The switch from N93i to N95

22. September 2007 at 14:59

Some weeks ago I had to sent my lovely N95 to Nokia. In this time I received a N93i from WOMWorld to trial it (thanks again!). I really like the N93i and I was used to it. However after 2 weeks I get my N95 back and I sent the N93i back to England. Now I want to tell you how the switch from N93i to the N95 was. There are some aspects I really love and some I hate.

Good aspects

Sound quality:
After using the N93i as a mp3 player for 2 weeks it is now a pleasure for my ears to use the N95 as a musicplayer. The sound quality of the N95 is a lot better than the N93i’s sound quality. The N95 has a 3.5mm jack, extra musickeys and stereo speakers whereby the N93i has only a monospeaker and a normal Pop Port. Therefore I’m using the N95 as my mp3 player and nothing else. I connect it to my logitech speakers and enjoy the music.

Form factor:
If you compare the N93i to the N95 you can see/feel the the huge size and weight different. The N95 is really handy and not so big like the N93i. Besides the N95 feels really good in the hand and also in your pocket. However, despite of his size the N93i feels also good in your hand.

I thought that 0.2” aren’t much but when I saw the 2.6” screen of the N95 again, I couldn’t believe how I watched movies on the 2.4” display of the N93i. However the screen of the N93i is a little bit brighter and sharper than the N95`s screen, nevertheless is the fact that the N95 has such a big display much importantly for me.

This point depends on the user and his finders. I have neither small nor big fingers but it was really difficult to write sms or emails on the N93i. The keypad is big and looks good but nevertheless it’s really difficult to write sms. I was happy when I get back my N95. The keys of the N95 are small but they are curved and good for me.

Bad aspects

Built quality:
I was really used to the N93i and his great built quality. It seems solid like a rock and feels really nobly in my hands. However, than I get the N95 back and I was shocked. It feels cheap in my hands. Than I saw the space at the slider which piss me off. How can it be that Nokia’s flagship has such a bad quality?

Optical Zoom:
That is a feature I’ll really miss. The 3x optical zoom of the N93i was usefull and good. Okay, I know that a optical zoom needs a lot space but I’m looking forward to see more devices with optical zoom.