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N95-8GB – Its what Nokia is all about

Ok, Now I know it’s not the newest handset in the range, however I received the N95-8GB from WOM today for 2 weeks. At the moment, im currently using a N82. I have to admit, for some reason, I dont get the same “kick” out of the N82 as I do out of the N95-8GB. When I got the package, I opened it , I got a nice warm feeling in my stomach. Its not that I haven’t seen a N95-8GB before, because I have, many times, its just when you get your own to play with for a couple of weeks, its always better. 


I started using it and I just felt at home. The big screen, the nice keys, the well build casing. I was sat at my desk using it, and I thought to myself, this phone sums up Nokia completely. Its what Nokia do best. Its why I love Nokia phones and why I would never buy a Sony Ericsson or a LG again. Its just a Joy to use. Ok Its not perfect. The transfer speed is slow when using the computer, no MicroSD card slot (I have a 8GB card, so I usually just slot it into the phone and I automatically have all my info on it) and the camera isnt the best due to the poor flash (well compared to the N82 anyway) but I think this is just about as near to perfect as a phone can get. Seriously, so far, I have very very few things to fault about it, and the faults are not really faults, they are just things that could do with improving (eg the card slot issue and the LCD flash). The screen is one of the nicest screens I have seen on a phone, and from using my N82 to the 8GB, its a huge difference in size. Every time I pick up my N82 after using the 8GB for a short time, I feel like im staring into a small hole. Its so dark and, well, lifeless compared to the 8GB.

Now your probably wondering where this is going. Well, for a start its got me ALOT more exited about the N96. I know I said the things below about the N96, but after using the 8GB for only a day, I CANT WAIT to get my hands firmly on the N96 and compare them. Hopefully, if I ask them kind enough, WOM would let me Beta test the N96 if they need some people and I can get my grubby mits on it soon :). In fact, I love the N95-8GB so much, Im starting to think about getting one to replace my N82. I’m very pleasantly surprised with N95-8GB. I didnt think it would be a huge improvement to the original N95. OH how wrong I was….

Also, Im going to try and arrange another podcast with Jay and maybe James Burland from Nokia Creative soon to discuss the new Nokia Launches. Hopefully it will be a bit better and more professional then the last one, so keep your eyes peeled for that.


Categories: Nokia, Nseries
  1. February 13, 2008 at 12:50 am

    One of the best things I have found with my N95 8GB is the screen. I don’t have any protection for it and treat it pretty badly but there is no scratches at all. All I do is make sure it goes in the pocket with no keys or coins.

    Having said that, my camera lens is scratched to buggery!

  2. Mark
    February 13, 2008 at 3:40 am

    I have been using the N95 8GB for about 3 months now and can say that while not perfect, it is the best all round phone I have ever used. The screen is lovely and large, the build quality is excellent, it feels sold, the rubberised matt coating is not only elegant and stylish but resists scratching and fingerprints, which is a huge plus!

    The camera is very impressive, I have taken some fantastic shots with it, the macro works well and night mode is amazing even without the use of the LED flash, mostly so because there is very little noise in the images.

    8GB storage is great and goes a lot further than I thought it would, the UI is fast and effective and the phone has virtually everything that you would want in one device.

    A few shortcomings are the lack of a lens cover, I agree with Lloyd above, the camera lens does scratch quite easily, however they are not deep scratches and don’t seem to affect the quality of the images taken (at this stage).

    Transfer speed is slow but not unbearable and the headphone jack being on the side is quite annoying. The other annoyance is that the volume adjustment for MP3 playback jumps in too large increments, 60% can be too soft while 70% is too loud with nothing in between. Also when using the remote the volume increments jump too quickly, but this is a software issue.

    Having said that these are not deal breakers, they are simply minor annoyances which can be tolerated, this really is a fantastic device.

    I was lucky enough to be at the Nokia Showcase in Sydney on Monday night and got to see the N96 live. I have to say that it was not as impressive as it is in photos. Although the size is similar to the N95-8GB it looks a lot more bulky, the slide is thicker, adding to the illusion of bulk, but overall it doesn’t feel nearly as solid as the N95.

    Also the shiny plastic does not look as elegant as the N95. I believe they were all pre-release models on display so final judgment should be reserved, however it was by no means as revolutionary as the N95 when it came out. For owners of the N95 8GB there is not a lot to justify upgrading unless you need the 16GB memory and the memory card slot, screen size is the same and the battery is weaker!

    I suspect that the N96 will not be the killer phone that it was hoped it would be, however it is likely to get revamped like the N95 –> N95 8GB and the second iteration should be more compelling.

  3. nokiacreative
    February 14, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Yep, the N95 8GB is my favourite Nokia phone of all time . . . it’s not quite as nice as the N99, but it’s pretty close! (^_-)

    February 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    hullo i,ll be very greatfull if u send the price for N95 such dat i save and buy one,plaese send it on that adress,at da moment am in iraq.xths

  5. lablu
    February 19, 2008 at 12:07 am

    i’m gonna buy n95 8gb.but after watching n96 i’m a bit confused.which one will be da best n95 8gb or n96?

  6. nyl
    February 22, 2008 at 5:13 am

    geeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz ur all rich….. i have my nokia jurrasic….

  7. February 22, 2008 at 11:33 am

    what a fucking piece of information

  8. sam
    February 25, 2008 at 7:11 pm


  9. Jonnie
    March 4, 2008 at 8:36 am

    I can only agree , I’m also in love with my N95 8GB The best multiemedia phone I ever had, and I have had a lott.N95 8GB are worth evry penny

  10. art
    March 7, 2008 at 1:47 am

    The best phone than iphone!!! Nice design and also large screen 🙂
    How i wish i can upgrade my N958GB to FP2 🙂

  11. Alankrit
    April 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    hey man!!!!!!!! what u mean by that you have a 8 gb card, so you usually just slot it into the phone and have your all information on it?
    1 more question- can we put pen drives in the usb slot of n95 8gb?
    hey please answer these questions, because i am gonna buy this mobile in some days.

  12. J John
    April 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Wot…..no predictive text………….?

    Well I can’t find it either on the phone or in the manual……………!

    Other than that- a great phone

  13. enigma
    May 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    press the hash button twice fast to activate predictive text

  14. enigma
    May 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    does anyone know if infrared device software is available for the 8gb yet?

  15. Mood
    December 13, 2008 at 1:22 am

    You cats done? After all this time, any final answers?

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