Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Apple iPhone 4S vs. Nokia Lumia 900: AT&T Smartphone Showdown

Not sure if you should get the new Nokia Lumia 900 or stick with the Apple iPhone 4S? We compare specs for each phone to help you decide.

PCMag.Com - The highly anticipated, Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia 900 hits AT&T April 8 with an aggressively low $99.99 price tag, but it’s already available for preorder. Since this is a flagship product for Nokia and Microsoft, everyone is sure be to paying extra close attention. And if what we saw at CES is any indication, the Lumia 900 will definitely be the Windows Phone to beat. But is it also good enough to best Apple’s almighty iPhone 4S? We compare specs in the table below to help you decide.

The Lumia 900 is the third device in Nokia’s Lumia portfolio, following the Lumia 800 overseas and the Lumia 710 for T-Mobile. Though the 710 was met with mostly lukewarm reviews, the Lumia 900 is more like a mix of the better-received Lumia 800 and the Nokia N9.

The 900 features a 4.3-inch, 800-by-480 pixel AMOLED ClearBlack display, which is significantly larger than the iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen, though the iPhone has a sharper 960-by-640 pixel resolution. The Lumia is powered by a single-core, 1.4-GHz Qualcomm APQ8055 processor and runs on AT&T’s super-fast new 4G LTE network. The phone also has an 8-megapixel primary camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, though it captures 720p video compared to the iPhone’s 1080p.

One thing both phones definitely have in common is good looks. The Lumia 900 features rolled edges and a flat bottom, and will initially be available in black, blue, or white.    More