the N96, looks good with its black and silver curves, finally a phone that has a good rep and now decent looks. Picked 1 up a week ago, already been replaced as the more i loaded up the 16gb int memory the slower it got, taking 10secs just to bring up typing screen on reply to a text for inst. Eventually it froze at an inconsiderable 8pm, 3 days and 1.5gb int mem use later. Network provider advised a soft reboot but lost all my uploaded phone memory(well p****d off)as phone appeared to format its own memory on swithing on, got phone replaced next day no prob, same prob with use of internal memory though! Moved all data to memory card and phone whizes thro menus like it should!
Q. Why have 16gb int mem available to use at the cost of taxing the already slow processor(installed to preserve battery life) to the point of shutdown?
I'm in the process of exchanging handsets completely through original retailer or cancel contract within my 14 day period and picking up a proper 'all in one phone' with a much smaller internal memory and a standard 8gb micro-sd external memory, the swedes may have been the forerunners with mobile phone technology in the past but now they have definitely been left to grow in the fields-LG KC910 is my desire, no sluggish windows, no labyrinth like symbian, no glithes with trying to be something its not. Lets Go digital!!!!
SP, 26 Oct 2008I totally agree with you mate. The N96, N85 and N79 are not as good as the previous N-Series i... moreTrue, but i think n79 is an exception in this case since candybar phones are never the forefront of technology.
As far as the users have reported, it doesnt have any software issues experienced on this year's n-series phones. It looks like a cuter version of n82 which is nice. Its picture quality is better than n96 and is on par with 6220c. If you arent a gaming or video fanatic, there's no reason to get n85 or n96, plus its got a few neat features that might make the n82 and n79 a little jealous.
Freshprincess, 24 Oct 2008I don't give a hoot what y'all say. I'm goin to be forever inlove wv Nokia fones. I mean...wha... more@ Freshprincess: Dude, Please tell your Nokia to build some more Music+Camera Phones ...
Their Camera & music is not fine ... and they are moving to other stuff like WiFi, GPS, etc...
Sounds like someone got graduated before finishing Primary School ... Woah! It Sucks bigtime!
At least get the basics (Camera+Music) right, will ya ??? Then move on to any feature ... That's why, despite owning Nokia only, I like Samsung ...
2 all fanatics from other brands!
you cant argue that your phone is the best in this page because its a Nokia turf, people who visit this page love Nokia
if you visit in this page and destroy nokia, you are considered as the bad guy and you know what happend 2 bad guys in the end
they LOSS, DIE or get CRAZY
dumb, dumber, dumiest!
The screen of this phone is a touch screen?
Bakekang, 24 Oct 2008N96, N85 and N79 are quite disappointing products from Nokia. These are just more or less exac... moreI totally agree with you mate. The N96, N85 and N79 are not as good as the previous N-Series i.e. N95, N95 8GB and N82.
To be honest, the best Nokia phones in the market right now is N82, N95 8GB, N95, E71 and E66. I hope the 5800 Xpress Music can join this elite group.
The N96 if at all is probably the only I'd give a second look. N85 and N79 are completely washed out to be honest. Looks too childish and pricey! Other options, wait for SE X1 (Xperia) which hopefully will be a tough competitor.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Dnt juz comment.. Entr into d field.. My 3.2mp d900i is enuf to beat 5mp n96.. N ys btr compare d quality by keeping price tag of both celphs in mind.. My orkut profile is rohit deshpande live d life on his mark.. b4 ny words pls compare ur n96 wth d900i..
is d n85 beta then dis
Bakekang, 26 Oct 2008Ive been monitoring both the N96 and INNOV8 for quite a long while now and this is what Ive ob... moredeos samsung have better colour quality than n96 and also deos it have DVB-H TV broadcast receiver...
i have used it about a month now... n96 iz the best very good in quality and works really well...
