|The Nokia N96 phones have everything you need to talk, text or email and browse the Internet easily. Games and applications like QuickOffice are also available for this phone to ramp up the usefulness further, and it comes loaded with the Symbian operating system. The first things you notice when you turn on the Nokia N96 are the vibrant colors and crystal-clear resolution provided by the phone’s 2.8-inch screen. The screen delivers 240x320 pixels of resolution and 24-bit color depth that provides a total of 16.7 million colors. This wide range of colors and the defined pixelization provides clarity when watching videos, looking at pictures, and browsing through websites. The 5-megapixel camera of the Nokia N96 captures quality photos and videos. It also has a flash that enhanced image clarity and video stabilization, so you get smooth footage even when you are moving or panning the camera from side to side. The camera also has a self-timer and a low aperture for up-close focus, which delivers great shots whether you are inches from your subject or yards away. While there is plenty of storage built-in, you are able to transfer or store video and pictures either by attaching the device via a micro-USB cable to a computer or storage device. You are also able to insert a microSD card to expand its memory and store even more data. Take advantage of the internal antenna as you enjoy listening to FM radio, Internet radio, podcasts or stream your own music to the Nokia N96 phone via Bluetooth. Media keys let you select the music you want to hear, and you have the option of using a headphone for your private listening pleasure or enjoying the clear tones of the 3-D stereo speakers that are built into the device. The 3G Nokia N-series N96 comes with 16GB of internal memory built-in as well as GPS to tell you where you are and where you are going. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery in this Nokia phone provides up to 220 minutes of talk time, up to 220 hours of standby, 14 hours of music listening, and six hours of video playback. The N96 also features a flip-out stand you can set up for viewing video footage. When you need to free up your hands while driving or working, this Nokia phone has a speakerphone function that lets you hear and talk without holding the device against your ear. The operating system in this Nokia smartphone provides the power to handle most typical computing tasks, such as checking and replying to your email and browsing through websites on the Internet. For a simple phone that has not-so-simple features, the Nokia N96 cell phone is a good choice.|
|Family Line||Nokia N Series|
|Network Technology||GSM / GPRS / EDGE / HSDPA / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSDPA 900/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Battery Capacity||950 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 220 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 220 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Color Depth||24-bit (16.7 million colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
The Nokia N96 features 16GB of storage and advanced multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone also has integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G support.
The N96 froze on a couple of occasions and can sometimes be sluggish. Nokia's Ovi services aren't fully activated in North America, so you can't take advantage of those extra capabilities. It's also expensive.
Though the Nokia N96 is a powerful all-in-one smartphone with an impressive amount of user storage, it's not a significant upgrade to the N95 and is outdone by new devices coming to market, including the Nokia N97.