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Good Phone

 

Nov 24, 2005 by mtanveer

it is very nice phone

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College Student; Active Socially; Greatest Phone Of My Life.

 

Jun 30, 2006 by cellular_student

OVERALL EXPOSITION:
The phone is magnificent. I've had so much fun with this phone. I have taken over 50 videos at several different concerts and during a few vacations. I have taken over 900 pictures and the camera is amazing. The pictures will come out great but it does require a bit of technique to learn how to use the auto-focus at its best. The operating system is only the best--expect nothing short from Nokia. The software that the phone comes with is amazing too. Adobe Photoshop for mobile phones allows you to customize your pictures in hundreds of different ways. The menu system is customizable and the easiest Nokia OS to operate so far. The clamshell design is perfect, after 7 months of service it is still firm and closes tightly. It is a solid phone, not cheaply made, and has an incredible amount of integrity. As almost all Nokia products. My only complaint would be the headset that the phone comes with, which just might be the worst Nokia invention ever made. Where do you talk into it? My advice, purchase an additional headset, preferably a Bluetooth, or even an FM Radio headset.

PROS:
Auto-focus
Red-Eye reduction
Adobe Photoshop
Customizable menu keys
Edge & WCDMA
Expandable memory
Internal flash memory
Nokia PC Suite software

CONS:
Poor daily practicality
Heavy
Size
New N Series phones have 3.2 megapixel and larger memory

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Not as bad as all that, but...

 

Mar 7, 2006 by dcsobral

Ok, I have owned one for two months now, and I _am_ happy with it. The lack of vibracall has not been such a problem as I first expected. Granted, it sucks at meetings where letting it ring is simply not acceptable, but I found that I don't have all that many of those. Second, it _is_ loud, but I found out I simply won't hear it (or, perhaps, recognize it) in very loud environments, such as a shopping mall.

I see many people complaining about the camera, but I simply do not have complains there. There are many camera controls (though, really, it being all software, why the hell not provide all controls one expects those days?), and I have been able to take good pictures in very different settings. Now, given how big the thing is, it _could_ have a standard tripod attachment... What I _did_ find out about the camera, is that the focus is _slow_. You really do need to wait until the green box indicating focus is stable.

It's java integration is very good, and that was a please surprise. Java applications are treated no different from symbian ones.

The interface is quite clever, particularly with the flip closed. And it is nicely configurable too. But not quite far enough.

For instance, whenever I turn the flips and flops into camcorder mode, it forces the cell phone into camera or gallery mode. I cannot opt to read a book in widescreen, or play Another World, which is real shame.

But the only really big complain about this phone is that, my version, at least, seems to have a memory leak problem. If I use a lot of applications, and, particularly, if I receive calls or sms while using other applications, the phone gets increasingly slower, and some features simply stop working. Since I do not have anything on the phone memory (that's what mmc cards are for, after all), and since the phone does come with a sizable main memory, that's quite unacceptable. My 3650 used to handle heavier load-outs without a hitch.

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Sucks!!!!! No more 640/480 JUNK! 2mp junk is better!

 

Feb 4, 2006 by chrisatnyu

I have no idea how some people gave 4.0-5.0 score to this Overpriced Non-Vibrating Brick!

I have to admit that I learned a huge lesson after my experience with N90, Sony k750 and Samsung D600 (all of them have crappy 2mp cameras that produce, blurry, horrible color and very dull 4x6 photos).

WHAT I LEARNED IS , that 2megapixel sensor means nothing, and is very cheap. And if the digital camera doesn't have anything else but a cheap 2megapixel sensor, it is then far away from being a replacement for a even a basic digital camera!

THE LESSON IS SIMPLE:
Cheap 2megapixel sesnor must be of the same price as 640/480 VGA junk!!!! And there should be no more phones with 640/480 VGA camera JUNK!!!!

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Carl Zeiss camera is phony!

 

Jan 28, 2006 by maturedude

It is upseting for me to talk about my experience with N90, after I had only positive experience with Nokia phones before. But since Nokia talks so much about this phone as if it was a real digital camera, then here I will give it a professional digital camera review!

FIRST OF ALL.
2megapixels is not enough to get decent 4X6 photos (for those who are not well-versed in digital photography). Secondly, if Nokia calls this phone a "professional Image taker"
(laughing loud), then it should have some basic camera controls. Well, N90 doesn't have them!

To let you know, I own one of the newest Panasonic's digital cameras: The FX9 model, that is trully a revolutionarry one for it has an optical image stabilization that eliminates bluriness caused by hand-shake, and on top of that helps taking brilliant night time or indoor photos without causing unnatural color or red eye that are caused by Flash (simply brilliant photos with flash turned off!!!!) It costs only $350! Now, that's a digital camera!

I'm not demanding an OPTICAL zoom from Nokia, because indoors there is no need for it.

CAMERA CONS:
-Most of the images came out of focus!
(it seems that auto-focus in N90 is an advertisement gimmick, for I believe based on my test resluts that there is none in N90!)
-Somethings is definitely wrong with Carls Zeiss lens as well, since most of the photos came out very foggy
-No basic manual control for the camera
-Horrible unnatural color
-Due to a fake Flash lamp the night time shooting or indoor is almost useless with N90.

FINAL THOUGHTS:
Folks: Don't make a mistake such as I did based on phony advertisement of this product by Nokia. I'm glad that this N90 has been delayed on T-Mobile's website. Hopefuly it will discontinue before it officially reaches T-Mobile!

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Nokia and motorola both have biggest problems

 

Sep 20, 2005 by SiDeKiCk 2

This phone design is ok. But the features are poorly made when i say poorly made i mean they look like cheap feature and on top of that.The camera is bad and the memory card lot is bad because you will either damage the phone or the memory card and the cheapest is pretty expensive. It picks up bad reception and the worst part of all the screen can rotate but the big problem is that the screen just broke when i flipped it up and i did it gently. Luckiy i knew i place i could go to get an exchange. And i did but not the same phone though.Thats the last time i ever use a nokia, motorola, hp, audiovox, compal, curtial. I give all the company to many chances.

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