Anonymous, 09 Oct 2008very good mobile, the N96 is a slow reacting phone with alot of meomroy. the processor can not keep up with the phone. The N95 8gb alot better my phone of chocie or even the N78 again a vrey good handset that has been well built and designed.
tom garcia, 08 Oct 2008hey dude, with 10 as the highest...how can u rate your n96 phone?I got this phone a week ago and was back at the shop the following day having a real moan. What was wrong? More a case of what wasn't wrong. But I have persevered. And slowly (very slowly) I am warming to it. The dreaded battery life problem hasn't materialised - I just make sure I close all applications immediately I have finished. The camera quality is acceptable (if I am taking any important pics I will use a camera. And if want to send em via mms the phone will shrink the file anyway so it's not that important). Dvb -h ? Well if its going to be anything like the bbc i-player I can live without it (over an hour to watch a half hour programme. Loads of buffering). Video quality is superb(if you put change the setting to the highest). My only complaint really is reception. I can have my n73 and n95 open next to the n 96 and the 96 will not connect to the internet whereas the others do. And when it will connect it takes up to three minutes to download a 2mb file. Shoe reception is poor too. Cheap and plastic? Definitely not cheap but plastic yes. Not poor quality but glossy. Very samsung-ish. Bling ! ! This is an honest opinion from a guy who HAS got the phone.
Oh the 'breathing' light -why ?
Nope, not all that says negative comment about this phone can't afford to buy one. Even this site's review says number of negative comments of this phone as being outdated. We like to spend our hard earned money to something that will feel an upgrade for us. Like me, many people will read and base their purchase on reviews. Being that so expensive (top of the line Nseries?, most of us didn't get the reason why Nokia degraded the battery, camera performance and cpu and just upgraded the memory and added mobile tv (not that useful) to existing 5meg Nokias. And oh, the design is oh, oh, oh my. Nokia, next please.
I just read the reviews of the 96 on gsmarena & cnet, and what a spray, they gave it a shalacking.
I don't think it will recover.
And, really, the 96 is sooo ugly, even I would look good next to it!
Is NOKIA in damage control?
I've been all cashed up for this baby and NOKIA give it 128MB RAM & a 264 MHz CPU.
I can't believe it.
Sorry, then, the Xperia X1 it is.
Does this charge when you plug it into a USB port?
I plug my iPhone into my laptop to charge it so only have to use one charger in my car.
i just get my n96...it is ROCKS..so dun trust any negative comment which say hw bad or hw low quality it have...it is just fooling ppl only...wtf...
I got my hands on this baby a week ago, and I must say... It ROCKS! :D
just bought the n96 and i can say i'm totally disappointed by the phone, i had n95 8gb and it was really nice. waited for n96 sooo lond and in the end... i'm a fan of the nokia n-serries phones and i'm not using any different then N, but now i'm tring to find out what to like in my new n96. Bad battery, bad slide, can't charge it by usb, stupid, stupid lock/unlock key (shit), bad cam and so on and so on...
now the only thing i can do is to wait for the new model... preying it will be cleared by all this bugs... good luck
tom garcia, 08 Oct 2008they critized it coz they do not have enough money to buy that expensive mobile.they r just di... morehey yah all punks out there!!! guess what??? i already got one...and i'm loving it punks.now i know that all negative comments here are just all lies.bwahahaha!!!!maybe some of you here doesn't have enought money to buy one...bwahahaha!!!!peace punks!
another thing that n96 makes it feel outdated is the processor. don't you know that n96 has the same arm 9 264mhz processor of the very old n92??? that processor is already 3 years old.
oled display on s60 is until just recently. n85 which has it is not yet even released. so understandbly, n96, which was in process of being developed into finished product months ago, does not have oled display. same holds true for fm transmitter. nokia has not yet acquired fm transmitter chips before n96 was created. naviwheel on n96 is deactivated in the firmware but n96 has the naviwheel hardware. maybe in the next major firmware update after the bugs are fixed they will activate the naviwheel. i've read also that n96 has 950mah battery because during the time n96 was being made, 1200mah or any larger battery was not yet available. it only means that n96 was first made before n95 8gb. it just took so long to develop this device into finished product. that's why n96 feels kinda outdated right now.
this phone is already outdated! all latest nokia phones "comes with music" but n96 doesn't. nobody cares if how many of you will buy this phone. but am not gonna buy it because i'm saving my 500euros for something worth it. i can't spend a lot of money for something i'm sure is not worth buying!
I'm getting one on Octomber 24. It's going to be better than any Apples or Googles with their stupid data and texting plans. Dont make me laugh about Samsung who waits for all the companies to release their cellphones and try to copy everyone. My eye can't tell the difference between a 5mp and 8mp camera.
I got the phone the other day and I dont care what other people say, all I can say is this phone is AWSOME everything is good about it,
ps: dont listen to the wingers on this site if you like it get it.
Y cant people kip their opinion 2 themselves.who gives a f**k wot they tink. N96 is a nice piece of work,xcellent fone.mayb u guys r jst broke, hence letting ur emotions cloud ur sense of reasoning. N95 8G ? Uhh!
I bought the n96 a day after its uk launch,
my first thoughts were that it looks brilliant but as i started using it all i could find was fault after fault.
Firstly the buttons below the screen (especially the right side back/exit button)
feel and sound cheap, everytime i press the buttons i hear squeaky noises - so no marks for quality
Secondly i thought being the new media phone with all the entertainment system in you pocket etc hype i thought plaving video clips in avi format using divx player would be of no problem, boy was i wrong, n73 can play divx files smoother and clearer let alone the n95.
Thirdly the dvb-h feature doesn't work in the UK yet thats the main feature that is supposed to keep this in-line for the best smart phone position in-comparison with the samsung.
Fourthly it boasts 128MB RAM, 256MB storage memory, Dual ARM 9 264 MHz CPU, then why isn't it as fast as my standard N95???
those are just some of the bad points and faults you will encounter "if you are a lucky N96 owner"
the good points:
the looks especially if u dont pick it up!!
the breathing light on the (fake)navi wheel
the lights on the second slide play/pause etc buttons
the screen size
the camera even after zooming it stays at 5mp while the n95 reduces its megapixels
the memory storage space
i just get n96 today...i m loving it...the sound quality is good..it is very loud...and the keypad is comfortable to press...so it should not hav problem when sms...dun trust other say that the phone is low quality or bad,coz they dun hav afford to buy it, so just saying it is bad...