The camera isn’t the best I’ve seen on a mobile. Image processing is a bit slow. You have to wait a while after pressing the side-mounted shutter button before your photo is rendered on the screen. This shutter delay really makes capturing images of a moving subject rather tricky.
Image quality is OK, though. The coloured dish shot under normal household lighting conditions is good. Its colours reproduce well, and the photo is sharp. The bowl of tiny chillies, freshly harvested from an indoor plant and shot, like the dish, indoors and without the flash, look appetising, and their green and red tones are vibrant.
Testing the macro lens, the ”Sempervivum” photo is good. The individual plants are just a couple of cm across. But get closer than 10cm from the subject and the lens can’t cope.
You also get AV out cables with the phone so can send photos, and any video you shoot, to a TV easily. And when it comes to battery life I got eight and a half hours of music playback from a full battery. That’s a lot better than the 5 hours I got from the original N95
If you are vacillating between the N81 8GB and the N95 8GB then I’d probably advise you to go for this one. It is bigger, but I think it is better too. If you own an original N95 and really like the format, then this would be a reasonable upgrade.
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