iPhone 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 in India

iPhone4 and Samsung Galaxy SII were recently(May/June 2011) launched in India . Now, which one would you prefer to buy Apple iPhone4 or SGSII?

  • iPhone 4 build quality and looks are better than Samsung’s all-plastic SGS2. Personal preference matters here


  • iPhone 4 is more compact than SGSII. SGS2 may not be suitable for people with small hands. But you get large viewing space in SGS. Perdonal preference matters here too.

  • iPhone has awesome retina display with screen resolution of “960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi”(which is better than qHD resolution of 960×540) against Samsung’s WVGA(800-by-480) in Super AMOLED-plus display. SGS2 display seems to have infinite contrast ratio with impenetrable black. It’s hard to choose either one of them.


  • iPhone has single core A4 processor against Samsung’s dual core.


  • SGSII can record and play 1080p FullHD Video against iphone’s 720p recording. Samsung wins here


  • SGS2 has 8Mega pixel camera. iPhone 4 only 5MP. Samsung wins in image quality too


  • Coming to Indian language support like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam & Bengali iOS4 of iPhone wins as it has native UNICODE support for these languages. Android yet start development in this front. Huge win for iPhone4 if you consume local language content more.


  • Apples iTunes store has more apps than Android. But android is catching with Appstore very fast.

  • Price of Samsung Galaxy s 2 is close to Rs31000/-. Iphone 4 base model 16GB is Rs35000+ must have 2 years contact with Airtel or Aircel plans which is approximately Rs500-600 per month. This increases the total cost of ownership of iPhone 4 India to Rs50000/- or more. But these phone companies advertises as if they are giving the iPhone for free!!!


So what’s your choice Samsung or Apple?

Nokia N8 iPhone 4 BB Torch 9800 Samsung Galaxy Price Features Comparison India

Nokia has launched Nokia N8 touchscreen smart phone with Symbion 3 OS, HD Video recording and back in the race of Touchscreen smart phone. With iPhone 4 not yet launched in India it has good edge over competition. It’s also cheaper than iPhone 4. Also has 27000+ apps in Nokia Ovi store.

Following is the comparison of the full featured Touchscreen smartphones: Nokia N8, iPhone 4, Blackberry Torch 9800 and. Samsung Galaxy. This covers Camera , In built memory, Talk time, OS , screen size, number of apps, Indian availability and price.

Nokia’s cheapert 3G phone :Nokia 2730 classic Mobile

Nokia has launched cheapest 3G mobile 2730 Classic in Indian market.

Nokia 2730 Classic Phone

Price expected to be around Rs5000/-

Still India has not got proper 3G services. I am not sure how this is going to help the consumers.

Full spec of the phone:

Physical features, power and memory
Physical features, power and memory

* Form: Classic
* Dimensions: 109.6 x 46.9 x 14.4 mm
* Weight: 87.7 g (with battery)
* Volume: 65 cc

Display and 3D

* Size: 2.0″
* Resolution: 320 x 240 pixel (QVGA)
* Up to 262,144 colours

Keys and input method

* Numeric keypad

Colours and covers

* Available in-box colours (Available colours may vary per region):
– Black
– Dark Magenta


* MicroUSB connector, USB 2.0
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector


* microSD memory card slot with hot swap, max. 2 GB
* 30 MB internal dynamic memory


* BL-5C 1020 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
* Talk time (maximum)
– GSM 7 h
– WCDMA 3 h
* Standby time (maximum)
– GSM 360 h
– WCDMA 400 h (Ectel)

Communication and navigation
Communication and navigation
Operating frequency

* Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 900/2100 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 850/1900 and GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* Automatic switching between GSM bands

Data network

* GPRS class B, multislot class 32
* EDGE class B, multislot class 32
* WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 128/384 kbps (UL/DL), CS 12.2 kbps
* TCP/IP support
* Capability to serve as data modem
* Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Local connectivity and synchronisation

* Bluetooth version 2.0
* Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia PC Suite
* Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation

Call features

* Built-in hands-free speaker phone
* Number screening for messaging and calls
* Automatic answer with headset or car kit
* Any key answer
* Call waiting, call hold, call divert
* Call timer
* Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
* Automatic redial
* Speed dialling
* Voice dialling
* Fixed dialling number support
* Vibrating alert (internal)
* Mute/unmute
* Contacts with images
* Conference calling


* Speed dialling for SMS sending
* List of recently used numbers in message editor
* Multiple SMS deletion
* EMS picture messaging (send and receive)
* MMS version 1.3, message size up to 300 kb
* Automatic resizing of images for MMS
* Nokia Xpress audio messaging
* Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
* Distribution lists for messaging
* Cell broadcast


* Email client ( native): IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Web browsing

* Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML
* Supported protocols: WAP 2.0
* TCP/IP support
* Opera mini browser
* Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

* Nokia Maps application

Image and sound
Image and sound

* 2 megapixel camera
* 4x digital zoom
* White balance modes: automatic, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Light sensitivity modes: automatic
* Landscape (horizontal) orientation


* Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels (CIF) and up to 10 fps
– Up to 4x digital video zoom
* Video recording file formats: .3gp
* Audio recording formats: AMR, .3gp
* Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
* Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
* Video player
* Video playback file formats: .3gp
* Video streaming: .3gp
* Landscape mode video playback

Music and audio playback

* Music player
* Music playback file formats: AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MXMF, MP3, AAC, MP4/M4A/3GP/3GA(AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-WB), X-Tone, WAV(PCM, a-law, mu-law, ADPCM), WMA(WMA9, WMA10)
* FM stereo radio with RDS support
* 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)

Voice and audio recording

* Voice recorder
* Audio recording formats: AMR
* FR, EFR, HR, and AMR
* Digital stereo microphone

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones

* Customizable profiles
* Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)
* Themes
– wallpapers
– animated wallpapers
– organic wallpapers
– full-screen wallpapers
– screensavers
– animated colour screensavers
– colour schemes
– ring tones
– icons
– logos
– pre-installed themes
– changeable colour themes
– user defined themes