Will I Buy Nokia N8 or Nokia E7?

The first question even that comes before the one I mentioned in the title is whether I am going to buy a symbian smartphone or not? I guess, my question to is only validated if and only if I’m ready to buy a symbian phone. By the way, Android powered smartphones are on my first priority list. So, will it be Nokia N8 or E7 is the real question. Following the comparison of both the phones.

Nokia N8 Specification:

  • Nokia N8
    Nokia N8

    Weight: 135 g

  • Screen Size: AMOLED 3.5″ Screen
  • Screen Type: Multi-touch Screen
  • Screen Resolution: 360×640 – 16M color
  • Memory
    • RAM: 256MB
    • ROM: 512MB
    • Internal Memory: 16GB
    • Memory Card: upto 32GB
  • Processor: ARM 11 680 MHz processor
  • Graphics: 3D Graphics HW accelerator
  • Operating System: Symbian^3 OS
  • Wifi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology
  • 3G: HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
  • GPRS / EDGE : Class 33 / Class 33
  • Camera: 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash
  • Video: 720p@25fps (High Definition)
  • Other Features:
    • [ad#ad-taalz-inpost-right]Accelerometer sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • 3.5mm Audio Jack
    • Bluetooth
    • TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
    • Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
    • MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
    • DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

Nokia E7 Specification:

  • Nokia E7
    Nokia E7

    Weight: 176 g

  • Screen Size: AMOLED 4″ Screen
  • Screen Type: Multi-touch Screen
  • Screen Resolution: 360×640 – 16M color
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 256MB
    • ROM: 1GB
    • Internal Memory: 16GB
    • Memory Card: NO
  • Processor: ARM 11 680 MHz processor
  • Graphics: 3D Graphics HW accelerator
  • Operating System: Symbian^3 OS
  • Memory Card: upto 32GB
  • Wifi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology
  • 3G: HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
  • GPRS / EDGE : Class 33 / Class 33
  • Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, fixed focus, dual-LED flash
  • Video: 720p@25fps (High Definition)
  • Other Features:
    • [ad#ad-taalz-inpost-right]QWERTY Keypad
    • Touch sensitive controls
    • Accelerometer sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • 3.5mm Audio Jack
    • Bluetooth
    • TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
    • Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
    • MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
    • DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

Final Conclusion:

If I have to buy any one of these handsets, I guess, I will go with the N8. There are number of reasons for it. I like photography, so the best thing I am getting in N8 is the 12MP camera with 720p HD video recording. Then comes the Memory Card, yes if I’m taking photos, I need to save them too. E7 does not have a memory card option (yes, that isĀ  strange). I don’t care about the QWERTY keypad of E7, because when I have a touchscreen, I wont ever use the keyboard. Many users already had a bad experience with the Nokia N97, where you get a full touchscreen keypad and the sliding keyboard too. Why will I slide the phone up to use the qwerty pad? And another reason why I prefer N8 is, its lighter in weight as compared to E7. Rest of the features of both the sets are pretty much the same. Processor is same, OS is same, yes ROM varies but what will I do if the RAM is 256MB only? Nokia symbian smartphone that I would prefer buying will be Nokia N8.