Summary: However, no device currently on the market packs as much multimedia power into a phone as the N93. Its photo and video capture capabilities, robust media software, and WiFi connectivity make it an ideal companion for vacations, birthday parties, and other special events where you might ordinarily take a full-size camcorder. Unfortunately, its awkward ergonomics and hefty size and price tag also make it a less than ideal cell phone for day-to-day use.
Excerpt: Nokia N93: The famous N series by Nokia is continuously climbing up in cell phone markets. The series has numerous pros and cons but never the less; it is coming up with cell phones that Nokia itself call as multimedia computers.
Conclusion: We started this review, pointing out that N93i comes with a smaller size and a much better vision, compared to its predecessor, but, unfortunately, ‘that’s all, folks’! The functionality has not been changed at. Some say ‘better late than never’, but we are not sure that this is true for N93i.
Pros: 3x Optical Zoom, Swiveling display allows for camcorder-like experience while shooting a photo or video, with one hand only, Good speakerphone, Very good looking external display
Cons: Mediocre camera quality compared to other hi-end cameraphones, Less functionality but in bigger dimensions, compared to the N95, Your fingers often stay in front of the flash and it has no effect
Conclusion: The Nokia N93i may claim to be a camcorder but we find out it's more of a webcam. Then Nokias new brick surprises us with being a rather good camera phone and having WiFi, a real mixed bag.
Excerpt: When you think of the amount of money that was once being asked for the older Nokia N93, the ex-flagship N-series model from Nokia, you can’t help but writhe at its look. I mean, Rs. 38,000 for that big black piece of a brick? Come on. The way it looked wasn’t the end. There were various problems with general ergonomics, side joystick and also some issues with the OS and the camera.
Conclusion: For the gamer who has everything, but wants it all in one device, the Nokia N93 is the product for you. With the digital video recorder, digital camera, MP3 player, upcoming N*Gage gaming platform, amazing 2.4 inch color display, FM radio, and fully functional web browser, there’s little not to like about this pocket sized wonder.
Summary: It will make you laugh that Nokia N93i in fact has almost no improvements over the original Nokia N93, tiny win in dimensions aside. The ergonomics of the keypad is mediocre, as folding the phone open is quite challenging because the flip is too thin, the camera has gotten worse as well. With this comes an insight that this model is meant for the fashion-conscious audience alone, as well as its glass-finished facepanel, while the price is not the thing that matters.