In a time before smartphones existed Nokia were the brand that undoubtedly produced the leading phone handsets. For years the company produced stunning mobile devices that were the very best that money could buy. The introduction of smartphones however saw a number of manufacturers overtake Nokia, partly due to the Finnish manufacturers reliance on the unpopular Symbian operating system. Nokia have had a resurgence lately thanks to their impressive Lumia range of devices running on the Windows operating system. We see how their flagship Lumia 900 model compares the hugely popular iPhone 4S.
It really is difficult to fault the screen quality of the iPhone 4S. Apple have now used their famous Retina display on the last two generations of the iPhone and it remains the leading screen technology available. The 3.5 inch display may not be the largest but its relatively compact size together with the high 640 x 960 resolution means that the model can display a massive 330 pixels per inch. This level far exceeds what many rival phones can offer and it is actually beyond what the human eye can detect, hence the name of the screen. Responsiveness from the capacitive touch panel is superb and the screen always looks in top condition thanks to a special coating that helps to make it resistant to oily fingerprints. The Nokia Lumia 900 uses a much larger 4.3 inch screen that makes use of AMOLED technology. This type of screen always produces wonderfully vivid colours and great viewing angles however the resolution is much lower than the iPhone at 480 x 800 pixels. The resulting effect on pixel density is that the model can display just 217 pixels per inch, a number which compares favourably with many mid range models but falls short of what most premium devices can now offer. Despite its smaller size the iPhone 4S offers the higher quality screen thanks to the excellent pixel density and the high resolution that it is capable of displaying.
The iPhone 4S continues to outshine its rival when we take a look at the processing power that both models can offer. The model is the first phone from Apple to incorporate a dual core processor. This 1Ghz ARM Cortex A9 chip performs very well delivering great speeds and efficient power management. The processor chip is accompanied by a super graphics processing unit that make playing games titles on this model a satisfying experience. This PowerVR SGX543MP2 chip handles the most demanding games titles with ease and makes the model one of the best phones available for gaming. The Nokia Lumia 900 uses a larger 1.4Ghz Scorpion however the chip is only a single core affair. This means that performance speed is still very fast but when performing multiple tasks the handset may run slightly slower. A superb gaming experience is possible on this model thanks to an Adreno 205GPU and the model incorporates 512MB of RAM memory which is exactly the same as what the 4S can offer.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is certainly a great mobile phone which combines a large screen with a very powerful processor however the iPhone 4S outshines the device in both of these departments.
The iPhone 4S and the White iPhone 4S are available now.