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.
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this fone is simmilar to the n95 8gb. but perosnally i don't like tis fone, it sucks, its rubbish, useles battery life. n95 8gb is da king!
i don't thinck that the battery life time will be great, it has a lot of functions, and such a small battery.......onley 950mAh, hope they put a bigger one
gud design , one of the handset who xpress nokia on the top of the bottom.........keep it upppppppppp
That's not true that the battery is poor and this phone is not yet out at the market places so don't invent words and this phone is the best!!! complete features and the design is cool... well done Nokia
why the battery not last long time. this cellphone n96 had more functions. this n96 phone battery doesn't not last. this is cool phone. why you not making battery long time.thank you. I am a verizon wireless customer. can you put the nokia phone and n96 verizon wireless. thank you. can you put price low down. thank you.
Wow this phone has everything ... looks awesome. Im thinking it even comes with free software issues as well. Thats great - nice and unreliable
Responding to The_nootz.
I'm sorry, I can't quite answer that. Reason being, the scenario you gave of 950 mAh battery not lasting for more than two days if you take a couple of shots and listen to an album is too broad. Are you questioning stand-by time after stated usage? Are you including daily calls? What are the durations of the calls? Furthermore, are the calls being based on a 2G or 3G frequency? There's many factors that goes into the longevity of a battery.
Realistically, no mobile handset's battery, under constant heavy use, will last more than two days, or 48 hours regardless of capacity. This is law. Many misinterpret the quoted stand-by/talk times in mobile handsets' descriptions. All resulted times are formulated, which is basically theoretic. This theory does not incorporate other power draining factors. Basic stuff like powering up of the device or keeping the LCD screen lit for example.
I guess the only reasonable answer to your question is that it 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.
About the BL-5F 950 mAh battery of the N96
Aw, gimme a break. The N95 and N96 both use the same battery, that's true. And the N96 lasts longer, that may also be true. BUT you can't tell me that the battery can last for more than two days if you take a couple of shots and listen to an album.
GSMArena has also shown the discovery of these new Li-Ion batteries, BUT the N96 WON'T have that type of batteries. So the battery is still its major drawback.
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im planning to buy a new phone. is this phone a good one? and how much is this?
the phone features impressed me but i hope that they try mastering one thing and not fool the eyes of people with all the features they would want i`d love to get a hand on one ofthey new phones but the more userfriendly phones nokia goood work
S60 Touch was cancelled due to DRM issues...
And N96 is equipped with n-gage v2 (v1 is a hardware)
Lot of people wished its a touch screen phone.Does anybody know when Nokia is planning to launch touch screen series and why they are behind other manufacturers in this regards.
Motorola is bringing out a touch screen phone later this year with roughly the same specs as this but with a 8mp camera and a better battery.