Well people I dont think you can ever compare a nokia to a sony ericsson. The only good phone offered by SE is the P900 series which includes the P990i. The camera on the N73 is as good as the one on the SE. The sound is as good if not better with the stereo speakers. This phone is an absolute killer. I have owned many phones. I am the kind of person who chenges phones every month or every alternate month. I have owned the N91, N80, N70, 8800, O2 Mini S, SE w800i, Moto Razr V3. All of this in the first 8 months of this year. I have to say that my favorite phone is the N73. And no Im not saying it cuz its new but because it truly is an amazing phone. The sound quality is better than the W800i and the N91. I have three words for people contemplating between a Nokia with a symbian and any other brand, including SE. GET THE NOKIA.
N73 may inevitably be compared to the Sony Ericsson K800i due to a similar megapixel count, but i think the N73 has the edge because it is also a full-fledged smartphone that can be beefed up by installing third-party applications – something the K800i is incapable of. It's just a pity it lacks Wi-Fi connection.
Why is K800 you're choice if you want something else than a camera? This phone has more features than the K800, and it's a smartphone. This is way more feature packed than the K800 trust me. I'm going for the N93 though. You can't say any phone beats that for features.
N73 is equal good that k800i when it comes to camera. But how about the rest? If you wanna mobile that offers you something else than a camera K800i is your choice.
Maybe you missed the link posted by @2AMS, but the K800 and N73 cameras are quite much equal. An they are still far from digicam-quality.
if you want a digital camera in a phone buy k800
if you want a phone with an additional "so-so" 3.2 mp camera buy n73
they should have taken pics from the amusement park like they always do so we can compare it with other phones
more detailed (camera/comparison) review from mobile-review.com
man this n73 is sexy. and don't look at the outside, look inside.
lol you are the funny, i got a n80 and waiting for the next nseries annoucement then i made up my mind and buy this or wait because my n80 its doing the work
well i did it again, it wasn't about me he was refering :) woops
:)))))) you are so funny, and you, you think you know it all:))) i'm not a poor dude and i'm not trying to be better than anybody i just like phones and i am excited about this tech, and when you will have a phone like this you will understand why you won't need your digicam and your old phone.Thanks for amusing me so hard
but we USERS are the one who will use the phone in daily use. we are not talking about theories about the world and religion, it a matter of tests and facts. you are comparing invented theories with something that was tested in a scientific way.
that comment that you said about people are stupid sounds really antisocial from i what see you are just a poor dude that believe he is better than anybody else.
I"ve tried both the N73 an K800i,o.k the flash might be a bit better on the K800i but the phones buttons are crap an the slider cover on the K800i is a big let down,you can"t put the phone in your pocket without knowing if youv"e turned the camera on as the slider is loose an easy to open it also stops the phone laying flat on a surface,I returned the K800i because of this an got the N73,its camera is brilliant an flash o.k an the sliders 100% better than the K800i,people go on about the button sizes but i think there so soft as easy to use ,the N73 is the best phone out lately an really glad i bought this mobile,the sounds great an screens alot better than the K800i, N73 is the best mobile Nokias made for ages an the N84 or N85 will be out soon,Cheers
stop complaining about wifi its rivals like k800 etc also have no wifi
" Now, Nokia seems to be struggling with new mobile phone designs, as you can see the N73 clearly rips of SE's w800i walkman phone, except it's silver." who wrote this has no brain. liek honestly. 2 mp versus 3..smartphone versus small screen, walkman. how R THOSE 2 THE SAME?
for the people saying "Carl Zeiss is a scam" HELLO WHAT ABOUT ""CYBERSHOT"? like use your brain before you bash nokia. i have a nokia 6820, and a sony ericsson s710a. im planning on getting this phone because SE has just as much bugs as nokia. both cameras are similar yet different, AND NOKIA IS A SMARTPHONE (which gives it the excuse to have bugs..why does the k800 have bugs now huh?) i prefer my 6820 over my s710 because it has a nicer built quaility. nokia n73 is one of the best phones now! no wifi? 1stly, you might not find a connection, sometimes you have to pay like in an airport, and 3rdly, i doubt you need it that much. IF U NEED WIFI, get the nokia internet tablet. GO NOKIA!
Forget all the super-whizzy functions and stuff on modern phones - what about the buttons on this phone and many others being way too small for the average person's thumb? Give me a phone that does the basics well any day of the week.
The buttons on this phone are too small for the average person's thumb.
Sheesh, "this is crap... that is crap. "
Neither the N73, nor the K800 are crap. As far as the picture quality, it's all subjective. If the majority of people like the N73 pics, it's their right isn't it? It doesn't make the N73's quality neccesarily better, it just makes it more preferred by the majority of the people. I personally like the N73 pics better as well, but since some experts say the K800i is better I should go for that? Nonsense. If I like the N73 pictures more I go for the N73, if I like the K800 pictures more I go for the K800.
I chose the N73 because of the camera, because of the smartphone (being able to install your own programs), because of the looks, because of the entire package. I wanted a phone which can do a lot and can do it well. The K800 might be better in the multimedia department, the Sharp 903 might be better in the camera department, but this N73 seemed to be the best one for me in the departments I am interested in.
Mobile phones will never have the best camera or the best multimedia possibilities. I don't expect that, I just want a phone which can do it all pretty good.
Ah well, nothing new here... I just get too damn annoyed by the black and white opinions of Nokia lovers and haters and Sony Ericsson lovers and haters.
By the way, this is going to be my first Nokia ever, after owning a number of (Sony) Ericssons. Hope it's gonna be nice!