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  1. #1
    James Luff
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    Okay, it's upgrade time but out of the following two phones which is the
    best bet?

    Nokia N73 or
    Sony Ericsson K800i

    I currently have the Nokia N70 which is a great little phone. As I
    understand it the K800i has a better camera and is faster. But the N73
    has the Symbian operating system so I'm really torn. I use my current
    Nokia to mainly make phone calls, but also check my e-mail on a POP3
    account, occasionally do a little web browsing and take photos, when I
    remember I have a camera phone!

    I don't really have any Symbian applications that I use, although I have
    got the odd free game. Just the thought of having it even if I never use
    it appeals. I think I could live without it if the K800i was that much
    better as a phone. Can the K800i do all the things I want or should I
    stick to a trusted Nokia phone? People I have spoken to recommend the
    K800i, but they have all been Sony Ericsson users to start with so I
    consider them to be biased.

    What about connection to a PC, the Nokia is easy with Bluetooth and the
    sync software. How does the K800i shape up in this department for
    calender and contact synchronisation?

    Is there another phone I should be considering that is better than both
    these models? Please advise....

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  2. #2
    History
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    Re: which one?

    > Nokia N73 or
    > Sony Ericsson K800i


    I've always been a nokia man so I'm biased towards Nokia, the N73 is faster
    than any other symbian phone i've tried. There are some great 3rd party
    applications for this phone if you only go out and look for them. Symbian v3
    is rather new so there aren't as many applications available as is for the
    Symbian v2. I'm very happy with my phone and I'm quite fussy. You compare
    the screen size to the K750i (i know its old) and its laughable. I haven't
    held the K800i, but find the connectivity support for Nokia to be far
    superior to my g/f's K750i. Take a look at this excellent site for a more
    comprehensive review of both phones.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/





  3. #3
    Simon Dean
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    Re: which one?


    James Luff wrote:
    > Okay, it's upgrade time but out of the following two phones which is the
    > best bet?
    >
    > Nokia N73 or
    > Sony Ericsson K800i
    >
    > I currently have the Nokia N70 which is a great little phone. As I
    > understand it the K800i has a better camera and is faster. But the N73
    > has the Symbian operating system so I'm really torn. I use my current
    > Nokia to mainly make phone calls, but also check my e-mail on a POP3
    > account, occasionally do a little web browsing and take photos, when I
    > remember I have a camera phone!
    >
    > I don't really have any Symbian applications that I use, although I have
    > got the odd free game. Just the thought of having it even if I never use
    > it appeals. I think I could live without it if the K800i was that much
    > better as a phone. Can the K800i do all the things I want or should I
    > stick to a trusted Nokia phone? People I have spoken to recommend the
    > K800i, but they have all been Sony Ericsson users to start with so I
    > consider them to be biased.
    >
    > What about connection to a PC, the Nokia is easy with Bluetooth and the
    > sync software. How does the K800i shape up in this department for
    > calender and contact synchronisation?
    >
    > Is there another phone I should be considering that is better than both
    > these models? Please advise....
    >


    I've never used a Sony Ericsson, so I can't judge those. But what do you
    want to do?

    People scoff and laugh at me and ask me why I'd want a Nokia N80. They
    say "I already have a music player" or "I already have a big camera" or
    "I already have a GPS Unit" and I laugh at them and say, "yeah, well, I
    got all your ten devices in one". Then they just reiterate the same
    nonsense about "ha you're so lame, why do you want to check email when
    you're out. I'd rather use a pc" or "Why do I want GPS on my phone when
    I already got GPS" and I remind them about theft from cars, and the fact
    that everybody usually takes their phone with them, not their laptop, so
    i can always check my email, wherever I am, and because I take the phone
    with me,I always have a camera if Im in an accident. The retort is
    "well, I keep a spare camera in the glovebox". yawn.

    Off the beaten track.

    I guess what Im saying, you can always find an application for symbian.
    You got your GPS, your word viewers, your PDF viewers, your "notepad"
    your voice recorder, your games, your outlook active sync etc. You can
    play music, play videos when you're bored and trapped somewhere with no
    tv... (i'd rather watch tv on a big screen - yeah, well, when you don't
    have a big screen and bored to tears, I know i'll be happy)

    As for the camera on the N73, it's pretty good actually. It's only 3
    Megapixel, but it beats the **** out of my 3 Megapixel N80! Something to
    do with Carl Zeiss optics I reckon. But they're pretty good. Sound wise,
    although it's got "stereo speakers", four of the smeggers, the sound
    doesn't seem as impressive as my N80. So. Depends what you want to do.

    Plus the N73 can also act as an external hard drive, IIRC, just plug it
    in to a USB port and activate data transfer. Hey presto, no more PC Suite!

    Cya
    Simon

    PS This post bought to you by Mr Angry
    PPS You could wait for the Nokia N95. Ooh, sexy.



  4. #4
    James Luff
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    Re: which one?

