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Reason for choosing this phone was the end of my contract and thereby the ability to choose a new phone. I was looking for a phone with a good camera and good internet. My choice was the Nokia N95 8GB version in 2008.
The phone comes in a compact box. In this box you have the phone, sim card, adapter, headset, USB cable, user manual and an installation CD.
I like the look of the Nokia N95 which is very pleasant. I just opted for the 8GB version for the black appearance. This gives the phone a solid appearance. He is also only available in black, unless you opt for the older version, you get it in gray. The first thing to notice is that the screen is quite large, which is very easy to use. Especially with the internet gives a clear overview of the pages and also watching videos, it is doable. On the side of the screen are the navigation buttons easy to operate. You can extend the top to both sides. Push him to the right, then the screen gets horizontally, so you can watch videos a "bigger" screen display. Also you get keys to the left as 'play' and 'stop' ideal for listening to music. Push it to the left you will get the 'normal' phone keypad you need to call / text. Menus look good styled and uncluttered.
Call / text, works fine. When calling other people are well understood and it is easy to turn the sound louder / softer. You also have the function to call with the sound speaker set. Again people are well understood. texting works well especially with the T9 function.
Internet works well. If you go on the internet gives you choice over the phone which network you connect to. You get to the menu where your bookmarks as a Web address can complete, but there are also your saved web pages and you can see history. There are already saved pages, but I do not find them really useful. Navigating between pages is very good and I think it's very clear.
Camera, excellent. Two cameras with this phone! A front that is clearly less well at the back. This I never use, but it is funny that it is present. The camera on the back works much better. This is a 5 megapixel camera and why I have chosen for this phone. The pictures look very good and the videos are of good quality. Flash is available and works well with pictures taken in the dark. Fortunately the phone when taking pictures no annoying sound coming from my previous phone was the case. By 8Gb on your phone, you do not have to make use of space.
MP3 player, perfect. Mp3 I find the perfect on this phone, especially the sound. Another reason why I've bought just for this phone. With the included software is very easy to get your music from your PC to transfer to your phone. The sound is very good, either through the headset as by the sound speakers. A friend of mine had the older version of this phone and I was surprised at the quality of sound, especially for a phone. Now with my phone, I am very happy about it.
Radio Player, reasonable. The radio player I find reasonable. You have the radio headset to use, but the range I often minimal. I live in Groningen, but every time I get error while listening. I do not know if this is so much on the phone, but it is a pity. Is good that you have the choice to listen to sound from the speakers and not only through the headset.
Games / software, good. This phone is very easy to download software and games. I use Gmail, and before I downloaded that software, I immediately get access to my account and my e-mail can conveniently view. I also have the games Worms 2007 and Age of Empires downloaded and these are good to play.
Memory, perfect. 8GB of memory is more enough for me and find it perfectly right that this phone is. Perhaps you pity him in the future can expand, but for me it still seems unnecessary.
Battery is very good and no problems with it. Of course if one day you call a lot, listened to music and surfing the web are, the battery quickly. But I've never had the problem that it is completely empty and suddenly fell away.
Very nice simple phone for people who mostly besides calling / texting also pictures / videos and music to listen. Internet also goes well. With a large screen that the screen you can quickly get dirty. All in all, easy to use and highly recommended!
I used to own this back in 2008 / 2009 when Nokia used to be king of the mobile world.
At the time, I liked its design - it has a dual slide action so if you push it up, it will reveal the keypad like most standard slide phones, but if you push it downwards, it will show a row of tactile keys that you can use whilst using the music player. I found these handy as I could feel the buttons whilst I had the phone in my pocket.
The build-in 8 GB of memory meant I could save all my music onto it and listen to it on the move.
I own a Nokia E66 and software wise both can run the same kind of applications. I remember using Nokia maps on my N95 8 GB but I found using an external Bluetooth GPS receiver was the best way to get a signal. The in-built receiver sometimes struggled to lock onto a signal.
You can use the BBC Iplayer site using this which I liked. It won't let me do that on my E66.
