I do not think this phone is worth over £550. Even on contract they will be charging £200 for this phone, thats not too bad, but would not pay this high end price.
Samsungs actual rival is LG. Both their buildings are litterally next to each other and apparantly they spy on each other to see what new ideas each of them have.
This is what I've been told by LG and Samsung workers in my Training. They're not really interested in other brands in which I think is quite silly
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2008what do u mean by N96 camera is lousier than N95? n96's 5mp camera is the worst and lowest graded among all 5mp cameras from nokia.
n96 - focal distance 5.2
n85/n79 - focal distance 5.45
n82/n95/n95 8gb - focal distance 5.6
n96's camera is a downgrade from n95/n82's camera. theyre not identical in hardware and technical specs. n96's camera lens is smaller than n95/n82's camera lens and produces worse image quality.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Go check out the Samsung Innov8 forums. You can clearly see that a bunch of Nokia users and N96 users come and post comments. They arent hating on the product, maybe not so sure about the N96 anymore..? ;-)
iolo003, 10 Sep 2008great that you recognize that its a matter of choice. and people in this post have their choic... morein Singapore, Innov8 is making more buzz than n96. People are excited about innov8, and not n96. Nokia is too late in launching the n96.
iolo003, 11 Sep 2008but is it marketable? only few are interested on innov8. N96 is still the best all-in-one d... moreand according to those review, they both agreed that only nokia loyalists will go for n96. i, myself, am a nokia fanboy, but i dont think n96 is really worth its price. yes, it's a high end phone. yes it's a flagship mulrimedia device, but it's not the best phone that's out in the market OR has been announced recently. even it lower-indexed brother, the N85, is in so many accounts better than n96. there are so many things that anybody can fault at n96. the only drawback samsung innov8 has is its hefty price tag. but between n96 and innov8, innov8 is more worth the price considering the many advantages innov8 has over n96. i think nokia should also observe what's happening outside their company. they should put a truly all-in-one device, not just a jack of all trades, master of none device. the n91 and n81 have a dedicated audio chip that produces sound quality second to none, but they are deprived of at least decent camera, the n78 has a decent camera but sound quality has been worsened. n95, n82 have the best 5mp camera, no doubt about that, but sound quality has been set from worse to average only. and now n96... n96 has 5mp camera just like n95 & n82, but actually the camera technical specification has been reduced and image quality is worse than n95 & n82. sound quality of n96 is better than n82 and n95, but not in the same high level as n81 & n91. so, it's time for samsung innov8, samsung innov8 not nly is the first ever 8mp camera phone released but it also has the best image quality among all camera phones, not only it has a dsp sound chip but its dsp sound chip that uses its very own dnse technology produces the best sound quality among all music phones. my point is, n96 would've have been worth it if at least it has the sound quality of n91 and the image quality of the camera of n82.
iolo003, 11 Sep 2008you even come here to promote innov8 c",
thats an act of desperation my friend..
save your... moreI am not pro samsung but after reading your post, makes me want to testify for samsung.
I used samsung phones before, still having one of them this moment. My dad has been using samsung phones for years... No durability issues....
I used SE and Nokia too. currently using E71. I love my E71 but please don't condemn Samsung. It's a good brand and they make good phones.
I have to tell the real story. I am not a particular brand fan. bocz my meal is not provided from either nokia or samsung or se.
When samsung announced omnia, I was shocked (like most ppl) and I definetly thought it's miles better than i phone (bcoz of its specs). And I bought it (cheap bcoz I got it with contract) once its released. But I dun have it now. Sold it already. And u can see how many ppl are selling away their omnias in online ads. And how many ppl are willing to buy i phone. Dun say I am new to winmo. I used a few O2 phs b4.
So, if u want to buy samsung, go ahead and gd luck.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970but is it marketable? only few are interested on innov8.
N96 is still the best all-in-one device as of the moment!
Kal, 10 Sep 2008Oh my dear you would be bitting your nails to know that there are in fact many nokia lovers wh... moreyou even come here to promote innov8 c",
thats an act of desperation my friend..
save your dignity and Samsungs, but anyways Samsung have no dignity because it is haunted by Durability Issues..
Sony Ericsson, LG and Motorola dont, its singled out to Samsung and its a revenge from the millions of souring victims of Samsung's wicked practice. They deserve it c",
Kal, 10 Sep 2008Oh my dear you would be bitting your nails to know that there are in fact many nokia lovers wh... moresame here..
their are many Samsung users who wants to shift to N96 c", or Nokia in general because they notice how vurnerable Samsung products are and that 8MP doesnt really matter at all, and their smart enough to choose the best all-in-one device.
if it has captured attention of readers and potential buyers, it would have hit big in this site but it didn't, N85 is even catching up with innov8's hits and votes here on GSMarena and it was only announce a week ago, thats very funny c",
i can feel your anger friend that's because no matter how many pixel you throw in to your device, it wont capture attention of regular consumers because its not Nokia, its just the other brand.
have you ask people you meet if they are to choose between 8MP or TV with vintage 5MP Carl Ziess on their mobile device?
Within a week its price has drastically fallen from 750 euros to 400. First slap on Nokia since top leader. Its just N81 with 16GB storage poor processor and batt.I anticipate would touch 500$ by 4Qtr.
Nothing new as inflation has beaten peoples buying power. Older models would now be n demand as discontinued.
It seems like the Battery life must be really bad. I have problem with my E66 which advetised more than 7 hours talk time. N96 advetized only 3 hours vs. N95 of 6 hours. Goodbye N96
DVBH is also in testing phase in south africa with MTN and multichoice