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Nokia N95 review

7.9/10 AVG.
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7.9/10
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The Nokia N95 currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 637 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
332 MHz
Screen Size
2.6"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

The N95 is one of the most feature-packed phones money can buy. Its biggest asset is a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics for taking the sharpest, most vivid pics you'll get from a phone (though autofocus is quite slow). Also notable is the Transformer-esque two-way slider design — a ke...

- Evan Shamoon, Wired
Wired

 Nobody was more psyched about the N95 than I was. After all, this was to be the phone to end all phones: A 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and Zeiss optics, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, a swank dual-direction slide, and friggin' GPS! Then I finally got one, waved bon voyage to the old Joe Brown and set of...

- Joe Brown, Wired
GSMArena

Till today I have never had the courage to name any phone like the best one on the market with clear conscience. But Nokia N95 does deserve this label. It has no adequate competitors on the current mobile market: it is extremely rich in functions, has a comfortable and detailed user interface with p...

- David Polesný, GSMArena
TrustedReviews

The N95 is certainly packed with features, but more isn’t necessarily better. The phone is large, its software seemed to run a bit slow at times, the build quality is not that good, battery life is poor and the GPS antenna was not as efficient as some. On contract it might be attractive, but S...

- Sandra Vogel , TrustedReviews
Cnet

The hardware feels a bit cheap, and the sliding mechanism could be more secure. It's also very expensive.

- Bonnie Cha, Cnet


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Common Questions


Nokia released the N95 on February 26, 2007.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia N95 user manual here.


Nokia backs up the N95 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your N95 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
2.6"

The Nokia N95's screen size is 2.6 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
332 MHz

There is a ARM 11 332 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
160 MB

Internal memory is 160 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Nokia N95 Specs

Overview
Release date February 26, 2007
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor ARM 11 332 MHz
Internal Storage 160 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Brown with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.3 x 2.1 cm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.8 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
20x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Features: Universal Plug and Play option, Visual Radio, camera is powered by Carl Zeiss optics and Tessar lens, Voice over Internet Protocol support
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Wired

One of the most feature-packed phones money can buy

from Wired

The N95 is one of the most feature-packed phones money can buy. Its biggest asset is a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics for taking the sharpest, most vivid pics you'll get from a phone (though autofocus is quite slow). Also notable is the Transformer-esque two-way slider design — a keypad glides out of the bottom, and music controls slip out the top — for switching between phone and media player (and for making you feel like Morpheus)...

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The N95 is one of the most feature-packed phones money can buy. Its biggest asset is a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics for taking the sharpest, most vivid pics you'll get from a phone (though autofocus is quite slow). Also notable is the Transformer-esque two-way slider design — a keypad glides out of the bottom, and music controls slip out the top — for switching between phone and media player (and for making you feel like Morpheus).

WIRED: Huge 2.6-inch screen. Records 30-fps video. Extras galore: 3.5-mm headphone jack, TV output connector, infrared port, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, and 1-GB memory card.

TIRED: Fattest in this bunch (0.8 inch). Lags when you open media player. Standby mode saps battery charge. And you thought the first iPhones were expensive?

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Wired

It doesn't quite measure up to all the fuss

from Wired

 Nobody was more psyched about the N95 than I was. After all, this was to be the phone to end all phones: A 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and Zeiss optics, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, a swank dual-direction slide, and friggin' GPS! Then I finally got one, waved bon voyage to the old Joe Brown and set off to become Convergence Man, armed with the power of the ultimate megagadget. Ten days later I am still old Joe Brown. Convergence Man got his ass kicked by reality: the phone has HSDPA, but not if you live in the US. The camera is Phat City, but its shutter lag is almost long enough for the subject to rush out of frame, grab a pizza, slip back in and resume his pose. The GPS works great—if there are no buildings around, and, despite a beefed-up processor, the Symbian S60 operating system is slower than a tar-footed giant sloth on a hot sidewalk. Don't get me wrong: the N95 is the best phone I've ever had. It just doesn't quite measure up to all the fuss...

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 Nobody was more psyched about the N95 than I was. After all, this was to be the phone to end all phones: A 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and Zeiss optics, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, a swank dual-direction slide, and friggin' GPS! Then I finally got one, waved bon voyage to the old Joe Brown and set off to become Convergence Man, armed with the power of the ultimate megagadget. Ten days later I am still old Joe Brown. Convergence Man got his ass kicked by reality: the phone has HSDPA, but not if you live in the US. The camera is Phat City, but its shutter lag is almost long enough for the subject to rush out of frame, grab a pizza, slip back in and resume his pose. The GPS works great—if there are no buildings around, and, despite a beefed-up processor, the Symbian S60 operating system is slower than a tar-footed giant sloth on a hot sidewalk. Don't get me wrong: the N95 is the best phone I've ever had. It just doesn't quite measure up to all the fuss.

