In couple of my older posts, a few days back, I drew comparison between two budget Android handsets. And after the response that I got, I decided to write another comparison; this time the comparison is between two budget Windows phones: Samsung Omnia W and NokiaLumia 610.
Samsung handset has been around for a year or so whlile the Nokia handset has just been announced this year. Both the handsets are Windows Phone 7.5 Mango running handsets. And both are priced around the 15 K mark. So without further ado, let us divulge into a thorough head to head comparison.
CPU and RAM
As it is mentioned earlier in the post that they are Windows phones, the question about the number of cores is automatically answered as Windows handsets come only in single core till now. The Samsung Omnia W comes packed with 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, which is well complimented by a 512 MB RAM, the other handset in comparison has 800 MHz ARM A-5 processor, which is seconded by a 256 MB RAM. No prize for guessing folks, Samsung Omnia W is the victor here.
In the storage capacity section both the handset are at the same level as both of them sport an internal storage capacity of 8 GB; neither of them have the potential to expand the storage via a microSD card. A tie.
Samsung Omnia W has a 3.7 inch touch display which happens to be a Super AMOLED WVGA display with pixel resolution of 800x480. On the other hand the Nokia Lumia 610 sports a similarly sized screen and a same pixel resolution. But the presence of Super AMOLED stuffing makes the Omnia W a better handset. And Omnia W has an added advantage of Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The battery spec of a mobile phone is one of the most important specs as it is the means through which the user can avail everything that the phone has to offer. Omnia W offers you a standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery whereas the Lumia 610 has a 1300mAh battery. I would call this round a tie as Nokia tends to go beyond its battery capacity on paper.
The Samsung Omnia W comes with a 5MP primary camera with flash, it sports a VGA secondary camera. The other handset, the Lumia 610 too has a 5MP camera with flash on the posterior but it does not have a secondary camera. The presence of a camera on the front side of the body gives the Omnia W a winning edge.
Both the handsets are 3G enabled handsets, both of them have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless data transfer. And for wired connectivity they have USB 2.0 and 3.5mm jack for audio of video activities. The Omnia can work as Wi-Fi hot spot when need be, so I would give it a slight advantage over the Lumia 610.
No need to emphasize the importance of social networking these days, everyone knows it. And in that section the Omnia W offers Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, Chat, SMS, and Groups and the Nokia handset has more or less the same features.
The VerdictAfter going through all the tech specs of either of the handsets, one would have to say that the Samsung Omnia W is the better phone and it has maintained its supremacy in the budget Windows handset section almost a year after its release. But one will have to accept that the Nokia Lumia 610 is not a bad phone either, especially when it is priced couple of thousand bucks less than the Omnia W.
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