Nokia Lumia 800 against the world: specs comparison

Nokia Lumia 800 against the world: specs comparison
The Nokia Lumia 800 has finally been announced and it's the "first real Windows Phone," as Stephen Elop himself put it. But fancy words aside, what does it really hide under that beautiful pillow-shaped display? The guts are what really matters in the Android world, but even the iPhone has jumped into dual-core territory. 

The Lumia 800 however stays single-core with a 1.4GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor. Nonetheless, we shouldn't just judge a book by its cover, nor a phone by its specs. We've seen that the first wave of Windows Phone might have seemed underpowered compared to the well specced competition, but still managed to deliver a flawless, buttery smooth experience.

We don't expect this to have changed much in the Nokia Lumia 800, but we couldn't resist the urge to put its technical details alongside its biggest competitors on iOS and Android: the iPhone 4S, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Do you consider it capable of competing with those heavyweights? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

But which one never lags at the homescreen? Pawned.

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

and I think it should be compared to other Windows Phones. Too unfair with Android and (iOS)

4. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

None of them should lag at the home screen.

34. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

PA, are you writing "specs comparison" to put Nokia to shame? Everyone here knows WP handsets are almost all the same from the start and won't be deviating from the strict requirements Microsoft imposed. Too bad, such are what we categorize now as mid-range.

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

to be more fair, you should throw in a BADA set, or an the SGS1+ or whatever its called, since they are in the same ball park. Look, its nearly on par with the i4s :)

38. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the camera comparison should include the fact that its a Carl Z with a much better aperature than most.

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Shouldn't you compare it to other windows phones?

5. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Atleast it wins in the looks department.

6. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

hmmm no gorilla glass don't like, PA should also do comparison with other WP mango

19. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

no gg no 4g no front camera smallish screen small processor small battery half the ram no SD card slot and its still half an inch thick? im sure mango is cool, i like WP7, but this design seems awful. are they planning on giving these things away?

21. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

512 MB of RAM are quite enough to run WP7.5 perfectly and fluidly.

23. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

it may be able to now, but 6 months ahead into q2 2012, are you sure it can maintain that smoothness, and run apps on par with other OSes?

43. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

of course it will be. wp7 was made so, that it won't need powerhouses to run. if they'll come with more xbox live games whose graphics are far better than the current ones, they'll definitely update to that. but i don't think it's that close because the graphic chips are prettymuch kickass in these devices, as far as i'm concerned, and can hold on for a while.

52. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

As a user, I can say yes from personal experiences. My WP is still as crisp as day 1... Android on the other hand has had a lag since day one, and has increingly slowed down and become problematic. For all the pros and cons of each OS (because they all do have many pros AND cons), reliability and speed is not an issue FOR ME on my WP so far... And I have loaded it with media content from movies, recorded videos, MP3s, voice recordings, documents....

27. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

my post is just to question the thickness. you see a phone thats half an inch thick and you'd expect to find some hardware taking up all that space, but there just isnt. points to poor design in my eyes.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

512 mb of ram is all the i4s has. wp7 is a more simplified OS halfway between iOS and Android. It doesnt need as much horsepower. It was running smooth as silk on a S1 snapdragon for gods sakes.. lol At least they went to the best of the best for single cores.. the over clocked Hummingbird.

29. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That's what Symbian users say... And fans of cirtain android manufacturers who don't provide enough RAM in their android devices.

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

each OS is different. iOS doesnt need the horsepower. Android does. WP7 is somewhere in the middle, but closer to the iOS side than the android side in power needs.

47. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

ah this phone has bigger screen thn the Iphone 4S and same exact RAM, both not extendible SD CARD, and its 3g so what m i missing ? and the battery even though its small in numbers, delivers. Lets really look at the comparison then put the specs Ayephoner!( that xplains everything)

53. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

my concern is with the thickness. why is there that much volume if the hardware is not there?

7. rycx365

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

It's the thickest by quite a bit

9. rycx365

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

But who cares, it looks the best :)

8. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

After all windows phone needs less resources than iOS and of course android. How can you expect an efficient worker need a thousand assistants? Just because an average inefficient worker needs so?

16. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Actually, i'd put it this way: How can you expect a small project to need a thousand workers to complete it, just because these bigger projects need so?

10. assasyn32

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

no front camera????????

11. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Why do people care about looks so much?

46. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Why do people care about having more points in some benchmark so much ?

12. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

RAZR is not using TI 4460. It's using 4430. http://developer.motorola.com/products/droid-razr-xt912/

26. Victor.H

Posts: 1076; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks, rd_nest! We've corrected this.

33. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i hope you already have it planned, but can we see another razr vs. galaxy nexus article? the first one has some missing info (processor for starters). maybe once the devices are made official and you get to review final builds of each. thanks victor.

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