WIRED Surprisingly lightweight. Ability to rotate screen orientation makes small-screen Web browsing much less annoying. Comes with a 2-gig micro SD card. Hard buttons for media player, camera, and gallery free up soft-key shortcuts. 3.5-milimeter-headphone jack. Stereo speakers blast the G'NR, baby!

TIRED Photos slightly grainy at full-res. Dual slide means that, regardless of the way you position it in your pocket, random numbers regularly get dialed by accident. Insufficient memory to support multiple applications or complicated websites (like, for example, cnn.com.) We couldn't get a GPS signal after standing on a NYC street corner for 15 minutes. Turn-by-turn navigation costs $10 a month!

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GSMArena

Among first mobiles to have a built-in camera with a 5 megapixel resolution

from GSMArena

Till today I have never had the courage to name any phone like the best one on the market with clear conscience. But Nokia N95 does deserve this label. It has no adequate competitors on the current mobile market: it is extremely rich in functions, has a comfortable and detailed user interface with plenty of settings, and on the top of it, it is a relatively light and compact...

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Till today I have never had the courage to name any phone like the best one on the market with clear conscience. But Nokia N95 does deserve this label. It has no adequate competitors on the current mobile market: it is extremely rich in functions, has a comfortable and detailed user interface with plenty of settings, and on the top of it, it is a relatively light and compact.

The most notable drawback of Nokia N95 is its battery life. It will require daily doses of power, unless you limit its usage to occasional calls and messages, deactivate 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS, and play no videos. In this case you may happen to postpone charging by a couple of days, but is such use worth the purchase of a phone like Nokia N95? The answer is no. Of course, battery life is an individual matter and depends on many factors. Nevertheless we can assure you that during our intensive tests we had no other option but to charge the device sometimes even twice a day.

The first batch of Nokia N95 hit the market at a high price. Even so it was immediately sold out. The main delivery whose price is said to be a bit lower is being expected at the end of April. Anyway, the price remains rather high, perhaps due to the strong customer demand. Nokia N95 may be very expensive, but it also offers a lot and thus keeps attracting numerous prospective buyers. In this sequence of thoughts it is quite probable that in a few months, when the initial ecstasy falls off, the price of the phone will also fall down a bit. Be prepared, however, that drops in price will hardly be significant as Nokia N95 will continue to be the best phone in the world for a while and will thus manage to easily maintain its price.

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TrustedReviews

The N95 is certainly packed with features, but more isn’t necessarily better

from TrustedReviews

The N95 is certainly packed with features, but more isn’t necessarily better. The phone is large, its software seemed to run a bit slow at times, the build quality is not that good, battery life is poor and the GPS antenna was not as efficient as some. On contract it might be attractive, but SIM free it’s vastly overpriced.

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The N95 is certainly packed with features, but more isn’t necessarily better. The phone is large, its software seemed to run a bit slow at times, the build quality is not that good, battery life is poor and the GPS antenna was not as efficient as some. On contract it might be attractive, but SIM free it’s vastly overpriced.

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Cnet

The Nokia N95 is one of the most feature-packed smart phones to date

from Cnet

The Nokia N95 cell phone boasts a 5-megapixel camera that produces good-quality photos and videos. It comes with advanced multimedia capabilities and has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Symbian smart phone also features integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and an innovative two-way slider design. Th...More

The Nokia N95 cell phone boasts a 5-megapixel camera that produces good-quality photos and videos. It comes with advanced multimedia capabilities and has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Symbian smart phone also features integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and an innovative two-way slider design. The N95 lacks support for U.S. 3G networks; standby battery life is poor; and performance is somewhat sluggish. The hardware feels a bit cheap, and the sliding mechanism could be more secure. Its also very expensive. With a 5-megapixel camera, advanced multimedia capabilities, and GPS, theres no doubt that the Nokia N95 is one of the most feature-packed smart phones to date, but poor battery life and sluggish performance make it hard to justify the high price tag.

