Should Nokia Lumia 800 Shoppers wait for Lumia 900?


The rumors came true at the Consumer Electronic Show and the much talked about Nokia Lumia 900 was announced by the Finnish handset maker Nokia just a day before the commencement of the gadget festival. Now that the super smartphone has been announced, there are many dilemmas in the minds of the buyers and prominent among them is whether they should go for the already available Lumia 800 or should wait for the big brother to arrive.


I am writing this article to help the readers to come to a clear decision about what handset they want and what handset they actually need.

Let’s Talk About Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 in Detail

When the Nokia Lumia 800 was launched last year it was taken as something that is sort of magic, but as soon as it was made public by the company it turned to be just a good handset and nothing else, as the other good handsets are. There were some spectacular features and yes there were some conspicuous bottlenecks.

It had a curved 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack touch screen which, without doubt, is one of its kind but the Lumia 900 has the same kind of screen with bigger size of 4.3inch that for an American is a blessing because they prefer(and are habituated to) bigger screen. The Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 both have the same processor and RAM, processor of 1.4 GHz single core and RAM of 512 MB.

Both the handset are at the same level as far as the storage capacity is concerned, it is true that they both sport 16 GB onboard memory with no expansion facility via SD card. In the camera section both the handsets sport the same 8MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss auto focus and dual LED flash. But here one can see the advantage of Nokia Lumia 900 which offers a front camera that the Lumia 800 did not, the 900 has a 1.3 MP VGA Camera on the front side of the phone.

Nokia Lumia 900

Most of the other features like the People Hub, Browser, Connectivity, different kinds of sensors messaging and EDGE and GPS are the same in both the handsets but he biggest plus with the 900 is that it will be supporting the latest thing in the net world the 4G LTE, the super speed of internet data. One more thing here needs our attention, Nokia Lumia 900 has a far stronger battery than the Lumia 800 as it has 1830 mAh battery and the Lumia 800 has only a Li-ion 1450 mAh battery.

As we have reached to the end of the article we have learnt four major differences between the two handsets first is the front camera that the Nokia Lumia 900 sports so it lets you the freedom to video chat with your close ones. Second is the battery that is much stronger than the Nokia Lumia 800, so the bigger screen will not kill the performance of the handset. The third thing is the bigger screen of the handset, so more fun and more entertainment with the Nokia Lumia 900. At last but not the least it has the capability to support the 4G LTE network.

So, with all the due respect to the Nokia Lumia 800, I would like to state that the Nokia Lumia 900 is a phone worth waiting for some months and Lumia 800 cannot, at least not for now, match the Lumia 900 with LTE.

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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