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Nokia N95 8GB Review

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Nokia N95 8GB Review
Performance:


Just like N95, N95 8GB also uses AMR 11 332 MHz processor, but its RАМ memory has been increased to 128 MB, compared to the 64 MB of N95. In spite of that, while we were using the device, we noticed frequent lag when we were scrolling the menus and unfortunately it wasn't rare when the phone was stuck or restarted on its own without any real reason. We hope those problems will be improved with newer firmware version.

One of the main complaints of the N95-owners was about the phone's battery live. According to Nokia, the N95 8GB's bigger battery improves the talk and standby times by 25%. The GPS performance remains unchanged and is similar to all other Nokia phones, due to the same chipset. It is highly desirable to use internet connection, so this way the GPS will be Assisted (AGPS) and will act faster.

As always, one of the most important things for a phone is the sound it delivers during a call. We are rather disappointed that the incoming sound is muffled, which makes the voices artificial, and that there is a background noise. While it is not very strong, it is still annoying. On the other side, the voices sound in similar way (slightly muffled) but without additional noise.

Conclusion:


N95 8GB is a really incredible device, combining all kinds of different functions. Compared to N95, this model has 8GB of memory and a 2.8-inch display. Being an all in one device, it is targeted at the high-tech consumers, who would like to have a smartphone with all extras and to people who need a powerful multimedia cameraphone. Obviously, apart from the pros, related to the large built-in memory, there are also cons, i.e. due to the unavailability of a memory card slot, the users of this phone would not be able to expand it in the future. This wouldn’t be a problem with the regular N95, equipped with a microSDHC slot, allowing for memory cards that can even exceed 8GB. It’s up to you whether you’d opt for a phone with a bigger display and bigger built-in memory or one with a microSDHC slot.


Pros

  • Just as functional as the N95
  • Longer battery life
  • 8 GB memory
  • 2.8-inch display

Cons

  • Heavier than the N95
  • No lens cover
  • Cannot use 3G in America
PhoneArena rating:
8.5
User rating:
8.5 19 Reviews
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Dieter (unregistered)


The review is lacking information about the GPS functionality ... BTW: I seem to have full GPS navigation on my phone... Am I using a trial version or .. ? I don't think this is free?

posted on 18 Jun 2008, 17:42

2. Michael (unregistered)


I think that Nokia N95 8GB is the best mobile phone i have ever seen. Its technical characteristics are more then impressive. But one thing borders me, its to high price. It could be a little lower, but everything else is just fascinating.

posted on 22 Jun 2008, 11:30

3. Farzan (unregistered)


How can I get original new Nokia N95 8GB mide in Finland?

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 17:40

4. belayson (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Mar 2010)


The rating for this review is so illogical. Why is the improved battery amongst other things rated 6.25 when the original n95 with a worse battery was rated 9.5? This illogical trend is demonstrated throughout the whole rating system. Even though I know this is late, it should've also been updated to account for the NAM model having US 3G. Overall there is no way the original n95 could be rated at 9.5, and the upgraded 8GB edition be rated at 8.5. Perhaps the reviewer here is simply incompetent.

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Nokia N95 8GB

Nokia N95 8GB

OS: Symbian 9.2
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 332 MHz, ARM11 processor
128 MB RAM
Size3.89 x 2.08 x 0.82 inches
(99 x 53 x 21 mm)
4.51 oz  (128 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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