from first day i'm using it, here's my take about the battery:
after initially charging it for 10 hours, the first thing i did was i browsed the menu, configured all the settings, familiarized the ui for about 30 minutes, i took some pictures and shot some vids for around 30 minutes, watched some videos i shot and some preloaded videos for around 20 minutes, , i played some music for about 2 hours (alternately in earphones and speakers), tested gps (not working in my current location), browsed and chatted on wap (gsm mode) for about 1 hour, and the battery is finally empty.
the battery life, considering its not so gracious capacity, isn't bad at all. i was heavy on its features and it lasted me almost a day from initial charge. from what i know, the battery life will increase after some complete charging and discharging cycles. so battery is pretty good with this phone.
here's the rest of my review:
it's fingerprint magnet. very easy to type on its keypad. there's no getting used to as i got easily comfortable with it. design is very nice. it's a little bit wide but it's an eye candy. screen is big and bright. the ui is fast, no lagging problems. but i encountered some problems when my phone froze during web browsing. i had to take the battery off and turn it on again. i haven't used gps yet as i can't make it work. there must be a problem with my location. dvb-h is not supported by my network operator. pics are very good in normal lighting. video is a little blurry. sound quality via 3.5 mm jack is excellent. it's on the same level as n91. this phone is really amazing! it's the best phone i've ever had.
hellooooooo buddies jst wanna knw hows d music of n96... i mean whn nt listen in earphone.......and which 1 would b a bettr option n96 or n85....reply soon frndzzz
All right, i pretty much have read all the opinions but I couldn't find any thing about the battery life on this thing. I mean on GSMARNEA it only says 3 hours and a change which is next to nothing, I had a 1g nokia N95 and the battery life was killing me so I had to get rid of it, How is the N96 in terms of battery life?
05, 17 Nov 2008Nokia n96 iz the worst very bad music,camera,video quality very bad fone!!!!Dont't talk crap.
when I got the n96 it was vodafone branded and it droce me nuts, they should not do this as it limits the uses abilty to use the full applications in the handset, I unbranded my n96 and it is so much better way better than vodafones sofware crape.
anyways this is a really good phone I whouldnt give it up.
cyperri, 18 Nov 2008nope, iphone is the fastest selling device of all time, n96 would have to be free on £20 per m... moreWrong. The nokia N73 is the best selling smartphone of all time with over 50 million units sold (as of january 2008). The best selling phone of all time is the nokia 1100 which has sold over 200 million units.
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2008Has N96 caught up to iPhone sales?nope, iphone is the fastest selling device of all time, n96 would have to be free on £20 per month tarriffs to even get close.
It's god phon but what about procesor is it lower than n95?plz tel me za difrant.
i'm now using my n96. i've just loaded some 800 songs on it. the sound quality of this phone is awesome. i have my n91 to compare with n96 and i can honestly say n96 is on par with n91 when it comes to sound quality via headphones. this is probably the best music phone so far! i'm more of a music person than a camera person. the quality of pics is very good at least for me. i haven't tested gps yet as i can't get a fix in my current location. dvb-h is not supported by my operator. video playback is very clear. it seems like you're watching dvd on a mini screen. but i've noticed something. i've just installed handy taskman and i checked the free ram and it's 39mb only. is that normal? i haven't encountered any hanging or restarting problems so far. i'll be exploring more of its features later. all i can say for now is that it's really an amazing phone. i don't regret buying it.
Sergio, 18 Nov 2008Hey guys !
I dunno what you talking about i had N95 and upgraded to N96 .
There way more use... moreahh..sounds nice, finally a positive comment once in a while, lol!
how do u know the arm9 is better than arm11? isn't 11 higher?
n96's processor is a dual arm9 264mhz
while n95's a dual arm? or single arm11 333mhz was it? i forgot the number, around there..
anyway, hopefully what you're saying is true in terms of how smooth it is when running the system..
yes, true, some little nice features such as, the kick stand, then the dual led..
ahh also the transfer rate is around 6-8mb/sec now via usb cable data..compare to the old n95 8gb that's only friggin' 800kb/sec =( it's killing me, takes ages!
Hey guys !
I dunno what you talking about i had N95 and upgraded to N96 .
There way more useful option in N96 + performance is better because it uses ARM9 and not ARM 11 like N95 .
So even it has not that hi frequency but performance still higher because of the platform .
There no any issues with memory also i have 13GB used now and all works fast and perfect .
There still some issues with software that you can fix with firmware updates .
Camera in N95 and N96 is the same module plus here they got DSP that gives you better video decoding and encoding performance and adds extra bat. life .
From my point of view N96 is really good upgrade option better then N95 8G because you've got 16GB of memory plus microSD slot that support sdHC .
Plus better sound quality and many other features .
hello! i'm a former nokia n82 user and i've just got myself a new nokia n96. i've got it for aed 3,050 or roughly around php 37,000. i was supposed to get the nokia n85 but i ended up getting the n96 instead. i haven't explored all its features yet as i'm currently charging it right now. i'll be posting my review when i get done.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2008plz temme abt your fone and ur views on nokia n96 and n85..........which 1 wud u prefer???and y?if u luk at both reviews of these fones u c dat d n85 is beta dats nt hard 2 c bt 4 me am goin 4 n96 bcos of d screen size,dvbh and memory.
BATMAN, 18 Nov 2008hell bra i use voda plz temme abt your fone and ur views on nokia n96 and n85..........which 1 wud u prefer???and y?