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Nokia Lumia 800 beats the Apple iPhone 4 in navigation test for official Nokia video

Nokia Lumia 800 beats the Apple iPhone 4 in navigation test for official Nokia video
The winner!

The winner!

In an official Nokia video reminiscent of #SmokedByWindowsPhone, a Nokia Lumia 800 goes up against the Apple iPhone 4 in order to see which phone comes up with turn-by-turn directions faster to the London Eye. Using Nokia Drive, the Lumia is able to access the turn-by-turn directions in 15.24 seconds while the iPhone 4 user was still trying to access the information. And of course, this is a lopsided contest as without downloading a third party app, there will be no vocal directions or turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone 4. With Nokia Drive, the Nokia Lumia 800 gives its user the choice between a male or female voice.

For her troubles, Olga is given a box containing a brand new Nokia Lumia 800 and a poster proclaiming her decision to upgrade to the Windows Phone powered phone. Would the test have been more fair had Olga had a third party turn-by-turn navigation app installed on her Apple iPhone 4?

source: YouTube via Nokia

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posted on 30 May 2012, 00:21 10

1. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd rather have the 800 anyway. No reception problems, looks and feels better, larger screen, arguably better camera, and Nokia has the best consumer mapping software in the world

posted on 30 May 2012, 00:48 8

2. jove39 (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


you know...what surprises me...Nokia is comparing with outdated iPhone4...and implicitly proving that...Lumia 800 is as good as phones we had last year...how sad!

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:31 1

6. preetmalhotra (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Althought I'm a Nokia Fan(you can check my profile for that) I'll say this was rather stupid, cuz 'London xyz' was already in the history. And at the very end, when iPhone defended to the last, the Nokia guy said "It's not talking".
Stupid 'EXCUSE"..!!

and for jove39, iPhone 4 is almost equally powerful as Lumia 800. Reason: despite the low clock speed, Cortex A8 chipset is powerful than Scorpion or Snapdragon.

Another thing Jove, iPhone 4 costs almost 1.5 times the Lumia 800.
What you are saying is like "Don't compare Galaxy SII with the almighty new Asha 302"
lol..
release date doesn't matter. What matters is performance level.

posted on 30 May 2012, 11:37

15. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Totally agree. I noticed immediately the fact that it was on history and the stupid excuse. Not to say that she did all that he did in the same time and had to write london eye.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:19

13. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's being compared to the 4 as part if the "Smoked by Windows Phone" campaign: the 4 belonged to one of the contestants. The 800 (and 710 and 900) still outstrip any iPhone when it comes to mapping.

posted on 30 May 2012, 00:50

3. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


They should have tested with an HTC inspire and a Samsung Infuse since they are using an old iPhone 4 to test.

posted on 30 May 2012, 00:58 4

4. deacz (Posts: 157; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


tbh the iphone is the main contender for nokia, both use simple systems for normal ppl. Andriod is for ppl that can and want to be able to have a mini computer in their pocket.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:16

11. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Lol another guy who thinks he is the geek, but in fact yet another "follow the instruction" "leeching script" guy.

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:05 5

5. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


not really Nokia has the best mobile maps and navigation services
they even have more countries in the maps services than Google maps

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:32 1

7. preetmalhotra (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


you should say not 'ONLY'..
:D

posted on 30 May 2012, 01:32

8. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The iPhone 4 is so 2010....

Mu kids mother uses Android about as simple as one uses an iPhone. Thats the beauty of Android. It can be as simple or as complex as you want.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:16

12. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Continue lying lol

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:56

16. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yes because you have spent time with us....coming back to visit soon?

Web, Youtube app, music player, calls, texts, games, gps...BUT with turn by turn navigation out the box...Netflix....

When did that become complicated?

Continue fanboying....

posted on 30 May 2012, 03:34 1

9. MthokozisiG (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


True the cempetition is a bit unfair with the histrory. But is was someone walking on the street who happens to have an iPhone 4, so complaing that the Lumia 800 has an unfair advantage because of release date, I don't think is a valid reason. The Nokia guy is not gonna run around and say he wants someone with an iPhone 4S. The Lumia wins because of Nokia Drive, which is one of the best navigation apps.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:11

10. Dr_fajardo (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


more important. how in hell he flyed?

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:59

14. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


and Elop phone rings "hey what u done to my fone i want it back now"

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