Spec Shootout: Nokia Lumia 900 vs. Lumia 800 vs. HTC Titan II vs. Titan

It's only just starting over at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, but today has seen the announcement of two brand new and high-end Windows Phone devices from HTC and Nokia. We're talking about the new flagship LTE Nokia Lumia 900, which is essentially a larger version of the Lumia 800, and the mighty HTC Titan II which packs a huge 16 megapixels into its rear camera.

Check out the comparison table below as we pit the two new devices against their predecessors in a battle of the specifications. The better specifications are highlighted in bold, but please note that this is just based on the statistics and may not reflect which device actually outpeforms the other.

  Nokia Lumia 900 Nokia Lumia 800 HTC Titan II HTC Titan
Network Connectivity

HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 /900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100

HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100

HSPA 850 / 900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Display

4.3-inch 480 x 800 ClearBlack AMOLED

3.7-inch 480 x 800 ClearBlack AMOLED

4.7-inch 480 x 800 S-LCD

4.7-inch 480 x 800 S-LCD

Processor

Qualcomm APQ8055 + MDM9200 chipset
1.4 GHz single-core CPU

Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset
1.4 GHz single-core CPU

Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset
1.5 GHz single-core CPU

Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset
1.5 GHz single-core CPU

Graphics

Adreno 205

Adreno 205

Adreno 205

Adreno 205

RAM

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

Storage

16 GB internal storage

16 GB internal storage

16 GB internal storage

16 GB internal storage

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
A-GPS
FM Radio

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
A-GPS
FM Radio

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR
A-GPS
FM Radio

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR
A-GPS
FM Radio

Camera

8 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens
1 (or 1.3 MP) front camera
Dual-LED flash
720p video recording (rear)

8 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens
Dual-LED flash
720p video recording (rear)

16 MP rear camera
1.3 MP front camera
Dual-LED flash

720p video recording (rear)

8 MP rear camera
1.3 MP front camera
LED flash
720p video recording (rear)

Sensors

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Battery

Li-ion 1,830 mAh

Li-ion 1,450 mAh

Li-ion 1,730 mAh

Li-ion 1,600 mAh

Launch OS

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

Launch Date

Early 2012

November 2011

Early 2012

October 2011

Size & Weight

11.5mm thin
160 g

12.1 mm thin
142 g

Unknown

9.9mm thin
160 g

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128Mbps or 64 Mbps mp3.. wanna bet you will not know which is which? In real life and for 'everyday' video shooting 720p will do fine. Unless you setup lighting to a T have a proper set design you will hardly benefit from fullHD

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Why can all of these phones only record 720p video - single core crappiness?

Yep. No Qualcomm single-core SoC supports 1080p recording or hardware accelerated playback

Hardcore Til I Die said,
Why can all of these phones only record 720p video - single core crappiness?

this makes me laugh everytime! You probably can't see the difference between 720p and 1080p so who cares?
And, unless you are a cameraman this isn't useful.
Most games released on ps3 still at 720p and trust me that you won't see any difference.

boumboqc said,

this makes me laugh everytime! You probably can't see the difference between 720p and 1080p so who cares?
And, unless you are a cameraman this isn't useful.
Most games released on ps3 still at 720p and trust me that you won't see any difference.

1080p has more than twice the pixels of 720p, of course you can tell the difference..

Hardcore Til I Die said,

1080p has more than twice the pixels of 720p, of course you can tell the difference..


You'll definitely see a difference on a screen that not even 720p…

MFH said,

You'll definitely see a difference on a screen that not even 720p…

I don't know how much you know about computers, but if your post was sarcasm, like I think it was, you do know that the videos you take on the phone don't have to stay on the phone right? You can transfer them to other computers or plug them into a HDTV.

i really hope they price this correctly, remember they are at a losing front and if nokia really wants people to get into wp7 the price must be right and competitive considering the lower specs

comparison is highly subjective

4.7'' shouldn't really be bolded - that's too big

and why HTC has no UMTS bolded for no apparent reason? Titan, Titan 2 and Lumia 800 have same 3G controller on board.

16 megapixels and carl zeiss shouldn't be bolded as well. sensitivity and sensor size - that is important. not megapixels and carl zeiss glass, which is not anyhow better than other "lenes".

A-GPS, but dual GPS/GLONASS navigation missed

cpu frequency isn't relevant either. performance and functionality - that is important. one 1ghz processor could perform more than another 3ghz processor.

coth said,
comparison is highly subjective

Your reasons for it being subjective are subjective. This states which raw figures are better

Scorpus said,

Your reasons for it being subjective are subjective. This states which raw figures are better


then why not to bold lumia 900 just because it has highest number in its name?

coth said,

16 megapixels and carl zeiss shouldn't be bolded as well. sensitivity and sensor size - that is important. not megapixels and carl zeiss glass, which is not anyhow better than other "lenes"
You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.. Good optics are more important for final quality. And Nokia phones win here

I think I fixed everything, thanks guys. Next time I should really wait until the official specs from Nokia are available on their website

I just grabbed a Focus Flash for 99 cents from AT&T, I have been a diehard Android guy since cupcake and dabbled in iOS with a old 3gs as a iPod... Windows Phone 7 is the future guys... I love it.

First, there is no Gyroscope in the 800, according to Nokia own diag tool.

Secondly, the 900 does NOT have Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP; it has Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR

Thirdly, the battery is 1830mAh, not 1800mAh

Fourthly, the camera on the front is a 1.3 Megapixels, NOT 1 Megapixel.*

*Nokia site is list the front camera both as a 1 and 1.3MP.


Edited by gullygod, Jan 10 2012, 2:14am :

dekoy said,
*errors*

Thanks, obviously the source I got my specs from was slightly off (I did it before the Lumia 900 website was up)

I'd love to compare actual photos taken with a 900 and a Titan II. I've got a feeling one of them is just a gimmick. You get one guess as to which one.

DKAngel said,
so basically they are almost identical

Which one?
They all seem different to me...

Nokia has alot of difference but the Titan is just bigger camera and LTE

Its a shame the T2 stuck with SLCD tho

DKAngel said,
so basically they are almost identical

Yeah, a lot of specs are the same, but that will change for the Windows Phone ecosystem, after a few months.