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Wednesday, 03 December 2008 08:07

Nokia N95 8GBNokia N95 8GB Review

N95 8GB is a 3G Phone with HSDPA high-speed data, quad-band GSM with GPRS and EDGE and WiFi. The N95 8GB also has stereo Bluetooth, infra-red and USB connectivity.

Nokia N95 was one of the best mobile phone, the new Nokia N95 8GB doesn't just come with a new paint job and memory upgrade, it has many enhancements, so which could be add to the original N95 by upgrading your N95 Firmware version, but there are alot of new and improved features that will be only available to the New N95 8GB.


Nokia N95 8GB has a large display screen compared to N95 which had a "2.6" panel now it has a "2.8" panel, it's clearer and brighter in all lighting conditions and it's better protected.

The standby screen now has 7 quick-launch icon slots (versus 6), and there's a new standby shortcut/strip, a whole new version of Nokia's Mobile Search utility. v4 was supplied with the review unit, but it's quite slow (seven seconds to start up) and I'd expect a few tweaks to this in the coming months. v4 appears to be a whole new rewrite of the old utility and in addition to new content types (Music, Bookmarks, Images, Video, Landmarks), there's genuine quick matching of any text search string. Just start entering text and within a few seconds the matches are shown within each area and can be drilled down into. Great stuff and genuinely useful. No doubt Search v4 will appear for older devices on the Nokia Mobile Search site.


Nokia N95 8GB Review

There's an N-Gage Games icon on the main menu! Currently this has shortcuts to the placeholder URLs for the N-Gage home page and the N-Gage client download page, but these will become live in time. There are also two demo games, FIFA 07 and Asphalt 3, both of which play rather well (in portrait mode only) and bode well for the success of N-Gage in a few months time. I'm no game player though, Krisse will be along shortly with more on playing these titles.

Below are the specifications of Nokia N95 8GB:

Technical Specifications

Operating Frequency
  • WCDMA 2100 + E850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Automatic switching between bands and modes
  • Dimensions
  • Volume: 96 cc
  • Weight: 128 g
  • Length(max): 99 mm
  • Width(max): 53 mm
  • Thickness(max): 21 mm 
  • Memory Functions
  • Up to 100MB internal dynamic memory for messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list and applications
  • Up to 8GB internal flash memory for multimedia content such as music, pictures, ringing tones, map data
  • Power Management
  • Battery: Nokia Battery (BL-6F) 1200mAH
  • Talk time: up to 210 minutes (WCDMA), up to 300 min (GSM)
  • Stand-by time: up to 280 hours (WCDMA and GSM)
  • Display

    Large 2.8" QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT display with ambient light detector and up to 16 million colours

    User Interface
  • S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
  • Dedicated media keys
  • Multimedia menu
  • Active standby screen
  • Call Management
  • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry, also supports thumbnail pictures and groups
  • Speed dialing
  • Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
  • Automatic redial
  • Automatic answer (works with compatible headset or car kit only)
  • Supports fixed dialing number, which allows calls only to predefined numbers
  • Conference call
  • Nokia Push to talk (PoC)
  • Voice Features 
  • Speaker independent name dialing (SIND)
  • Voice commands
  • Voice recorder
  • Talking ringtone
  • Integrated hands-free speaker
  • Messaging
  • Text messaging: supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, SMS distribution list
  • Multimedia messaging: combine image, video, text, and audio clip and send as MMS to a compatible phone or PC; use MMS to tell your story with a multi-slide presentation
  • Automatic resizing of your megapixel images to fit MMS (max 300 KB size depending on the network)
  • Predictive text input: support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Data Transfer
  • WCDMA 2100 (HSDPA) with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL= 384/3.6MB, CS max speed 64kbps)
  • Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 177.6/118.4 kbits/s
  • EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296 / 177.6 kbits/s
  • GPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 107 / 64.2 kbits/s
  • Digital Services
  • Java™ and Symbian applications available from Nokia Software MarketNokia Software Market
  • JavaTM MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Flash Lite 2.0
  • Imaging 
    Imaging and video
  • Up to 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels) camera, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 30 fps
  • Direct connection to compatible TV via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or wireless LAN/UPnP
  • Front camera, CIF (352 x 288) sensor
  • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
  • Integrated flash
  • Digital stereo microphone
  • Flash modes: on, off, automatic, red-eye reduction
  • Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
  • Nokia Lifeblog 2.0 support
  • Video and still image editors
  • Mobile Video 
  • Video resolutions: up to VGA (640x480 pixels) at 30 fps
  • Audio recording: AAC mono
  • Digital video stabilisation
  • Video capture: up to 215 min (VGA, 30fps)
  • Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
  • White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene: automatic, night
  • Colour tones: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
  • Zoom: digital up to 10x (VGA up to 4x)
  • Mobile Photography
  • Image resolution: up to 5 megapixel: (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • Still image file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Auto focus
  • Auto exposure - center weighted
  • Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
  • White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene: automatic, user, close-up, portrait, landscape, sports, night, night portrait
  • Colour tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
  • Zoom: digital up to 20x (5 megapixel up to 6x)
  • Viewfinder grid 
  • Mobile Photography
  • Sensor: CMOS 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • Carl Zeiss optics: Tessar lens
  • Focal length 5.6 mm
  • Focus range 10 cm ~ infinity
  • Macro focus distance 10-50 cm
  • Shutter speed: mechanical shutter: 1/1000~1/4 s
  • Music
    Music Features
  • Digital music player - supports MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC/eAAC+/WMA/M4A with playlists and equalizer
  • Integrated hands-free speaker
  • OMA DRM 2.0 & WMDRM support for music
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz /76-90MHz)
  • Visual Radio
  • Listen to music and interact with your favorite radio stations
  • Find out what song is playing, who sings it, and other artist
  • Enter contests and answer surveys, vote for your favorite songs
  • Find out more about Visual Radio
  • Video
    RealPlayer Media Player
  • Full-screen video playback on the device to view downloaded, streamed or recorded video clips
  • Stream media files from compatible media portals
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10
  • If you would like to see the complete list of features, visit nokia website by Clicking HereClicking Here.

    Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2008 02:55


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