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MobileBurn

Multimedia capabilities are almost legendary at this point

from MobileBurn

Let's ignore the N95's abysmal battery life for a moment and talk about the positives. And by positives, I mean virtually every aspect of the N95. The N95 has a beautiful physical design that is rock solid in construction. The alphanumeric keypad might not be the best on the planet, but it is still quite usable. The rest of the keys and controls that adorn the device are top notch. The massive QVGA display is also worthy of praise, and the way it reorients itself depending on how the user positions the N95's slider mechanism is wonderful...

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Let's ignore the N95's abysmal battery life for a moment and talk about the positives. And by positives, I mean virtually every aspect of the N95. The N95 has a beautiful physical design that is rock solid in construction. The alphanumeric keypad might not be the best on the planet, but it is still quite usable. The rest of the keys and controls that adorn the device are top notch. The massive QVGA display is also worthy of praise, and the way it reorients itself depending on how the user positions the N95's slider mechanism is wonderful.

In terms of software, the N95 once again comes up tops. The version of the Nokia S60 user interface on the N95 is very mature, and very easy to use as far as smartphone platforms go. There is a wide variety of applications that run on it, and a decent selection of such are pre-loaded in the device or made freely available from the Download application.

The N95's multimedia capabilities are almost legendary at this point. Its 5 megapixel autofocus camera captures lovely still photos as well as high-res 30fps video clips that can be displayed directly on a television. The music player application is very fully featured and is compatible with most major music file formats. The picture and video gallery is quick and very easy to use. Thanks to a dedicated button that is located next to the camera shutter button, it is also very convenient.

But the reality of the situation is that the N95 is a brilliantly conceived mobile phone that is nearly crippled by its battery life. A device such as this begs to be used, but the battery is not even remotely close to being up to the task. If it weren't for the fact that the N95 does almost everything not only well, but superbly, the battery life would be an instant deal breaker. But due to its near other-worldly capabilities, I feel it deserves some leeway, and as such I still give it a "Recommended" rating. If the battery issue didn't exist, I would probably have considered the N95 to be the best non-QWERTY smart phone ever developed to date.

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User Reviews


Yahoo

N95 Silver

from Yahoo
Pro: EASY TO USE Con: DONT HAVE SHRINK FOR PICTURES LIKE N73 VERY GOOD CELLPHONE
Yahoo

N95 The most I like

from Yahoo
Pro: All in one Con: Batery All in one mobile phone, easy to use, and easy to install applications with Symbian OS.
Pricegrabber

at the beginig it was missing the memory card. but...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: fast deliver Weaknesses: contact email Using experience: 6 Days at the beginig it was missing the memory card. but i contact the seller and everything was resolved. he sended another one by mail. any way i liked the way he gave all the atention.

did not survive 6 months

Mine didn't last 6 months. Wi-fi was great, gps was a waste of time, taking 20-30 minutes to lock onto position at times. Having a camera on the back may sound good, but in practice it was always getting in the way. Slide the phone in your pocket and the shutter would open on the camera and put in in c...More
Mine didn't last 6 months. Wi-fi was great, gps was a waste of time, taking 20-30 minutes to lock onto position at times. Having a camera on the back may sound good, but in practice it was always getting in the way. Slide the phone in your pocket and the shutter would open on the camera and put in in camera mode. I would suggest loosing the camera, or making the casing a little thicker so the lens sits flush, not poking out and having a cover slide over the entire lens, not just the eye. After 6 months LCD display broke, and phone no longer can be used. Less
eBay

N95 - its great

from eBay
Great camera - easy to use - a little bulky for some - i bought a big memroy card for it too. Haen't sussed how to upload dvds yet - but it can be done. All good - and will have a good resale value when you change it for something else in the future.
eBay

Excellent e-bayer

from eBay
Product was just as advertised. Shipping was prompt. Came in the original box and all the original accessories. Phone works great and looks new. Excellent e-bayer.
eBay

NOKIA N95 MOBILE

from eBay
Great phone. Does everything. Unfortunately mine has been customised by T-Mobile which is a nuisance and I can't seem to get rid of it yet.
eBay

very good phone

from eBay
i love it cause i bought it for my husband and thats what he want since it came out i got it at a good price as well it has every thing on the phone that you need and more
eBay

Nokia N95

from eBay
Good phone. A little awkward when doing simple functions like calling and texting. But excellent for pics and music. The extra memeory function is required to accomodate all the extra functions.
eBay

Nokia N95

from eBay
Nice mobile phone with so many useful features though the internal memory is quite limited (less than 1GB).

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