The Samsung Galaxy S2 is an increasingly popular phone and so is the Nokia N9, but which smartphone is really the better one?

The Samsung phone has the larger screen at 4.3 inches with Super AMOLED Plus technology. The Galaxy S2 boasts a decent resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Nokia N9 on the other hand has a slightly smaller 3.9 inch screen with an AMOLED touch screen, despite the smaller screen the N9 actually has a marginally increased resolution of 480 x 954 pixels. On paper this makes the N9 a more crisp screen with a smaller screen but higher resolution.

Nokia N9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S2

The Samsung Galaxy S2 does blow the N9 out of the water when it comes to the processors. With a dual core 1.2GHz A9 processor the Galaxy S2 has double the capabilities of the N9 which has a single 1GHz A8 processor. A dual core processor is like having two brains instead of one and allows you to do more intensive things on your phone and multi task seamlessly. This dual core technology is new to the smartphone market and very few phones currently feature it making the Samsung Galaxy S2 a better bet for the future.

When it comes to memory both phones are equal with 1GB of RAM each.

In terms of internal storage the N9 is better but at a cost. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S2 with either 16GB or 32GB internal storage. The Nokia N9 can however, be bought with 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy does have the ability to expand storage through its memory card slot which takes a microSD card. The Nokia N9 doesn’t have a memory card slot so no external storage is possible.

The Nokia N9 features the relatively unknown Meego operating system by Nokia. This operating system is brand new and no current phones feature it so it is hard to compare. The Samsung Galaxy S2 runs the latest Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread and contains access to the huge Android marketplace. In this respect Android is better than Meego, leaving the Galaxy S2 to win this section.

A camera in a phone is a must these days and many people don’t even need a separate camera to their smartphone. Botht he phones in question have 8 megapixel camera and autofocus. The N9 does have a dual LED flash, whilst the Galaxy S2 has only the one.

The Galaxy S2 is 19g lighter than the Nokia N9 which comes a s a surprise because the Galaxy S2 is the bigger phone.


The Nokia N9 is Nokia’s latest smartphone to join the mobile market. The iPhone, currently the most popular smartphone, is the phone that the N9 is supposed to knock off the top spot! Here at SuperCheapMobiles we compare the Apple iPhone 4 and the Nokia N9.

The iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inch screen which an impressive resolution of 640 x 960 pixels, thanks to Apple’s HD Retina display. The Nokia N9 has a slightly bigger screen at 3.9 inches, featuring AMOLED technology and a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. In terms on screen size the N9 beats he iPhone but the iPhone’s screen is a better screen quality with a higher resolution.

Both phones have a 1GHz Coretx A8 processor, but the iPhone has the Apple A4 chip designed purely for the phone itself. Technically there is very little difference between the two processors, the iPhone may just pip the N9 however.

The N9 has double the amount of RAM of that of the iPhone. The Nokia N9 has 1GB of internal RAM whilst the iPhone has only 512MB, this is ure to be upgraded in the next iPhone. Lots of smartphones are now also getting dual cores and at least 1GB of RAM, leaving the iPhone a little outdated when it comes to hardware.

When buying both phones you have the choice of 16GB/32GB internal storage. Both the iPhone 4 and N9 have no slots for expansion memory however.

The iPhone 4 uses Apple’s iOS operating system and comes with access to the huge Apple App store where there are millions of apps. The N9 runs the latest MeeGo OS which is relatively unknown and has access to the much inferior Nokia App store. The N9 is the first phone to run the MeeGo OS so it is unknown how capable it is. In this department the iPhone 4 wins hands down however.

The Nokia N9 features an impressive 8 mega pixel camera with Carl Zeiss features and duel LED flash. The iPhone however only has a 5 mega pixel camera and single LED flash, leaving the N9 to win in this sector.

The battery life is extremely important when buying a phone. The iPhone 4 and Nokia N9 have relatively similar powered batteries, 1420mAh and 1450mAh respectively. The Nokia N9 runs more efficiently however  with a standby time of 380 hours compared to the 300 hours on the iPhone 4.