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Nokia Lumia 900 vs Nokia N9

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Nokia Lumia 900 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 7.8, 7.5 Refresh, 7.5 MangoMeeGo 
Dimensions5.03 x 2.70 x 0.45 inches (127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm)4.58 x 2.41 x 0.48 inches (116.45 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm ) 
Weight5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches3.9 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 854 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

217 ppi251 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

AMOLEDAMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio60.06 %58.86 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDDual LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28.00 mm28 mm 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video callingContinuous autofocus, Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixelsYes 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 1400 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 
Graphics processorAdreno 205PowerVR SGX530 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)8.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1830 mAh1450 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
RadioFM  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 9 Mobile  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz  
Data, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningA-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)YesYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced09 Jan 201221 Jun 2011 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia Fast USB Charger AC-16, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-185CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-901, Get started guide, Product information leaflet 

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