Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ Lumia 800 Vs Nokia MeeGo N9 – the key differences and in pictures


One Mobile Ring caught up with Nokia at their annual Nokia World event this week, in order you publish the key differences between their new Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ Lumia 800 handset and the joint Intel-Nokia developed MeeGo based N9 mobile phone.

Physically the two Nokia mobile phones look identical, although there are some subtle changes to the Windows Phone 7 Lumia model but essentially the earlier N9 has the same design, form factor and casing as the 800.

The N9 has a larger 3.9-inch curved glass AMOLED capacitive touch screen, where the Lumia 800 has the smaller 3.7-inch version with the same technology – only with the inclusion of the three Windows Phone 7 back, menu and search keys. 

On the side of the Nokia 800 is a physical camera button that is missing from the N9. This, just like the Windows keys, is a standard feature of any Microsoft mobile phone OS based handset.

The 8 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens accompany’s both mobile phones, were Nokia has repositioned the LED flash on the Lumia 800 to allow more light within picture taking – which One Mobile Ring has learnt plagued the N9.

Nokia’s N9 was one of the first handsets, outside of Apple’s products, to be found on the mass market with a microSIM card. This SIM technology has now be shared with the 800 and 710 WP7 devices, where even Motorola are adopting the form factor too.

The MeeGo based  N9 shipped with a 1GHz processor, whereas the Lumia 800 has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm chipset and is first time that manufacturer has been used by Nokia. 1024MB of RAM comes with the N9, with 512MB shipping with the 800 and 16GB of internal storage is common on both devices, although the  N9 did have a 64GB version available.

Missing from the Nokia Lumia 800 is a front facing camera, which can be seen in the bottom right corner of the N9. This is along with any NFC abilities which heavily featured in the MeeGo based phone; if that has had been brought over to the Lumia 800 it would have been the very first Windows Phone 7 product with NFC on-board.