Nokia N95 8gig is much cooler looking than this one. My friend sold his n96 immediately before it depreciates. He said that the screen is much clearer on N95 8gig and the feel of the phone is so plasticky. Camera performance is much worse than earlier 5meg Nokias, the image quality and the shutter button is a mistake.
I feel that the music controls on the d-pad made the dual slide design redundant. It just made the symbian key and cancel key so little and hard to press.
The handset i very slow and unresponsive, after numerous demos to customers we dont reccomend getting this handset at all, the new samsung is by and far more superior.
Unless u want a slower phone with totally appalling battery life
based on your comments and suggestions, i have come to my conclusion that most of the people here with those negative comments might don't have the capacity in buying this n96...that's why they construct negative comments just to discourage possible buyers.well....dont fret...i;m going to buy this unit and i'll tell u if it is a negative or a good one. THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL!
Mike Alfa, 08 Oct 2008very very Cheap looking phone,its keypad like too. i don't want it.how could u say that? do u owned one already?
very very Cheap looking phone,its keypad like too. i don't want it.
Dan, 07 Oct 2008If you have an n95 8gb, then dont get n96. Its a great phone, but its improvements are not maj... moreActually you should go for different company than Nokia if you want different phone. I am sure Nokia will not give us different type of phone. Last 7 years its is giving same software of same layout with more or less functions. Try MOTOZINE ZN5
Have both N96 (home) and N95 8GB (work) and honestly, N95 8GB is slightly better:
1. Faster (look at CPU specs)
2. Battery (also charging take less time)
3. Buttons works better
4. N96 feels bit plastic and breakable
5. N96 system crash at least twice a week
N96 is a good phone but go for N95 8GB or wait for new N96
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970If you have an n95 8gb, then dont get n96. Its a great phone, but its improvements are not major enough to replace your n95 8gb. Dont get innov8 either. Its like an n96 with an 8mp camera. Not too many improvements on it either. Wait for a better phone, but if you feel you must get a new phone soon, try something totally different like 5800xm or e71.
I upgraded from my old N95 to Samsung i8510. Definitely chose the right handset. Usual teething problems on N96 as with all N series handsets. I didn't like the feel of the N96, very cheap and the main feature of the phone is useless in the UK, I'd rather have the 8MP camera and optical joystick of the i8510. Much more of an upgrade than the N96
This is not a phone for N95 owners. N95 is still best. Quality of hard ware of this phone is absolutely terrible. Nokia’s No.1position is in danger Samsung is very close to take over. Samsung is technological power house. Nokia is trying hard bur recent models of Nokia are just run of mills except E71. Wake-up Nokia!!
why not go for N85 8GB .. it has a functional Navi wheel.... and its comaparable to the N96 8GB too and the N96.. apart from a lil differences though..
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008i will have to disagree. i also have a chance to play with n96 at a etisalat shop. it's not be... morewell, after all is not so important, just a mobile.
Next week can test the device for another few hours, come back on it if I should change my mind
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008Dear friends, Let us be serious, this is a forum to help people selecting and discovering ph... morei will have to disagree. i also have a chance to play with n96 at a etisalat shop. it's not better than n95 8gb. i don't want to make negative comments, but i don't think it's really worth the price. so for people planning to buy this phone, have yourself tested the unit first before you make a purchase.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008is the sq better than n81no, n96 distorts sound at high frequencies. not on par with n81.