Nokia N72 Reviewed

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  1. Akshay

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    Nokia N72 Review

    My personal experience -

    KEYS - Keys are small and take time getting used to. You mite end up pressing the wrong keys esp while messaging. As music player button n 'c' r
    placed v.close, u mite end up activating music player while messaging!

    SPEED - The phone is v.fast. The applications open fast n there is hardly ne lag wit even more than one application open

    HEADPHONES - Headphones are of excellant quality though cud hav been a little louder. But d bass/treble r produced at amazing quality.

    CAMERA - 2 MP camera is awesome wit 20x zoom. There are quite a few clicking options. But red eye reduction is really missed here.

    SLIDER - This one is a big pain and u wil end up sliding it accidently. For rough users be careful or u mite damage it.

    SPEAKERS - Speakers r of decent quality & loud enough.

    ACTIVE TOOLBAR - It is a v.useful utility n u can access ur fav. stuf rite frm main screen without having to browse deep in ur cel.

    DOES THE PHONE HANG? - Against popular belief dat all d N series phones hav hanging prb., this phones have not hung even once

    PC Suite n N72 – Once u have installed PC Suite with d CD dat comes with N72 cell, browsing ur phone is just v.easy. The USB cable provided makes faster data transfer possible. U wudnt need a Mobtime Manager or odr s/w. to browse ur phone or install applications…

    VERDICT - 4.5/5
    - 0.5 points coz of d keys n slider…

    SUGGESTION – Plz get ur phone protected with SCRATCHGUARD

    PRICE apprx Rs.15200


    General Source: nseries.com
    Dimensions

    • Weight: 124 g
    • Height: 108.8 mm
    • Width: 53.3 mm
    • Thickness (max): 21.8 mm

    Operating Frequency

    • EGSM 900/1800/1900
    • Automatic switching between bands

    Memory Functions

    • Up to 20 MB* internal dynamic memory for contacts, text messages, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list and applications
    • Expandable memory: 128 MB Reduced Size Dual Voltage (1.8/3V) MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)**
    • Hot swap slot for easy MMC card insertion and removal
    • Approx. memory capacity indication with 128MB RS-MMC memory card
    • Photos (2 megapixel) up to 300 photos
    * Changes to product details are possible without prior notice. Application offering may vary. Dynamic memory means that the available memory is shared
    between dynamic memory functions. When any of these functions is used, there is less available memory for other functions which are also dependent on dynamic memory.
    ** Please note that the memory capacity of the reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) in the sales package may vary depending on the market and/or your network operator/service provider.

    Display and User Interface

    • Active standby main services always on top
    • On device photo editor and video editor (manual & automatic)
    • Large bright 2.1 inch (176 x 208 pixels) TFT color display with up to 262,144 colors
    • Ambient light detector - used to optimize display brightness and power consumption
    • Music key provides direct access to digital music player
    • S60 software on Symbian OS

    Call Management
    • Speed dialing
    • Speaker Independent Voice dialing and commands
    • Nokia PoC (push to talk)
    • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple device and email details per entry, also supports thumbnail pictures and groups
    • Call logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
    • Automatic redial
    • Automatic answer (works with compatible headset or car kit only)
    • Supports fixed dialing number, which allows calls only to predefined numbers
    • Conference call

    See New - Mobile Photography and Video

    Camera Specifications
    • CMOS sensor, 2 megapixel (1600 x1200 pixels)
    • Focus range 40 cm ~ infinity

    Photography
    • 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels) with up to 20x digital zoom
    • Slide for lens protection and camera activation
    • Integrated flash (operating range up to 1m)
    • Modes: auto, off, on
    • Advanced camera modes: still, sequence, video
    • Dedicated capture key
    • Scenes: automatic, user defined, portrait, landscape, sport and night
    • White balance: automatic, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
    • Color tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
    • Settings for brightness adjustment, image quality, self-timer, white balance and color tones

