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Nokia N96 US Remove phone

Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 29 Apr 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSSymbian (9.3), S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2Symbian (9.4), S60 5th Edition 
Dimensions4.05 x 2.16 x 0.70 inches (103 x 55 x 18 mm)4.61 x 2.18 x 0.63 inches (117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm) 
Weight4.40 oz (125 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
 
FeaturesNumeric keypad, Soft keys, Music control keysFull keyboard 
Display
Physical size2.8 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels360 x 640 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

143 ppi210 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio43.02 %52.08 % 
Features Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDDual LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.8F2.8 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Software Features Digital zoom 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing cameraYes  
Hardware
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 264 MHz, ARM9Single core, 434 MHz, ARM11 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

0.125 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM0.125 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Capacity950 mAh1500 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time3.83 hours
the average is 15 h (886 min)
6.66 hours
the average is 15 h (886 min)
 
Stand-by time9.6 days (230 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 16 days (377 h)
 
Talk time (3G)2.60 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
5.33 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)8.3 days (200 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Music playback14.00 hours37.00 hours 
Video playback5.00 hours4.50 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, TV-outTV-out 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS, Visual RadioFM, Stereo, RDS, FM Transmiter 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPSA-GPS 
OtherUPnP, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIPUPnP, Computer sync, SyncML 
Availability
Officially announced26 Aug 2008  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

11 Aug 200802 May 2009 
FCC ID value: QEYRM-247 linkFCC ID value: QVVRM-507 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.58 W/kg0.62 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz1900 MHz 
Body0.78 W/kg0.49 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz1900 MHz 

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