Published on February 12th, 2013 | by Guest Writer4
Is Windows Or Android A Better Bargain?The Huawei Ascend G330 Vs. The Nokia Lumia 820
Windows operating system phones are still not as popular as their Android rivals. Older Windows phones were notoriously clunky and unreliable, but newer versions of the operating system are much improved. Not only that, but Windows phones can be a great bargain. If you’re in the market for a new mobile phone, then price is probably a big factor in your decision. We don’t all want, or are willing to pay for, top of the line devices. And if you’re looking for a decently priced phone you really should consider a newer model Windows phone. To prove our point, we decided to put Windows and Android to the test. We pitted the Huawei Ascend G330 (an Android device) up against the Nokia Lumia 820 (a Windows phone) to see exactly how they compared. These two phones retail at similar prices, so we wanted to know which was the better bargain. If you want to know who came out on top then keep reading for our recommendation.
Why You Should Go For the Nokia Lumia 820…
The Lumia has a lot going for it. Firstly, it’s the faster phone. It runs a 1500 MHz processor, rather than the slower 1000 MHz processor on the Ascend, making it more powerful and snappier. It also runs double the RAM, making it more responsive and better able to handle multi-tasking or running more than one process at a time. You get faster maximum data speeds on the Nokia too, making for quicker downloading and faster opening of web pages. The camera is superior, being an 8 MP device as opposed to the 5 MP cam on the Ascend. That means that photos taken on the Lumia are better quality and have more fine details. Plus, the camera shoots video in full HD. There’s more internal storage on the Nokia, which comes with 8 GB of internal memory, rather than the 4 GB on the Ascend. So you can store double the amount of music, videos, photos and games on the Nokia. The screen is slightly larger, measuring in at 4.3 inches over the four inch screen on the Huawei. Finally, the Lumia has better Bluetooth support, coming equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 rather than the much older 1.0 version on the Ascend. If you often use hands free or other Bluetooth devices the newer version means that you get faster data transfer and that your phone uses less battery power when connecting.
What the Huawei Ascend G330 Has to Offer…
The Huawei has a couple of advantages of its own. Being an Android phone means that you’re connected to Android’s App Market, making finding, downloading and installing new games and programmes easy and convenient. Also, Android phones can run multiple processes simultaneously, letting you chat on Skype and surf the net at the same time, for example. The screen on the Ascend is slightly better quality, despite being smaller, and has ten per cent more PPI (pixels per inch), making it a little crisper and better defined.
What’s the Better Bargain?
For us the Windows phone wins out. The Nokia Lumia 820 is faster, has a better camera and more internal storage, making it a better phone for your money. The Huawei Ascend G330 isn’t bad, but it doesn’t compete with the Lumia.