Nokia N95 Review
In a nutshell: The most technically advanced smartphone ever!
Complete with GPS satellite navigation, a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus,
3G video calling, and every other gadget you can think of! On the downside
it's large, and like most smartphones does not have 100% robust firmware.
If you've used another Nseries phone or Symbian phone before, then you'll
love it! Available in 4GB and 8GB versions; in silver, black or red.
Review: April 2007. Last updated April 2010.
Another Nokia Nseries smartphone! And this one is the most technically
advanced ever! Can it really live up to the hype, or will it prove to
be as unreliable and bug-ridden as some of Nokia's other Nseries phones?
The headline features of the eagerly-awaited Nokia N95 are mouth-wateringly
- Built-in GPS navigation
- 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss & Tessar optics
- Wi-Fi wireless internet connection
- 2.6 inch display with 16 million colours
- Ultra-fast HSDPA data transfer
Let's start with the basics. The Nokia N95 is a 3G smartphone built
on the Series 60 Symbian interface (version 3.1). Let's be clear from
the start that these types of phone are slow, have a tendency to freeze
or shut down, and have unstable firmware. They are also large and heavy.
At 120g the N95 is of average weight for a smartphone, but is pretty
bulky, despite its slide design. At least you won't forget which pocket
it's in! When closed, you can access menu functions using the 5-way
navigation key and the associated control keys. The N95 also has several
other dedicated media keys that can be used as shortcuts to media functions.
This is a good feature if you like to have lots of buttons to push,
but sometimes they just end up getting in the way. When you slide the
phone open you have access to a full keypad, but like the Nokia
N73, the buttons are too small to be really comfortable. The user
interface will be familiar to anyone who has used a Series 60 phone
before: it's not as simple to use as the Nokias of olden days, but you
wouldn't expect such a high powered device to be, would you? So, without
getting into the functionality of the phone yet, we'd give it 2 stars
Now, the kind of person likely to buy this phone isn't going to be
put off by wimpy considerations like size and ergonomics. Perhaps not
even by warnings of bugs and a sluggish user interface. It's what the
phone does that matters most. And this is where the N95 really delivers!
The first multimedia feature that you encounter is the screen, and it's
a massive one: 2.6 inches across, 240 x 320 pixels, and an incredible
16 million colours. An ambient light detector is used to control the
brightness of the screen, making it usable under most lighting conditions.
It's one of the best screens ever, and does full justice to the camera
and navigation systems.
The camera is a first in the UK: the first phone camera to hit the
5 megapixel mark. At this number of pixels, you can (theoretically)
match anything that a dedicated digital camera is capable of - provided
that you have the optics to back up the megapixel grunt. Nokia have
been developing their camera capabilities quite impressively recently
using Carl-Zeiss optics and Tessar lenses - the Nokia
N93 being the best camera phone before the release of the N95. The
N95 lacks the optical zoom of the N93, but retains the autofocus, flash
and lens. Does the 5 megapixel sensor make up for the lack of an optical
zoom? The answer is no, so in our opinion the N93 is still king of the
camera phones, but for practical purposes the N95 is a better option.
It can certainly match or beat the Sony
Ericsson K800i. The video camera is also outstanding, recording
in VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) at up to 30 frames per second with
stereo audio. There's a second front-facing camera for making video
The other most interesting feature of the N95 is the built-in GPS navigation
system. The N95 actually has a GPS system built into the phone, that
communicates directly with the satellite. This enables you to use the
phone to track your position either on foot or in-car. You'll need to
buy a license to use the Nokia mapping system though. Now, whilst this
is a nice feature to have in a phone, we've got to say that it doesn't
match the quality of a dedicated satnav system like the TomTom One.
The sensitivity and reliability of the GPS receiver is not as good,
and neither is the user-friendliness of the system.
These are the most groundbreaking features, but the N95 has almost
everything else you could think of including in a phone too: a music
player with support for all common music formats, a stereo FM radio,
integrated handsfree speaker, speaker independent voice dialling, talking
ringtones, HSDPA (the fast data transfer technology dubbed "3.5G")
and lots more! When it comes to connectivity, the N95 is the best-connected
device in town, with support for Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, Infrared, Wireless
LAN, TV-Out and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Its memory is also more than
adequate with up to 160 Mbytes of onboard memory and support for microSD
memory cards (up to 8 Gbytes). Battery life is OK - when you consider
how much work has to be done to power this beast, you can't really set
your expectations too high.
In conclusion, The Nokia N95 is bound to be a smash hit, but equally
there are bound to be unsatisfied users returning their N95 to the shop.
Early adopters will love the wealth of features that this phone offers
(literally the best you can get at the time of launch), but the N95
does suffer from practical disadvantages, and you'll need to decide
whether the benefits outweigh the problems.
The new Nokia N96 is a slightly improved
version of the N95 8GB. The new Samsung
i8510 is very similar to the Nokia N95, using the same Series 60
user interface, but offers an improved 8 megapixel camera and some other
From 16th October 2008, the N95 8GB is available with the ground-breaking
Nokia Comes With Music service.
This deal is exclusive to the Carphone
Warehouse. When you buy a Nokia "Comes With Music" phone,
you get a whole year of free unlimited music downloads! Whatever you
download during the year you can keep forever. We would rate the N95
8GB Comes With Music as a 5 star phone.
