Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Nokia N95 - My Envy!

Yesterday, we covered the Nokia 6300 Mobile Phone and if you read the review, you will notice that I wasn't too excited with the features of the phone. Why not? Well, allow me to showcase to you a high-end mobile phone that would make the Nokia 6300 seem like child's play!

My friends, the Nokia N95 is what dreams are made of! Yes, it is outrageously expensive - maybe too expensive. I promise I will tell you the price later in the post! The Nokia N95 is leader in the mobile phone market specially in India and is creating quite a bit of buzz. My crazy techie friend can't seem to stop talking about this phone so here it goes:

Image Source: Nokia

The Nokia N95 is adorned with a 5 megapixel camera (the Nokia 6300 has a 2 MP camera) that would provide you with amazing pictures and video. The video capabilities of this phone are absolutely outstanding! The Carl Zeiss optics, DVD quality video recording, auto focus, flash, and digital zoom up to 20x will provide you with all the tools to create fantastic video! Moreover, to get that perfect video, you can adjust constrast, brightness, color tone, and the ISO settings. You have over 150mb of user memory to store your favorite videos and pictures. If you want more, then the Nokia N95 also supports expandable media up to 2 GB!

Internet browsing is a breeze with the awesome Nokia web browser and is backed by the 3.5G technology. You can connect this mobile phone to almost anything imaginable! This includes Blutetooth, Wi-fi, uPnP, synchorization with the computer, television if compatible, UMTS, EDGE, SIP and a whole lot more!

The sound of the Nokia N95 is according to my friend "out of this world"! It provides support for eAAC+, AAC+, M4A, MPEG-4 ACC LC, LTP, MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 64 polyphonic MIDI, and WMA. And of course, there is a FM radio as well. At the back of the phone, there is 3.5mm handset jack for connecting your earphones. The sound quality is csrip and free of any distortion or noise.

Apart from sending sms, you can also send mms, and email. It supports the SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 email protocols. You can even view Excel and Word documents using QuickOffice. Software support is fantastic and includes calculator, stopwatch, organizer, to-do list, Dictaphone, Java games, adobe reader, and a zip utility.

Now, the design of the phone is a little bulky but then you would expect that given the enormous amount of features that it supports. The phone doesn't look that expensive or stunning but it does have a nice feel. Have you even seen a phone that slides both ways? Well, the Nokia N95 does!! It has a 2 way slider which slides both up and down! Very cool indeed!

If I wanted, I could go on and on and on about how great this phone is. But I am not! Let's talk about a few things that we didn't like. Even though, the Nokia N95 battery will give you up to 5 hours of talk-time or more, the battery will run out quickly if you use too many applications at once. We recommend that you keep a car charger handy so that you can recharge this phone at least twice in a day such as to and from work. Another issue that I had was that the resolution of the screen isn't that great but then this is more of a personal thing.

Conclusion: The best phone in the market - everything about this phone is exceptional!! But you might ask "what about the dreaded price?". Hold on to your seats!! The Nokia N95 is valued at Rs.40,000!!! I am sure you could get it cheaper if you shop around but I doubt that is much consolation. If you are lucky enough to own this phone, all I can say is that I envy you!!

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