29 January 2007
2B perfect 2B famous!
Intro and Highlights
If you have been living under rock for the last few months you should know that Nokia N95 is the most awesome device which pretends to be a flagship-Nokia-phone for some time, at least until the real N93(i) successor will be released. Even if you are not huge Symbian fan and no matter do you like Nokia phones or not, you have to admit that Nokia N95 is simply amazing device with a lot of innovations and impressive list of features packed into relatively small and compact body and there is no doubt this is going to be bestseller of the year 2007.
As you may already know, I was invited as a guest on the big Nokia launch event in New York City a few months ago where the N95 has been officially released and I am proud to say that I was lucky enough to see the N95 and to be one of the first to get hands on the proto model which was introduced to a close group of bloggers and forumers one day before the official release.
Now, a few months later, I am proud, happy and honored to say that I got my N95 in a very, very special package with a lot of additional equipment before its official shipment. I’ve had a lot of time to test out all aspects of this piece of hardware although it wasn’t easy considering impressive list of features.
So, in short, I’m in this N95 story since the begging, from the official release in New York, over the beta testing program, until the end of 21 days of really hard and detailed testing of the final production model and I hope that I’ll be able to give you a good and detailed review that will answer most of your questions and thoughts.
I’m going to review every single aspect of this phone in the following pages and I truly hope that it will help you find your way through the labyrinth of necessary decisions in looking for the answer whether this is the right phone for you.
Also, same as in my N93 review I just have to mention that I’m not going to review this phone from the point of view of one average mobile user, not at all, this site is related to so called power users and this review is mainly for them. It could be confusing and hard to follow for users who don’t have so much experience with Smartphones but I’ll be ready to answer on every single question in our forum section and clear all possible doubts.
Correct me if I am wrong but I guess there is nothing more hypnotic for a real freak than a good, detailed review with a lot of photos, media samples and real user experience. So let’s do it right now although I am not sure where to start…
As I have already said, even a very brief overview of the features and technologies included in this phone is enough to be impressed. Although, some features and solutions are not so innovative and will definitely cause a very well known déjà-vu effect and there are some aspects with which you’ll be disappointed definitely. From the other hand, there are some undoubtedly great new features and innovative solutions.
So, let’s start! New kind of form factor, actually it is improved N80 sliding design, but this time with innovative 2-way slide movement. It is also first Nokia that supports HSDPA (also known as 3.5G or TURBO 3G among freaks) with impressive download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps as well as the full GPS support with downloadable maps (free of charge). Last, but not less important is a pretty large 2,6” screen with a bit disappointing QVGA (240*320) resolution so it is not impressive nowadays as it used to be once.
Furthermore, phone contains impressive 5.0 MPX camera equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus, mechanical shutter and DVD-like quality video recording. Of course, it has also got WLAN, stereo speakers, mini-USB connector, 3.5mm mini-jack connector, dedicated music/video buttons as well as dedicated camera buttons, 160 MB of internal storage memory, 64 MB of RAM and not so impressive BL-5F Battery.
It also includes a wide range of connectivity support: Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR support, uPnP, infrared, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE and SIP support. All these become even more impressive considering that all mentioned features are packed into relatively small and compact body with size of 99 mm x 20 mm x 53 mm and only 120g weight. I think that's pretty respectable number of features isn’t it? Phone definitely wants to replace all of your gadgets, your navigation system, music player, digital camera, video recorder, PDA, and much, much more.. .
.:[ Nokia N95 - Technical Specifications ]:.