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Nokia N76 Review

Introduction

After the N71 and N93 (i), Nokia unveiled its N76, a new bi-valve model running the Symbian OS S60.Much more than his elders, it is also much more elegant in her dress (largely) based on the Motorola Razr V3. Gradually arriving in the shops, the N76 is sold at about Rs 13000/-, which may seem slightly too high given the features.

Content package Nokia N76

The box adopts the style of the latest Nokia Nseries. Its box contents include:
  • The N76
  • A battery 700Mah
  • A USB cable
  • A stereo headset
  • A micro SD card 256MB


Design of the Nokia N76

Small disappointment at the first Sight is that everything is plastic. While V3 and 6300 have a metal hull, the N76 sold more expensive While the manufacturing quality is generally very correct, but we could expect little better.On the outside, we find the secondary display, and three shortcut keys, mainly dedicated to music player.Good point, Nokia continued to use standardized connections, ie the mini USB output and a 3.5 mm audio jack. But poor implementation of the jack make it impossible to complete opening of the phone if your headphones are connected.The buttons for adjusting the volume and trigger the camera / video recorder are on the edge of the terminal. On the other hand, we find only the connection charge. Once opened, we find that the keyboard has also inherited the design of the Motorola V3. This type of keyboard had already been implemented on the Nokia N93i. In addition to a successful aesthetic, this generation of keyboards can save space, especially in thickness. The keys are large enough pleasant to use, except perhaps the keys "c" and "pencil".

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Re: Nokia N76 Review

The OS and menus Nokia N76

The operating system is Symbian S60, in its latest version 9.1. The menus are similar (who said the same?) That found on the Nokia N95.


Menus

The menu navigation is fast, the same like as the other S60 models of the manufacturer. Small novelty nonetheless: menus can be displayed in "horseshoe" and "v" in addition to the conventional view list and not icons.


Nokia N76 Camera

The performance of the camera are limited to the lack of auto-focus and better resolution. Too bad, because even a phone ultra flat as the Samsung U600 has a 3.2 Mpxl sensor with auto-focus. Note that taking pictures via the external display is quite possible, and you can even find the settings pictures via the three buttons below the screen.

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Re: Nokia N76 Review

Key Features
  • Surf the web on the large, landscape screen
  • Store more music with up to 2 GB of expandable memory
  • Make video conference calls
  • Send emails and instant messages
  • Take snapshots with the 2 megapixel camera

Specification

Operating frequency
  • EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • WCDMA 2100 MHz

Dimensions
  • Volume: 70 cc
  • Weight: 115 g
  • Length:106.5
  • Width: 52 mm
  • Thickness (max): 13.7 mm


Display
  • Main display: 2.4" QVGA TFT color displays (240 x 320 pixels ) with up to 16 million colors
  • Cover display: 1.36" color display (160 x 128 pixels) TFT with up to 262,144 colors
  • Ambient light detector to optimize operating times


User interface
  • S60 user interface 3rd Edition
  • Quick cover keys allow you to play music and snap pictures without opening your phone

Imaging
  • 2 megapixel camera, 1600 x 1200 pixels image resolution with up to 20x digital zoom
  • Video capture in QVGA resolution with the CIF+ (common intermediate format) camera and playback up to 15 fps with up to 4x digital zoom
  • Video call, video sharing and video clip sharing
  • Integrated flash LED

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Multimedia
  • Integrated FM radio
  • Integrated music player with equalizer and playlist feature for MP3/WAV/MIDI/AAC/eAAC/eAAC+/M4A/WMA formats
  • RealPlayer Media Player Download and play multimedia files (video and music)
  • Stream media files from compatible media portals
  • Full-screen video playback on the phone to view downloaded, streamed, or recorded video clips in larger size
  • Played formats (decoding): .3gp and .mp4 file formats, MPEG-4 video, H.263 video and AMR audio, RealMedia (Real Video and Real Audio), MP3, and AAC
  • Video streaming, downloading and storage
Memory functions
  • Up to 26 MB built-in memory
  • Options to expand up to 2 GB with microSD card

Messaging
  • Email: Supports SMTP, POP3 and IMAP4 protocols with attachments
  • Chat
  • MMS
  • Picture messaging


Connectivity
  • Pop-Port™ interface to USB
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Local and remote data synchronization of calendar, contacts, to-do lists, notes, email, Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, and Lotus using SyncML
  • Browsing
  • WAP* 2.0 xHTML/HTML multimode browser
  • Nokia browser with Mini Map

Data transfer
  • EDGE (EGPRS)
  • GPRS
  • WCDMA 2100 with simultaneous voice and packet data


Push to talk over Cellular (PoC)
  • Push to talk


Voice features
  • Voice recorder
  • Integrated handsfree speaker


Personal information management (PIM)
  • Advanced Series 60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-do list and PIM printing
  • Analog/digital clock
  • Calculator
  • Converter
  • Notes
  • Other features
  • Changeable color themes with wallpapers, screensavers and ringing tones

Sales package contents
  • Nokia N76 phone
  • Nokia Battery BL-4B
  • Nokia Travel Charger AC-4
  • Nokia Headset HS-43
  • Nokia DKE-2 USB cable
  • User Guide

Power management
  • Battery - BL-4B
  • Talk time - Up to 2.75 hrs
  • Standby time - Up to 8.5 day
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Re: Nokia N76 Review

Positive points:
  1. Line and finish
  2. Audio Quality
  3. Network Reception
  4. Screen (size and quality)
  5. Keyboard pleasant to use
  6. External screen
  7. Mini USB jack and 3.5 mm

Negative points:
  1. Excessive Price
  2. Plastic shell despite the price

Conclusion on the Nokia N76

First real clamshell smartphone oriented "fashion", the N76 lack of functionality when you look at the price requested. While the finish is good, the screen is very nice not to mention the system responsive and very comprehensive, but the wi-fi, a better image sensor and why not a metal hull would certainly have justified such a price.

Another small disappointment: the battery supplied with the N76 has acapacity of 700Mh, which could be just enough for large consumers of telephone calls. Do not exceed two days with normal use. Telephony side of pure quality listening and sensitivity are very good network, as usual with Nokia.
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