Ive been monitoring both the N96 and INNOV8 for quite a long while now and this is what Ive observed:
People rant about N96 because it is named N96. They dont brag about its 5Mp camera, or the DVB-H, or the 16Gb. They just shout its name "N96 is the best!" I wonder if N96 was named N79 instead, would it get the hype it gets right now?
On the other hand, people love to discuss INNOV8's 8MP camera and they make conclusive statements that it is the best simply because of the 8Mp camera, DNse sound technology, and everything else it's got under its hood.
Conclusion: N96 is great because it is named "N96". INNOV8 is great because it has 8Mp camera, DNse sound technology, 3D graphics accelerator, 450MHz processor, optical mouse, and everything else.
Please dont get me wrong. Im not comparing these 2 phones because theyre not at the same level. The one that should be compared to INNOV8 is not yet released, N98.
Rassall, 26 Oct 2008I m a very hardcore Music lover listening music through quality headphone.Im also very fan of... moreAmong the phones you've listed, N91 (4Gb/8Gb) is the "King of Sounds." No newer and latest mobile phone has beaten it yet by far. The sonic experience delivered by N91 is nothing but perfect! N81 comes next with the best sound quality among Nokia phones. Its volume is just softer compared to N91's kickass volume. N96 is the third. It is also a good music phone, a lot better than N95 8Gb in terms of sound quality but worse than N91/N81. The only mobile phone that can challenge N91 in terms of sound quality is Samsung INNOV8. Sony Ericsson Walkman phones deliver only average sound quality because of their lack of a dedicated sound processor which is present in N91, N81, and INNOV8.
If you're looking for the best music phone, get the N91 (though already phased out).
If you want a great music phone with good gaming functions, nothing beats N81.
If you want a good music phone plus a whole lot more features, N96 is the right one.
If you want a mobile phone with an excellent sound quality and great camera, then INNOV8 is that phone for you.
N95 8Gb has music functions just like anything else but it's not a music phone.
Rassall, 26 Oct 2008I m a very hardcore Music lover listening music through quality headphone.Im also very fan of... moreI used SE walkman phs such as w890 and w910 b4, they are excellent with powerful bass. Nokia N96 (I just sold it coz of software issues) also produce good sound quality with powerful bass (but a little bit distortion when vol max). They all are very loud too with user configurable equiliser. I have few ultra series of samsung D900 and U900, plus tested music on friend's omnia. Simply su.ck. No bass. But this is my opinion only.
I m a very hardcore Music lover listening music through quality headphone.Im also very fan of loudest
speaker phone.I want to buy a phone for main purpose of enjoy high quality music.
Now my question is : which phone is perfect for me among Nokia 91 4gb/8gb, Nokia N96 ,
Nokia N81, Nokia N95 8gb , any samasung/Sony Ericsson phone for listening very high quality music?
those r used this sets plz advice me...thanks
Iman Al-Ali, 25 Oct 2008Nokia is far easier to use than the SE. Honestly, if you have owned either phones you'll under... moreHere, Here...I am totally with you on that one mate....SE do have some quality fones out and the build are good too...design of the X1 is very nice...however, the functionality is irritating as eveythin is so long....and if you go passed a menu, you have to go roun the houses to go back that one menu you passed..(Referring to the P1i)...
im baffled between the Ignito on O2 but reviews aint been brilliant....though I like the look of the HTC Touch Pro and the new HD...CLASS! If they dont come out on O2, then it will def be the N96 for me...
I work for a leading award winning Mobile Phone retailer in the UK and the amount of problems there are with Samsungs and LG, especially LG, is phenomenal...I would NEVER buy any of those! So if you bods out there have MUG written on your forehead, go get one of those....LOL!
its good but little bit slow
lets see...compared to n95 8gb: worse battery, no infraport, worse camera, smaller screen size and a bigger price tag! the only thing you get is a useless tv receiver! I know what I'd rather get.....
its just a big rip off it looks exactly like the N81 but wider with a dual slide and 5 mp camera its a big scam and a big rip off