it's funny how the ratings are so low on the phone when it's clearly top of the market. probably a combination of SE experia fans who want it to fail, and older diehard n95 users who are broke after buying theirs and wont be able to afford the n96. but seriously...8.1 8.2 8.1??? this thing is worlds better than what's out there, even with the crap battery life. vote accurately, not strategically
N96 seems to be more functional and usefull than N95 and the sux IPhone.
- Edge communication is interesting, but 3G needs to improve;
- the battery life is very low and needs to improve the internal system, or improve the battery charge.
sleek and good functions
i want to get this phone or the iphone:D:D
anyone knows how much it's going to be?
It looks more like an N81 upgrade than an N95, but I still kind of like it, but I don't like it enough to replace my 8gb N95. Things that turned me off with this phone is first of all the price, 2nd the features are pretty much the same with the N95 except for the 16gb memory which is too much for me (I barely used up 2gb on mine). I don't like the whole phone being glossy. I could deal with the front, but to have the whole phone glossy is too much wiping for an obsessive-compulsive person like me. And lastly, its poor battery. I say if you do not own an N95 8gb, this would be a cool phone to have, but if you already have an N95 8gb, stick with you N95 and wait for another upgrade or two. Hopefully it would have more significant improvements by then that's worth spending that cash for an upgrade =)
im sorry if i have set aside what you think should i post in this page.im just here to express and fortunately GSM ARENA respects that.
Thank you for seeing my point.
This is da biggest marketing hype ever by nokia lol. its like wen dey first relased n95 wid poor battery den came along n95 8gB wid improved battery. Nokia can help the N95 users by making new battery but they wont do this coz dey want n95 users to upgrade their phone.
who ever buys n96 is dumb. coz sooner or later n96i or n96 32GB edition wil be out wid improved battery n da possibility of xeon flash added lol...
who ever got a n96 now suffer lol.. wid poor battery performance. i never trust nokia dese days at all..
This is just N95 8Gb repacked in N81 shell and 16GB mem!
No zenon flash?
No optical zoom?
Only QVGA screen?
A 950mAh Battery!@?????
People don't buy this device!
Or you may be pissed off when Nokia releases '32GB black edition' N96 with 1200mAh battery!! ;)
Can't wait for the discussions about n97, n98 or whatever. A year from now you'll all be arguing about something else you wasted your money on.
wow... steve J, Ying, Pdpg... I'm really curious as to how old you 3 are with such different styles of typing.
As for something in the discussion. It's good that Sony Ericsson is entering the windows mobile market and Nokia should do so as well but they have a long way to go with all the windows mobile phones already available. The X1 may seem like a huge step for SE, but in the WM world, it doesn't stand out at all.
To unknown commentator.
I was wrong in my assumption about you. Another pointless opinion. Thank you. It will be noted in the archives. Here's some advice, don't contradict yourself with your words versus your actions.
To Steve J
I see you you are all about synonymous words, but understand the definition of them before usage. What you just previous typed was a response which in shape or from qualifies it as a formal letter.
This issue also applies to your post regarding the PHRASE "burst of high intensity light", not term.
When your scientifically discussing the phrases "light power" and "light intensity", you simply can't interchanged them when pleased. You and I both already established LIGHT ENERGY is the result of light power x the flash pulse duration. Question? How do you get the VARIABLE "light power"? Answer, measuring the light's intensity (brightness).
Your continuous incorrect rambling is actually the misleading one. Again, you wrote, "The term "burst of high intensity light" describes light energy." No, the correct sentence would be "high intensity light DESCRIBES light power".
If you're ultimately talking about light energy, what exact statements of mine are misleading. Please, copy/paste the content, and specifically point out my errors. Until then, my facts are correct.
You really have a problem grasping concepts. I frankly don't care whether a device has a lens cover or not. Once again, I wrote, "I believe consumers should provide adequate protection for their devices." That means lens cover or not, ultimately it's the consumer's responsibility to make sure the device stays out of harms way. The way you all are emphasizing on a lens cover, you lead me to believe you all rest your phone in the same pocket as your keys, therefore needing a cover due to your inability to use common sense and provide adequate protection for your devices. Like i said, a pointless discussion.
As for the comment above Steve J, "i don't think consumers should have to build their own lens cover...", I didn't suggest that and a lens cover is not comparable to a car without a windshield. What do people do when an expensive vehicle is purchase? Buy a CAR COVER. Same strategy should be applied when a device is constructed without a lens cover.
- About the N96 battery -
NOKIA has made some improvements in the power management part of the latest edition of S60 Platform. NOKIA claims that after a full battery charge the N96 battery will last longer than N95 !
Lets hope she's right...