It was very slow - it used to take forever to load the text messaging application and read SMS or do anything else for that matter.
Call quality was good and the battery could last for a few days but I bought a backup one off EBay for a few quid.
One of the minor design niggles I had with it was that the 3.5mm headphone jack was on the side of the phone instead of on top or bottom which made it quite awkward to listen to music when I had it in my pocket.
Also, the screen used to shake quite a bit when I used to slide it open to show the keypad. The screen wasn't attached firmly to the runners / rails. It made the phone appear like a toy. It is also made mostly of plastic which makes it appear more toy-like as well. I now own an Nokia E66 which when you slide open, has no movement in the screen at all. It just makes the phone feel more solid.
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A great multimedia Smartphone at the time with one of the best cameras (5mp) but it is not worth buying this brand new.
I could only suggest it to people who maybe prefer using phones with buttons as this has very easy to feel keys.
My N95 8gb sits forlornly on the desk next to the printer that only prints in red. I'm sure it thinks that its now relegated to the furthest recesses of my memory. How wrong it could be!
There's a reason I haven't decided to cash in with all those "send us your mobile!" type places. It can still reach a nice price on auction sites too, so that in itself is a ringing (ha) endorsement.
I figured I needed to keep a spare phone in case my new upgrade broke, which showed how much faith I had in my new phone!
Spec-wise its got a great array of abilities and still stands up well next to the more modern generation of smart phones.
WiFi, bluetooth and gps all work wonderfully and connect to anytihng you need them to, simple as that really.
The camera is great for a phone this age. 5mp Karl Zeiss lens does what you need it to, plus there's obviously all the myriad of options to alter the image as you please.
The phone is a slider - that is to say the front of it slides up (and infact down too) to reveal the phone's keypad. And what is nice is that it's a proper, physical keypad (something I do miss with all these touch screens). So, yes it's a double slider - but frankly sliding it down will reveal a panel of media player buttons which in all reality you'll rarely use.
Size-wise - it's a beefy one. Well more thick than anything, so compare it to the thin smartphones and you'll get a shock, but its chunkiness isn't necessarily a downside, it certainly doens't feel overly delicate for example.
The great thing about this phone is it's hard disk size. 8gb!! It takes a lot of photos, music, txts etc to even make a dent in all that. I will recommend though that you do a periodic spring clean of your SMS messages. Deleting them can be a bit laborious, but don't let them amass as it'll slow that bit of your phone down badly. Eg, don't let get much more than 1000-1500 messages linger.
Phonecalls are a breeze too. While I know that we are at the mercy of our respective phone companies in terms of what our signal is like - I do have to say I was never the first to 'drop-out'. I've taken this phone all over the place and never had a problem with reception apart from while in my Mother's front room where the new double glazing appears to have been made out of lead.
As with many smartphones, battery life is the weak link. But again, as with most smartphones, just make sure you have your charger nearby. That said, it should last a good couple of days on normal usage.
The Symbian operating system might not be everyone's cup of tea. And it's not as good a phone at internet type things as the iPhone, HTC, Samsung touch screen phones are. However, manage your expectations and your online experience will be fine as long as you stick to the basics.
I love this phone. It's been all over the world with me. It has the battle scars of a well used and loved phone.
So sure, it lies there next to the rebellious printer. But that's because I love it so. This little chunky monkey isn't going anywhere.
Three years on and I still love my Nokia N95 8gb. What's not to love?
Firstly it is so reliable. I get reception when friend's can't, despite all the hours of use the slider is still 'stiff' and the screen still unscratched (and I am not organised enough to keep it in a sock, heh).
It does everything I could want in a phone... and more. Obviously making calls and sending texts are good (does anyone still consider these important points?) My N95 has been my alarm clock for the past year, it holds my appointments, contact details and important to-do lists etc. I can use it for skype calls, the GPS feature has come in useful many times on my travels (ignoring a brief moment where it insisted that Basel was in fact Venice). And surfing the net... yes, it is really doable on this nice big screen!
