Comparison between Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 800 phones

Do you want to buy a smartphone and are confused on which one to buy- the Apple iPhone 4s or the Nokia Lumia 800? In this article I have compared the two great smartphones and provided the pros and cons of Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 800.

Battle of the smartphones

The human species has finally evolved into two sub species- the Homo sapiens Mac-lovers and The Homo sapiens Mac-haters. Everywhere people are blabbering about the awesomeness of the latest iPhone or the pain in arse it is.

The world turned into a battle arena this October when two cell-phone giants- Nokia and Apple announced the entry of their supreme models in the market-The nokia Lumia 800 and the iPhone 4S. Both these phones boast of some of the latest features and looks that can kill!

Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 800

Apple iPhone 4S Vs Nokia Lumia 800

There are various pros and cons of the two models- Apple iPhone 4S and the Nokia Lumia 800. Let us discuss them.

The Nokia Lumia 800 boasts of the latest Windows 7.5 Mango operating system. It has a sleek and curved polycarbonate chassis similar to the Nokia N9 which is light and at the same time very durable.

Apple iPhone 4S on the other hand has the latest iOS5 operating system which Apple claims to be the best and the fastest till date. The iPhone 4S is the same in design and construction with its predecessors and will need a good protective casing for rough uses.

The operating system of Apple Iphone 4S thanks to its dual core processor is super fast and sleek. The Nokia Lumia 800 on the other hand features a single core processor which however is no way slow and is comparably faster than most of the smart phones that we have seen.

iPhone 4S comes with notifications feature on the home screen and imessage and twitter integration. The Nokia Lumia 800 too has got a super cool application- Nokia muzik where you can download your favorite song mp3s and browse through radio music stations.

The Nokia Lumia 800 comes with twin LED flash for its Carl Zeiss lens camera. The Apple iPhone 4S on the other hand has only a single LED flash. The image quality of the Nokia Lumia 800 is far superior as compared to the Apple iPhone.
The iPhone 4S is however said to have poor signal reception with some data carriers. However the clever application- Siri is one heck of a deal maker!

Comparision between Nokia Lumia 800 and Apple iPhone 4S


Both Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 800 are quadband, Wi-Fi capable and 3G ready devices.


Coincidently and surprisingly both the phones weigh almost the same- 140g (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)for the Apple iPhone 4S and 142g (116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm) for the Nokia Lumia 800.


The Apple iPhone has a LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touch screen which supports 16 million colours. Nokia Lumia 800 on the other hand has a strikingly cool looking AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which also supports 16M colors. The screen resolution of the Apple iPhone 4S is however better with 640 x 960 pixels in a 3.5 inches thereby attaining a 330 ppi pixel density. The Nokia Lumia 800 on the other hand has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels in its large 3.7 inches screen and hence having a 252 ppi pixel density.

Both the phones are multi-touch capable and are provided with one of the best screen protections. The Apple iPhone 4S has a Scratch-resistant oleophobic screen glass coating while the Nokia Lumia 800 on the other hand has the tough Corning Gorilla Glass screen.

Internal and external memory

The RAM memory of both the phones is also coincidentally same- 512 MB. Both the phones have no option to use external memory cards. The Apple iPhone 4S however is available in more variants- 16GB , 32GB, 64GB internal memory whereas the Nokia Lumia is available only in 16 GB internal memory model- A definite letdown if you listen to 599999999 songs every day.


The Apple IPhone 4S and the Nokia Lumia 800 both have a 8MP camera with auto focus. (Did the two companies consult each other while designing the models?) However the Nokia Lumia 800 has double LED flash and the camera is situated in the centre of the mobile as against the Apple iPhone which has only a single LED flash and the camera is located in the side edge- A great way to take pictures while concealing the phone. The video shooting of the Apple iPhone 4S is better with 1080p@30fps resolution as compared to Nokia Lumia 800's 720p@30fps.
Also the iPhone 4S is equipped with secondary camera to take video calls. However there is no such facility in the Nokia Lumia 800. Wonder how will one take video calls? (You can use a mirror however!)

Operating system and hardware

The iPhone 4S comes with the latest 'Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 iOS5' from Apple. The Nokia Lumia 800 on the other hand has only a 'single core but a powerful 1.4 GHz Scorpion Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango' Operating system.

The Apple iPhone 4S has a Li-Po 1432 mAh battery with a standby time of 200+hrs. The Nokia Lumia 800 also has an almost similar Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery with a standby time of 262 hrs.

You can read more about specifications of these phones in the following links-
Specifications of Apple iPhone 4S phone
Specifications of Nokia Lumia 800 phone

You can find the price of Apple iPhone 4S and price of Nokia Lumia 800 in

Which phone to buy- Apple iPhone 4S or Nokia Lumia 800?

One of the biggest question in the minds of people is which one to go for- Apple or Mango? The question is as tough to answer for any one. Both the phones are strong contenders with nearly the same features and the only way to decide which one to go will be to decide which sub species you are- Homo sapiens Mac-lovers or Homo sapiens Mac-haters.

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