brote, 05 Oct 2008hey dude, did u already owned one? i checked the stores here in ksa but it's all made in china... moredude c", i dont own one yet, my N82 Black is like 2 months old and i want to enjoy it first before shifting. i was waiting for the device to drop price also and it will drop to $599 (Php28,000) in due time, right now it cost at around (Php32,000-34,000) here.
most of the Nokia devices here in the Philippines were China made and their is nothing wrong with China made Nokia because they have same Quality Control that of Finland made. Its Nokia's very own factory but situated only in China.
iolo003, 05 Oct 2008i will trade the 8MP for DVB-H because 8MP is nothing but a marketing ploy. you really dont us... morehey dude, did u already owned one? i checked the stores here in ksa but it's all made in china. did u got the finland made?i'm also a filipino, by the way.
The firmware pre-installed in N96 when you bought it is full of bugs. This is the only Nseries phone released that comes with the most buggy first firmware version. The N78 pre-installed firmware, though buggy also, is still better than N96 firmware. I think Nokia has not yet finished the firmware yet they rushed in releasing this phone right away just to earn money. That's a shame! Performance-wise, N95 8GB is so much better than this. N96 does not deserve the title as N95 8Gb's successor. The only thing that this phone can boast is the 16Gb memory and the useless DVB-H. This phone is a total disaster. It only looks good on paper but it's actually horrible when you start to use it.
I really dis agree with all the users who give negative feedback on the phone or the nokia company.. i don't understand why someone should give negative feedback, as long as it's your money u first check the phone features and then buy, just don't blame the moment you didnt like the phone, company releases any kind of phones, but it should be our decision to think and then buy rather blaming this way.. i feel it's foolish ness on blaming on someone when you do foolish work.. I would still thank NOKIA on releasing good phones which is mind blowing and fantastic.. we are still here to support you.. thanks...
derek, 05 Oct 2008WOULD I SWAP AN 8MP CAMERSA FOR DVB-TV? At least the camera would be usable. The dvb-tv is use... morei will trade the 8MP for DVB-H because 8MP is nothing but a marketing ploy. you really dont use your camera often, unless you have nothing else to do with your life or if your a photographer who wants to print life size picture, total a waste of money.
DVB-H is available here in the Philippines and we are LUCKY enough to have it! oh yeah!
There is nothing new in this phone,
the battery is a let down too.
The design is far from impressive.
It is heavily overpriced.
In fact the 5800 express music seems far more impressive in features and in battery, also it is not overpriced............
Dani, 04 Oct 2008Well it depends on the person choosing it, would you swap the DVB-TV for an 8MP in the INNOV8 ... moreWOULD I SWAP AN 8MP CAMERSA FOR DVB-TV? At least the camera would be usable. The dvb-tv is useless in the uk until someone actually starts transmitting something. This application is a chocolate fire-guard-totally useless.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2008no naviwheel, cif 15fps video only, very slow processor, low capacity battery, smaller camera ... moreno. n95 8gb is much better than this one.
now it's clear that nokia just want to make large sum of money selling this unfinish and under-develop product to us.
anyway. i'll go for nokia n85. i think but i hope as well, it's not like this phone.
no naviwheel, cif 15fps video only, very slow processor, low capacity battery, smaller camera lens, worse picture quality, this is not an upgrade, this is a downgrade from n95 8gn!
kinda sad that n96 kinda underperforms....hopefully future firmware revisions would fix this...
Dani, 04 Oct 2008So it loses on the Gaming front but wins on the Video Recording Front..
So this means its m... moredani
I meant to point out that not only does it lose over the n95 in terms of gaming
but on video recording as well...
you see the framerate of the link I provided...in the video....it is not smooth 30fps more like just 10-12 frames
and the video is not clear...or should I say not as clear as what a VGA video made by n82/n95 would be....
the video in the sample was washed out....almost no different from n80...
Jamal, 05 Oct 2008What do you mean they are not all in one devices. So your trying to say that the n96 is the on... more5800 XpressMusic is the best value featured pack device among the touchscreens.
Jamal, 05 Oct 2008What do you mean they are not all in one devices. So your trying to say that the n96 is the on... moreoh so i should point out that its not touchscreen? N95, N82 and innov8 are not touchscreens either, whats the argument here, i cant believe i'm arguing with somebody who cant read between the lines c",
all-in-one device, not all-in-one touchscreen device.
Actually, there are some blogsites whose authors are true N96 owners that are saying that N96 doesn't really have a Naviwheel. And I've seen from YouTube that the highest video quality that can be recorded on N96 is CIF 352x288 pixels resolution only. Another one is that N96 was supposed to beam VGA resolution via TV-out, but it's actually only QVGA.
What is wrong with GSMArena? They don't like the N81-sh N96 design wherein its the most beautiful and futuristic design among all the NSeries. I hate the N95 design really, especially the buttons around the D-pad, that's so disorganized. The N96 design is neat and I like the rounded edges. It gives an impression that this phone is a futuristic, high-tech device. All the N81-ish design like N96, N85 and N78 are very good-looking.
I dnt agree with ur views on the new design look for the Nseries. Myself as well as many other users find the design Fantastic! We belive Nokia has done not a good job but more so an ideal enough job with the design... Thank u!
See how nokia fools the consumers, fake navi wheel, video 30-15 and the choppy problems, applications not completely supported and da battery need to be charged every 8 hours... what a thousand dollars ripoff!
iolo003, 05 Oct 2008all-in-one device means it has everything that a device can offer at the moment, camera, dvb-h... moreWhat do you mean they are not all in one devices. So your trying to say that the n96 is the only all in one device on the market. It does not have touchscreen sooooo what you have to say now. Stop taking nonsense please.
Kenzo, 05 Oct 2008The only lier here is you...coz u clearly didnt do ur research....hummmmn......the navi weel c... moren96 has no naviwheel! read the gsmarena review! it has a naviwheel breathing, the light that blinks around the dpad, but no naviwheel function! n96 with its first firmware version can only record video at a maximum of CIF resolution @ 15fps only!
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2008"best value featured pack all-in-one device in the market."???
are you really serious???
... moreall-in-one device means it has everything that a device can offer at the moment, camera, dvb-h, wifi, a-gps etc, N95 and N82 and innov8 don't have dvb-h so they are not all-in-one device.
best value because this will sold at around $599 in due time, its original and planned price bracket. price is expensive now because of the new and hype factor. wait further and the price drops down to its intended price.