Nokia N9 vs. HTC DROID Incredible 2 – Review

by Jerry D on July 28, 2011

It’s Nokia versus HTC in today’s mobile tech battle as the Nokia N9 faces off against the HTC DROID Incredible 2. Time For a big phone fight…

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Stat-fight: Nokia N9 vs. HTC DROID Incredible 2

In terms of tech highlights, the N9 will turn a few heads with its touch-sensitive AMOLED display, 3.9 inches across with a quoted resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Jamming 409920 pixels into this screen size gives the N9 a pixel density of 251.282 pixels per inch (PPI). Not too shabby.

In comparison, the DROID Incredible 2′s touch-sensitive S-LCD is 4.0 inches wide. Its 480 x 800 pixel resolution is just as good as the N9. Do the math again and the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is 233.25.

As for cameras, let’s examine the N9 first, which packs a 8.0 Megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) with extras that include: autofocus, touch focus, Carl Zeiss optics, a wide-angle lens, dual LED flash, face detection and 720p video capture. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera.

The DROID Incredible 2′s own 8.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, touch focus, a dual LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 720p HD video capture) equals the N9′s. Ditto the second camera on the front for video calling. Perhaps the Carl Zeiss optics have the edge. Perhaps they don’t…

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Nokia N9 VS HTC DROID Incredible 2
Display 3.9-inch AMOLED 4.0-inch S-LCD
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Software MeeGo 1.2 Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Storage Up to 64GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, Carl Zeiss optics, wide-angle lens, dual LED flash, face detection, 720p video capture 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, dual LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 720p HD video capture
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A.
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP/EDR 2.1 with A2DP/EDR
Size 61.2 x 116.5 x 12.1mm 64.0 x 120.7 x 12.2mm
Weight 135g 135g
Talktime 7.0 hours 6.5 hours
Standby 450 hours 361 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, digital compass, Gorilla Glass, turn-by-turn mapping, Near Field Communication (NFC) and TV-out via HDMI. Note: a 16GB version is also available GPS/A-GPS, stereo FM radio (with RDS), digital compass, dedicated search button, V Cast Video on Demand and DLNA content sharing

Analysis: Nokia N9 vs. HTC DROID Incredible 2

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Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: N9 (2-1)
Best Camera/Video: Draw (3-2)
Best Display: N9 (4-2)
Best Processor: Draw (5-3)
Best Software: DROID Incredible 2 (5-4)
Best Storage: N9 (6-4)
Best Battery life: Draw (7-5)
Best Extras: Draw (8-6)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia N9 wins!

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