Nokia Lumia 800 vs. iPhone 4S: Battery life & size comparison

By Jamie Pert - Oct 26, 2011

Earlier today we told you all about the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumis 710 specs, now we thought we would concentrate on the Lumia 800 in more detail and this time look at the battery life and dimensions of Nokia’s first-ever Windows Phone 7 smartphone and compare it to one of today’s best selling devices – the iPhone 4S.

Now before we get started there are lots of differences between the Lumia 800 and the iPhone 4S, therefore we never expected these two smartphones to be similar, let’s face it they run difference operating systems, have different display sizes and boast incomparable processors – we just think when a new smartphone arrives the iPhone 4S is a good benchmark to compare a device to as most people knows its size and capabilities.

OK, let’s start with size. The Lumia 800 is bigger than the iPhone 4S in every way, and heavier to – which is unsurprising given the fact that the display is larger. It measures in at 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1mm and weighs 142 grams. As for the iPhone 4S, this measures in at 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm and weighs 140 grams – as you can see there is not a huge amount in it, which should mean that the Lumia 800 should fit quite nicely in your hand.

In terms of battery life, again the different hardware and software configurations make quite a lot of difference. The Nokia Lumia 800 features a 1450mAh battery, this delivers up to 13 hours 2G talk time, 9.5 hours 3G talk time, 265 hours GSM standby time (335 hours 3G standby time), up to 55 hours of music playback and up to 7 hours of video playback. As for the iPhone 4S you should expect up to 14 hours 2G talk time, 8 hours 3G talk time, 200 hours standby time, up to 40 hours of music playback and up to 10 hours of video playback.

The battery life is quite similar on both devices, the Lumia 800 outdoes the iPhone 4S in regards to standby time and music playback, whilst the 4S is much better when it comes to video playback – in terms of talk time there isn’t a lot in it, the only thing you could say is that the Lumia 800 has the slight edge.

The fact that we can even compare a Nokia smartphone’s dimensions and battery life to the iPhone 4S suggests that it is a huge step in the right direction for the Finnish company, however in regards to battery life there are a lot of factors which can make a big difference – will you buy the Nokia Lumia 800?

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  • Samuel Wan

    Nokia Lumia 800 pwns the ass of the iphone. totally

  • Aorzya

    I want it NOW! i even bought the 4s to resell and with that money buy the lumia 800!

  • The iPhone 4S, in the real world, has much less battery life than the marketing glossy says.  Also, 4S video playback quality depends on which screen your 4S shipped with:  the screen that was demoed has good playback, the washed-out low contrast screens some units are shipped will have poor video playback, the yellow screens some units are shipped with will also have poor video playback.

  • Hell yes.