Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
Newest Review: ... her up and see whats what,its more than a mobile phone its a very powerful small computer with mobile phone capabilities,the best parts... more
Member Name: ISOLATION9
Date: 20/01/12, updated on 24/01/12 (10 review reads)
Advantages: it does everything
Disadvantages: complex to use
I have had loads of phones over the years from the origonal motorola flip to slider touchscreen and so on
and they all without exception have pro,s and con,s,recently had an i phone 4 and im aware that they are very popular but expensive in reality.
so i decided to treat myself myself to the nokia n900 smartphone just before christmas sim free,I was amazed at the design first of all with its slide out keyboard and brilliant graphics it is a pretty thing,i also noticed thats its somewhat bulky in your hand but i like that although some wont it feels very well made and of high quality.
It came with the usual headphones,tv leads chargers and usb cables,ok so time to charge her up and see whats what,its more than a mobile phone its a very powerful small computer with mobile phone capabilities,the best parts are firstly the storage which is a whopping 32 gigabytes,i also enhanced this with the purchase of a 16g micro sd card so 48g in total,also you can customise it to whatever you like with loads of ringtones wallpapers and themes already installed.
It also came with an app catalogue with loads ready for download which will keep you busy and is really easy to do,one thing that the n900 does not support is multi media messaging which is somewhat bizarre there is however an app for this available online but its not that easy to install and run its called fmms and can be found at maemo.org.
the other thing is this is the only phone anywhere that runs maemo software as opposed to the usual symbian that most nokia,s run,in my opinion its all the better for that with very fast and slick multi tasking capabilities i really cannot fault it in this area,the touch screen itself comes with a stylus to use which is easier than using your finger.
On the move i found it brillant i had to take a long bus journey because of weather conditions in december and i decided to tether my n900 to my laptop using the usb lead,i was surfing the internet on my journey at very near broadband speeds,i also used it when we had a 2 hour powercut and it was faultless.
it also has wifi,infared although i havent used these im told the phone can be used as a remote control by downloading an app but its not something i need or appeals too me, the camera at 5mp has all the options you could want and takes better than average pics and also hd video editing is onboard but i havent really made any video,s of not yet.
On a slight downside if all you do is make calls and text this probably is not the phone for you,its seems
its aimed at the tech freaks more than the average mobile user.the other thing is its a couple of years old now but if you think they were £600 then and you can get a new one for around £250 i think its a bargain and superior to an i phone.
i also found getting used to it took longer than other phones due to the bewildering options.
one thing for sure you wont get bored i really recommend it.
Summary: If you like technology you will love it.
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