Summary: I bought this phone with the hope that Nokia had improved in some of the weaknesses that the N95 8GB had, however, this phone is a total failrure. This is the 4th Nokia phone that I had, and I'm aware of the poor build quality of Nokia phones, but this one is the worst of all!
Pros: -Nice menu transition and more eye-candy due to the update in the operating system (Symbian OS 9.3 S60 rel. 3.2) -Slightly better slider mechanism compared to the N95-8GB.
Cons: -Battery doesn't last even 1-day with moderate usage (some access to the internet, some calls, couple of text messages, and some photos, no apps running in the background) -Keys in the front are very tricky, very small for a man's fingers. Top row of the numeric pad is very difficult to reach. -D...
Summary: Summary The Nokia N96 is an expensive phone that competes against many rival companies that have done their homework over the years to provide competitive products against this phone-dominating firm.
Some decent features, but too many issues to recommend
Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
1 January 2009
Summary: I was excited to try this phone out as I have been using Windows Mobile devices for awhile (currently using the AT&T Tilt) and never been completely satisfied with their performance. A 16 gig phone geared for music and video looked right up my alley.
Bad batt, super slow phone, more in other reviews!
Diler, Phone Arena
16 October 2008
Excerpt: Very good comments, it says all what I noticed in N96, and the proof is that I searched phrase “N96 Slow” in Google, I wished I have seen this before purchasing N96!Adding to the above; N96 is slow in photo browsing, sound is poorer than N95 but louder (which is annoying to good listener) and music...
Excerpt: i can't help but say that this is a waste of money. the battery really really blows. it doesn't last. and i tried so much to extend it. this phone guzzles all the juice in its battery pack. and plus it's slow so that makes it even more annoying.
Pros: 5 megapixel cam, dual cam (video call XD ), screen is bright and big
Cons: buttons are annoying, screen get scratched too easily, i get some strange static noises from time to time, the receiver could've been louder