Spec shootout: Nokia Lumia 800 vs. Lumia 710 vs. HTC Radar vs. Omnia W

Nokia today has released two, brand new Windows Phones: the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, both of which target different markets. However, Nokia will be entering a market with several other Windows Phones already trying to compete for a spot in your pocket. All the phones in our comparison are of a similar class, and as such high-end phones such as the Focus S and HTC Titan have been omitted.

Top specs of each are highlighted in bold.

  Nokia Lumia 800 Nokia Lumia 710 HTC Radar Samsung Omnia W
Network Connectivity

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

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

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

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

Display

3.7-inch 480 x 800 ClearBlack AMOLED

3.7-inch 480 x 800 ClearBlack LCD

3.8-inch 480 x 800 S-LCD

3.7-inch 480 x 800 Super AMOLED

Processor

Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset
1.4 GHz single-core CPU

Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset
1.4 GHz single-core CPU

Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
1 GHz single-core CPU

Qualcomm MSM8255T chipset
1.4 GHz single-core CPU

Graphics

Adreno 205
"3D Graphics Hardware Accelerator"

Adreno 205
"3D Graphics Hardware Accelerator"

Adreno 205

Adreno 205

RAM

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

Storage

16 GB internal storage

8 GB internal storage

8 GB internal storage

8 GB internal storage

Connectivity

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
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
A-GPS
FM Radio

Camera

8 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens and flash
720p video recording (rear)

5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
720p video recording (rear)

5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
720p video recording (rear)

5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
720p video recording (rear)

Sensors

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Battery

Li-ion 1,450 mAh

Li-ion 1,300 mAh

Li-ion 1,520 mAh

Li-ion 1,500 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

November 2011

November 2011

October 2011

November 2011

Size & Weight

12.1mm thin
142 g

12.5 mm thin
125.5 g

10.9mm thin
137 g

10.9mm thin
115.3 g

Price

420 EUR (US$585)

270 EUR (US$375)

320 EUR (US$450)

345 EUR (US$480)

Looking at the specs and then comparing it to the price, it would indicate that the Lumia 800 does demand quite a price hike over the other offerings for somewhat similar specs. It has a better camera and more storage than the other offerings, but is it really worth the extra €100?

The Lumia 710 on the other hand is a fantastic deal. It has comparable specs to the Samsung Omnia W, but manages to cut €75 off the price. The cheaper HTC Radar is €50 more expensive and the Lumia 710 has a better processor, making Nokia's offering a much better deal.

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