It is hard to say whether this new Nokia N95 8GB is worth the money.
Yes, it has an 8 gigabyte hard disk. However, you cannot add extra storage space unlike the normal N95. The normal N95 also uses solid state storage, which means longer lifetime than using hard disk which has mechanical parts, resulting in shorter lifetime (correct me if I am wrong here).
Yes, it has a new battery which has bigger capacity. However, the improvement of the battery capacity from 950 mah to 1200 mah may not make a big difference, so might as well get the normal N95. What's more is that because the new 1200 mah is bigger, Nokia has to remove the lens cover to make room for this new battery. For me though, the lens cover is unnecessary. You just have to be careful not to touch the lens and you have to clean the lens regularly to prevent dust from gathering.
The RAM is also doubled to 128 MB which is a good thing.
The display is upped from 2.6" to 2.8" but I do not think that it makes a difference at all.
The camera also needs an Optical Zoom, which is a great addition. Even if the Optical Zoom is 2x, I will be happy because there is at least some versatility. For example, if the scenery is too wide and for some reasons, you do not like it that way, you can zoom in.
If I really have to make a conclusion, I would conclude that this new N95 8GB has a little edge over the normal N95. That's what I think anyway. I would buy it over the normal N95.
Ok im back as the real DANI
N95 8GB is Better then iPhone !!!!!!!
I found that the sliding function on this phone causes the phone to automatically switch off after about 2 weeks. Are there any ways to prevent this situation
Moto Rockr can handle maximum of 7 applications at a time. Switching between the applications are faster as compared with Nokia's N95. N95 will hang if more than 4 applications is running and if u switches fast between the application and also if the application hangs the OS too hangs and you need to remove the battery to reboot.
Whereas in Moto Rockr E6, if the application doesn't respond, you can kill the application from the OS, no chance of hang or rebooting. Overall Moto Rockr is faster than N95.
Larsen & Toubro Limited
Embedded System Software Engineer
Hello N95 Fans
I have used N95 before for 5 months. Only difference you can see in New 95 is 2.8inch display instead of 2.6inch, Battery is 1200mah instead of 950mah. 8Gb internal memory instead of 160Mb, No Micro SD Card slot, Weight 129gm compared to 120gm and 1mm length more. Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1 is same for both, so the software and application bugs will be same of old N95. Application manager crashes N95 OS several times, this is a major Issue. Keypad is a great disadvantage for N95, it get loosened so fast. Mine is loosened in am month usage. Same thing, the old keypad will be there in New 8Gb N95. Design look too old. Not Stylish. Nokia have to compete for other good mobiles vendors.
I bought the Motorola MotoRockr E6 mobile last month. Its too good mobile with enormous features. Ofcourse the camera is 2mp, it takes a sharp image in outdoor. Rockr has a business card reader, that scan n recognize the business cards and store into its phonebook. Wifi is not there, but I am using wap in Opera browser more user freindly due to its touch screen facility. Touch makes its user friendly as compared with N95. Not even one time Rockr E6 OS is crashed for me. Rockr's performance is far far better than N95. It has 1000mah battery which gives 5 days battery backup with less usage. You can watch movies, songs mp3 in 64 channel output. Movie quality in sound and video is amazing and superb and battery backup also too good. U can easily watch around 3 movies continously around 3:00 hrs each (total ard 9:00 hrs), still after u will get battery backup to another day. Mp3 Playback of 14 hrs continuous. Overall features are 2 times more than Nokia N95. Once if u use, u will feel the difference, that why I am critising Nokia N95. I am not campaigning you ppls to buy Rock E6, I am telling my view about N95. Check Motorola MotoRockr E6 reviews. Free to mail me if you have any doubts about both Rockr as well as N95
Larsen & Toubro Limited
Embedded System Software Engineer
Please consider all the above few negative points before buying. This is a truth for N95
No Touch screen? I think Nokia is not confident in making touch screen mobiles or they want to make profit, anyway we are forced to use the old keypad. You cannot see the screen in bright sun, the screen get blackened make poor visibility even the display brightness is set to 100%. Battery backup less than a day, if you use wlan/mp3. If not using battery charge will last for hardly 2 days Application manager hangs the phones several times. This is a serious issue, most of the customer doesn't know sis support not there. only sisx n jar support. No USB charging, only thr 230v supply, cannot charge ur cell from laptop. See Sony Errision & Motorola, how good in charging the battery using USB. Bluetooth paring is too slow n transfer speed is too slow. This is applicable for those who use bluetooth in data transfer You cannot transfer files via blutooth more than 160MB in old N95. I don't know about new N95. Camera lens is not covered in new N95, Old one have a projected cover. Accumulation of dirt n getting scratch in lens area in ur precious 5 mp camera. Accessories are too costly. keypad will get loosen very fast, no life for the keypad, nokia have to do some thing for this. Without good keypad whatz the use of mobile. Not user friendly for browsing net in wireless lan. keypad problem. Poor battery life, depends on the usage above said. No option to kill the application, if the phone hangs, u need to remove the battery to reboot. This is shame for all N serie. Sim card is behind the battery. Can't turn off the network when phone is switched on. Advantage for Motorola new series like Rockr E6. small keypad make it difficult in typing. Calender entry is not as user friendly. Battery backup only 2 days. Talktime 4 hrs. Mp3 only 5 hrs. Call are getting rejected frequently when the buttons gets pressed inside the pocket, even the phone is locked. Phone will dial itself in pocket, if it is not key pad locked. Sliding get loosed so fast. mine was loosened in a month use. Interfacing N95 with our pc/laptop is very tedious, It take time for both in bluetooth n thr USB. Transfer rate through USB is slow. Battery cover is too thin, the clip can get break easily. Thickeness is more for this cell(21mm). TV out, audio output fails. video does'nt hva good quality in TV Out. FM Sound output is too low. Bass Boosting is not good. U will not feel the boosting in bass. Overall feature ratings are poor. I will rate 6 of 10. Need more features like Business card reader, Office editor, USB charging, touch screen, FM stereo output.
