When it comes to Windows Phones, there is now a growing choice of handsets all with few differences in both hardware and price, so which one to go for?
Well it is not an easy decision because the OS limits the hardware options but two of the most popular options at the moment are the Nokia Lumia 800 and Samsung Omnia W because they have quite similar specifications and are produced by respected brands so is the Nokia worth the premium of around £100?
- Nokia has 16GB internal memory v Samsung’s 8GB
- Nokia has an AMOLED display with clearblack technology whilst the Samsung has a Super AMOLED display
- The Lumia has a 8 megapixel camera in comparison to the 5 megapixel on the Omnia.
- Samsung have put a front facing video camera on the Omnia, but there isn’t one on the Lumia.
- The Omnia W is just 115g in comparison to the Lumia 142, but it is plastic as opposed to Nokia’s
metal chassispolycarbonate construction.
So those are the main differences, a fuller comparison is shown below, but there isn’t much in it. The Lumia feels the premium product but £100 is a lot of spare change to opt for a Omnia. The decider has to be if photography on the go is important to you. Higher resolution images on the Nokia equals more memory required so the 16GB is important (that’s a lot of photo storage!) but if you can suffice with lower resolution and maybe removing some photos of the memory every now and again, then the Omnia is a good option.