Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Well, it depend whar you wanna do with the phone. If you plan to drop it a lot then i would not recommend N958gb, even though mine has landed hard a few times and still no sign of trouble. Otherwise from the specs you got nothing to think of. The other two are basically no match for N958gb. The slider could wooble a bit in time but it's nothing serious. If you're gonna use the phone strictly for conversations and sms then N73 and N91 will do just fine (but then again you could go for something even cheaper). If on the other hand you're into multimedia - you intend to do a lot of good photos, surf the web and enjoy the big screen and have 8gb of integrated memory for all that - then N958gb is 4 u. Regards!
i have been using N95 8GB for a year now and never faced any problems,now all of a sudden,each time i start the phone,it asks me reset the date and time,i flashed the phone and even installed the new firmware version 31 but still the error still remains.read somewhere to discharge the battery and charge and even still the error remains...any suggestions?
youre a fanboy, 16 Apr 2009really if u ask me the n82 is not a phone its a camera the n95 8gb is the king of all phones..... moreYes, N958gb is still king after all this time. Allrounder that beats the crap out of every other N-Series. In every category you measure i would give it 9 or 10 out of 10. After two years - its unheard of. The best phone Nokia ever produced. It's got everything and can do everything. Cheers!
Aaron, 16 Apr 2009When I say that a phone is better than another phone, I just don't look at its price nor its i... moredude guess what?
i've been using N95 8GB for a year, then i changed to N96, used it 1 and a half month, sold it, then went back to N95 8GB..
why? coz it's just wayyy better!
N96 may be good for video, but the battery life sucks so badly..maybe that's why they included the car charger inside, lol!
Aaron, 16 Apr 2009When I say that a phone is better than another phone, I just don't look at its price nor its i... morereally if u ask me the n82 is not a phone its a camera the n95 8gb is the king of all phones.. end of story
When I say that a phone is better than another phone, I just don't look at its price nor its index number. I look at its positioning, advantages over the other phones and price/quality ratio. N82 has the got the biggest advantage not just over the other nseries but in all mobile phones in general which is its camera and powerful flash. N96 has the greatest advantage over the others for having a dedicated video processor. N85 has the best screen technology among all non-vouchscreen phones. N91 has the best sound quality even up to now. N95 8GB is an improved N95. It started it all but that's about it. Even if it boasts a 2.8-inch screen, it's still the same old QVGA resolution. In reality, a 2.4" and 2.8" screens don't have that much difference if they have the same QVGA resolution. Images just appear larger on a 2.8" screen. If the 2.8" screen of N95 8GB indicates it specializes on video watching, it still doesn't beat the N96 which not only have a 2.8" screen to show off but has a dedicated video processor as well. The lifetime of a 1200mah battery that is consumed by a large bright screen is comparable with the lifetime of a 1050mah battery consumed by a smaller dimmer screen. To tell you honestly there's no much difference between the lifetime of the N95 8GB and N82 batteries. N82 is a power saver, both the hardware and the v31 software. It can last for 2 days under moderate use. So it's not the capacity of the battery alone that determine its lifetime but the hardware and the software as well. 5800 has a larger battery but it's a miracle if it will last a day without charging it again. Look N95 8GB has long been replaced ever since the N96 was announced. People only demand so much from the N96. N96 is an all-round multimedia device that specialize on video playback and mobile TV, while as I've said N95 8Gb is the one that started the all-in-one device trend, no specialization. People criticize the N96 for having a slower processor and no 3D accelerator but they don't appreciate it for having a dedicated audio and video processors. N96 is best when it comes to media consumption. N82 is best when it comes to media production. N95 8GB is in between N82 and N95 8GB. N95 8GB is better than N82 in media consumption but worse in media production. N95 8GB is better than N96 in media production but worse in media consumption. So pls stop calling the N95 8GB as the king. Because there's no clear king as of now.The true KING has to be the BEST in everything. Like what I've said, N91 is the best in sound quality, N82 is the best in camera and image quality, N96 is the best in video playback quality, N85 has the best screen. Now can you tell me in what particular aspect the N95 8GB is best in compared to the others? Maybe, it has the best keypad. :p
n95 8gb is the best nothing can beat it except n97 becuase of its new features
aaron, 10 Apr 2009If you guys don't know yet, Nokia is pushing the dual LED flash on their new mobile phones eve... moreWhile I don't even know the way N95's sliding mech. is built, be it with/without spring, I'm still able to answer you this:
If it's without spring, it's on magnetic mech., right? Or not? Whatever!
Were it for spring mechanism, I think that would be worse than magnetic one. Picture this: the spring could go wrong one day, after heavy usage, while magnetic mech. requires for both parts to be a bit sepparated, remember the Maglev? :) So, it's O.K. when the slider wobbles a bit. Of course, as time passes, they'll be making better mechs.
aaron, 06 Apr 2009Xenon flash doesn't make the colors appear washed out. LED flash does. Nope. N82 has much bett... moreOh, come on!!!
It's got such a great accu.!
I went abroad, didn't buy a car charger, I forgot. Used the Garmin that's installed on it, and I thought "How about if I take the phone offline?!"
