Low Cost Phones - The Nokia N8 Vs. The Sony Xperia Tipo

Posted by Bhavesh Joshi On Saturday, February 16, 2013 0 comments
Low Cost Phones - The Nokia N8
There are so many great mobile devices on the market nowadays that choosing a new one can be a little overwhelming. And it isn't helped by the fact that mobile service providers are offering bigger and better deals all the time. Of course, some people are looking for top of the range devices, and so have a more limited choice. But these top of the line phone represent a big investment, plus they're full of features that the average user neither wants not needs. If you have a slightly more modest budget, there are still plenty of great mobile phones for you to choose from, and today we're looking at two of them. The first is the Nokia N8 (occasionally called the Nokia N98, due to a change in Nokia's naming policies), and the second is the Sony Xperia Tipo. Both of these are excellent budget choices, but we wanted to know which one of them is better. So we put these two devices to the test to find out exactly how they compare and what their differences are. If you're on the hunt for a great budget phone, then keep reading to find out how these two match-up and which one makes the better buy...

Why You Should Go With the Sony Xperia Tipo...

The Tipo has a few advantages. It is the faster phone, running an 800 MHz processor that makes it more powerful and snappier than the 680 MHz processor on the Nokia. It also runs double the amount of RAM of the Nokia, making it more responsive and better able to handle multi-tasking or running more than one process at a time. Plus, it gets faster maximum data speeds, meaning you get quicker downloading and faster opening of web pages. Being an Android phone means that you're connected to the Android App Market, which contains around nine times more available apps than the Nokia store, so you get much more choice. And finally, the Tipo come in both smaller and lighter than the Nokia.

Low Cost Phones - The Sony Xperia Tipo

What the Nokia N8 Can Do...

However, the Nokia has a few good points of its own. It has a far better camera, being equipped with a massive 12.1 MP in built device rather than the 3.2 MP camera on the Sony. This means that photos taken with the Nokia are better quality and have more fine detail than those taken by the Sony. You also get a lot more internal storage. The Nokia has 16 GB of internal memory, versus just 2.9 GB on the Tipo, meaning you can store a lot more music, photos, data and videos on your device. And the display is better quality too, with fifty per cent higher screen resolution and twenty per cent more PPI, meaning that the picture quality is brighter, sharper and crisper than that on the Sony.

What's the Better Deal?

The Sony Xperia Tipo is faster. However, the better camera, screen quality and more storage on the Nokia N8 persuade us that it's just much better value for money.

 The Nokia N98 seems like the perfect low-budget smartphone for the writer, Phil Turner.

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