The Bottom Line
Music lovers won't be disappointed. Phone lovers will also like it, but the N91 is a melomaniac's device first.
- Excellent sound quality
- Nice, sturdy, durable stainless steel design
- Earpiece and ringtone volume could be higher
- Keypad is just acceptable
- Technology: GSM
- North America's first phone to include a built-in hard drive
- 2-Megapixel camera
Guide Review - Nokia N91 Review
The Nokia N91
is the second N series phone that I review. And I am almost as delighted as I was when I tested the Nokia N90
. Sturdy, durable design, great display, good sound... Well, excellent sound, since sound is what the N91 is about. A high-end music phone. And it has the perks you'd expect: Strong, flawless bass sounds yet crisp voices; The headset connector is not standard but there is another headset jack midway, where you can connect your own headsets -- even though those provided by Nokia were nice enough for the amateur music lover that I am. Fast forwarding is efficient, going slow at first and then faster as you keep it pressed. The N91 also features "Voice Radio", one of Nokia's recent innovations. And since we're talking about a media phone, the built-in hard drive, once connected with a USB cable, acts just like a removable disc: A piece of cake.
On the down side, the earpiece volume is ok but could be stronger. So is the speakerphone. The keypad, though much better than Nokia 8801's similar "embedded" keypad, isn't this phone's best strength.