Got my N96 for 2 weeks. The phone are not lousy as the forumer said. the Battery can last for 2 days. Every function are great, not lag in menu and others too. GPS is very fast. nothing to complaint for a great phone.
This phone is rubbish, tiny screen, can't read webpages easily, it's sooo hard to use, what a stupid menu system.
I'm going back to my iPhone.
daniel, 13 Oct 2008Stop whinging about battery life - all the new phones have poor battery life. The trade-off fo... moreDear Daniel. you are complete and total right.
Thanks for giving a nice view on it.
Stop whinging about battery life - all the new phones have poor battery life. The trade-off for size in all mobile phones is poor battery life - Just charge it every night or by yourself a car charger - wait it comes with one = problem solved! As for the phone, i got mine a week ago and it works great. Speakers and media players are definately an improvement as well as the dual LED flash and the video recording. I also like the flat panel design. Overall it does everything a phone should do and it does it very very well. If you have an N95i it is not worth upgrading to this, but if you don't have an N95i and want the top of the range model get an N96 - i got mine and managed to squeeze optus in Aust. for $0 on a $49 cap!
I bought this mobile 3 days ago by $736. You can’t compare N96 to N95 8GB. N95 8GB got shaky slider (very very very poor slider). Other phones got small screens and no internal memory. Internal memory is more stable than external memory and you don’t have to buy one. I used N95, N95 8GB & N82. N96 is much better than these phones externally (perfect slider-wide clear screen – dual flash) and internally. N96’s battery can live at least 3 days with normal use and you can recharge it within 2 hrs not like Samsung i8510. N96 is also better than N85 which has small screen and no internal memory. The only disadvantage of N96 is the price.
Well u need to buy what u like not what the latest phone in da market!!THINK ABOUT IT!!
If you don't need the large internal memory and DVB-H (which is useless in the UK and most other countries) I'd go for the N85. Better looking and slightly smaller with similar functions.
Anonymous FOOOL!, 12 Oct 2008Sumsung i850 is useless phone n96 is the best.Grow up ! Obviously haven't used the 2 handsets !
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2008I have had n96 for over a week now and i totally not liking it. Its got very poor performance ... morenot true. my n96 comes with n gage asphalt and it no problem in any aspect when playing. but my ph has some bugs in other areas.
I Compared this phone & G810 Samsung's Camera and G810 was so better than N96's Camera! Why Nokia always is Behind of Samsung in Camera ??!!
Glad I decided to get the i8510 5 wks ago instead of waiting for this huge disappointment of a handset to come out. Had been waiting since beginning of the year for N96 to arrive, thought yep that'll be my next upgrade from my N95, but no, they've taken so long to release the phone that it has now been overtaken as the best all round Symbian handset by the i8510.
When you get down to the specs there is hardly any improvement over the N95. That is pretty poor when you think that the original N95 was release in the UK over 18 months ago.
I am generally an admirer of Nokia handsets but I can not believe how cheap this phone feels, it's supposed to be their Flagship !
Surely there must be something more advanced than this from Nokia in the near future which hasn't been announced yet ?
Are they purposely letting the competition catch up ? Squeezing every last penny out of the N95 design ?
awsome person, 10 Oct 2008ugh i am reeaally getting sick of people who have not even got the phone, and just say it is s... moreI have had n96 for over a week now and i totally not liking it. Its got very poor performance in graphics, its benchmarikin is just 900 something(while n95 goes to 6000 something!). The Snakes game lags in it(wth!).
Gsmarena, I think you should add the Graphics stuff too in your review, because you said, that the cpu difference wouldnt be so easy to find out in the applications, but i have to say, pls try out ngage games in it, and it would be lagging for you too( try brothers in arms, snakes itself, )
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2008are u gus saying the truth about this phone cause i want to buy it buy the phone.dont believe on the negative comments on this forum.i am now using it. excellent mobile.
2pac, 11 Oct 2008How can I protect the screen?i bought plastic protector fits for screen. it is very nice.
I have had mine for a few days now and i personally like the design and the phone's features. Whilst many of you complain about the battery life i work in a phone store and let me tell you all phones with this many features all have poor battery life! Furthermore, it is very very loud, good quality audio and the build seems of a very good quality, Stop complaining, whilst it is not a huge step up from the N95i, it is still the best compromise between a smartfone and a traditional fone on the market.