to become the n95 succesor it takes a phone who is able to prove by it's performances and sales figures that is worthy of that title. That is not the case for n96. The n95 was a milestone product. It had millions of copies sold in a few months and millions more sold until today. Expectations were high when nokia announced the n96. Then came along the bulky n81 inspired n96. The "flagship" was made of plastic giving it a cheap feeling in contrast to the not so cheap price tag. Since it's made of plastic it scratches very easyly. Not to mention the fact that it has a jerky tight slider with control buttons cramed together on the front side with little space between them. The n96 has almoast the same features like the n95: 3g network,5 mp camera(lens cover is not pretected),gps ,hdspa,wi-fi,head set plug,java and secondary camera. The improvements include 16 kb of internal memory which most people do not need that much storage capacity (the n95's memory can be upgraded with micro sd memory cards. The othet improvement is a built in dvb-h tv tuner that i don't believe is in the top of costumers demands. The processor is weaker that the one in n95. It has cpu arm 9 264 mhz compared with the n95's arm11 332 mhz. It has no hardware 3d graffics accelerator, the digital zoom is only 10 compared with 20 of the n95. The built in support for voip telefhony was removed from n96. Battery life is one of the main problems it har a shorter battery life then n95 needing to be recharged a few times a day. In conclusion n96 is not the succesor not a good upgrade for n95 users and a phone that will never equal the n95.
stefan, 04 Apr 2010the n96 was suppose to be the n95's succesor and maybe replacement. The n95's sale rate will b... morestefan you simply hating...yes the N95 will always be a legend, wht hate? the N96 is the rightfull predesesor, the only reason the 95 made it so big was the fact that nokia came up with something "fresh", something out of the "regular joe's" dreams...YOU KNOW IM RIGHT...TRUTH BE TOLD, the N96 is and will always be better than the N95,period...
moving right along....
i heard that N-GAGE has been discontinued...this means, for all the people that bought the phone for its gaming reasons, that includes tyhe people that own the N81,86 and so forth. our poor NGAGE application will soon be a dead cabbage.....
Please i want to buy this phone to am too inlove with games but i want to ask if N96 can play space impact kappa base and star wars please reply fast
I bought a Nokia N96, its the best phone i have used till now. i have used almost all the Nokia phone in the market except n97 and n86. compared to all the other phones i have used. Nokia N96 seems to be the best. I am soo satisfied this phone. Its far more better than nokia n95 8gb, nokia 5800............and soo on. i Think the Nokia N96 16gb is the best. but n97 and n86 is is a little better. but compared to all the other Nokia Phones Nokia N96 16GB Is the best.
the n96 was suppose to be the n95's succesor and maybe replacement. The n95's sale rate will be hard to match . The n95 is still enjoing succes even after a couple of years since it was introduced on the market on the other hand the n96 has proved to be "thanks" to an unjustifiable price tag combined with an inability to bring almoast nothing new to this phone in comparance with the n95 , if not a failure then surely a chapter that nokia will try to forget.
the n96 is more of a multimedia device than the n95...its certainly not a good upgrade for n95 users...but its not a bad phone. very much underrated...overpriced though.
Farmer, 02 Apr 2010The device is superior than N95.DVBT-H meaning DSTv is mobile.designed for video&photos.la... morehey, farmer. if u know nothing about mobile phone, dont bother talking about it. n95 8gb is much better than n96. go back and be your farmer or something.
The device is superior than N95.DVBT-H meaning DSTv is mobile.designed for video&photos.large memory upto 32GB it deserves 8.4 8.4 8.6
i am using a n96. It is a good phone and no more then that. By no means can it be compared with the omnia series of samsung or the htc phones.in my country the price of n96 has only now went below 500 . I believe no one should pay that much on this phone , it's not worth it there are plenty of phones available on the market far better then this one
im planning to buy a new nokia smartphone.
although cpu is low, is it still fast with the latest firmware?
I am deciding to buy this or the e72.
its mega-base is higher then sony ericsson cells
i m using it for 1 year its rocking
Nokia lover, 30 Mar 2010Thankyou dude..let me wait for N8.. But how much will it costs? Any idea? Thanks in advance..emm.. dunno the price actually.. hehehe.. still dont have latest news or latest full announcement bout nokia n8 yet...
also you can see the romours spect here (gsmarena) or you can check read opinion on nokia n8.
dont worry bro.. nokia n96 is still up-to-date device smartphone.
Guy is not that am a SE lover or fan, presently am using n81,k800i & my friend has n96,n78 my bro has w902i,w995i,p1i but the camera quality of n96,n78 and my n81 is not good to compare with w902 talkmore of k800i with xenon flash.....frm NIGERIA
Nsonaso, 29 Mar 2010Guy if you want a camera/music phone dont think about nokia go for SE w902,w995,c905 but smart... moreMy naija brother maybe you don't like nokia but I used this phone and the audio is awesome.it is the best.nokia rules
Thankyou Nsonaso for ur suggestion..but i like nokia only..because they are very user friendly and can handle easily...but sony ericson and such other phones are application oriented..also the camera and music in nokia is not at all bad..it's comparable to sony etc..isn't it?
Thankyou dude..let me wait for N8.. But how much will it costs? Any idea? Thanks in advance..
Nokia Lover, 29 Mar 2010I'm a bit confused now..I'm about to buy a new phone..i'm addicted to camera and music.. Is N9... moreIf u like entertainment and photographic.. you should wait for nokia n8. got 12 megapixel camera, hdmi port, stereo sound up-to-date, cpu-1 GHz processor, 32 GB storage internal and external.. hmmm.. Quite Irresistable..
Frankly, I also admire nokia N8.. About the spect, dont have a confirm announcement from nokia yet..
Iam still waiting latest news for this awesome smartphone.. (C_c)