Nokia N96 Smartphone Review: Best on Nseries so far

We at RealGeek recently covered, Nokia N96 review and pictorial overview, We have been keeping a constant eye on this new 3G Smartphone by Nokia. This is one of the great phones nokia has come up with in Nokia N Series in 2008. The Nokia N96 is a dual way slider and has a stylish look and feel to it.

The high end Nokia N96 comes with a large 2.8 inches TFT screen that displays up to 16 million colours with a screen resolution of 240 X 320 pixels. The internal memory of this phone is impressive, 16 GB and also comes with a microSD memory slot that enables memory expansion up to 8 GB.

The Nokia N96 is a multimedia rich smartphone that comes with a 5 mega pixel camera featuring Carl Zeiss Optics lens, auto focus, LED Xenon flash and several great functions.

With Nokia N96 you can do video recording, video playback, streaming and a lot more. A second camera is also integrated to support video call. The Nokia N96 Smartphone is loaded with a number of latest mobile technologies that include 3G HSDPA technology, EDGE technology, WLAN and Wi-Fi technology.

Nokia N96 as best phone of the NSeries

The new N96 is still one of the most capable and well equipped smartphones by Nokia in the market, it might appear that it has added only a few features that weren’t already present on the already successful & popular Nokia N95 and other variants. But this is not the case, the features are really improved and enhanced. Nokia N96 is gonna assures best user experience. The Most outstanding feature that has caught everybody’s eyes and continued to be the reason that people are really interested in the N96 is the advanced video viewing capabilities and high storage capacity.

Officially Nokia N96 is gonna be successor to the Nokia N95. As it has twice the memory of the older smartphone and other improved features which we are going to discuss in detail. To highlight what has been enhanced in this product is the noticeably improved audio quality, upgraded FM radio and geotagging of pictures.

Nokia N96 has advanced mobile Internet capabilities including rich experience mobile web browsing. It has 3G HSDPA technology, EDGE technology, Bluetooth capabilities, USB sharing functions, and WLAN Wi-Fi support.

Nokia N96 Camera & Imaging

Nokia N96 is also a 5 megapixel camera with geo tagging functionality through GPS. It automatically tags the images with the GPS location coordinates, which you can later use when sorting the pictures on your PC or any other online photo service. This makes N96 is capable of a perfect gadget for online social networking and mobile social networking users. As this phone makes photo sharing easier.

The camera has a dual LED flash which means that it is capable of taking high-quality pictures in various settings. All of the features and options that you would expect from a decent camera are also present in Nokia N96, also includes auto self-timer ability.

Nokia N96 has a great video camera with advanced features like image stabilization for expert video recording. It even allows video editing and sharing. There’s a second camera in the front of the phone that serves the purpose of video calls.

Nokia N96 Music & Entertainment

Nokia N96 ensures 100% mobile entertainment viewing as you can watch YouTube videos on the mobile browser or also see DVB-H live TV broadcast. As Nokia N96 has abundant memory so that allows you to actually store a lot on your phone’s media library. There is an in-built FM radio with RDS, so while you listen to songs on the radio you can actually get information about those songs on the display.

Improved audio due to the in-built 3D stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm headphone connector. There is also an audio equalizer intended to enhance the sound of the music. Nokia N96 interface and capabilities make it a perfect phone for media sharing and storage.

Nokia N96 Specifications

Once again Let us present the full specs of Nokia N96:

  • 2.8” QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) LCD TFT display with up to 16 million colors
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and auto-exposure
  • Dual-LED camera flash, video light, recording indicator, auto-focus assist light
  • Secondary VGA (640 x 480 px) camera for video calls
  • Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps
  • Digital Video Stabilization
  • Built-in GPS/A-GPS
  • WLAN – IEEE802.11 g/b
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz, 76-90MHz) with RDS
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 with Micro USB type B interface
  • 3.5mm stereo headset plug , TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP stereo/EDR
  • 950 mAh battery with up to 220 min talk, 220 hrs standby time, 5 hrs video, 14 hrs music or 4 hrs TV playback
  • Dimensions: 103×55×18 mm
  • Weight: 125 g
  • WCDMA2100/900 (HSDPA) / EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS) connectivity
  • DVB-H Class C, 470-750 MHz
  • S60 3rd edition, FP2 UI

Nokia N96 Price & Availability

In India Nokia N96 will be priced between Rs. 28,000 and Rs. 35,000, and the iPhone is priced at Rs. 31,000 for the 8GB version and Rs. 36,100, for the 16GB version. Internationally, this phone is being sold for about Euro 550 or USD 800.

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