Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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If you don't mind the size, this is a killer phone
Member Name: onejuan
Advantages: Processor performance, WLAN, ease of use
Disadvantages: Size, lack of v3 applications, battery under heavy usage
I've had my N93 for a little over a week now and on the whole I'm pretty impressed. I'm sure the weight will be a problem for some people - this is the kind of phone that'll ruin the line of your suit. But I like big phones (lost too many others!) and this has a reassuringly solid feel to it.
In terms of performance I was blown away - having seen Symbian S60 on the N80 I'd pretty much given up the idea of owning an S60 phone. It was painfully slow to navigate and switching applications was awful. So when I saw the speed of the N93 I was pleasantly surprised. I've read that the performance is 5-10 times that of the N80, and while that may be an exaggeration it's probably not too far off.
The wireless LAN is fantastic. Synching, downloading, checking emails, even watching videos under the desk in boring meetings is all possible without incurring expensive 3G costs. It's pretty idiot proof when you're setting it up too. You can also tell the phone to ask which access point to use, useful when you're travelling back and forth from office to home.
Downside to the phone is (other than size) that the battery doesn't last long with extended WLAN usage, worst I've had is 12 hours out of a charge, but with minimal use the battery has lasted 3 days.
The screen is incredible - it's perfectly black when required and images are crisp. Google Maps Mobile on this with a bluetooth GPS unit works a treat.
At the moment there aren't many Symbian 9.1 v3 applications available, but with a phone like this to execute them, developers will be itching to push it to its limits.
Summary: Once the applications start to appear, this will be the phone to beat.
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