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Nokia N96

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1582 reviews of Nokia N96. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The size and camera also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the apps, while many are less positive about the price and durability.

usability, camera, size, screen, portability

battery, performance, reliability, durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N96 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N96

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Nokia N96 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and screen. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the camera and usability. Views are divided on the portability.

performance, price, design, screen, reliability

durability, battery, size, usability, camera

51% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N96 16GB Slide SmartPhone Unlocked Used Genuine UKNokia N96 16GB Slide SmartPhone Unlocked Used Genuine UK

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N96 mobile phone

 

Having announced the Nokia N96 some 6 months ago, we'll forgive you for being surprised that the handset has only just made it into the shops. So should you be rushing for it, or has that 6 months wait meant something better has come along? Rather than...

iPlayer via Wi-Fi, screen, HSDPA

No touchscreen, TV tuner won't work in the UK

The N96 is an evolution and refinement of the Nokia N95 rather than a whole new model, but seeing as the original phone was very good to start with (it was voted Best Mobile Phone at the 2007 Pocket-lint Awards) this isn't a bad thing. The larger...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (techradar.com)

Nokia N96 review

 

Review: Another great multimedia phone from Nokia - but isn't it much the same as the last one?

5 megapixel camera ; A-GPS Sat Nav capability ; 16GB memory, microSD slot, FM radio ; HSDPA ; Wi-Fi ; Symbian S60 smartphone capability ; High quality video capture and playback ; Good music player facilities including 3.5mm headphone jack ; Large 16m...

Plasticky bodywork ; Not a huge upgrade from the N95 ; No touchscreen control

Like its predecessor, it's a great multimedia phone, but not necessarily good enough to trade in your N95 for

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N96 mobile phone - First Look

 

Nokia has updated its flagship Nseries handset, the N95 with the N96, but is it mere tweaks and fixes or something that you should look to upgrade to? Pocket-lint managed to get a hands on with the new phone at this year's Mobile World Congress in...

16GB of internal memory, AGPS, kickstand, video capabilities

Heavier than N95, large

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N96

 

Can the N96 build on the success of the N95 8GB, or will it be out classed by the ever improving competition?

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia N96 review

 

The N96 differs from many recent smartphones in having neither a touch screen nor a keyboard.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia N96 (unlocked) review

 

The Nokia N96 caused quite a commotion when it first debuted at GSMA 2008 in February, but as with most of Nokia's high-end phones, it took a little while for the smartphone to make its way to the United States. Consequently, new products have come out...

The Nokia N96 features 16GB of storage and advanced multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone also has integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G support.

The N96 froze on a couple of occasions and can sometimes be sluggish. Nokia's Ovi services aren't fully activated in North America, so you can't take advantage of those extra capabilities. It's also expensive.

Though the Nokia N96 is a powerful all-in-one smartphone with an impressive amount of user storage, it's not a significant upgrade to the N95 and is outdone by new devices coming to market, including the Nokia N97.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia N96 review

 

Rumours suggest that Nokia's N96 powerhouse isn't the mobile force we first thought. Surely it can't be true?

A lack of standout improvements on its predecessor can’t stop the N96 being a classic smartphone

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Rumours suggest that Nokia's N96 powerhouse isn't the mobile force we first thought. Surely it can't be true?

A lack of standout improvements on its predecessor can't stop the N96 being a classic smartphone

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia N96 review

 

Nokia is upping the ante in the mobile phone stakes again, this time with TV as the killer app. The Nokia N96 is a multimedia handset with a 5Mp camera and Mpeg4 video filming – and it's equipped for future live mobile TV broadcasts.

We think Nokia has another hit on its hands – the GPS capabilities of the N95 have been honed further, although it remains to be seen how well the Nokia N96's mobile TV service will fare when it airs.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Nokia N96

 

The N96 is a very capable phone that majors in musicality, just not video playback

Fine form factor ; excellent sound quality ; decent headphones

Cheap, plastic feel ; video performance isn't great

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:950
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5F
Continuous audio playback time:14
Continuous video playback time:5
Standby time (2G):200 / 220 / 230
Standby time (3G):200
Talk time (2G):150 / 2.8 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 6
Talk time (3G):2.6

Call management

Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:Xenon
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:2.592 x 1.944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.11
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navi wheel: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:16000
Internal RAM:0.125

Messaging

Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-WB, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / EXIF
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / GSM / HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G, wcdma / EDGE, wcdma / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Playable formats:MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
Playback formats:MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Flash Lite 3.0
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Direct printing: Yes
Operating system installed:SAILFISH OS
Operating System Version:9.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:No / Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:950
Standby time (2G):220
Talk time (2G):3.4

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM9
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:0.264

Software

Operating system installed:SAILFISH OS
Operating System Version:9.4

Storage

Internal Memory:16 / 16000 / 16380 / 16384 / 256
Internal RAM:128

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour of product:Grey

Video

Frame rate:30
Video call:No / Yes
Video compression formats:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.8 / 10.3 / 2 / 2.2
Height :1.8 / 10.3
Weight:125
Width:5.5