From mobileburn.com :
While we are just now receiving our N96 review units, at this moment it is hard to imagine how the Nokia N96 is going to top what Samsung has done with the i8510 INNOV8. Samsung has put together a very solidly built, feature rich, and darn fun to use smartphone. The i8510 is the best performing and most feature rich camera phone we have ever used, there is enough internal storage on hand for thousands and thousands of music tracks, and Samsung's optical mouse adds a lot of wow factor to the already fantastic S60 web browser.
We reslly don't have anything even remotely negative to say about the i8510 INNOV8. "Highly Recommended", plain and simple. If you are considering an N95 or N96, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't check out this gem first.
Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 vs Nokia N96 vs Nokia N85 : Hardware Performance
CPU Platform :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : TI OMAP 2430 450MHz, 128MB RAM
- Nokia N96 : STMicroelectronics Nomadics STn8815 264MHz, 128MB RAM
- Nokia N85 : FreeScale I.MX31 369MHz, 128MB RAM
Jbenchmark 1.0.1 Total Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 4997
- Nokia N96 : 2796
- Nokia N85 : 3232
Jbenchmark 2.0.1 Total Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 532
- Nokia N96 : 358
- Nokia N85 : 548
Jbenchmark 3D HQ Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 873
- Nokia N96 : 155
- Nokia N85 : 195
Jbenchmark 3D LQ Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 979
- Nokia N96 : 283
- Nokia N85 : 380
Jbenchmark HD Gaming Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 956 (29.0 fps)
- Nokia N96 : 127 (4.2 fps)
- Nokia N85 : 166 (5.5 fps)
- Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 has faster hardware performance at the same level with Nokia N85, while Nokia N96 is the slowest.
- Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 fully utilize the potential of the 3D graphic accelerator. It is an absolute requirement for processing the camera, video recording, decoding and playback. Nokia N85 and N96 can't handle this perfectly because the lack of graphic accelerator.
- Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 are the best gaming phone today. U can enjoy your 3D or HD games running perfectly in 29 fps, while Nokia N85 and N96 only can run below 10 fps. Thank's to dedicated hardware graphic accelerator.
N96 16GB is 100% too good
u can also watch live tv and record etc.. it has alot of features. i give it 10/10
10cc, 13 Oct 2008the real questions for me is if this movie is truth?! the phone work like that in 3D games?... moreI dont play games with mobiles. Anway dont believe what ever you see. Some people need to accept the fact that their phone (N95) is old. Dont forget the 2.8" Screen - 16GB - Dual Flash. New Mobile always better than old ones.
New Mill, 12 Oct 2008I bought this mobile 3 days ago by $736. You canít compare N96 to N95 8GB. N95 8GB got shaky s... morethe real questions for me is
if this movie is truth?!
the phone work like that in 3D games?!
thanks in advance for to answers!
Got my N96 for 2 weeks. The phone are not lousy as the forumer said. the Battery can last for 2 days. Every function are great, not lag in menu and others too. GPS is very fast. nothing to complaint for a great phone.
This phone is rubbish, tiny screen, can't read webpages easily, it's sooo hard to use, what a stupid menu system.
I'm going back to my iPhone.
daniel, 13 Oct 2008Stop whinging about battery life - all the new phones have poor battery life. The trade-off fo... moreDear Daniel. you are complete and total right.
Thanks for giving a nice view on it.
Stop whinging about battery life - all the new phones have poor battery life. The trade-off for size in all mobile phones is poor battery life - Just charge it every night or by yourself a car charger - wait it comes with one = problem solved! As for the phone, i got mine a week ago and it works great. Speakers and media players are definately an improvement as well as the dual LED flash and the video recording. I also like the flat panel design. Overall it does everything a phone should do and it does it very very well. If you have an N95i it is not worth upgrading to this, but if you don't have an N95i and want the top of the range model get an N96 - i got mine and managed to squeeze optus in Aust. for $0 on a $49 cap!
I bought this mobile 3 days ago by $736. You canít compare N96 to N95 8GB. N95 8GB got shaky slider (very very very poor slider). Other phones got small screens and no internal memory. Internal memory is more stable than external memory and you donít have to buy one. I used N95, N95 8GB & N82. N96 is much better than these phones externally (perfect slider-wide clear screen Ė dual flash) and internally. N96ís battery can live at least 3 days with normal use and you can recharge it within 2 hrs not like Samsung i8510. N96 is also better than N85 which has small screen and no internal memory. The only disadvantage of N96 is the price.
Well u need to buy what u like not what the latest phone in da market!!THINK ABOUT IT!!
If you don't need the large internal memory and DVB-H (which is useless in the UK and most other countries) I'd go for the N85. Better looking and slightly smaller with similar functions.
Anonymous FOOOL!, 12 Oct 2008Sumsung i850 is useless phone n96 is the best.Grow up ! Obviously haven't used the 2 handsets !
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2008I have had n96 for over a week now and i totally not liking it. Its got very poor performance ... morenot true. my n96 comes with n gage asphalt and it no problem in any aspect when playing. but my ph has some bugs in other areas.
I Compared this phone & G810 Samsung's Camera and G810 was so better than N96's Camera! Why Nokia always is Behind of Samsung in Camera ??!!
Glad I decided to get the i8510 5 wks ago instead of waiting for this huge disappointment of a handset to come out. Had been waiting since beginning of the year for N96 to arrive, thought yep that'll be my next upgrade from my N95, but no, they've taken so long to release the phone that it has now been overtaken as the best all round Symbian handset by the i8510.
When you get down to the specs there is hardly any improvement over the N95. That is pretty poor when you think that the original N95 was release in the UK over 18 months ago.
I am generally an admirer of Nokia handsets but I can not believe how cheap this phone feels, it's supposed to be their Flagship !
Surely there must be something more advanced than this from Nokia in the near future which hasn't been announced yet ?
Are they purposely letting the competition catch up ? Squeezing every last penny out of the N95 design ?