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Nokia N95 8GB Review

Nokia N95 8GB

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Camera interface - Nokia N95 8GB Review

Camera interface


The camera is the one we are familiar with from N95: it’s 5-megapixel, with a LED flash and autofocus. The interface is identical with that of N95.

Although Nokia N95 8GB upgrades the N95 in some aspects, it has almost the same quality of the camera. Its images are very similar to those of the original one, with similar colors and detail. Also like the N95, here the pictures quality suffers from unrealistic color representations; the colors are unsaturated, grayish and with affinity to yellow and purple, which are marked stronger than the others. The detail and noise amount of two phones is almost identical and there isn’t clear winner also in this aspect. When it comes to shooting in darker environment (indoors for example) the results are also identical. If there is not enough light, there is lots of noise and the detail is blurred by the noise-reduction system. The flash isn’t improved which is a pity, considering the much more powerful Xenon one of the rival Sony Ericsson K850.

Outdoor images - Nokia N95 8GB Review
Outdoor images - Nokia N95 8GB Review
Outdoor images - Nokia N95 8GB Review
Outdoor images - Nokia N95 8GB Review

Outdoor images

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Medium Light - Indoor images - Nokia N95 8GB Review
Low Light - Indoor images - Nokia N95 8GB Review

Bright Light

Medium Light

Low Light

Indoor images


The sound volume of N95 8GB is the same as in the original model, which is not bad, keeping in mind that the original is one of the best-sounding phones (through its loudspeakers). Concerning the interface of the musical player, the only differences are, first, the play/pause key of the music player is activated though the D-Pad’s central position and not through the ‘up’ direction, as in N95; secondly, another visualization skin has been added, called Circles. Just like other recent models, Nokia N95 8GB features the function Music Store, enabling you to purchase your favorite tracks from the company’s music website.

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Visualizations - Nokia N95 8GB Review
Circles skin - Nokia N95 8GB Review
Music Store - Nokia N95 8GB Review

Now playing


Circles skin

Music Store


Nokia N95 8GB comes with an built in N-Gage games platform which means, that you’ll no longer have to have a Nokia N-gage, in order to play such games. The platform itself offers a much better graphics compared to the regular mobile games that we are used to seeing, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the 3D mode, a better music background and a large number of the computer games producers, e.g. EA sports, shall be among the developers of the games from the N-gage platform. The games are characterized by good graphics, and the level of the gameplay is also high. Another possibility that the phone offers is to play online with your friends, no matter where in the world they are.

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FIFA 07 - Nokia N95 8GB Review
FIFA 07 - Nokia N95 8GB Review
FIFA 07 - Nokia N95 8GB Review


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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
Single core, 332 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.1 GB 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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