The Nokia Lumia 900 and the Nokia Lumia 800 are very similar, but don’t be fooled! There’s plenty of differences in those hundred extra numbers. Here’s a detailed comparison between the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Nokia Lumia 800 in terms of specifications and features.
The screen on both devices are different sizes, the 900 sports a 4.3″ display while the 800 has a smaller 3.7″ display. But wait, there’s more. The Lumia 900 has a superior color depth with 24-bits instead of 16-bits like the Lumia 800.
The dimensions of both devices are really different, even though they look so much alike. The 900 is actually 0.6mm thinner, 11.3mm longer, and 7.3mm wider. The Lumia 900 is 18g heavier.
The Nokia Lumia 900 beats the 800 by a whole generation here. The Lumia 900 features LTE 4G connectivity while the 800 uses the previous-generation HSPA technology. Compare downlinks of 50Mbps the 900 can achieve to the 14.4 Mbps from the 800. Of course LTE isn’t as widespread as HSPA, but AT&T has 74 million customers covered in the U.S
The Lumia 900 and 800 are both clocked at 1.4GHz, but the guts are different. The 800 has an older MSM8255 Snapdragon processor while the 900 has a newer APQ8055 Snapdragon S2 processor. Both have hardware accelerators though.
The Nokia Lumia 800 received a lot of heat for lacking a front facing camera. The 900 not only fixes this issue, but does it with elegance. The Lumia 900’s front facing camera is a 1.3MP shooter. The rear camera has the same specifications but with a dual-LED flash positioned differently.
The last difference is the battery. The Lumia 800 has a smaller 1340mAh battery compared to the 1830mAh capacity of the Lumia 900. Interestingly enough, the 900 only pulls 15 hours of extra stand-by time.