I have it for 5 days now and it is at another level best there is music ,colours,camera but i payed for it 730 euros i think its worth it .Find a better phone i dare you?
I got my N95 on 2nd April (Voda UK) for free if you sign up for contract over £35. Whilst i haven't had time to sit down and really break the phone, i have used near enough all of it's features. So here's my view of what i've used so far.
Battery. Well the phone lasted me 3 days but i'm not a frequent caller so i reckon about a days worth of calls and 2 days standby. I've bought a 2nd battery for emergency purposes (not because the life sucks). I'm actually used the the battery not lasting much longer than that. the N80 batter is almost the same (with wireless search on or off!).
Camera(s). 5mp camera photos are Sharp and very impressive but i wasn't really impressed with the video recording quality on playback. What's more is that you'll be seriously disappointed when you playback on your tv's using that special cable that comes with the phone. The playback is absolutely terrible (i'm playing back on 40" bravia).
Music. Excellent. The concept of a second slider the opposite way impressed me. The quality of sound is excellent and with the added bonuses of 3D and graphic equaliser, your music listening is IMO awesome.
GPS. The GPS works fine. It attempts to connect to a network on startup but you can skip that. As the phone is (i'm going off the purchase date of Start of April 07), the GPS software does not come with maps although you can download them for free. My phone came with a 512 micro SD which was crap if you plan to install a number of maps on it - so i now have a 2gb microsd and have used just under 1gb on it for maps alone!). Now here's the pay attention part. If you want to use it as a route planner, you have to pay for it. Don't confuse route planner with gps tracking as the gps tracking works as soon as your device picks up satelites. I've paid for the route planner service for a month and i must say it's really impressive and the voice commands and HUD makes it feel just like a tomtom. You won't see the route planner 'look' unless you pay for it. So if you're one of these users that plans a route and then tries to start navigation and it doesn't work, that's why. Now i've heard a rumour that there are phones on UK's O2 network that will have this software in built with a 3 year license provided you pay £70pm. If you plan to use gps often, then this is worth it.
WIFI. Just like the N80, superb. Had no problems picking it up and i'm impressed that it shows availability in words on the 'home' window. It connects to WPA2 wifi as well so again, impressive. The Home Network software already on the phone too so you can instantly download/upload mp3s and mp4's to and from your phone. Note that you will need to update your PC Suite software (if you haven't already done so).
Screen size. Excellent. When compared with N80's screen, almost 10mm longer and 5mm wider. This makes for a more pleasant view of icons and images you look at on the screen.
Summary. Despite the obvious concerns of battery life and photo quality (i'm no expert on photography though), the phone itself is awesome and for me is the Real deal and the best phone in the market today (i did see a post on a previous page about the N99 though. looks interesting!). If you can stomach charging your phone either daily or every 2 days (i only keep a phone for 12 months anyway!) then this IS the phone to get. my 10cents :)
Why bother waiting until early May for o2 to get it when you can go to Carphone Warehouse and get it on o2 now?
stock of n95 at o2 is expected early may. you can order online but if you notice, it says 10 working days for delivery.
Any news when o2 will get more stock in, u can order new contract online with n95, but when I ring 2 upgrade, they say out of stock!???
hey this phone sounds really so poor
i have n95 now
i will just say it sounds very bad compared to my w850i and its not loud
VGA videro is good
but price to high
and battery is poor too it plays only for 1.5 hours of musik through loud speaker
i'll rate it 7 out of 10
this is a really good phone.the flash may be not as good as the flash of k800i but that's ok as the video is better
Has anyone used the barcode reader.
I cant get mine to work could someone help me
I grabbed my n95 day of release, thrilled to think that one year ago the rumours that were being spread of an n83 had truly been turned into the actual n95.
now i'm having seccond thoughts...was it worth my $1254 aud? yes i know i cbf shopping around.
firstly, gps- so slow.... takes me about 5 minutes to conect to sat. although i've never used another gps system, i am guessing this is not normal. I have heard other people complain of this too, but they say it gets quicker with time.
loading google maps is good, but the onboard mapping system is just as good i think.
i've found google maps requires you to have internet connection to be able to see the actual map(so great if ur in a wifi area. but bad if u don't have cheap gprs connections...) anybody know a workaround?
onboard mapping software allowed me to see where i was without connection to network. although i was driving 15 minutes away, it took 5-8 minutes to connect to sat. to get coordinates and then after another 2 mintues of fumbling buttons to set destination and start trip calculations, i was about 200 m from destination (i had to park because i wanted to see it in action!!!)
so when it was working it seemed fine. but, as other people have found, voice nav. requires $$$$ and it came up with an annoying statement etc asking me to subscribe....imagine i was really lost, there goes my $ subscribing to year of nokia maps...
