The Nokia N73 – Smartphone, Smart Camera

When you go shopping for a mobile phone these days, almost every device you come across — except perhaps for a freebie or the most entry-level models — includes some sort of built-in camera. And while certainly useful, most phone-integrated cameras are not designed (or intended) to replace a dedicated digital camera.

The Nokia N73 Smartphone (front)

Befitting a device designed for multimedia, the N73 includes stereo speakers, which are individually located at the top and bottom of the unit, ostensibly to provide a better stereo separation effect. They sound OK but ultimately suffer from the same hollowness inherent in any small speakers.

The included earbuds sound much better, and since the AC adapter uses a dedicated connector you can use them while charging the device. The earbuds also have an in-line volume control and serve as a tuner for the N73’s FM radio.

Pricing & Availability
Like many of Nokia’s most cutting-edge phones, you won’t find the N73 on the
menu at any domestic carrier, so if you want one you’ll have to shell out
anywhere between $475 and about $600 for an unlocked model.

While 3.2 megapixels isn’t the most you can get in a camera phone today, the Nokia N73 makes a very capable and well-rounded multimedia device. If the ability to take photos and listen to music is as important to you as making calls then the Nokia N73 is a solid and stylish way to do the job.

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