It was my most favorite phone.
Better in every way.
The price was also very high though.
One of the best phone I had.
Its 5 MP camera was way ahead of its time.
The N series was really something else. Quite a few of the models were best-sellers. N95 was definitely one of the most popular phones of it's time.
It would be great if the real Nokia was alive today. They would produce some of the best phones today, no doubt about it. Instead we get to see the generic trash that HMD keeps churning out.
I remember having the standard one, and loved it, I had previously had a Nokia n80 and it was a massive upgrade to that, shame Nokia didn't go with Android from the beginning and went with Microsoft, they had very good hardware. I really do think they'd be a big player still, up there with the apple's and Samsung if they'd gone down that route.
Ohhhhhhhhh look at that. It's an original NOKIA. NOT A FAKE HMD-NOKIA.
That means all!!!
Wow.. this series is the best.. i miss those days.. I was in 7th standard and I always used to snoop around everyone’s n 95.. n72.. etc what days
Thanks for wonderful article. I still have working 808. It's so much better than brick phones
Thank you for this trip down memory lane. I was fortunate enough to get this phone as a present in high school, and I was most certainly the coolest kid on the block. Was a great phone for its time, but as you write fully point out, Symbian's archaic design never stood a chance
I had both n95 and n96! My all fav two devices!
But hugely neglected by some people for the gimmicky iPhone.. Where new shéêp era began..
Anonymous, 12 Apr 2020I have to disagree. IMHO the Nokia N8 was the pinnacle and the beginning of the end. Not the N95.Then you weren't exactly paying attention. Nokia were already well and truly behind samsung and apple by the time the N8 came out. The N8 was amazing with the design and camera though. Ahead of it's time. But android and iOS simply dominated the market ever since. And Nokia failed to adapt.
I have to disagree. IMHO the Nokia N8 was the pinnacle
and the beginning of the end. Not the N95.
Please remake with specfications similar to samsung m30. Will sell in millions.
I also agree that it was N97 really, to claim the title "beginning of the end". N95 was really a peak for Nokia.
Moving on, correct me if I'm wrong but N95 was really one of those earliest phones from Nokia which had a dedicated 3D accelerator i.e. a GPU. N82 also had one. N900 had one of the best of those for the time.
Finnish Nokia was an unbeatable legend. A bulwark of innovation, until Microsoft's greed and a Trojan Horse named 'Stephan Elop' sabotaged it to death.
I dearly miss you, 'real' Nokia.
Wow, I am always checking your website every other hour and love your articles, specially the Flashback series. With the advanced technology of 2020, HMD still fails to deliver better phones as Nokia did back in that time. I wish I could travel back in time.
I had a N95 and it was excellent. Much better than the iPhone at the time. Pictures aren't even remotely in the same league, it took the 3GS to get *close*. The Nokia could output movies on a TV. It had a lot of apps. It had a long battery life. Etc.
Sadly Nokia didn't exactly catch the touchscreen wave after that. And the whole CEO trickery really killed it. Not even sure how that's legal.
I hope tgey re releae this eith kai os. Current kai os phones lack in screen size, camera quality and memory.
Every time you guys post something Symbian related, I feel the nostalgia train hitting me in the back, and I start imagining what could have been if Symbian had stayed alive up until today.
I had one of these. It was the first phone where I ran sportstracker from Nokia betalabs. I almost tear down the device, just taking it with me for running. It got wet a lot of times just out of sweat. So its GPS started to fail and finally, I got rid of it.
It was an outstanding device, great music experience. Best mobile photos at the time.
It was also possible to watch youtube using the web browser, which was an extraordinary accomplishment...
Still having and using N82 and 808. Symbian isn't dead for me. There are even working app'stores'.