Umm....i have already done a sound review:
Just incase you missed it here it is,
Ok people - here is the Sound Review you have all been waiting for:
Please Note: Im writting this revew while i listen to music on my N93, so if there are spelling mistakes im sorry.
The N93 is shipped with the stardard headset so the quality can only be as good as expected from a shipped accessory.
The Headset itself is comfortable, with a built-in Lanyard so you can plug the phones out of your ears and not have to worry about them dropping on the floor. The headset fits nicly into the Pop Port on the side of the N93, however this would be a pain if you like to carry your music player in your pocket, this is ok because i have a iPod Video so everything is fine :)
The controls on the side of the Headset dongle are very interesting, there are the standard volume up and down on one side and where the mic is, is also a button. When you hold down the button the music stops playing and then you can speak a voice command into the mic for the N93 to respond. If no sound is made or no the sound is not confirmed then you can resume the music where it paused by pressing the middel button on the joystick outside the N93.
The N93 will automaticly realise when the headset is pluged in, like normal. When you enter the Music Player and start playing music you can here it through the headset. Close the lid and the magic begins. The sub LCD (when first closed) will display the symbol of the joystick on the outside and display what each button will do (very exciting - but wait there is more). after that screen disappares the net appares. The screen displays the name of the track, the total leanth, the counter and also a realy cool visulisation (moving bars) with blue on a black background.
I have transfered 5 diffent tracks onto my N93 most of them are dance type music so they have a good bass and treble so i can test it well. The music is crisp and clear, the quality of the tracks are good i.e the bit rate (128-197) and they come through perfectly. Very nice sound, i couldnt find a fault. The volume on the other hand could need some work, When the headset is turned up to 100% the music is loud (loud enough for most people) but i guess there are some people out there that love to dammage their eardrums as much as possible. so sorry guys Nokia has your health in mind. With all the said and done the quality of sound is not something to be overlooked, its great and good sound quality is hard to come by, with all the Walkman phones out there its hard to know what to get, but if you will be useing the Nokia N93 for music then you wont be dissapointed.
The extenal speaker is just like most external speakers - BASIC
It can rench high volumes but when it does the music starts to crackle a bit and get to the point that you need to turn it down. For ringtones its perfect but not for music. The sound is still crisp and clear when its at low to mid volumes but still cant deliver that much bass, mostly treble (but thats all ringtones are - trebble)
Wow - this phone has blowen the socks off me. the sound output through the headset is great, exacly what im looking for. The software works flarelessly, no problems and easy to use and operate, thanks for the secondry 5-way joystick Nokia great idea.
I hope this helps everybody who has not made up there mind on the phone, I love it and i know you will to
OK now as for the other things.
I will be testing the N93 against W Series Sony Ericssons soon.
To the guy/girl that was asking about the N92 ask yourself this:
Will you use the TV function????
Every phone when it is been created must have a theme, the whole phone is based around this theme in some way or another. The N92 is based around the new streaming TV, the N93 is based around Camcorder/Camera (capture your life), W series mobiles are based around Walkman/Sound.
You can never get the best of everything,
But the N93 comes very very close.....go play with one.
i just bought this phone 3 days ago and i have many questions and i hope of you guys could help me out!!
1. when i record i hear the noise of the optical zoom and its kinda annoying...and it records the noise too!!is this normal?
2. i have cingular and they say that i cant use mobitv on...do you guys know any options?
3. how do you download opera on it if the device doesnt even appear on their website?
if somebody could answer one of these would be great!!!thanks
hey rikki, thanks for your excellent review, we all want u to test its sound quality and volume. which one is better? n93 or sony ericson w series.
processor in n93 (according to the review posted on mobile88): ARM11 processor (TI OMAP2420)includes an integrated ARM1136 processor (running at 330 MHz).
you really rocked mann!!! great great review...you really kinda forced me to buy this fone and i am going to buy it very very sooon after reading your review..i just hope that whatever you have written about the N93 is really true..and i am an absolute nokia lover and that is the reason why i am against sony ericsson fones...and i always use and i influence people to but nokia...
