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Nokia N93 review

8.6/10 AVG.
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8.6/10
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The Nokia N93 currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 105 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
3+ MP


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GSMArena

Cumbersome and expensive are two words that best describe the Nokia N93. There is no doubt that it is a smartphone with exceptional capabilities. But it would remain a product for the tech buffs only. The advances in digital camera technology are a great thing but in the end it seems that those cann...

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Nokia released the N93 on April 25, 2006.


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Nokia backs up the N93 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Nokia N93's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Symbian v9.1 (S60 3rd Edition) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Nokia N93 Specs

Overview
Release date April 25, 2006
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian v9.1 (S60 3rd Edition)

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 50 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.68 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Hand Strap, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black with gray accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.8 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm (4.6 x 2.2 x 1.1 in)
Weight 180 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
3x optical, 20x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Features: Universal Plug and Play support, Digital stereo microphone, Sub camera, CIF (352 x 288) sensor, Visual Radio support
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GSMArena

A smartphone with exceptional capabilities

Cumbersome and expensive are two words that best describe the Nokia N93. There is no doubt that it is a smartphone with exceptional capabilities. But it would remain a product for the tech buffs only. The advances in digital camera technology are a great thing but in the end it seems that those c...More

Cumbersome and expensive are two words that best describe the Nokia N93. There is no doubt that it is a smartphone with exceptional capabilities. But it would remain a product for the tech buffs only. The advances in digital camera technology are a great thing but in the end it seems that those cannot find their place in a device that you would use conveniently in your every-day life.

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User Reviews


Yahoo

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from Yahoo
Pro: great phone style Con: no qwerty keyboard it needs a qwerty keyboard!!
eBay

nokiaN93

from eBay
quality phone, may only have a 3.2 megapixel camera but quality is like no other phone garunteed. you will never get tired of this phone as it has an infinate amount of features like Mp4, Wma, Real Player, WiFi, bluetooth and so much more
eBay

N93 nokia

from eBay
Excellent mobile sadly out of production now but my boy has had his well over a year now and it still has the wow factor when strangers see him using it. Bit on the large and heavy side but if you like a phone that feels like you have a phone in your hand then this is the one for you. I only have one p...More
Excellent mobile sadly out of production now but my boy has had his well over a year now and it still has the wow factor when strangers see him using it. Bit on the large and heavy side but if you like a phone that feels like you have a phone in your hand then this is the one for you. I only have one problem with it in that it keeps turning itself off which my boy agrees with in that he has experienced the same thing. Complicated for some of the 'not every day items' but then aren't all mobiles unless you are an avid 23 hour a day user. Less
eBay

Nokia N93

from eBay
At first glance, the Nokia N93 is huge. Closer inspection reveals that, er... it IS huge, but that there's a good reason for it. The camera module, across the top of the device, has fixed dimensions and these rather dictate the overall thickness and width of the rest of the smartphone. In case you've b...More
At first glance, the Nokia N93 is huge. Closer inspection reveals that, er... it IS huge, but that there's a good reason for it. The camera module, across the top of the device, has fixed dimensions and these rather dictate the overall thickness and width of the rest of the smartphone. In case you've been out of the solar system and out of touch with the smartphone world, and in terms of multimedia relevance, the features you really need to know about are: The camera. 3.2 megapixels (2048 by 1536 pixels), with a unique (for S60) 3x optical zoom. What this means in practice is that you can zoom in to a factor of 3 before any digital zooming is applied. So, right up to that point, you still get the full 3.2mp resolution at full quality. Even the Nokia N90, its spritual predecessor, didn't have an optical zoom. The camcorder. The same CMOS array is used, with the same Carl Zeiss optics but without the auto-focus, to capture video at VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second. Note that this isn't technically 'DVD-quality' (usually 720 by 576 pixels in Europe), but it's close enough for most practical purposes. The screen. The 2.4" display on the N93 is fabulous. Really. The colours are gorgeous, the contrast is to die for, even outdoors in bright sunlight, and it's a great complement to the camera functionality. The internal and external memory slots. 50MB of internal flash memory is where who should install most of your third party applications, so that you can keep the miniSD card for video capture. You'll need it. 10 minutes of video (typical for messing around with your family during a day out) will need 280MB. Take the N93 away for a week and you'll almost certainly be using up the lion's share of a 2GB card, especially when you factor in photos at over a megabyte a time. UPnP. The N93 can connect to and interact with UPnP devices via WiFi. This includes the ability t... Less
eBay

had two never any problems. Big but what a phone A STAR

from eBay
great if you've got kids or need camera and video on your phone.still second to none. does everything you want in a phone and doesn't brake like most, im a builder and its taken some real abuse.install tomtom and use it as a sat nav.it is big but what a phone plus you always know when you haven't got...More
great if you've got kids or need camera and video on your phone.still second to none. does everything you want in a phone and doesn't brake like most, im a builder and its taken some real abuse.install tomtom and use it as a sat nav.it is big but what a phone plus you always know when you haven't got it on you. i could have upgraded to anything including i phone but bought another nokia n93 from here.my other one i've g given to her indoors just a bit scruffy now. Less
eBay

Love at first sight! An amazing phone!

from eBay
I wanted to get my hands on this phone when it first came out but as it was my first mobile contract in the UK I could only qualify for the K800i. I recently won this phone on Ebay and I must say it is everything I imagined it to be. Don't know anyone else with the phone. The photo quality is great,...More
I wanted to get my hands on this phone when it first came out but as it was my first mobile contract in the UK I could only qualify for the K800i. I recently won this phone on Ebay and I must say it is everything I imagined it to be. Don't know anyone else with the phone. The photo quality is great, the video is excellent and now that I've loaded Nokia Maps (N93i doesnt come with built in GPS but can be bought as an accessory, which I plan to do) I no longer need to carry an A to Z with me. It really IS a smartphone. Clamshell, Bulky, Stylish, just the way I like it. Its a matter of preference, I know. But I'd chose this over the feature loaded N95 any day. Less
eBay

Item arrived net day. Very impressed. Well Pleased

from eBay
I saw the N93 in Hong Kong last year asnd it was £500.00 I decided it was too risky and expensive. Been looking for a del on it ever since and this came along. Havent tried the features yet, but everything is there and the phon is immaculate. Great Seller
eBay

Excellent handset

from eBay
I bought this phone for my girlfriend cuz she liked it very much. However, i dont know which feature she like best exactly. The only thing i notice is it costs me some money. lol.
eBay

nokia N93 mobil phone (wrong description)

from eBay
i decided to buy this product because i thought it was,the N93phone as the words described how ever insted it was a cd contaning the softwear etc for the n 93 mobil phone. i realise this after i had won the bid.
eBay

nokia n93i

from eBay
this is the best phone on the market with 30 frames per second for true camcorder video and pitchers, i took this on my hols to spain and did all my videos and pitchers ( no need for camcorders or digi cams ) nokia are one of the main leaders in mobile phones. some poeple may say thay are a bit big, b...More
this is the best phone on the market with 30 frames per second for true camcorder video and pitchers, i took this on my hols to spain and did all my videos and pitchers ( no need for camcorders or digi cams ) nokia are one of the main leaders in mobile phones. some poeple may say thay are a bit big, but look what you get in the phone?. the battery is very good ( 4-5 days standby ) max mem card is only 2gb, but i found that was plenty for all my videos,has it records in mp4, on board mem is 50mb (it could have done with more) over all a good phone i give it 9 out of 10 Less

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