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Need a MID or smartphone that can replace a laptop for travel – comparing the iPhone 4 to the Nokia N900 to the HTC Advantage
The hunt is on for a new MID or smartphone or something very portable that can still meet my productivity needs while travelling. I’ve narrowed it down to a few contenders and put them up against the iphone 4 for good measure. I’m almost set on a smartphone bu the viliv N5 could make the cut if the 3G model is not too expensive. Here’s my table trying to compare apples with apples.
|Nokia N900||IiPhone 4||HTC Advantage x7510|
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100||HSDPA 2100, UMTS 850 / 1900|
|Announced||2009, August||2010, June||2008, February|
|Status||Available. Released 2009, November||Available. Released 2010, June||Available. Released 2008, June|
|Size||Dimensions||110.9 x 59.8 x 18 mm, 113 cc||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm||133 x 98 x 16 mm|
|Weight||181 g||137 g||375 g|
|Display||Type||TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors (65K effective)|
|Size||800 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches||640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches||640 x 480 pixels, 5.0 inches|
|- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off||- Scratch-resistant surface||- QWERTY keyboard|
|- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate||- Multi-touch input method||- Handwriting recognition|
|- Full QWERTY keyboard||- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate|
|- Three-axis gyro sensor|
|- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3 ringtones||Vibration, MP3 ringtones||Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones|
|Speakerphone||Yes, with stereo speakers||Yes||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|3.5 mm audio jack||3.5 mm headset jack||3.5 mm headset jack, dual speakers|
|Memory||Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Detailed, max 30 days||100 received, dialed and missed calls||Practically unlimited|
|Internal||32 GB storage, 256 MB RAM||16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM||16 GB storage, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 16GB, buy memory||No||Mini SD|
|Data||GPRS||Class 32||Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps||Yes|
|EDGE||Class 32||Class 10, 236.8 kbps||Yes|
|3G||HSDPA, 10Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps||HSDPA, 1.8 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP||Yes, v2.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, v2.0 microUSB||Yes, v2.0||Yes, miniUSB|
|Camera||Primary||5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash||3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging||Touch focus, geo-tagging|
|Video||Yes, WVGA(848 x 480)@25fps||Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging||Yes|
|Secondary||Yes, VGA||Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only||VGA videocall camera|
|Features||OS||Maemo 5||iOS 4||Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional|
|CPU||ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX530 graphics||1 GHz Apple A4 processor||Marvell PXA270 624 MHz processor|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), Email, Push Email, IM||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email||SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging|
|Browser||xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds||HTML (Safari)||WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML ( Opera 9)|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio (via third party software); FM transmitter||No||No|
|Games||Yes, 5 + downloadable||Downloadable, incl. motion-based||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps||Yes, with A-GPS support||Yes|
|Java||No||No||Yes, MIDP 2.0|
|- Skype and GoogleTalk VoIP integration||- MicroSIM card support only||- Voice memo|
|- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ music player||- Scratch-resistant glass back panel||- MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/OGG/AMR player|
|- WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video player||- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.||- WMV/MP4 player|
|- TV-out||- Digital compass||- TV-out|
|- PDF document viewer||- Google Maps||#NAME?|
|- Photo editor||- iBooks application||- Pocket Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF viewer)|
|- Adobe Flash Player 9.4||- Audio/video player and editor|
|- Voice command/dial|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)||Standard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh||Standard battery, Li-Po 2100 mAh|
|Stand-by||Up to 278 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)||Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)||Up to 300 h|
|Talk time||Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)||Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)||Up to 6 h|
|Music play||Up to 24 h 30 min||Up to 40 h|
|Misc||SAR US||0.92 W/kg (head) 0.82 W/kg (body)||0.48 W/kg (head)|
|SAR EU||0.80 W/kg (head)|
Trying to sell the Advantage on eBay but has to end the auction early as my iPhone broke down and I needed the HTC as a replacement until the iPhone come back from repairs.
Just took a shot of the Advantage and the S5 when I was using both as ebook readers last night..both have it’s pros and cons.
I prefer the slim light form factor of the Advantage but the S5 excels thanks to a higher resolution screen but a lot heavier when held with just one hand when viewing.
As mentioned in other posts, the Advantage struggled with PDFs having only a 600+ MHz processor.
Well after much deliberation about whether the Advantage or the s5 best suits my need for a mobile Internet device, I have decided that I will hang on to the s5.
I must admit that I was totally mermerised with the Advantage’s form factor .. Slim and light with a glorious screen for watching videos.
Unfortunately it doesn’t have the performance grunt to take care of my other needs like a decent web browsing experience ESP with flashy websites. Scrolling through large PDFs weren’t that great. I went back to my s5 and found the shortfalls non existent.
Ok so it doesn’t have a built in camera for photo blogging but my iPhone 3g has become my mobile photo blog tool of choice whilst on the go thanks to the lovely WordPress iPhone application.
So I’m well and truly back in the S5 saddle again!
There’s beena bit of criticism of the S5 for not having a webcam (lots from J!). It’s valid given that a webcam doesn’t need to add alot of bulk or cost to a unit. I mean cameras in phones are tiny and even in the HTC Advantage it’s tiny.
Problem solved: get one of these:
By the way, I chose the HTC Advantage over the S5 for the last blog for one simple reason..the S5 didn’t have an inbuilt camera so not effective at all for photo blogging.
That is one major feature lacking in the S5 for mobile blogging which prompted me to get the HTC Advantage..the x70 will address the camera issue but unfortunately not pocketable so for me not an ideal mobile blogging device for those unplanned photo blogging moments.
This blog is written using my iPhone as I needed to take a pic of the Advantage..:)