Mobile camera phones review

No longer is the humble mobile phone merely a communication device.
 
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  • Updated:26 Mar 2009
 

02.Results

The following models scored the best results in our test.

What to buy
Brand Price
LG KC910 Renoir $599
Nokia N78 $699
Nokia N85 $919
Samsung SGH-F480 $699
Nokia N95 $1059
Sony Ericsson C905 $999
Nokia 6220 Classic $689
 

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Results table

Full results for all models are shown in the table below.

PERFORMANCE
PHONE
Make/Model Overall
Choice
score
Ease
of use
score
(%)
SMS
score
(%)
Call sound
quality score
(%)
Durability
score
(%)
Sensitivity
score
(%)
Battery
Life
score (%)
Calling
time
(hours)
Charging
time
(minutes)
Music
Player
score (%)
LG KC910 Renoir
www.lge.com.au
71 72 77 67 75 73 63 4 130 67
NOKIA N78
www.nokia.com.au
69 68 64 56 65 72 72 3 100 71
NOKIA N85
www.nokia.com.au
67 64 54 60 40 73 80 4 170 77
NOKIA N95 8GB
www.nokia.com.au
67 67 73 53 60 72 70 3 90 64
SAMSUNG SGH-F480
Touchwiz
www.samsung.com/au/
67 64 77 59 73 76 70 4 170 64
SONY ERICSSON C905
www.sonyericsson.com.au
67 70 39 64 81 76 61 4 110 70
NOKIA 6220 classic
www.nokia.com.au
66 68 57 58 50 71 57 2 100 57
NOKIA E71
www.nokia.com.au
65 62 54 61 69 74 83 4 120 54
NOKIA 6210 Navigator
www.nokia.com.au
65 65 51 58 63 69 64 3 90 62
NOKIA N96
www.nokia.com.au
65 66 57 57 62 71 56 3 86 74
SAMSUNG SGH-i900 Omnia
www.samsung.com/au/
65 55 64 55 69 77 90 8 120 59
SONY ERICSSON C902
www.sonyericsson.com.au
65 60 63 62 86 76 66 3 120 62
SONY ERICSSON W902
www.sonyericsson.com.au
65 63 38 61 73 71 72 4 125 70
LG KU990 Viewty
www.lge.com.au
64 64 73 59 73 68 47 3 155 55
SONY ERICSSON C702
www.sonyericsson.com.au
64 67 65 59 68 76 61 3 160 60
SONY ERICSSON Xperia X1
www.sonyericsson.com.au
64 63 77 63 40 73 83 6 185 54
SAMSUNG I8510 innov8
www.samsung.com/au/
63 52 55 60 68 72 73 6 155 67
NOKIA 6600 slide
www.nokia.com.au
62 62 53 58 67 73 63 3 100 61
SAMSUNG SGH-U900 Soul
www.samsung.com/au/
62 60 73 56 73 75 53 4 150 59
SONY ERICSSON W980i
www.sonyericsson.com.au
62 67 50 61 85 76 74 4 120 71
NOKIA E66
www.nokia.com.au
61 62 36 55 70 68 66 3 90 54

CAMERA FEATURES
Make/Model Overall camera score (%) Camera picture quality score (%) Display score (%) Camera ease of use score (%) Versatility score (%) Battery score (%) PC connectivity score (%) Camera resolution, (megapixels) Pictbridge Wifi
LG KC910 Renoir
www.lge.com.au
71 59 93 70 54 61 100 8
NOKIA N78
www.nokia.com.au
75 60 90 76 48 87 100 3.2
NOKIA N85
www.nokia.com.au
74 60 92 77 48 83 100 5
NOKIA N95 8GB
www.nokia.com.au
69 67 92 78 48 84 50 5
SAMSUNG SGH-F480 Touchwiz
www.samsung.com/au/
66 59 88 73 36 62 80 5
SONY ERICSSON C905 69 63 88 78 42 48 100 8.1
NOKIA 6220 classic
www.nokia.com.au
77 70 88 83 54 75 100 5
NOKIA E71
www.nokia.com.au
69 48 90 47 48 100 100 3.2
NOKIA 6210 Navigator
www.nokia.com.au
72 55 93 70 48 82 100 3.2
NOKIA N96
www.nokia.com.au
69 57 93 69 60 65 80 5
SAMSUNG SGH-i900 Omnia
www.samsung.com/au/
68 65 88 69 48 82 60 5
SONY ERICSSON C902
www.sonyericsson.com.au
64 50 84 82 48 55 80 5
SONY ERICSSON W902 www.sonyericsson.com.au 68 53 88 67 48 70 100 5
LG KU990 Viewty
www.lge.com.au
65 58 90 90 54 42 60 5
SONY ERICSSON C702
www.sonyericsson.com.au
64 49 88 80 48 53 80 3.2
SONY ERICSSON Xperia X1
www.sonyericsson.com.au
66 53 92 54 48 85 80 3.2
SAMSUNG I8510 innov8
www.samsung.com/au/
67 68 95 59 48 49 80 8
NOKIA 6600 slide
www.nokia.com.au
63 53 90 55 36 85 70 3.5
SAMSUNG SGH-U900 Soul
www.samsung.com/au/
60 58 92 59 36 38 80 5
SONY ERICSSON W980i
www.sonyericsson.com.au
52 39 92 51 12 82 50 3.2
NOKIA E66
www.nokia.com.au
68 41 92 69 48 86 100 3.2

Using the table

  • Ease of use 18.75%
  • SMS: 10%
  • Music player score: 10%
  • Sound quality: 8.75%
  • Durability 7.5%
  • General phone ease of use: 6.25%
  • Sensitivity: 5%
  • Battery life: 5%

Camera scores

  • Camera picture quality: 10%
  • Display: 5%
  • Camera ease of use: 5%
  • Camera versatility: 5%
  • Battery score used as a camera: 5%
  • PC connectivity: 5%