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i-phone vs N95
panzermeister 
12/8/08 9:39:14 PM
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I'm very happy with my Nokia N95 8GB, I was thinking about trading up to an i-phone, but can anyone tell me why I should? The i-phone does have an excellent screen, I'll grant it that, it is bigger than my N95, but I don't know what else it does that is openly superior to what I've got now, can anyone clue me in? I can take photos with my 5MP Carl Zeiss lens camera, that punishes the crappy 2MP i-phone excuse for a camera. I can take videos and make video calls, can't do that on an i-phone. (What possessed them to make a camera phone that can't take videos?). I can surf the net on my N95, I can send and receive emails, I can download videos onto the net, I can listen to the radio, listen to the MP3, watch tv. So apart from being the newest shiniest toy, what are the core reasons for me trading in my N95 for an Apple? (I do like the screen, but that's not enough reason, especially since I make a lot of videos and make 3G video calls, and listen to the radio). Is it because of superior net ability? Thanks for any help here!

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Amiga4eva 
12/8/08 9:40:14 PM
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While I've used neither, I can suggest you'd get a better response from the kindly and wise folks in the Portable tech section :).

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Linux_Inside V2 
12/8/08 9:40:29 PM
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Less time playing with phones, more time learning the intricacies of paragraphs

Also, wrong section

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hulkster 
12/8/08 9:40:59 PM
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Ill move this to the correct forum for you.
Mobile phones.

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battlefield_gir 
12/8/08 9:41:21 PM
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n 95 cause they are awsome and its nokia and thier music store is win

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hill60606 
12/8/08 11:27:44 PM
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The iPhone would not be suitable for you from the description of your usage, stick with your Nokia.

Or wait for one of these:-

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_c905-2427.php

8 megapixel camera leaves the N95 for dead.

PS do you work for Nokia marketing or are you just trollimg?



Edited by hill60606: 12/8/2008 11:51:40 PM

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thesorehead 
13/8/08 8:41:52 AM
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I was actually after the e71 due to my usage habits, but my N95 8GB is doing a fine job.

I'm also wondering why you're even considering iPhone (and asking us about it) when from your description it's clearly not suitable. If you're actually one of the half-dozen people in Australia that makes video calls, you listen to FM radio on the bus (or wherever) and you're not watching movies on your phone, obviously your current machine is more suitable.

Myself, I just prefer having physical buttons, standard USB plug and familiar interface. Didn't have to change a thing on my computer: one day Nokia PC Suite is talking to my 6300, the next it's chucking all my details onto the new machine.

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Invention 
13/8/08 10:53:12 AM
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Quote by hill60606
PS do you work for Nokia marketing or are you just trollimg?



What in the world gave you that idea ?

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mobon 
15/8/08 11:33:33 PM
Champion
ive got an N95 aswell and i could rave about the features like i worked for nokia aswell, theyre just that good a phone.

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jasonsco11 
16/8/08 10:12:18 PM
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same here been useing a n95 for 6 months and they are great.have had a play with an iphone and they are good for movie watchn and web browsing music.i like taking photos with my ph and the iphone doesnt cut it at all for good pics.

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Girvo 
16/8/08 10:34:50 PM
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The iPhone and the N95 both have their strengths and weaknesses.


Horses for courses.

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mobon 
17/8/08 2:16:17 AM
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i was considering an iphone until i played with one, its pretty and all but crappy camera and ive heard cant send mms, im going with a HTC diamond touch instead ... looks like an iphone killer!

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mobon 
17/8/08 2:17:40 AM
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Quote by jasonsco11
same here been useing a n95 for 6 months and they are great.have had a play with an iphone and they are good for movie watchn and web browsing music.i like taking photos with my ph and the iphone doesnt cut it at all for good pics.



have you tryed taking videos? they come out dvd quality at 30fps!

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hill60606 
17/8/08 8:08:00 AM
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I don't print photos, so don't need the megapixels or the time it takes for an N95 to process them.

I got an email from my brother on my iPhone and saved 37 photo's from it, now I can flick through them on the 3.5 inch screen.

