I listed camera on there twice... oops. You should be able to preview or edit your post lol.
It all depends on what you are looking for in a phone. I owned an iphone and my biggest problems with it was the camera was bad, I could not get songs via bluetooth, I had to put songs on it via itunes, the external speakers were bad, and the camera was average and had no flash. I then got a SE W960i which on paper is very similar to the iphone and then I realized how wonderful the UI is in the iPhone.
The point is that the iPhone as a multimedia phone has SEVERAL shortcomings (No autofocus or flash on camera, no FM Radio, several limitations out the box but apps can provide functionality) but with the growing appstore and UI people seem to not mind.
I have about five years of experience in repair of mobile phones. Because of that I can really compare all the various models out there.
I must say that from all the phones out there iPhone is ABSOLUTELLY THE BEST what you can get! I am not a fan of any brand, this is the simple truth. Of course you may not like the iPhone for some reasons, and that is fine, but it is the best phone you can get.
- best build quality (electronics and housing is good as well)
- best UI
- with the available 20000+ aps you have virtually endless possibilities like the much argued copy+paste issue, or you can use your iPhone to be a remote control to your HIFI, share files wirelessly with AirShare….play some of the best games for mobile phones ever. These aps are why the iPhone will become a legendary and lasting product while all other phones come and go
- very good camera for normal everyday use. If you need pro pictures than use a digital camera
- best internet experience
and so on...
There was never a phone that impressed as like this one. Every phone has some good and bad side, but iPhone is simply the BEST!
mobile phone sales, 20 Feb 2009I must say even though the iphone only has a 2 mp camera its still a lot higher quality than m... moreMy old LG viewty has 5 MP cam but is not as good as IPHONEs 2 mp cam. What is the point to have 5MP cam if the pix are compressed to 200kb ? is that 5 MP LG ?
I do not think so it is even 1 MP. LG you are the WEEKEST LINK with you 5 MP viewty.
I must say even though the iphone only has a 2 mp camera its still a lot higher quality than most others out there, take the blackberrys for example with 3.2's, the iphones shots are sharper, higher contrasts and an overall more natural color tones. a lot of people don't seem to realise that more megapixels doesnt always mean better photos, in some cases it does but not the majority.
therock, 20 Feb 2009they are probably regular nokia phones. the n series and e series line up cost a fortune. kids... moreSo why does Nokia do so badly in the US?
I think the only place they do worse is Japan.
therock, 20 Feb 2009im talking about a built in tv. the n96 has a built in tv mode.Didn't you ask 'Can you watch TV on the iPhone?'
The answer, yes I can.
The TV on the N96 is not supported here or in lots of other places.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2009Majority of kid's round here use Nokia's.
Business people use Blackberries, iPhone's and Wi... morethey are probably regular nokia phones. the n series and e series line up cost a fortune. kids cant afford them.
dont forget that business people also use the e-series line up....e71 and some of the n-series line up. here in the US the iphone is more of a toy, rather than the a business smartphone.
therock, 20 Feb 2009n85, n96, n97 boring? can u watch tv on the iphone?,,,i dont think so. n96 and n97 are cap... moreI can stream live TV from the tuner card in my PC or any of the terabyte of files I have on there to my iPhone anywhere I have 3G or wireless coverage using an App called Orb live.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2009How does it fare against the upcoming omnia hd, you think? Would u still go for this phone? I might get the Omnia HD to replce my N82 which I use as a second phone, Nokia still hasn't come up with a better camera.
therock, 20 Feb 2009the iphone is for business...i dont think so. i know a few businessmen who traded their iphone... moreMajority of kid's round here use Nokia's.
Business people use Blackberries, iPhone's and WinMo.
I guess that would explain why Nokia lost 15% of it's smartphone marketshare last year and they are closing labs and cutting back on R&D expenditure in Finland.
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2009Obviously they never synced with exchange or used any of the thousands of Apps available."Obviously they never synced with exchange or used any of the thousands of Apps available."
they did used them.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2009You left out the N85, N96, N97 and other boring variations.
Wonder when they'll come out w... moren85, n96, n97 boring? can u watch tv on the iphone?,,,i dont think so.
n96 and n97 are capable of that (also the n85). now thats what you call a multi-media device. they are worth it for their price. you probably cant afford them.
How does it fare against the upcoming omnia hd, you think? Would u still go for this phone?
therock, 20 Feb 2009the iphone is for business...i dont think so. i know a few businessmen who traded their iphone... moreObviously they never synced with exchange or used any of the thousands of Apps available.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2009I can go buy a camera with better specs in a toy shop for $20, it even comes in pink with Barb... morethe iphone is for business...i dont think so. i know a few businessmen who traded their iphone's for the e71 and the e90 because they said the iphone is more a kid's toy. Majority of kids nowawdays own an iphone, therefore it is more a kids toys.
therock, 19 Feb 2009"LED flash on these toys is useful only for childish shots for Bebo."
at least it is useful... moreI can go buy a camera with better specs in a toy shop for $20, it even comes in pink with Barbie dolls on it.
It doesn't do other childish things like MMS and sharing your latest Britney ringtone with the other kid's with bluetooth.
I use my phone for business, I don't need another Nokia kid's toy.
therock, 19 Feb 2009let me school you about the variations of the n95
n95-1 international version
n95-2 intern... moreYou left out the N85, N96, N97 and other boring variations.
Wonder when they'll come out with something new.