Features of the Nokia N95 include:
- Series 60 Symbian interface (version 3.1)
- 5 megapixel camera (2592 x 1944 pixels) with Carl Zeiss optics,
Tessar lens, autofocus, flash (auto redeye reduction), 20x digital
- Video camera: MPEG4/3GP VGA video capture at 640 x 480 pixels and
30 frames/second with digital stereo microphone (AAC format) and 10x
- Front camera for video calling: CIF resolution (352 x 288 pixels)
- Video and still image editors
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.6 inches)
- Digital music player (supports MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/M4A formats)
with playlists and equalizer
- Stereo FM radio with Visual Radio support
- Built-in GPS navigation
- Speaker independent name dialing
- Voice commands
- Voice recorder
- Talking ringtone
- Integrated hands-free speaker
- Speed dialing
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (support for attachments)
- Push to talk (PoC)
- Java games
- Memory: 160 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (4 Gbytes or 8
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, Infrared, TV-Out, WLAN (802.11
b/g), 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
- Advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail
details per entry
- Logs: dialed, received, and missed calls
- WAP, EGPRS class B, WCDMA/HSDPA (3.6Mb/s download)
- Quadband plus 3G
- Size: 99 x 53 x 21 mm
- Weight: 120g
- Talktime: 160 minutes (3G) - 240 minutes (2G)
- Battery standby: 215 hours
Nokia N95 User Reviews
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Average rating from 110 reviews:
Reviewed by Norman from Tunbridge Wells on 28th
Brought this way back on 14th June 2007 and I have loved using it ever
since. I was amazed how many firmware updates were made available each
with many improvements. I have installed a 16 gigabyte micro sd card
and all is well, enough room for all my train pictures and technical
details of every locomotive each on it's own chronologically ordered
The N95 for me has been a good friend over the years and I have brought
two more examples in good condition so I can be a N95 man for many years
to come. When I observe modern phones it reminds me of modern class
one rolling stock - they are not as exciting as the old ones, and N95
is the A4-Pacific of mobile phones.
Reply by Lisa from Hastings on 3rd
You sound so exciting and know so much about N95, wow!
Reviewed by amankhattrioo1 from india on 12th
vry nice look.......
Reviewed by Dufe Bernasco from Ghana on 21st May
Among all the phone I have ever used, my Nokia N95-8G is the best.
Reviewed by marlene from england on 5th May 2012
Just bought the HTC ONE X as it was supposed to have a good camera.
I am taking it back to the shop and have resurrected my old N95 which
I have not used in years. The camera is better!! and is 3G and quadband
and has the front facing camera for Skype. Going to get a Sim only contract.
What a super phone it is.
Reviewed by Yogesh thakare from India on 30th
It is a good phone,but it has a bad battery backup,and slow to function
i request to make a good battery for N95
Reviewed by Ed from England on 17th Mar 2012
Just started using my N95 again after I got just totally fed-up with
my HTC HD2 constantly crashing, freezing and the mic cutting out mid
call! The Nokia was in the loft for over 2 years; brought it down, charged
it up and it fired up first time no troubles at all!!
Brilliant phone, and still holds it ground in 2012!
Reviewed by Susie from Cheshire, UK on 10th Feb
Brilliant phone. Had it 4 years now...can't fault it ! Dreading my 'upgrade'
Reviewed by imon from bangladesh on 7th Feb 2012
i love this things
Reviewed by outback jack from australia on 7th
My N95 is 4years old and by far has the best reception in remote area's
and is still going strong if this one ever dies ill track down another
new one on the net to buy
Reviewed by stacey rice from essex on 28th Dec
nokia are the best phones in the world
Reviewed by jamie from scotland on 15th May 2007
now on my 2nd n95 after first one crashed 3 times in the first day and
microphone stopped working. the same thing has now happened to my 2nd
one. the guy in the shop told me its due to the n95 running off software
that is more like a computer os - unnaceptable!!
Reviewed by Paul from ENGLAND on 14th May 2007
Ive had this phone for over two weeks now, and apart from the odd little
crash once in a blue moon everything is fine, I dont have a problem
with the battery life, I just make sure that applications are closed
properly so they are not running in the background sapping the battery,
ok so there may be a few glitches with it but what more do you want
out of such a little device but with so much packed in to it...WELL
Reviewed by Ross from UK on 14th May 2007
First thing you must do with this phone is update the software to the
latest version. If the phone is branded use the nss hack to change the
product code to euro1 0536062 and update using the nokia firmware updator
- this also puts back any features certain operators in the UK have
chosen to remove (but note this does not remove any simlock) The phone
is then supurb. Battery life is not the best for a phone but is better
than the pda it replaces. All the features work well.
Reviewed by Brian from UK on 14th May 2007
Was great at first my brother Will got the LG PRADA which i initially
mocked him for, after all the N95 is far superior in terms of features
i gave the phone a fair chance 13 days (took it back on the 14th) however,
it kept crashing and i found the satnav was appauling!!!! (required
a £50 upgrade)so have now eaten humble pie and got the PRADA instead
to my surprise it was easier to text off the mp3 player is better and
i've picked up a TOM TOM off ebay for £60 (Less Than I Had To Pay On
Orange For The Handset £69.99) now i have the best of both worlds, a
great phone and a great Sat Nav.
Reviewed by Manzoor Muqtadir from India on 14th
The unit is good but only the problem is battery, which does not support
for long hours, it has to be re-charged everyday.
