Every hero has a choice: N95 or N95 8GB

16. February 2008 at 12:47

As you maybe know, the N95 GB comes along with the whole Spider-Man 3 movie pre-installed. Just like Peter Parker aka. Spider-man, I also do have a difficult choice. I have to choose between the original N95 and the new, black and powerful N95 8GB. Actually both phones have their own advantages. Here are few advantages of each phone:


Built quality:
Having both phones in my hands, I can say that the original N95 feels much more better than the 8GB version. In my opinion and according to some friends of mine, the N95 8GB feels a little bit ”cheap”. Furthermore, the original N95 is not such a fingerprint magnet as the N95 8GB is. Almost on the whole surface and even the back which is totally different as you maybe know it from the N95, you can find fingerprints.

Camera shutter:

As you can see on the picture, the original N95 has a camera shutter which protects the Carl Zeiss lens before dust and scratches. The 8GB version however, is unprotected. Maybe is the lens pretty scratch resistance but all in all I would be afraid of putting the N95 8GB into my pocket.

microSD slot:
This is a pretty tricky issue. 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 N95 into the computer.

N95 8GB:


The front of the N95 8GB is dominated of the huge 2.8” display. Although it’s just 0,2” or 0.508 mm bigger than N95’s screen, you can see a big difference between these two display sizes. Unfortunately Nokia didn’t changed the screen resolution but nevertheless it’s good enough for watching movies like Spider-man 3.

After a fresh boot the N95 8GB has about 85MB of RAM. That’s four times more than N95`s RAM. You can open every application without closing one or without restart the N95 8GB.

Multimedia keys:

The 8GB version still have these multimedia keys to control the musicplayer or videos. However, now are the keys blistered to press them much easily. Indeed, you can find the pressure point much faster now.

As you maybe can see on the pictures above, N95 8GB’s navigation keys ( the keys right under the screen) are arced and are better usable than N95-1’s keys. Although N95 8GB’s keys are much smaller they are better in use.