A new mobile phone has to be a combination of many factors. It needs to be the right price, but it also needs to be a balance of great style and good functionality. There are plenty of great looking devices on the market but just because something looks sexy and sleek doesn’t really mean that it’s going to be a great phone. It’s important not to be deceived by looks when researching your new phone, but to rather look at the specs of what’s on offer.
Today we’re looking at two great phones. The first is the Nokia Lumia 900, which, if pink mobile phones are your thing, is a very sexy looking device. The second is the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is definitely edgy and cool. But we wanted to know how these two devices hold up against each other, so we decided to put them to the test. If you’re in the market for a phone that looks great and works well, then keep reading to find out how these two phones compare, and which one we recommend.
What the Nokia Lumia 900 Can Do.
The Lumia is a Windows phone, running Windows 7.5, so if operating system is a big deal for you, that might be important. It is the faster phone, running a 1400 MHz processor that makes it more powerful and snappier than the 1200 MHz processor on the Samsung. It also get faster maximum data speeds. In general, faster data speeds mean quicker downloading and faster opening of web pages.
What the Samsung Galaxy S II Can Do.
Despite the Lumia having the faster processor, the Samsung runs more RAM. It has double the amount of RAM of the Lumia, making it more responsive and better able to handle multi-tasking or running more than one process at a time. The display on the Samsung is better quality, being a Super AMOLED Plus screen rather than the regular AMOLED screen on the Lumia. The AMOLED Plus screen is thinner and clearer and uses less energy to run than regular AMOLED.
The camera on the Samsung shoots full HD video, whereas the one on the Lumia does not. And you get better Bluetooth support too, since the Samsung is equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 rather than the older 2.1 version on the Lumia. If you frequently connect to Bluetooth devices such as hands free, then the newer version means that you’ll get faster data transfer and that your phone will use less battery power when connecting to devices. All of this comes in a very small package. The Samsung is smaller, thinner and lighter than the Lumia, buy around thirty per cent, which is a pretty big difference when it comes to portablity.
Which One is Best?
They’re both beautiful looking devices. However, the Samsung Galaxy S II is clearly a superior phone. A better screen on a device that’s much more portable really persuades us that the Galaxy is a better bargain than the Nokia Lumia 900.
Phil Turner thinks pink mobile phones are great, as long as the do the business as well as looking pretty.