Nokia N9 vs iPhone 4 – Full Specs Compared | MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan vs iOS 4.3
Nokia, after giving up on its legendary Symbion OS had announced its inclination to opt for Windows OS developed by Microsoft. But it has opted to launch a brand new OS Meego in the interim. The Finnish giant has announced the arrival of its latest smartphone Meego based Nokia N9 that is laced with exciting features and combines technology with design to lure customers. But how does it compare with the undisputed king of the market, the Apple iPhone4? Though it is a bit premature and pure conjecture how it will fare against iPhone4, let us make a quick comparison.
Nokia has relied on its expertise and designing abilities to come up with a smartphone that is sure to appeal to those who want latest technology without compromising with comfort. In fact, N9 boasts of exciting features still unheard in smartphones. Nokia N9 is a perfect example of future arriving today with its unique swipe technology: there is no back/home keys, from any app just swipe any of the edges it will take you to the home screen. There not just one but three home screens to provide faster access to endless apps and features, and the smartphone allows instant connection with friends and the net. It boasts of the fastest camera in smartphones with a super fast launch and capture of images. Nokia understands that the best moments in life are fleeting and thus provides this feature so you do not miss out on the finest moments in life.
Nokia N9 measures 116.5×61.2×12.1mm and weighs 135g. It’s an all screen unibody design with 2.5D curved glass that’s fitted nicely from edge to edge. It has a decent sized (3.9 inch) AMOLED capacitive touch screen that produces a resolution of 480×854 pixels and 16 M colors. The screen is scratch resistant employing Gorilla Glass technology. It has multi touch input method, accelerometer, and proximity sensor for auto on/off and is anti glare to be easily used in broad daylight.
N9 runs on Meego OS v1.2 Harmattan, has 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor, and packs a solid 1 GB of RAM. It is available with 16/64 GB of internal storage. The smartphone is NFC, Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR. The phone has a full HTML and WAP 2.0/xHTML browser that provides seamless browsing. With NFC, it’s very easy to pair and share the media contents, just touch the devices to share.
N9 comes preloaded with games like Angry Birds, Galaxy on Fire and Rea; Golf. The smartphone sports a rear 8 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and wide angle lens that is auto focus and has dual LED flash, geo tagging, face detection and touch focus. It can capture HD videos in 720p. Nokia boasts N9 as the world’s first phone with Dolby Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology. With this head phone technology you can enjoy the surround sound experience with any type of of headphone.
N9 is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1450mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 7 hours in 3G.
This is the 4th generation iPhone as the name indicates, and is a status symbol for its owners all over the world. There is a charisma surrounding all Apple products, an aura that is felt by all those who see it around and this is what makes iPhones the largest selling smartphones in the world. It is the streamlined designing and robust built that lures customers to this smartphone.
To begin with, iPhone4 measures 115.2×58.6×9.3mm and weighs just 137g making it one of the slimmest and lightest smartphones in the market. It has a decent 3.5 inch LED back lit IPS TFT with one of the best resolutions (640×960 pixels) among smartphones. The display is highly capacitive touch screen. It is remarkably scratch resistant with an oleophobic surface. It has all standard smartphone features like accelerometer, gyro sensor, multi touch input method and a proximity sensor. It has the ubiquitous 3.5 mm audio jack at the top.
iPhone 4 is a dual camera device with a rear 5 Mp camera that shoots pictures in 2592×1944 pixels, is auto focus with LED flash, is capable of geo tagging and can record HD videos in 720p. It also has a secondary camera to make video calls.
The smartphone runs on iOS 4.3, has a powerful Cortex A9 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and is available in two models with 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage as it does not support micro SD cards. The phone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetoothv2.1 with A2DP, EDGE and GPRS (class 10), and GPS with A-GPS. It has an HTML (Safari) browser that provides seamless browsing. iPhone4 provides nice HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76 Mbps) speeds. The smartphone is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1420mAh) that provides a long talk time of up to 7 hours in 3G.
Comparison Between Nokia N9 and iPhone 4
• Nokia N9 has a bigger display (3.9 inch) than iPhone 4 (3.5 inch)
• iPhone 4 has a better resolution of screen (640×960 pixels) than N9 (480×854 pixels)
• Nokia N9 runs MeeGo while iPhone 4 is based on iOS.
• N9 has a more powerful RAM (1 GB) than iPhone 4 (512 MB)
• iPhone 4 is thinner (9.3mm) than N9 (12.1mm at the centre and 7.6mm at the edges)
• N9 has a better camera (8 MP with Carl Zeiss optics and dual flash) than iPhone 4 (5 MP)
• The camera of N9 shoots with higher resolution (3264×2448 pixels) than iPhone 4 (2592×1944 pixels)
• N9 has a unique UI that provide 3 home screen that are lacking in iPhone 4
• N9 has a better sound technology than iPhone 4
• N9 has NFC for added connectivity which is not available in iPhone 4
Nokia N9 – Introduced
Comparison of Specifications
Nokia N9 vs iPhone 4
Candy Bar - Unibody with all screen
Virtual Full QWERTY
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Magenta, Cyan, Black
FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels), 16:9 Aspect ratio
960 x 640
16M color, Scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass with anti glare coating
16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance
Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan
Apple iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 5)
Nokia custom UI
WebKit2, HTML5, XHTML
16GB / 64GB
16 GB/32 GB
No card Slot
8 MP with Carl Zeiss optics
5.0 mega pixels
Continuous auto focus, touch focus, 4x Digital zoom
Auto, Digital, tap focus
[email protected] HD
Wide angle lens, Aperture F2.2, Digital shutter, Photo editor, Automatic Motion Blur Reduction
Double microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization
Three axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Headphone, Formats: MPEG-4 AAC , eAAC, eAAC+, MPEG-1, WMA9, FLAC
AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
720p Playback, Dolby Mobile and Dolby Digital Plus support, Formats: H.263, MPEG4-SP & ASP, H.264 B
H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG
3D Games, Preloaded: Angry Birds Magic, Need for Speed Shift, Galaxy on Fire 2 Real Golf 2011
No but Tunein Internet Radio App
Li-ion non-removable battery; 1420 mAh
7 hours (3G), 11 hours (2G)
up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 7 hrs (3G)
450 hours (3G), 380 hours (2G)
max 500 hrs
Mail and Messaging
POP3/IMAP Gmail, Email, Push mail
SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk, Facebook, Skype)
MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)
802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only
GSM model with upgrade to iOS 4.3, CDMA model
v2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP
2.0 High speed, micro-USB port
Yes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter
A-GPS with Navigation
Find my Phone
GSM, GPRS, EDGE / WCDMA, HSUPA(5.76bps), HSDPA(14.4Mbps)
GSM/UMTS or CDMA
Apple Apps Store, iTunes
Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube, Flickr
Facebook, Twitter, SNS
Skype, Tango, QiK
Joikuspot Wi-Fi tethering, Accuweather, Swype, Track and Protect,
AirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone
Yes , CISCO Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse
Yes, Active Sync
Yes with CISCO WebEx
Join.Me, Goto Meeting
MobileMe, Password Protected home screen
NFC, MicroSIM card slot
iBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Mobile hotspot - no support in GSM model, connects up to 5 devices in CDMA model