Nokia and Sony Ericsson have long been engaged in the battle for supremacy in the Smartphone segment and these two manufacturers have made more phones in this category than many other players in this segment like HTC, Samsung, Motorola and LG. Both Nokia and Sony Ericsson have a lot of knowledge and expertise in mobile manufacturing and this is a key factor behind their huge success.
What started of as a battle in the basic phone segment got carried all the way to the Smartphone segment with neither of the players Nokia and Sony Ericsson wanting to lose out to the other. This battle has benefited the Indian customers a lot because it resulted in the launch of some of India"s finest handsets by either of the companies at different times and that too at much lower and affordable prices. The reliability and functionality of the phones from these manufacturers were well acknowledged by Indian buyers.
Today we take into comparison 2 Smartphones from these manufacturers that have been a massive success in the Indian market. The models in comparison are the Nokia N9 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
The Nokia N9 is a Meego OS powered phone and it has gained a lot of appreciation for its design which is at times funky yet stunning. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on the other hand is a superbly designed phone that will draw a lot of attention towards you idf you hold one. It runs on the Android Gingerbread OS.
On the multimedia and entertainment options the N9 and Xperia Play offers more than enough to satisfy all your needs in either cases. The phones are loaded with music and video recording and playback software"s and also come equipped with an FM radio and Universal Audio jack of 3.5 mm size.
The camera department is also superlative in both the phones but the Nokia N9 slightly edges out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play as it has a 8 Mega Pixel Camera in comparison to the Xperia Play"s 5 Mega Pixel. Both offer Video recording in high definition 720p format. Both the phones offer a VGA front camera for video calling on high speed 3G networks.
On the connectivity side both the Nokia N9 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and also offers high speed 3G internet access with data transfer speed of up to 21 Mbps.
The deciding factor is the price. The Nokia N9 with all its features will cost you around Rs 32000 while the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will retail for around Rs 28000. Thus the Xperia Play is the better choice as it offers almost everything the N9 offers but for a much lower price.