Can you imagine how long the battery lasted that way?! 8 hours!!! With the Garmin lighting set to "only on direction" (or while it talks), that is... :D
But that's kind of holy, when it comes to GPS draining the battery :)
And... Would it be better to run your GPS on a 2.4' screen? :D Or to watch any movie on that, on a night in a hotel?
I say NO! The bigger the screen, the better the user feels.
But I say Teps was quite wrong on the economics :D !
The N82 is cheaper JUST because of more and more buyers that have been. Had it been for more N95 8GBs sold all over the world, this one would've been priced lower than the N82. So, it's really a matter of chances.
Now, I know the N95 8GB appeared first, but that's when, so to speak, the sliding patent makes it's "go-go".
We actually don't know what's written within the contracts between Nokia and whoever developed the sliding mech., so we better be silent on that!
I've written before, and I say it again: Nokia clearly plays on the psichological side. Slide is a fashion among cell phones, so it's a good way to make money!
But, anyway, I'm looking at different models, actual ones, and the ones that are about to make their way out. And... With me being a fan of huge displays... I find that no other phone is better, except N97. Period.
The 5800 has got only a 3 MP camera, and just for the 3' screen and the touch-thing, I wouldn't pay a dime.
The N97 is the successor of the latest communicator, it's also got a sliding keyboard, AND touch-screen! So, that's what I call "better than N95 8GB" :)
martha , 16 Apr 2009my nokia n95 8gb doesnt send sms it use to but since sunday it doesnt dont know whyHi! Have you tried to reset the number for the sms messages of your operator. Could be something got erased there. I would check that first. And what happens when you try to send sms - do you get any message displayed? Regards!
Aaron, 16 Apr 2009Even most mobile phone review sites proclaim that the best Nokia smartphone up to now is N82. ... moreLook man, could you please give up the endless promotion for your fabuolous N82 device. We're trying to help people that want to know about N958gb or are having issues with the device. You can praise N82 on the N82 section as much as you want, that's why these things are separate. Here you're not helping anyone but you're just "spammming" this section of the forum. And besides i would not go on N82 section and write anything negative about the device for 3 reasons: 1)i don't use the device 2) it's quite rude 3)i don't really care ....Think about it. Regards!
my nokia n95 8gb doesnt send sms it use to but since sunday it doesnt dont know why
Even most mobile phone review sites proclaim that the best Nokia smartphone up to now is N82. E71 comes close to 2nd. Very few people will favor the N95 8GB over N82. Sorry but that's the truth. N95 8GB is a pointless device, it doesn't specialize on anything. If I want an all-in-one device that doesn't specialize on anything, then I'd rather get a much better, more eyecandy, much slimmer and fresher N85. But if I want an all-in-one device that specializes in photography especially low light photography, nothing beats the N82 even up to now. N95 will be remembered for solely its name. But N82 will be remembered for its excellent image quality and its very powerful Xenon flash that's even more powerful than those of standalone digital cameras.
N81 follows the same design language as N85 and N96, not to mention it also has a naviwheel that's why menu transition is implemented on N81. N82 and the N95 series are totally different from those eye-candy devices. N82 and N95 series have a classic design while N81 and the rest of the gang have modern design so they added menu transition to complement its exterior. A modern-looking phone should have a modern-looking user interface. A classic-styled phone should have a classic-styled user interface. I hope you get what I mean. The best menu transition I've ever seen is the one from N85. Everything you see in the screen including the screen itself is so eyecandy. I just love N85! For people who want to buy N85, I advise that you wait 6 months to 1 year until Nokia replenish new stocks of N85 just like what they did with N82. Usually early versions of Symbian phones not only cost so much but also have terrible build quality. After a year, they will replenish the old stocks with new ones with better build quality, all build issues fixed, latest firmware and much much more affordable. It's the same with N82. About over a year ago, people paid around 500 euros just to buy a silver bland-looking N82 with awkward d-pad and very buggy software. Today people can buy a brand new shiny black N82 with zero percent build issues, comes with the latest v31 firmware for only about 200 euros. So it's foolishness to buy a phone in the first 6 months after its release.
Sean N, 15 Apr 2009I've just bought the N95 8GB for a really good price at $350. I didn't open it yet because a f... morethat's a tough one mate. YOu probably won't lose with neither of them. We had a guy here on this forum who would gladly name 500 reasons why N85 is better but i don't think it's that much of a difference between both units.
N85 is a bit newer and classier, with Oled screen, 8gb card included instead of integrated 8gb and an Fm transmitter which N958gb doesn't have. Apart from newer a bit overworked version of S60 and some transition effects in the menu there's no major difference.
Oh, you should be careful about the buttons on N85 - not a very good move setting them up that way by Nokia and the keyboard is really awefull - can't type one message without mistakes....But hey - it costs less than the legendary N958gb - maybe some of the things i mentioned are a dealbreaker for you, I wouldn't switch my N958gb for N85 even though i could:)For me N85 is a great phone but it's basically just a polished N958gb... Hope you decide good:)
I've just bought the N95 8GB for a really good price at $350. I didn't open it yet because a friend told me that N85 is a better phone which I could buy for around $300 currently. Should I return the N95 8GB and get the N85 instead? Please give your advices. Thanks guys!