Nokia E90 vs iPhone 6s Plus video shows how much have 'communicators' changed



Oh, Nokia Communicator series, you were the epitome of high-end business cell phones, and your famed E90 representative hit the shelves concurrently with the handset that sent you into an oblivion, the original iPhone, back in 2007. Fast forward eight years and change, and Apple's latest mobile juggernaut, the 5.5" iPhone 6s Plus, is so far removed from the E90, as nobody would have believed in the spring of 2007.

Don't believe us? Just look at this comparison video of the two handsets above. The plumpy E90, with its physical keyboard, 4" internal and 2" external displays, an OMAP2420 processor on 330 MHz, and 128 MB RAM, has nothing on the thin and light iPhone with a screeching A9 chipset, and a high-res 5.5" display. Nothing but the nostalgia factor, of course, plus the fact that it is tough as a nail (pun intended). 

Of course, the E90 was one of the most advanced handsets for its time, and had specs on par with the OG iPhone at launch. Check out the unorthodox comparison above, and tell us what you think about the smartphone evolution since that watershed 2007 moment.

Display

Size

3.5 inches
 
5.5 inches

Technology

LCD
TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

52.35 %
 
67.91 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
 
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Additional display

 
320 pixels 240 x, Color, TFT, Colors: 16 777 216
 

Hardware

System chip

 
 
Apple A9 APL1022

Processor

Single core, 412 MHz
Single core, 332 MHz, ARM11
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

 
3D Graphics HW accelerator
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

0.1GB
0.1GB
2GB LPDDR4

ROM

 
256 MB
 

Internal storage

16GB
0.128GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

iOS (3.x, 2.x, 1.x)
Symbian (9.2), S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

1400 mAh
1500 mAh
2750 mAh

Talk time

8.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
5.80 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Internet use

 
 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours

Music playback

24.00 hours
 
80.00 hours

Video playback

7.00 hours
 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

2 MP
3.2 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.8
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

 
640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

 
Video calling
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

 
Yes
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

4.50 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches (115 x 61 x 11.6 mm)
5.19 x 2.24 x 0.78 inches (132 x 57 x 20 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

4.80 oz (135.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
7.40 oz (210.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)

Materials

 
 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Full keyboard, Numeric keypad, Soft keys
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 949

Related phones

E90 Communicator
  • Display 352 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP (Single camera) front
  • Hardware 0.1GB RAM
  • Storage 0.128GB, microSD
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • OS Symbian 9.2S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 14.x

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