iPhone 4S may not be like the most anticipated smartphone, iPhone 5; but it’s certainly not the disappointment anymore! Apple claims, iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone ever and its amazing features prove it. iPhone 4S is an eye candy with features like iOS 5, excellent camera and an amazing virtual assistant along with enhanced processor and storage facility.
On the other hand Nokia Lumia 800 is the firstborn baby of the most awaited Microsoft-Nokia alliance. Apart from being the Nokia’s first Windows Phone OS based handset, there are many features in Lumia 800 like its extraordinary looks, the all new Mango OS, Carl Zeiss Tessar Optics and efficient multitasking that sets it apart from other smartphones.
Before going into the detailed review, let us first take a glance at their features and tech specs.
Neck to neck comparison between iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800
||Dual-Core A5 Chip
||1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
| Operating System
||Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
||3.5-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display, (960 X 640)
||3.7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen, (800 X 480)
||16 GB mass memory (no slot for micro-SD cards)
| Thickness and Weight
||9.3 mm and 140 g
||12.1 mm and 142 g
||8 megapixel, Autofocus, Front camera with VGA-quality
||8 megapixels, Touch Focus, No Frontcamera
||GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, EVDO, Bluetooth
||3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, USB
| Battery Life
||Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryTalk time: Up to 8h on 3G, up to 14 h on 2GStandby time: Up to 200 h
||BV-5JW 3.7V 1450 mAhTalktime: Up to 9.5 h on 3G, Up to 13h on 2GStandby Time: Up to 265 h
||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB
Let us now discuss all features in details.
Apple iPhone 4S – iOS 5
With its intuitive interface and remarkable aspects, iOS 5 makes iPhone 4S better than any smartphone. Specially designed multi-touch interface helps you to interact. More than 200 features are provided in iPhone 4S such as, iMessage, Notification Centre, Twitter integration, built-in parental controls, accessibility features, and large collection of mobile apps. Along with such aspects, iPhone 4S is truly tempting!
Apple iOS 5
Nokia Lumia 800 – Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS
Mango is still new in the market, but it is surely making news! It has provided Lumia 800 a very rich and vibrant user interface. Live tiles give a new definition to conventional icons, making the overall experience more interesting. Everything you want is available at a glance, along with aspects like multi-tasking, integration of mobile version of Internet Explorer 9. Although it’s not rich like iOS, it’s still noteworthy.
Although people fall for iPhone at first sight, Lumia 800 is mesmerizing with its exceptional looks. Lumia’s exterior is inspired from Nokia’s previous model Nokia N9. It breaks all usual standards of smooth rounded corners with its square and lightly polished corners. There are few chrome buttons on the sides for volume control. Handling Lumia 800 is definitely a treat!
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
However iPhone 4S is slimmer and smaller than Lumia 800. iPhone 4S follows its predecessor in exterior styling. It’s very smart, sleek and industrial piece with glass on front and rear side. People want to touch it and feel it and that says a lot!
Apple iPhone 4S – Dual-Core A5 Chip
As the name says, A5 chip has two cores which make iPhone 4S faster than its precursors. A5 chip forms foundation for aforementioned features to run smoothly. It is power efficient and it goes hand-in-hand with amazing battery life, giving us an iPhone 4S, quick and responsive as ever.
Nokia Lumia 800 – Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
Lumia 800 is integrated with Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor of 1.4GHz. Even with such long name, this processor is flatly plain against Dual-Core A5 chip of iPhone 4S. In spite of this fact, Lumia 800 is pretty quick and responsive, maybe we have to thank Microsoft’s OS for not being demanding. Tasks like browsing, scrolling, opening of apps, and switching between them, are rendered quickly and smoothly.
Apple iPhone 4S – All-New Optics
Apparently, camera of iPhone 4S is the best camera you will ever see on mobile phone. Resolution of 8megapixel is enough to draw your attention, but the amazing detailing will surely surprise you! With new optics technology, camera sets itself on its own as per requirement, giving you fantastic images; no matter how much light is there. 1080p HD video recording is just delicious icing on the cake.
Nokia Lumia 800 – Carl Zeiss Tessar Optics
Lack of front-facing camera is very difficult to absorb with such stylish device as Nokia Lumia 800. This makes video calling altogether out of question. However, Skype’s video conferencing feature was expected after Microsoft’s famous Skype acquisition. Like iPhone 4S, Lumia 800 has 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar optics. Unfortunately, camera doesn’t make any impression with this optics. It isn’t reliable and pretty slow at focusing. Images are not striking in low light.
Lumia 800 Camera
It is another amazing feature of iPhone 4S. You can save your iTunes, iBooks, photos, documents, apps and every trivial note of yours in iCloud. It is easy and handy as well because it backups your data and make it available on your other Apple devices such as, iPad, and iPod touch.
Limited Storage for Nokia
Mango OS in Lumia 800 allows you to access Windows Live SkyDrive, hence enabling you to store your data on the cloud. Unfortunately, storage is limited to 25GB for each user, but it’s still more than enough.
Extra Feature – Siri
It’s an intelligent agent from iPhone 4S that can do everything on behalf of you. While describing it, Apple says “Your wish is its command!” Siri understands what you say, and it can do your daily chores like texting, setting reminders etc. Last but not the least, Apple claims, it has answer to your every question; however you must experience it to decide that!
It’s available exclusively in iPhone 4S only.
Apps provided in Lumia800 are quite commendable. Firstly, there is Nokia Drive, which offers you maps of about 95 countries along with turn-by-turn navigation and voice prompts. Maps can be downloaded and stored. Nokia Music App, it is nearly a clone of standard Zune music app and lets you to play your choice of tracks. It also offers music store where you can buy your favorite tracks. Yet, Android or Apple provides you more apps.
Apple App Store
Apple provides million apps for iPhone 4S. You can get these apps from App Store. Here you can select any application among about 50,000 apps. There are many built-in apps in iPhone 4S.
Lastly, iPhone 4S is remarkable as far as features are considered, and although it has been considered just like iPhone 4, it is unquestionably more than that. At the end of the day, it’s an iPhone!
On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 800 is fairly notable handset with features like People Hub and Microsoft Office365. Even if it cannot beat iPhone 4S, it’s still worth with its exceptional looks and vibrant colorfulness.
Apple iPhone 4s vs Nokia Lumia 800