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Difference Between Nokia N8 and Motorola XT720

Nokia N8 vs Motorola XT720

Many smartphones nowadays share the same features; although there are major differences in how those features are achieved. The biggest difference between the Nokia N8 and the Motorola XT720 is their OS. The XT720 is only one of the few phones in the Android collection while the N8 is the first to feature the new Symbian OS. Google’s new OS is getting better with every new release but updates are not always available for all handsets released prior. Although Symbian has been around longer than other smartphone operating systems, Symbian^3 is pretty much a rewrite from the ground up.

The XT720 does not match up to the N8 in the latter’s specialty; imaging. The N8 is equipped with dedicated optics and a 12 megapixel combine to capture excellent photos that are on par even with digital cameras. The XT720 only has an 8 megapixel sensor, which isn’t too shabby considering that most other smartphones are only equipped with 5 megapixel sensors. Both phones are able to record 720p videos though. To compliment the huge pictures taken by the cameras, the N8 is equipped with 16GB of memory for storage while the XT720 only has 150MB. You need to purchase a separate memory card if you want any decent storage with the XT720. The N8 also has a microSD card slot so you are not limited to the internal memory on the phone.

The XT720 has a slightly bigger screen at 3.7 inches compared to 3.5 inches for the N8; complemented by a higher resolution. But between the two screens the N8 has the better one. Better colors and contrast courtesy of the AMOLED display and better protection with the gorilla glass. A feature that the XT720 has over the N8, and is very complementary to the large display, is the presence of a TV-tuner. The tuner allows the phone to be used as a TV when you are on the go. It is a good alternative when you get bored of listening to music, browsing the internet, or any of the multitude of things you can do on your smartphone.


  1. The N8 has the Symbian^3 OS while the XT720 has the Android OS
  2. The N8 has a better camera than the XT720
  3. The N8 has more memory than the XT720
  4. The N8 has a smaller but better screen than the XT720
  5. The XT720 has a TV tuner while the N8 doesn’t

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