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What should i take nokia n95 8gb or N96 details inside

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
been offered
n95 8gb
£25 for 8 months then £30 for 10 months
(700 mins)
or
N96 16gb
£31 for 8 months then £36 for 10 months
(1250 mins)
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Neither. They're decent phones, but they're severely let down by how poor their battery life is. Make a few calls and your battery can be flat within just a few hours, or do nothing with it, and the battery will still be flat within about 30 hours. Great features, though.
#2
My OH and son have both had N95 for almost 18 months and rate them highly
No probs with battery, quite long time between charges, they play games or listen to music at work too

N96, no idea, but they don't like it as says looks cheap and weak,,N95 is a tougher phone

Hope this helps
banned#3
I have the N95, no problem with the battery after I bought a cheapo one from Ebay.

Played with the N96, very nice
banned#4
I personally would go for the original N95 rather than the 8GB, you cant put a memory card in the 8GB version you can use a card in the N95 original and the N96 though, also try looking into the N85 similar features in a more compact package, better battery life too, although ive never had a problem with the battery on an N95 or an N96...

The original N95 is the only phone I have ever had for a full 18 months, I usually get bored of my phones within a few weeks but I think its the best thing since sliced bread...
#5
I was seriously dissaointed with my N95, battery was abysmal and GPS was next to useless.
Have an iPhone now and love it.
#6
MobilePhonez
I personally would go for the original N95 rather than the 8GB, you cant put a memory card in the 8GB version you can use a card in the N95 original and the N96 though, also try looking into the N85 similar features in a more compact package, better battery life too, although ive never had a problem with the battery on an N95 or an N96...

The original N95 is the only phone I have ever had for a full 18 months, I usually get bored of my phones within a few weeks but I think its the best thing since sliced bread...


I disagree, while the N95 8GB is limited to its internal memory it does have some other improvements such as twice as much ram, a slightly bigger screen and a bigger battery which I think are worth the tradeoff for the fixed memory.

John
banned#7
Johnmcl7
I disagree, while the N95 8GB is limited to its internal memory it does have some other improvements such as twice as much ram, a slightly bigger screen and a bigger battery which I think are worth the tradeoff for the fixed memory.

John


We get more N95 8GB in for flashing than the original one the Original firmware in my opinion is more stable, I personally find the lack of memory card support a huge draw back, I have had quite a few customers who have needed stuff backed up off the phone where the handset has had a fault and the stuff is stuck on the phone... A memory card is essential in my opinion you have all the data you need and you can use it in any other MicroSd compatible handset if your phone blows up.

I would rather have the memory card rather than the extra 0.2 inches of screen, lol as for battery life there is a 30 minute difference, I dont need my battery to last a week, I charge everyday no matter what phone I have

Out of the above 2 choices though N95 8GB and N96 I would opt for the N96, for an extra £6 your getting a newer handset and much more minutes... If you go for the N96 check the firmware version *#0000# if its version 10.065 I would recommend using Nokia Software Updater to update the firmware.
#8
Having used S60 on both 64MB and 128MB ram I don't think there's really any comparison, I don't see the point in having more memory if the phone itself doesn't work as well. Nokia's backup suite is excellent and a lot of the data (particularly the valuable parts) are stored internally on the N95-1's one memory anyway so the memory card isn't that much of a benefit there either,

John
banned#9
Johnmcl7
Having used S60 on both 64MB and 128MB ram I don't think there's really any comparison, I don't see the point in having more memory if the phone itself doesn't work as well. Nokia's backup suite is excellent and a lot of the data (particularly the valuable parts) are stored internally on the N95-1's one memory anyway so the memory card isn't that much of a benefit there either,

John


The memory card is a big bonus for me and for a lot of people, if it wasnt it wouldnt have been added to the N96, N85, etc... Most people dont use the Nokia backup option, the memory card is important for most to store pictures, videos, music with no additional software required to backup, upload or download the items from the memory card.

Most people will set the camera to store to the Memory Card, most people will set the Phone Message Settings, to store the texts to the memory card too, most people also install applications such as TomTom onto the memory card, having the facility allows items to be transferred to another handset or to the PC, even if the phone is damaged, run over by a car, water damaged, etc... or even if it just crashes, lol I only use a 2GB card, on that I have all my data, my pictures, my music, videos, messages & tomtom, there is a lot of security in knowing if anything went wrong with my phone, I would still have my data, its not about size at all, its not like im using a 16GB card or anything

The only "valuable" parts I can think of which are stored on the phones memory are settings and Contacts, the Contacts most people are also sensible enough to backup onto their sim card, no phone lasts forever :)

P.S Having Sold/Used/Repaired quite a few N95 Originals and N95 8GB's in the last 18 months I would dissagree whole heartedly about not working as well... And so would quite a few customers who I have had who have been very dissapointed after "upgrading" from the N95 original to the N95 8GB, lol, Crashes, Screen Freezes, Restarts, Memory Problems, lol, etc...
#10
Strange argument which applies both ways - Nokia have also applied the ram upgrade for their new models so clearly that's important as well. As for backing contacts up to simcard, given the simcard is extremely basic for contacts to the degree that it's unusable you're still left with the original backup issue. If people can back up their contacts ok, then they can back up the rest of the memory which means there's no benefit from the memory card in that regard. If someone has a phone that fails, having the memory card but losing all contacts isn't much comfort.

Regardless of your experience with 'repairs', the E90 and N95 8GB were widely praised for their 128MB ram upgrade which made the OS far more usable as it could handle multi-tasking far better, large documents and large maps so I'm not on my own there. I'm not sure how you've found so many people with N95 8GB models that have so many problems given the 8GB model actually started getting the better firmware upgrades before the N95-1. Reviewers consistently found the N95 8GB to be a better model, while you write off the battery life improvements those that are more impartial did not.

If the original poster places more value in a memory card over a 25% bigger battery, twice as much ram and a bigger screen all in a phone found to be consistently better than its predecessor then that's up to them. Although I doubt it to say the least.

John

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