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Nokia Lumia 900 vs. Lumia 800, Fight!

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.







  • http://twitter.com/aboodesta Abdulla Zaki

    Nice write up! One more thing though, the 900 has gyro while the 800 doesn’t. This seems like a killer WP7.5 phone with no draw backs at all. I was just hoping it would have a better camera (perhaps this is better optimized than the 800?). Another thing is, what GPU does this phone have? Same old Adreno 205? 

    • http://nokiamobileblog.com/ Edward U.

      The spec sheet I was given did not specify that! I am also still wondering if the Lumia 900 is pentile. I don’t think it is because of the 24bit color depth, but don’t know really…

  • Eraser85

    Same low res display stretched on a bigger size, obviously pentile. The GPU is the same old Adreno 205 (just check the specs on google). The CPU is exactly the same. Both MSM8255 and APQ8055 are practically the same stuff: the latter is just simpler in the design since it doesn’t integrate BT/WIFI thus requiring an extra chip on the board.

    • http://nokiamobileblog.com/ Edward U.

      Actually the verge took a macro shot to confirm the 900 is not pentile! Plus, the color depth of the 900 is better. About the CPU, yes, I just looked it up and you are right.

  • Rishal

    i like nokia lumia 900 

  • Akshay Marathe

    lumia 900……………………

  • KishorVVN

    When will a Lumia come with Windows 8? Any expectations?