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.
hey guys! i just wanted to know if n83 is really comin out? and why does it cost less than n95, when they are the same phones??n83 costs 250$ here in kazakhstan but its from chinam does that mean its fake?
I have a question:witch flash is better, on the nokia n95 or on the nokia n80?
thanks for the review, answered a few of my questions. I have ordered mine today, so I will leave my thoughts at a later date!
It is my best mobile I wish to have like this mobile but it is very expensive just Iwant ask a Question is this mobile it voice low ?? answer this Q to me plz .
n95 is a wonderful phone if u got da money its the best to buy .. hv a gr8 life wid n95 .. this fone will b one of those most wanted fones for many many years to come .. cheers
hi everyone, been using n95 for a week now and below are my thoughts.
people who are saying battery life ais poor are the peopl who use the phone 24 hours a day i think because i use mine quite frequently whilst at work and i get 1 1/2 days use out of it, im the type of person to cgharge the handset every night though so it dont affect me at all.
the camera is superb, you wont believe the quality, cant say anything bad, the flash could be improved but still aint that bad. the video recording is the best i have seen on any handset ever. i normally change from different makes eg sony ericsson nokia samsung etc but i do find this handset to be the best all round handset.
the speakers are great for playing your tunes without the headphones, the radio is great and crisp and clear.
the gps is a great feature of the handset but can use the battery life up quite alot so i would advise to pick up a spare battery of ebay.
the menu layout is great and features are very easy to access.
so all in all i am extremely impressed with the handset and would recommend to anyone thinking about purchasing it.
do ignore the pathetic people posting in her saying its crap, they just cant afford it and are pretty much jealous of every one who can.
take it easy people
u dudes just see what ur shown ull dont even know se announced 5 mp with dual xenon flash already models k850i its k series to rock everyone again this time in slide wow sony keep the good work goin
Right im just about to get this phone do you think it is worth getting or not, please can some one tell me the plus points and the bad points
i wanna buy N95 ...in romania costs 745 euro but i wanna know if the phone rocks or if it is a crap ...i use n80 now and it takes really good photos and it`s a verry stabil phone ...please give me a advice ...
nokia N95 is best mobile phone i have ever know,The future is so completely. The primary future is in camera which have 5 Mpx, its quality is most powerfull than other phone with same have camera 5 Mpx...thx for Nokia as Producer for being produce this phone...I hope In future nokia produce multimedia and enterprise in one device....
may i ask for few questions??
1. battery really tht worse?
2. n95 it`s very worse?i mean the function or others except batt..
3. n95 worth to buy or not because it is too expensive..i scared i ll buy a wrong hp tht i ever bought n i scared i ll regret too..do u think it ll regret if buy this phone?
4. E65 or N95 better?which one is worth to buy?
who are using N95 now can u pls share ur experience to me?i wish to get more information abt this phone..is it worth to buy?
Just bought my Nokia N95, complicated Menu, battery lifespan sucks as hell. But overall, its a pretty cool phone.
The phone is great but if they added two things, it wudve smashed the market. There is such a grt camera but useless flash and secondly I expect a phone with such capabailities to have a touchscreen facility. Without it this phone is lame. The internet browsing is so boring without it
Cybershot is still better but only for poor people who cant afford Nokia N95
After reading all the comments, i believe there is alot of confusion over GPS and related issues. let me try to clear this up best that i can.
There are 4 parts that contribute to this confusion.
3) Route planning (with simulated turn by turn navigation)
4) Real time turn by turn navigation with voice instruction
keep those 4 components in mind while i explain further.
1) GPS - GPS is a system where the receiver (in this case the N95) seeks a signal from satellites in space to determine a fairly exact location on earth.
- the N95 has REAL Gps. you do not need a network to use gps. you can even take out the sim card. You just need a clear view of the sky.
- there are no network charges to use GPS to tell your location. (No need to pay anything at all to Orange, O2, or even Nokia)
- you don't even need to download any maps to use GPS. under 'tools', you can use 'GPS data'. However, this will give you your position in latitude and longtitude - so for the normal person, this is not so useful
2) Maps - Although GPS works without a map, unless you are an army ranger, the rest of us will prefer to use a map to get around.
'Nokia maps' is the map reading software installed on the N95 - this is an application, and not a map. You still need the actual country map data, and Nokia provides FREE maps of 100+ countries. (this application & the maps are from 'smart2go' which is owned by nokia)
There are 2 common ways to download the country maps.
i) through your cell phone by wifi or GPRS - as the average map is 10mb or more, although the map is FREE. your network provider will charge you data charges to download.
ii) use your PC - you can connect your N95 or the SD card to the PC, and download the country map data directly from the 'smart2go' website. in this case, the maps are FREE, and the download is FREE.
Once you have the correct map on your phone, once you click on 'maps' - the GPS receiver on the N95 will tell you your location on the map. This process is FREE
3) Route planning - Route planning is FREE. Once you have the country map on your phone, you just enter a start address & the destination address, and the phone will calculate the shortest route between the 2 points.
- you can view the suggested route as a line drawn on the map. or you can simulate the route. the phone will pretend you are driving along the route and show you each turn.
- IMPORTANT: this is where the confusion starts. You DO NOT need GPS to use the maps, or to use route planning!
i have downloaded the map software & the country map to my N73, and it works.
it will basically work as a paper street directory guide. (e.g. you can find where a street is, and where a certain school is..)
and as long as you enter a start point & end point, the phone (e.g. N73) will plan the route for you.
the difference is, as you travel along the route, without GPS you will not know where you are along that route. (you could check street names and do it manually like a paper map of course)
4) Real time turn by turn with voice - This is where Nokia makes money from you. This feature is NOT free.
- Real time turn by turn means as you drive along the planned route (see part 3), the phone will annouce to you "turn left 400m ahead" at the relevant turns.
if you are happy to keep looking at the phone while driving, then you will not need this feature. but my experience is, if you are driving alone, this is a very important feature to prevent you from crashing your car into the back of a truck!
- you WILL need GPS to use this feature. so the N95 can do this. (if you have a N73, you would need a bluetooth GPS receiver to use this function)
i hope this goes some way in clearing all the confusion
*for asian owners, there is another free map software called 'asia maps' that comes with the phone. this is by Agis and is not related to Nokia maps/Smart2go