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91Mobiles Knockout: Samsung Omnia W vs. Nokia Lumia 710

|April 5 2012 |Mobiles, Samsung, Nokia, Smart Phones, Windows Phone 7, Statistics


We give you the Knockout between the two latest Windows Phone Mango devices that have been recently launched in the market- Samsung Omnia W and Nokia Lumia 710.

The Samsung Omnia W is Samsung’s latest smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). The Korean tech giant announced the Samsung Omnia W in September and launched it in India in October. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz Processor and packs a 3.7-inch WVGA (800X480 pixels) Super AMOLED display.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is Nokia’s latest device based on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). The Finnish phone maker announced the phone in India in November. The Nokia Lumia 710 comes with 3.7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) ClearBlack TFT display, ably protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Scorpion CPU. The smartphone also lets users swap the back cover.

The product specifications of the very identical phones are as follows:

General Information Samsung Omnia W Nokia Lumia 710
Mobile Image samsung-omnia-w Nokia Lumia 710
Mobile Price Rs. 15,200 Rs. 15,499
Weight 115.3g 125.5g
Dimensions 115.97 x 58.8 x 10.9mm 119 x 62 x 12.5 mm
Display

Color

3.7 inch Super AMOLED 3.7 inch TFT CBD Gorilla Glass
Display Size 800 x 480 pixels 800 x 480 pixels
CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1.4 GHz Scorpion, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
GPU Adreno 205 Adreno 205
Internal Memory 8GB 8GB
Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, image stabilization Secondary: VGA 5 MP, 2592?1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Secondary: None
Video Recording Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps
OS Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
3G Dual Band, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps Tri-Band, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps
RAM 512MB 512MB
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity, compass
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, Bing map Yes, with A-GPS support
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
Battery Model Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh, Standby: Up to 370 hours, Talktime: Up to 7 hours Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BP-3L), Standby: Up to 400 hours, Talktime: Up to 6 hours 50 min(2G), Up to 7 hours 40 min(3G)

Connectivity

Nokia Lumia 710 is a Tri-band (HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100) 3G phone while Omnia W has Dual-band (HSDPA 900 / 2100) 3G support only.

Applications

Nokia Lumia 710 packs in unique Nokia apps like Nokia Drive with 3D maps with turn by turn navigation voice guided navigation in 50 different languages and dedicated in-car-user-interface, Nokia Music, Contact Transfer and App Highlights. Samsung Omnia W comes with apps like Now, RSS Times, Video Call (3G), Photo Studio, Mini Diary, All Share(DNLA), Fun Shot and Wireless Manager.

What’s the difference?

When sizing up the two smartphones, you will notice that both phones boast of more or less the same features. However, the phones differ significantly in terms of Display and Battery features. Also, the Samsung Omnia W uses a normal SIM card whereas the Nokia Lumia 710 uses a Micro SIM card.

Display

The display size on both phones is same but the Omnia W has AMOLED display and is thus thinner at 10.7mm. However, the Lumia 710 comes with TFT display with Gorilla Glass and is 12.5mm thick.

Battery

The Omnia W comes with a 1,500mAh battery whereas the Lumia 710 comes with a 1300 mAh battery. However, both these phones come with removable battery.

Verdict

It is really a battle of the titans here since both phones are very similar spec-wise. However, the Omnia W does show some superiority in some aspects like battery life and a secondary VGA camera for video calling. The Lumia 710 lacks a secondary camera. Also, the Lumia 710 is slightly more expensive than the Omnia W. If you are a true Nokia loyalist, Lumia 710 is the phone for you. But, if minute differences matter to you, Omnia W is the better option.


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