The size of the keypad of the sony xperia 2 looks better and is better laid out than the Nokia N900.
had been following i8910 omnia HD from quite some time and when i was almost sure that i am gonna buy it... N900 is announced.. :) ...now m interested, curious and watching n900... once it releases and i get an Hands-on experience, i'll make up my mind which one to go for.
As of now, i was just casually trying to compare the two phones. following are my observations:
N900: TFT Resistive Touch, 800x480 pixel, 3.5"
OmniaHD: AMOLED Capacitive Touch, 360 x 640 pixel, 3.7"
800x480 resolution would look surely awesome at 3.5" screen but it cant beat the AMOLED display. OmniaHD wins Hands Down (3 pts)
Dimensions & wt: Almost similar but Nokia weighs 33 grams more. I dunno if thats such a big deal. (1 pt to each)
Sound: Both Have Stereo Speakers, But Omnia got 5.1 Surround Stereo and DNSe
and it does sound better than iPod. Nokia ain't bad but cant match that exp. Omnia Wins here (3 pts)
N900: TI 3420 CPU, 32GB Storage, 256 RAM, 768 Flash (VM)
OmniaHD: TI 3420 CPU, 8/16GB, 256 Ram, 256 Flash
It has been proven time and again that you just cant crash Omnia. No matter how hard you try. the Phone just refuses to die. Looking at N900 specs i can see Omnia Got beaten here. Also the extra Storage. N900 wins Hands down (3 pts)
N900: EDGE/GPRS (Class 32), TriBand 3G (10/2 Mbps), Charges over USB, GPS (A-GPS)
OmniaHD: EDGE/GPRS (Class 12), TriBand 3G (7.5/5.6 Mbps), Charges over USB, GPS (A-GPS/GPS+)
Omnia Got lightning fast GPS coz of its GPS+ technology, i havent seen any other phone so fast in GPS but in EDGE & 3G N900 is bound to give way better performance. N900 Wins for me (3 pts)
Imaging: No comparison here. OmniaHD has got industry best Cam here, it even beats Pixon12MP Cam. Omnia wins Hands Down (3 pts)
Video Recording: Omnia Screwed itself here. HD Recording with pathetic audio. the experience is of feeling cheated. Nokia in this regard has always been very very reliable. And at WVGA video option it will rock. for me N900 anytime(3 pts)
Price: Ahh! Sigh!!! .. Omnia Wins Hands Down. i would have liked N900 to come around 500Euros... :'( Omnia Wins (3 pts)
Apart From these major points some more features are also noticeable
N900 has linux based OS that means any linux app can be directly ported to Maemo. it just needs a bit of re-coding and you have plethora's of apps available at your door step. the Second Call Camera its VGA for N900 - another Thumbs up. The Microb Browser from Mozilla comes with Flash support. another goodie. And so is the fact that it got FM trasnmitter. at times this is real handy app. N900 Battery is a real disappointment. 1320 means just over a day of juice :( what a shame. also the Office app in N900 is "Documents to GO" which allows Editing of Office Docs as well. Great!!! i would give N900 3 points here.
Final Score (as per me)
So at the end of it.. i end up with a tie :(
also Service wise Nokia is way above, i have been a Nokia user since last 8 years and there is hardly a thing to complain. It's very very reliable. But since last two years (N96, N97, 5800XM) it has been doing a very lousy job of releasing new phones. So was looking to switch to i8910, but N900 surely changes the scenario.
But again price plays a BIG role in deciding as well. :((
see, i cant make up my mind yet.. mebbe guys you can help me point some more good/bad things and make my decision a simpler one.
I want this phone bad but it looks huge. i eman i cant put this in my pocket hu?
Phonedog, 06 Sep 2009first of all let me just start by saying that this phone sux, the screen is small and the keyb... morehttp://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=2926&idPhone1=2917
Just a correction on your statements about the specifications of the Nokia N900 and SE X2.
Nokia N900 3.5"
TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches
SE X2 3.2"
TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors
800 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
The N900 has a bigger screen than the X2, and also is capable of displaying 16M colors versus the X2's 65K colors.
ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX graphics
Qualcomm MSM 7200 528 MHz processor
Maemo (GNOME based Linux OS)
The largest drawback to the SE X2 is the operating system; it is running on a very outdated operating system: Windows Mobile Professional.
The reason is that, in history, Microsoft's venture into the mobile industry did not amass the success required to compensate for the large development costs. It is a widely known fact that Microsoft does not have any plans to invest further into Windows Mobile, due to development costs and competition. This is why WinMO is so unoptimized for touch and has an extremely plain and outdated UI design.
This is especially evident, since Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HTC and other mobile phone developers have to create third party software such as the X2 Panel, TouchWiz, TouchFlo, etc. to update it's user interface. However, the transitions between the added 3rd party UI and the native WinMO interface isn't always smooth, and is limited by the fact that at the end of the day, it is not a native part of WinMO, but rather just an application that runs on top of WinMO to make it look prettier.
Maemo, however, has been around since 2005; and with each iteration, additional functionality and development is produced. Maemo 5 is not the first build ever to exist, but it is more like Windows 7 is to Vista, and therefore has the support of both the Maemo community, and linux community. Also, Maemo was already capable of running SNES emulators while running on obsolete TI OMAP 400 mhz processor (which is slower per mhz than the ARM Cortex A8), imagine the possibilities with the N900's powerful hardware. As can be seen, there has been alot more development in Maemo than with WinMo, simply because Maemo is open-sourced, and therefore has little to no development costs: that is the advantages of open-sourced OS as opposed to a closed-source OS.
