Nokia Lumia 900 vs Nokia Lumia 800 – what’s changed

| January 10, 2012 | 79 Replies

Just a quick comparison between the Nokia Lumia 900 and Nokia Lumia 800, looking first at the more obvious things that have changed and then the other more subtle features.

Dimensions: Bigger but slimmer.

  • 900: 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm
  • 800: 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm


  • 900: 160g
  • 800: 142 g


  • 900: Flat screen with raised edge bezel
  • 800: Curved screen, no bezel

Bigger Battery

  • BP-6EW 3.7V 1830mAh
  • BV-5JW 3.7V 1450mAh

Larger screen

  • 900: 4.3″
  • 800: 3.7″
Not Pentile
  • 900: RGB AMOLED
  • 800: Pentile


  • 900: YES
  • 800: No

Front facing camera

  • 900: YES. 720p resolution/1.3MP resolution (differs from Nokia site and the developer site), 30FPS, wide angle and f/2.4 for better video calling
  • 800: No

LED position:

  • 900: LED moved back to where N9 was
  • 800: in the middle


  • 900: Front Nokia logo moved to the left with AT&t logo. Bigger Carl Zeiss branding, no Nokia at the back.
  • 800: Front Nokia logo in middle. Carl Zeiss branding microscopic, Nokia logo at the back.
Well due to size the buttons are slightly different (front buttons and side camera/volume/lock).

USB/Sim Tray

pic via GSM Arena

  • 900: Top has changed. A complaint by some said that the USB hinge felt a little unsteady. I think it’s fine but Nokia have lopped it off and now you have one that’s always accessible, moins cover. The microsim slot is still there as it’s not something you’d use all the time.
  • 800: Completely sealed.
CPU: I think both have same specs. Not sure if there is any difference in performance.
  • 900: 1.4GHz APQ8055 Snapdragon S2
  • 800: 1.4GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon /Scorpion

Frequency bands: 4G LTE

  • 900: GSM 1800, GSM 1900, GSM 850, GSM 900, WCDMA Band II (1900), WCDMA Band V (850), WCDMA Band VIII (900)

 Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32)
EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA Cat14 21 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
LTE Cat3 Downlink 50 Mbps
LTE Cat3 Uplink 25 Mbps
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

  • 800: GSM 1800, GSM 1900, GSM 850, GSM 900, WCDMA Band I (2100), WCDMA Band II (1900), WCDMA Band VIII (900)

Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32)
EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n




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