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  1. #1
    Juergen Marciniak
    Guest
    Hello,

    I gonna get the N95 shortly.

    Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?

    Thx JM






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  2. #2
    Simon Templar
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    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    Juergen Marciniak wrote:
    > I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >
    > Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    > Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?


    A friend of mine recently purchased a Nokia N95, although he hasn't put
    any applications on it yet he is very happy with it so far.

    The photo quality is very impressive and he said the TV out feature is
    really cool because he watch the phone display on his TV and listen to
    media through his home stereo system.


    --
    The views I present are that of my own and NOT of any organisation I may
    belong to.

    73 de Simon, VK3XEM.
    <http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/client_search.client_lookup?pCLIENT_NO=157452>



  3. #3
    Hrvoje
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?


    "Simon Templar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Juergen Marciniak wrote:
    >> I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >>
    >> Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    >> Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?

    >
    > A friend of mine recently purchased a Nokia N95, although he hasn't put
    > any applications on it yet he is very happy with it so far.
    >
    > The photo quality is very impressive and he said the TV out feature is
    > really cool because he watch the phone display on his TV and listen to
    > media through his home stereo system.
    >
    >
    > --
    > The views I present are that of my own and NOT of any organisation I may
    > belong to.
    >
    > 73 de Simon, VK3XEM.
    > <http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/client_search.client_lookup?pCLIENT_NO=157452>


    Well, I read again bad things, like on my N80. Those 5 megapixels aren't
    really used. Pictures are bad in lower light areas, and often overall. You
    know you have to pay to get GPS routing, AND THEN it won't work in your car,
    because it will constantly loose signal, and draw your battery too fast,
    etc. I'm just way too mad at Nokia for constantly putting out expensive semi
    products.





  4. #4
    NightStalker
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    Online.de says...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >
    > Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    > Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?
    >
    > Thx JM
    >
    >
    >
    >


    It's OK, but the GPS is a complete waste of time and space. I just
    completed a 5-week round the world trip, and had gone through the long
    and tedious downloading of all the maps I'd need, then loading them all
    onto the N95 (quite a tortuous process).

    However, when it came to actually trying to use the thing as a GPS, it
    was useless. It took several minutes - sometimes over 10 minutes - to
    lock onto a signal. Once it locked on, it worked just fine. But given
    the poor batery life with GPS working full time, the most sensible way
    to use ANY GPS is to turn it on, get a fix, work out where to go next,
    then turn it off again. We're talking about handheld units here, not
    in-car ones which are plugged into the car battery.

    But the N95 took so long to re-lock on, even just 5 minutes down the
    road from where it was last on, that it became totally unusable.

    Now that MAY be a software problem - I'm using the provided Nokia Maps
    app - as I gather that third party mapping software sometimes locks on
    more quickly. Perhaps it could be fixed with a software and/or firmware
    update. But as it stands now, the GPS is useless and all I have is a
    glorified multimedia phone. And I don't watch videos or listen to music
    on my phone either - I mainly bought it to add the GPS capability. Bad
    move!

    --

    NightStalker



  5. #5
    Stephen
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    On 12 Jul, 20:01, "Juergen Marciniak" <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >
    > Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    > Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?
    >
    > Thx JM


    I have one, and I'm due to take it in for repair, after owning it for
    only a couple of months. The slide is loose and doesn't move smoothly
    any more. Sound from the built in ear piece is distorted and difficult
    to hear. It constantly throws up "Out of memory" errors, and often
    doesn't do what you ask of it, or expect the first time.

    It is, however, on the original firmware. An update is available,
    which according to a friend of mine, clears up a lot of the
    reliability issues. It also improves the operation of the camera and
    GPS.





  6. #6
    Diablos Rojos
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?


    "Hrvoje" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Simon Templar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Juergen Marciniak wrote:
    >>> I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >>>
    >>> Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    >>> Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?

    >>
    >> A friend of mine recently purchased a Nokia N95, although he hasn't put
    >> any applications on it yet he is very happy with it so far.
    >>
    >> The photo quality is very impressive and he said the TV out feature is
    >> really cool because he watch the phone display on his TV and listen to
    >> media through his home stereo system.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> The views I present are that of my own and NOT of any organisation I may
    >> belong to.
    >>
    >> 73 de Simon, VK3XEM.
    >> <http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/client_search.client_lookup?pCLIENT_NO=157452>

    >
    > Well, I read again bad things, like on my N80. Those 5 megapixels aren't
    > really used. Pictures are bad in lower light areas, and often overall. You
    > know you have to pay to get GPS routing, AND THEN it won't work in your
    > car, because it will constantly loose signal, and draw your battery too
    > fast, etc. I'm just way too mad at Nokia for constantly putting out
    > expensive semi products.
    >


    The GPS works fine and as with most GPS it does use battery, but you get a
    car charger included in the price so just plug that in.

