N91 Review

There’s a brief review of the N91 in today’s Guardian, which reminds me to mention two small annoyances that I’ve found with it.

Firstly, although it supports video calls there is no camera on the front of the phone. This means that if you’re making a video call then the other person can’t see you. Unless you turn the phone over. At which point you can’t see them. Not that I make many (any!) video calls, but it seems a bit of a stupid design decision.

Secondly, the battery life is a bit rubbish. I can still remember my old Nokia 6310i which would go for over a week without needing to be charged. I need to charge the N91 every 48 hours. I’m always forgetting this and end up spending an afternoon (like this afternoon) listening to the phone plaintively beeping at me every hour or so to remind me to recharge it.


  1. I’ve never understood why phones don’t have an “acknowledge” button that tells the phone “Yes, I know you’re running out of power, I’ve remembered this, but I’m nowhere near a power socket and I’d still like you to keep receiving calls for as long as possible, so kindly SHUT UP”.

  2. Hey Dave, do you have a sample video from the N91 up on the web anywhere?? I know there is a 2MP camera on it, but i was wondering if the video quality is good also.Thx.

  3. You can stretch the battery length to three or four days by turning off loads of the unwanted functions.* The 3G networking can be deactivated and set to GSM (unless you NEED the high speed WAP all the time.*Some of the other things like the auto brightness/light sensor can be turned off (or at least set to low- with the screen you only need it at full brightness if your in a really dark room)have a look through the phone options and ask yourself if you really need to have them immediatly available.It worked on my N80 =)

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