And yes, it is fun. I have games at my fingertips. I can play music, take photos (and I have always been thrilled with the picture quality, none of the barrel distortion that so many phones suffer from). I can even shoot video.. good video at that. The 8gb of onboard memory may seem small by some of the latest standards, and no expansion slot for memory cards worried me at first - but I haven't filled it yet.
Sometimes I look at the new phones around... the flexibility of Andriod is tempting... but for now I am very happy with my N95. It may be a few years old, but it is still full of life.
The notorious, once named the "iPhone-killer", machine, and what the Nokia hails as, "It's what computers have become" - Nokia N95 8GB. I was one of the happy owners of this mobile computer.
N958GB isn't exactly slim - slim is Samsung U600, or X820, only 6.9mm thin. Even the latest smartphone, Nokia N82 is only 17mm (pretty thin for a smartphone) but N95 8GB, the king of the smartphones, is measured 21mm. Now, if you remember the legendary Sony Ericsson K750i, that was 20.5mm, nearly identical in thickness to N95 8GB. However, somehow N95 8GB seem...extra thick.
N95 8GB has one of the biggest screen for a smartphone as of 2007-8: - 2.8inch, which is a near .2 inch improvement from its brother, N95. N96 (which I believe the new "N95 8GB killer") is also equipped with 2.8inch screen - not touch enabled.
Let's talk about some POWER. N95 8GB is a powerhouse, with its ARM11 332MHz processor and 128 SDRAM memory (an improvement from N95, as it had 64 SDRAM - the difference was clear in testing), as well as 8GB of memory, of course. It is quick, responsive and well, in one word, "smart". Using Symbian 9.2 S60 as it's Operating System, it opens a new world of applications, games and utilities.
The best feature (in my humble opinion) about N95 8GB (amongst many), is the 5 Mega-Pixel camera. Now, this is NOT the ordinary 5MP camera - it is THE BEST. Many people have this confusion, that the larger the number of pixels, the better the picture quality. Although this is true, it isn't always applicable. Let's take an example, because I get fairly annoyed with people asking me this; a 2MP camera can take better pictures than 3MP, simply because it is a better camera (reasons such as better lens, platform etc). Larger the pixel (in my books), only means bigger the picture, it does not determine the QUALITY of the pictures. Sony Ericsson K750i had 2MP camera, which was brilliant. It could beat 2MP cameras of most of Nokia phone's - 6300, 8800 Sirocco, E65, Prism series, 8600 Luna, etc you name it. They all had 2MP cameras, but produced images of quite unacceptable quality. For N95 8GB, Nokia did its job - equipped with Carl Zeiss Optics, the Autofocus 5MP camera is a WONDER - it was so good that GSMArena couldn't compare with another phone, they even did a test with a Sony SLR camera and SLR only beat N95 8GB's by a fraction.
Those who brag that the recent cyber-shot SE phones, such as K850i is the best, it is NOT true. N95 8GB has the best camera in the market right now (though N82 has the SAME camera WITH xenon flash, so that's a better camera).
Oh, and N95 8GB has a secondary camera on the front, for video calls (but disappointingly low resolution).
Symbian S60 OS means, of course, the Active Standby, where it illustrates the tasks, to-dos and calender entries on the main screen. It was very useful for lecture times-places-must-dos, such as paying bills.
And yes, we just can't forget - N95 8GB with its built-in GPS. There aren't many wows or blessings on this feature, but hey, it's something. The built-in GPS allows, hmm...let's see...GPS positioning! And routing and all the tom-tom or Route 66 or whatever GPS device can do. It is fun, using Nokia Maps (since it's free, but Tom-Tom or Route66 can be easily installed).
Rising technology? This is it - the accelerometer.
Nokia did not announce this feature, and people did not discover this till only recently - about 2007 Winter time. Since then everyone began to design and make applications using this hardware. There are quite a few now, available for N95 8GB to shine with its accelerometer (which was built for the camera function), such as Nokmote (rotate the phone to rotate the screen).
