Nokia Lumia 800 vs Sony Xperia J: Which Should be your Next Smartphone?

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Nokia Lumia 800 vs Sony Xperia J: Which Should be your Next Smartphone?

The year 2012 is reaching its end, however, it seems to have created an all the new level of enthusiasm in the tech world, as many companies – local and global both – have come up with innovative successors of their flagship devices to swirl waves in the tech ocean.

At the IFA 2012 expo in Berlin, Sony unveiled a slew of products alongside three Xperia handsets – Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J.

Coming to the Xperia J – the mid-range sibling of Xperia T, the Android 4.0 ICS smartphone has recently been released in India for a price of Rs 16,490 approximately. The handset has several features such as Walkman to offer outstanding music performance.

At the same time, Lumia 800, the handset that was released by Nokia in December 2011 is also making good sales. Recently, Nokia announced a price cut on the same by Rs 4,000, thereby pricing it at Rs 18,867. Moreover, Lumia 800 is also available in different color options and comes with colorful accessories.

For those consumers who are planning to upgrade to a mid-range smartphone this festive season, here is a detailed spec comparison between Xperia J and Lumia 800. Have a look at it to decide which is going to be your next phone -- Xperia J or Lumia 800.

Dimensions & Weight: In terms of characteristics, Xperia J carries a dimension of 124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm and a weight of around 124 grams while the thicker and heavier Lumia 800 boasts a dimension of 61.2 x 116.5 x 12.1 mm and weighs a lot more than the former at 142 grams.

Display: In this segment, Xperia J sports a larger 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution accompanied by Sony's popular display technology – BRAVIA mobile engine.

On the other hand, Lumia 800 houses a smaller 3.7 inch ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, however the handset boasts the support Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection (which would save you to invest on buying a screen guard) to stay safe and scratch-less in rough environment and situations.

Processor: When it comes to processor power, Xperia J is equipped with a single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A5 processor which offers the advanced features of the ARM v7 architecture over the v4/v5 (ARM9) and v6 (ARM11) architectures.

On the other hand, Lumia 800 is powered by a faster 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, which theoretically has much higher performance for multimedia-related SIMD operations.

Operating System: In this segment, Xperia J is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and Lumia 800 is based on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS.

Windows Phone 7.58 OS will have a new Start screen look and feel with more apps, personal ringtone, Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email and more.

Camera: On the camera optics front, Xperia J has a 5MP rear camera accompanied with a 0.3MP VGA front camera for video calling.

In comparison, Lumia 800 packs a better 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash,however, the handset lacks a front camera for video chatting.

Storage: In this segment, Xperia J has 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB, whereas, Lumia 800 has 16GB internal storage and 512MB RAM. It is to be noted that Lumia 800 lacks a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support.

Connectivity: Analyzing the connectivity factor, both the handsets offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB 2.0 features.

Battery: Xperia J is powered by a bigger 1,750 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 7.5 hours talk time and 25 days standby, whereas, Lumia 800 is loaded with a 1,450 mAh Li-ion battery, which offers 9 hours talk time and 335 hours standby.

Price: In terms of pricing, Xperia J is priced at Rs 16,490 and Lumia 800 is slightly higher priced at Rs 18,867 approximately.


When it comes to purchase decision, Xperia J and Lumia 800 both are mid-range handsets with impressive specifications and reasonable pricing.

Speaking of Xperia J, the handset has several software features including one touch function for content sharing, Sony Media applications with Walkman, Album and Movies, cloud-based digital streaming music service dubbed Music Unlimited and the eye-catching illumination bar at the bottom. The best of all the handset houses a 3D View preloaded feature, where the '3D Camera' takes you straight into the 3D Panorama sweep mode.

On the other hand, Lumia 800 comes packed with features including Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, City Lens and of course the Windows OS platform.

Hence, if your concern is on a larger display, expandable memory options, front camera for video calling and a relatively lower price tag, Xperia J could be the right choice. Moreover, the handset is best suited for music enthusiasts who do not like to spend much on smartphone purchase.

However, if you are more concerned on a better battery backup, more freebies and increased internal storage, Lumia 800 could be a better one. Also, Lumia 800 will be a better purchase for frequent commuters as it comes loaded with several navigation related applications and a free Monster is also being offered by the manufacturer this Diwali along with the new handset.

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