    Video
    • Video: play, record, stream
    • Audio recording AAC
    • Video clip up to 60 minutes (limited by available memory)
    • File format .mp4 (high), .3gp (normal, MMS)
    • Video capture: 352x288 (CIF) at up to 15 fps MPEG-4
    • Automatic white balance control
    • Scenes: Normal, Night
    • Digital zoom CIF up to 4x

    Editing
    • On device photo editor and video editors (manual & automatic)
    • Home photo editing on compatible PC with Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition

    Nokia XpressPrint
    • Print digital photos directly from the device
    • Print images directly from the gallery
    • Transfer photos directly to a compatible printer, printing kiosk via Bluetooth wireless technology, a compatible reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS MMC)
    memory card or to PictBridge-compliant printer via USB cable
    • Photo quality prints up to 6x4/15x10cm
    • Find out more at www.nokia.com/xpressprint

    Nokia XpressTransfer
    • Easily transfer your photos between your Nokia N72 and your compatible PC with Nokia PC Suite.
    • Connect to compatible PC and images and videos are automatically transferred with Nokia Image Store feature in Nokia PC Suite, and photo albums created on the device are saved in similar albums on the PC
    • Organize and edit photos and videos on a compatible PC with Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition
    • Deletion or resizing of the images and videos transferred from the device. Resizing means you can carry a large collection of photos and videos on your device and full quality versions are stored on the PC
    • Find out more at www.nokia.com/xpresstransfer


    Hear New - Mobile Music
    Music Features

    • Music key for direct access to digital music player
    • Digital music player: supports MP3/AAC/eAAC/eAAC+ with playlists
    • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz /76-90MHz)*
    • Visual Radio support, find out more at www.visualradio.com
    • Nokia Stereo Headset HS-31, in-box
    • Nokia Audio Adapter AD-49, in-box
    • Nokia Music Manager application in Nokia PC Suite for music transfer
    *Stereo sound can only be heard with a compatible stereo headset.


    Do New - Mobile Computing and Connectivity
    Productivity
    • Email client with attachment support (view jpg, 3gp, mp3, ppt, doc, xls, pdf files)
    • PIM (Personal Information Management): Contacts, Calendar, To-do, Notes, Recorder, Calculator, Clock, Converter, Printing
    • PC synchronization with Nokia PC Suite - Local/Remote (Windows 2000, XP)
    • Data: Calendar, Contacts, To-do, Notes, Email
    • PC applications: Microsoft Outlook (2000, 2002, 2003), Outlook Express, Lotus Organizer (5.0, 6.0), Lotus Notes (5.0, 6.0)
    • Anti-virus
    • Yahoo! Go
    • Setting Wizard

    Browsing & Messaging
    • Internet browser: XHTML, HTML
    • Email (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS

    Connectivity
    • Pop-Port™ interface with USB 2.0 full speed
    • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0

    Data Transfer*
    • EGPRS class B, multi slot class 10 (UL 118.4 kbps, DL 236.8 kbps)
    • Speech codecs supported: FR, EFR, and AMR
    • Data transfer application for moving data from compatible old Nokia S60 device over Bluetooth connectivity
    *Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support.

    Add-on Software
    • Operating system: Symbian ver. 8.1a
    • User interface: Nokia S60 2.8
    • Java: MIDP2.0
    • C++ and Java SDKs

    Watch New - Media to-go

    Stream media files from compatible media portals
    RealPlayer media player
    • Download and play multimedia files (video and music)
    • Stream media files from compatible media portals
    • Full-screen video playback on the device to view downloaded, streamed or recorded video clips in larger size
    • Played formats: AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, RealAudio, RealVideo, H.263, MPEG-4


    Package Contents
    Sales Package Contents
    Available colors: Gloss Black, Pearl Pink
    • Nokia N72
    • Nokia Battery BL-5C (970mAh)
    • Nokia Charger AC-3
    • Nokia Charger Adapter CA-44
    • Colour-coded Nokia Stereo Headset HS-31
    • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-53
    • Colour-coded wrist strap
    • Cleaning cloth
    • CD-ROM: Nokia PC Suite & Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition
    • User Guides: User guide, Get Started guide, Get Connected guide & Additional Applications leaflet



    Power Management
    Operating Times*
    • Talk time (ECTEL): up to 215 mins
    • Standby time (ECTEL): up to 260 hours
    • Still images : up to 300 pictures (2 megapixel)
    • Music playback up to 9.7 hours (offline mode)
    * Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
     
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    Nice review.. I have an N70. Could you please tell me what this "scratch guard" is?
     
