Do I need a data package to access the internet or is the wireless modem of the n95 enough ? I am a cingular customer, I was wondering if my sim card is not in the telephone, will I be able to use features like internet or music player ? Thank you !
To those "black PR people" who write here, but have no actual phones:
Well, I got one... I was awaiting for it last 6 months. After all - just a huge frustration. Yes - you can view video, yes - you can see weather report and listen to the music and even multiply 1234 by 9876 in a few seconds... that's it. The major thing it lacks is the phone itself. Apple is probably a generation behind of all other manufacturers - simply speaking - it just sucks... I'm not talking about nice wrapping - it's really nice and cool. BUT - the phone itself is BAD. It has an average reception in place where anything else has great. It has NO signal in place when all other phones (4 in my household) show at least 2..3 bars. It shows some signal when it sits in the cradle, but once taken in hand - no signal at all. Its EDGE is nothing... really - no signal around Staten Island, around Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Govanus Hwy, nothing around Brighton), nothing in lower Manhattan. In a few places where EDGE worked - one may loose patience waiting for one simple page loads up... each video of YouTube - 3 minutes waiting...
A "Predictive" keyboard has TWO different modes - one with digits and special characters and another one with normal characters - had anybody tried entering a 26 character long WEP HEX password when you join a WiFi network? It's a humiliation on humanity... those people who invented this keyboard are sadists - otherwise I have NO explanation why they could do it...
Camera - what can I say - it's 2Mpixel... That's it - could be worse. No video mode - I suspect that Apple will charge something 3 months from now for an "upgrade" to convert the still photo camera to a video one...
The above is not counting a crude 2 year contract with recently returned back "at&t" and the fact that the phone is dead without it... Oh.. yes - the phone virtually stills when you try to send an e-mail and there is a low or no data-speed - it's "dead" like an old Dos or Win3.1 - no real multitasking or scheduler. Yes - it's fashioned and cool and I'm going to "enjoy" it a full month before returning it back and canceling AT&T contract for loosing $36 activation fee (I consider it as a cost of experience). Oh yeah - it's NOT a OS X inside - it's something looking close to it (the dashboard and apps and Safari doesn't sync bookmarks with my Firefox the same way as Mail doesn't do it with Thunderbird). For those who don't know - OS X is an Unix based (BSD) operating system with open user interfaces - while this one is something absolutely locked and brain-dead (yes, it's brain-dead user friendly - it "knows" what the brain-less user wants). By the way - the "cool" orientation interface change works ONLY in Browser and Photo mode, all other functions always in a Vertical mode (well, the youtube videos are played ONLY in - horizontal mode :-)). The last drop - this gadget which has all possible means of data transfer uses ONLY cradle and wire to sync up to your computer - the WiFi and Edge are NOT used. And the last - talking about this thing is supposed to be the phone at first - when it's in DATA mode on EDGE - it does NOT receive calls, the AT&T sends call to your voice-mail AND you have NO even idea that you're missing [perhaps] important call when you're watching some nice clip or staring at a WEB page... Yeah... they forgot that this thing is the phone...
I don't have N95 nor E90, but now I really want one - Apple's mountain delivered a mouse (for those who understands what that expression means)... Very sad - I'm and all my family are Mac lovers (this review is typed now in my home Mac-mini - the System admin of this WEB site may check the log and confirm this fact :-)) and I did not expect such a set up from Apple (after over 6 month waiting time).
i m using n95 1 month.i got is a fantastic phone,camera ,sound ,gprs is amazing.bettery timming is not bad,i upgrade the latest firmware baterry performance is improve.i realy love this phone every thing is in n95.superb
yea u r right, from the beginning i did not say i own n95. but my opinion is not fake after i try these n95 almost three times a week by borrow from my college friend and even other dealer. i did not own this phone because i want to test it clear before i purchase. meanwhile this phone price are not expensive in my country
I got both phones N95 and Iphone, and compared them, N95 is good but its too expensive, GPS is the only thing better, battery sucks, internet is ok. Iphone battery is good, its really easy to use and its fashion, you can watch videos better than the N95, its fast and who cares about 3G? Iphone is the best one on the market right now. About the camera N95 is just little bit better, the 2MP Iphone is very nice too!
FROM 1 to 10 WHO IS BETTER
Internet N95=7 Iphone=9
Maps N95=8 Iphone=10
GPS N95=10 Iphone=0 (no gps)
Speed N95=8 Iphone=8
Speaker N95=9 Iphone=5
Style N95=6 Iphone=10
Keyword N95=8 Iphone=9
Music N95=7 Iphone=9
Video N95=8 Iphone=10
YouTube N95=0 Iphone=10
Photos N95=7 Iphone=10
Camera N95=9 Iphone=7
Movies N95=8 Iphone=10
Messages N95=9 Iphone=8
Email N95=8 Iphone=9
I was going to keep the N95, but now im going to buy the Iphone.Its much better, im not Apple fan, I love Nokias but anyway.
rite! i av had this mob 4 about 4mounths now! its the best!!! all iff mii m8s bum ova it and i love it! and yes it is betta then the n73 i no this coz i had n73 b4 i gt n95!
lots of loveage..x
W850 don't have the features that N95 has, the review is right N95 is still the best phone out in the market, iphone maybe but with that price tag & contract with at&t it really sucks. N95 is a lot better than iphone
to syqt,,hi its brynn ,,,sorry i meant i was agreeing with the comments on battery life with joey...I am using my s/e w900i earbuds with this fone for huge bass extension with good treble but dont own a n91 to compare..I had s/e p990i before this and further before the n73 and n80 but was sad to find no improvement in battery over the n80 dispite gsm arena claiming a 6.5 hr talktime.
RAM on this phone is terrible!I sometimes use operamini(saves data costs)and I find the phone resets itself especially if I open up another program or try and zoom in on a photo.Not really a multimedia computer im afraid.
To joey and bryan.....how could you say n95's sound is better? what's ur firmaware version? and i have 10.0.018. And my n91 8GB is a million times better than my current phone n95.
is any software problems with this fone? or any other probs?????????????????????????
I have had my N95 on O2 for 2 weeks now and not had a problem. Everything is working great. Not frooze or restarted itself. GPS lock in under 30 seconds and has not lost it connection. Even pick up a signal in my house. The camera is very very good and video camera is fantastic. I would recommend this phone to anyone.
..n95 music n sound quality is bettr than n91 n n91 8gb..as a mattr of fact,i think its bettr than ne cell fone available in da market now..n da loudspeaker's mo than adequate..
i realy dun justify buyin a fone fo tht much n den carry 2 batt. wid it.. i mean y da hell wud ne1 wanna buy a fone tht xpensive n carry 2 batt. at da same tym..i've da N95 n i lyk it a lot as wel but i seriously think sumthin shud b dun bout da batt. n also da speed of da fone itself n da fone has poor craftsmanship,creaks a lot n there's mark above the 3 button in the keypad due 2 the slide mechanism..nokia shud com up wid a solution fo these cons,namely da batt. probz..i mean whts da point ov usin such feature packd fone wen i wont even b able 2 use fo long due 2 lo batt..n i repeat,i stil dun justify carryin an xtra batt. wid me 2 use da fone..u dun buy xpensive fones 2 carry around an xtra batt. in ur pocket fo usin,jus in case ur primary batt. runs out on u..
I have 2 batteries now and the phone is pure perfection.
Nothing can beat it for ease of use and video quality.
It has been 2 months now and I wouldn't part with it for......any less than I paid because my god it was expensive..
It will be bargain of the century when prices drop.