Nokia Lumia 900 vs. Galaxy Note LTE
Needless to say, these two smartphones couldn’t be any more different from one another in the design department. Between the two, the Nokia Lumia 900 has the slight advantage with its fresh appearance. Additionally, the Lumia 900 sports a sturdier feel in the hand thanks to its unibody polycarbonate exterior. On the other hand, besides its ridiculously large footprint, there’s nothing compelling with the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE. However, its size is what makes the Galaxy Note LTE so fascinating and essentially, it’s what makes the Note so unique from most things.
The volume control and power button on both the phones are present on the sides. On lower front the Galaxy Note LTE has Android capacitive buttons which are closer to one another and one can easily press them by accident more than the trio of Windows buttons present on the Lumia 900.
Around the edges of both handsets, we find commonalities such as their 3.5mm headset jacks, noise cancellation microphones, and micro-USB ports. The Samsung Galaxy Note LTE also offers video-out functionality with the aid of an optional MHL adapter, which is something that’s not available with the Nokia Lumia 900.
With its unibody construction, there’s no way of easily replacing the Lumia 900’s internal battery – while also having no way of increasing its internal storage as well. On the flip side, the Galaxy Note LTE has a replaceable battery and an unoccupied micro-SD card slot to supplement its internal memory.
Taking into account the Galaxy Note bigger and more detailed 5.3” WXGA (800 x 1280) super AMOLED display, it is preferred over Lumia display. Besides its full 1-inch advantage in the size department, its resolution enables us to even distinguish fine text within the web browser with no problems at all. And to solidify its superiority, its color production is remarkably more saturated in tone to catch our attention. In comparison, the 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) ClearBlack AMOLED display of the Nokia Lumia 900 is still sharp looking, but it lacks the sheer wow factor accompanying the Galaxy Note LTE.
Processor and Memory:
The Galaxy Not LTE is equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM to give you the power you need. In contrast, Nokia Lumia 900 is packaged with only a single-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 and 512MB of RAM. But Lumia 900 here honestly shows that why hardware doesn’t dictate performance. The Nokia Lumia 900 delivers quicker responses throughout all of its operations. Well, it’s not to say the Galaxy Note LTE is slow, but it doesn’t have the same level of fluidity and tight movements that’s consistent with the Windows Phone powered device.
Unfortunately, the Nokia Lumia 900 is only packing 16GB of memory – with no way of increasing its storage. Lucky for the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE, not only does it match the 16GB of internal storage of its rival, but it can be supplemented by throwing a card into its micro-SD slot.
Nokia Lumia 900 runs οn Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. On thе additional hand, Samsung Galaxy Note runs οn Android 2.3 with Touch Wiz UI. But, thе phone is said to receive thе Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.
There’s no arguing that these two prestigious handsets can replace your old point and shoot camera. The Lumia 900 features a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels unit, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and autofocus camera with 720p video capture capabilities. It also sports a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera for video calling.
On the additional hand, the Galaxy Note comes with a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera, with 3264 x 2448 pixels unit, autofocus anԁ LED flash camera with 1080p video capture capabilities. The device also has a 2 MP secondary camera.
But as we compare the results, the Galaxy Note LTE minutely comes away as the better of the two. To tell you the truth, their qualities look very similar to one another, but Samsung’s beauty is able to capture our attention because it handles low lighting conditions better.Even though it has the higher 1080p video recording capability, there isn’t much in terms of visual superiority found with the Galaxy Note over the 720p videos produced by the Lumia 900. In all honesty, they’re both extremely sharp looking with their sufficient details, saturated color reproduction, smooth capture rate, and clear audio recording.
There’s no arguing on this one, that the Zune experience found with the Nokia Lumia 900 is light years better than the conventional looking music player in use with the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE. Aided by its snazzy looking Metro UI, the Zune experience is undoubtedly an engaging one.
Obviously, bigger is better when it comes down to watching videos on a smartphone. Keeping with that mentality, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE is the absolute choice thanks to its larger display and iridescent looks. Well, both are actually able to flawlessly play encoded video in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, but there’s no overlooking the wow factor that’s evident with Galaxy Note
Nokia Lumia 900 features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 2.1 translation with A2DP and EDR, anԁ micro-USB 2.0 versions.Samsung Galaxy Note sports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 translation with A2DP, EDR anԁ micro-USB v2.0.
The Lumia 900 sports a standard Li-Ion 1830 mAh (BP-6EW) battery that is expected to give up to 7 hours of talk time, up to 60 hours of music play anԁ up to 350 hours of standby time.Samsung Galaxy Note sports a standard Li-Ion 2500 mAh (BP-6EW) battery that gives up to 10 hours of talk time anԁ up to 250 hours of standby time.
Well both devices are outstanding in every category but when choosing a device that delivers the top notch performance and still doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Looking at the price tag of both devices Nokia Lumia wins with its lower price tag as compared to Galaxy Note and still delivering almost the same performance and goods that Galaxy provides. But the Galaxy Note 5.4” inch display puts the 4.3” of Lumia to a shame and is the main factor which gives it the win over Lumia.
In the end, they both offer all the lovable qualities we expect out of any top-shelf smartphone, but if pricing isn’t a concern, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE proves to be the more alluring product in the long run. Well, it can be said that the Nokia Lumia 900 is a grand device on its own, but it can’t outmatch the Samsung Galaxy Note.