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Reviewed on 2011-05-02
IntroductionOur guest reviewer Hammad Hassan, brings us the full review on the Nokia N96. The device has some positives but the cumbersome interface on Symbian may be its flaw....
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Reviewed on 2011-01-08
The Nokia N96 is a stunning or more of a mini multimedia computer. It was announced in February 2008 and released later in September 2008. The Nokia N96 is a slider phone with a feature rich design focusing a lot on dedicated hardware keys for some o...
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Reviewed on 2010-04-21
The has a reputation to live up that the ; the powerful already had excellent specifications, and its successor seems to turn out to be about the same phone with a different new look. For now, I'll show you what offers. Nokia N96 multimedia phone ...
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Reviewed on 2009-12-17
Packed to the mobile rafters with features.More sluggish than a snail chained to the wall.
With Wi-Fi, HSDPA, N-gage for gaming, integrated A-GPS and support for BBC iPlayer, the Nokia N96 is probably one of the best equipped phones around, and thanks to a pedigree Carl Zeiss lens and five-megapixel sensor it’s a perfectly passable camera ph...
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Reviewed on 2009-07-15
Related Reviews Motorola MilestoneSony Ericsson Xperia X10Samsung B7620 Giorgio ArmaniHTC LegendApple iPhone 3GSSony Ericsson VivazAcer Liquid A1LG GW620 ng been in the market for months now, the Nokia N96’s price does not seem to have reduced. And its...
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Reviewed on 2009-05-27
Large screen. Good sound quality, for music as well as phone calls. ...Low battery life. Underpowered compared to less expensive Nseries alternatives. ...
We check out the big daddy of Nokias Nseries devices, the 16GB N96, now available with North American 3G support. Does it top our favorite smaller Ns? Find out in our Nokia N96 review.
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Reviewed on 2009-04-01
If you are a die-hard N95 fan this would be a good upgrade choice. But with touch screens beginning to dominate it does look a little old fashioned as a top of the range mobile phone. Nokia - N96 price Buy Nokia N96 securely online at a bargain price ...
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Reviewed on 2009-03-24
You’ve probably seen pictures of the N96 plastered all over a local billboard recently. The much-hyped successor to the N95 is one of the few phones we saw that wasn’t running windows mobile. It’s also an extremely good standard media phone: video look...
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Reviewed on 2009-03-16
The N96 is the current top-of-the line N-series offering from Nokia and it boasts smartphone capabilities combined with multimedia super powers. With 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, aGPS, and 16GB of memory on board, it is certainly well e...
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Reviewed on 2009-03-04
Video Review: With unimpressive build quality, no QWERTY keyboard, and other below average features makes this flagship smartphone from Nokia leaving a lot to be desired. ...
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Reviewed on 2009-03-01
Packed with media features; built-in GPS; 5-megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics; 3.5mm jack; 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity; easy to navigateExpensive; construction feels cheap; dated Web browser; chunky design; some unique features unavailable stateside
Nokias N96 comes with every feature youd want in a smartphone. This update to the N95 includes HSDPA (3G), Wi-Fi, 16GB of built-in memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. Unfortunately, when compared with a svelte and more advanced device like ...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-24
The Nokia N96 has the same excellent multimedia and camera features as its predecessor, the Nokia N95, but thanks to the iPhone the market has moved on and the N96 just doesn’t stack up to the competition. That’s mainly because the N96 lacks both a to...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-16
Nokia’s N96 is a throwback to a bygone era of smartphones – a few years ago, really – when pinstripe cases complemented buyers’ handmade Italian suits, mobile e-mail was for sealing million-dollar contracts, and the phone’s $895 unsubsidized price bar...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-13
You've probably seen pictures of the N96plastered all over a local billboard recently. The main message is you can watch BBC iPlayer content on it, both downloaded and streamed. This is an exciting feature, and puts itahead of the iPhone's streaming-on...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-11
While the iPhone 3G and Blackberry Bold often receive a lot of attention, I think the Nokia n95 8GB is one of the most underrated phones out there. Here’s the n95 8GB’s successor – the n96. Compared to the n95/n95 8gb, the n96 is noticeably thinner...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-06
Video Review: We hear a lot about potential iPhone killers, but if youre looking for tons of space including a Micro SD slot, stereo speakers, a better camera with a flash, GPS, flash-enabled browsing, and a big 2.8 inch LCD screen, you just might hav...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-01
Each of these is a very good smartphone and multimedia creation tool. The two most important factors, price and form factor preference, are up to you. Yes, the N96 is a bit faster, has arguably the better camera and a larger display, but the price tag is hefty. The N85 mirrors nearly every feature and brings down size while costing $200 less. Since the biggest missing feature, broadcast TV on the N96, doesn't work in the US we..
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Reviewed on 2009-01-27
Multimedia features, DVBH potential, UI, bundled iPlayer, 5MP camera, storageSize, looks, DVBH at present, lack of camera lens cover
After a long wait, we get hands on with dual-sliding, TV-toting follow up to the N95 Multimedia features / DVB-H potential / UI / bundled iPlayer / 5MP camera / storage Size / looks / DVB-H at present / lack of camera lens cover N96s are like buses. Af...
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Reviewed on 2009-01-24
An update on the trusty N95, it takes many of the old models applications and refines them, adding yet more functionality to a line-up of features that were pretty impressive to start with. From the big 2.8-inch screen to the internet browser, office...
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Reviewed on 2009-01-01
The N96 differs from many recent smartphones in having neither a touch screen nor a keyboard. In fact, its not much different in design from its predecessor, the N95. