Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... anything when actually asked to do so. Thos was a fault on the initial N95 I owned - a replacement seemed less temperamental. Th... more
Want a more oldschool phone? I wouldn't count the N95 out...
Member Name: renegade852
Advantages: Good battery life, still competes with current phones functionalitywise
Disadvantages: Ageing a bit, not as much OS support as Android/iOS
In my opinion, this is the last really good phone that Nokia made. Of course, that is a comparison to how it was at the time...it's been left behind now...but the N95 could still really have something to offer someone that wants a phone with buttons and good functionality.
So what can this phone still offer? Well it has a 5MP camera...which cannot be sniffed at. The picture quality is good though sometimes a bit slow to take a picture. It also has a good digital zoom and focus, and flash. The front camera is also useful if you like the idea of video calls.
This phone has good connectivity...GPS, bluetooth, Wi-Fi....some of the reasons that I got one back in the day. But they're all functions that haven't been outdated. It will bluetooth a picture or connect to a wireless hotspot as well as anything else will! It also has a nice OS...ironically similar to the 5800 (which I've reviewed and slated for having a poor UI)...but the difference is that the icons look nicer and because you have to navigate with the keys, it isn't frustrating to get through the menus! It has a music player, a web browser...and with the Ovi Store downloadable, you can even add a few more apps. Not seeming so much of a relic now, is it?
One of the thing I found a bit pointless were the music keys. If you slide from the top down, you get the media keys (basically play/pause, skip forward and back)...which I never really used...I didn't use the music player much in landscape mode.
One of the other features which was new in this phone (and also strange because it wasn't mentioned in the features until someone stumbled upon it) is the accelerometer. The screen can auto-rotate like most modern day smartphones...and there are also a few apps that can take advantage of this.
It has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you don't have to worry about getting a stupid adapter like quite alot of previous Nokia phones. The charger is the small classic Nokia type. The battery life is good...especially compared to phones nowadays...I could go for about 4-5 days without needing a charge. And I think this phone looks nice...it has a cool look to it.
It really wouldn't spring to mind as peoples first choice when looking for phones....but this oldy surprisingly competes with modern day phones...having similar functionality in quite a few ways, with the bonus of a better battery life. I think that fans of the phone with buttons would definitely enjoy this phone.
Summary: Don't count it out yet!
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