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Apple iPhone 3G Vs Nokia N96

Posted on: August 30, 2008


The original N96/iPhone battle may have moved onto new stomping grounds, but it’s still a battle royal. Between strength and subtlety, between functions and form, between features and ease of use. Both devices are either aimed at totally different markets or aimed at the same market, depending on who you talk to. But the fact remains that the Nokia N96 and the Apple iPhone 3G are still two of the most desirable smart devices anyone can own.

Let’s put them head to head and try to be totally objective:

Dimensions
Nokia N96: 103mm high, 55mm wide and 20mm thick, weighs 125g.
iPhone 3G: 115.5mm high, 62.1mm wide and 12.3mm thick, weighs 133g.

Display
Nokia N96: 2.8″ QVGA non-touch display.
iPhone 3G: 3.5″ multi-touch display.
Operating System
Nokia N96: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2.
iPhone 3G: The iPhone runs on OS X, which is Apple’s very own operating system.

Storage Capacity
Nokia N96: 16GB, plus a hot swappable microSD memory card slot.
iPhone 3G: 8GB and 16GB, with the latter available in both black and white.
Camera
Nokia N96: 5.0-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and inbuilt flash, video is shot at 30fs at a 640 x 480 resolution.
iPhone 3G: 2.0-megapixel camera, with geo-tagging and third-party application integration.

Media Player
Nokia N96: The N96 plays MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA audio formats. Meanwhile, the video player can handle MPEG-4 and WMV9. A major bonus with the handset is the DVB-H capabilities, as it has an internal antenna.
iPhone 3G: The iPhone’s main thrill is indeed the iPod functionality, and with 8GB or 16GB options, that’s a lot of AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

Connectivity
Nokia N96: 3G HSDPA, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
iPhone 3G: 3G HSDPA, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

GPS
Nokia N96: GPS and A-GPS, plus Nokia Maps application.
iPhone 3G: Assisted GPS
Battery Life
Nokia N96: Close to four hours’ talk time, stand-by is 220 hours, video playback is five hours, music playback 14 hours.
iPhone 3G: Up to five hours of talk time using 3G, or 10 hours using 2G, standby is 300 hours, five hours of 3G internet use and six hours of Wi-Fi internet use, seven hours of video playback and up to 24 hours of audio playback.

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3 Responses to "Apple iPhone 3G Vs Nokia N96"

In my personal opinion, iPhone has a easier to use and more responsive user interface.

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As with all things, be it phones or cars, it’s all down to what you like. If you like Apple (like I do) you could come up with hundreds of reasons why the iPhone 3G is the better phone, however, it is flawed and there are some phones that do some actions better. Although, having owned a Nokia N95 8Gb I found the OS very slow despite the high specs of the handset, that’s what spoiled the handset for me. I have liked Nokia handsets for almost ever because of there simplicity and reliability. That’s not to say that the N96 suffers from the same problems as the N95 but every S60 Nokia phone i have used has been slow.

But the user interface on the iPhone just edges it ahead of the competition, IMO, everything is just easy and simple. Without hardly any hardware buttons the iPhone could have longevity that other phones can’t. As long as Apple releases updates for it it will stay current.

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