Nokia N9 Price in the Philippines, Features and Other Info: In our world today where people go crazy about smartphones and the type of mobile phone you are rocking sometimes dictates what class you are in, it is no wonder that smartphone manufacturers have been trying to outdo each other in coming up with the perfect handset.
In recent years, I don’t know how it came to be, but the iPhone from Apple sort of became the measuring stick when it comes to smartphones. You’d read news that this so-and-so manufacturer just announced their phone which is destined to become the iPhone killer.
Well, I say to each his own. And this time around, it is Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia making the claim that they are coming out with an iPhone killer with the announcement of the Nokia N9.
What is so special with the N9? Will it really be the real iPhone killer? What kind of specs does it have? Is it more of form over function? Or is it the other way around? Will this be the phone that turns the tables in favor of Nokia?
We got the early details about the Nokia N9 so read on just so you can whet your appetite as to what is to be expected from the newest iPhone killer.
Design and construction
The N9 is very appealing and this time around, I can say with confidence that the designers of this phone got their act together pretty well. With the device measuring 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, the Nokia N9 seems unremarkable at first glance but only after taking a closer look would you be able to appreciate its inherent beauty.
Sadly though, the body of the N9 is made entirely from plastic. Not to worry though because it boasts of a unibody design and is made from polycarbonate, a plastic of premium quality.
The Nokia N9 also looks very solidly-built and sturdy. It looks as if it can weather a lot of accidental drops compared to other very delicate-looking smartphones. In addition to that, the Nokia N9 is said to be not coated in paint. The color of its body is the color of the plastic it was made from. So even if you scratch it with your keys, no white line will come out or materialize as the color is through and through.
Under the hood
In this department, Nokia has tried to slug it out with the behemoths. The components under the hood of the N9 are just impressive. It draws its power from Cortex A8 CPU that is sitting on a Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 chipset and is running at 1GHz. The CPU is in tandem with 1GB of RAM for some smooth operation.
For graphical matters, the Nokia N9 rocks a PowerVR SGX530 GPU while the device will come in two versions in terms of onboard memory – 16GB and 64GB. The onboard memory should be sufficient enough because the device doesn’t have memory expansion options, as there is no available card slot in it.
Gorgeous. That’s all I can say about the display of the N9. It is a curved AMOLED capacitive touchscreen measuring 3.9 inches and has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and 16M colors.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass protects the display of N9 from scratches and damage and in addition to that, the display has the usual bevy of sensors like accelerometer and proximity sensor for a smoother user experience. The display also has an anti-glare polarizer installed on it making the screen of the N9 the least-reflective among those we have tested.
Trying to go with the flow in terms of the camera department, Nokia placed two shooters on the N9. The primary one is an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of snapping pictures with resolutions of up to 3264 x 2448 pixels. Aside from the Carl Zeiss optics, it also has dual-LED flash and autofocus and features geotagging, touch focus and face detection. This shooter also doubles as a video camcorder that can record clips in 720p at 30 frames per second.
Sadly, no news yet as to what the secondary front-facing camera will be like but it definitely will be something good enough for your video calls.
The Nokia N9 is powered by a standard 1,450 mAh Lithium-Ion battery that provides juice to the device that can last up to 7 hours of talk time and 450 hours of standby time as Nokia claims.
No real world tests yet but my guess is that the battery life of this device will be sufficient to get you through a full day’s use.
The bottom line
Nokia is hedging its bets with the Nokia N9 but the device is still something to look forward to. With the second iteration of the MeeGo OS running on the device and something that is way, way better compared to what the Nokia N900 had, the Nokia N9 may just be the light at the end of the tunnel for the Finnish giant.
One thing to note though is that Nokia should release this device to the market as soon as possible because the single-core processor that it rocks may just turn out to be something antiquated if Nokia bids for more time.
Nokia N9 Price in the Philippines (Official):
16GB – Php 24,990.00
64GB – Php 29,450.00
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