Review of Nokia X7-00, Nokia N8 and Nokia N9 -Pick the Best One

In this post I am comparing three excellent models of Nokia Range of Smartphones. None of these mobiles are built in Android platform. So if you are an Android lover you will be fairly dissapointed. But when rest of features are concerned I do not think it will be that much easy to put them aside. Nokia X7-00, Nokia N8 and Nokia N9 all three mobiles are packed with all basic features and high quality camera. Now take snaps in just clicks.

Nokia X7-00 Nokia N8 and Nokia N9 Comparison

Nokia X7-00 Nokia N8 and Nokia N9 Comparison Table

General Specification of Nokia X7-00-Nokia N8-Nokia N9

SpecificationNokia X7-00Nokia N8Nokia N9
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Dimension119.7 x 62.8 x 11.9 mm113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm
Weight146g135 g135 g
Operating SystemSymbian AnnaSymbian^3 OS, upgradable to Symbian Anna OSMeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan
Processor680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Broadcom BCM2727 GPU680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Broadcom BCM2727 GPU1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
Display Size4 inches with 360*640 pixels3.5 inches with 360 x 640 pixels3.9 inches with 480 x 854 pixels
Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colorsAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors
Primary Camera8 MP with LED Flash and Fixed Focus12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash8 MP, with features like autofocus, dual LED flash,Geo-tagging, face detection, touch-focus
Secondary CameraNoVGAAvailable
GPRSClass 33Class 33Class 33
EDGEClass 33Class 33Class 33
3GHSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 MbpsHSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 MbpsHSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
GPS NavigationA-GPSA-GPSA-GPS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v3.0 via A2DPYes, v3.0 with A2DPYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
InfraredNoNoNo
USB PortYes, v2.0 microUSBmicroUSB v2.0,Yes, microUSB v2.0
3.5 mm Audio PortYesYesYes
FM RadioAvailable with RDSAvailable with RDSAvailable with RDS
Video RecordingYes, 720p@25fpsYes, 720p@25fpsYes, 720p@30fps
Internal Memory256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Extendable Memory32 GB with micro SD card Slot32 GB with micro SD card SlotNo
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulatorYes, via Java MIDP emulatorYes, via Java MIDP emulator
GamesAvailableAvailableAngry Birds Magic (NFC), Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011 integrated and more downloadable from OVI Store
BrowserWAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feedsWAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feedsWAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
BatteryLi-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-5K)Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4D)Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
PhonebookUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Call RecordUnlimitedUnlimited, 30 days detailed call recordUnlimited
SMSUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
MMSUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Colors AvailableDark steel, Silver steelDark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange, PinkBlack, Cyan, Magenta

Special Features of Nokia X7-00

Nokia X7-00 Symbian Anna

1. Gorilla Glass Display
2. 4 inches wide AMOLED Display
3. 8 MP Camera with Geo-tagging and Face detection
4. Excellent metallic look

Disadvantages of X7-00

1. Symbian Anna when Android is rocking in the market
2. Although camera is 8 MP it lacks auto focusing
3. No integrated office package for editing
4. Too heavy in comparison to Samsung Galaxy series Smartphones
5. 680 MHz ARM 11 processor not enough to meet all needs. Processor frequency must be increased in next version.

Special Features of Nokia N9

Nokia N9 Smartphone

1. MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan
2.1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
3. 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus, dual LED flash an Geo-tagging, face detection, touch-focus
4. AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Anti-glare polariser and Gorilla Glass Display
5. Dolby Mobile sound enhancement and Dolby Headphone support
6.TV-out
7. Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
8. Dolby Digital Plus
9. NFC support
10. Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF viewer

Disadvantages of Nokia N9

1. No microSD card slot
2. No Android
3. Too heavy in comparison to Samsung Galaxy series Smartphones

Special Features of Nokia N8

Nokia N8 Symbian Anna

1. 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus, Xenon flash
2. 16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
3. MicroSD card slot
4. TV-out (720p video) via HDMI with Dolby Digital Plus sound
5. Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
6. Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
7. Scratch resistant Gorilla Display

Disadvantages of Nokia N8

1. No Android instead Symbian v.3.0 which is upgradable to Symbian Anna
2. Too heavy in comparison to latest Smartphones
3. 680 MHz processor needs to be upgraded and it is done in Nokia N9

Conclusion

It is fairly hard to conclude which one is the best in the list. But I suppose Nokia N9 is the best one for me. It owns 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset processor and it means better multi-tasking and fast browsing. Also the look of this MeeGo Harmattan Smartphone attracts me. Now you decide which is the best one for you!

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