Yes, Samsung i450 is the BEST sound reproduction for a phone as of now. It uses the same (or better) sound processor of the iPod since Samsung is a supplier of Apple's sound chip.
I tested the phone on my local shop. I didn't like i450 because of Samsung's UNSTABLE Symbian OS, unlike most Nokias.
Very slow boot-time, and sluggish interface. Even SE's interface is better. They have to release a firmware update ASAP.
Overall, Nokias are better in performance and Symbian stability.
What's the use of having a music phone only for its loudness and not its sound quality?
If you want good music phones, it should be Sound Quality > Loudness.
So what if N81 has lower volume, it still has better sound quality than N91! And also more features. Better screen, better Symbian OS, it doesn't hang all the time unlike sluggish N91 8GB w/ latest firmware update.
Yes, I have also updated my N91 8GB's firmware, but it still hangs sometimes. My N81 8GB has not yet hanged even a single time!
samsung i450 is the new king of sound!!! on the cellphone scene... about time the n91 was dethroned
Nxew,i saw,many of you on this forum have a brain of a cat. I own now a n95 and n80. I owned a n91 6 months,only-and only for its power on headphones! I listened a n81 at my girlfriend (she is russian,beautiful and rich and she make in bad everything) and i can say again very shure: the volume power of n91 is far beyond better,killer than n81. Only volume power i mean,in rest i don't care because i use n95 8gb for another multimedia needs. Here we are speaking about music phones only. Îf i want the best sound output,better annoyng ipod,i will take again n91.
Do u knw whatz the meaning of 8 GB.
I am sure u realised it. Please also remember that people really need it. Yes people who use their phones for taking photos, videos, listening to music & playing games... These people really need the memory. So next time incase ur using the term stupid pls think twice before using it.
I am sure u jus use ur phone for jus rec'in & makin phone calls, in that case 8 GB memory is not for you.
Another example before I end, in computers, who had imagined 10 yrs ago that computers needs 160 GB to 200 GB of mem. But these days itz common to see computers havin 200 GB of mem.
So the conclusson, Nokia has been smart enough to design a N81 for u as well, that is incase u feel itz stupidity to have 8 GB mem, then Nokia has created the N 81 without 8 GB mem, so go ahead and get tht & enjoy the savings of US $ 100.
Have a nice day everyone.
True it hangs coz i had dat happening several times but now it does not anymore coz I updated the firmware to v2.20.008 so no more hangs nufing wid dis firmware.
I tink N96 is going to be Nokia's next music phone. the design is exactly same as N81 but there are romours it gona have 12-16GB memory so dat means it more or less a music device. think its gona be next upgrade for the n91 users.
Ok, I know that music-wise, N91 is unbeatable. But N81 is second to none! And it is better overall, as I previously stated.
N91 is outdated. I have read complaints about it hanging all the time (my N91 makes no difference). Also poor resolution does not justify the price of the device.
To -> Jon2
I own both the phones. N91 produces heavy Bass than the N81/N81 8GB. Go to Nokia Discussions board ull find out what other peopele says aswell. The N91 is the Total Music phone ! N81 sound quality is same as N95/N95 8GB/N82 with just abit louader than them that all but there is no BASS Loudness in N81. Stop giving people wrong advise about N81 sound quality.
Also all the latest Nseries phone have EU Volume Restriction and the N91 is the only one that does not have it coz it was released in 2004 n by 2006 volume restriction came into power.
Stop joking around and fooling other people! Do you really own both phones?
N81 has better clarity, but lower bass reproduction: you have my word. But overall sound quality N81 is better. Also, N81 has BETTER screen resolution, latest Symbian OS, better keypad layout, faster WiFi connectivity, better videocam w/ flash, secondary camera, Next gen N-Gage compatible, and faster processor speed.
Comparing an "all-in-one" phone to a "music" phone is absolutely ridiculous!!
I listened it. Poor volume power compared with n91. What a shame for a ultra dedicated music phone! Nokia,when you'll use again the amplifier hardware of n91 in a new model??
the nokia n81 8gb is the best all round phone out at the moment. and it will be for a long time
What are you talking about? N91 may be the flagship music phone, but sound quality compared to N81 is much lower. I wonder if you really own N81 and N91, because I own BOTH phones. I've used Bose and Sennheiser headphones on both devices, and N81 clearly sounds better.
To --> Jon2
U say n81 better sound quality than n91 u must be a fool. Try the N91 headsets in the n81 u wont get the same bass effect that u get in n91. try n91 headphones in the n81 the sound quality will not even reach the n91 quality.
Try any good earphones in n81 n n91 ull hear the n91 always coems on top! I have N91 n i got N81 8GB n I done so many sound compariosns n n91 still beats it. Btw remember dis N91 is nokia's music flagship device. N81 is not!
The nokia N96 might be the next audio king from Nokia.
This phone has terible graphics performance!!! For a gaming mobile I feel ive been ripped off. Just look at these benchmarks from glbenchmark.com:
High-level 3D Performance:
N81 8GB GLBenchmark Pro ES 1.1 : (1/2 Stars) 89 Frames
N95 8GB GLBenchmark Pro ES 1.1 : (4 1/2 Stars) 525 Frames
Why did they release this without hardware accelerated graphics?
You people make me sick! This phone is the BEST music phone from Nokia yet, much better than N91 since it uses an enhanced version of the original DAC33 audio chip used in the N91. Yet some of you say that it has worse audio quality. You've got to be kidding me!!
And now it has 8GB, yet some of you say it is stupid. You people have NO satisfaction!
I give this MUSIC phone a 10/10 for Sound quality and "all-in-one" performance, and N91 a 7/10 for its primitive audio chip
I really like all nokia phones. The name you can trust, that is the only "Nokia". Its true. As a mobile user and Technician I am giving free suggestion to Nokia Corporation, if they can make a single mobile having these specifications, Design like N73,LCD resolution like N80, Keypad like 6680, Camera like N95,speed like 6120,strong like 6630,Video like N80,Sound like N91, with 8GB memory, with WLAN,Built-in GPS Receiver like N95,DVB-H TV broadcast receiver like N92, plus FM Radio and all. I am sure If Nokia will make this product that gonna be the revolution in Mobile Technology and would be the most wanted Device in Mobile Communication and profitable. I would like to see this product soon from Nokia.
"Dis phone really is d best phone thats out at this moment. I dont know y sooo many ppl winge n complain bout d camera n d baklight. I mean how often do ppl even use a camera on their phone??? N d baklight is hardly recognisable. On d oder side, dis phone has soo many gud features, like d unbeatably sound quality n phone gaming, 1 of d best music players n d 8gb of memory.
Just so uz know..no phone is perfect but d n81 is as close 2 perfect as it can get..."
is this person feeling ok? near Perfect phone? Camera people do use! Sound Qaulity is not Perfect at all ! N91 beats the sound quality. Even the smasung i450 beats n91 sound qaulity! n81 is slow n the phone has too many bugs!
Dis phone really is d best phone thats out at this moment. I dont know y sooo many ppl winge n complain bout d camera n d baklight. I mean how often do ppl even use a camera on their phone??? N d baklight is hardly recognisable. On d oder side, dis phone has soo many gud features, like d unbeatably sound quality n phone gaming, 1 of d best music players n d 8gb of memory.
Just so uz know..no phone is perfect but d n81 is as close 2 perfect as it can get...