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Nokia N8 vs Samsung Galaxy S II

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Posted: 31 Mar 2010
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 13 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (Belle, Anna, Symbian^3)Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 4.0, 2.3) 
Dimensions4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches (113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm)4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.09 oz (116 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution360 x 640 pixels480 x 800 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.

210 ppi218 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.

AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus 
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
Camera12.1 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashXenonLED 
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.

F2.8F2.6 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28.00 mm  
Camera sensor size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video callingVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA2 megapixels 
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.

 Samsung Exynos 4210 
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, 680 MHz, ARM11Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesARM Mali-400 
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.

256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time12.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
18.30 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
29.6 days (710 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.83 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
9.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
25.8 days (620 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Video call time2.66 hours  
Capacity1200 mAh1650 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital PlusAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS, FM TransmiterFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, OVI, TwitterFacebook, Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMini HDMI (Type C)via microUSB 
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLinkDLNA, MHL, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced27 Apr 201013 Feb 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price€ 549$ 800 

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