Wifi- a must for being smart?
N958GB has the wi-fi function and they are becoming increasingly useful, as EDGE costs money :X Using hotspots, or ad-hocs created by your own laptop, use the internet on your phone for downloads, watching YouTube videos, going on Maps, downloading applications, sign into MSN or even SKYPE (YES, Skype) and much much more.
N95 8GB doesn't look bad...piano black finish on the front, so it won't be chipped (like N95 did), and durable silicone like casing for the back for slip-resistance, and chrome details. It is a bit chunky though, if I may say.
Now, don't drop these! N958GB used to cost around £400 in retail price and you don't want them having stitches and dents here and there, though now you can get one for around 150 GBP. For N95 8GB - especially when texting; as the slide is opened, the top part is heavier, so if you're a one-hand texter, be aware! Though, N95 8GB is extremely durable. Oh forgot to mention - N95 8GB is dual slide! Slides both ways (though I haven't found a particularly good use for this).
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I have now had to bid farewell to this phone as my company have now provided me with a Blackberry.
I love this phone, it was fantastic, when I first got this phone 2 years ago it was one of the most popular on the market and I could see why. It was typical Nokia and was robust and strong, it has a cracking camera and would store a fair amount of images, videos and songs on the internal 8GB memory.
The only downside was that the phone was fairly bulky compared to a few of the models on the market but I cant complain as this little Nokia survived two incidents involving it being drowned...and it still kept going. The first time it came into contact with water was when I had just finished a jimmy riddle and the little bugger slipped out my pocket and down the loo...(I had flushed before it fell in) I quickly grabbed the phone dismantled it and let it dry out over night and the next day it was as good as new...if not cleaner.
The second time I was messing around in the snow at home and the phone slipped from my coat pocket and into a stream....again I had to dry it out overnight and put it back together in the morning.
This phone is great and can take a few knocks and drops and although can appear damaged cosmetically it will still serve its purpose...just be careful of the screen as they are somewhat weaker from what I hear.
Great phone form Nokia, good sound quality and good for emails and quite good for browsing the web when out and about.
Never let me down...
I have had this phone for about 2 years now and can honestly say nothing has ever gone wrong with it, it is starting to get a little bit slow now but after two years wouldn't any phone?
The phone has got a great memory and the battery life has never let me down. I can also say that the phone is pretty much indesctructable (please do not launch yours against the wall!) but seriously... I have dropped it, or its fallen off the side etc so many times I have lost count and never has it stopped working, or been damaged passed a small scratch. Everything on the phone is easy to use and the camera is a great quality (5 MP) and the speaker has always given off good, clear sound.
Although I am looking to get a new phone at the moment (something a bit more up-to-date) I really would recommend this phone, especially as I would assume it is now a lot cheaper than most phones!
The only real negative's are that the screen size is a little small when using the internet, only 20 sent messages are saved and it is a little bulky. BUT weighing up the positives and negatives I would give this phone a good rating of 3 stars - Back when I first got the phone I would have definately given it 5 stars, but others phones have overtaken it for obvious reasons!
Love Love Love this phone! I had the Nokia N95 for 18 months and then got this one and had it also for 18 Months. The battery life on this phone is amazing and even after having to for over a year the battery still held its charge really well. as with all Nokias its really easy to navigate. and the menus are the same as most other Nokias.
The memory capability is huge, The video quaility is brilliant and due to the size of storage it can hold loads of video footage as well as photos. The 5 mp camera takes really great quailty images. The only downside that i can say about this phone is that it only saves 20 sent messages but it will hold 100's in the inbox.
i also used the internet a lot on this phone and altho the screen size isnt huge i found it easy to navigate round the web and view most websites.
Due to the large memory this phone is also really good for music and will hold loads of albums you can transfer music onto your phone from your computer with ease.
The Nokia N95 8GB has been my current phone for some time now, and I've grown very used to it. I have had a few problems with it over time, but on the whole it's been a good phone considering what it's capable of.
