It's not that stupid to compare Ying's N80 with this N96 since things compensate (for example, the N80 has a weaker battery, but a not-so-power-thirsty screen and OS). Besides, the comparison between the N95 and N96 shows that, according to Nokia, the UI and all processes have been significantly optimized.
Look on the Nokia official site and see the video/audio playback time, you'll be surprised to see that it outerperforms even the N95 8GB in this matter. Also, search the YouTube site (about MWC 2008) and see what Nokia has to say about battery efficiency and size.
So this N96 is not so bad. I agree with you (about the presumptions stuff), but, as I said in an earlier post, Nokia wouldn't put the same battery as the N95's WITHOUT improving energy efficiency.
But our "presumptions" are 99% true until the full detailed review from GSMArena (I'm sure there will be one).
OK, if what you say is true, then this N96 is not so bad (I'm talking about the battery). However, it is not easy to compare the N80 (much smaller screen, user interface, processing power) with this powerhouse. But I tend to believe you, as Nokia engineers would be fools to just place the 950 mAh BL-5F in a device more powerful than the N95 WITHOUT further optimization in what concerns energy efficiency.
Overall, the features of this device make it worthy to be called a "multimedia computer". Thanks for clearing out a lot of doubts about it.
i wonder if it would support a 16GB card, that would deserve an award.
hey i have 3 of these phones already i got them from japan there not half bad
From what I here, the Nokia N96 does not have HSDPA for 850MHz, but it does have it for 900Mhz and 2100MHz.
Which Motorola phone would that be? (I have not come across any rumors/info on it, either here on gsmarena or on phonearena.com, engadget.com, intomobile.com, etc...)
Also, beware of 8 megapixels in a phone. Unless they significantly increase the size of the CCD and the optics to match, this means that each CCD cell will be so small that the noise will effectively kill the quality of the picture. (This is already an issue in 5MP phones, usually with a 1/2.5" sensor - and more megapixels beyond this will simply mean crappier pictures - even when compensating for the scale).
it w0uld be HARD t0 say EXACTLY h0w l0ng the n96 batt w0uld c0mpare t0, say, an n80.
first 0f all, the n96 is N0T EVEN 0UT YET s0 all y'allz d0in right n0w r juss makin' C0NCLUSI0NS/ASSUMPTI0NS.
h0wever, saying that the n96 battery life w0uld PR0BABLY last 0ver 2 days because yings n80 lasts 0ver 2 days with m0re than 'average' use is just ABSURD.
u really can't & SH0ULDNT c0mpare the n80 t0 the n96 because they are just S0 DIFFERENT.
the n80 f0r example has a SMALLER screen & a SL0WER pr0cess0r THEREF0RE its battery c0nsumpti0n(even with a l0wer mAh battery) w0uld appear 'sufficient.'
the cl0set thing really that y0u c0uld c0mpare the n96 t0 is its predecess0r, the n95.
the n96-1 is pretty much just like the n95 slapped 0n with a new 'h0using' & a few m0re FEATURES with still, THE SAME BATTERY(950 mAh).
and h0ws the n95 battery? BAD.
thats why S0 MANY N95 0WNERS buy 'spare' batteries because they KN0W that the n95 eats up al0t 0f 'juice' and having 'spares' w0uld help them in case 0f 'emergencies'(n95 users pls. d0nt deny).
given this FACT ab0ut the n95, h0w d0 think th n96 w0uld fare in the 'real-w0rld' 0nce its released having(indeed) a bit m0re FUNCTI0NS yet still THE SAME battery?
hi, i want to say that this phone is great, but the battery life is very poor!!! i know this is not the right place but what do you think about pda8500?? im from bulgaria and a friend of mine offer me that phone??? what do you think about it?? shall i take it or it is a piece of ....
East or west nokia is the best ! No one can lead nokia. It releasing such a compatible and satisfactory mobile like anything in the world. So thank thank thank, upto infinity to nokia.
it looks like a n81 but has n95 features, by a show of hands how here wishes the phone had at least a touch screen maybe then i would concider buying this n95... sorry i mean n96.
Response to The_Nootz.
The scenario I will be describing is my own daily usage of my phone, the Nokia N80.
I originally purchased my Nokia N80 as a branded Vodafone. I unbranded it and updated the firmware to the Internet Edition V 5.0719.0.2. I live in the U.S. so all frequencies are 2G based.
Naturally, my day starts off with a fully charged 820 mAh battery. I normally wake up around noon to get ready for work. Upon doing so, I disconnect the N80 from the charger and call my girlfriend to say "Afternoon" and so forth. Conversation lasts for about 5 minutes. During my showers, I tend to listen to music. Using the Symbian application, Virtual Radio, I stream internet radio by Wi-Fi. My showers lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. I leave and drive to my local bus station where I take a 25-30 minute bus ride while listening to .mp3s. After I arrive at my destination, I take a 40 minute train ride to work. Perhaps for about 10 minutes, I chat with my girlfriend, then continue to listen to my .mp3s for the duration of the ride. My average work time frame is about 9-10 hours. During that time, I tend to surf the web using Opera Mini 4 and send/receive text messages and take nonsense videos of me and my co-workers fooling around. After all that, I tend to lose one battery bar, two the most. When I arrive home, of course the girlfriend is called and the conversation is pretty typical. Lasts for about an hour or so. By then, my battery indicator shows a lost of 3 bars out of 7. I recharge my phone every other day to reduce deterioration of the battery.
If my Nokia N80 can last 2 days, most definitely the Nokia N96 can as well, giving the same scenario as mine. Like I said, it all depends on how you use the device. Overall, a more moderate user will ultimately have longer usage of the device compared to a heavy user.
Let's say the conditions I told you about (taking a couple of shots and listening to an album) were too broad. Then I'll ask another thing. Give me a scenario of a "moderate" usage of this device (including calls,music,photos) that could make the battery last for more than two days.
Waiting for a response.