Nokia E7 vs LG Optimus 2X vs Apple iPhone 4
A lot has been written which approach is better for your smartphone interface – the plain Jane of the iPhone which serves as just a portal for all the iOS apps out there, or the more information-laden one on Android with its widgets, which Symbian now sports as well. It comes down to what you are used to, but there is no denying that people now want as much info from the first glance at their phone's screen as possible. Not all widgets are created equal, though – the ones on the Nokia E7 with Symbian are taking the one-size-fits-all approach, restricted in six rectangular boxes on the three homescreens. This will change with the big Symbian update that is coming, but for now the UI versatility crown goes to the LG Optimus 2X here.
Messaging and keyboards:
If you never got used to typing on a piece of glass that doesn't have any tactile feedback, you'd love the physical keyboard on the Nokia E7. After tilting the screen up you have four rows of chiclet-styled keys with an ample amount of space in-between to allow for fast and comfortable typing.
We are at the opinion that you can get used to any keyboard, regardless if it is physical or virtual, but we like our screens bigger when typing, the one on the iPhone 4 feels a bit cramped, compared to typing on the 4” displays of the Optimus 2X or Nokia E7. Plus, the keyboard on the Optimus 2X looks as a copycat of the one on the iPhone 4, which makes it quite good.
The Nokia E7 has a fixed focus 8MP camera, so it focuses everything beyond 20 inches (50 cm). This makes it faster to snap a photo since you don't need to prefocus with the dedicated camera button, but you are not able to snap a picture in macro mode.
The LG Optimus 2X, on the other hand, has numerous scene modes and settings you can choose from, and it excels with the ability of its 8MP camera to capture Full HD 1080p video. The iPhone 4 has the simplest, point-and-shoot approach to taking photos of them all, which is very appealing for the average user.
As for the photo quality, there is enough amount of detail in the pictures taken with all three phones, but the color representation is different – the iPhone 4 slightly oversaturates the colors, while from the LG Optimus 2X they come out a tad colder than reality. The Nokia E7 gets it about right, but the images could be a bit sharper. Same goes for the video clips, and the crown for most fluid 720p HD video goes to the Optimus 2X and the iPhone 4, whereas the Nokia E7 shoots with 25fps.
Apple iPhone 4 Sample Video:
LG Optimus 2X Sample Video:
Nokia E7 Sample Video:
Safari also takes the crown in navigation versatility – you can scroll and pan around the page while your fingers are doing pinch-to-zoom here, whereas on the LG Optimus 2X you can't. It also recognizes columns in websites very well, so double-tapping to zoom is more precise than in the Android browser.
To wrap it up, the LG Optimus 2X excels in speed and support, thanks to its dual-core chipset and full Adobe Flash support. Script execution and page load times are blazing fast since the second core is utilized by the browser's code. Again, if you want to see the Internet sites fast, and as their web designers intended, on a large 4” screen, and with full Flash support, LG's handset offers that.
What the Safari browser on the iPhone 4 does best of the three, is smooth and seamless navigation, plus very crisp text due to the high resolution display. The screen is smaller, though, and Adobe Flash support is non-existent. As for the severely outdated browser on the Nokia E7 - hopefully the coming update will ring in the much needed improvements to it.
1. Henrick Rawlins (unregistered)
Another win for the Iphone4.
I´m a Nokia Fanboy for years but I have to accept that Nokia needs to do something quick in terms of a solid OS. Beleive it or not, I still use a Nokia N95 8GB as my main phone since 2009 & I still enjoy it. Yes I know that many of you are laughing, but I´m in love with my phone that is still in top condition hacked & with smoot applications up and running.
On the other hand we all know that Nokia build the best handsets, just look at the E7 or N8 construction, but there is something missing (A solid OS that can compete with Android & IOS). Symbian is not bad & I can manage it but I accept that my 5 year old daughter will learn from IOS quicker with an Iphone in her hands than my N95 8GB.
Nokia have a sense of pride & precisely this is the fact why they preferred to join with Microsoft than go to the Android platform. We know they have a OS problem, they know they have it. Let´s give them a chance.
Meego is not a reality and perhaps will never be, Symbian^3 is like comparing Windows 7 to XP, more beautiful, but more of the same...... I hope the Nokia Windows phones make difference.
By the way to conclude, I purchase a Blackberry Bold 9780 just to make a difference. It took me more that 7 years for my wife to convince me purchase a Blackberry, but after all the OS6 operating system is not too bad. At least I can chat in real time with my wife & receive pictures on the go via BB messenger. (I know all phones have chatting capabilities because I use Ebuddy messenger on my N958GB)
Don´t get me wrong friends, I´m a Nokia Fanboy, but I just can´t purchase another Nokia until things get better.
Perhaps I will see if I purchase a Galaxy SII or a white Iphone 4 to make a slight change.
Cool Beans & Carrots.
4. Nuno (unregistered)
I have a ZTE Blade android phone, but until today I have always had Nokia phones.
I have always bought phones at a max price of 150 euros. But to have a Nokia phone with the functionalities of an android 2.2 phone you are oblidged to buy an expensive model.
As for hardware quality, Nokia is always better hands down.
5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
nokia E7 has the best qwerty next to the G2 and the Upcoming HTC arrive :D
6. ZayZay (Posts: 557; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
I didn't even read this because I know that phone arena picked the ALL MIGHTY IPHONE!!! LAME!!!
7. ObiWanSymbian (unregistered)
Why did Nokia decide to go for WP?
Have no clue...
Symbian only needed fine-tuning, reorganising the menu structure, bringing some consistency to it... It basically needed a proper project manager.
As for the 3rd party apps... The_Green_Dust_Bin_Market may offer billions and zillions of them. 90% being a worthless piece of !@#$ developed by wannabe programmers. But Android is praised for offering such a large number to choose from.
On the other hand, Symbian is considered as the platform with the least user friendly browser. Like there was no Opera for Symbian. A browser that at least does not freeze with three tabs open.
8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
I'm so glad I own the best phone. The iphone4 :)
9. IOS5 (unregistered)
LG it's nice phone for web browsing and shoot video with 1080p if LG fix the camera issue but still LG 2x didn't support all video codec like galaxy s do iPhone the best but when it comes to call quality even though I'm iPhone fan still nokia the best in this field.
10. GregoryP (unregistered)
The actual resolution of Nokia E7 screen is equal to Lg optimus 2x fake resolution. You should read the article on screen comparison on gsmarena!!!
11. IOS5 (unregistered)
How come! 2x 800x480 IPS LCD
Nokia E7 640x360 Amoled CBD
The 2x has better resolution vivd color and more brightens even 2x display better than galaxy s SuperAmoled that's what I came to know from lots of reviews around.I'm not sure about it.
12. Free Iphone (unregistered)
http://tinyurl.com/Free-Iphone-Win I like this website. Win free I phone.
13. OaK (unregistered)
Iphone and nokia are over hyped mobiles. The androids are way better than those two. Lg optimus 2x has a 1ghz dual core processor which is faster than both of them and is cheaper than both me the phones. And this article did not mention that lg optimus has nvidia tegra 2 running which makes gaming on lg more smoother,faster and awesome to play compared to the iphone and the nokia e7. The lg optimus 2x has better video recording at 1080p and an 8mp camera which has more features. I can't believe that people can't accept that there is a better mobile out there(lg optimus 2x) that is really better than the almighty(lolx) iphone 4.