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The N73 has some lagging when you move through its menus, but it is faster than the E50 which is based on the same Symbian 9.1 S60 Interface operating system. Opening most of the applications and games is fast, but waiting for things like the multimedia menu, the gallery and the camera is annoying.

Surprisingly, the N73's signal strength is average and we were unable to place a call in places with poor coverage – we could not even establish a connection. During the tests in an area where the signal gradually fades, we found out that the performance of the handset was worse than the one of the phone we compare all the rest to. The 1100mAh battery provided by the manufacturer is claimed to be enough for more than three and a half hours talk-time and two weeks in standby mode, and through normal usage, including taking pictures with the camera and listening to the music, the phone should last for at least two or three days.


The N73 is a multimedia-centric device and as a smartphone it can expand its abilities with additional applications, which is a huge advantage over the rival models from other manufacturers – the K800 from SonyEricsson for example. It is one of the best cameraphones on the market now with its 3-megapixels and auto-focus lens by Carl Zeiss, and produces images even better than the Nokia's flagship phone – the N93. Although its music player's interface is not the most comfortable to use, it offers good options for sorting, but unfortunately the sound from the stereo speakers lacks quality for a portable audio system. Overall, the N73 is very good device, and the Symbian S60 OS justifies the bulky size.


  • 3-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens.
  • Very good personalization of the phone including the homescreen, the main menu and the applications.
  • Big and bright display with QVGA resolution and realistic detailed image.
  • Incredible Internet Browser.


  • Uncomfortable keypad.
  • Low sound quality of the stereo speakers.
  • Noise-reduction kills image's detail.

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