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Video: Nokia N900 vs Samsung Omnia 2 vs iPhone 3GS

dottormoresco has uploaded a video comparing the browsers of the Nokia N900 vs Samsung Omnia 2 vs iPhone 3GS

  • size
  • screen brightness
  • Graphical User Interface (short tour – check out the highly customizable N900 homescreen vs…well…)
  • Java/Flash plugins
  • Browser scrolling
  • Browser zooming (N900 spiral vs pinch and zoom – got to give it to pinch and zoom here)
  • Browser back button (Nokia seriously need to change the back button to an actual back button. You can already obtain carousel history from swiping left. Having the same function for the back button is STUPID!!!!! When I click back, I just want to go back.)
  • Flash Embedd – iPhone fails miserably here having NO flash. Recent firmware of N900 makes flash appear even smoother, with much higher frame rate for smoother playback. N900 = the entire web as you know it. Unlike N97 vs iPhone where flash on N97 was more of a hindrance, it’s a real key feature with the N900. Just check out how well the flash based Flash Earth works in the web browser! Not to mention YouTube, BBC iPlayer and other flash video sites. Note,  flash videos buffer for first few seconds and do appear glitchy, but they do smooth out.
  • Browser screen resolution: N900’s 800×480 vs iPhone’s 320×480. N900 much more information on screen.

Not shown in the video (it’s mainly for web browsing comparison) is the ease of switching between tasks, apps and other browser windows as you can multitask them all like on your desktop. Very easy, very capable, no wasteful swiping a million times because your multitasking interface is linear.

  1. March 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    you do realise that pressing backspace on the keyboard goes back to the previous page, that’s why the back button does something different!

    • March 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

      Yes 😛 I’m aware that the hardware backspace button goes back a page in web browser.

      But I’m talking about when you’re browsing with just the touch screen.

      There are TWO ways to get the same carousel view:

      1. Back Button
      2. Swiping from the right side of the screen in a left direction.

      There does not need to be TWO ways of going back, especially when there are occasions of mispressed links – I just want to go to the previous page. I don’t want to have to keep on opening and closing just to go back.

      If I wanted to have the carousel history view, I’d do the swipe gesture.

  2. Bodestone
    March 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Um, when I click backspace on the keyboard it goes back a page. Good enough for me.

  3. MCO
    March 8, 2010 at 2:43 am

    N900 in US without 850MHz and browser = so friggin’ long to download anything, I really don’t care

  4. Nfellow
    June 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Not much on the Omnia 2 :/

  1. March 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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