Reviewed by Chandan Singh Bisht from United Kingdom on
13th May 2007
I had this phone for a week now. The first thing I did was to update
it and I havent even got a single crash like lotta other ppl say. Alltogther
this phone is not as bad as it has been reviewed by few. This phone
has a making for THE Future phone as it got everything you need. Its
a light phone, wifi works great, sound quality is the best I ever heard
on any phone. My mate got N95 on orange and his phone works slow and
sometimes its very slow but i got a unlock phone and its fast tho i
already got like 15 external softwares like Worldmate, ACM, MP3 player..
so I really think these network (orange, T mobile. etc.) software also
has a effect on the phone to make it slow and it also has a problem
when you update the software. The easy way to save battery is to reduce
the brightness of your screen when u not using it. Got 2 GB memory already
so now no worry about the space in the phone but try to keep the phone
memory free as much as possible and use memory card storage. This phone
has a less battery life and the pictures of the camera are worse than
SE W810i which i think will improve in the next update. This phone is
not touch screen but i still think its better than SE p990i. Battery
is the problem for most of the phones that r around so the only bad
point I see in this phone is camera. To be perfectly honest, I would
recommend this phone to everyone. Chandan Bisht
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 12th May 2007
N95 on paper is superb. It has everything, WiFi, GPS, 5mpix Camera.
However, I am on my 3rd handset now. After calls it crashes then resets
but the microphone does not seem to work, callers cannot hear me. After
a power off and on the problem disappears. This seems to be totally
random and such a shame for an otherwise brilliant product. But the
bottom line is that it is a phone and I can't rely on it to work as
such so it goes tomorrow :(
Reviewed by Bradm from UK on 12th May 2007
I thought I was going mad, I tried the Nokia N95, and yes I could hear
a high pitch noise when making a call, and the call quality to me is
the most inmportant.Nokia seem to have very poor standards in the points
that matter the most. Sticking to Sony Ericsson (quality)
Reviewed by Ellie from UK on 12th May 2007
Beware that you have to pay to download GPS maps unless your on a wireless
network at the time!!You could get a nasty shock if you didn't realise!
Reviewed by john from isle of man on 12th May
it is got everyfing you could imagine on a phone 5/5
Reviewed by Billy from UK on 11th May 2007
going to buy one tomorow my brother has just bought one and his works
fine no crashes battery yes isnt to great but so what the phone has
all that what moire do we want i love it and cant wait to receive it
Reviewed by james toussaint from uk on 11th May
this is a bad boy phone 10 out of 10
Reviewed by Leon from London on 10th May 2007
This Phone Is tHe Best Phone Ever wow is amzing it has everything u
need is like tom tom and is really a real camera
Reviewed by tony from uk on 10th May 2007
nice phone had 3 weeks. 1st nice phone ive had always had hand me downs
(have a semi pro digy /also also sat nav in car) used camera NOT bad
video excellent sat nav not bad mp3 excellent put a film on also very
good still learning phone but have had a couple on freezes and switch
offs but over all im impressed played through tv 10/10 for that it makes
phone calls also and tex also would recommend compared with whats on
the market BUT an expensive gadget overall a very good phone
Reviewed by David from UK on 10th May 2007
Had the N95 for a month now. It is brilliant. Everything works as it
should, GPS,WLAN, Video-Calls, Music, Camera, internet, etc. Never had
such an amazing phone. Was a bit worried at first due to such a lot
being crammed into the phone, but everything does really work, and well.
All you sceptics have no fear, it has not let me down.
Reviewed by Garry from Scotland on 10th May 2007
dissapointing to say the least. was really excited about this handset
initialy, with all its features. Turns out its too clever for its own
good. contantly crashes and then restarts? worst thing is the battery,
I have to charge the thing twice a day!!! and the other main issue is
the high pitched tone coming from the phone when held up to to your
ear, it sounds like a tv on standby!!!! takin it back today. goin back
to sony ericsson w850i or mayby the samsung d900
Reviewed by Artur from Portugal on 10th May 2007
Had a try on this phone last week-end. I was looking mainly for a MP3
player, GPS and Phone. N95 seem to me the natural choice with added
feactures. After using SonyEricsson for the last 6 years, the quality
of the Nokia is desapointing. GPS is very week. I return the equipment
and got the SE 880i plus a Garmin GPS and I'm better served
Reviewed by lionel f from south england on 10th
ive got a N95 every is good but froze on me twise in a week whilst on
a call, and my gprs hasnent been working for about a week now, but doesnt
bother me as i dont use the sat nav, but evrything else is great on
the phone internet is very fast (broadband) hopefully nokia will bring
out some software updates to correct any current problems. also carry
a charger with you because battery is the worst ive ever seen, i have
to charge it 3x a day.
Reviewed by Roger Edmonds from UK on 9th May 2007
This could be such a great phone but, it isn't. Crash after crash. Wish
I had not bought one.
Reviewed by Debs from UK on 9th May 2007
Bought this phone a fortnight ago and within a week it had frozen and
the speaker didnt work (i could hear you, you could not hear me), so
sent it back and had it replaced with another from vodafone. Two days
ago the same thing happened but I took the battery out and then reassembled
it and its fine. As long as this does not keep happening then I am totally
chuffed with an excellent piece of kit. The camera rocks and I love
the music player. A quality device with a few bugs which will iron out
Reviewed by AJ from UK on 9th May 2007
This phone is good, but has alot of faluts, battery life is very poor,
speaker is not that good, very very slow. Keeps crashing, never finds
GPS, when you speak on the phone sometimes the other person can't here
Reviewed by Tim from England on 9th May 2007
Awful Phone. Build Quality Appauling, menus are too slow. The earpice
sound quality was poor and the slide function started to show signs
of wear after just 3 days. needless to say it went back to O2 the same
week it was delivered. Only thing i can say that is good about it is
that it looks nice.
Reviewed by Winston from UK on 9th May 2007
I think that this phone is a nice camera phone and it looks good, good
Reviewed by jay from uk on 9th May 2007
this fone is wonderful considering all the features! 3.5g!!! the response
time is great and you can save alot of battery life if you dont need
3.5 or 3g, you couldn;t do that on other fones!!! the numberboard is
fantastic and the menus are easy 2 use!!! The best thing about it that
it dosent crash, this fone is a winner!!! i can download a 2.3mb music
track in just 4.5 secs . the camera is top quality , exactly like dvd!!!!!!
the size is fine but at 120g , i could'nt beleive it!! i would just
like to say, that nokia have done the best job ever!!!
