Feeds
65%
Nokia N93i mobile phone

Nokia N93i camera phone

It's a phone. It's a camcorder. It's a robot. Well, maybe not a robot...

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Highest quality 3.2-megapixel photos stretch to 2,048 x 1,536 and will easily outclass most other camera phones. Image quality isn't quite up there with a dedicated handheld snapper, though - but it's close.

Nokia N93i mobile phone

One slight problem with the design of the camera is keeping your fingers out of the way of the lens. With your thumb at the back over the record button, your index finger naturally falls in front of the lens as you grip it.

On the software side of things, Nokia hasn't skimped including a copy of Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 video editing software and also Adobe Photoshop Album. In addition there are some Nokia applications thrown in such as the Lifeblog journal app and PC Suite connectivity software.

Keeping all the features of the N93i going takes a fair amount of juice and its claimed battery life is just under four hours talk time and 12 days on standby using GSM. However, Wi-Fi in particular seemed to put a greater strain on the battery, draining it in a day when turned on all the time. However, by default the connection is turned off when it isn't needed, so it doesn't waste power unnecessarily.

Verdict

The N93i seems to have a bit of an identity crisis - it's a bit on the big side for a phone and as camcorder it's adequate but no replacement for a dedicated model. It's also a bit awkward to use at times, and the twisting, turning design feels a little over complicated. It's pricey - £200 with a contract, £550 without - but it's packed to rafters with features. But turn too many on at any one time and the battery life will suffer.

Website security in corporate America

65%
Nokia N93i mobile phone

Nokia N93i camera phone

Is it a phone? Is it a camcorder? It's both - sort of. The N93i tries hard, but falls short in both areas...
Price: £200 with contract, £550 without RRP

More from The Register

next story
Man buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
Yarrrgh! 'Tis Antipodean insanity, ye crazy swab
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.