All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 08-11-2009, 05:27 PM
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Return of an old friend - The N95 :-)

Got the N95 back up and running and it actually feels pretty good!

I've had enough with the N97, its almost unusable since version 2 because the keypad won't work for about 2 minutes after I unlock the phone.

I can't work out if it's hardware or software because on version 12 it sometimes played up, but it's got a lot worse since I updated - so, it's either a hardware problem that has coincidently got worse at the same time as I updated the firmware, or it's just a software problem.

Anyhow, I've done 2 hard resets and it's not fixed it so the phone is going back to a service centre. While it's there I may as well get the lens changed and have a new GPS antenna put in.

Has anyone used the service centre in Kingston Upon Thames? Will they be able to fix the phone on site or will it have to go back to Nokia?

To be honest, now that the novelty has worn off, I won't be surprised if I don't miss the N97, the N95 is such a good device.....
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:19 PM
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If the problem is the update just take it Nokia care centre.

We all know how great was the N95.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:43 PM
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I've had enough with the N97, its almost unusable since version 2 because the keypad won't work for about 2 minutes after I unlock the phone.
Thats is not a firmware problem. Did you try the hard reset Vulcan death-grip ?
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:13 PM
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[quote=BanziBarn;446311]Got the N95 back up and running and it actually feels pretty good!

I've had enough with the N97, its almost unusable since version 2 because the keypad won't work for about 2 minutes after I unlock the phone.

I can't work out if it's hardware or software because on version 12 it sometimes played up, but it's got a lot worse since I updated - so, it's either a hardware problem that has coincidently got worse at the same time as I updated the firmware, or it's just a software problem.

Anyhow, I've done 2 hard resets and it's not fixed it so the phone is going back to a service centre. While it's there I may as well get the lens changed and have a new GPS antenna put in.

Has anyone used the service centre in Kingston Upon Thames? Will they be able to fix the phone on site or will it have to go back to Nokia?

To be honest, now that the novelty has worn off, I won't be surprised if I don't miss the N97, the N95 is such a good device..... [/QUOTE]

I did the same about three weeks - shoved the N97 away back in its box, and got out the N95, and I'm of the same opinion as you - I don't miss the N97 at all. In fact I did a hard re-set the other day, and looked at the phone, and just could not be bothered with it - and packed it away.

The only possible advantage the N97 offers, was posting replies on message boards such as this, which was easier to do on the N97, but that accounts for such amount of what I used the phone for - I just feel much more confident with the N95 as I know it's not going to let me down.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:23 PM
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I'm with you there. The N95 is the best phone I've ever had, followed closely by my old trusty N73, which I dropped down a drain and was submerged for 15 minutes and still worked after I managed to get it out of the drain with a golf club. The N97 v20 firmware update doesn't seem to have improved it's performance to any great degree and although some bugs have gone I've got a whole load of different ones now.

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Yeah, I'm still on v12 with the N97 and was desperate to get hold of v20, but it's still not availble for this part of the world - regardless of product codes.

From what I've read on this and Nokia Discussion Board, the v20 seems to have delivered a bit of a mixed bag - somefolk very happy now, with some others encountering new problems.

One minor criticism of the N95 ( bear in mind it is 2.5 yrs old! ) is the battery life, esp if I'm on the internet, it really seems to drain the battery VERY quickly.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:48 AM
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I was at that time, pretty desperate to get hold of v20, as the N97 was just pain in the derriere to be honest, it became a liability rather than a asset. To cut a long story short, us here in the Middle East still do not have access to v20, but I have read really mixed reviews.

Some people have got v20 and now think the phone is brilliant, whereas others, seems to have more problem snow than before!

In terms of the N95, perhaps the only very minor criticism ( bearing in mind itís 2.5 year old! ) is that the battery just cannot sustain a prolonged period of web browsing, but I donít think this is the batteryís fault, most phoneís are like this.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:17 AM
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The N95 is the best phone I've ever had .

I totally agree, esp given the fact that the N95 started selling almost 3 years ago!!

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problem snow?? I think your space took a jump to the left...

I had my n97 out last time I went to a Don't Care(tm) point and it's still awesome, works perfectly almost all the time. But looks like crap cos most of the paint has come off the keys... *sigh*
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Yeah, didnít you realise the N97 came with problem snow?

Can be a bit of hazard if youíre not careful, as youíll go ar seover t it.
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Smile N95 ?

Did you ever try the E90 ?

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i done the same a little while ago

still had the n96 in the draw so put the n97 back in its box and started using that again

it was a joy to use after the sham of the n97

like you i found its reliable unlike the n97 , gps works , signal is good , camera wont scratch , its just nice to have a phone that you pull out of your pocket and it works :-)

i bought the n86 but that seems to have the same problems as the n97 with the gps so sent that back and went back to the n96 again

lol

just cant get away from the n96 mines running v30 and a 1200mah battery so its stable and has decent battery life with large memory and it works so all in all 100x better then the n97

what has happend to nokias latest phones

the n86 and the n97 have poor gps and the same gps design (sticker near the camera etc)

iam hoping that they start getting things right as when my n96 is worn out i dont want to buy a nokia phone with a dud gps system again or a dodgy camera cover

all this experience has done is made me realise that the n95 and the n96 are both top devices still

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After 4 handsets I finally had it with my N97 and sold it to Envirofone for £232.

Currently I'm back with my N95 8gb and love it! While I liked the form factor, touch screen and keyboard of the N97, since using the N95 again I haven't even missed them.

I'm going to wait until the Iphone comes out on Voda and buy one of those. I'll think very carefully before buying another nokia device.

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am i the only one who remembers how bad the n95 was when it came out?

it made the n97 look like a slick finished product

I really liked my n95, but couldn't go back to it.

Since my replacement n97 came its been a dream, and running incredibly well with v20, no probs at all

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