Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nokia C6 vs Nokia N97 Mini

Nokia, one of the top mobile phone manufacturers, launched their new set of phones last April 13. Ever since the launch, there has been a lot of talk regarding the new mobile phones. The Nokia C6, for instance is being regarded as a replacement of the N97 Mini. Let’s take a look at the features of these two mobile phones.

N97 Mini
The N97 Mini has dimensions of 113 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm and weight of 138 grams. It has 3.2” TFT resistive touch screen with resolution of 360 x 640 pixels. It can display 16M colors. The screen has proximity sensor that automatically turns off touch sensitivity especially when the user is making phone calls. There’s also the accelerometer sensor that auto-rotates images to either portrait or landscape view. It also has handwriting recognition. The handset also comes with a full QWERTY keyboard.

At the back of the N97 Mini is a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and geo-tagging features. This camera can be used for video recording. The phone also has a secondary camera for video calls. It comes with a Stereo FM Radio with RDS and media player for playing audio (MP3, WMA, WAV and eAAC+) and video (MP4, WMV and RealVideo) files.

The phone runs the Symbian OS v9.4 on a 434 MHz ARM 11 processor. The N97 Mini has 8 GB onboard flash and 128 MB RAM. It comes with a slot for microSD that can go as large as 16 GB. The phone has GPRS and EDGE. It’s also WiFi capable and has 3G HSDPA, with maximum speed of 3.6 Mbps, for browsing the internet. The phone has Bluetooth technology and microUSB for connectivity with other devices.

This smartphone comes with dimensions of 113 x 53 x 16.8 mm. This phone is heavier than the N97 Mini as it weighs 150 grams. The screen is a 3.2” TFT touch screen with resolution 360 x 640 pixels and can display up to 16M colors. The screen of this phone also comes with proximity sensor and accelerometer. It also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The phone also comes with a 5-megapixel camera. However, unlike the N97 Mini, its camera comes with face and smile detection feature, apart from the autofocus and geo-tagging. The camera can also be used for video recording and it also comes with a secondary camera. It has Stereo FM Radio and media player that can play the same audio and video file formats as the N97 Mini.

This phone comes with the same processor as the N97 Mini and runs the same operating system. The internal memory of this phone, however, is only 200 MB but its memory can be expanded to up to 16 GB via microSD. Like the N97 Mini, this phone also has GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA and WLAN WiFi, and Bluetooth and microUSB. The HSDPA, however, has maximum speed of 7.2 Mbps.

The two phones almost have the same features with the exception of the dimensions, internal memory, camera features and HSDPA rates. The launching price, however of the Nokia C6 is lower than the Nokia N97 Mini. You can find the best Nokia C6 deals from among the many phone contracts at Moby1.

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