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Nokia N96 Review

  • Nokia has came out with N96 model just before they announce the latest model N97.

    The Nokia N96 lets you take the entertainment you love wherever you go.

    Get up to 16 GB of mobile video, music, pictures, games and more. You may get the specification of N96 as below.

    For more information, please visit the Nokia official website to view the details on Nokia N96.


    Nokia N96 Hardware

    Nokia N96 Dimensions

    • Weight: 125 g
    • Length: 103 mm
    • Width: 55 mm

    Nokia N96 Display and User Interface

    • 2.8″ QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) LCD TFT display with up to 16 million colours
    • User Interface: S60 3rd edition, feature pack 2
    • Active standby screen, Multimedia menu
    • Media keys, Multimedia access key, lockswitch, volume key, numeric (ITU-T) keypad, menu key, clear key, soft keys, send and end keys, power key, camera shutter key

    Nokia N96 Operating Frequency

    • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

    Nokia N96 Data Transfer

    • GPRS – Class 32, 107 / 64.2 kbps
    • HSCSD – Yes
    • EDGE – Class 32, 296 kbps; DTM Class 11, 177 kbps
    • 3G – HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
    • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
    • Bluetooth – Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
    • Infrared port – No
    • USB – Yes, v2.0 microUSB

    Nokia N96 Communications

    Nokia N96 Email and Messaging

    • Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
    • Support for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS. Unified SMS/MMS editor
    • Support for Mail for Exchange (downloadable separately)
    • Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard SU-8W (sold separately)

    Nokia N96 Call Management

    • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry and thumbnail pictures
    • Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
    • Logs: lists of dialled, received and missed calls
    • Conference call
    • Integrated hands-free speakers

    Nokia N96 Sharing & Internet

    Nokia N96 Browsing and Internet

    • Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map, visual history, HTML and JavaScript support, Flash Lite 3.0 and Flash video support
    • RSS reader
    • Support for Nokia Download! to discover, download and install add-on applications and widgets

    Nokia N96 Sharing

    • Photos with view by tag cloud, month, album, slide show and photo editor
    • Online Share with connection to popular sharing services
    • Direct connection to compatible TV via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in sales box) or WLAN/UPnP
    • Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB connection (PictBridge), Bluetooth connectivity (BPP), and WLAN (UPnP) or via online printing
    • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)

    Nokia N96 Video

    Nokia N96 Video Centre

    • Enhanced video centre: central hub for video experiences
    • Access to last played video and easy resume
    • My videos: collection of stored videos
    • Access to Internet Videos, compatible with RSS feeds and video podcasts, with direct wireless updates and downloads
    • Video directory to discover new Internet Videos

    Nokia N96 Video Recording

    • Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps
    • Digital Video Stabilization
    • Video clip length: up to 90 minutes
    • Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
    • Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone

    Nokia N96 Video Codec & Format

    • MPEG-4 Part 2 (H.263/SP), up to VGA 30 fps, hardware-accelerated codec, scaled to max QVGA on device screen, or max SDTV on TV-out
    • MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264/AVC), up to VGA 30 fps, hardware-accelerated codec, scaled to max QVGA on device screen, or SDTV on TV-out
    • Windows Media Video (WMV9), up to CIF/QVGA 30 fps, hardware-accelerated codec, scaled to max QVGA on device screen, or SDTV on TV-out
    • RealVideo QCIF at 30 fps
    • Flash video support in browser
    • DRM support: OMA DRM 1, OMA DRM 2, WM DRM

    Nokia N96 Music

    Nokia N96 Music Features

    • Digital music player – supports MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, album art
    • Playlist editing and sharing
    • Equalizer and visualization
    • Search, browse and purchase songs online in Nokia Music Store – with support for Windows Media DRM protected files
    • 16 GB internal memory, expandable
    • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
    • Support for standard 3.5mm headphones
    • Media keys
    • Integrated stereo speakers
    • Podcasting with direct wireless access to directory, feed updates and downloads
    • Listen to music wirelessly via Bluetooth stereo audio (A2DP)
    • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz, 76-90MHz) with support for RDS, Visual RadioT and use of FM radio in offline mode
    • Internet Radio

    Nokia N96 Photography

    Nokia N96 Main Camera

    • Up to 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
    • Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar™ lens
    • Auto-focus, auto-exposure
    • F-number/aperture: F2.8
    • Focal length: 5.2 mm
    • Focus range 10 cm to infinity
    • Dual-LED camera flash, video light, recording indicator, auto-focus assist light

    Nokia N96 Secondary Camera

    • VGA (640 x 480 pixels) sensor

    Nokia N96 Image Capture

    • Still Image resolutions: up to 5 Megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
    • Still Image file format: JPEG, EXIF
    • Geotagging: automatic insertion of GPS-based location tags into images
    • Settings for scene, flash, sequence, self-timer, colour, white balance, contrast, exposure compensation, guides

    Nokia N96 Navigation

    Nokia N96 Maps and Navigation

    • Built-in GPS receiver, with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)
    • Nokia Maps application
    • Free downloadable maps of over 150 countries, millions of locations, location details and satellite imagery
    • Upgrades available for purchase: Multimedia city guides and Navigation services: Drive – voice guided car navigation, or Walk – pedestrian-optimized turn-by turn guidance. Limited time trial of premium Drive & Walk navigation service included.
    • Maps can be downloaded dynamically over the air, or installed from compatible PC with the Nokia Maploader application

    Nokia N96 Gaming

    Nokia N96 N-Gage™ and Gaming

    • Rich gaming experience
    • Access to games showroom and multiplayer interaction in N-Gage™ arena
    • Portrait and landscape gaming modes
    • Gaming keys
    • Several try-and-buy games preloaded. One game activation included
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