Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S 2) vs Nokia N8
Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S 2) (Model GT-i9100) and Nokia N8 are two excellent smartphones and both are unlocked. While Samsung Galaxy S II boasts as the world thinnest phone with a powerful dual core processor, Nokia N8 is proud to be the most powerful camera phone. Samsung Galaxy S II, which was officially released at the Mobile World Congress 2011, is designed from the experience of Galaxy S. Samsung Galaxy S II, the world thinnest (8.49mm) phone to date, offers improved performance with a high speed 1GHz ARM CORTEX A9 based dual core application processor that supports HSPA+. This new Exynos (earlier Orion) chipset from Samsung is designed specifically to meet the needs of high performance, low power mobile applications and offers superb multimedia performance. The processor power and network speed is supported by the latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and larger 4.3 inches super AMOLED plus display to give users an excellent multimedia and gaming experience. The Nokia N8 with its amazing hardware supported by the improved OS Symbian 3.0 give users a awesome multimedia experience. With its large 12 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and on screen camera editing you can shoot your master piece in HD and share it instantly on web. Nokia claims that its new Symbian 3.0 has over 250 new and exciting features.
Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2) (Model GT-i9100)
Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the thinnest phone to date, measuring only 8.49 mm. It’s faster and gives better viewing experience than its predecessor Galaxy S. Galaxy S II is packed with 4.3″ WVGA Super AMOLED plus touch screen, Exynos chipset with 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU and ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, 8 megapixels camera with LED flash, touch focus and [email protected] HD video recording, 2 megapixels front facing camera for video calling, 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable with microSD card, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI out, DLNA certified, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, mobile hotspot capability and runs Android’s latest OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Android 2.3 has added many features while improving on existing features in Android 2.2 version.
The super AMOLED plus display is highly responsive and has a better viewing angle than its predecessor. Samsung also introduces a new personalizable UX on Galaxy S2 which has a magazine style layout that selects the contents used most and displays on the homescreen. The live contents can be personalized. And the web browsing also improved to optimize Android 2.3 fully and you get a seamless browsing experience with Adobe Flash Player.
The additonal applications include Kies 2.0, Kies Air, AllShare, Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, NFC (Near Field Communication) and the native Social, Music and Games hub from Samsung. Game hub offers 12 social network games and 13 premium games including Gameloft’s Let Golf 2 and Real Football 2011.
Samsung in addtion to providing entertainment has more to offer the businesses. The entreprise solutions include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM (Mobile Device Management) and Cisco WebEx.
N8 is a flagship model by Nokia running on improved OS Symbian 3 and has the most powerful camera among all mobile phones of today. It has a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and xenon flash. It can make HD quality videos (720p) and provides home theater experience with Dolby Digital Plus technology for sound recording when connected with your home theater system through HDMI out. It also features a 3.5 inch AMOLED scratch resistant display with a resolution of 640×360 pixels.
Moreover, this is the first Nokia handset, which works on touch system or tap- interaction and has a pentaband 3.5 G radio. This phone was released on 1 October, 2010 in the market. N8 was the cell phone with most customer pre-orders in Nokia’s history. The weight of this handset is 135 g, and is available in silver white, Green, blue, orange and grey colors accentuating the curvy exterior of the phone. Maximum talk time of the battery is 720 minutes where as stand by time is 390 hrs. Internal memory is 16 GB, and you can plug an external memory card having 32 GB capacity. Other specifications include, blue tooth, FM radio, HTML support, GPS support, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 and much more.
With Symbian 3, this phone enable access to webTV services that delivers TV programs and channels such as news and entertainment from CNN, National Geographic, and E1 Entertainment and Paramount directly on home screen. They come with Ovi maps walk and drive navigation taking you where you want to be. You can view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter and update your status. You can easily find your location and share photos with friends.
Symbian 3.0 also support more media formats and support OPenGL ES 2.0 for gaming also.