- Faster more reliable ARM Cortex A8 600 mhz processor (which is also more power / mhz than the Qualcomm); PowerVR SGX graphics (enabling full 3D effects).
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2
- 8.1 MP Camera
hey, nokia also got 8megapixal ok! don't think SE have doog camera.Nokia got good video OK!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970The Nokia N900 is only about 10-45 grams more than phones of it's class (and that's including phones without qwerty keyboards).
That's like 40 grains of rice. :S
And only 5 mm thicker than an iPhone.
I don't think 5 mm makes much of a difference; atleast if you consider it has a full qwerty keyboard.
Mo, 06 Sep 2009And by the way they both have the exact same processor. I doubt that psp etc emulators will wo... moreI think there's a possibility for PS1 emulation on the N900. PS1 is emulated on the iPhone, and both the iPhone and N900 run on the same hardware. In addition, the N900 and iPhone are based on desktop enviroments Linux and UNIX respectively.
The restricting factor in PS1 emulation in the Samsung i8910 Omnia HD is the OS. Symbian OS is built more on security features, and memory leakage prevention for stability. It was designed for hardware that lacked memory and power.
The N900 linux operating system already has had a history of emulation; there were people playing SNES9X on the older MAEMO builds running on N810 and it's old out-dated TI OMAP 400 mhz processor. Imagine the possibilities with the N900's ARM Cortex A8 600 mhz (faster per mhz than the old TI OMAP), and the PowerVR SGX graphics.
Look at the Satio's demo of OpenGL ES 2.0 on the PowerVR SGX as an example:
Again !!!, 07 Sep 2009I will not buy another N97 because it has lunix OS !!!
where is the upgrade here ? where are ... moreThis is a serious upgrade from N97 hardware wise:
- ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz
- PowerVR SGX graphics
- 1GB virtual runtime memory, 256MB RAM
- WVGA screen resolution and video recording
- Faster 3G
Why are people getting mad over this device? As to clear off people, this device is not considered a smartphone/phone but a MID, why do you guys/ladies think that the N900 has a browser based on the Mozilla engine, was not announed in Nokia World, and has a three digit number as the Nokia Tablets (ie N800, N810...). As to the camera being weak, there are no more than 5 devices with a camera higher than 5 megapixels and that's also including the unofficial/not out yet phones. If you like Sony Ericsson phones go out and spend $800+ dollars (for those of us living in the US) like the Xperia X1.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2009Well of course this will beat the x2 as it uses an ARM cortex processor.. The phone that will ... morekeep dreaming , support nHD gaming , PS gaming
i bet u still thinking that satio got 12MP camera and it is better than N900 with 5MP
megapixels race is slowly over , but i think se fans still counting the megapixels, no doubt they are soon expire fans
se fans still donno the key to success is the UI
Again !!!, 07 Sep 2009I will not buy another N97 because it has lunix OS !!! where is the upgrade here ? where are ... moreN97 has a prehistoric unattractive UI and very slow, I bet you will enjoy the N900 experience
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2009This has terrible specs with tiny screen,just about you can see the icons on the screen. It h... moreWhat are you trying to compare it to? a Desktop PC? its a just a phone.. and anyone who thinks linux os is a bad thing has no idea what they are speaking about in the first place ..
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2009Well of course this will beat the x2 as it uses an ARM cortex processor.. The phone that will ... moreLol, you do realize that nHD is useless compared to WVGA right? That's like saying 640 x 360 is better than 800 x 480, and that it shows more pixels. The processor is the same for both of these devices, that means that all of the technologies that the Satio can have so can the N900, the only thing that will be needed is for Maemo 5 to support it and then drivers can be written. Also, it would be way easier for the developer community to port emulators to the maemo 5 platform as it is Linux based, on contrast to the s60 5th Ed platform, which by the way has very few games that are playable. The only main difference between the Satio and N900 is the camera, screen resolution, and of course the os. Saying that the Satio will beat this phone is quite funny. Just because Sony Ericsson (NOT Sony) is bringing the Satio out does not mean that it will have support from Sony, so saying that PSP/PSX games will be easily playable on the Satio is not cmpletely true. Remember that the underlying os is still s60; take a look at the games/emulators for the os.
I can't wait to get this Monster on my hand.
This IZ Nokia Mobile's
Well of course this will beat the x2 as it uses an ARM cortex processor.. The phone that will beat this is the SE Satio, it supports nHD gaming, PS gaming, and OPEN GL with it's amazing processor with amazing graphical technologies.. This phone doesn't even support any of these! But I'd rather have the X2 as it is way more stylish than this! This looks so plastic! And the design is horrible and it isn't sleek at all. And 181 grams for a phone is crazy!!
What a cheap looking phone!! And that freakishly heavy 181 grams is st*p*d! The camera is so basic with only 5mp without any cool features, like smile detection, face detection or whatsoever.. Only 1320 mAH LI-ION battery instead of LI-PO, this phones battery life must really s*ck! No xenon, no Open GL!! I thought this was powerful? And no, this phone will most definitely not support PSP or PSX games.. Only SE Satio has the capabilities to do that at it has a powerful graphics technology with smart pixel! This phone is just pathetic!
This is geat phone, multitasking OS, god screen int.browser and camera vdeo, but one thing bothers me is, the zooming procedure is jerk, it looks like i em drilling holl on screen, it could have been imagined more simple way to do that.
Nokia N900 on pre-order in the USA for $649