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The Nokia N95 is Nokia's flagship smartphone in their Nseries, and is a direct competitor to the Apple iPhone.

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Integrated GPS and mapping

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Wi-Fi connectivity

16 agree

High quality 5 mpx camera for photos and 30 fps video

15 agree

Great multimedia capabilities

9 agree

Standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can use any headphones.

8 agree

Supports 3G networks as of Aug. 2007

8 agree

Decent talk-time battery life (~8 hrs)

7 agree

Supports the use of 3rd Party GPS software

7 agree

Available in North America as of March 2008

6 agree

Loud and clear speaker with stereo widening capability(music runs left and right)

2 agree

full multitasking with task manager in Symbian S60 v3

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Expensive (~$700)

12 agree

Lackluster alphanumeric keypad (non-QWERTY)

8 agree

Poor standby battery life (~1 day before requiring charge)

5 agree

Extremely slow GUI

3 agree

poor memory

2 agree

High-pitched interference when listening to audio using wired headphones.

2 agree

needs separate charger & proprietary charger plug (should do this over USB!)

2 agree

the battery cover is easily broken

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Poor memory management

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No support for 3G networks

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The Nokia N95 is Nokia's flagship smartphone in their Nseries, and is a direct competitor to the Apple iPhone. According to Nokia, the N95 is "an all-in-one multimedia computer." It features an non-QWERTY alphanumeric keypad and belongs to the same family as the QWERTY version Nokia N800. The Nokia N95 runs on a Symbian S60 3rd Edition O/S  that includes a web browser, email client, multimedia capabilities (photo/video/music), and GPS mapping. It features a 2.6" or 2.8" display (depending on version), integrated GPS, and a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss digital camera. It is packaged in a slick slider design, with the numeric keys sliding out from one end and the multimedia controls from the other. Originally released in Europe and Asia, as of early March 2008 it is now for sale in the United States and Canada online or from Nokia's flagship stores. Nokia has released a similar model to the N95, except with 8G of built in memory: Nokia N95 8G.

  • form factor: two-way slider
  • 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens
  • O/S: Symbian OS v9.2, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
  • Screen: TFT Matrix, diagonal 2.6" or 2.8", 16 million colours, 240x320 pixels
  • CPU: 2 x Texas Instruments OMAP 2420 @ 332 MHz
  • RAM: 64 MB or 128 MB (depends on version)
  • Flash Memory: 128 MB or 8 GB
  • USB 2.0
  • Battery: BL-5F (950 mAh)
  • Talk time: up to 160 min (WCDMA), up to 240 min (GSM)
  • Standby time: up to 215 hours
  • Europe: 2100 MHz, North America: 850/1900 MHz 3G
  • WiFi enabled, 802.11 b/g

The 2.6-inch QVGA TFT screen can reproduce up to 16 million colors at a 320x240 pixel resolution. Video is recorded at an impressive 640 x 480 resolution at a 30 fps and can be displayed on your TV with its included TV-out cable. In terms of connectivity, the N95 features quad-band GSM, EDGE/GPRS data on its GSM bands, and high-speed HSDPA data on the UMTS band. It also support 802.11b/g  WiFi connectivity for a much improved browsing experience over the much slower EDGE and GPRS. The tested talk-time battery life is a fairly impressive 8 hours, but according to CNET's standby battery test, you can expect to have to recharge after only a day.

  • N95 - original version with 64 MB RAM and 128 MB Flash memory (European/Asia), March 2007
  • N95 8GB (N95-2) - 128 MB RAM, 2.8" TFT, 8 GB Flash memory, black faceplate (Europe/Asia), August 29, 2007
  • N95 NAM (N95-3) - North American (NAM) version of the N95 supporting 850/1900 MHz W-CDMA and 3G networks designed to support AT&T mobility, August 29, 2007
  • N95 8GB NAM (N95-4) - the 8GB NAM version of the N95-2, January 7, 2008
Release Information

The Nokia N95 was first made available in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in March 2007 for around $700. It is now available for sale in the United States and Canada online from Nokia priced at $779 or at one of Nokia's flagship stores in New York, NY or Chicago, IL for $799 as of March 6th, 2008 (approximate date).

Post Review
11/15/2010 01:28

I think this is an excellent phone but certainly not as good as the iPhone. Just like most Nokia phones, the N95 is available unlocked only and hence it is very costly at $779.

02/26/2008 08:55

I've had this phone for a year and I hate it more than any phone I've ever owned. It's so unresponsive in use.

11/21/2007 05:43

I may be biased tword Symbian, but this Device looks very nice. One of the things I like most about it is third party application support (which the iPhone utterly fails at currently).

You can hook up your Slingbox setup, or use ControlFreak to manage WinAmp over bluetooth, or use WirelessIRC for IRC+Twitter on the go. Add Python, native binary and PHP+MySQL web server support and you have an amazing development platform.

I can see this taking off much more than the iPhone in application driven environments, stock traders who need to keep on top of the market and do everything they would do at their desk when in the loo, sales people in large firms who need to keep track off all their contacts, records, invoices, &c. when on the road, Project managers who want to keep abreast of SVN commit comments for their teams... the list goes on.

Oh, and it's fantastic for gadget nuts (like me) too. Sure you have to charge it every day, but I've been charging my phone every night since my N-Gage. It does have 3G too, N95-1 for Europe and N95-3 for North America.

07/12/2007 04:53

I started a N95 community, if your going to get one please check it out and let me know what you think.

10/06/2006 04:58

This is the altimate nerd accessory.

10/06/2006 04:22

This thing looks pretty tight but i would be all over this thing if it was a pda because ive never had one and i think they would rock.

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