Office word will not show pictures n tables, No power management feature, Video flickers and drags in night mode, slow bluetooth n USB tansfer, No body think that you will clear pictures always in its 5 mp camera, its not a digital camera, its a mobile. Why am telling this, I have compared Sony 5 mp digital camera pictures with that of N95 5mp pictures. The picture clarity is for Sony's 5 mp cam though one picture size is 4.5MB jpeg, whereas the picture size of N95 5mp picture is 800Kb max in jpeg (less than 1MB). Here it goes, the jpeg picture quality is reduced if the picture is compressed less than 1 MB. N95 could retain the actual picture quality rather goes for image compression loosing the jpeg informations. There is no option to vary the compression or settings to improve the picture quality with increase in size of each captured image.
Larsen & Toubro Limited
Embedded System Software Engineer
The truth is this, There not another phone (apart from the old n95) not comes any way close to the 8G N95 in the world.
1)No Touch screen with huge price
2)Battery backup less than a day, if you use wlan/mp3
3)Application manager hangs the phones several times
4)sis support not there.
5)No USB charging, only thr 230v supply, cannot charge ur cell from laptop.
6)Bluetooth paring is too slow n transfer speed is too slow.
7)Camera lens is not covered in new N95, Old one have a projected cover.
8)Accessories are too costly.
9)keypad will get loosen very fast, no life for the keypad, nokia have to do some thing for this.
10)Not user friendly for browsing net in wireless lan.
11)Poor battery life
12)No option to kill the application, if the phone hangs, u need to remove the battery to reboot.
13)Sim card is behind the battery.
14)Can't turn off the network when phone is switched on.
15)small keypad make it difficult in typing.
16)Calender entry is not as user friendly
17)Overall performance is low compared with its competers.
18)Battery backup only 2 days. Talktime 4 hrs. Mp3 only 5 hrs.
19)Call are getting rejected frequently when the buttons gets pressed inside the pocket, even the phone is locked.
20)Sliding get loosed so fast. mine was loosened in a month use.
21)Interfacing N95 with our pc/laptop is very tedious, It take time for both in bluetooth n thr USB.
22)Transfer rate through USB is slow.
23)Battery cover is too thin, the clip can get break easily.
24)Thickeness is more for this cell(21mm)
25)TV out, audio output fails. video does'nt hva good quality in TV Out too.
26)FM Speaker as well as headphone output is feable. We cannot hear FM in noisy place.
27)Bass Boosting is not good. U will not feel the boosting in bass.
28)Please consider all the above said negative points before buying.
I really like it
But can I upgrade to:
1gb of ram?
3ghz of cpu(intel with 5 fans inside}?
350gb hdd sata?
can I operate it with usb mose?
you say iphone is the best?
1. no 3g
2. no MMS
3. non-customizeable ringtones (you're stuck with gay tunes)
4. 2.5mm jack (not the standard 3.5mm)
5. no TV out
6. small 2megapixel camera, no flash
7. can't install 3rd party applications
8. wow! touchscreen! that's so hype! LOL
AND you say the iphone's the best? hahahaha... "I" means "Idiot" in iphone
people who put discouraging statements are usually can't afford to buy this phone.. sour grapes. haha! ill put this in my Nseries collection
im waitin too..here ist the N95 8GB view.....http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x34llm_podcast6s3_tech
mobilecityonline.com says oct 15th they will have this phone for $749, jr.com is at $719 and with phone contract $549
@ the guy who say N-series sux
N95 8GB compare to iPhone?
lol u muz be joking!
is like comparing big lorries with cars
I-phone maybe good but is not better then the N95 8GB you must be joking if you think that's the case.
Yeah me too, the phone looks mad!
Only thing is, I wish it had a camera lens cover. Also, does anyone know that if the firmware gets updated, will the 8gb memory get wiped?? - Coz that'd mean having a spare 8gb of harddrive space on the comp just in case, to back up all the data..
I agree. The N95 8gb, is set to be the best smartphone for 2007! Cant wait till the start of November when it will be released! Good job Nokia - Now start SHIPPING :-D
@ the guy who said the N80, N91, N95 all suck.
Well, I own an N80 at the moment, and I tell you, it's a superb phone! The battery isn't that bad, since it lasts for two days of constant playing with the phone. Tha is mp3 player, web browsing, game playing, and the bluetooh is always on. So yeah, the only kind of person, who would say that they all suck, would probably a very rich and even more spoiled bratt, who never buys anything by himself, but always let others to buy him stuff. If you would work hard to get the money to buy all three of them, you wouldn't say that they all suck...