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.
Let us be serious, this is a forum to help people selecting and discovering phones. Today after weeks of waiting I could play some hours with this mobile. This device is really not as bad as some people state here. For me it is clear after my test, N96 is better as N95 and N95 8GB. for sure it is better.
I really can not understand that adult people making this forum dirty with not founded pep talk.
N96 is a good phone, sure equal to the inov8 of Samsung. Samsung has a few advantaces, but Nokia stay Nokia. What about trade in value of Samsung compared to Nokia ? Do not get me wrong I am the biggest Nokia hater on earth, but be serious and stop writing lies. Nokia N96 is a great phone.
Oh dear, first impressions are not good having just held one in phone shop...cheap feeling phone, horrid keypad.
Dont get me wrong, i just love my 95-8gb, but i'd think long and hard about replacing it with one of these..