lumia and iphone

Nokia’s highly anticipated Windows Phone – Lumia 900 will hit AT&T on April 8 with an affordable price tag of $99.99. This phone is already available for pre-order, but the million dollar question is that is it worth buying this new Windows Mango based phone? Lumia 900 is a flagship product for Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)  and these both companies have set their eyes on this shiny new device.

Today, we are going to compare Nokia Lumia 900 with another successful and recent model of iPhone series – Apple’s iPhone 4S.

So Let’s see who wins the battle.

Nokia Lumia 900 vs. iPhone 4S

The Lumia 900 is Nokia’s third Windows based handset, after the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. Lumia 710 being the affordable and cheapest of the lot. The Lumia 900 comes with 4.3-inch screen, 480 x 800 pixel resolution, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1.4-GHz processor, 8MP camera and 720p video recording while the iPhone 4S comes with 3.5-inch screen, 960-by-640 pixel resolution, Retina display and video recording at 1080p. If we compare both the smartphones price-wise, then as mentioned earlier the Lumia 900 comes with a price tag of $99.99 while iPhone 4S has a price of $199.

If we are comparing both the phones, then we need to look closely at OS and apps also. Lumia 900 comes with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), while the iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5. Let’s not delve in debating which OS is the best. Windows Phone Marketplace has 65,000 apps while the Apple App Store has a whopping 500,000 apps. The apps are definitely going to make a big difference for the end user and we really hope to see more apps in Windows Phone Marketplace. If you want to play games like Cut the Rope or Temple Run, then unfortunately this Windows phone would be of no use to you as they are not available for Windows platform.

Let’s take a look at below chart which points out the technical comparison of iPhone 4S and Lumia 900.

Choosing one device from iPhone 4S and Lumia 900 is not that hard as it seems. iPhone still rules the smartphone world with its superb hardware, iOS and plethora of apps. But we will leave the final decision on you.

Let’s talk in the comments about your thoughts on Lumia 900 and how does it compares to iPhone 4S.