sibu, 17 May 2010hey frens.......shud i buy dis oldie or somethin new ......actuly i need big screen , ok quali... moreN96 is about as good as it gets for your use i think, the 16gig internal memory is fantastic, and just add a microSD card to expand. Also as Stefan says, audio quality is good, or not bad anyway, but you need better than the original headset then. Mine sounded great even with the cheapest Sony, i think i paid only like 10 Singapore dollars for it one time i had a few hours to kill in Changi airport.
Battery life however is not that great for non-stop music.
Display is low resolution, and its 4:3 aspect ratio makes it somewhat unsuitable for watching widescreen video.
You could get a used 5800 for cheaper, but then at best with a 8gig memory card. 8gig is not too bad anyway, i never had that much music on a cellfone, but videos, yes... Then 8gig is like nothing. Then battery, last much longer on 5800 and its much better for watching video with its 640x360 widescreen display (N96 is only 320x240).
Disadvantage with 5800 (or 5530) is the camera, N96s cam is sooooo much better. Never mind the Carl Zeiss branding of lens on 5800, its not good no matter what name they give it. I think the antique N73 had better cam. But 5800/5530 takes acceptable photos, your girlfriend will still look like your girlfriend in the photos, so ok...
sibu, 17 May 2010hey frens.......shud i buy dis oldie or somethin new ......actuly i need big screen , ok quali... moreN96 is a multimedia device . It focuses on entertainment. All that you seed about the camera, video,storage capacity are true( a friend of mine who also has one has over 1000 songs on his phone) and the audio quality is pretty good. On a large screen like this watching videos it's a pleasure. Those are the strongpoints. The weak points are the fact that the proccesor has 264 so it's speed is like i've said just acceptable don't expect super speed like the one of the recently released desire . The second problem is i heard many people complaining that their phones often hang. I had mine for a year and a half and only happened 4 or5 times in conditions of moderate and heavy usage of the phone. But i have read to many opinions about that so it's a real problem . The battery life is not the best but not the worse . It is unfortunate that nokia used a cheap quality plastic for this phone. It scratches pretty easyly i had to replace some parts. For me the pro outweight the negative parts. The n96 is a good phone in my opinion. That being said good luck and have fun shopping!
hey frens.......shud i buy dis oldie or somethin new ......actuly i need big screen , ok quality camera and big memory for music room and stuffs........so what abut dis N96.!!!!!huh.....ican't afford to hv somethin heavier thn 18k rupees so plzzzzz suggst me d rite thin....thnx in advance.......
Anonymous, 16 May 2010how 2 reboot dis fone?????????????I never had to reboot mine but as far as l know you have 2 choises: dial *#7780# to format your phone this is a soft reset it brings the phone back to factory settings without deleting enything that you have installed. The second choice would be to try a hard reset. Dial *#7370#. This will bring the phone to factory settings but it will delete everything that you have(photos phone numbers messages etc) so you will have to save them first. In both cases after you dial the codes for hard or soft reset the phone will ask you the security code . By default this is 12345 or the code that you have. Maybe there are other options but i don't know them. Hope it works !
Stefan, 15 May 2010It's not the fastest phone on today market that is true. But on the other hand let's not exage... morethanks buddies...i will buy this...speed is not necceassary for me...i love this phone for big screen,nicee multimedia and this phone can install lot of software
hello guys. please help me . what should i do?...i have n96 black edition. my version was 12 then i updated it to version 30. i formated the 16gb drive but still photos are there and the photos cant be deleted and said general system error and the photos cant be viewed. please respond guys.. thanks
jeff, 15 May 2010i can see people said this phone processor is slow...how slow is that....i need a godd feddbac... moreIt's not the fastest phone on today market that is true. But on the other hand let's not exagerate, it's speed is let's say acceptable. Enyway if you are loking for a phone with great multimedia features , very good photos and video then n96 is a good choice. If not then you should buy something else.
i can see people said this phone processor is slow...how slow is that....i need a godd feddback coz i wanna buy this phone..thanks..
I suggest not to buy N96 because too much slow its suckssss the procesor speed is very much disapointing i dont thing why nokia making like this shits..
i dont knw why n96 cpu is so slow sucks!... my coreplayer doenst accelarate some video files beacuse of the low cpu! other then that i love n96
using N96 for more than a year. doesn't feel like a usefull phone, but when i try out the other phones like 5230 and 3250....N96 comes out to be the most needed....i missss N96 and that's why i always come back to it. I recommend this phone, it's freaking great..has allll the features i need, especially the camera, memory and the movie performance and quality..darn i love this phone...i would have preferred Nokia N900 but sucks bad, why? Becuase N900 has 65k colour, the same i remember back with the Nokia 6600 had 65k colour and believe me or not that was and is the worst phone screen colour of today.
tom a dvb is a "DIGITAL VIDEO BROADCASTIN " to ur handset due to this u can watch live broadcasts to ur handset kind of television at 2.8 inch tft display
m usin dis fon for 1 year n its battery life very low if ur usin its features such as wap services etc but its standby is quite good .... its kind of a complete phone though each cell has its weakness or a disadvantage but compared to so many good qualities n services its nthin it can sorted out ...enjoy :P
Anonymous, 04 May 2010N900 childish? Can you elaborate on whats so childish about N900? Its the best at what its goo... more... love your patriotism about nokia but i have to tell you i have used both phones and htc comes out best because of manythings e.g free nav, wm, i can use android on htc and evern windows 98. the cpu is great and compared to n900 response time is better on htc, battry is better...etc myb compare hd2 to n97.... and i hear HD3 is hear, WOW
me N96!!!! + htc desire!!!!
tom, 11 May 2010thank you for the answer,how about the inertnal memory ram between the two phones n96 128MB vs... moreBoth got 128MB RAM, the 81MB on the 5800 is storage space for applications and so on. 81 is kinda small, so 5800 is not very usable without a memory card.