Nokia N93

The N93 caused a bit of a stir when it was announced – Carl-Zeiss optical zoom combined with a Vario-Tessar lens? Video capture in VGA resolution at a high frame rate? 
That cool twist-and-shoot clamshell design? Now that the phone is shipping, let’s see whether the fuss was justified.
Point one: striving for the ultimate multimedia machine has turned the Nokia N93 into the most uncomfortable phone. It’s huge and heavy. And the real disappointment is that picture and video quality is not so great
At least the spec is good: miniSD slot and 128MB card included, stereo FM radio, loads of connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, infrared, TV-out). The keyboard is generally comfortable to use, though it’s a bit awkward to navigate in ‘view’ mode, and the display is excellent.
Yes, it’s a smartphone with exceptional capabilities. But it won’t replace a decent camera or a mainstream camcorder, and it isn’t a great phone. It’s also expensive and cumbersome, and it uses Symbian OS 9.1 S60 3rd Edition UI – which means there’s little third-party software available just yet.
• A step too far for Nokia?


Length 118 mm
Width 55.5mm
Depth 28.2mm
Main display    
TFT, 256K colours, 240×320 pixels, 36x48mm; second 65K colour display
3.15mp, 2048×1536 pixels, video; secondary video call camera
3G, triband GSM, Bluetooth, USB, WiFi
Standby 240h
Talk time 5h
128MB miniSD card included memory, Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot, music player
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