Nokia N8 vs. Nokia C7 (aka Nokia Astound) – Review

by Jerry D on March 30, 2011

Which phone is better? Which phone is beefier? Which phone would you want in your pocket? The Nokia N8? Or the freshly released Nokia Astound, an NFC-equipped version of the Nokia C7 that was released in Europe last year? We compare the two in a stat-based confrontation…

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Stat-fight: Nokia N8 vs. Nokia C7 (aka Nokia Astound)

Highlights: the good-lookin’ Nokia N8 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, and a 12.0 MP digital camera. Yes, we said 12.0 Megapixels. Meanwhile, the Nokia C7 (masquerading as the Nokia Astound for T-Mobile) boasts a similar 3.5-inch AMOLED screen and an 8.0 MP camera. Get the full lowdown on these two phones below…

Nokia N8 VS Nokia C7 (aka Nokia Astound)
Display 3.5-inch AMOLED 3.5-inch AMOLED
Resolution 360 x 640 pixels 360 x 640 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 680MHz ARM 11 680MHz ARM 11
Software Symbian ^3 Symbian ^3
Storage Up to 48GB Up to 40GB
Rear camera 12.0 Megapixels with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, plus 720p HD video capture and editing 8.0 Megapixels with Fixed focus lens, dual LED flash, geotagging, face detection and HD video recording (720p)
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (10.2 Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (10.2 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP
Size 59.12 x 113.5 x 12.9mm 56.8 x 117.3 x 10.5mm
Weight 135g 130g
Talktime 12.0 hours 9.5 hours
Standby 390 hours 552 hours

Analysis: Nokia N8 vs. Nokia C7 (aka Nokia Astound)

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Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: C7 (aka Nokia Astound) (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: N8 (2-2)
Best Display: Draw (3-3)
Best Processor: Draw (4-4)
Best Software: Draw (5-5)
Best Storage: N8 (6-5)
Best Battery life: N8 (7-5)
Best Extras: C7 (aka Nokia Astound) (7-6)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia N8 wins!

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