A blog has even started before the phone is out:
The king still reigns. 5mp CZ camera, 16mil colour display, symbian! X1 can only be compared to E90 but NO ONE reads any of my posts stating that.... wonder why? Oh right, they are SE ans, they don't read, just post uneducatedly!
All the people worried about the battery on the N96 go on to www.nokiablog.com an the Nokia repersentive is there explaining about the battery an you can watch the video about the person explaining why a bigger battery was not use to make the handset more bulky an the sofware is better now to the battery should be o.k on the N96 but will wait an see the reviews about it before i get the N96
how sad d king has lost his crown 2 D SE X1 and has become a peasant,lol( hahhaha). Ok i really like dis phone but d copy design thing i feel will make people buy d X1 instead. Oh well no king rains forever.
This is one of the worst phone released by Nokia. Looking good but phone is too slow. I lost my money...please ask any users before u r going to buy. God may help You!
That what I like about NOKIA (Every thing in one Device ) Superveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
No one can beat Nokia Its a open challenge to every brand With Such a beautifull specification No one even Near to this BRAND
Another Feather In a CAP
i think they should make a toushscreen edition of this phone but with better battrey life and accelerometer
to THE TRUTH
if indeed LED is better than XENON flash..then why the hell i didn't see a single digital camera that's equipped with LED lights?!
Please come up soon. I will buy this one. It contain Everything very good but only the battery so bad. This is my new phone for me this new year. And after n98.
i just hate all of you people saying this phone is crap...must have xenon flash... blah blah blah...
Could u ever name a phone that has all this features in this compact size? Duh! u couldn't even name one!
DVBH + 16GB + HSDPA + VGA 30 FPS CAMCORDER ETC... NO phone matches all these FEATURES!
WAKE UP! WAKE UP! U DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT U ARE SAYING...
And for people who says this phone was not a worthy upgrade over n95 8gb - CLEARLY u dont know how to COMPUTE!
n95 8GB to N96 have MORE INCREMENTS or CHANGES than n95 to n95 8GB! see my comparison...
n95 ---> n95 8GB (changes)
8GB internal memory,
128 mb RAM
And the PAGING thing(forgot the exact term)
memory card slot and lens cover was even REMOVED!-what a pity! the Menu layout was changed too
n95 8GB ---> n96 (changes)
16GB internal memory
DUAL LED FLASH
PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE MODE GAMING PLUS DEDICATED CONTROLS (the n95 8gb has portrait only and dont have the comfortable gaming experience)
MEDIA KEYS in PORTRAIT MODE! (again this adds more ease while u are using the phone for music playing! opening the slider several times just to change track is really ANNOYING!)
3.5 MM JACK was moved at the top for easy access and handling while the phone is in the pocket
KICKSTAND (i know this is maybe a small thing but THIS REALLY MAKES A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE COMFORTABILITY IN WATCHING VIDEOS!)
Other changes include decrease in THICKNESS, and increase in height! - personally i would want a phone that is thinner but taller than a phone which is thicker and shorter - why? because it's much easier to hold in the hand!
to people who says "why is there no xenon fflash"- hig current dual led flash is actually better than xenon... need explanation? http://www.mobilehandsetdesignline.com/193401161;jsessionid=ZXCGQKPCZ5VWIQSNDLPCKHSCJUNN2JVN?pgno=1
And to all people who says NOKIA SUCKS!... u are simply HYPOCRITES! NOKIA has the largest market share! they hold about 40+ percent of the entire market! EVEN IF YOU COMBINE THE SHARES OF SAMSUNG, MOTOROLLA, AND SONYERICSSON THEY WOULD NOT EVEN BEAT NOKIA! THAT'S REALLY PATHETIC! THREE MANUFACTURERS(actually four because sony and ericsson merged) could not even beat NOKIA! I guess that would explain everything!
NOKIA is simply the BEST and LEADING cellphone manufacturer!
havent ya herrrd??? derz a dvd player BUILT INTA diz thang', h0mes!!!
The n95 is difficult to improve on. Probably the best all round mobile ever made.
16GB internal memory and DVB-H TV broadcast receiver impressive but what else?
Nothing everything remains the same!
Possible improvements could have been DAB radio, touch screen and maybe a higher picture camera. The design is nothing spectacular either but I will probably end getting one on my next upgrade, but come on Nokia you can do better next time!
Great!!! in the first glance simply eye catching. A touch screen feature along with a xenon flash could have made the phone absolutely complete.
A poorly executed phone, sliding mechanism like N95 will get worn out in minutes if not seconds. Speaking from personal experience, the slider mechanism of E65 platform (on 2 stainless steel circular rails) is superb and smooth as compared with N96's plastic.
atleast a VGA screen would have been nice... not to mention touch screen could have been even better.
FM Transmitter to transmit music over local area would make it the ultimate killer phone (especially considering the iPhone)
oh... where is the xenon flash? and what about the battery... just 900 mAH!...
good on features, poor execution. yet still....
Performance 3 (poor battery life)