Used this phone for about three months now and all i have to say is that it's made pretty well and fantastic when it works, which half of the time it doesn't.
The features it packs are unreal but for some reason it's slow and clunky on even the simplest tasks such as opening the messaging and playing music.
Furthermore, it's plagued with glitches and behaves erratically when using just a few features simultaneously, constantly freezing, turning off randomly. In addition to this the included software is frankly unusable.
Conclusively, from someone who isn't a phone geek, just a normal user, this phone is brilliant in theory. In practice is simply falls short in way too many ways.
Hope that helps anyone who just wanted a simple opinion. I would buy the phone again to be honest, but it's a love/hate relationship of epic proportions.
rafael nadal , 07 Feb 2009thanks kenzo ...:) bt one more question?? .. would it cause any harm if I use the BL-6F bat... moreNon wat so eva 2 ur internal electronics same Ampere and voltage. Its safe.Yet mite coz u ur back cover 2 bulge or even crack.. They say remove the black H shaped foam on da inside of ur back cover. It wil decreas da bulge a lil. I wana try that bettery 2.
Dani, 07 Feb 2009I got to play with the N96 in a shop, Though i know its got good features..The Keypad and mate... moreyes the N95 8gb is a better phone than the N96 in many respects.
it is more powerful + is more secure. the firmware is also mature
I got to play with the N96 in a shop, Though i know its got good features..The Keypad and materials used felt CHEAP! The Keypad was wobbling side to side like a Seasore and the back cover felt like one of those recycled coke can..
Basically N96 is good phone but its materials are cheap!
N95 8GB feels much better
should i upgrade my nokia to a N96 or an N85,what does the dual processor mean to n96,and a single 369 to n*5,what does it mean!?
Kenzo, 07 Feb 2009Hey Aperently the BL-6F from the 8gb fits on the N96 bt the cover bulges a little. 2 improve u... morethanks kenzo ...:)
bt one more question?? .. would it cause any harm if I use the BL-6F battery on my n96 ... ??
rafael nadal, 07 Feb 2009hey guys bought the 96 few days back.. but the only problem is the battery life ... i can live... moreHey Aperently the BL-6F from the 8gb fits on the N96 bt the cover bulges a little. 2 improve ur bettery life jst update firmware via pc and nsu. Then switch fone 2 power save mode. Pres power button scrol 2the end.. Ul fynd that ur bettery wil last 24hrs on extensive use. Im on fw v12.043. 2 chek urs typ *#0000#
I bought the N96 3 months ago.
My advice is not to buy this phone because it is not practical and it has alot of software problems.
It has been many times that this phone has let me down when I need it badly. Restart and flickering and freez are the most popular issues.
Also, the material of this phone is sooooooooo cheap and it is not heavy duty.
hey guys bought the 96 few days back.. but the only problem is the battery life ... i can live with the other disadvantages of 96... but not the battery life ...
so i was wondering can I use the battery of my n95 8gb since it's 1200 mAh it will squeeze out more juice???? ... but don't knw would it cause any harm to the 96 .. so can u guys help me ??
JAZZ, 06 Feb 2009thanks very much bro......... nice to talk 2 u......No problem bro if u need any help jst halla at me. Il be glad 2 asist u.
Why doesnt the f@^*ng ring when some 1 phones me,got it 2 days now,profile setting is correct set to max volume bt whet some 1 phones,no sound and it is not set to silent
As the owner of a N96 and a big fan of Cyber Shot, I can tell this : Comparing to C905, hardware built quality is totally Chinese. On the other hand, the main advantage of N96 is it's really multipurpose usability. Look is totally cheap, but owerall it's a great trouble free multiuseable device.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2009who do u think u are so what if you work for Nokia i work for the biggest network in the world... moreWat seems 2b ur problem strainger and do i recal replying 2 u or Jazz? Pleas leav me alone and buythe way im Kenzo. Thanx 4 wasting my tym