Reviewed by James from UK on 8th May 2007
I work for Orange and no that when ever i get a call on our faults line
2/3 of the calls are about faulty N-series handset i hate this phone
and hate having to diagnose another N95 as faulty. I no what phones
to go for and thats sony-ericson as i would personally say they are
the market leader it is certainly not Nokia they use to be a amazing
phone maker now i would be surprised if a phone of theres last longer
than 6 months. They need to sort themselves out. DO NOT BUY NOKIA unless
you like ringing up your phone operator to find out its faulty or worse
Nokia direct on there 09 cust services line...
Reviewed by Jo-Anne from England on 8th May 2007
Love the phone but the battery doesn't last long. I've been told to
turn off my 3G when i'm not using it to extend my battery life. Can
anyone advise me on how to do this...
Reviewed by bob from uk on 7th May 2007
no good at all.broke on first day.
Reviewed by Ahmet from Uk , London on 7th May
Just sold my N73 to help towards cost of the N95. Used for around a
week now & well happy with it. I like the quality of actual handset,
has a nice feel to it. Functions & menu easy to navigate through. Camera
is superb & have now swapped my music onto the phone & sound quality
is very good too.Since the year i have been on Nokia's & before that
was with SE's for the last 2 years as i like the music players on them,
i'm hoping the N95 will not let me down & 1st impressions are good.
I'm expecting some minor cliches as there is so much on the phone ,
but nothing major as yet.Loads of functions fitted into a real nice
size handset & a super large screen.
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 7th May 2007
Really really bad i hate it its really slow the only good thing is the
Reviewed by Roti from UK on 6th May 2007
this is the world's rubbishest phone, it crashes to to much
Reviewed by lethal H from england on 6th May 2007
top class beta den da rest
Reviewed by SEB from UK on 6th May 2007
i got it on 02 network but it got a software problem n i returned it
witin a week to my dealer
Reviewed by Chandan from India on 6th May 2007
camera is very good. overall feature is good
Reviewed by George from Kuwait on 6th May 2007
this is in response to sam, i think u r just one unluky man, because
all the odd things that could happen to any phone just happened to yours.
both the n95 and the n80 are outstanding phones, there are hardly any
faults with them(only fault with n80 was the wifi, which was then fixed
by a software update!)
Reviewed by Ann McRory from UK on 6th May 2007
I've only had my Nokia N95 for a few days, but I LOVE it! It's THE BEST
mobile i've ever had. I love all the features. I do think it can be
a bit slow when accessing the internet, but I think it's great to be
able to access "propper" websites rather than just WAP sites. I cam
keep up with all my favorite sites while I'm out and about. Not sure
about the GPRS mapping. A good idea if you're in a strange place & want
to find your way without buying an A-2-Z. An A-2-Z Might be cheaper
Reviewed by Simon from England on 5th May 2007
Another Nokia "triumph". The company talks a good phone but can't deliver.
I've been impressed with Sony Ericsson over the years as the phones
I've owned have done what's expected of them. The Nokias I've owned
have all been so buggy they can't be relied upon. Admittedly it's got
everything, soup to nuts, but if it doesn't work, it's no better than
an expensive paperweight! I'm going elsewhere, thanks!
Reviewed by scott from scotland on 4th May 2007
i just can belive it sat nav wi fi it even has a barcode scanner omg
that is amazing wt fone will u see wif dat its the best fone ever n
dats de bottom line cuse scot ses so
Reviewed by rajamanikam from tamilnadu india on
4th May 2007
bad buy..very slow...response time is too much.. not able to use gps..camera
Reviewed by Brian from Scotland on 3rd May 2007
I work for T-Mobile company and know what to expect from the new phones
on the market. This handset is amazing and anyone that says otherwise
have their expectations too high!!! it does everything you want.. it
might crash now and again but what do u want? you cant have the whole
media world crammed into such a small device and expect it work 100%
all of the time!! keep the faith, Nokia's got it spot on this time!!
Reviewed by Jareeullah Taha Zaman from UK on 2nd
such a slow phone (like all Nokia's)
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 1st May 2007
Why on earth I decided to give the n95 a go after haveing the n80 was
beyond me. But, I got it and had it a week and it went right back. Really
nice ideas behind the phone, just the finished product feels like a
friday afternoon jobby. Being picky, the screen had serveral dead pixels,
slide didnt feel to strong, but most of all, what is with the firmware
/ software? Lost track of how many times the phone failed / crashed.
Even failed to make calls or recive calls. Software downloaded wont
disply properly due to the screen res etc. Far too many errors and to
me, I think the N95 is going to go the same way the N80 went....
Reviewed by RAJINTHAN from UNITED KINGDOM on 1st
THSI IS COOL AND I REALLY LIKE IT. I BOUGHT THE PHONE FOR A HIGH PRICE
BUT IT WAS WORTH IT.
Reviewed by simon from wales on 1st May 2007
This phone is the daddy of all phones, what can i say had it yesterday
never regret it at all, truly amazing phone the camra quality is amazing
every thing is just so good 10/10
Reviewed by jack from UK on 30th Apr 2007
BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Finn from England on 30th Apr 2007
Brillant phone, not cheap but definantly worth it. The Camera is awesome,
the internet and sat nav are quality. Upgraded from the n70 and i'm
Reviewed by neil from ireland on 30th Apr 2007
Had it for 2 weeks and was stolen was getting it hard to use having
had a sony p990i Am used to stylus previous was imate so trying to get
away from freezing problems Camera fantastic Gps was in ukraine located
where i was but screen too small orint too small Lovely feel to it
Reviewed by Raja Khalil from Malaysia on 30th
My Mother Just own The Nokia N95 it the best Phone ever and one of the
best phone. My Mom Buy this Nokia N95 Because It has Everthing you need
. it has A HSDPA 3.5 and 3G ,A Built-in GPS navigation system , 5 megapixel
camera, WLAN , Great Jobs Nokia you Make one , the Beautiful Phone in
the World ??