The phone is black, and has a double slide mechanism. By this mean that you slide the screen up to reveal the keypad and you can also slide it down to reveal media buttons for use with the music and video player. My phone came with my t-mobile contract, so was locked to that network, but is avialable sim free.
The phone came in a suprisingly compact box. It came with a charger, earphones, USB cable, instructions and a PC installation disk for when you want to connect your phone to a computer.
The phone has two cameras, a smaller one on the front of the phone for use with video calling and a large, 5MP camera on the back of the phone. The main 5MP camera does take an extremely good qualitiy photograph. I have had pictures printed off and the quality could easily pass as that of a digital camera on 4x6 prints. The front camera doesnt produce such good quality photogaphs, but it does produce them in a smaller file size which can be helpful when it comes to transferring files quickly.
The phone has the capability to connect to the internet using a built in wifi connection. You simply search for a network and connect (assuming that you have the passkey if your broadband etc. is security protected). This can be a very useful feature when travelling as there are often free wifi facilities available on trains etc. which can be used by this phone. The browser is relatively small on the screen and I wouldn't like to use it for regular interent usage, but it's fantastic for being able to check emails and look up things in an emergency.
The call quality on this phone is very good in my opinion. I have never had a problem with people not being able to hear me loud or clear enough. There is a volume botton on the side of the phone, which also works as the oom button on the camera(s). By using this you can change the call volume durin a call to a level which suits you. You can also use this button for altering the volume when listening to music.
Texting is very simply on this phone, and it uses a standard phone keyboard. It does have a predictive text feature, but I have never been a fan of this as I find it slower than manual texting. It does however work fine if you like using one. The keys aren't too smal or fiddly and once you get used to them you can quite easily text with your eyes closed!
The phone features an MP3 player whcih has excellent sound quality. it doesn't sound at all tinny when it plays music over the speaker and works very well on the move.
The phone has 8GB of internal memory. This is extremely useful, especially if you listen to a lot of music or take a lot of photographs/videos on your phone. The only down side is that there isn't a slot for an external memory card, so you are limited to just the 8GB. For me that hasn't been a problem, but I think it could be for some people.
The phone can also have numerous 'apps' which are applications frm Nokia OVI dwnloaded onto it. I used a pedometer which was extremely handy and fun to have.
There are a few downsides to this phone. The battery life really isn't very good. I had to charge my phone daily, without a doubt when I was using the pedometer app. I still have to charge my phone every other day and even then risk running a dead battery if I use it for a particularyl long call during the day.
I have also had to have the phone sent back to the carphone warehouse for repair on a few occasions. I had a problem where the screen backlight had broken, and needed to be replaced. I also find that the phone is prone to freezing if you make a call and your signal cuts out during the phone call.
Nokia phone specification:
Weight: 128 grams
Size: 99 x 53 x 21 mm
Battery: Li-Ion Battery
Talk time: 210 minutes
Standby time: 280 hours (no chance!)
Screen resolution: 240 x 320
Camera: 5.00 megapixels
Audio: FM tuner, audio player and recorder
Audio formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC, WMA and M4A
Video formats: MPEG, H.263 and H.264.
Internal memory: 100MB
Flash Memory: 8GB
This has been a great phone for me, but I know it's probably not the best one out there. It's not as reliable as I would like to to be, but considering the features it has it is a very modern and sophisticated phone. I would recommend it, but just be careful about overfilling it and wearing down the battery life.
The Nokia N95, a very compact Phone
I had the Nokia N95 about a few years ago and the reason why I choose for this phone was because my contract ended and I could choose a new one. I wanted a phone with a good camera and one that you can use the internet. When I saw the Nokia N95 it was almost love at first sight but was it real love?
I got my Nokia N95 with a contract on T-mobile with internet which is almost a must for this phone. The phone isn't like the Google G1, always connected to the internet and only connects to the internet when you actually go on the internet with your browser or application like Google Maps. The phone comes in a compact box. In this box is the phone, T-Mobile SIM card, adapter, headset, USB cable, a manual and an installation CD.
