Movie-making rocket in your pocket
P27,800 - GSC
PHONE Triband, Dual-mode/ 3G handset. Nokia Series 60 v3.0 GUI, Symbian 9 OS with M-Java 2 CLDC support. Offline mode and simless operation.
CAM 3.2-megapixel Carl Zeiss auto-focus optics with 3x optical zoom and flash. 20x digital zoom for stills and 8x digital zoom for videos. Dedicated zoom ring, shutter, flash, and camera keys with on-screen active palette for dynamic scene, exposure and white balance. Video capture at 30 frames-per-second. Secondary camera with 2x step zoom for video calls.
MUSIC Digital music player supporting all music formats. FM stereo with Visual Radio support.
CONNECTIVITY USB 2.0, WLAN (wi-fi 802.11 b/g), Bluetooth 1.2 and Infrared.
MEMORY 40 mb on device memory with hot-swap MiniSD card slot for expansion (up to 2GB).
MISC 2.4-inch main display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution and 262K colors. Outer display screen with 128 x 36 pixels & 65K colors. Xpress sharing of photos/ movies with TV-out, DVD burning, e-mail or blogging. Preloaded Office and Adobe viewers, video and image editors, and integrated Series 60 web browser with MiniMap.
The Nokia N93 is a great convergent device. It is one of the very rare cellphone/ camera/ media player hybrids that does not compromise when it comes to features. It gives new meaning to the term 'jack of all trades' because it certainly is able to handle whatever is demanded from it. But one question always comes to the top of my head whenever I see one. Yes, it's a beautiful rendition of an all-in-one, but I always end up asking myself, 'Who would want one?' OK, maybe tech-heads and cam-geeks would want one. Big shot politicians or businessmen and anybody with a Swiss bank account might get a hold of it too. But just one look at the Nokia N93 tells you that it's just too big for its own damn good. Yes, it's just too big, but I figure they had to make room for its mammoth features. So, now that the only gripe has been mentioned, time to discuss this superphone's powers!
You can use the Nokia N93 for your regular mobile phone activities (SMS/ MMS messaging and making/ taking calls) and it also supports e-mail messaging. But if checking your e-mail fro Yahoo! or Google just isn't enough, you can also go online and surf the websites themselves via a 3G connection or a Wi-Fi hotspot. So what useful thing can you do exactly while surfing the web from your phone? You can check out the latest news, browse your favorite sites, or even upload your camera snaps directly to a blog. Speaking of the camera, the Nokia N93 has one of the best (and not to mention the biggest) imaging peripherals around and the Carl Zeiss lens assembly is actually what contributes the most to the phone's overall bulk. Like the previous N90, it seems they've built the phone around the 3.2-megapixel sensor. Dedicated zoom and camera keys partnered with a big and bright, flip-twist LCD screen make for easier camera operations. Preloaded smartphone features (Office/ Adobe viewers) and vast options for connectivity (Bluetooth, USB, and Infrared) try to persuade that it's the only gadget you'll ever need. It almost succeeds.
At the end of the day, it brings the best of worlds closer. Imaging, music, connectivity, what else could you need? What? Something much better? Well, you can always check out the N95, if that's your thing. Still, this phone is a worthy alternative.