    The camera is by far the best camera on a phone, the only problem I've found
    is that the flash is piss weak.

    This phone is a brilliant bit of kit, the media capabilities are
    exceptional. One thing I did do though was download the Opera web browser
    as it's far less restrictive than the built in one, but I suppose that may
    depend on your network.





  7. #7
    Hrvoje
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?


    "Stephen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 12 Jul, 20:01, "Juergen Marciniak" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >>
    >> Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    >> Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?
    >>
    >> Thx JM

    >
    > I have one, and I'm due to take it in for repair, after owning it for
    > only a couple of months. The slide is loose and doesn't move smoothly
    > any more. Sound from the built in ear piece is distorted and difficult
    > to hear. It constantly throws up "Out of memory" errors, and often
    > doesn't do what you ask of it, or expect the first time.
    >
    > It is, however, on the original firmware. An update is available,
    > which according to a friend of mine, clears up a lot of the
    > reliability issues. It also improves the operation of the camera and
    > GPS.
    >
    >


    Similar to my N80, AFTER 4th upgrade, not sure how long after it was out on
    the market, my SMS messages were sent correctly, before that they would take
    longer and longer, and after few weeks it would take half a minute to send
    an SMS. Plus random reboots, etc. I think that Nokia should finally STOP
    adding features and go back to making QUALITY phones instead. They are
    sacrificing the quality to keep the price low, by adding stuff that rare
    people even use, stuff that are fun on paper but not in reality.





  8. #8
    NightStalker
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > The GPS works fine and as with most GPS it does use battery, but you get a
    > car charger included in the price so just plug that in.
    >
    >
    >


    Ah, but if you're on foot or catching public transport such as buses
    etc, that's not an option. For on-foot use, the GPS is useless due to
    the incredibly long lock-on times as posted above.

    --

    NightStalker



  9. #9
    $limbo
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?


    "Hrvoje" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Stephen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> On 12 Jul, 20:01, "Juergen Marciniak" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>> Hello,
    >>>
    >>> I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >>>
    >>> Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    >>> Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?
    >>>
    >>> Thx JM

    >>
    >> I have one, and I'm due to take it in for repair, after owning it for
    >> only a couple of months. The slide is loose and doesn't move smoothly
    >> any more. Sound from the built in ear piece is distorted and difficult
    >> to hear. It constantly throws up "Out of memory" errors, and often
    >> doesn't do what you ask of it, or expect the first time.
    >>
    >> It is, however, on the original firmware. An update is available,
    >> which according to a friend of mine, clears up a lot of the
    >> reliability issues. It also improves the operation of the camera and
    >> GPS.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Similar to my N80, AFTER 4th upgrade, not sure how long after it was out
    > on the market, my SMS messages were sent correctly, before that they would
    > take longer and longer, and after few weeks it would take half a minute to
    > send an SMS. Plus random reboots, etc. I think that Nokia should finally
    > STOP adding features and go back to making QUALITY phones instead. They
    > are sacrificing the quality to keep the price low, by adding stuff that
    > rare people even use, stuff that are fun on paper but not in reality.

    Nokia rectified the SMS delay issue by issuing a piece of software 'SMS
    Accelerator' which is available to download form their website. All other
    phones/firmware have this already installed.





  10. #10
    Hrvoje
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?


    "$limbo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Hrvoje" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Stephen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> On 12 Jul, 20:01, "Juergen Marciniak" <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>> Hello,
    >>>>
    >>>> I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >>>>
    >>>> Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    >>>> Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thx JM
    >>>
    >>> I have one, and I'm due to take it in for repair, after owning it for
    >>> only a couple of months. The slide is loose and doesn't move smoothly
    >>> any more. Sound from the built in ear piece is distorted and difficult
    >>> to hear. It constantly throws up "Out of memory" errors, and often
    >>> doesn't do what you ask of it, or expect the first time.
    >>>
    >>> It is, however, on the original firmware. An update is available,
    >>> which according to a friend of mine, clears up a lot of the
    >>> reliability issues. It also improves the operation of the camera and
    >>> GPS.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Similar to my N80, AFTER 4th upgrade, not sure how long after it was out
    >> on the market, my SMS messages were sent correctly, before that they
    >> would take longer and longer, and after few weeks it would take half a
    >> minute to send an SMS. Plus random reboots, etc. I think that Nokia
    >> should finally STOP adding features and go back to making QUALITY phones
    >> instead. They are sacrificing the quality to keep the price low, by
    >> adding stuff that rare people even use, stuff that are fun on paper but
    >> not in reality.

    > Nokia rectified the SMS delay issue by issuing a piece of software 'SMS
    > Accelerator' which is available to download form their website. All other
    > phones/firmware have this already installed.
    >


    Hm, not sure if that's what I had. My SMS sending kept getting longer and
    longer, but it IS ok now, only after like a year that it was out on the
    market!