Actual phone is a bit of a letdown, lags, resets itself randomly (4times in 4 days) keep pressing menu button by accident instead of left or right arrow key....so what i have big thumbs...
camera lags when on 5mp mode. havnt tried any other mode. but its about 2-5 seconds b/w pressing the button to take pic and actually seeing the image on screen of ur final pic...strange. on n95 screen, pics seem a liiiitle grainy...
wifi keeps dropping me out. well, this may be due to my network, and i hope it is for the n95s repuation... but it really shits me. downloading videos off the included reuters links, get dropped out from wireless...
3.5mm headphone jack is great. great sound quality, i personally believe (although i havn't heard it through a good pair of headphones) inbuilt speakers have an amazing ability to project themselves...and also have an amazing ability to split ear drums with high pitched onboard nokia tones...argh!
Battery life is the other m a j o r letdown....with using wifi maybe 5 minutes, gps on my 15 min car ride which turned into 20 cos i stopped to play with gps, about 5 minutes of normal call time and 5minutes of bluetooth call time and about 3 minutes of speaker call time, my battery is wailing for a charge as I type. -i have not got more than one day with propper use of functions without either needing to charge or noticing it was on one bar and thinking it would die tomorrow if i listen to mp3.
Although I knew what it's size was before I got it, i still miss the slim 8250 in my pocket. god i love that phone. =P
So after closely following rumours and exclusive reviews posted all over the net, desperately awaiting the device that is not just one thing, it's many.... i've almost convinced myself its not worth the price. ALMOST.
-happy with reception (as you would expect fomr a high end phone)
-dual slide ability is fantastic
-screen is awesome, colorful, bright biiiig...
-music playback is to me ipod comparable (well i have 3gipod,time for new1)
-inbox equipment is more than generous. nokia included 1gb in the box and shop gave me a free 2gb...so thats sweet. inbox case is pretty protective and stylish...although i have worries about camera safety. ~my zeiss optics!
IS N95 WORTH IT??? DOES IT LIVE UPTO THE HYPE???
well, i'll leave that up to you to decide, i still can't decide.
basically, i think, if you have the means, get it, but if ur jobless like me...don't waste all your money on release date!!! haha -but its damn sexy.
does the voice guidance system stop when a call come during operation and how well this phone function when is under GPS system ? how better is from the nokia n93i ? camera ,does have mp3 and radio fm like the nokia 93i have are those fatures exist on this phone i am asking ?
is the phone better than nokia n93i
i try to instal smart2go but aparently i recive a allways "update error" mesage.....somebody help please
you know what...you can discharge and chargeback till your battery spoil,the battery life wont change and i try it so many times.The things change only when you just dont use the phone and leave it alone (ha ha ha ha)Nokia and Symbian OS really s**k and nothing going to change that..
Had the phone for a week now. still have not played with all the functions but i am really enjoying it. camera is better than my N93 and so is the flash. I miss the N93 keypad though. for those who are complaining about battery life......charge it fully then use the phone till the battery dies on you....when phone shuts off.....then charge fully again with the phone off. when complete turn phone on and use till you drain battery again and repeat 3 times. I have gotten much better battery life doing this. only problem i have is a memory full close applications message i get when i try to zoom into a pic in gallery
hi guys, check it out http://www.bestmycell.com they sell all phone in world even N99!! and Iphone. what the hell is this?!!
Could someone tell me if the Nokia N95 speaker is lounder then the Nokia N73? or is it the same?
You can't compare the n95 against other operating systems,you could only compare it to different mobiles and as of now the n95 has more features than anything out there(of similar size).I don't own the unit but common sense would tell you that 21mb RAM is an insufficient amount to surf the web,listen to music,play games etc without having to reboot the handset before the handset reboots for you.
to those who own N95 now, please confirm if this phone can run simultaneous applications without problem.. and how many? I understand the limitations of this machine, and nokia claims it as "what a computer has become" but just want to know how does it perform in comparison with WM5 or WM6. I am really intereted to buy this unit, but at least making sure if my decision will be correct. Thanks in advance.
The multimedia computer that can't multitask!I feel short changed and I don't subscribe to the anti or for that matter pro nokia viewpoint.I'm simply stating my own experience of using this phone.
Just bought an N95 today i have to go to the store tomorrow morrning to pick it up. CAN'T WAIT. After i'll get it i will write a review. 15 MORE HOURS UNTIL I GET MY HANDS ON IT!!!
Thank you to (Me) for clearing up the GPS issue however,
With the section where you enter your own address it never finds anything? example:
Street: pitt (I tried just entering street name and street name plus type, drive, street etc.)
City or Postcode: Sydney or I just put 2000 for sydney) I even tried suburb name.
Country: Australia (by default)
I press search and it NEVER finds anything?
Any comments on this?
Thanks heeps guys...