Roger, your 'review' is based on pre-production firmware. They have made improvements, especially in respect of the "mars-effect". People using that actual final production firmware are finding that the reddish tinge is virtually eliminated now.
the camera cannot be worse than expected coz nobody expects a bad camera
check out a reiview on n95 here
CAMERA IS WORSE THAN EXPECTED
Great phone, and yes, you can turn the camera sound off.
Any other questions, feel free to ask.
After being an avid user of ppc fones and smartphones like nokia and ericsson only, I must say that the nokia n95 is certainly my dream phone come true! After purchasing this fone about a week ago, I was uncertain with its performance and its supremacy over my other previous ppc fones. In terms of applications and processor speeds ppc still reigns. But what makes my n95 stand apart from my other ppc fones and smartphones alike, like atom exec, hp 6828, asus p50, xda mini, xda exec, xda 2i, xda 2, xda 1, htc, etc.. n73, n93, n70, n80, 6680, 6630, 6280, etc.. w800, k750i, k700, k800i, w880i (this is also a very nice fone) and other celfones i've used before... my point is this.. I always find that there is something lacking or missing in its features in terms of hardware. But now after using my n95 for a week I've been transformed into a believer that there is now a super phone that does exist and is now available.
to make things short i'd like to comment on some of the features of this fone:
1) the screen, with 16 million colors, there is no doubt that the colors are truly amazing, the images shown and videos are vivid and high in contrast and clarity!
2) the camera, really amazing! the images were very high in quality and the colors are really great even in low light conditions (depends how dark)
3) the size and weight, truly a wonder! it's even lighter than my exilim and canon ixus 65
4) the processing and graphic performance, very stable to a certain ddegree, but acceptable to my standards, I'd say very good also
5) the battery, this is where the phone truly fails, with it's high capabilities and hardware, surely this fone guzzles up power like a hungry monster, for me, the fone usually lasts about barely a day, so i'm sure that I might consider purchasing a car charger or an extra battery.
6) the memory, max support of micro sd upto 2gb, this really sucks! c'mon nokia, gimme a break! how do you really expect me to manage to squeeze in all the pragrams, movies, images, etc... it's just not enough, and I don't really think that it's justifiable to say that an extra micro sd card will do the trick! (the mere fact of changing the mem card while on the go is really a big hassle for me)
overall, I think that this fone really rocks and is the best smartphone available today (hardware wise) if people think that this fone is not worth their money, it's fine with me, at least I'll be one of the lucky few owners to have this magnificent fone. but if you think that this fone is worth every penny, I'd say your absolutely right and I agree with you.
the N-91 beats all these phones in loudness and quality,its simply the best music phone around.
1)Nokia 3250 (i just about equal to w880)
2)Sony Ericsson W880i (is a bit louder than 3250 at stereo widening)
NOKIA N-series have poor quality of sound
2)n95 and n76 (they r average)
i have two Q's about this fone
first can the camera sound be turned off?
can the auto focus on the camera be turned off like in k800?
if i were you, i better buy samsung z710. it is almost the same with this nokia n95. samsung z710 has one hour video recording. it has an FM. tv-out function is excellent that you can connect to tv. samsung z710 is very stylish than nokia n95.
Hi, I'd just like to ask the people hear one question. Could someone please make me a list of the loudest cell phone , to the lowest cell phone. Here are the cell phones :
Sony Ericsson W880i
I would just like someone to put them in order from the loudest volumed cell to the lowest.
i was right
n95 sales are just below average due to price and lesser availablilty
now c ratings of n95 will fall alot same was happened with n80, n93
to dogbert,,maybe its slight oversight on nokias behalf that the orientation problem exists and might be easily fixed with an update as it seems very simple error,,there are a lot of fones that go to landscape then revert back to portrait on the market now so it seem that its missing an instruction code,On battery life again most normal people must retire to bed every night its life and surley they can just charge it overnight and there are plenty of devices to top up your battery en-route(voda do a wind up charger with led lighting for ten quid).All i ask is that on my daily loading the device gets me thru the day which it does and yours too..Its a "first" like the first colour screen fone,,the first camerafone this is the first do it all symbian and its a rudy good effort and things will always get better
i just wanted to share this with you,,the Philips Xenium 9@9f has 30 days standby time with 8.5 hrs talktime.Why say this well the n95 has all the bell and whistles and is top of the class but i think this also shud be commended for excellent effort into the mobile industry for a superb effort and to say that things are at last going in the better direction.
This is by far the best phone ive used till now:-
Here is what i think about it
1.The camera is simply superb in daylight(but they could have done better with a xenon flash),what i personally think is that if the added a xenon flash then that would reduce the battery life even further.The pictures taken in the night arent that great.
2.The display on the phone with its 16million colors is fantastic,no other better words to describe it,video clarity is superb on the phone as well as when plugged into the tv.