I liked the look of the Nokia N95. You got two versions a grey one and the black one which comes with the 8GB memory card. I went for the black one because I thought it looked better but it was also a improved version. The phone feels very solid and the screen is quiet big for a phone and really helps with the internet but also watching a video. On the side of the phone you will find the navigation button which are easy to operate. You can slide the screen out in both directions. When you slide it to the right then you get the screen horizontal, which makes watching video's easier. When you slide it to the left you get your 'normal' phone keys that you need for calling and texting. I thought the menu's where very well designed and easy to navigated trough.
I really got this phone to use for the Internet and just loved the whole idea. I have to say I wasn't disappointed with the browser but it wasn't the best thing ever. I think I forgot that It was still a phone with a smaller screen so it's not like internet on your laptop. I was still satisfied and more with the possibility to send and receive emails trough my Gmail application. An application that you can easily download to your phone and it works just like a your normal Gmail inbox, only more compact.
The Internet works well. You have a bookmarks menu or you can fill in a web address where you but also you can see your history. Navigating trough the web pages is very easy and it all works fine and quiet fast.
I found calling and texting very good. With the calling I never had any trouble with hearing people or they with me. You have the button to increase or decrease the volume and you can also put the person on a speaker. Texting works fine with the T9 function which makes it a lot easier and faster to text with.
The camera is very good excellent. There are two cameras on this phone! You have one at the front and one at the back which works much better. The one on the back is a 5 megapixel camera and that's also a reason why I chosen for this phone. The pictures look very good and sharp and you can also take pictures with the use of a flash. Luckily this phone doesn't make a annoying sounds like my previous phone did and with the 8GB you got more then enough space to store your pictures.
The Mp3 player is very good especially with the sound. The included software is very easy to use and to transfer music from your computer to your phone. The sound is very good trough the headset but also on the speakers. I was quiet surprised with the quality of the sound.
Battery life is very important and it's quiet a good battery even when you compare it to the newest phones. It will last a few days depending on how much you will actually use the internet and Mp3 player. I used them often together and then of course you can notice the battery won't last more then 1,5 day. Still not bad.
If you are looking for a phone with a good camera and the possibility to go on the internet but don't want to spend a lot of money then this one is definitely one to consider. It's a few years old now but still a good phone to use. It doesn't have a Android system or other fancy applications but you can still use Facebook application on it and Gmail. The internet works fine but is more for basic use. I really like the camera and still think it's one of the best I ever had. Is it real love? It wasn't really for me because I was looking more for a phone with a better internet browser so I changed to the Google G1 but further on this phone was pretty good.
Specifications of the phone:
Weight: 128 grams
Size: 99 x 53 x 21 mm
Battery: Li-Ion Battery
Talk time: 210 minutes
Standby time: 280 hours
Screen resolution: 240 x 320
Camera: 5.00 megapixels
Audio: FM tuner, audio player and recorder
Audio formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC, WMA and M4A
Video formats: MPEG, H.263 and H.264.
Internal memory: 100MB
Flash Memory: 8GB
The Nokia n95 8GB version is another one of Nokia's top of the range Nseries model and offers the best qualities of a classic nokia with modern technology.
Now the appearance.
The front and back is in a Matt black finish.Very nice id say It bulges out in your pocket, but it feels solid in your hands and is lighter than it looks.The slider does sometimes feel a bit fragile nut i have had no problems so far. A two way sliding front reveals the number keys or the media player controls.
A down side i felt to the phones appearance is its feels quiet bulky defiantly going to know its sitting in your pocket. Also on first appearances i found it daunting with all the buttons and special features it bosts.Looking through the phone's various files and applications reveals a huge selection of features ranging from the usual calendar and clock. Also it takes a long to complete each task on this phone. From loading an application to turning the phone off it seems to take longer than a normal phone.
