Sometime ago back in May I bought a Nokia N95. I summed up the good and the bad about it. Nearly three months on I thought it fitting to revisit the issue. (also it seems it’s been far too long since I posted here)
My impressions now? I like it, just not quite as much as when I first got it .. like all things I guess the little niggles get frustrating after a while.
- Sluggish interface…. I’m not sure why this happened but when I got the phone all was sweet. However at some point things started to slow down.. There is a notable delay between selecting apps and an even worse one with the camera. This seems to happen to all the N95 users I have met and nobody has found a solution yet.
- Sluggish camera… Ok, this is the same thing but waiting up to 10-20 seconds to get the camera ready just to take a shot only to miss the moment totally sucks.
- Fiddly keys – the keypad is pretty cramped and it’s easy to press a button when you didn’t want to
- Finding people – Sony Ericsson have a really nice feature where names of the people you most text / call are easily available when sending a text. On the N95 you have to hunt them down each time.
- Using it as a 3G modem to connect to the Internet absolutely rocks. I’ve tried the Vodafone datacard before and this is just so much nicer and more reliable.
- Using it as a stand alone web browser – works well on it’s own too. View sites, even with flash content.
- Sync'ing with your iTunes collection – Nokia recently released Media transfer software
- Watch TV on the go.. a while back T-Mobile where offering their tv streaming service for ITN, Channel 4, Big Brother etc It worked pretty well for catching up with things. It kind of worked OK but you def need a high quality 3G reception. It was free but I think you need to pay a monthly fee now.
So all in all you can see I got more bad points this time round. I’m aware there is a new firmware update that I can download which apparently addresses some of the camera issues. Also I got a 4GB memory card from Mobo memory – great for storing movies, pics, and music without having to worry about it getting filled up quickly.