We are finishing analyzing candidates for the Digital01 Awards . On this occasion, we present to you the penultimate finalist of the year and the second candidate for the Best Mobile Phone Award of 2008 : the Nokia N95 8GB .
N95 with new style
This N95 8GB terminal is an improved redesign of the previous N95 ( launched last August in Spain ). On this occasion, Nokia has redesigned a terminal that had already become one of the most desired on the market. The first thing that catches the attention of the new model is that it has been dressed in black, has a slightly larger screen ( 2.8 inches ), significantly expands its internal memory (to 8 gigs ), has improved the management software and has a more efficient battery. All, keeping the sliding keyboard on both sides and all its high-level features .
Very complete and smart phone
The Nokia N95 8GB is the most powerful all-in-one on the market. Gathers much of the characteristics of a smart phone , of the kind called smartphone , while maintaining a compact design : 21 millimeters thick and 128 grams (8 grams more than the previous version). The camera remains 5 megapixel with Carl Zeiss .
The screen slides up to reveal the numeric keypad underneath. In this position, we can use the integrated GPS navigator and connect to the Internet without cables , either through the high-speed telephone line ( HSDPA ) or by Wi-Fi , to save a good few euros if we have a wireless network open to our scope.
If we slide the screen down , the touch controls of the media player appear at the top (as in the previous version). Instead of resorting to memory cards (the miniSD slot has disappeared), the internal storage of this Nokia allows us to carry 2,000 songs in MP3 , 8,000 photos in JPEG or a dozen movies in DivX , maintaining good image and sound quality .
A 3G phone managed through the version 9.2 of the operating system Symbian S60 , and offers a comprehensive conecvtividad: it has to an output for connection to cable television , direct connection for 3.5 mm headphone port miniUSB to connect with other equipment and Bluetooth to work hands-free or to transfer files to other devices.
Who wants a Nokia N95 8GB?
Those who want to carry, in one device, the telephone, the pocket music and video player, the camera and the GPS. Today , this N95 8GB is the only computer on the market capable of offering all this with quality. In addition, in a complete and compensated terminal (it maintains a truly pocket-sized weight and dimensions ). Taking all this into account, it is not surprising that the terminal is sold (free) for 660 euros. But, as we have said, it is a terminal designed for the most demanding users.
Almost everything in this terminal is a strong point, since it has all the functions , and each function raised to the maximum (if we compare it with its current competitors). If we analyze it in relation to what its previous version offered, we have to say that the internal memory, the screen size and the fast management of the functions are its best steps forward .
Although autonomy remains limited (something the moment, inevitable in these mobile all-in-one), is also significantly improved the management of battery , giving us a 30% longer before having to charge it.
It can improve
We know that it would be very difficult to put, but it is a pity that they have not added optical zoom to the camera. This point is the only one missing for mobile cameras to be compared without complexes with digital compacts . On the other hand, the optics (which are high quality, have an image stabilizer and other extras) now, in the new version it does not have a lens protector.
|Standard||GSM network: 850/900/1800/1900|
UMTS network: 850/1900/2100
|Weight and measurements||99 x 53 x 21 mm|
|Memory||8 GB internal memory|
|Camera||5 Megapixel CMOS sensor|
Tessar lens with Carl Zeiss optics
Red eye correction
20x digital zoom
Video recording at 30 frames per second
|screen||2.8 inch TFT LCD (240 x 320 pixels)|
16 million colors
|Audio and video||Supported formats: MP3, ACC, WMA, MPA, JPEG|
FM radio tuner
|Controls and connections||Symbian S60 operating system version 9.2|
3.5mm headphone jack
Integrated GPS navigator
Wireless: Wi-FI, HSDPA and Bluetooth Stereo
|Autonomy||5 hours in conversation (GSM)|
280 hours standby (GSM)
+ info: Nokia
Together with this Nokia N95 8GB , the 2008 Best Mobile Phone Award is disputed by the Sony Ericsson K850i, which we talked about earlier, and the Palm Treo 500v , which will be the last candidate in this edition of the Digital01 Awards .