N73 uses video (CIF), while K800 uses video (QCIF), which standard is suppose to be better? Any one knows?
CIF is 1/4th of "full resolution" TV, also called as D1 and is best-known because VideoCD standard uses this resolution.
A video format used in videoconferencing systems that easily supports both NTSC and PAL signals. CIF is part of the ITU H.261 videoconferencing standard. It specifies a data rate of 30 frames per second (fps), with each frame containing 288 lines and 352 pixels per line.
A related standard, QCIF (Quarter CIF), transfers one fourth the amount of data and is suitable for videoconferencing systems that use telephone lines.
CIF is sometimes called Full CIF (FCIF) to distinguish it from QCIF.
Quarter Common Intermediate Format ( QCIF ), a videoconferencing format that specifies data rates of 30 frames per second (fps), with each frame containing 144 lines and 176 pixels per line. This is one fourth the resolution of Full CIF. QCIF support is required by the ITU H.261 videoconferencing standard.
Just returned my K800i because of the Dust prown joystick,so i will now wait for the N73 an try it joystick out an make the right decision on which one will i get,the review i got in my WHAT MOBILE magazine showed the N73 can take superb pictures in the light an o.k its only got a light not a flash like the K800i for night time photos but the K750i just had a light an worked o.k in dark conditions,the K800i does not brighten up to help you in the dark like the K750i,Nokias as now grown up at last i hope with its camera mobiles an putting auto-focus on them an make me go back getting the N73 to see if it lives up to its performance in camera mobiles,I tried the N80 an Nokia made a big failure to me releasing the N80 till its firewall an software was fully sorted out an the batterylife was not good enough to use its functions the N73 got a superb battery life an can"t wait to get the N73 as soon as its released
impressive - s60, small dimensions, extremely big display, long battery life. but still, why did they left out wifi and where is A2DP-profile support??
too bad this phone doesn't have xenon flash unlike k800... the camera is useless at night...
I think I'm just gonna go with k800, at least the camera works ALL DAY, EVERYDAY, even at night!!!
@shtanga Write properly.No, the n93 does not have camera shutter.See for yourself at n93 pics at this site or go to google image search.
ok guys once and for all let me clear the fact that this phone has a 5 way navigator cause its a symbia phone and there is no doubt abt this. Noe take for example nokia 3250 which has the same type of navigation key and has the same os. It has a 5way navigation key.
now chill and wait for the phone.
Does N73 comes with 4-way or 5-way navigator?
Anybody knows which websites show photos and videos taken by N73?
ok its july now where is the phone nokia.
i want this phone very badly i luv it.
i was looking forward to buy SE k800i, but thought which one has better camera..so i will also wait for this one...any site where it is compared to SE k800i.its the same challenge as with n90 and w800i.
Expected July 2006
The Nokia N73 can be considered to be a substantially upgraded version of the Nokia N70, and it can be considered as a direct competitor to the Sony Ericsson K790i and K800i handsets. Most people will see the N73 as 3G phone with tri-band GSM, although we understand that there will be a quad-band GSM version with EDGE available for some markets too.
There's a large 2.4" 240x320 pixel display, a 3.2 megapixel main camera with Carl Zeiss optics (and the 3G version will have a secondary video calling camera). The Nokia N73 also has stereo speakers, an FM radio, Bluetooth and expandable memory using miniSD cards (to supplement the 42Mb of internal memory supplied as standard).
The software is the usual comprehensive Nseries package running on top of a Symbian S60 3rd edition operating system, including a multimedia player, web browser and email client. Nokia are pitching the N73 as a media device, in addition to being a camera phone, 3G phone and by the looks of it a pretty decent business handset. Also, pictures taken on the N73 can be uploaded to Flickr directly from the phone.
It's slightly smaller and lighter than the N70, at 110x49x19mm and 116 grams. Talktime has been improved to 4 hours (from 3.5) and the N73 has a maximum of 15 days standby time (up from 10). There are three colour schemes - silver grey/deep plum, frost white/mocha brown and frost white/metallic red.
On the downside, the N73 doesn't appear to support stereo Bluetooth and the keypad appears to have a similar cramped layout to the N70. Overall though, this is a very promising looking handset that is one of the best specified mainstream handsets we've seen to date, and it will probably be the biggest seller in the new Nseries range.
Nokia say that the N73 should be available from July 2006, although pricing has not been disclosed.
Anyone know whether the joystick would be more like that of the Sony Ericsson K750 rather than like the one on the N70? This is because the K750 joystick is so prone to breaking down, whereas the N70 one is so solid!!
seen demo phones before, and i am truly impressed with the phone! but i find the directional keypad a bit stiff and makes it hard to navigate, so hope the final retail version out on the market does not have this issue. At 116g, It could be perfect if it is lighter.
Other than that, it matches, or even exceeds what other competitor phones have to offer, style, features wise. definitely a must buy for me.
I'm an SE fan but I have to say,I'm really impressed with this phone!It has almost everything,not a brick like n90 or n80,has a bigger keypad than k800,better joystick bigger screen,WOW!Has no camera shutter,but not a big deal.I might just consider going over to nokia's side.NOT!But i'm still impressed with this phone.
I have the N80 and its a brick, very heavy phone and also its large depth is hard to hold. I am returning. I have the latest firmware and it crashes all the time. I am waiting for the N73.
na this phone will cost abt USD56o when released i guess , so as to rival the k800i which is selling for S$868(ard 542usd) currently in singapore
and further more the k800i had just been released yesterday only .. thus prices sure to drop like mad as sellers would ususally jack up prices sky high when telecos r still not selling it
Just seen the Sony Ericsson K800i an the joystick to me will easily get dust round it even though they say its not going to an made it more reliable,the N73 joystick looks totally better an more easier than the K800i,i am going to check the k800i out,but my first choice looks like the N73 so come on Nokia get it released early to challenge the K800i an to see who will be the winner ,then the N93 will can creep in to either steal the race or not