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The Nokia N95

27.03.2008 (09.02.2008)

Excellent services

Large in size

Recommendable Yes:

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Battery talktimeGood

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The beginning:

I bought the nokia N95 when it came newly on the market. It was brought through a contract with o2 after I closed my sim only contract where I payed £25 a month (I think). o2 rang me and asked me if I wanted an upgrade and truthfully I was looking to buy a new phone as I originally had a nokia 6600, which as you may well know is nearly the size of a brick (although the nokia n95 isn't really any smaller). Anyway the o2 supervisor asked me which type of contract I wanted which got sorted but I wanted the 'newest phone out' which at that time was the nokia N95. When the o2 supervisor mentioned it had a navigation system, I thought 'I'll have that please' so agreed to buy it on contract. I didn't know which colours they had and which colour I was going to get but I came to have the plum colour one, which I preferred in comparison to the 'brownie' coloured one. I have much more memory space in this phone and a great video recording time length. I can also save much more messages on this phone and do loads more now than I could do with my nokia 6600 (which I will explain later). I am really happy that I have bought this phone as it is one good decision I have made in my life. it is so handy and you can practically do anything from finding out how to get somewhere, checking your emails or video calling etc etc etc. the phone itself is very strong (as all nokia phones are) as I have found that although it is a slide phone I have dropped it a couple of times and apart from minor scratches it is perfectly fine. I know I will go a long way with it.

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The phone itself is very stylish slide phone. Although arguably large in size, it is worth it in regards to the features and services it provides. There are buttons and fidgety things on every side of the phone which means the phone itself is used productively. The main buttons are stylish and sliver in colour on a silver background. Also the number buttons are large in width which makes them easy to use when dialling numbers or for texting purposes. On the back the camera has a close/open lens cover, which is easy to use as it has its own grip. This protects the lens and provides the function to take your own photos or just use the front camera as a mirror. (highly useful).

When I first messed around with the phone I was really fascinated with the diverse services available for me to use. Although the navigation system was what persuaded me to buy it, I don't really use the service often. Apart from that I find every service that I do use to be much more comfortable and easy to explore than my Nokia 6600 and any other phone I have knowledge about. As the famous camera has 5-mega pixel, I know that the photo quality is beyond impressive. The editing service on the camera allows for the image to be cropped, clip art to be added, frames etc. A really good feature to lighten up pictures. Also the print out is really good of the photos - digital camera results!!

Furthermore the messaging service is easy to use especially due to the way I can click my fingers on the buttons. The navigation system can be easily used with buttons arrowed up/down/left and right, placed in the middle of the phone. The snake game, which I go on regularly, is very much addictive and enjoyable. It s well worth it if you are a game lover. There is much more animation to the snake game than any other nokia snake game I have played.

The contacts list is smart to use as even though you have a name and a surname, when you search e.g. 'f', the results will come up with all names AND surnames beginning with 'f', which is fab especially when you cant remember how you stored a certain persons number. The call waiting service is highly useful as the mobile bleeps when another person is calling AND shows who the other caller is (if stored in the contacts obviously). Another feature which makes me entirely dependent on this phone. The video quality is superb allowing high lengths of videos (approximately half an hour each video) class for making videos of short clips in life.

There is a massive amount of memory store with a 5GB memory card. This means plenty of audio and video can be stored without a worry of loosing out on empty space. the voice quality is good for those who love watching videos or listening to music etc as the voice comes out crisp clear. The volume has the ability to be very high as well for those who require loud alarms to wake them up, or a boost of music to freshen them up.


I could go on describing the fascinations of this phone and I wouldn't be finished therefore just a touch on some of the disadvantages I experienced. Sometimes the phone decided to go off with no particular reason which was highly inconvenient especially when you are expecting a call and wondering why your phone hasn't rang. Also the phone can suddenly jam if pressure applied e.g. through throwing on the sofa etc. Furthermore I am experiencing problems with a button on the side of my phone, not sure whether self inflicted or the button decided to retire so a big problem there (although on the bright side there is another navigation button I can use which replaces the one that isn't working).

Another issue with the mobile is the limited battery life. I don't know the reason why the battery isn't long lasting but I know that it isn't. For me that is a real pain but if you make sure you keep up with the charging e.g. every evening for an hour, you shouldn't be walking around with a flat battery for most of the times you are out an about - a good advice especially for those who need their mobile day in day out. For some reason the charging takes up to an hour and the battery is full but the lasting part of the battery is the issue, nevertheless it can be solved by correct actions according to the battery power.


And finally apart from that I feel I have said enough to tickle your toes into buying the N95 because I seriously am very attached to mine. There are hundreds of uses I have out of a small technological device I have. I am very happy with this purchase and would persuade others who are looking for a phone with many services to just stick with an N95. That's because the price now is reducing from £499 to approximately in the £300 bracket therefore well worth its price too.
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monarahman 09.01.2009 19:57

why is it big review.

manlybeach 27.03.2008 17:29

very useful review thank you x

ChemicalRomance 27.03.2008 16:49

Ive had so many problems with my nokia im beginning not to trust them! Though your lucky if you can keep yours working! Good review Laura xXx

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