In The past i Have N82 And N95 8GB devices. I buy this phone past 2 months ... he didnt have the 3d capabilities like the other devices a i refer. But N96 after OTA update to the last Firmware have I very Good Performance. with +- 120Themes +55 JAVA&SIS GAMES/SIS APPS/*.MP3/*.MP4/*.AVI installed on Mass Memory plus MMC and Less than 1.5GB of free memory (MASS Storage)... I'm Susprised with the performance. Really Great Compared with N95 8GB with 1GB free on MASS MEMORY with similar conditions.
GPS Works Fine with apps Such Route66/GarminXT/Sygic Mcguider. Nokia maps Sucks XD
My final opinion ... the Phone have Great Battery performance and durability Compared W/ N95 8GB/N82.
yar its a good machine i love it
im using i since launch it had not been a problem for me from it first day and it has all those feature which u guys find in a laptop
brother forget that its a baby toy infact its a delicte thing its made for sophisticated people if u say its a baby toy then go and buy nokia 3310 haahahahahahahaha
The reviews for this handset seem harsh, however I will have one tomorrow morning and will be able to access exactly teh quality of the handset then.
It seems to be based on teh N95 which was Based on the N80, both of these phones have had there detractors and both have had symbian software problems, particularly the N80.
The prooof will be in the eating as they say i'll let you know!
Kenzo, 02 Feb 2009Thats becoz u refuse 2 see the practicality in it. U dnt use it and u hav no expirience thers ... moreBrothers !! you both are waisting time and mony on such phone .
these machines cause us no privacy , no time .
kyle nokia man, 02 Feb 2009guys pls use the phone crct!!!!!the phe is like a cmpter!!ok wen u cnstly use a compter and ne... moreat last someone who knows what the phone is really like. nokia are putting computers in there hansets and people compare it to a dinosaur phone,
you pinned it right on the nail.
This phone really sucks! I went to buy it yesterday, but when I held it in my hand It felt like a Baby toy,! worst phone ever : (
Anonymous, 02 Feb 2009How can you say that N79 is not a multimedia powerhouse? There isn't much difference in the fe... moreThats becoz u refuse 2 see the practicality in it. U dnt use it and u hav no expirience thers a differnce between theory and practical. I knw ur standing point and i undastnd wat u tryna say. Wat mayb practical 2 u, may be impractical 2 me. Like the auto theme transform coused by chainging the back cover of the N79. I own a 9300 and i mis typing with a ful Qwerty keypad. So pls stp tryna convince ppl on wat seems 2be practical 2 u. And try ask them wat they need in a mobile device. I need DVB-H TV coz i love watching Discovery , BBC Entertainment and Cartoon Network in my room or any wer without a hasle.
Kenzo, 02 Feb 2009Pleas gt ur facts straight. Im nt regreting any thng. I was given the phone at work. And i nev... moreHow can you say that N79 is not a multimedia powerhouse? There isn't much difference in the feature set among N96, N85 and N79. Between N85 and N79, the only difference is the screen and form factor. Everything else is the same. I can't think of any single task that N85 can do and N79 cannot. Can you think of any? And about N96, it's just not practical. Gone are the days that the differences between a flagship phone and a midrange handset are too great. Today, the midrange phone can do everything that a flagship device can. N79 has all the features of N96 except the useless DVB-H which it swap for the more usable FM transmitter. So how is N79 not a multimedia powerhouse? What makes a multimedia powerhouse then? A 2.8" screen with the same QVGA resolution? Or a dual slide form factor that wobbles in time?
To everybody else, if you don't need DVB-H and you want N96 for a very cheap price, get the N79. For the price of N96, you can buy an N79 and an N82 at the same time. See how impractical N96 is?
After upgrading to V12.043, this mobile is showing finally his strenghts. Imagine the mobile came on the market pre-loaded with this software version, the critics on the web shouldn't be the same as they are now. N96 is for sure a good mobile with the latest firmware on it.
guys,N96 is vry gud hand set...wondrful picture results...and smart hand set with all functions which cn fulfill our all demands,,,,,
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Pleas gt ur facts straight. Im nt regreting any thng. I was given the phone at work. And i neva said expensive means beta. I dnt knw wer u gt the idea.hav u eva handle he N85 ? If nt pls dnt coment based on theories. N85 beats the N96 on build quality and bettery life only! If ur a hard texter and knw ur gona use the device extensively then The N85 is the way 2 go. N79 is gud bt nt a multimedia powerhouse. Like N96 ane N85.
guys pls use the phone crct!!!!!the phe is like a cmpter!!ok wen u cnstly use a compter and never shut it down or restart it u will hve probs!!!the same wit this phone !!!so at lest every 2days swtch it off and on agan!and guys dnt dwnld just any apps on the phne it can also b the cause of ur phone not running properly!!thanks!!this is from nokia itself that gave this info 2 me!!!face 2 face!!!
Kenzo, are you regretting now of buying the N96? The N85 isn't that great either. The build quality is better than N96 but not stellar. I think the best NSeries is N79. The N79 can do everything that N85 and N96 can (except the DVB-H), yet it costs so much cheaper than both phones. N79 does everything the N96 does yet it costs only half of N96's price. Be practical. More expensive doesn't always mean better. Sometimes they can even be worse, especially with the case of N96 - it's very expensive yet it feels cheap. It's just so not worth it.
i have an n96 and planning to change it to innov8...
i'm having some problems with n96, like when you open a photo it takes ages to view it clearly..even i've upgraded its version to 12.043..generally, it's a very slow mobile...which is much better?
im from durban, westville north. wheres the closest nokia shop? will they allow me 2 test out each of them?