Those who have been craving to purchase a smartphone with amazing camera abilities, the Nokia 808 PureView is the one to look out for. Interface and APIs are tied up to the aging operating system of Nokia Belle and unfortunately its camera technology has been years in the making.
On the other hand, you would definitely want to lay hands on one of Apple’s finest creation the iPhone 4S, with its steel and glass design and more than half a million apps under the hood. Lets take a look onto specifications of the two in detail.
Specifications of Nokia 808
4.0 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- 360 x 640 pixels, 16 million colors, Corning Gorilla Glass
- 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 cc, 169 grams
- Nokia Belle OS, 1.3 GHz ARM 11
- 41 Megapixels, 7152 x 5368 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash
- 16 GB internal storage, 512 MB RAM, microSD, up to 32 GB
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Standby and Talk times of 500 hours and 9 hours approximately.
Specifications of the iPhone 4S
- 3.5 inches, LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen
- 640 x 960 pixels, 16 million colors, Corning Gorilla Glass
- 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm, 140 grams
- 8 Megapixels camera , 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- iPhone OS 5, upgradable to iOS 5.1, Dual core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
- 16GB/32GB/64GB storage, 512 MB RAM
- GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB
- TV-out, iCloud cloud Service, Google Maps, Audio/video player and editor
- Standby and Talk times of 200 hours and 11 hours approximately.
Taking a look onto specifications, you now have an overview of both these smartphones. Prices of both these phones are about the same, but the question is would you swap or go directly for the Nokia 808 before the iPhone 4S? The answer would be yes for camera lovers and those who are curious to try the outstanding PureView sensor.
The Nokia Belle is a step ahead of the older Symbian operating systems by supporting multiple homescreens, widgets and a notification bar. iOS on the other hand offers thousands of quality apps that the Nokia Store doesn’t have much to show for. The Nokia 808 PureView has the advantage of its free offline voice-guided navigation Nokia Drive, though, which saves you a few tens that you’ll need to buy a good standalone navigation app on iOS.
Design of the Nokia 808 looks quite backdated compared to the exclusive iPhone 4S chassis. But it still offers versatility in terms of connectivity and expand-ability, offering a removable battery and a microSD slot.
The Nokia 808 has many disadvantages compared to the modern mobile OS smartphone like the iPhone 4S, except for the PureView camera technology. Overall, the iPhone 4S has an upper hand in terms of design and specifications, but others would definitely consider the Nokia masterpiece when you go on holidays or on an outing, that’s how good the 41 Megapixel PureView sensor is.