Let's see you do that with MMS.


Edited by hill60606: 17/8/2008 08:12:04 AM

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Linux_Inside V2 
17/8/08 9:26:04 AM
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Quote by hill60606
I don't print photos, so don't need the megapixels or the time it takes for an N95 to process them.

I got an email from my brother on my iPhone and saved 37 photo's from it, now I can flick through them on the 3.5 inch screen.

Let's see you do that with MMS.



How long after he sent it did you actually check your Inbox and get it though?

Sure, E-Mail is great,
But unless you and all your mates have Push Email on your phones it is pretty useless.

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Girvo 
17/8/08 11:33:01 AM
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Quote by hill60606
I don't print photos, so don't need the megapixels or the time it takes for an N95 to process them.

I got an email from my brother on my iPhone and saved 37 photo's from it, now I can flick through them on the 3.5 inch screen.

Let's see you do that with MMS.


Edited by hill60606: 17/8/2008 08:12:04 AM


Not all of us require that. One photo instantly is fine by me.

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Master_Scythe 
17/8/08 1:30:29 PM
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Well ive been phone shopping.

My search has narrowed to N95, N82 (winning), and I-phone.

(and the blackberry and HTC ranges, but im thinking of avoiding the full mini-keyboard, as i can dictionary mode txt faster than i can thumbboard.)


The Iphone basically lost me at: no expandable memory, fingerprints on the screen in sunlight, no user replacable battery (i cant carr a spare if im out of the house for a few days).

The N95 is FANTASTIC however lost me SLIGHTLY because its a slide phone. After working in a phone store, I dont know ANY moving parts phone (slide, flip, rotate) that has lasted more than 2 years. My ngage is 5 years old and going strong. If im spending this much money on a phone, I want it to last.

N82 is winning
Its identical to the N95 except:
1. bigger battery
2. no moving parts
3. Slightly smaller screen (bad, but its only about 1mm)
4. propper flash (not just an LED)

Other than those its identical to the N95. mmm candybar style.

The keys are also spaced!!!!! which mean one hand txting is EASY! win.

so ive been looking for a cheap one.


Edited by Master_Scythe: 17/8/2008 01:31:39 PM

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hill60606 
17/8/08 4:22:19 PM
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My son picked up an N82 from eBay for under $500, it even came with an 8Gb memory card and crystal case (which is shit as some of the keys are hard to press) brand new, vanilla.

The email from my brother came from the PNG highlands via satellite phone linked to a laptop (MMS wasn't an option), I was looking at the pictures 15 minutes after he sent them.

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Girvo 
17/8/08 6:36:39 PM
Immortal

For what it's worth: any smartphone worth it's salt does email. So pushing it as a feature over MMS is a moot point. Should do both to be honest.

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thesorehead 
17/8/08 10:26:03 PM
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Quote by hill60606
I don't print photos, so don't need the megapixels or the time it takes for an N95 to process them.

I got an email from my brother on my iPhone and saved 37 photo's from it, now I can flick through them on the 3.5 inch screen.

Let's see you do that with MMS.



...or I could just receive the e-mail on my N95.

Smaller screen, sure - but e-mail is a particularly clunky way of sending an instant picture IMHO. I much prefer grabbing a quick shot, sticking as long or short a message or caption under it as I like, and sending it off knowing that in all likelihood my recipient has a handset capable of instantly getting it.

Used it just a couple days ago - shopping for shoes, asked my sisters' advice on what to buy. They all have different phones (SE 610i IIRC and Nokia 6300) but having never set any of their phones up for anything special at all, and not being geeks but reasonably good at using phone-based messaging, they were all were able to receive and reply quickly with their advice.

Let's see you do that with e-mail.

:--P

Horses for courses.

I have to say that I love the N95 8GB keypad - it's probably the single biggest thing that sold the phone to me. I'd expect a modern phone in this range to do e-mail, have a reasonable camera, MMS etc. But a good, touch-feelable keypad? That's still something that has to be ironed out.


Edited by thesorehead: 17/8/2008 10:32:22 PM

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