Reviewed by B itchmore from US on 29th Apr 2007
It is alright but the buttons r 2 small which makes everything hard
so its not that good
Reviewed by vishal garg from india on 29th Apr
this phone is worst dont take .as it is a slider phone. when ever i
ringed by some one its slide open itself. i am surely going to return
this phone and take n80.
Reviewed by Sam from India on 28th Apr 2007
I'm using since 2 weeks. Camera clerity is good but its hanging bit....
overall good phone with good featured
Reviewed by NickJ from England on 28th Apr 2007
i have had two nokia n95 supplied and bothsent back. Many new handsets
have had problems. Mine supplied by o2. My phones would both intermitently
cut out the microphone not allowing callers to hear what i am saying.
They also switched themselves off and software glitches were frequent.
However i undrdstand that the firmware will be readily available for
update and at present with the trend of poor products form all major
phone companies this phone a[[ears tp be best of the bunch.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 27th Apr 2007
This phone was an upgrade from my LG Choclate its absolutly outstanding,
and im glad it is because im paying -£55- a month. Its also got a sat
nav. Love this phone.
Reviewed by Rob from England on 27th Apr 2007
Upgraded from N93 to N95 and a freind told me he sent his back as sometimes
when receiving a call the caller could not hear him unless he selected
loudspeaker. Lo amd behold two days later I have the same problem have
to restore factory settings to make it work again gets a bit annoying
now third time in three weeks. Hope it stops as I love the phone otherwise.
Reviewed by Mayowa from UK on 27th Apr 2007
i had dis fone for 3 weeks now,still okay,until it decided to play up.when
i slide it either way the keypad light doesn't come on.i really like
dis fone,its brilliant.Nokia better improve on their quality of fones,cos
am paying a lot of money for this fone and at the end of the day its
Reviewed by Alex from England on 26th Apr 2007
i was waiting two months for the n95 to be released, finally when it
did i went out and bought the phone online, but was disapointed with
the size of the phone itself. i had the n95 for a month and had to return
it because it kept on freezing and i had to take the battery out and
reboot the phone, this happened about 5 or 6 times, i got fed up. I
bought the phone because it had the maps build in, but i found i had
to down load the maps myself which put me off a bit because when i spent
this kind of money i except it to be really to go! The n95's battery
runs out pretty quickley and i was impressed, i know it has a large
screen, but i did use it that much. its not all bad though, the cameras
really good and the wireless connection it brill!!! I've got the e65
now which has'nt got the same features, but it alot more compare and
Reviewed by gert from netherlands on 26th Apr
Super! great phone
Reviewed by Tabani from United Kingdom on 26th
Marvellous! This phone is a farc cry from the fake imitations of MP3
players, Cameras and all fancy features. With this phone, you get what
it says it has. I am very pleased to be one of the people who has it.
I'm afraid i couldnt do it any justice if I started going on about the
benefits because there's so many. The only slightly bad thing is the
battery but like someone said, charge it up once every 2 days and you
are sorted! Want an Excellent phone and Device? Get the Nokia N95!
Reviewed by Cutchies-girl from N.Ireland on 25th
ive always loved nokia,in the last few years i have had a 6600 which
i loved at the time,then went to 6630,6680,n70..then changed to a terrible
motorola razr,it sounded like a tin,then tried the sony ericsson k750i,great
phone but the joystick went after 3 months. been waiting for the n95
for 8 months,for me personally,it was worth the wait. it has everything
i need and more.i got it 2 weeks ago on orange,up to now no problems
at all. i find it to be fast at start up,the ringtones are very loud,the
slide feels sturdy,every picture i have taken has looked great on my
computer,the video is very impressive,i connected it to my tv the other
day to test it,its full screen on the tv,i played snake and it worked
perfect,as did the videos. the themes you get are cool,i found a site
where i can make my own.i didnt get a memory card with mine so i cant
comment too much on the memory,i also find the battery ok,i fully charged
it when i got it then let it drain,charged it again,now its lasting
me 2-3 days before i need to charge,thats with me texting,calling,playing
games. the screen is very bright and clear.the quality of the video
playback in fullscreen is great. mine also didnt come with a case of
any kind so i bought a clear plastic hard case for it,i dont even notice
its on now and it keeps my phone scratch free. so..in my oppinion...
i will keep this phone til it dies,then go out and get another one.
when it comes to phones im hard to please,i have tried so many to find
THE one,and i found it.
Reviewed by John from England on 24th Apr 2007
This phone should be amazing. The camera is good, similar quality to
the Sony K800i. The GPS is very slow and frustating to load, taking
two hours to download the UK maps. Once loaded, the GPS works well.
The music player is OK but not up to Sony Walkman sound quality. The
radio suffers from poor reception, maybe its just mine as nobody else
has complained about radio reception quality. Battery life is poor but
simply charge it every night and problem solved. I'm sure the battery
manufacturers will solve this soon. As I said, this phone should be
amazing and maybe once the firmware is updated and and a more powerful
battery is available, it will be.
