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.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2008NOKIA lied about the N96 technical specifications! First, they said that this phone has Naviwh... moreThe only lier here is you...coz u clearly didnt do ur research....hummmmn......the navi weel can be switched of.....
as for the video recording that also cn be chosen
Hi, Medium and low qualities......
So dnt come talk twaaaak here....
nokia has not yet finished the firmware of n96 yet they have already released this phone with unfinished firmware! how pathetic! what were they doing from february to september?
kings new clothes but why king has to change his clothes may be beacuse it has same soft ware and hanging problems like n95
NOKIA lied about the N96 technical specifications! First, they said that this phone has Naviwheel but in reality it doesn't have a Naviwheel. Second, they said that it records video in VGA resolition at 30fps but it turns out that it can only record video in CIF resolution at 15fps in maximum.
What else is wrong about this device?
wins on the video front?
It doesn't do widescreen like the new LG although I suppose video matched to it's low-res screen is good enough.
DIVX not supported so will still have to convert movies before transferring from PC, c'mon Nokia, Blackberry supports DIVX and it's a business phone.
8 megapixel camera's are the new standard...
...Nokia always the follower, never the leader.