N96 thoughts from an N82 user

I might have been playing and reviewing the N96 every now and then since February… but it’s a very different kinda feeling when I have finally owned one.

As you might know, I was using the N82 before this.. and the N95 before the N82… so I’m already used to some things that are different here on the N96.

… but before that, here’s a lil something I did last night with the N96.

OK Let’s continue.

– Screen: I am very pleased with the 2.8″ screen as I dont have to squint my eyes reading emails or typing SMS… the 0.4″ upgrade from the N82 might not sound like a big deal but it MAKES A BIG DIFF!

– Gallery button: I didn’t like it at first when I was using the N95 cos it was always slow in bringing up my latest captured image/video… but I was using it very frequently when I had the N82.. I’m so used to pressing the gallery button to view my latest photos that I miss it very much now since Nokia took it away from the N96…. oh well more key presses before I reach my photos then..

– The music player keys: It’s nice to see so many keys under the screen as it also means easy access to a lot of things… but I think the music player keys (Play, Stop, Next, Previous) is quite useless. First of all, it only works when the music player is opened and thats it. If it doesnt work on any other time, then why is it lit up? It should only be lit up when the music player is opened then… hmm and it also makes the keys under the screen look very complicated to a normal user.

OK that’s all of my thoughts for now… Will write more soon.

P.s: I’m actually upgrading my N96 firmware to the latest one as i’m typing this…

  • endlessz

    so when you’re actually on the stand by menu, and u accidentally press the play button, the music won’t play at all?
    i reckon it’s kinda a good thing, because if i’m in a lecture, and my friend wanna borrow my phone to take a look at, then he/she accidentally press the play butoon..wooo i’m dead o_O”
    it’s similar like the N81 case i think..

    • smashpop

      @endlessz, well what i mean is… if it is not meant to work outside the music player, then it might as well not get lit up.

  • endlessz

    by the way, how much did u get ur N96 for? did u sell ur N95 and N82?

    • smashpop

      @endlessz, it was courtesy of Nokia

  • derrickflc

    cool… can’t believe my n95 8gb so outdated already. if only i can change phones so easily like you. 😛

    btw how did your firmware update go? i dunno why it takes me roughly 1min to download 1mb using the Nokia Software Updater, where as my other net stuffs are fast. i have another like 1.5 hours more to go. *dies*

    • smashpop

      @derrickflc, oh it was quite fast.. prolly cos my office has fast connection. 😀

  • Since you’re switching to the N96, you need to update your Profile on your sidebar. It still says you’re using that ancient N82! : )

    Killer site, BTW. I love your attention to creating great photos for your postings. Keep it up!

    • smashpop

      @matthew bennett, oh yeah!!!!!! totally forgot to do that.. thanks for reminding. Changed it already.

      Thanks for mentioning my blog updates in your site. 😀

  • endlessz

    how was the music player buttons i mentioned earlier in one of posts, are they lights any brighter now when u slide it down?

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