need help on what to get.

Toshiba / Satellite pro l500
November 17, 2010 at 01:03:31
Specs: Windows 7, 2.267 GHz / 3061 MB
Im Stuck between the HTC HD7 and the Nokia n8.

What is your opinion.


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#1
February 3, 2011 at 19:56:22
I certainly recommend Nokia over HTC. In my experience working with both mobile and desktop computers, I've found that Nokia phones have gotten drenched, dropped, and crushed, and have worked afterwards. However, I understand you are looking at solid facts.

HTC HD7

The HTC phone described (HTC HD7) runs Windows Phone, which is completely a proprietary platform. It has been credited for great new features, including tiles and an easier UI. Plus, the camera in the HD7 is capable of high definition at 720p. The fact that Windows also allows it to connect to other Microsoft products might be a plus for you, if you have devices you want to connect. Also, if you like using computers vertically and not on your palm or on a tabletop, the HTC does allow itself to stand up. HTC has recently worked on a lot of innovative products, which sport new features. The HTC has Bluetooth 2.1, and 8 to 16 GB of memory. The screen is larger with more space at 4.3", and it has 1 GHz of processing power, with 512 MB.

Nokia N8

The Nokia N8, however, does not run Windows Phone, but rather, it runs it's own platform. If you are familiar with Windows, Windows Phone would be the way to go--and if you want integration with your devices and Live, it also would. The N8 runs another OS called Symbian, which has an open-source core, and is immune to viruses (with the exception of three known viruses, which with the proper security features on, are avoidable), but that runs games and apps on the Symbian and Ovi platforms, along with N-Gage for gaming. Therefore, it is a different environment than in Windows. If you care what OS you use, this is a big factor.

The N8, however, has a faster Bluetooth connection at revision 3.0 and battery life is most likely longer with a smaller screen to power (3.5")--but when looking in depth, the N8 has 1200 mAh, slightly shorter than the 1230 mAh the HD7 sports. The N8 also has 720p support, and has 16 GB of memory. It supports Flash Lite, which as of the moment, Windows Phone does not have full support for yet. It is powered by a dedicated processor for gaming, which has a lower system clock, but that will prove useful if you are going to be heavy into N-Gage.

Conclusion

Both have an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass. Symbian and Windows both have a browser capable of a full browsing experience, with the major browser refresh brought to IE in Windows Phone. However, both have their advantages.

It is up to you what you want to choose in this case.


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#2
February 4, 2011 at 06:09:40
I got the HD7 in the end and i love it.

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