    Simon Dean wrote:
    >> I currently have the Nokia N70 which is a great little phone. As I
    >> understand it the K800i has a better camera and is faster. But the N73
    >> has the Symbian operating system so I'm really torn. I use my current
    >> Nokia to mainly make phone calls, but also check my e-mail on a POP3
    >> account, occasionally do a little web browsing and take photos, when I
    >> remember I have a camera phone!
    >>
    >> I don't really have any Symbian applications that I use, although I
    >> have got the odd free game. Just the thought of having it even if I
    >> never use it appeals. I think I could live without it if the K800i was
    >> that much better as a phone. Can the K800i do all the things I want or
    >> should I stick to a trusted Nokia phone? People I have spoken to
    >> recommend the K800i, but they have all been Sony Ericsson users to
    >> start with so I consider them to be biased.
    >>
    >> What about connection to a PC, the Nokia is easy with Bluetooth and
    >> the sync software. How does the K800i shape up in this department for
    >> calender and contact synchronisation?
    >>
    >> Is there another phone I should be considering that is better than
    >> both these models? Please advise....
    >>

    >
    > I've never used a Sony Ericsson, so I can't judge those. But what do you
    > want to do?


    I said pretty much what I want to do in my original post. Well okay, I
    said what I currently do, but I want to do the same sort of stuff.

    > Plus the N73 can also act as an external hard drive, IIRC, just plug it
    > in to a USB port and activate data transfer. Hey presto, no more PC Suite!


    Yeah, I've read a couple of reviews on the N73 and I'm pretty much sold
    on it. Just depends what sort of upgrade price Orange will offer, can't
    get an upgrade price of the internet because it's showing "out of
    stock". It's free on new contracts, but they aren't going to give it
    away to existing customers. I would be reasonably happy to stick with my
    N70 for a while, although if Vodafone or O2 have any good offers I
    wouldn't mind switching to a new contract, I currently pay about 25 per
    month.

    > PPS You could wait for the Nokia N95. Ooh, sexy.


    Okay, that looks amazing.. but it's not going to be released for quite
    some time and when it does it's going to cost a fortune!

    --
    regards, James Luff Gamertag: Lufferov
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    "There are 10 types of people in the world:
    Those that understand binary, and those that don't."



  5. #5
    Simon Dean
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    Re: which one?

    James Luff wrote:
    > Simon Dean wrote:


    >>
    >> I've never used a Sony Ericsson, so I can't judge those. But what do
    >> you want to do?

    >
    >
    > I said pretty much what I want to do in my original post. Well okay, I
    > said what I currently do, but I want to do the same sort of stuff.


    Sorry... Missed the line that said you check your email, do a little web
    browsing and take pictures... Late night. Bad eyes.

    Here's a link actually, K800i vs N73 vs D900:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/n73_d900_k80...review-102.php

    Quality wise, the Samsung D900 sucks. It's debatable I think whether the
    K800i or N73 has a better camera. Personally, it looks like they both
    have their good points. Sometmes the N73 pictures look less like a
    cameraphone took the shots than the K800i - you know, the ethereal glow,
    halo's and distortions.

    >> Plus the N73 can also act as an external hard drive, IIRC, just plug
    >> it in to a USB port and activate data transfer. Hey presto, no more PC
    >> Suite!

    >
    >
    > Yeah, I've read a couple of reviews on the N73 and I'm pretty much sold
    > on it. Just depends what sort of upgrade price Orange will offer, can't
    > get an upgrade price of the internet because it's showing "out of
    > stock". It's free on new contracts, but they aren't going to give it
    > away to existing customers. I would be reasonably happy to stick with my
    > N70 for a while, although if Vodafone or O2 have any good offers I
    > wouldn't mind switching to a new contract, I currently pay about 25 per
    > month.


    A couple mates of mine have picked up an N73. Blows the N70 out of the
    water. Blows the N80 out of the water if it weren't for the sound
    quality or lack of wifi - and if you get it on O2, lack of memory card!
    But it's got a nice big screen and its not a slidy thingy, which makes
    it more robust in my opinion. My slider is already becoming a bit
    wobbly. Pff. Nokia.

    >
    >> PPS You could wait for the Nokia N95. Ooh, sexy.

    >
    >
    > Okay, that looks amazing.. but it's not going to be released for quite
    > some time and when it does it's going to cost a fortune!
    >


    You mean just because it's got a 5 Megapixel camera, audio controls,
    wifi, and gps?

    Yeah. Could be right. I hope it's not released for another year, then
    hopefully I can get one :-) I was hoping for an N92 myself. But, what
    with lack of DVB-H broadcasting, looks like we won't be getting that any
    time soon!

    Cya
    Simon



  6. #6
    David R
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    Re: which one?

    "James Luff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Yeah, I've read a couple of reviews on the N73 and I'm pretty much sold on
    > it. Just depends what sort of upgrade price Orange will offer, can't get
    > an upgrade price of the internet because it's showing "out of stock". It's
    > free on new contracts, but they aren't going to give it away to existing
    > customers. I would be reasonably happy to stick with my N70 for a while,
    > although if Vodafone or O2 have any good offers I wouldn't mind switching
    > to a new contract, I currently pay about 25 per month.
    >
    >> PPS You could wait for the Nokia N95. Ooh, sexy.

    >
    > Okay, that looks amazing.. but it's not going to be released for quite
    > some time and when it does it's going to cost a fortune!
    >
    > --
    > regards, James Luff Gamertag: Lufferov
    > remove 'nospam' to e-mail
    > "There are 10 types of people in the world:
    > Those that understand binary, and those that don't."


    Probably better trying one; I found the k800i better than the N73 in terms
    of what I wanted to use it for, and the UI isn't slow at all. Nseries are
    all symbian, and thus pretty slow. One may be less slow than another, but
    still, slowwww!

    If you don't need powerpoint/word applications, and let's face it, only the
    budding business person *really* does, then go try both in a shop in your
    hand, and see what you think. Sony UI is slightly different from Nokias, so
    give it a while.





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