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Nokia N95 8GB review: Return of the king

23 November 2007 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia N95 8GB review: Return of the king - read the full textAbout a year ago Nokia released a tech-freak's dream of a handset offering a mouthwatering horde of features in a fairly compact size. The omnipresent N95 spawned a successor and now the question is how much better can it get. Nokia N95 8GB sure has good...

 

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This is one of the best nokia phones

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  • 2014-06-04 20:10
  • fmR9

yes, good phone, when be return in asia.

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  • 2014-03-27 09:38
  • tV3K

no work games and lifeblog

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  • 2012-04-24 04:24
  • JaeE

> In reply to zeekay @ 2012-01-01 15:29 from uWxr - click to readYes i strongly agreed with you. I've been using this phone for the past 5 years and i was working very very well. I also not understand why it is discontinued??? After my N95 8GB was down for a year, i really cannot find another phone to compare with it until today i m still using a simple phone but to wait for something good which is very similar to my N95 8GB but i cannot find one. I dont really like the touch screen phone which makes me headache. Anyone have any suggestion? Honestly, I will still stick with my favourite - Nokia =)

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  • 2012-02-29 05:27
  • tu6x

the phone is outstanding!! had it for 3 years and work amazingly. the only problem i had with it was the software issue. whenever i started Ebuddy application, it restarted.
but why is this discontinued?? i really want it back.

9/10 for this phone..

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  • 2012-01-01 15:29
  • uWxr

itz an awesome phone veryyyyy classy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­
­ juzz love it to the core!

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  • 2011-07-06 16:54
  • KSwr

Good phone!

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  • 2011-03-11 16:08
  • 0Bhv

Had it for a year. very reliable phone. Finds me work via GPS, entertain in trains, buses. works with most wifi gadgets, used as a universal remote

Camera is good and gets the job done. Mind you it can put some of the 8MP cameras to shame like.....Xperia...LMAO. Not even the Iphone 3GS has a video conferencing feature, ON A 3G phone.

I think this is the best communication centered phone with no touchscreen.




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  • 2010-12-03 10:46
  • R526

nice phone..

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  • 2010-09-22 13:56
  • Mfx1

hey guys can you help me with my problem of this N95 8GB,Applications are gone,there are lacking in menu features like galleries,application and etc...pls help me !!

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  • 2010-07-23 04:06
  • PT}I

Its a nice phone, no doubt

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  • 2009-12-16 20:49
  • PIdZ

Hi,

I recently bought the N95 8GB (RM-320) Nokia device.

For me, it's important to mention that this device has a great chipset which incorporates impressive 3D and video acceleration. The IMAP2 that powers this phone is pretty impressive to me. It's a very versatile machine and comes with everything needed from wifi to infrared (as if anyone needs that these days).

Great sound, great screen and a handy multimedia device. I use it as a portable drive, but that brings up the main downside for me. The Data rate to and from the internal flash memory is under 1MB/s for me always. Somewhere like 600-900KB/s I think.

The hardware accelerated h264 at 640x480x30fps is pretty good when played through the TV out. Certainly a bonus for VJing and presentations.

The camera is excellent also, but like other Nokia phones I've owned it seems to fake the full resolution and when images are zoomed to 100% they look like half-sized images that have been upsized. The algorithm looks better but you can tell it's not stored the full resolution at some stage in the pipeline.

This could also be because of crappy JPG compression I guess. I would like to have an application that can photo directly to PNG or another lossless format, at full resolution.

When filming a video there's an annoying big red light shining next to the lens which can cause some creative restrictions since it makes things look red. That's kinda dumb and should have been spotted in testing, at least to have the option to turn off the light. Or is it some kind of legal thing>?

The GPS signal is pretty bad, however and getting a decent signal is not forthcoming. The battery life is no more that 2 days or 1 with moderate use. Certain things drop the battery within an hour such as: Recording a video, downloading podcasts (!) or playing a 3D game.

Feels great and functions well for the most part.

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  • 2009-10-08 21:51
  • mw9H

> In reply to Andy @ 2009-06-21 12:08 from my46 - click to readI have a 95 8gb i think you have a duplicate handset or you are telling lies.it is one of the fastest smartphone ever.it has 128mb of ram and at reboot it has free space of more than 90mb.you surely has a tampered handset.

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  • 2009-09-27 19:12
  • j{kC


i have bought nokia n958gb ,but am confused to faith on same - did originally made by nokia. pls advise how can be confirmed.

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  • 2009-09-02 06:46
  • MfxH

have had a n95 8gb for a little while now and its a great phone. its still 1 of the best phones on the market. dont know why people say that its big. its small compared to a lot of other phones and i wouldnt say that it was fat or chunky at all, plus the black looks great. it also looks expensive which is a good thing. i think a lot of people that are saying that its not a good phone dont know how to use a smart phone properly. hacking it is the way to go.

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  • 2009-06-29 05:04
  • P$d0

Iíve had the N95 8gb for about a year now, and Iím sorry to say itís the WORST phone I have owned. I got it to replace the N90 (second worst phone I owned).
I have had problems with the N95 from day one. It crashes several times a day, meaning I have to remove the battery to turn it back on. This can happen a few times an hour.

The keys seem very slow to act when you press them, sometimes they dont seem to work at all.

I do have to admit that the phone is impressive when it works for me. The screen is superb, and very clear.

The memory is fantastic, I no longer need a seperate MP3 as the N95 stores more than enough music. Its just a shame that itís the music player that seems to crash the most.

If anyone was thinking of buying a N series phone from Nokia, I would have to advise them against it, as the two I have had (N90 & N95) have been very disapointing. Itís even put me off buying another Nokia phone.

Sorry Nokia!

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  • 2009-06-21 12:08
  • my46

> In reply to FlaminRage @ 2008-12-20 09:49 from PUbw - click to readhey Nokia N85 and Nokia N95 are really great multimedia phones build up by Nokia. The N95 8GB have a 2.8" screen instead of the 2.6 in N85. Don't think that it's only a 0.2" difference, when you see the phones in real you will definetely see the difference. then the N95 8GB have got it's internal mass memory as 8GB and N85 have it's 8GB with it's Micro SD card(in box here in India) so u'll have better File Opening and Saving speeds in N95 8GB. The N95 8GB seems to be large and would be twice the thickness of N85(rough estimates). Nokia N85 seems comfortable in hand but N95 is really large.also the Software in N85 in India seems to be hanging always, but that could be cleared by installing new firmware. anyways if i've got an offer among this 2 phones i will definetely go for N95 8GB.

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  • 2009-05-24 07:20
  • upcu

> In reply to Jason @ 2008-06-19 00:42 from M}N2 - click to readN95 8GB is the best. Agreed.

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  • 2009-05-04 04:14
  • wfFv

Return of the king lol, and the king is fat and ugly

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  • 2009-03-27 13:57
  • u1v%

my question in the states folks can't use N958G? even i still live in Africa i can use it and it very nice phone which i did not have any problem ,it hit ground but nothing happen to it i like it. folks go get it now smile

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  • 2009-03-13 04:11
  • fu7a

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