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:

8.4

User Rating:

8.5
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