I have only one last request to you Rikki that is...Please make a review on the sound quality of N93..both through the headfones and through the speakers..and just add a comment of yours that is the sound quality better than k800 and N73 or not...i just need a very good sound quality not an Excellent one...
Thanks a Lot for the previous reviews and for the next in future...thanksss
Have you looked at this website?
now that you have given me the dimensions i can see your point,still you must have big pockets! I have little hands and find it to big to handle with just one hand! a problem i have experienced before.
does your n93 has auto focus during macro mode? or same as n80 no focus during macro????
It's not that big, really. What's 12x3x5,5cm ? - piece of cake. 180g - nothing heavy
The n93 is awful!! if you want a camcorder then buy one,dont moan about the pic quality its a phone at the end of the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you make a review about the sound quality of N93?
Is it better than N73 or K800i?
How bout the quality of camera, which is better N93 or N73? Thanks!
thanks for the review. i would like to ask u something. is it better if i get the n92 that i have ordered or the n93. the n93 has a 3mp camera, but the n92 has 2mp. the mps are used only for zooming purposes[digital]but it doesn't make any signifigant difference on the mob's screen or on the cpu.
on the other hand i believe that the 16m. colours do make a big difference according to my mothers 6131[16m.]. the n92 is much more beatiful i think and it supports the tv feature which i don't think that i'll use it anyway. but is there any difference between their softwares. i nkow that the n93 is based on the symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd edition. is the n92 based on the same symbian edition and if not what are the differences?
Sorry about not mentioning the screen in the camera review, i completely forgot.
Ill do a review on the screen now.
In the past few months i have been test driving a lot of phones to see which one would be best suited for me. A good screen is one of, if not the most important feature of a mobile for me. After all you look at it alot.
The N93's screen is Active matrix 2.4" QVGA color display with wide 160 ° viewing angle: 320 x 240 pixels, up to 262,144 colors, which in todays market would be considered a high-end screen.
2.4" is a fealy large screen, not the biggest ive seen on a smartphone but still big enough to see and big enough for images to look good on.
320 x 240 is standard, same as the upcomeing N92. However there are screens out there that are a little better, ie the N80 it has a resolution of 352x416. Now that is amazing, the N80 is a fantastic screen, crisp and clear, put simply the best i have ever seen. Now thats not saying that the N93's screen is bad, its just not as good.
Now colour, the stages of colour are:
64k, 262k and 16m.
The N93 had a colour depth of 262k which is adove average and looks fantastic, now the defference between 64k and 262k is noticable, especialy when you are using the camera function on phones but..262k to 16m colours, now thats not much of a difference, it sounds like it would be but the human eye can only see up to 10m, so 16m colour screen is a waste of time.
Qualitly of screen
THe quality of the N93 is second to none. The clarity of the screen is great. only when looking very closly at it can you start to see pixilation at the top of the phones main menu. The colours are fantastic, and we all know that symbian s60 is a very colourful system and that why we like it haha.
The N93 screen is a great feature of the phone, and mixed with the fantastic camera they pair very well. when using the camera function the pictures look great and with the hi-res screen it all looks good.
P.S I could talk for ages about this phone but i highly recommened that everybody goes down to a store and holds this phone, turn it on play with it, take pics of the sales person, video of the dog out side anything..this is a phone that must be played on.
when is this phone going to come out on all major networks and is the music player any good? - is this phone all about entertainment? thxs!!!!!!!!!
If one waits for 3 months, the price may
be reduced by maybe 30-40%??
The n73 looks ok at about $500. But it
doesn't have wifi. How usefully really is
wifi? Has anyone tried using any wifi
capable n-series to surf at cafe like starbucks with wifi? is it free?
Its pointless buy this phone, too expensive, nokia is crazy... for this price you can buy a Sony Ericsson k750 and a Canon SD600 6mp camera. Just snobby people can buy this phone to show off. What the hell I hope the other brands wont follow nokia and their stupid high prices, come on, it's just a phone!!!