Reviewed by Shah from uk on 24th Apr 2007
ive had this phone for a week now, and if anything its been most electronic
gadgets fitted into one, very impressive phone, but it is jus that the
price is very demanding
Reviewed by Adam from England on 23rd Apr 2007
This phone COULD be awesome, IF everything worked properly. The camera
is amazing, nothing can compare to the N95. The sat nav is very frustrating,
can take up to 30 mins to get a signal, and to pay £40 for a years subscription
is naughty. I'm on my 3rd one now, in only 2 weeks. Right hand media
button keeps on tripping out, and have been told thats a common fault.
2-way slide is annoying if in your pocket as it always slips open. Battery
life also a big issue, as is the bulkiness of it. Other than that, pretty
Reviewed by Ash Choudhury from United Kingom on
23rd Apr 2007
I have to say its very impressive. the size feels good not to heavy
and not to light, just right. the slider feels good and solid and should'nt
open by itself in your pocke/bag. It has all the usual features a modern
phone should have plus GPS and a great 5mp camera. Overall best Nokia
Reviewed by Ross Flaherty from london, uk on 22nd
Having been due an upgrade for quite sometime now, and not liking any
phone thats out there, i decided to wait, and go for the n95. Now this
was a big change for me as i had been use SE for the last 4-5years .
but found their phones pretty boring of late. There are a few reasons
i went for the N95. 1. camera. its amazing, forget even puttin in same
class as k800i. thats like trying to compare lexus with ford. the zoom,
may not be the best, but evertying else is, video is crystal clear.
2. music player. this is also very good, maybe not as easy to use as
SE walkman phones, but once u get used to it, its very easy to find
your way around. 3. Looks. the phone slides both ways! can be annoying
in your pocket, as it sometimes opens, but i can live with that, u look
a flash git when using this phones, and does get people looking :) Down
sides, are battery life, this seems to be pretty poor, but hoping it
will get better, keys are a little on the small side, but i still find
it easy enough to use them, and im a big guy. overall it has to be 4
Reviewed by ShadyBoo from ossett on 22nd Apr 2007
hello i have had the nokia N95 for two weeks now. what can i say about
this phone what a great phone it does everything you could want from
a multimedia device only problem is battery life you have to charge
the phone every day if you use all the features. come on nokia bring
out an update so i can convert my dvd`s to play on my nokia N95
Reviewed by Geezer from UK on 22nd Apr 2007
ive gone from a nokia n73 to a Samsung e900 to this and all i can say
is 'Amazing'....! thats the only word i need to discribe it...everything
you want on a phone! BUY IT NOW!
Reviewed by 2pac azam from uk on 21st Apr 2007
this fone is really good. who cares about tha size i mean well it has
5 mpixels and a navigator so there had 2 be romm 4 it. u get me? i really
think this fone should be bought cos its just amzing. thank you for
ur time. peace up.
Reviewed by J Dixon from England on 20th Apr 2007
Neither myself of friend who is an I.T. manager could get the maps downloaded
onto the phone and as this is one of the main reasons I bought it I
am now unfortunately going to return the Nokie N95 back to the shop.
Reviewed by waseem from england on 20th Apr 2007
its relly good phone i have it i think this phone is worht its money
and i love it yo should relly buy its it the best phone nokia has made
I LOVE IT!!!
Reviewed by Adrian from UK on 20th Apr 2007
Had this phone a week and so far it has been very good. I have read
lots of reports of people having troubles, but this has not happened
to me. GPS works ok, but the real winner for me is the camera. I own
both the K800i and an N93 and in my opinion the N95 is better than both
of them. Good phone, lots to play with, good looks. Well done Nokia
Reviewed by Reina from Brunei Darussalam on 20th
diz phone is damn coolllll!!! its da bomb!! everything cn be find in
this phone. i reali like it since the 1st time i got it!! this phone
rockzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!! everyone buy this phone!! you wont regret it!
Reviewed by waqas azam from united kingdom on
19th Apr 2007
this fone is amazin people. 5 MEGA-PIXELS. un belevable really i mean
thats how much digital cameras have. gr8 memory aswel... the size is
well quiet big. but overall a amazing fone. well done nokia!
Reviewed by Victoria Wilding from England on 19th
It's certainly not a 'pick up & go' phone as the menu options take a
little getting used to if you're new to them (I had the 6230i before
this one) & to use features such as the camera you really do need to
refer to the manual to make sure you use the best settings for your
picture. Once you're used to it all though it becomes second nature.
The active standby mode is handy as it bypasses going through all the
menus to do something simple, like send a text message, & I like that
you can turn it off too so that you just have your wallpaper displayed,
with the power, signal bars & optional time & date put up at the top
of the screen above the wallpaper image. I haven't managed to turn of
my network's name though but it's up at the top of the screen instead
of being across the middle which is much better as, again, it doesn't
cover up the wallpaper. Also, the active standby mode has features that
are assigned as 'compulsory' by your network provider (or that's what
the manual says anyway) & I've not had the time to speak to them to
see if it can be turned off yet. Other good features are the shortcut
button to open the gallery & that the camera starts up just by opening
the shutter, as again this cuts out trawling through the menu. The fact
that the camera has a shutter over it too is also a fab idea as it prevents
the lens getting scratched when it's in your pocket/bag with your keys.
The 2nd camera on the front of the phone is also handy for taking pictures
of yourself but the quality seems pretty poor after getting used to
the quality you get from the main camera. The idea of having the music
player buttons under the other slidey part (can you tell I am not technically
minded? ! ) is a good idea too, but this has proven to be a little awkward
to use with just one hand, so you'd struggle to fiddle with it whilst
carrying your shopping home. Nokia, however, have got around that one
by having the remote for the headset which you can clip onto your clothes
so that all you have to do is prod the right button (which are also
a decent size). I have also found that the battery life was pretty poor
to begin with but after you've run it down & charged it again a couple
of times it definitely gets better. I was initially concerned that the
fact that it's a slide phone could mean that it was a bit flimsy &,
from experience with other slide phones, it might wear down the keys
over time. These concerns have been laid to rest though as it is robust
enough to support itself when slid either way, & there is plenty of
clearance so it doesn't touch the keys at all. The back cover is a bit
awkward to get off because when you push it, the phone panel wants to
slide open (I don't mean the panel you're trying to get off, but the
only other word I can think of is 'fascia' but I know that's wrong too!