  3. sariq

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    i also have N70. AFAIK N72 is same as N70 without front camera, 3G and different outer body. i found video recording much improved from previous models now the capture size is 352x288px.

    @Akshay: i also want to know about this "scratch guard"
     
  4. krazyfrog

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    Scratchguard(tm) is a transparent plastic film that you stick on to your display to protect it against scratches.
    @Akshay, the review was good but too short, felt more like a preview. You didn't mention anything about battery life, display quality, preinstalled apps, bluetooth, etc. Please add them to your 'review'.
     
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    Me owns a W800i and an N71

    I say... no doubt Sony 2mpx cam's way better than N72's...
    W800i Music is also better, mariginally below ipod quality.
    N71/N72's is sound quality's ok... but it got a better (read "louder") speaker. About twice as loud as the 800i.

    The 3 places N7* might overtake the w800i is :
    1. Better loud speaker... one of the loudest I've heard...
    2. Video recording rocks @ 352x288 mp4, SE has to pep up it's video rec capability
    3. Symbian OS

    That's all... other places... SE breezes ahead.


    Good review btw...

     
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    ^^:really, i even saw it when i was in jaigon....lol
     
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    Good review.. Now can someone tell me how it compares with the Moto Ming A1200..!! It also comes in the same price range I think.. around 16K..
     
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    nice review,,,, but a tad small,,,,
     
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    Battery Life - Battery life is gud but lasts only a day 4 me (I use GPRS for over 4 hrs a day

    Scratchguard - Scratchguard is a film put on ur screen so dat it doesnt get scratches on it. It is durable. It is available in most of d Mobile Magic outlets

    USB Data Cable - D transfer speed is excellent. U can browse ur cell via PC Suite in a speedy way now.

    Display - Display is gr8. I converted a small clip to high resolution 352*416 using smartmovie convertor. D display was awesome n no lags at all.

    Bluetooth - Bluetooth seems to b a little more powerful dan my n6600

    Softwares preloaded - Yoga 4 beginners, Symantec antivirus, Yahoo Go!, Quickword, Quicksheet r some mentionable softwares. Though u wil b quite uncomfortable wit small view of excel files in Quicksheet.

    Recommendation - BUY
     
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    hey plz tell me ..i have a n70 mobile phone and i updated its firmware from nokia software updater but now i have no presinstalled adobe pdf,quick office all and yahoogo like applications..plz tell me wherre are these..how can i get these in the firmware itself not installing manuaaly
     
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    Scratchguard, i suppose, is a trademark for the film... i saw an ad in Chip/Digit sometime back...
     
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    I too own a Nokia N72.....
    How to use its inbuilt Yahoo messenger? I have a prepaid bsnl sim and a postpaid Airtel sim .
    Tried both of them(Gprs was configured too) but always received sign in problems!
     
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    just recently my friend has got nokia n72 and i bought se k750i ..

    camera of k750i is simply mind blowing .. way better than nokia n72 ..specially with auto focus and macro mode ..
     
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    D biggest difference between N72 n SE dat decides 4 lots of ppl in favor of n72 is dat N72 is symbian n SE is not...
     
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    @ nitish

    yahoo messenger is working fine using mobile office [airtel]

    but i had problems earlier when i used the illegal/spartan trick
    so recheck your settings and advanced settings
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    @ nitish

    yahoo messenger is working fine using mobile office [airtel]

    but i had problems earlier when i used the illegal/spartan trick
    so recheck your settings and advanced settings
     
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    HOw to use yahoo messenger using mobile office?
    What is this illegal spartan trick all about?
     
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    Rippd settings = illegal settings will not make yahoo wrk. Only subscription to mobile office wil let yahoo, agile run properly on ur cell.
     
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