ey guys I would like to ask
how fast is the n73? I mean how much speed does it's processor have?
220 mhz? or is it about 300mhz already?
and can you turn off the flash when taking pics and videos?
I'm from Spore..Hope to give some frank reviews on my latest purchase of N73. Prior to this phone, I bought K800i (still keeping it!) and I must say it gives superb pleasing picture quality to the eye, the software is stable and it's a hassle free phone if u're someone who needs a phone to work its basic function (But I do wanna mention that at times the screen will just black out after a few seconds at any point in time..just a push of joystick brings it back again- abit irritating sometimes..), However,it lacks the front screen display of calendar functions which I have always like it on nokia symbian phones. Upon using it for about two weeks, I noticed the phone started to slow down, may hang upon accessing to gallery and even switching among applications. Take note that I don't download unncessary applications to the phone, in fact I only download those payable ones from nokia software market. Regardless, the phone is still slowing down.. Thus, I downloaded the nokia software update at home and was crossing my finger that my N73 won't die on me in the process of updating!, infact it's easy to do and just follow the steps, anyone could do it. ;) No need for the hassle to bring it to nokia care centre for them to assist updating, not to mention the waiting time..Now, my phone works perfectly and it's so much faster than before and accessing in and out of gallery doesn't hang the phone anymore. So I suggest, for those who are going to get this phone, see if u can the software version:
If not, just do the updating yourself! ;)
Hope the above info is useful for those who are buying it in Spore. ;)
for Andy Burgin
how easy is it to change the covers on the phone mate, i really like the n73 in black but i don't think i could get one off nokia at the moment. are the ones off ebay decent quality?
anyway, had my n73 for 6 weeks now and apart from 2-3 restarts (only while texting) it's been superb i can't fault the features or the speed of the software. i really like it nice one nokia.
If I update my N73 to N73ME, will it format Memory Card or the programs that I have installed will remains in the Phone??...thanx
just bought N73 music edition
comes with 2GB
cool green theme
software is really fast like its not symbian
firmware is up to date
surround sound is great
I've had my N73 for a month now. And I've got to say it's a great phone. It isn't perfect of course, but it has been satisfactory.
No problems with the joystick for me. Works fine. Camera lens cover is still working tightly. I guess the physical aspect of the phone is still in top condition.
The slowness of the phone is an irritation however. Especially when it comes to the camera and picture/video gallery. There's a new firmware available that is said to enable faster processing, yet to download that. So I hope that would at least make it less slow.
using a 1gb or 2gb memory card wont affect your n73's performance. as with oki i also placed my music files from my ipod nano to my phone with a 1gb memory card and the phone still works fine.
it seems that your phone has lot of defects and some are hardware which cant be solve by firmware upgrades. i suggest you return your phone to the dealer and replace it before the warranty expires.
I have been using the N73 for several months and am happy with it. It can be 'better' if the startup to the camera is quicker, and if it has a stylus, but I accept that there is no 'perfect' phone because everyone's needs are different. As far as being a phone and a PDA is concerned, Nokia is doing better than the other phones I've used (but not as good as my Treo 650 - however, there are several areas that the Treo is not as good as the n73). Photo quality is great; if I know I need to bring a camera, then I will bring a 'real' camera, and so as far as taking surprise photos and with no 'real' camera with me, the n73 camera is very useful and gives good quality photos. The sound, the reception and all other features are all great stuff. I have no problems with the joystick, and the phone never hang during calls. I am happy with the phone, but now I am waiting for the N95. BTW I am using a 2Gb mini SD card and it works well...I have stopped using my iPod nano and transferred all music to the n73 - my pocket is now lighter.
Where to download free software for my n73.. any prog is not working from previous versions... Instead of this fact the Phone is just great!!!
For the person with the phone that shuts off when answering a call, turn off the 3D sounds. I had the same problem.
hey i have this phone and sometimes when i answer a call it just turns off for a sec so i can answer. I read about this b4 and someone knew how to stop it please can you tell me thanks. apart from that this phone is great/
What r u talking about i live in egypt and all my life used Nokia Phones from 5110 to N70 6280 6630 6680 ..etc .., never had a single problem with all of them ..on the contrary nokia is an example of how a fone should be ... i'm planning to get N73 by the new year eve. and i'm sure it gonna work fine as all other models i had ...
The onething that should be different the firmware that comes in the middle east is different from other contenents the ME firmware works best ...so if u wanna upgrade ur firmware go to the middle east version its always FREE of bugs it called MEfw/Eufw or somethin like that... otherwise don't ever compare nokia to any other brand ...
SonyEricsson is an excellent phone with Superb camera and audio only like N73 too Superb camera & audio .. and another whole world of features .....>>>>>> I wanted u all to know that No NOKIA fone in my country HAd a single problem till now
SIMPLY THE BEST BETTER THAN ALL THE REST ! is the best words for the N73 i"ve hads it over 6 months an never had a single problem with the N73 ,Camera brilliant,Speakers Loudest i had on a mobile(but got the 6233 as a spare an there a bit louder) the N73 can beat the K800i i think on all features i liked the colour of the K800i in Black so bought a Black Full Fascia off Ebay an the N73 in Black looks totally superb an with Black keypads as well even Better,THANKS VERY MUCH NOKIA!
The new version specially has no problems...
If u want a better music player convert uour n 73 to n73 music edition by updating the firmware....
I have done it and its simply awesome and i had no problems in doing it...
The software is also very stable without any problems...
you can do it by clicking here
the blue light can be switched off by turning the sleep mode off in the settings...
this is a thread set up by gsm arena to post user opinions & reviews. so please dont tell us people who make nasty comments on this model to shut up. else these threads become an n73 fan club. and one more thing, i am giving my opinion on this model and not all the phones of nokia.