October 30, 2007
The Nokia N95 is an innovative slider phone with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, a GPS receiver, and HSDPA 3G data support, and dedicated music buttons. The only thing missing is a QWERTY keyboard. All of these features are packed into a relatively small phone. The N95 enlists a triple slide function - up for the numerical keypad, down for the dedicated music keys, which are, in the model we looked at, slightly hidden and rubbery to touch. The main keypad itself is easy to use, and the large 2.6" QVGA display is vibrant and easy to see. With 3D graphics, the phone has a user interface that makes it intuitive to find the features and services users want. Designed for High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) networks and with support for...
Dual slide functionality, 5 megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics, DVD-like video, connect wirelessly to the internet, integral GPS & mapping functionality, 2.6" display, media player, personalize your device with downloadable applications, widgets and RSS feeds.
The good: The Nokia N95 North American Edition adds 3G support and longer battery life. The Symbian smart phone also continues to offer a 5-megapixel camera and integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
The bad: Without the back of a U.S. carrier, the Nokia N95 is expensive and the hardware feels a bit plasticky. Speakerphone quality wasn't the greatest.
The bottom line: The North American Edition of the Nokia N95 brings some notable additions, including 3G support and better performance, to make this powerful smart phone even better. However, it'll still leave a deep gouge in your wallet.