To Steve J,
Contrary to your belief, my role here isn't to portray myself as an "Ambassador" of the Nokia N96. Unexplained details went about concerning particular routes Nokia took with the N96. I simply shared personal research to hopefully clarify common questions and misconceptions.
Once again Steve, I didn't mislead nor suggest "...that in some cases of dim light photography dual high current LED was superior to Xenon flash." Nowhere in my posts nor in the linked article states LEDs exceeds xenon in light power or in picture quality. I believe you are taking what was said way too general. You are applying it to everything, which would explain the whole digital camera professional photographer comment. Everything mentioned above, below, past and present applies only to mobile handsets. The article and I most definitely specified that.
I wrote, "LEDs with a super capacitor has many advantages over Xenon. The light energy generated by LED flash exceeds most xenon flashes. With super capacitor based LED Flash comparable to xenon in light energy, other attributes of the super capacitor solution make this more attractive for use in mobile phones, most notably the thin form factor which enables a flash unit < 2mm thick. In other words, you get smaller phones in form due to the lack of space need to accommodate the large electrolytic storage capacitor for xenons. In addition, unlike the electrolytic storage capacitor for xenon, the super capacitor can be used to meet all the peak power needs of the mobile phone including the RF Power Amp and the audio amplifiers to enable the phone to drive higher power high quality speakers. Translation. Your phone performs better while consuming much less energy from the battery.", minus the add on mentioning high current LEDs can be used as a video cording light unlike xenon flashes.
We already disputed light power vs light energy. Not necessarily saying light power isn't important, but all experts agree the key component for a quality picture is light energy. I truly understand your point in light power and yes, I agree a xenon flash will overall have a clearer photo due to the brightness of xenon, for now...
Oh yeah. The quote above is basically a direct quote from the "conclusion" portion in the linked article. All facts mentioned within the linked article originate from CAP-XX, a well renown developer of super capacitors.
Yes. There is lack of data to back up my stands on the battery. I mistakenly assumed people would, out of pure curiosity, go educate themselves further in super caps.
Here are a few examples regarding my battery research.
http://www.cap-xx.com/ have many charts, graphs and briefs regarding batteries and super capacitors. Browse around.
I'm not suggesting nor stating Nokia specifically used CAP-XX's products. I am suggesting the use of imagination to draw up your own conclusions of how much more the battery efficiency will be if similar, or better, super capacitors are used in the Nokia N96.
All About Symbian did a wonderful preview on the Nokia N96. The "Video and audio performance" section gives a little bit more insight on the battery usage improvement. The preview also backs up my statement about hardware and software optimizations have improved the battery's efficiency (see duration of video playback and music playback compared the the Nokia N95).
Lastly, the dispute over the camera lens is petty to me. We all handle our devices differently. Like you said, "This is a sophisticated device with Carl Zeiss optics not a child's toy." Being an adult, I'm not clumsy nor neglectful to allow accidental damage to the lens. Therefore, to me, it really doesn't matter. Besides the obvious, I feel the lens cover provides no addition adequate function. The dedicated button is sufficient enough for camera activation in my opinion.
Until your next response...
I ve had this phone for just a couple of days and i realize that its the worst phone ever..am now using my secondary mobile N95 which is the best
Moshonis, Nokia make a wireless portable Bluetooth keyboard that you can use with the N96.
Yet I feel that Nokia are making a mistake in producing not one single QWERTY based N-series phone. There are many who desire N-series features but need a QWERTY to make text input easier. Nokia continues to ignore this sector. I can see that SE are attempting to capture it with their forthcoming Xperia X1.
Nokia should look into their warehouses for there are many treasures there. The three way swivel on the N93 is a case in point. They could modify it to a two way swivel: "fold open" position for answering and making calls just like a flip (clamshell) phone; "laptop" position for viewing and texting. They could now place a full QWERTY on the phone. Nokia would have to be careful not to make the phone too thick (no more than 20mm). Furthermore, weight would have to be sub 150g. If they could marry these parameters to state-of-the-art N features they will have a winner.
if you want to be taken seriously I suggest you desist from expletives and vulgarity. Since you want to be an ambassador for the N96 then comport yourself with dignity. As for your original article it was misleading in places because you suggested that in some cases of dim light photography dual high current LED was superior to Xenon flash. This is a falsehood. You failed to understand the term burst of high intensity light although I clearly explained it to you. It is clear that you are one of those people who read what you want to read in a text and not what is actually written! You fail as an ambassador and a progressive scientist because you do not listen. So many have bitterly complained about the lack of a lens cover. This is a sophisticated device with Carl Zeiss optics not a child's toy. It deserves a lens cover just like far cheaper compact digital cameras have. The 5MP camera performs well and Nokia are kicking themselves in the teeth by not protecting what they struggled to produce. Ying, your arrogant dismissal of this omission is incredible.
You talked of super capacitors and how they would lengthen battery life. In any scientific discussion one has to provide empirical data. You did not state how in terms of duration the N96 battery compares with that of the N95 8GB. Will it last twice or even three times as long for the same load? If both devices are using Bluetooth or WiFi under the exact same conditions how do the battery durations compare? Your claim concerning super capacitors and improved battery longevity is interesting but we need to see empirical comparative data.
anyone can gavie me the diffreance between N95 and N96? sorry Nokia but no anything new.
I currently have a Nokia N73, I play music on it for like 8-10 hours straight at times and the battery life tends to stay at 3 bars after this much music ;)
do you think this phone never hang up? I guess N5310 and N958 gig still having said problem..Make sure to resolve this issue first to limit irrate and frustrated customers...
if u guys d0n like n0kia then DON BUY go n create ur own HP but i bet it wont be as go0d as NOK.. don keep sayin nok battery or whether not go0d..
i have a few friends that are java game testers for EA and they always receive mobiles that didn't appear or are evan prototypes so you may whant to stop acusing and start thinking
i had this fone yesterday
i found many problems
low battery i only used it like a
12 hrs , its already empty
I don't understand why Nokia would use such a weak Battery. I had the N95 and battery life was poor. The battery in my N958Gb is great.I would not consider purchasing the N96 until the issue is resolved.
iv come to a Conclusion on this Nokia confusion!
N95 and N82 = both Camera and Music centric phones and the best 2 out of the N-Series in the past 2 Years
N95 8GB and N96 = Improvements in terms of Multimedia of N95 and N82
so the best ones to buy out of all them are N95 and N82
N95 8GB and this N96 if you want Pure Multimedia !
there should be a keyboard for such a giant. either onboard or as an accessory. it has wireless network connection, all features but no keyboard. how shall ı use it easily?
Best phone on the market, but it is not easy to understand why nokia removed the camera cover. It is a big mistake, since without the camera cover this phone will never substitute a real camera, which is something you expect from an expensive phone like this.