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Nokia E7 vs LG Optimus 2X vs Apple iPhone 4

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Nokia E7 vs LG Optimus 2X vs Apple iPhone 4
All the three phones are having great design and hardware that is more than competent for the job, especially the Optimus 2X with its dual-core chipset. The call quality is good as all three are equipped with noise-canceling microphones. The iPhone 4 has this grip reception issues sometimes, which most probably won't affect you, unless you live on the very edge of the signal tower.

It is not all about hardware these days, not even about having the slickest interface, but rather the amount and quality of third party apps that can make your phone so much more versatile. This is where the App Store excels, as it got a head start of about a year before Android Market even appeared, not to mention Nokia's Ovi Store, and it is still most profitable for developers to write apps for iOS.

Considering that these phones cost more than $600 unlocked, and the Nokia E7 actually takes the crown as the most expensive at this very moment, so at this price you'd probably set your eyesight on it only if you definitely need a physical keyboard to type comfortably, and already have some experience with Symbian, i.e., if you are a Nokia fan. As we said, its market timing is the worst now, with all the noise surrounding Nokia Windows Phone.

Now the tough call is between the iPhone 4 and the LG Optimus 2X. Android Market might not have an app for everything, but the 150 000 + applications thereabout cover most basics, and then some. The dual-core chipset allows for Full HD video recording, fast page load times with zippy Adobe Flash support, and thus makes for the best hardware of all the three phones. This unlocks a different set of apps and possibilities, which have not yet materialized on Android Market, though, and matter most for more technically inclined people, which are the most likely to fall in love with the Optimus 2X.

The iPhone 4's thin steel and glass frame is very appealing, especially if you are coming from a phone with a plastic chassis, which the overwhelming majority of them are built with. It doesn't do Full HD video, and the browser can't load Flash to save its life, but those are obviously not considered a necessity, since most people that buy the iPhone 4 prefer the smooth experience, devoid of hiccups. The other thing they are looking for is the possibility to  have these numerous apps and versatile accessories everyone is talking about, as well as ease of use, which is very visible in the dead simple camera interface, for example. The sheer fact that it is a 9 month old phone, and still in the mix, comes to show that you are only likely to switch camps if you are getting bored with one mobile OS or the other, and want to try something new for a change.

As for the Nokia E7, we know the company has its loyal fanbase that is dying to get its hands on the latest piece of design art from it, so we are sure the E7 will do fine, once the price starts going south.

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posted on 16 Mar 2011, 08:55 3

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.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 12:07

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.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 12:36 1

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

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 14:16 2

6. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

I didn't even read this because I know that phone arena picked the ALL MIGHTY IPHONE!!! LAME!!!

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 15:30

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.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 17:51 2

8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

I'm so glad I own the best phone. The iphone4 :)

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 02:20

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.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 09:00

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!!!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:30

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.

posted on 16 Apr 2011, 14:10

12. Free Iphone (unregistered)

http://tinyurl.com/Free-Iphone-Win I like this website. Win free I phone.

posted on 25 Apr 2011, 10:05

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.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 12:44

15. king_mehra (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

nokia e7 is really best

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