The_Nootz, 04 Jun 2008Well, you have some arguments. I agree that if LG Secret was bigger, it would have more functi... moreWell, I don't see any Nokia feature that's proprietary or exclusive know-how. All the techs around are already available for everyone. It's just a matter of how you utilize them. And I think LG has the guts to introduce an all-rounder if they wish. Unfortunately, marketing strategies are a hurdle stone.
As for performance, I can't really decide. Nokia's is fine, but I'm not acquainted with LG's. I think, however that the answer would be "yes", LG may be level with Nokia in terms of performance. And who knows, they may outperform them. Just wait for the Secret and beyond.
Aside from this, I really liked the anonymous post below: "This will be the same as most other high end Nokia's- does a little bit of everything but does nothing particulary well". A statement to contemplate about !
The Nokia N96 comes equipped with a DSP for sound and video processing; this way, their presence should boost the handset’s performance on these fronts. Let’s take a look at our battery time chart and see how well it fared in a duel with the Nokia N95 8Gb:
GPS-navigation – 3 hours
Video – 4.5 hours (rated at 5 hours, the Nokia N95 8Gb lasted 3.5 hours).
WEB surfing (over EDGE) – 3 hours (same 3 hours on the N95 8Gb).
Wi-Fi (non-stop data upload) – 3.5 hours (N95 8Gb – 3 hours).
Music (in headphones) – 13.5 hours (rated at 14 hours, the Nokia N95 8Gb – at 10 hours)
TV (only for the N96) – up to 5 hours.
Obviously, the N96’s hardware feats help it stay up in the video and music modes longer while packing a less capable battery. Other than that, it was on a par with the Nokia N95 8Gb (give or take in view of its inferior cell).
i have the n 95 8 gb it is the dogs balls . . Would get this handset moro if i was due my upgrade . . How does the tv work has it a built in reciever . .
cant wait till october, this is one fine phone, i had the pleasure of seeing a working sample of this phone and it looks very promising
Spotted Viper, 03 Jun 2008Well, you may be right. But, reversly speaking, let's assume that LG will expand the Secret's ... moreWell, you have some arguments. I agree that if LG Secret was bigger, it would have more functions. But the LG can't throw Nokia "extras" into their phones as they are Nokia's and not LG's. Pretty logic. And it doesn't work vice-versa either.
But if the LG Secret was the size of the N96, would it have the same performance? Delicate question. But I think "no" would be the answer. Arguments are welcome.
This will be the same as most other high end Nokia's-does a little bit of everything but does nothing particulary well
we do! we've been saving up for this sexy phone! that's why we're sooo impatient! Lol
please b carefull because there is fake phones that r being sold eg china N95 doesnt have wifi n d 5.5 pixcel camera doesnt work well dont give awawy ur money
It is a thing of beauty! I am super excited and cant wait to caress it! I hope the standyby is better but I will be happy none the less... Good show Nokia, and I am not usually a fan... I prefer LG, but hey this baby rocks my face off!
do the n96 play's loud? cause that's the only thing i see nokia has a problem with. need 2 in prove on that bit. ( nokia fan! )
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2008i dont think n96 gonna be out....scamScam? Dude, open your eyes. They've built a working prototype to send to mobile reviewers.
N96 is definately happening this year! Expected release date is end of july/early august, I've just ordered mine now - £570 from mobile fun http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/15893.htm
In case you guys haven't heard from the front pages of GSMArena, there are already some phone stores offering it on pre-order. I haven't looked into whether all this is real but they all seem to be coming from UK. It's priced at about $USD1200 and the earliest date for preorder release is 31st July.
If anyone wants to research, just go to google and type in N96 Preorder.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2008i dont think n96 gonna be out....scamit is, nokia called it a boosted n 95. i seen the intro. and they already have comercials of it
Actually guys the N96 is real, i've seen it on ebay....but only for like dealers, it might not come out in many countries for a while, but dont doubt its existence, and also check out youtube.... nokia n96 is gonna be the bring in a standard for all manufacturers to contend with...we as customers should praise nokia for setting such a high standard in fone development!!!
The_Nootz, 02 Jun 2008You are right. Nokia should have considered placing a xenon flash into this phone, which I tot... moreWell, you may be right. But, reversly speaking, let's assume that LG will expand the Secret's volume to that of the N96, don't you see they have the technology needed, and are able to stuff all the latter's extras while keeping thier own? immagine what LG can do with this extra 40 cc, they just need to fit a bigger battery to accomodate the upgrades. What do you say?