Nokia Lumia 800 beats the Apple iPhone 4 in navigation test for official Nokia video

Nokia Lumia 800 beats the Apple iPhone 4 in navigation test for official Nokia video
In an official Nokia video reminiscent of #SmokedByWindowsPhone, a Nokia Lumia 800 goes up against the Apple iPhone 4 in order to see which phone comes up with turn-by-turn directions faster to the London Eye. Using Nokia Drive, the Lumia is able to access the turn-by-turn directions in 15.24 seconds while the iPhone 4 user was still trying to access the information. And of course, this is a lopsided contest as without downloading a third party app, there will be no vocal directions or turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone 4. With Nokia Drive, the Nokia Lumia 800 gives its user the choice between a male or female voice.

For her troubles, Olga is given a box containing a brand new Nokia Lumia 800 and a poster proclaiming her decision to upgrade to the Windows Phone powered phone. Would the test have been more fair had Olga had a third party turn-by-turn navigation app installed on her Apple iPhone 4?

source: YouTube via Nokia

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

16 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd rather have the 800 anyway. No reception problems, looks and feels better, larger screen, arguably better camera, and Nokia has the best consumer mapping software in the world

2. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

you know...what surprises me...Nokia is comparing with outdated iPhone4...and implicitly proving that...Lumia 800 is as good as phones we had last year...how sad!

6. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Althought I'm a Nokia Fan(you can check my profile for that) I'll say this was rather stupid, cuz 'London xyz' was already in the history. And at the very end, when iPhone defended to the last, the Nokia guy said "It's not talking". Stupid 'EXCUSE"..!! and for jove39, iPhone 4 is almost equally powerful as Lumia 800. Reason: despite the low clock speed, Cortex A8 chipset is powerful than Scorpion or Snapdragon. Another thing Jove, iPhone 4 costs almost 1.5 times the Lumia 800. What you are saying is like "Don't compare Galaxy SII with the almighty new Asha 302" lol.. release date doesn't matter. What matters is performance level.

15. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Totally agree. I noticed immediately the fact that it was on history and the stupid excuse. Not to say that she did all that he did in the same time and had to write london eye.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's being compared to the 4 as part if the "Smoked by Windows Phone" campaign: the 4 belonged to one of the contestants. The 800 (and 710 and 900) still outstrip any iPhone when it comes to mapping.

3. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

They should have tested with an HTC inspire and a Samsung Infuse since they are using an old iPhone 4 to test.

4. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

tbh the iphone is the main contender for nokia, both use simple systems for normal ppl. Andriod is for ppl that can and want to be able to have a mini computer in their pocket.

11. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Lol another guy who thinks he is the geek, but in fact yet another "follow the instruction" "leeching script" guy.

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

not really Nokia has the best mobile maps and navigation services they even have more countries in the maps services than Google maps

7. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

you should say not 'ONLY'.. :D

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

The iPhone 4 is so 2010.... Mu kids mother uses Android about as simple as one uses an iPhone. Thats the beauty of Android. It can be as simple or as complex as you want.

12. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Continue lying lol

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yes because you have spent time with us....coming back to visit soon? Web, Youtube app, music player, calls, texts, games, gps...BUT with turn by turn navigation out the box...Netflix.... When did that become complicated? Continue fanboying....

9. MthokozisiG

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

True the cempetition is a bit unfair with the histrory. But is was someone walking on the street who happens to have an iPhone 4, so complaing that the Lumia 800 has an unfair advantage because of release date, I don't think is a valid reason. The Nokia guy is not gonna run around and say he wants someone with an iPhone 4S. The Lumia wins because of Nokia Drive, which is one of the best navigation apps.

10. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

more important. how in hell he flyed?

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and Elop phone rings "hey what u done to my fone i want it back now"

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.