Samsung Omnia W vs Nokia Lumia 710

Here is the comparison between 2 latest Windows Phone Mango devices, Samsung Omnia W and the Nokia Lumia 710. The Samsung Omnia W is the Samsung’s latest Windows Phone device that was announced in September and they launched it in India in October. It packs in 1.4 GHz Processor and comes with a 3.7-inch WVGA(800X480 pixels ) Super AMOLED display. Nokia Lumia 710 is Nokia’s latest Windows Phone device that was announced in India in November. It comes with 3.7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) ClearBlack TFT display with Gorilla Glass and boasts 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Scorpion CPU and it also comes with swapable back covers. Let’s get into the specs comparison.

Phones Samsung Omnia W Nokia Lumia 710
Dimensions 115.97 x 58.8 x 10.9mm 119 x 62 x 12.5 mm
Weight 115.3g 125.5
Display 3.7 inch Super AMOLED 3.7 inch TFT CBD Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution 800 x 480 pixels 800 x 480 pixels
Camera 5 MP AF with LED Flash 5 MP AF with LED Flash
Video Recording 720p at 30fps 720p at 30fps
Secondary Camera Yes, VGA No
OS Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
RAM 512MB 512MB
Internal Memory 8GB 8GB
External Memory No No
FM Radio Yes with RDS Yes with RDS
3G Dual Band, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps Tri Band, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 Yes, v2.1
USB 2.0 Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
GPS Yes, aGPS Yes, aGPS
Battery 1,500mAh 1300 mAh
Talk time up to 420 minutes up to 456 minutes
Standby upto 370 hours up to 400 hours

Samsung Omnia W uses normal SIM while Nokia Lumia 710 uses a Micro SIM. Nokia Lumia 710 is a Tri-band (HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100) 3G phone while Omnia W has Dual-band (HSDPA 900 / 2100) 3G support only. Nokia Lumia 710 comes with unique Nokia apps like Nokia Drive with 3D maps with turn by turn navigation voice guided navigation in 50 languages and dedicated in-car-user-interface, Nokia Music, Contact Transfer and App Highlights. Samsung Omnia W comes with apps like Now, RSS Times, Video Call(3G), Photo Studio, Mini Diary, All Share(DNLA), Fun Shot and Wireless Manager.

While looking at the specs, most of the features are similar but the Display and the battery differs. The display size is same but the Omnia W has AMOLED display and it is thinner at 10.7mm due to this while Lumia 710 comes with TFT display with Gorilla Glass and is 12.5mm thick. Omnia W comes with 1,500mAh and the Lumia 710 comes with 1300 mAh battery. Both these phones has removable battery. Unlike other Samsung Omia W is now available for pre-order in India and is expected to be available this month. Nokia Lumia 710 started shipping in Asia and Russia last week and is expected to be available in India this month.

Which Windows Phone are you planning to get? While thinking, check-out our hand-on images and video of the Samsung Omnia W and the Nokia Lumia 710.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram