Social Integration
- The Verdict
CPU and RAM
The Nokia Lumia 800 has a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 single core processor. The RAM in Lumia 800 is 512 MB. If we divert our attention towards the other smartphone, the Galaxy S II, we find that this phone has a 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 Processor. As far as the RAM is concerned it has a 1GB RAM.
There is no need to say that the Galaxy scores heavily over the Lumia 800.
The Lumia has 16GB internal memory, but it has no memory expansion to offer. As far as the Galaxy S II is concerned, it comes in two avatars 16GB/32GB and the memory can be further expanded to 32GB.
Without doubt the Galaxy S2 wins this segment.
Display is what makes a smartphone a Super attractive and appealing. It is the physical representation of all the great internals of the phone. The Lumia 800 has a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved touch screen. Display is seamlessly integrated into a one piece body. Now, the Galaxy S2 has a 4.3 inch WVGA Super AMOLED plus display to provide better readability.
Now, one handset has AMOLED with curved screen that provides the user with better touch feel and the other has Super AMOLED with bigger screen. In this section we recommend the user to judge the handsets from the point of view of their liking. Both are good.
The Lumia 800 has an 8 MP auto focus rear camera with Zeiss Optics 2x LED Flash the camera can record HD videos as well. But one thing is pretty shocking that it has no front camera. Now the Galaxy S2, it has an 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash as well as it has a 2MP camera on the front side that enables video chat.
Though the rear camera of Lumia 800 is better, but in the absence of front camera the game slips towards the Galaxy S2.
Dimensions and Size
The Lumia 800 has a 116.5×61.2×12.1mm dimension as for as the weight is concerned the Lumia 800 weighs 142g. On the other Hand the Galaxy S2 has a dimension of 125.3×66.1×8.49mm, in spite of being a relatively big handset the Galaxy S2 is literally a feather in the realm of weigh, it is only 116g.
Now, we see that the Galaxy is a bigger handset than the Lumia 800 but it is still lighter than the Lumia, so, who the winner is, no prizes for guessing, the Galaxy S II.
The Lumia 800 ha a 1450mAh BV-5JW 3.7V battery which gives a standby time of 265h and a talk time of 13h on 2G. Whereas the Galaxy S2 has a 1650mAh Li-ion battery that gives standby time up to 710h on 2G and 610h on 3G and talk time of up to 18h and 20m on 2G and 8h and 40m on 3G.
Galaxy S2, of course, what else!
The Lumia 800 comes with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango whereas the Galaxy S II runs the Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
No one can underestimate the role of music in any phone, smart phone or otherwise. The Nokia Lumia has music features such as FM Radio, Music Player, Audio Streaming, Bluetooth Stereo, Active Noise Cancellation. As far as the format goes it supports AAC, M4B, MP3, WMA, AAC+,EVRC, MP4z QCELP.
The Galaxy S II supports MP3, OGG, AAC,AAC+, eAAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XM.
The Nokia Lumia 800 has some really good feature in the social integration section. It has Gmail, yahoo mail, Nokia mail, hot mail, and there is IM, MMS, and SMS. In the people hub section it has face book, twitter, and LinkedIn.
Now the Galaxy S II, it has got email and Active Sync Email, then it has SMS, MMS, and as far as the hubs are concerned it has four: Music Hub, Social Hub, Readers Hub, and Game Hub.
Someone, who nurtures a soft corner for the Nokia handsets, might not like this verdict but the truth has to be told, friends, there is nothing much wrong about the Lumia 800 but the Galaxy S II is a very- very tough nut to crack, and in this battle for supremacy it beats the Lumia 800 hands down. Long live the Galaxy S II and long live its legacy!!