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Apple iPhone vs Nokia N95


Apple iPhone vs Nokia N95

Will Apple’s iPhone reshape the mobile phone market? Are there better devices actually available already? We put the iPhone head-to-head with its competition to see how it stacks up.

Gadget aficionados will no doubt have heard that Apple is launching the iPhone, its first mobile phone, in the US on 29 June. Here in Australia, though, we’ll have to wait until next year to get our grubby mitts on the sleek multimedia device. Apple recently published information comparing its hot little handset with the already available Nokia N95, Samsung BlackJack, Palm Treo 750 and the Blackberry Curve 8300 (this last one hasn’t been released locally yet).

Apple also recently upped the stated battery life of the iPhone from five to eight hours of talk time, 250 hours of standby, five hours of Internet browsing, seven hours of video playback and 24 hours of audio playback — 10 hours longer than Apple’s hard-disk based iPods.

Apple's iPhone Competitor Data Chart
Image credit: Apple

But why is the iPhone generating so much hype? It’s just a phone after all, isn’t it? While it does have an elegant design and attractive interface, what could be in this device that’s revolutionary? We compare it side-by-side with the N95, the top-of-the line handset from the world’s No. 1 phone maker, at the moment, Nokia. We’ve also colour coded our table to indicate in green which device’s feature, in our opinion, comes out on top.


Apple iPhone

Nokia N95
Nokia N95

Operating system Mac OS X Symbian S60
3G No Yes (HSDPA-enhanced)
Camera resolution 2 megapixels 5 megapixels
Browser Safari Nokia Web Browser with Mini map
E-mail Displays HTML-rich; Push IMAP (Yahoo); IMAP/POP3 POP3/SMTP
Music player iTunes RealPlayer
GPS No Yes
Touchscreen Yes (multi-touch sensors) No
Screen 8.9cm (320×480 pixels) 6.4cm (240×320 pixels)
Weight 136g 120g
Memory 4GB/8GB 160MB
Processor speed Unknown 330MHz
Expansion slot None microSD
Replaceable battery No Yes
MMS (for sending pictures and video) No Yes
IM (instant messaging) No Yes
Video capture Unknown 640 x 480 (30 frames per second)
VoIP No Yes
YouTube Yes Yes (with m.youtube.com)
User can install 3rd-party apps No Yes
Accelerometer (to change screen orientation when rotated) Yes No
Spell checker Yes No
Ambient light sensor (dims screen in low light) Yes No
Proximity sensor (turns screen off when put up to your ear) Yes No
Video output to TV No Yes
Visual voicemail Yes No
Threaded SMS Yes No
Browse music by album covers Yes No
Flickr integration No Yes
Supports stereo Bluetooth headphones Unknown Yes
Price US$499 – 4GB, US$599 8GB (~AU$590, AU$708) AU$1379
Locked to carrier Yes No
Availability 2008 Now

Both Nokia and Apple offer guided tours of their super-dooper devices on their respective Web sites.

Source:→ C|Net

Apple, iPhone, Nokia, N95, Smart Phones

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