Nokia N9 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II) – Full Specs Compared | Meego based Nokia N9 Released, MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan vs Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
No this is not a usual Android v/s Android match or a battle between Android and Apple device. Nokia has managed to come up with a brand new OS called Meego to take on the might of the best in the business. The Finnish giant has recently unveiled its latest smartphone Nokia N9 that is a unique blend of comfort, speed and technology. It has state of the art technology and features that make it tempting for us to compare it with Samsung Galaxy S II, the unofficial boss of the ring. Let us find out who stands taller in this battle of two of the smartest smartphones on our planet.
There were some eyebrows raised when Nokia announced using Microsoft’s Windows based OS for its future smartphones as there were doubts if Nokia and Microsoft would be able to withstand the onslaught of Apple and Android OS. However, Nokia has managed to come up with a totally new OS in the interim, called Meego v1.2 Harmattan, and has combined it with a powerful 1 GHz A8 Cortex processor to provide a smartphone that has endless entertainment and seamless browsing. Nokia has introduced swipe technology in N9 replacing the home/back button: from any app swiping any of the edges will take you to the home screen.
N9 is an all screen solid unibody design with edge to edge display. It measures 116.5×61.2×7.6 – 12.1mm so it does not pretend to be the slimmest and it weighs 135g so it does not claim to be the lightest either. It does not believe in monster screen also as it has got a decent 3.9 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen that produces a resolution of 480×853 pixels. It has multi touch input method, scratch resistant gorilla glass display, accelerometer, anti glare glass, swipe technology and a proximity sensor to save on power.
N9 has 1 GB of RAM and is available in two versions with internal storage of 16 GB and 64 GB. It is NFC, Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP+EDR, EDGE and GPRS (class 3.3), and GPS with A-GPS. It provides great HSDPA and HSUPA speeds of 14.4 Mbps and 5.7 Mbps respectively.
N9 has a 8 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics sensor and wide angle lens at the rear side that shoots pictures in 3264×2448 pixels. It is continuous auto focus with dual LED flash. It has features of geo tagging, face detection and touch focus. It can record HD videos in 720p at 30fps. 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 equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1450 mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 7 hours in 3G and up to 11 hours in 2G.
It will be released to the market by end 2011.
Nokia N9 – Introduced
Samsung Galaxy S II
Not for nothing is Samsung acknowledged as a top contender in smartphones. With one masterstroke called Samsung Galaxy S II, the company has forged ahead of others and laid claim to being the best in the business. One can’t resist holding this phone as it has a monster 4.3 inch touch screen that produces exceptional images.
Samsung has made use of Super AMOLED Plus technology that is a step ahead of the Super AMOLED and provides a very pleasing user experience. Whether reading, browsing, or watching videos, user is mesmerized by its amazing clarity and richer than life colors and vibrant images. S II stands at just 8.49mm, being the slimmest smartphone on earth. The smartphone has full Adobe Flash support and browsing is just as fast and seamless as your PC.
S II measures 125.3×66.1×8.5mm and weighs a mere 116g that makes it handy and light. It provides a very easy grip and fits easily in your palm despite having a monster of a screen. Producing a resolution of 480×854 pixels, it makes use of Gorilla Glass technology, has multi touch input method, touch sensitive controls, accelerometer, and a gyroscope sensor that glides on TouchWiz UI v4.0. S II runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a powerful 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor in Exynos chipset, and packs 1 GB of RAM. It is available in two version swith 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage.
The smartphone is NFC, Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0, HDMI, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, and becomes a mobile hotspot. It is a dual camera device with a rear 8 MP camera that is auto focus with LED flash, has geo tagging and shoots pictures in 3264×2448 pixels. It can record HD videos in 1080p at 30fps. It also has a secondary 2 MP camera to make video calls. S II is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1650mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 8 hours 40 minutes in 3G and up to 8 hours 20 minutes in 2G.
Galaxy S II – Demo
Comparison Between Nokia N9 and Samsung Galaxy S II
• Galaxy S II has a bigger and better display (4.3 inch, super AMOLED plus) than N9 (3.9 inch, AMOLED)
• Galaxy runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread whereas N9 runs on latest MeeGo OS
• S II is thinner (8.5mm) than N9 (12.1mm)
• Galaxy S II is lighter (116g) than N9 (135g)
• N9 can record videos in 720p only whereas S II can go up to 1080p
• S II has a faster processor (1.2 GHz dual core) than N9 (1 GHz)
• S II has a more powerful battery (1650mAh) than N9 (1450mAh)
• S II provides a longer (8 hr 40 min) talk time than N9 (7 hr) in 3G
• N9 is an all screen unibody design with swipe technology.
|Comparison of Specifications
Nokia N9 vs Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
|Design||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar - Unibody with all screen||Candy bar|
|Keyboard||On-screen Virtual||Virtual QWERTY with Swype|
|Dimension||116.45x61.2x7.6-12.1 mm||125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,|
|Weight||135 g||116 g|
|Body Color||Magenta, Cyan, Black||Black|
|Display||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Size||3.9 in||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels), 16:9 Aspect ratio||WVGA, 800×480 pixels|
|Features||16M color, Scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass with anti glare coating||16M color|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer|
|Operating System||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Platform||MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan||Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread)|
|UI||Nokia custom UI||TouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI|
|Browser||WebKit2, HTML5, XHTML||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Processor||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Model||Samsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPU|
|Speed||1GHz||1.2 GHz Dual-core|
|Memory||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Included||16GB / 64GB||16 GB/32 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Resolution||8 MP with Carl Zeiss optics||8 Megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||Continuous auto focus, touch focus, 4x Digital zoom||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||[email protected] HD||FullHD 1080p High Profile|
|Features||Wide angle lens, Aperture F2.2, Digital shutter, Photo editor, Automatic Motion Blur Reduction||Geo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot|
|Secondary camera||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer|
|Entertainment||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Audio||Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Headphone, Formats: MPEG-4 AAC , eAAC, eAAC+, MPEG-1, WMA9, FLAC||Sound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,|
|Video||720p Playback, Dolby Mobile and Dolby Digital Plus support, Formats: H.263, MPEG4-SP & ASP, H.264 B||[email protected] 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming|
|Gaming||3D Games, Preloaded: Angry Birds Magic, Need for Speed Shift, Galaxy on Fire 2 Real Golf 2011||Game Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011|
|Battery||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Type Capacity||1650 mAh Li-ion removable|
|Talktime||7 hours (3G), 11 hours (2G)||8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G)|
|Standby||450 hours (3G), 380 hours (2G)||400 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|POP3/IMAP Gmail, Email, Push mail||POP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk, Facebook, Skype)||IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)|
|Connectivity||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP||v3.0|
|USB||2.0 High speed, micro-USB port||2.0 FS|
|HDMI||Yes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080p|
|Location Service||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Maps||Ovi Maps||Google Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon|
|GPS||A-GPS with Navigation||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes , with third party application ex: My Lookout|
|Network Support||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / WCDMA, HSUPA(5.76bps), HSDPA(14.4Mbps)||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+|
|Applications||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Apps||Ovi Stores||Android market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube, Flickr||Facebook, Twitter, SNS, Social Hub|
|Voice Calling||Skype||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||Joikuspot Wi-Fi tethering, Accuweather, Swype, Track and Protect,||Vlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShare|
|Business Mobility||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Mobile App|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with Cisco WebEx|
|Security||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Password Protected Screen, Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.|
|Additional Features||Nokia N9||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|NFC, MicroSIM card slot||NFC, Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies Air, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, AllShare, Vlingo Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM|