For Nokia, India has always been a special place. But since the coming of Samsung in the mobile market, the Finnish giant is no more enjoying ‘celebrity status', at least in India. On the other hand, Samsung grew from pillar to pillar. According to a recent IDC, Sammy is currently the No.1 player in the smartphone category. Nokia is a popular player in the sub Rs. 5000 market. What is wrong with Nokia? Has Nokia lost its sheen? We can sense it from IDC report. In the coming days, Nokia is coming with Lumia 925 in the market. It's an answer to Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
Talking about the mid-end phones then there are plenty of choices. Today, we look at Nokia Lumia 720 and Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro. One is powered by Windows Phone 8, while the latter phone comes with Android mobile OS. Let's look at the features, comparisons and price, in detail. Stay tuned to GizBot.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 4.3-inch display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 217ppi. The size of the handset should be adequate, if you have short palms. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro packs a 4.7-inch display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 199 ppi. There is hardly any difference in terms of resolution. Though, Galaxy Grand Quattro has a larger display per inch pixel density is less in comparison to Lumia 720. So technically speaking the Nokia Lumia 720 is superior to Samsung made handset.
127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm (Nokia Lumia 720)
133.3 x 70.7 x 9.7 mm ( Samsung Galaxy Quattro)
Operating System (OS)
Nokia is using Windows Phone 8, as the main mobile OS for its devices. The WP8 is fluid in nature and performance wise it complements internal hardware found in the Lumia 720. On the other hand, the Galaxy Grand Quattro packs a quad-core processor and running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean inside. It is to be noted that the performance of a phone cannot be judged just by saying that quad-core is better than dual-core processor. It depends upon users requirements and how you handle your device. A dual core powered handset could trump a quad core one in terms of multi-tasking. The biggest disappointment with WP8 is missing apps. That's why Android is preferred over WP8.
Device Processor RAM Internal Memory
Nokia Lumia 720 1GHz dual-core 512MB 8GB (up to 64GB)
Samsung Galaxy Quattro 1.2GHz quad-core 1GB 8GB (up to 32GB)
Nokia phones are known for their fantastic camera. The Lumia 720 packs a 6.7-mega pixel rear facing camera powered by Carl Zeiss optics with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The sensor sized at 1/ 3.6" with an f 1/9 aperture. According to a report, the Nokia Lumia 720 eclipsed HTC One in camera test. There's a 1.3-mega pixel front facing camera on the front with 720p HD recording. The Galaxy Quattro has a 5-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. On the font, you will notice VGA quality front facing camera.
The Unibody Lumia 720 can be charged anywhere - thanks to built in wireless charging capabilities. You can purchase extra Nokia Wireless Charging Plate or Nokia Lumia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro has no such facility.
The Lumia 720 comes fitted with a 2000mAh Li Ion battery. But it is non- removable primarily due to design. Samsung has given you an option to remove battery with new one. The Galaxy Grand Quattro has a 2000mAh Li Ion battery.
Conclusion and price
If you are looking for a solid handset with great camera - Go for Nokia Lumia 720. If you are not into apps and gaming then this should be your choice. It comes at a price of Rs. 18,094. Yup! The Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro has a large size display, Android OS, quad-core processor and removable battery. You can purchase the device for Rs.16,299.