). I've found that the best technique for this is to hold it in one
hand with your fingers wrapped around holding the sides firmly, & your
index finger across the bottom to stop it from moving, push the panel
with the thumb of the same hand, & use the nail of the thumb of your
free hand to push the silver 'release' button down whilst pushing it
off. Overall I'd say that, yes it take a bit of getting used to, but
it's well worth it as once you're over that initial phase it is very
good at what it's designed for &, lets face it, it's built for pretty
Reviewed by jol from uk on 19th Apr 2007
recieved my phone today and have to say its very impressive. the size
feels good not to heavy and not to light, just right. the slider feels
good and solid and should'nt open by itself in your pocke/bag. it has
all the usual features a modern phone should have + gps and a very good
camera. all i all a top phone.
Reviewed by Will from UK on 19th Apr 2007
I don't own this phone however i've been on the phone recently to various
sales people and was deciding whether to get the LG prada or the N95
all the people i've spoken to told me to get the prada (which costs
less) phones4u orange carphone warehouse etc. I'm not going to deny
they are poles appart on features however the battery life on the N95
is extremely poor, 24hrs standby and i was told on the phone by a kind
person from orange that if you had the bluetooth turned on and in operation
you can literally see the battery life going down!!! Furtheremore to
get the correct out of town maps you have to spend a further 45 quid!!!!
However as sat nav is usually plugged into your car cigarette lighter
anyway the battery life isn't an issue until you use the phone for any
other applications. I appreciate people get mad when people discuss
phones they don't own however i thought if you are deciding whether
to get the phone or not i thought my experience with the sellers would
be helpful. Basically if you want a phone with features its loaded theres
no phone like it but the HOPELESS (i cant stress it enough) battery
life is not good. If you dont mind plugging your fone in its great for
you otherwise its hopeless. The extra 45 quid for the right sat nav
maps is also an issue. Hope This Helps Oh My Prada Is Fantastic i've
got used to the touch screen now and its great!! Will
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 19th Apr 2007
I originally upgraded my old samsung E900 for a SE P990i. Then a day
later the N95 was released (I wasn't up on the phones du to be released!).
Needless to say I sent the P990 back and opted for the N95. I had a
Nokia 7650 when they were first released and I think that was that last
time Nokia released such a benchmark of a phone. There have been some
hyped up releases between then and now but this phone is the first to
match the number of new innovations in one hit. I've had no system crashes
or lock ups yet but it is early days. The GPS is a bet slow to locate
but it is useable as are the maps. The WiFi is great, I use it mainly
to download emails when passing a Wifi hotspot. I'm not a 3G customer
so I can't comment on the video calling or HSDPA but I don't need these
as I use the WiFi or connect to my laptop to tranfer anythign of great
size. That camera is really good, good enough for a phone anyway which
really isn't it's primary function. So far so good...
Reviewed by Mark from England on 19th Apr 2007
Had the phone 1 week now and am generally very pleased, certainly better
than the K800i. Camera is brilliant and connectivity is really good.
No problems with the software and is muck quicker than the n70.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie from Uk on 19th Apr 2007
As a die hard Sony Ericsson fan Nokia I had not planned to change my
manufacturer but as my wonderful W900i began to fade I decided to upgrade.
Initially I tried the 950i but due to software problems the N95 managed
to get a look in So how does it rate? Looks: Maximum points. That huge
shiny screen gets you drooling straight away, the phone seems to murmur
touch me I'm yours, & the slide feature is firm clicking into place
in a very satisfactory manner. It oozes class What does it do? Well,
in a word everything! Camera and video are superb, there’s a life
blog handy for organising all your media by date. The music mode is
good but needs a little tweaking to match current music dedicated mobiles
available. Not in the same class as an mp3 player but for an all in
one good enough. Most irritations are minor apart from one huge glaring
one. Supplied earphones are rubbish and the wired remote feels cheap
and tacky. The sat nav takes an age to download and an expensive option
as you have to be connected to the net to get full directions. Better
for use when lost on foot; Don’t throw out the Tom Tom just yet
or you will be scrabbling in the bushes to find it. It has a jack so
you can attach proper headphones yay! But irritatingly it’s on
the side of the unit preventing you slipping it easily into your pocket.
The call log does not show which number a person has used to call you.
Very annoying when managing calls from people with more than one number
and you cannot charge the phone via the computer. The keys are a little
small and set too low to make texting easy, and the internet key is
maddeningly accessible every time I touch the phone it seems I end up
on line, fortunately the keys can be reprogrammed But the real deal
breaker as far as I’m concerned is the battery. Truly appalling!
My usage is generally pretty light but even using the device just as
a phone leaves the battery struggling to make it through the day. The
charger is permanently in my handbag, which I suspect they knew may
be the case as they have made it handily small and light. This means
real problems using it as your main device, but somehow you just can’t
help loving it.