3.The applications preinstalled are quite good.
4.As an mp3 player ,the plus point is the 3.5mm jack to use ur own earphones,the music clarity is clear but not loud so as an outdoor mp3 player it doesnt match my n-90 at all.
5.gps works pretty fine but it can incur charges when using 3g or gprs,wat i wud suggest is to download the maps on ur computer and copy them to ur mem card.Gps aint accurate as well ,i guess its not the case for everybody though.
6.If ur a heavy user then i would suggest you to buy a spare battery as the battery wont last.
7.the build of the phone feels cheap but it still looks classy.
8.the slider seems a bit flimsy and since there is no spring action thats a minus point.
9.the phone isnt big at all.for all the features in this phone fitting it in such a small package is really amazing.
10.micro sd only upto 2gb is a minus point and the RAM on the phone is way too less for this powerful imaging phone,because sometimes the phone seems to hang a bit,its pretty slow on startup especially since im using the 2gb card which is loaded with apps n other stuff,ive just got 15mb left,every picture clicked with this phone takes about 4400 to 700kb depending on lighting cconditions.
Overall its a good phone,a must have gadget ,but i think its not worth the price right now,so all u ppl who want to buy this phone i would suggest to wait a bit and then buy it when the price drops
First of all this phone is one of the best phones I have ever used. I am just writing this as all the people out there moaning about certain aspects of the phone
First off what other sat nav device do you know that gives you nearly the whole world in the palm of your hand?? and your moaning about paying £45 to a 3 year subscription???
For the others who moan about the sat nav, if you wanted a sat nav device buy a tom tom!!
The camera is amazing for a camera phone, if you have bought this just for the camera nothing more then you should have bought a stand alone camera, This is a phone! The pictures taken are quality on the phone and the detail is still high quality when you zoom in or print the pictures off.
Those people who moan about the battery life, Tuff what do you expect form something that can perform so many different applications, Its a phone, camera, sat nav, video recorder, MP3 player and more all of which would need there own battery is bought stand alone.
No other phone has such high raitings for design, features and performance.
I think a few of you need to step back and see what you really want, do you want a phone will lots od added extras or do you want a Tom Tom and Digital camera??
Brill phone, No probs!!
Adam (Carphone warehouse)
I got the N95 a few days ago in Singapore for US$580 (without contract will be US$845). And after playing with it, would like to share my opinions:
*I have 3 phones - the Nokia 5500, N73 and now the N95.
Camera: N95 is the best of the 3. Great for daytime shots. Flash not powerful enough for night shots. Still does not replace a seperate digital camera, until they include an optical zoom, and a better flash
Phone: works great as a phone of course. Clear sound, lots of options to customise the quick keys, back light etc.(typical symbian phone)
Screen: Nice big screen,numbers on the display are big enough. Resolution is very high. DVD quality movie playback
Keypad: good sized keys for SMS. dual slider audio control buttons a little small
Slider: smooth slider. would prefer a lock to hold the slider in place when wearing jeans. no issues with normal pants. Other complain is when you slide open the audio controls, the display shifts to a landscape mode. but when you close the slider, it stays landscape; and you have to slide open the keypad again to return back to potrait. Nokia should have added a button to switch back to potrait.
Video: proccesor has a graphics accelerator, i stored DVD movies on the phone and the movies were very clear with good sound. Stored the same movie on the N73, and it did not work, i believe the N73 proccesor could not handle it. (average 2 hr movie in 3gp format will take up 400mb)
MP3 player: good sound quality, they have changed to a 3.5mm jack for headsets, so you can use any after market headphones. Not likely to replace the ipod, as micro sd card only up to 2gb at the moment.
emails: typical symbian phone, can retrieve email easily. Comes with QuickOffice, so you can view Word, Excel and Powerpoint attachments. *cannot edit the documents unless you upgrade the software by paying
Battery: Most talked about issue for N95. After my 3rd charge cycle, the battery lasts for 1.5 days with = talktime 1 hour, music 30 mins, photos 20-30 shots, playing puzzle games (not arcade), watching videos 20 mins.
i treat the N95 as a phone first and foremost. A phone that has many extra features to entertain me. So i am satisfied with the battery life.
but if you treat the N95 as a laptop, then you will not be satisfied with the 950mh battery.
Conclusion: if you are looking for a phone with lots of features to entertain you on you daily trips to work, or in the toilet(!) then you will love the N95
If you are looking to replace your laptop/PDA, then wait till there is a bigger capacity battery
I am very happy with the N95
disappointed that you have to pay extra to use the gps navigation, i think that is scandalous! £45 for a 3yr licence a joke especially for average sat nav and poor gps signal
Shame it's made from PLASTIC.Feels cheap.N80 has far superior build quality (stainless steel).