Here are some features
* Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA 30fps), flash
* secondary CIF videocall camera
* Built-in GPS navigation
* Installed Maps application covering over 100 countries
* MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA player
* 3.5 mm audio output jack
* Stereo FM Radio
* Ringtones Type: Polyphonic (64 channels), Monophonic, True Tones, MP3
* Media: TV Out
* Op System: Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1
* 3G: HSDPA
* WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
* GPRS: Class 32, 107 / 64.2 kbps
* Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
* Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
* USB: Yes, v2.0 miniUSB
* Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
* Built-in handsfree
* 8 GB internal memory
* Talk time: Up to 6 hours
* Stand-by: Up to 280 hours
* Dual slide design
* Java MIDP 2.0
I would recommend this phone but believe this phone could work well as a phone for someone who enjoys fiddling with all the applications and making full use of the amount it has, However i do not care much with playing around with phones and simply need to make and receive calls so i feel the phone is wasted on me.
this is the phone that turned me from sony-ericsson to nokia, i loved everything about it. the first incentive was the massive 8gb internal memory, this combined with the big screen made it great for watching movies and tv programmes, not to mention surfing the internet. in my 15 months with this phone i had to send it for repair three times which is a pain, the screen is unreliable in my opinion, mine stopped working twice and changed colour once. when it was working this phone was excellent, fast operations, really good camera, 5 megapixels, gave out some lovely photos and videos. the GPS system inside worked well, not to the standard of the smartphones on the market but still fairly good. the only thing that may put you off buying this phone is the size, it is one of the biggest i have had, as for me i like a big phone but i know this is not the case for many people. other features i like are the fm radio and the video centre, the video centre is a great way to flick through your videos and organise playlists and favourites. this phone is perfect for someone who like a lot of music and video on their phone, it removes the need for an mp4 player.
Just recently upgraded to a new iPhone from the N95 8GB. All I can say is that I miss the N95 8GB so much!!!
Things in particular that i miss about the N95 are calendar, alarm clock settings, options of ring tones and opportunity to set-up diferent profiles within settings. The N95 is also a hard wearing, solid and robust phone that never caused me any problems whatsoever. In fact, possibly the most important item that I wish I did not leave behind is the powerful camera on the N95 which is nearly such a decent standard that you would not need to have an actual phone of video camera. The battery life on the phone is strong and you should only need to recharge every 48hours or so. The 8GB of memory allows you to store alot of music and photos along with the software to be able to back-up to your PC.
I received this phone as part of a contract deal around 10 months ago. Within this time it has had next to no faults, and always been reliable. It features a clean and easy to use interface, and a large screen, great for watching videos on line. The ability to use wifi has also reduced costs on my contract, as I didn't need to take a mobile internet package. The phones 5 mega pixel camera provides images large enough for most users, and the quality of images has been more than sufficient, with the flash allowing pictures in most conditions. It has proved to be very durable, and has been dropped from hand-height with little damage. The only downsides I have experienced are an occasional slowdown when running multiple applications, and the phones relatively large/chunky size. All in all I would rate the phone as an 8 out of 10, with its impressive specs and its potential resale price being particularly standout features.
I owned my nokia n95 8gb for the full 18 months i was contracted to it, although quite chunky in size i had no issues with it what so ever.
The screen is a brilliant size. It is incredibly simple to use ( as most nokias tend to be) it boasts a 5 megapixel camera (lets face it, you don't really need anything higher, 5 megapixel does the job just fine), and the 8 gb memory means you can have loads of pictures, music or even a few movies or tv shows on it as well which is useful for dull bus or train journeys!
the buttons are easy to press, unlike some phones where you end up pressing the wrongs buttons by mistake, and before you know it you've written a text of jibberish!
The phone processes relatively fast, although the model has now aged a fair bit , i imagine a second hand one might be a tad slower, but still wont be a problem.
the phone is also pretty durable, i dropped mine plenty of times and it didnt effect it, the screen doesn't scratch easy either which is great when watching movies or on the internet.
One last thing, when you sell it on when your done with it you can get a fair few bob for it, i got over £100 for mine just before Christmas!