Nokia N8 Vs Apple iPhone 4 Head to Head

Nokia and apple recently announced their latest flagship mobile models – Nokia N8 and iPhone 4 respectively. These models will definitely rule the market in the near future. So here I present a comparison of the two in terms of technical specifications etc, so have a look and decide yourself:
Apple iPhone 4: This will appear in the market earlier than N8 (from 24th of June in few countries like US and Germany). It succeeds the hugely popular iPhone 3G.
Looks and Build: Look wise almost same as iPhone 3G (And GS) but slimmer (Only 9.3 mm thick!!!)

3.5 inches, TFT capacitive touch screen, with 16 Million colors, 640 x 960 pixels resolution – highest in its class
Unique “Retina” display – Perhaps the only new feature (USP) in iPhone 4!!
It’s called so because its 326 pixels/inch crosses the point at which pixels are noticeable to human eye (at around 300 pixels/inch). So it has 4 times as many pixels as iPone 3GS, and 78 percent of the pixels in an iPad (9.5-inch screen). So many pixels in a tiny screen makes it simply AWESOME.
Scratch-resistant surface
Multi-touch input
Three-axis gyro sensor
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate

Call log – 100 received, dialed and missed
Phone’s Inbuilt – 16/32 GB
No memory card slot so no expansion possible

Primary camera – 5 Mega Pixel, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus with LED flash, touch focus and geo-tagging
Video recording – Records HD video (720p@30fps), continuous LED light, plus a capable video editor
Secondary camera – present for video call (Over Wi-Fi only)

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G – HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
USB 2.0

Operating System – New iOS 4 (Different from previous iPhones)
CPU – Apple’s A4 processor
Browser – Safari browser
No FM radio (What the Heck!!!)
Games – Supports motion-based games (That use gyro-sensor)
GPS – Present with A-GPS support
No Java support (So no Java apps and games!!!!)
MicroSIM card support only (No regular large sized SIM)
Scratch-resistant glass back panel
Active noise cancellation with extra dedicated mic
Li-Ion battery with talk time up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music play – Up to 40 h
Digital compass
iBooks app

Now have a look at Nokia N8 specs sheet:

2G Network bands – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network bands – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 2100 /1900
GPRS – Class 33
EDGE – Class 33
3G – HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology
Bluetooth v3.0!!! with A2DP (And many other Audio profiles)
MicroUSB v 2.0, USB On-the-go (OTG) support
On demand WebTV

3.5 inches, AMOLED, Clear Black, capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
360 x 640 pixels resolution
Multi-touch input method
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Scratch-resistant surface

Phone’s inbuilt – 16 GB, 256MB RAM
MicroSD card support (up to 32GB)

Primary camera – 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus with Xenon flash, ND filter, geo-tagging, face and smile recognition
Video recording – HD (720p@25fps), LED light for video recording
Secondary camera – VGA for video call
Video/photo editor
DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
2 Microphones

Operating System – The new Symbian^3 OS (Enhanced version of S60 5th Ed.)
CPU – ARM 11, 680 MHz processor (Fastest in symbian so far), 2D/3D Graphics HW acceleration
Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
GPS present, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0
Java support, MIDP 2.1
Qt 4.6.2 support
Flash Lite v 4.0 (Newest)
Digital compass (Magnetometer sensor)
Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Battery – Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4D), USB charging
Talk time – Up to 12 h (2G), Up to 5 h 40m (3G)
Video playback time – 7 hours
Music play – Up to 2 Days (48 hours) Wow!!!

THE VERDICT – No prizes to guess that among the two, Nokia N8 wins at many fronts. Except screen clarity, nothing is there in iPhone 4 that can even get it closer to N8. No memory expansion option, 5 MP camera (Obsolete according to latest industry norms), no FM radio, no Java/MIDP support (even an entry level mobile support java apps today) and the list is endless. This “New” iPhone would have done better if it was launched 5 years earlier. Come on Mr. Steve Jobs, give us something ahead of time, a feature set that make us say WOW and buy your device…..let’s face it, the competition is really tough and the consumer is smarter than ever…you decide

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