Checked this out today and the only downside comment I have is the design. I think the N95 looks better.
yomolungma, 22 Oct 2008it´s the best multimedia celular phone that i can see in the market, the best design, the best... moreyes I was wondering why the battery life dies so quickly with the nokia n96. I guess nokia is trying the same trick as apple in terms of selling us slow phones/batteries and after that selling their new versions later on for a higher price. I experienced a few freeze ups while leaving my n96 phone on standby and had to reboot by taking the battery out. Will have to wait for a new firmware to come out then it might function better. Until then we might have to wait for the nokia n97, 98 or 99 to come out.
it´s the best multimedia celular phone that i can see in the market, the best design, the best features with new release for simbian os, etc, etc...buuuut i can't understand why nokia continue launching devices with batteries model bl-5f, is not a good battery for this kind of multimedia device!!!
McLarren, 22 Oct 2008Nokia is Mercedez for me
If Nokia is Toyota then Toyota must be the number one car in the wor... moreHi,
Does the Nokia have automatic gear box? Wow its amazing what phones can do these days...!!!!
Manish, 22 Oct 2008I would like to have onethe nokia n96 is for 70 grand i bought it but the battery sucks it dosent even stay one day so any one crazy abt this cell phone jus go for the shaska buss and nothing else!
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2008Nokia is Toyota they are everywhere for everyone from kid's to grandparents.Nokia is Mercedez for me
If Nokia is Toyota then Toyota must be the number one car in the world for you.. Cheers!
McLarren, 22 Oct 2008Nokia is Mercedez Motorola is BMW Samsung is Mitsubishi, whats that brand again?Nokia is Toyota they are everywhere for everyone from kid's to grandparents.
Carlose, 21 Oct 2008i was a Nokia fan but we must confirm that samsung is more powerful now and can beat Nokia and... moreNokia is Mercedez
Motorola is BMW
Samsung is Mitsubishi, whats that brand again?
i think n96 is the worst nseries phone. such a waste of valuable money in these times of bankruptcy and joblessness.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2008This gonna be my last comment written on this N96 page. I hope this comment helps many ppl. I ... moreHi there, there is already a software update which says that it is better, I live in Austraila and I can't get the software for this mobile the current software on the mobile is 10.065 and the new software is 11.065. I dont have any issues with my n96.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970very good my boy, be happy and god bless you
Here some things I like and dislike about the N96:
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2008please advise me which GPS software is working on this mobile, Nokia maps I know, but want som... moreIt has route 66 and downloadable full maps for 160 country,Also the free application of google (google maps)
I have finally got my hands on the much awaited Nokia N96 which I have been waiting until its release in the UK which coincided with my contract being available for an upgrade. Now I have finally got my hands on the Nokia N96 and here is my opinion.
I have used the Nokia N95 for the year and a half since it was release Q2 – 2007. I have been a very satisfied customer of it despite its few drawbacks. I have been using almost all the features given on it, have been using TomTom installed on it and have been looking forward for the N96. I am actually pleased though there aren’t many significant Differences. My comparison is against the Nokia N95.
o Larger Screen than the Nokia N95 and is very good. Would be very good when I get around installing TomTom on this
o Pleasant look and feel. Similar to the N95 but there is a slight difference felt. The Finish of the phone has attempted to go into iPhone territory. Looks nice, however as a person who doesn’t like finger marks on my phone, it is not that great. Easily shows finger marks. However I don’t bother as I tend to wipe it all the time. After 1 ˝ years of using the N95 I haven’t got one single scratch mark on it.
o Has a kick stand accommodating for video / tv viewing. Speakers positioned accordingly.
o The phone though looks like a posh toy, it does have a feel of durability on it. So I am hoping it is as durable as my N95 after the rough throws I have put on it.
o I like the idea of DVB-H TV on the phone. Not got around using it yet, will be nice when I do, hopefully.
o Performance wise, there is a slight decline observed, and when I researched online, quite questionably it seems as if they have put in a processor with lower clock speed. I can’t understand why Nokia would downgrade on the processor when the Nokia N95 was not the greatest of performers anyway. However it is certainly not a showstopper, but an upgrade of the processor would have been very welcome.
o The Hands-free kit cannot control radio channels. You have to press the button on the phone to change channels. As a person who listens to the radio while walking to work with the phone in the pocket and switching channels using the handsfree kit, it is a total let down.
o The USB connector is nto the same as the Nokia N95 which used a generic Micro USB cable. The N96 has a slightly different one. So you have to have your Nokia N96 USB Cable now and cannot borrow it off a similar device like the N95 was able to.
o I am extremely surprised why Nokia stuck to the same battery as the N95 (the BL-5F) which was heavily criticised for it. I am used to the routine of recharging the phone everyday and having a spare battery on full charge at all times. However I expected the N96 to have improved the battery. The N95-8GB was given the BL-6F which was supposedly more lasting than the BL-5F. I wonder why they went back to the BL-5F.
o Sounds are not as great as the Nokia N95. The Nokia default ring tones are nicer, however is very softer. So I am compelled to use my choice of Mp3 song as the ring tone. The Volume of the speakers are not as crisp and sharp and loud as the N95.
o The back cover is too light weighted plastic. I fear I might hurt it easily.
Overall, I am excited about the phone nad intend to put to test over the next 18 months into my contract and I hope Nokia has upped the standards I have had in my mind on my good old N95 which I am going to miss after 18 months of great service. Love you N95, welcome N96!