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Old 22-10-2007, 07:57 PM
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Exclamation N95 vs. N95 8GB

All right it is time for this question, upgrade or not.

Pros:
  • Bigger better screen
  • 8Gb internal memory
  • 2x RAM
  • Demand Paging
  • No more annoying shortcut menu
  • Hard plastic screen protector.

Cons:
  • No SD slot which is kinda important since I have a 2Gb with my music on it and I carry a 4gb for videos and photos (well 8gb is bigger than 4+2 but I like to swap in case i need more). Also transfer rate in a card reader is faster than USB, and finally in one of these days where PC suite just refuses to work I can still move stuff with the SD reader.
  • No Video Editor, which is the only reason I need bigger RAM space, DAMN you Nokia.
  • Back cover is not textured and nice feeling like the regular n95
  • Not exactly sure about the whole black colour thing
  • The hard plastic screen protector is right on the surface, so forget about laying your phone face down.

Anywho anyone has any thoughts.......
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:29 PM
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You're one of the few people who aren't so keen on the black, like me, it seems! Mine really comes down to: upgrading would cost way more than the improvements are worth. On balance I'd get the 8GB as a new device I suspect, since the RAM improvement can't be ignored, but I'm not going to upgrade.
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Old 22-10-2007, 10:18 PM
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I'm in the same camp. I bought an N95 sim free cos I couldn't wait for my 18 month contract to be up. This means in 4 months I'll get an upgrade and probably will get the 8Gb N95 as it'll be free by then or very cheap and the sale of my older N95 will cover the cost.

If I had to pay for the phone outright probably not. There's a chance demand paging might be released for standard N95's and a possibility of larger than 8Gb cards being released. If you've got to pay a lot of money for to upgrade I don't think the improvements are worth it.

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Old 22-10-2007, 11:06 PM
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Beer If

the 95-1 (your nomenclature) gets demand paging I think the 2X memory isn't such a huge advantage.

I was hugely disappointed they didn't put an optical zoom lens in the 95-8 or a much better screen.

There's a sharp model available in Japan (has been for about 10months) which has 5Mpix and optical zoom .. so how hard can it be?

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Old 23-10-2007, 03:09 AM
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if... i like if. now if only the bigger screen was a touch screen. day dreaming over. the bigger screen, double ram and new OS are the only ones that appeal to me. i'll stick to my n95-1

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Old 23-10-2007, 04:03 AM
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if...the bigger screen was a touch screen. day dreaming over...........

S60 is going to adapt touchscreen. they have a video about it.
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Old 23-10-2007, 05:14 AM
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S60 is going to adapt touchscreen. they have a video about it.
i'm aware of that. can't get enough watchin' that vid but i just bought my n95, that was a full summer's work salary, if only i can opt for mods i'd be up for that.

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Old 23-10-2007, 06:50 AM
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I do like it in black!

I changed mine from silver to black but ended up making the buttons a bit dodgy to use so changed it back!

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Old 23-10-2007, 07:40 AM
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All right it is time for this question, upgrade or not.
I'm pretty much in agreement with you. Lack of lens cover, plus the main reason for wanting more RAM (video editor) has been removed. No, I'll be hanging onto my mark 1 for a while.

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Old 23-10-2007, 07:43 AM
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I REALLY hope they add Demand Paging to the next N95-1 firmware - if they do I have no need for the 8GB model.

I can get an 8GB MicroSDHC card for about $100 and the 0,2" larger screen only makes the device mure bulky.

I have no problem with battery life (have chargers at strategic locations (office, car, home), and I like the lens protector of the N95-1

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Old 23-10-2007, 09:51 AM
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I dont think the 8GB model has demand paging either does it?

Its just a proof of concept that could go into one or either devices.
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Old 23-10-2007, 10:31 AM
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I dont think the 8GB model has demand paging either does it?

Its just a proof of concept that could go into one or either devices.
at least according to Steve Litchfield .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geosKqU8vl4

I'd really like to see it on the N95-1 .. as a firmware version .. probably 13.x

Still see no reason to buy an 8GB ..

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Al the other things are unimportant in comparison to the 2 x memory. It's a huge difference. You can't even load one big newspaper webpage (2 MB) in a normal N95-1, using the internal webbrowser, because the phone is going to complain. It has been that way in all version of the OS. And if you are surfing the Internet and suddenly want to take a picture, you need to start the surfing all over again after taking the picture. The memory in N95-1 is complete madness from the part of Nokia.

I can't change my N95-1 to a N95 8 MB because I don't have the money, but I wish I could.

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Old 23-10-2007, 02:47 PM
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I'll be sticking with my N95-1 for the time being, firstly because ive only just got it and secondly because i can only see two main things as far as i am concerned.

1 - Memory - 8gb.....makes no differnce to me, i have a 4gb stick and another on the way, so there's my 8gb

2 - RAM yeah fair enough its double RAM, but im not RAM hungry anyways, i close a program when i use it, ive never had problems with the amount of RAM onthe N95-1
 

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