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Nokia N900 vs Motorola Droid

26 November 2009Entry by

Nokia N900 vs Motorola DroidI have been asked to do a new comparison between our Nokia N900 and the new Motorola Droid phone which Google is showing the power of their OS, Android. As usual I’m not going to talk about every spec from both phones, what I would do is to point out the differences and the some other important thins related to them.

  • First of all we got to highlight the OS. On the Nokia N900 we have the Maemo 5 which is a new OS that it’s really promising and most of the developers are getting familiar with but most of them have expressed their happiness and conform about it. On the Motorola Droid phone we got Android 2.0 OS which is in the same situation that the Maemo 5 OS, is basically a new OS, Open source and it’s promising too. If you want to know which one is the best, you would have to wait some time (like a year) to see how the people respond about them. Probably the developer community already has a winner.
  • Memory – On this category the Nokia N900 leads with the 32gb internal memory plus the possibility of taking it up to 48gb with a 16gb microSD card while the Motorola Droid comes with a 256mb internal memory and the possibility of adding a 32gb microSD card.
  • Display & Dimensions – There is a little difference on the Display where the Nokia N900 has a 3.5” display, the Motorola Droid has a 3.7” display, not too much. And the Nokia N900 dimensions are 110.9 x 59.8 x 18mm where on the Motorola Droid are 115,8 x 60 x 13,7mm, again not too much.
  • Then we got basically the same features such as 5 mp camera (on the Nokia N900 you have the plus that it is a Carl Zeiss), Music and Video Player with wide range of formats, GPS, SMS, Email, Bluetooth and Wi Fi summarizing.
  • A big difference for some unknown time is the web browsing. The Nokia N900 comes with Full internet meaning the capability of opening any web page due to the Flash Player 9.4 (Flash Player 10 in the future) while the Motorola Droid lacks of it. Adobe already has announced that would bring the Flash Player 10 for this phone but not until 2010.
  • GPS – Motorola Droid introduce the Google Navigation (beta version still). It’s about some interesting and complementary GPS features that helps a lot when it´s about going to some place (for more information, please click here). This technology plus a very sophisticated Voice Recognition program makes the Motorola Droid phone really interesting.

In my opinion, both are powerful and complete phones. As you might see there are not big differences and considering that both phones are directed to the same kind customers, only the Internet and GPS differences would make the customers mind. If you are looking for full internet, the Nokia N900 is your choice but knowing that the Motorola Droid is going to reach that feature too. If you are looking for GPS navigation, the Motorola Droid has a very promising road ahead.

However, I would like to point out that what it really has an important weight here are the companies stories. Nokia has a excellent image, meaning that when you are getting a Nokia you are getting a very well-made phone, an excellent after-sales warranty, an excellent support. Nokia built this image with the passing years. On the other side is Motorola which it´s on the same road that Nokia but Nokia is much further ahead than Motorola. The introducing of Google in this companies Image issue, gives some extra point to Motorola but in my opinion it’s not enough, it’s needed time.

To see full Motorola Droid specs, please click here.

Here you have a very nice Motorola Droid video review



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