Nokia N900 vs. Nokia E72
Continuing with the Nokia N900 comparisons, today it’s against a family member, the Nokia E72. However it’s a business device, it presents pretty much the same characteristic as the Nokia N900 with slightly differences like full QWERTY keyboard although the N900 ones’ is slide-out. 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.
- Display & Dimension – As being a touch phone, the N900 screen it’s bigger and better as it’s 3.5 inch with 800×480 pixels resolution while the E72 is 2.36 inch with 320×240 pixels resolutions. Both are TFT 16M colors. Their sizes it’s almost the same as the E72 measures are 114 x 58 x 10 mm, 65 cc and the N900 measures are 110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc although the N900 weights a just a little more (181 g against the 128g of the E72).
- Memory – As the E72 is consider a business phone this is its’ weak point, coming along with only 250 MB internal memory capable of up to 16GB with a microSD card as the N900 has 32 GB internal memory capable of up to 48 GB with a 16GB microSD card.
- Data & Connectivity – Both come along with Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS and EDGE capabilities: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g (the E72 adds Nokia VoIP 3.0), 3G – HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps, EDGE – Class 32, 296 kbps and GPRS – Class 32, 100 kbps. As the E72 lacks of infrared port, its’ Bluetooth version is 2.0 with A2PD while the N900 Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP.
- Camera – The E72 camera has been updated from a 3.2 MP (Nokia E71) to a 5 MP camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, and LED flash capable of a video recording VGA@15fps. There is a slightly difference because the N900 camera resolutions is 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, DUAL Led flash and video light as it records video on a WVGA resolution (848 x 480)@25fps. The differences are minimal.
- Hardware & OS & Features – Powered by a ARM 600MHz processor both (ARM Cortex plus PowerVR SGX Graphics the N900 and ARM 11 the E72), the E72 runs on Symbian OS 9.3, Series 60 v3.2 while the N900 runs on the Maemo 5 OS. Both have A-GPS (the E72 with Nokia Maps 3.0 and Digital compass and the N900 Ovi Maps) as well as SMS, Email, Push Email, IM support (the E72 also supports MMS). The E72 WAP 2.0/xHTML and HTML support web browser it doesn’t compare to the full internet experience that the N900 brings as its’ supports xHTML, HTML and RSS feeds thanks to the Adobe Flash Player v9.4. However, the E72 has Adobe Flash Lite v3.1. Both have FM radio, where the E72 includes RDS (visual radio) and the N900 has an FM transmitter. The E72 supports MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A audio formats and WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video formats while the N900 supports MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ audio formats and WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video format. However the E72 strength point is the Document editor (word,excel, powerpoint and PDF), Push to talk and Voice command/dial. While the N900 only carries a PDF viewer and a photo editor as long as the TV-out.
It’s important to highlight that both phones have 3.5mm audio jack now, as the E72 has been upgraded to it and relocated on the top of the phone because the E71 came along with a 2.5mm and was located on one of the sides.
The E72 is priced on Amazon around $380 while the N900 is approximately $550. The market aim of these two its difference although I consider that there is a small part of it that they share as for those which the E72 specs are more than they need and the N900 ones’ are just enough.
You can discuss more at the Nokia E72 Forum