mr big, 11 Jul 2008in reply to annonymous at 2008-07-11 18:04 the nokia n-95 8gb is good for a business use... moreYou could say that for any Blackberry or Pocket PC but the N95 is not solely for business users; in fact Nokia did not even aim it towards business users.
Well in case someone wants to hear my experience with it and its comparison to the 1st iPhone and especially to the Nokia N95 and N96.
So the 3G is by far much more than the 1st iPhone. However if you already own the original, do not feel rushed to buy this one. With iPhone apps being compatible for both phones, I do not see the user missing out on anything.
As for its comparison, this iPhone tries to hit the World market after its predecessor's success in the USA. But, as many of you probably know, this is completely Nokia's dominion. The Nokia N95/8GB and especially the N96. They may look bulkier than the iPhone but they actually weigh less. The graphics of the iPhone may look much more enhanced, but they still do not outmatch N95/96's. Both support GPS, the iPhone has the Google Maps incorporated while Nokia users can simply download it among many other navigational software (plenty out there) that will work with a built-in GPS. This is the other thing about Nokia's: it's Symbian OS is much more preferable to serious developers/marketers and the applications you can run on it are limitless.
The iPhone lacks an IR (infrared) port, which the N95 has. For many people this doesn't matter much, but it has some fun usages (look up Psiloc irRemote and what it allows you to do).
OK so on to the biggest things:
the browser: Nokia's supports a wider range whereas iPhone still only allows HTML, which means you cannot view most websites as you would in front of your computer.
camera: as of currently, there are no lens manufacturers that outmatch Carl Zeiss, and the N95/96 both sport an amazing 5 MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens. AND, don't forget that the Nokias also feature a secondary camera located in the front, which is an ideal set-up for video-calling, a feature that is yet to be allowed by most providers.
Accelerometer: while iPhone does allow orientation, the Nokias take it further by some amazing individually-developed applications that use the accelerometer technology to do things such as controlling your phone only by movements (look up Nokmote), and the capabilities of it are just beginning to surface, so expect more creativity in this area.
Pricing: Apple's iPhone 3G certainly beats the price of the N95/8GB by a factor of about 4. There are talks of higher pricing (from the 1st iPhone) due to the contract with ATT, which causes the overall price to run much higher than the 1st iPhone. As an alternative, unlocking your iPhone will certainly give you more freedom on providers.
in reply to annonymous at 2008-07-11 18:04
the nokia n-95 8gb is good for a business user, but i wouldlike a phone for fashion n fun n entertainment thats whyi chose the iphone, iphones online safari browser is alot better than n-95, also the iphone is touch screen and has alot more fun/entertaining things to do that the n-95.. agree?
in regards to the last post, were you even in an UMTS coverage area? The iPhone isn't going to operate at 3G speeds if you're not in a 3G area....
mr big, 11 Jul 2008this phone does have loads of features, u download them in apps, also im sure a update for the... moreI take it mr big that you've never used the Nokia N95 8GB that is streets ahead, as usual, of the iPhone 3G.
3.5 G speed, 5 mega pixel camera with flash, video capabilities, video calling, copy and paste, MMS, turn by turn sat nav, plus a load of 3rd party applications.
I'm afraid the iPhone is still way behind.
this phone does have loads of features, u download them in apps, also im sure a update for the phone will be made available. mms is rubbish anyway, with iphone u can upload pics to your facebook or myspace account via the free internet, which is far superior to any other phones at the moment
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2008yes it has. it says built-in handsfree,wich is a loudspeaker that u can use for phone calls,o... moreIT has a loudspeaker you say for handsfree altho they should be made to drop the loud bit,,it should be a squeakspeaker,,someone said it has less features than a bog standard ,,your are dead right there,, imagine a person getting it home taking a poor quality photo and wanting to send it to a friend and cant???? Straight back to the shop for a refund
i have no reason to buy this iphone? many phone much have more features. like nokia/sonyericsson. nothing special abt this iphone. apple should build a phone that has camera 3mp or higher with flash. speaker/stereo. hope they make it new iphone. for now not impress!
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2008Do iphone 3G have built in speakeryes it has.
it says built-in handsfree,wich is a loudspeaker that u can use for phone calls,or play ur music and ringtones as someone calls u.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970well,apple won`t sell u the phone just like that..they might have a contract with a wireless company at your place,and that`s where u get ur phone from,with a contract,and the phone will be lucked on the specific company.
Patrick, 10 Jul 2008In less than one hour my opinion is set. It's bad. It's slow, the camera is one of the worst 2... morehow do you know all that apout the iphone 3G?? it came out TODAY and i`m going to get it!maybe u were talking about the OLD iphone,not about the v2.0
i bought the phone today, its slow and its camera sucks beside it dosent have bluetooth for file transfer,its a junk so save your money and buy the htc touch diamond.
it's a great phone cause of it's interface, i really like but i was in doubt to buy it because everybody would have one and i think it is annoying but i said to myself so what!