will2, 26 Jan 2009I use this phone as a back-up - and it's 3 weeks old.
The biggest problem is that it wil turn... moreOk myn neva did that. Al u hav2 do is restart ur device.
1 back up ur data on ur pc via pc suit.
2 switch of phone.
3 while of hold * 3 and green call button.
4 then switch on device while holding the three butons til nokia logo flashes then appers. 5 afta reboot restore al data from pc.
But if u hav the l8est firmware virsion wich is v12.043 then thers no need 2 to update. Device comes with v10. If u hav proper internet on ur pc then upgrade fm its worth it! Chek ur fm virsion on standby typ *#0000# u cn also chek 4 updates there.
mo, 26 Jan 2009i like the n96 looks and specs and i like a big display and a finger magnet screen. the n96 on... moreLol dude go 4 the N85. 4 the 10th tym. Im also from SA and i work 4 nokia. The N85 is beta in build quality and bettery life is far better!
i like the n96 looks and specs and i like a big display and a finger magnet screen. the n96 on contract here in south africa is less than the n85. should i get the n96 or n85??
I think My Last Nokia Phone (n85)was Better.It was much faster than n96. The differences are the processors of these phones
I use this phone as a back-up - and it's 3 weeks old.
The biggest problem is that it wil turn itself off, no matter what the battery condition is. This happens with keyGaurd on, in my pocket. Any one got any clues?
As a phone I find it Very slow and not well laid out on the menu front. Customising for personal use is minimal.
I would be hesitant on buying this phone if I were you. There are faster and easier phones out there, That don't turn themselves off.
i own a n82, i'd say im more happy with n82 rather then n96. I'd say n96 is just a n80 with some minor improvements. N95 8gb or n82 is better then this in my opinion. If you want the phone for its cool design, get n85
No hold on people, n96 is a good phone but come on, specs of n85 is a bit better, its not so big but still packs a nice 2.6 inch whereass the n96 is huge, the n85 has arm 11 processor , the n96 has the old arm 9 processor , n85 is alot faster , but all in all they pretty close, n96 does have 16gig hard drive , im from south africa an here the n85 and n96 is the same price, so it comes down to what you'd prefer. Both great phones, but i'd still recommend n82 as it has no flaws and is currently the fastest nseries an has the best camera on the market
hi, 25 Jan 2009the phone is bad , very slow and the display have only 240x320 pixel not god qualityPlease, now. The N96 _was_ (unusably) slow until firmware 12.043 came. After upgrade (use *#0000# or Nokia Software Upgrader or leave this to a repair shop if you're afraid of bricking you phone somehow - which can happen) it actually works, and the N96 is quite a powerhouse. If you're not making INXS calls every day, you should be able to cope on one daily charge. If you can live with this - AND get used to the a bit crappy keys (why does everything HAVE TO iPhone-like these days?) - the N96 will serve you fairly good, IMHO.
Honestly - I bought mine in October '08 (then it had some pre-12.043 firmware installed) - and tried to use it for one whole day - but it is the worst user experience I've had with any phone (for 15 years of different GSM phones since the GH197). I used the N95 until 12.043 became available. Weird feeling having bought a new phone, and not using it for two months, though ;) .
If you want a real "powerhouse" phone that has the compatibility and reliability of Nokia, I'd say it's safe to go for the N96 as long as you upgrade to 12.043. If you want the smoothest _user experience_ there is, you must of course go for an IPhone instead. But then I cannot NAME the list of features you miss out on with the N96.
And actually, even if it the N97 looks really good and has corrected "all" of N96, it's still quite a beast size-wise, so I still think N96 has it's place.
I'll hopefully use it for quite a time, so let's hope Nokia churns out those firmware updates and make it even better, snappier and more stable.
Cheers from a happy 32 gig N96 owner
Lynn McNulty, 24 Jan 2009Do not buy the nokia n96 it is a terrible phone i was esursed that this was the best phone on ... morethe n96 is a good celphone i love it one thing they can say what they want but NOKIA IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD
the phone is bad , very slow and the display have only 240x320 pixel not god quality
this phone is great; the display, the design, the sound quality, the features, the storage...
...except for battery life, and especially the time it takes to change from portrait to landscape view.
a second or two would be just fine (instantaneous is a hell lot better) but the whole 14 seconds?? that sure annoys me a lot.. :(
hey guys let me give u an upgrade get the new Nokia n85 it the upgraded version of this only one bad thing about the n85 it only has 72 internal memory with an 8gb card included which BTW is more than enough lol... o and mmore talk tim on the n85 its like 6hoursand 45min or sumtin its awsome o and it has better features
The nokia n96 is by far the best nokia of the n series. I had a n81 8gb. This phone was gr8 but the n96 is wow in comparason. I would recomend a n96 for some one who wants to store loads of files however a n81 8 gb or a n95 8gb is just as affisant.
16GB internal memory is vwry good but it 950 mAH battery look week...!! and not suitable for N96
1200 mAH battery must choose for this phone. next luck!
Bassam, 24 Jan 2009Any user,seriously giv me ans plz. Its bettary realy bed as my old N95 ? Plz give me reply. B... moreIv had this device 4 2months now and iv finaly reachd a conclusion that the N96 has only build quality issues coz my bettery lasts me a full day and im a heavy user 3hrs internet(via wifi), 45min movie(loud speakrs), 2hrs music and radio.