I still am puzzled with the high price of the Nokia N96. Give me something new and innovative that is in the phone and maybe it will justify the P41,000 price.
The one at the left is the N85 and the one on your right is the N96. They look almost the same huh?
I did a comparisson of the N82 and the N85 and found out that there are certain features that can be added to the first by software upgrades.
Now, i would like to see the N85 -which is said to be low priced – compared with the high priced N96. I hope this would help me understand why one is more expensive than the other which at this point i think is just absurd.
So both phones are running on Symbian OS v9.3 with S60 3rd FP2. There will be a Nokia N96-3 that will be offered to Latin America, Americas and Brazil.
The OLED Screen of the N85 is one of its best features. According to Wikipedia:
OLEDs enable a greater range of colors, brightness, and viewing angle than LCDs because OLED pixels directly emit light. OLED pixel colors appear correct and unshifted, even as the viewing angle approaches 90 degrees from normal. LCDs use a backlight and cannot show true black, while an “off” OLED element produces no light and consumes no power. Energy is also wasted in LCDs because they require polarizers which filter out about half of the light emitted by the backlight. Additionally, color filters in color LCDs filter out two-thirds of the light.
OLEDs also have a faster response time than standard LCD screens.
N96 wins with its Dual CPU but N85 is not far behind with its ARM 11 and 369 Mhz clock rate. In terms of memory, the N96 is packed with 16GB.. what a biggie!
N85 has more bluetooth profiles than N96. The first is also equipped with Nokia’s Intellisync Email app.
The N96 has a slightly better camera resolution than that of the N85 but the latter wins with more focal length. I’m also surprised and happy at the same time that the secondary is being given some lovin’ as the N96 now gives a higher resolution to the front camera.
I think nokia just forgot to put on the list the video editor on the N96 or maybe it really has none.. Yaiks!
Here in the Philippines, the FM transmitter will be more appreciated than the DVBH. You see, DVBH here is not yet fully developed. And if someone wants a portable TV, then China phones with TV will be the phone to beat.
Both N85 and N96 have dual LED lights used for flash and steady light when taking videos. I just found out today that the Dual LED flash of the N85 have enhanced micro-optics which means better illumination where there needs light. WOW.
USB charger vs Normal charger connectors. Now while people may like usb charging, it would also mean having to bring with you 2 different chargers if you have 2 different nseries phones such as N85 and N96. BUt one solution is having an All-in-One charger which i have right now. Just bring one charger and different small connectors.
But you might not need to always bring with you a charger if you are using the N85.. As you can see from teh comparisson, the N85 grabs hold of the battery capacity/talk time and stand by time categories!
The n85 is smaller but slighly heavier by 3 grams against the N96.
You may notice some areas with a question mark (?). I placed this coz i think Nokia just forgot to put these features on the list but they have it on the phone.
The one with more Yellow shades, the N85 wins versus the high priced N96. But hey, they haven’t released the local pricing for the N85. Maybe they are still checking the reaction of the Public with the pricing of the N96. Then they’ll price the N86 just slightly lower. yaiks!
If you’ll also notice, the N96 has a product code of 2D82 while the N85′s product code is 2D86. Hmmmmm… i have this theory that the N96 should have been released first… or.. it just means that the N96 took more time in creating than the N85…still first in.. first out.. right?
So. it seems that I am still on the look out for the reason why the N96 is expensive.