Nokia N96 Hands On Review

by on October 11, 2008
in Gadgets, Technology




Hello readers, I’m very proud to announce that after much waiting for this monster entertainment gadget from Nokia, I finally got my hands on the N96 a couple of weeks ago!

First of all, I would like to thanks all my readers and site visitors for their kind support who helped me in generating enough revenue and made it possible for me to get the Nokia N96 just a week after its release.

Considering the fact that cell phones don’t release this early in Pakistan, I was somehow able to get it from Dubai, thanks to Shophive.com (a Pakistani e-shop). This gadget has got everything in it, just everything I expect from a device in my pocket!

Nokia N96 is a multimedia computer which has been truly optimized for video and TV. It is 3mm slimmer and very light weight than the Nokia N95. You will never feel like carrying a brick in your pocket. It has dedicated music buttons which gives you quick access to all your favourite music. It has 16GB of internal memory, along with an empty card slot where you could add another 8GB memory card to make it a 24GB multimedia gadget.

Some interesting specs of this monster are:

  • 2.8″ QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT display (16 million colours)
  • 16GB internal storage space
  • 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss and Tessar optics
  • Secondary VGA (640 x 480 px) camera for video calls
  • Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps
  • Integrated DVB-H Class C, 470-750 MHz
  • Dual-LED camera flash, video light, recording indicator, auto-focus
  • Bluetooth with A2DP profile, WLAN, HSDPA, and the A-GPS
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 with Micro USB type B interface
  • 3.5mm stereo headset plug , TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)

Performance wise they have made major upgrade from N95. Symbian OS 3rd Edition (Feature Pack 2) is much faster than any of the previous N-series handsets. Battery life is the best I’ve seen so far which could easily take out two days with normal usage. But needs charging once a day with frequent camera and WiFi, GPS usage.

Its 5 megapixel camera is one of the best in the industry with dual flash. One more thing that has to be mentioned here is the faster processing speed than its predecessor, Nokia N95. The kick-stand at the back allows one to have a better video watching experience. Speakers are positioned such that when N96 is held horizontally, they come at the top for best stereo sound experience.

My N96 came preloaded with a few Arabic tracks and complete Transformers movie along with its high-quality trailer which is not less than HD quality when connected to a TV screen.

In the box, you’ll find:

  • Li-Ion Battery
  • AC adapter
  • 3.5mm headphones with microphone adapter
  • RCA TV-out cables
  • USB sync cable
  • Car adapter

This is the most expensive gadget I have ever owned, all thanks to you guys! I hope to buy more cool gadgets and review them here on Sizzled Core.

From now on, I’ll be sharing tips related to Nokia N96 and other similar handsets in my new category Nokia. Keep checking back!

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