As Jolla launched its first Flagship Jolla Phone with Other Half, we come up with a quick comparison with its big brother Nokia N9 or its unofficial predecessor, similarities between two and advantages of Jolla Phone over Nokia N9.
So let’s start
As Jolla didn’t disclosed much about spec of Jolla Phone, we just only compare, what Jolla disclosed about spec.
|Nokia N9||Jolla Phone (Other Half)|
|Processor||Single Core ARM Cortex-A8||Dual Core|
|Display||3.9 inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass||4.5 inch Estrade Display (Probably HD)|
|Design||Nokia’s FABULA Design Language||Jolla Design|
|Network||2G/3G||4G(Depend on operators and supported network)|
|Storage||16/64 GB Internal||16GB Internal +Micro SD Support|
|Camera||8 MP AF with Dual LED Flash||8 MP AF with single LED Flash|
|Battery||1450mAh Non Replaceable||User Replaceable|
|Cover||No Cover Included||Included Other Half Cover|
|Operating System||MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan||Gesture based Sailfish OS|
|Apps||MeeGo Harmattan Apps Only||Sailfish OS apps + AndroidTMapplication compliant|
|USB||Micro USB||Micro USB|
|Audio||3.5 mm Headphone jack||3.5 mm Headphone jack|
|UI||Nokia’s Swipe gesture based with Button less display||Gesture Navigation with button less display|
- Card Based Multitasking
We knew that Jolla will come up with the great multitasking capabilities, same as Nokia N9. Sailfish OS, Jolla Phone also has same card based multitasking capabilities but with more advanced way, like we can operate Apps through the Card based multitasking view like changing and forwarding songs. But, as Nokia N9 has separate multitasking view, Jolla Phone has multitasking view in Home Screen.
- Gesture based Navigation
Sailfish OS based on Jolla own Gesture based navigation as Nokia N9 interface (but Jolla phone doesn’t based on swipe interface), we like Sailfish OS gesture based navigation with no need of any home button therefore full screen space can be used for apps, browsing web and most important watching videos. Both phones has touch screen with no button navigation based on gestures.
Sailfish OS Navigation based gestures like Pull, Push, Flick, Tap and Tap & Hold. We’ll tell you more about Sailfish and its gesture based navigation system on our technical articles. So stay tune.
Jolla Phone Advantages over N9
- Operating System
One of the main advantages of Jolla phone is its Operating System i.e. Sailfish OS, Sailfish will be supported by Jolla, it will provide software support to device and Jolla phone getting, unlike any other Phone OS, fabulous developer community support from all over the world.
Sailfish will be creating an eco-system that will more strong from Nokia’s N9 eco-system as Sailfish OS is the main OS of Jolla phones and will be supported by Jolla, in future.
- LTE Enabled
Jolla Phone is LTE enabled phone hence it supports blazing fast Data transfer speed over LTE networks. Don’t panic guys Jolla phone supports 3G also.
- Micro SD
Yes, you heard right Jolla phone supports Micro SD plus, 16 GB of Internal Storage, Jolla doesn’t disclosed the maximum support capacity of micro SD support, but it probably support 64 GB.
- User Replaceable Battery
Jolla phone has a User replaceable battery, the main advantage of user replaceable battery is that you can easily replace the battery without any technical help or without going to service center, where N9 doesn’t have user replaceable battery and replacement of battery is a painful experience.
- Dual Core Processor
Jolla has a Dual Core Processor (its only dual core!), remember the video and hands on of Sailfish OS on Nokia N950 (Developer Device), and how fluid Sailfish was running on it , So fans don’t think about processors core, Sailfish runs very fluid on Jolla phone.
- The Other Half
It is the main attraction of Jolla phone and most curious hardware of Jolla phone, as a question asked to Marc Dillon things like wireless charging, high-capacity batteries, game controls and even a high-powered flash peripheral might be possible — to which Dillon replied that all those ideas were possible, and that the only limit was “your imagination.”
- Android™ Applications Compliant
Android runtime, Sailfish OS includes the capability to run Android™ applications through a third party solution. It is based on open source Android libraries, ensuring performance comparable to the native environment.
Advantages of Nokia N9 over Jolla Phone
- Iconic Industrial Design
Nokia N9 has an Iconic Industrial design; it has a single piece of polycarbonate which flows seamlessly into the beautiful curved glass. N9 has a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass, so it is scratch resistant. N9 has inherited color, what inherit color means is the polymer is color throughout, and that mean if it scratches it still the same beautiful. All the Lumia flagships using the legacy of Nokia N9 Design.
- Nokia Maps
Nokia N9 using Nokia Maps, and it has the best mapping experience on the planet, best features of Nokia maps is
- Full-fledged offline map viewing.
- Maximum countries coverage
- Voice guided navigation
- Lifetime subscription of Nokia maps
- Swipe Gesture
Nokia N9 uses intuitive swipe gesture to navigation, switching between Apps and closing Apps, just one swipe to switch between apps and swipe down to close the Apps. Nokia N9 is the one of most easy to use phone in the market till date.
- Carl Zeiss Camera Optics
Nokia N9 has a Nokia exclusive Carl Zeiss Optics and Dual LED. Carl Zeiss definitely an advantage of Nokia N9 over Jolla Phone as Carl Zeiss is exclusive to Nokia Phones.
- NFC (Near Field Communication)
Nokia N9 has a NFC capable phone and it’s an advantage over Jolla Phone, even some of the good smartphone in the market doesn’t have NFC. We hope that Jolla will add NFC to their upcoming phones.
- Standby Screen
Nokia N9 one of the best feature is its Standby Screen that includes time and notifications and with use of third party software’s like billboard, you can add more useful information to low power mode of Nokia N9 (Thanks to its AMOLED screen and Nokia’s Clear Black Display technology) like remaining battery indicator etc.
- MeeGo Harmattan OS
MeeGo Harmattan! (One of the finest and intuitive OS abandoned by Nokia for windows Phone), Yes because we’ll never see MeeGo Harmattan again in any phone, and this is the advantage it become an exclusive OS limited to Nokia N9. Nokia N9 is the finest example of integration of software and hardware, 2.5D curved glass made to works seamlessly with swipe.
Nokia N9 is one of the most open devices for developer and the hardware support well that openness. Nokia N9 unofficial supports Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and Jelly Bean 4.1(obviously not all features works, but most of the). Jolla already said that “they’ll not support Nokia N9”, but nobody can stop developer community to port Sailfish OS to N9.
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