Nokia Sea Ray: A Comparison

The market is full of Android phones with new variations coming out each day. From mid-level to high end ones, to super-phones like the Galaxy S-II & HTC Sensation. Everywhere you see on the internet there is a buzz about Android and iPhone. The Samsung vs. Apple battle of lawsuits, the Galaxy S3 vs the iPhone 5 and so on.

There’s a feeling being created (by the press) that if there’s something it’s any one of these two and that’s all. World’s renowned tech blogs and technology publications are clearly ignoring that another group is really trying hard to be ‘the one’. An example of this is the Nokia’s leaked Windows Phone 7 product code named ‘sea ray’.

The Sea Ray is mighty similar to the N9 released a day ago, with almost similar hardware.

We can’t say much about it right now but let’s try to find out (assume) what the spec-sheet would look like if this Windows Phone 7 device is developed on the same lines as the N9.

Nokia ‘Sea Ray’Samsung GS2HTC SensationiPhone 4HTC 7 Mozart
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 1GhzQualcomm, 1.2Ghz Dual Core1.2Ghz Dual Core, Qualcomm1Ghz Cortex A81Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon
RAM1 GB1GB768MB512MB576MB
Graphics ChipPowerVR SGX530/Adreno 200Mali-400MPAdreno 220PowerVR SGX535Adreno 200
Internal Memory16 – 64 GB16-32GB1GB, MicroSD card up-to 32GB16-32GB8GB
Screen3.9 inches AMOLED, Gorilla Glass, Anti-Glare.4.3 inches, Gorilla GlassS-LCD, 4.3 inches3.5 inches IPS, LED-Backlit, Scratch resistant3.7 inches S-LCD, Gorilla Glass.
Camera8MP, Carl Zeiss Lens, Auto Focus, LED Flash8MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash8MP, Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash5MP Auto Focus, LED FLash8MP Auto Focus, Xenon Flash
ConnectivityWiFi, Bluetooth, 3GWiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC (optional)WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G siblingsWiFi, Bluetooth, 3GWiFi, Bluetooth, 3G
Video720p1080p1080p720p720p
OSWindows Phone 7.1 (Mango)Android 2.3, Gingerbread.Android 2.3, Gingerbread.iOS 4 (soon iOS 5)Windows Phone 7

*specs are based on Nokia N9 & minimum requirements of the Windows Phone 7 OS. Nokia’s flagship models may use the SonyEricsson U8500 Dual Core SoC (system on chip).

Are these specs compelling? Considering the Nokia’s use of quite older generation of processors, this is definitely a good sign but to differentiate itself from others in the market it has to improve in this area.

Specs don’t matter much when it comes to user experience (as it is a software-hardware combination) and as it’s believed that Windows Phone 7 customers are the most satisfied ones with their OS – it is not hard to believe that these phones will deliver performance.

What Nokia needs to bring onto the table is its history of superb hardware design/construction, sleek attractive designs, more built-in features (which the Mango update will) and above all reasonable prices.

We will see some of this happening in the near future, until than enjoy the leaked photos & video of the prototype here J

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