N95 8GB vs. N82: The advantages

15. January 2008 at 19:47

I’ve already compared the N95 with the new N82. Now I want to compare the N95 successors, the N95 8GB, with the N82. Here are the advantages of each device. In my opinion are the N95 8GB and the N82 a wash – great devices! I can’t find a real winner. Anyway, read on to find out the advantages of the two multimedia computers.


The N82 is Nokia’s first phone with a real Xenon-flash. It’s much brighter than N95 8GB’s LED and causes better pictures. Here are some comparison picture of both phones.

(Left N95 8GB right N82)



Form factor:
Yes, we are back to candybar. It’s the format most of us raised up. More over it’s pretty handy and feels great in your hand. It fits in every pocket, whether in the tight suite or in the large baggy pants.

Battery life:

I’ve using both phones extremely and also written a detailed batterylog for both phones. All in all I can say, that N82’s battery life is a little bit better than N95 8GB battery life.

N82 batterylog
N95 8GB batterylog

microSD slot:
This is a pretty tricky issue – some need it some not. However, I wished that the N95 8GB had a microSD slot. I don’t care about the 8GB flash memory. Nowadays are 8GB microSD cards available in stores and pretty soon we will also see 16GB cards. This is just one aspect. Another aspect is, that you can go to a photo shop, and insert the microSD card of the N82 into the computer.

Screen rotation:
Using the built in accelerometer, the user can switch between landscape – and portraitmode really easy by rotate the N82. This is really useful when you using the browser, gallery and other programs. Well, I know that there is a freeware application for the N95 8GB, which do this same. However, not every user know this application, can sign apps or want applications running in the background.

N95 8GB:


That’s almost the biggest difference. The N95 8GB has a huge 2.8” screen, that’s 0.4”or 1.016 cm more than the N82 has. Due to Nokia doesn’t change the QVGA resolution, N82’s screen is brighter and also sharper. However, watching Spider-Man 3 is just a pleasure on the N95 8GB.

Multimedia keys:
I have a lot music on my phone, also music, I don’t like. Therefore I like to have multimedia keys to control the music. Using this multimedia keys I don’t have to jump to the music player, everytime I want to skip the song. Thus it’s pretty convenient.


As you can see on the picture above, the N95 8GB has quite bigger keys than the N82 has. Writing a text message or navigate through the menu is due to the softer and bigger keys more convenient.

The N95 8GB has a standard mini-USB port. Almost everybody has a mini-USB from a Mp3 player or cardreader cable at home but not a micro-USB cable which the N82 needs. This is really usefull when you are visiting a friend and want to show him some pictures you took with your N95 8GB.