"Almost a Perfect 10"on by xonis
Pros Overall this phone is jam pack with many features and heaps of 3rd party apps and freeware available for it. The phone looks elegant and professional with its all black finish.
Cons The lack of a lens cover and no memory slot
Summary After using the phone for a week, my 1st impression of the phones were positive. The overall size of the phone was not as large as thought. It is a good size phone that fits comfortably in the hands. Negative side is the make, it has a plastic feeling, its light and seems very breakable. Phone reception is clear and conversation through the loudspeaker was no problem as compared to other phones. Taking pictures and video are the best aspect. At 5 mp, the pictures are clear and video recording became fun on a mobile phone.
The are so many apps for the phone. Purchasing this, one will find many descent product to add to the Nokia N95.
Media playback was an ease with its sliding mechanism. One slide to media mode exposes play/pause fast/rewind buttons and screen adjust for full view.
The downside is the software bundle that came with the Nokia N95 8gb. I find it is great for the average user but those wanting more might be dissappointed. The lack of a memory slot also made transfer of files a hassle having to connect via bluetooth, usb, or even IR. And the data transfer rate is slow for large files like movies but transferring of songs is a breeze.
Just a list of the main features on hardware:
TV out - watched record videos on TV
5 mp camera w/ flash
standard headphone jack
Two speakers on side
Overall, I love this phone. I continue to learn more about it and find new features about it everyday.
Pros Call Quality amazing no flaws and relably Nokia. 5MP camera, Industry leading. Symbian app are unending. Hundreds of thousands avail. 8GB and Nokia PC suite with Media Centre ( For Music Compression is fantastic). GPS is great, mail interface good.
Cons Apps. are not as easily found and categorized by device ? Nokia! Give us the Cake too! Camera is excellent but adjusting light is difficult. Cannot remove or transfer media without PC? (Cannot print photos at a print store-must download to a pc 1st)
Summary Absolutely amazing product. Far superiorin perfomance of every feature over an iiphone. For the No corporate consumer, there is no finer product. Battery life is outstanding at 1500Mah. screen is huge, Media is fantastic and the available symbian Apps are neverending. I just wish Nokia or aother resource third part would categorize a database on device specific symbian apps for easier cataloging. as in the Apple Apps store. Many of the features are more difficult to learn but always out perform. It seams as though the Carrier support of this smartphone is always lagging behind the flashy product of the day. ( I e Blackberry support or iPhone support)Only a Qwerty keyboard would maximize the experience...
It seams that nokia has invested an enormous amount of quality into the produc but has not deployed enough resources to help its users actually USE the products to their potential. Modesty is admirabloe but when your the Best, you need to show people why!!! PRoof is in the performance. I dont need a touch screen if you just show me how...
Only detraction I would advise is the main button interface is just a little on the small site for average users with normal sized hands and the the central Select button would benefit from a 'mouse' oriented control capability i.e the RIM 'Scroll Point' technology. 4 direction controls and a select capability would be easier.
OVERALL a Fantastic multimedia experience with exceptional quality, WiFi, Great camera,GPS, Gaming, Music Media, Large Screen, Symbian OS, ...etc the list keeps going ... I love it. Just help me learn how to use more of it better?
I would have rated a 5/5 apart from the small issues I have outlined.
A) Nokia needs to support thte product more drectly and through the carriers.
B) Easier App's acquisition than scouring the internet and filtering every Symbian App.
C) Main buttons could be a tad larger for easier control with one hand.
Maybe these have all been resolved on the N96? But I just dished out a wad for the N95? Upgrade program?
Updated on Nov 6, 2008
Pros 1. This is def the best phone i ever owned. I am now so spoiled that i will not get another non Nokia phone. I mean the camera kicks butt and video recording is 2nd to none. The gps works great. The OS is so stable. Lots of apps for it. Get Emtube.
Cons The only thing i could say about it is, i wish it had a touch screen, and slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Summary It you want a phone that is very open and free unlike some other ones that is crippled. This is the best phone on the market now. You could replace your low end camera, video camera also. You can watch youtube with an amazing app. called Emtube. My next phone will def. be a Nokia phone.
Pros One of the most user friendly phones I've ever used. Had it for 2 years and still don't want to change it.
Cons SIZE. A bit too fat like me. Hangs if you switch on Nokia maps and go online. Nokia had no answers for this problem.