W0QN, your comment that GPS is a bonus feature is quite ridiculous. You have to pay for every feature on the phone including GPS. The inclusion of GPS makes the phone more expensive. If you look at the original publicity photos of the N95, Nokia showed pictures of a map on the phone's screen to let everyone know it was an important feature. Yet the GPS chipset is deaf!! It performs dismally and cannot come close to Qualcomm or Sirf Star III. Why did Nokia implement third class GPS on a first class phone? Perhaps to cynically increase profit margins. If the hardware is inexpensive to implement but they still charge highly because of the Nokia brand then they profit more. The downside is that it causes untold misery to those who have to use it. GPS is an important feature. Many request for it when buying a high end phone. Nokia should not play games- they should give us the best.
check this out i mean to say no camera protect cover
this is the disadvantage of the phone
this is an N-Series phone, the functions are focused mostly in multimedia, the GPS is just a bonus feature..
As I said in an earlier post, if this phone operates smoothly it will be the best lifestyle/entertainment/all-rounder phone on the market. Nevertheless it is certainly not a business phone: no QWERTY, no push E-mail and no editing/creating office documents rules it out. So the stark reality of having to carry two phones is staring one right in the face. You can't get it all in one phone!! Furthermore I believe the deaf GPS will be a limiting factor. Phonearena.com recently reviewed HTC's TyTN II. When it now came to the GPS (Qualcomm) it received a pass mark although it was not as good as a Sirf Star III. They now compared it to Nokia's N95 offering and just laughed. The Nokia was judged to be "funny" in comparison ie substandard. Why a prestigious company like Nokia place a lousy GPS set in a top phone is beyond me-the 8GB has the same "funny" GPS chipset!!
Two years ago, the N80 was more expensive than this. (N80 = ?570, N95 8GB = ?560). And now the N80's price has dropped dramatically in two years time. It'll take at least two years for the N95 8GB to be affordable by the masses, I think.
This phone is truly amazing. Lack of touchscreen means nothing because it can be dodgy in your pocket if it rubs against anything. Apart from that, this phone has everything you could wish for! Will be getting one as soon as they come out. :]
do u have to pay for the gps as you use it or does it come with the phone like the nokia 6110 navigator
N95 8gb isnt anything revolutionary. i would go for a LG Ku990 over this brick any day. Nokia leave S60 and go to a ui where u dont get the user to pull their hair out just to do simple functions without errors and lag!
ahh..yesterday i tested ori n95 n n73. most are liying about image quality. i using both mobile capture at night. like normal n73 is really weak at night, but i feel that n95 is fine, even there's a little vague, but it's still look fine for me...but when i compare on capture during sun light, i think n95 is still priority, and n73 almost go though n95
for video recording, yes, they didnt lie on me, reg n95 with VGA 30fps is so so so good even without sun light!!
but sound a bit different, because n95 stereo are really small, i can confirm n73 are worth on sound quality....
what i hope is this n95i will be more inprove, especially on price..please...even if this is expensive, but at least having some features that make us proud
its very gorgeous collection from nokia specially the gps from nokia i m very impresse about it because it is very usefull for me.
No doubt it is THE BEST creation of nokia currently... I can find every single option i need. it is the jack of all trade and alos master of all....
but when i look at its back i find no protection cover for its 5 mp Carl Zeiss lense... :-(....... I'm awaiting for it to grab it....
**agrees wth Ahmed**
absolutely rite dude. i know iphn is a pretty good phn but, u cant compare it wth the N95.
the only thing i think it has tht N95 doesnt hav is a touchscreen...but if u wanna get a phn tht has touchscreen soooo bad thn get 1 from htc or smthin...don go for iphn.
i mean just because Iphone has a stylish look and a nice menu(which i agree about it) deserve all this attention??!!! i never even feel comfortable to dial a number using a touch screen especially when u r in the car or u have to make a fast phone call, all u have to do in N95 8G just slide it & thats it! it is ready, even if it is slow or it hangs, so what? big computers do so u cant find such a perfect device no matter what it is, i believe even that n73 is better than Iphone, and if u r fanasy about touch screen u can go for Imate or HTC thier phones are much much better than Iphone, it is really a big list is the advcance features in N95 8g and a very big list of the very basic features which Iphone doesnt have, COME ON IT DOESNT EVEN HAS AN MMS!!!!!!!AAAAAAAH
um not a fan of any particular phn company...um a fan of good quality phns(from any company)
but..when i saw ppl talkin bout N95 and iphn...i was amazed how ppl r sayin iphn is better thn N95.. u can argue by sayin tht it doesnt hav a lens cover n all..but use ur head n think wat iphn doesnt hav...which i think ahmed explained it b4...i don wanna mention all those in ma post coz its gonna take the whole day for me to list all the things tht iphn doesnt hav n how N95 is a better phn thn tht..
still i wood like to say tht its my opinion...if u think iphn is better n u wanna buy it..thn do it..waste ur money..if u dont care for ur money thn y shud i?