  11. #11
    mrripcurl
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    On Jul 13, 5:01 am, "Juergen Marciniak" <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I gonna get the N95 shortly.
    >
    > Just want to know what/how your experiences are:
    > Are you satisfied with what you have? Is it really the "High End"?
    >
    > Thx JM


    JM

    Depends on why you want the phone.

    GPS comments you can read above though it should be noted that though
    spoken routing has to be bought written routing (on screen) is free.
    Routing maps don't cover everywhere either - in my part of world I can
    get routing for Australia but only maps, no routing, for New Zealand
    for instance.

    All very well having multiple applications but very high memory
    overhead and quite frankly the battery is lousy. If only using one or
    two applications at a time it not too bad.

    Be very careful with third party applications if you do get it - don't
    be fooled by thinking there are a lot of Symbian programs out there -
    only s60 v3 work and not backward compatible so earlier versions no
    good. I've had problems with so-called claimed v3 pgms that don't run,
    but some do. If the High Speed Data is available then downloads can be
    quite quick.

    The music functions almost as good as some of the SE W series IMHO.

    The camera good for a phone.

    I must have thick thumbs as keep hitting the wrong button as some
    very close and both the phone call and off button awkwardly positioned
    (it is supposed to be a phone afterall) - made even worse if have a
    skin case (and by the way you will need protection as it quite a
    fragile phone).

    Updating firmware and downloading many applications requires a Windoze
    computer (so much for Nokia's claim that this is a computer in your
    pocket!).

    The Contacts part of the PIM is very cumbersome - all very well having
    so many fields as options but having to continually press the option
    button to ask for more fields when editing Contacts (a bit easier with
    a new Contact) is a pain! In fact if inputting many Contacts I would
    recommend getting a wireless keyboard (the Nok version of which is
    expensive in comparison).

    Overall the idea is "High End" but like many Nokias the build quality
    (mine bult in China according to the inside decal) and actual
    application of the whizz-bang bits leaves a bit to be desired. I have
    had Nok Communicators before and replaced them several times under
    warranty and it looks like the N95 will be similar (one store I spoke
    to recently was reporting a 40% replacement rate on units it sold) but
    Nok always been good about getting replacements (tho it is a pain to
    have to go thru). Personally I'd go back to SE if they'd produce a
    model that did most of what the N95 does but at the moment when it
    comes for getting the most bang out of one unit the N95 seems to be
    leading the field.

    Am I satisfied? Well, I'm not the happiest camper, but I had read
    enough before I bought to know that I was getting a few bugs and
    deficiencies, so went in with my eyes open, and since my telco
    subsidising it the investment was worth it. I generally keep phones
    between 1 and 2 years and suspect this one will be closer to just 1
    year. I find that you have two choices with phones: wait for something
    proven and have it outdated the day you take it out of the shop; or
    buy the latest and greatest and hope if will last a while before
    becoming obsolete. One thing is for sure, there are thousands of
    reviews and comments out on the net about this phone alone - if you
    want a talking point it cannot be beaten!




  12. #12
    DevilsPGD
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    In message <[email protected]>
    NightStalker <[email protected]> wrote:

    >However, when it came to actually trying to use the thing as a GPS, it
    >was useless. It took several minutes - sometimes over 10 minutes - to
    >lock onto a signal. Once it locked on, it worked just fine. But given
    >the poor batery life with GPS working full time, the most sensible way
    >to use ANY GPS is to turn it on, get a fix, work out where to go next,
    >then turn it off again. We're talking about handheld units here, not
    >in-car ones which are plugged into the car battery.


    There is no real requirement that handheld GPSes suck. The BT-Q818
    gives you upwards of 32 hours of real world GPS use, including the power
    needed to transmit the GPS signal via Bluetooth to your device.

    Lock-in times from a hot start is under a second, from a warm start is
    under 30 seconds (which is the worst a phone should ever need to have,
    cold starts shouldn't happen since the phone can obtain the time, date,
    and relative position on the planet from the cellco)

    --
    If quitters never win, and winners never quit,
    what fool came up with, "Quit while you're ahead"?



  13. #13
    NightStalker
    Guest

    Re: N95 - Are you satisfied with this one?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > Lock-in times from a hot start is under a second, from a warm start is
    > under 30 seconds (which is the worst a phone should ever need to have,
    > cold starts shouldn't happen since the phone can obtain the time, date,
    > and relative position on the planet from the cellco)
    >
    >


    Only reporting on what ACTUALLY happens with the N95 - not what OUGHT to
    happen.

    Also, see my update post above re the firmware update and the new
    Assisted GPS.

    --

    NightStalker



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