Reviewed by mark from england on 18th Apr 2007
i have just recieved this phone and i love it, i have to get my step
son to do it all for me though but it is definately 5 stars
Reviewed by chigwellian from Essex on 18th Apr
I upgraded to the N95 a week ago from the 6280 and to be honest i am
desperatly trying to like this phone, but i just cant! faults include
slow operating system and then crashing (by the way- you can forget
about copying ALL your favourite songs to the 1 gig memory card- anything
over 500Mb and the phone just does not work). As far as the GPS is concerned-
unless you are easily please, you will need to either shell out £49
for the full version (annual subscription fee) or wait for your network
provider to catch up and offer it as part of your gprs package (I am
told O2 are aldready considering this). To be perfectly honest, I would
recommend that if you are not interested in GPS and you own a digital
camera, then definetly go for the 6280.
Reviewed by Gloster from United Kindom, Peterborough
on 18th Apr 2007
Ok so as you all know (previous nokia symbian users) Your bound to find
bugs and yeah im already on my 3rd N95 since the lanuch. 1st one kept
restarting during gps and web access, the 2nd kept crashing and was
freezing during certain apps.......argh! My 3rd one arrived yeaterday
and fingers crossed it works like a dream...whoo hoo:-) The phone itself
is superb and I can honeslty say i am not dissapointed at all. It seems
quicker to use than the N70 or N73 but thats just my opinion. So far
I think this phone is the muts nuts and Firmly believe if you get a
working one with no bugs.....hold on to it as you will not be dissapointed.
Reviewed by Sam Osgood from UK on 18th Apr 2007
This is quite a good phone. The best faeture in this i would say is
the Camera. Apart from that, the Sat Nav, etc aren't very good. For
size, it is OK, but too thick.
Reviewed by Mary Claire from India on 18th Apr
Just bought it yesterday. It's too early to comment on it now but as
of now, am truly excited with it's 5megapixels camera and it's visual
radio which is extremely user friendly and manually tuning it...my daughter
of 9yrs could do it! The look is great, sophisticated and yet, not as
bulky as i expected. I love the screen size and it's amazing features,
especially the barcode cracker is fun to use. It's a good phone for
those who hate carrying an mp3 player, a good camera and a cellphone
but can't do without them..all in one!I'm too thrilled to comment on
it further..let's see in a month's time..
Reviewed by Stuart from uk on 18th Apr 2007
good enough phone but battery life is very poor, Returned it to orange!!!
Reviewed by Rehan from India on 17th Apr 2007
n95 is a wonderful phone if u got da money its the best to buy .. hv
a gr8 life wid n95 .. this fone will b one of those most wanted fones
for many many years to come .. cheers (Aktar buy dis fone ***)
Reviewed by Snortmaiden from UK on 17th Apr 2007
I hate Nokias as a rule, but oh my god this phone is amazing, forget
the fact its a N series so will crash and need loads of software updates,
the camera is mint as is the sat nav, cant believe ive been won over
by a Nokia !
Reviewed by Mark (archie's pal) from NW England, UK on
17th Apr 2007
I got my N95 early last week and wasn't sure about it at first. But
after using it for over a week now, I love it! The screens great, sound
quality is amazing and the map feature is brilliant, but beware, you
do have to pay for the voice navigation. The phones main camera is an
impressive 5 megapixel and uses a Carl Zeiss lens. I have only used
it a few times but the photos seem really good quality. There's also
a camera on the front of the phone for video calls. The video recording
capabilities of the phone is the best I've seen on a mobile and quality
is amazing, sound quality is also nice and clear. My phone shipped with
a 1gb mini sd card from o2 but apparently not all networks include a
memory card bundled with the phone. The one problem with this phone,
and it is a BIG problem, is it's battery life. If you take the phone
off charge in the morning and are using the applications on the phone
moderately during the day, it's unlikely the phone will still be alive
at bedtime . This phone is definitely the best on the market, and if
it wasn't for the terrible battery life, I would have given this phone
Reviewed by CustersLastStand from UK on 17th Apr
Have just got one of these beauties meself. On 1st impression it seems
quite lightweight but once you get inside you see how many features
it has going on. The camera is superb and the music player gives excellent
quality and volume. The only thing i would change is the slider which
feels a bit plasticy compared to the rest of the phone but that's just
nitpicking. An excellent phone that will please gadgeters everywhere.
Reviewed by Paul K from U.K. on 17th Apr 2007
Overall very impressed with build quality and its features leave very
little to be added to. That said the sat nav is very much a 'cut down'
version lacking features of other systems and sometimes either spends
a long time or simply gives up on calculating routes. I also experienced
a loss of the navigation license soon after parting with £70+ for it
leaving me with no navigation facility. It is only when you experience
this kind of issue you discover just how difficult Nokia are to communicate
with (2 emails thus far and no response).All in all though I have to
say I love the phone!!
Reviewed by nabzzz from pakistan on 17th Apr 2007
fastest symbian in n series,really delivers wat it says.top notch voice
reception,best web surfing experience.good cam,excellent screen resolution.handy
and great looks.soft slide unlike n80 and great key pad.best example
of convergence device.strong multimedia features,super sounding speakers,great
3d games.best mobile on the market.
Reviewed by Wayne Harris from United Kingdom on
17th Apr 2007
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dont know where to start with this! i am now on my 3rd Nokia N95 from
the 02 Network, i have an Online Tariff, the first 2 handsets i had
were faulty, wobbly sliders, also had a high pitch whining sound coming
from the earpiece, very poor workmanship indeed! so i thought "oh well"
3rd time lucky, so far things have been ok with this one until this
morning on the way to Gatwick airport when the phone just restarted
without me touching it!! battery life is appauling.. i have 3 spare
batteries, so this dont bother me that much. the sat nav is pretty good,
but dont sell your Tom Tom! no way as good! the digital camera is quite
good, video recording is also good... overall, its not bad, packed with
features, but like all Nokias plagued with problems until new firmware
sorts it out, im deciding on whether to send this one back and get another
or just give up! the restarting thing has annoyed me, come on Nokia
sort it out!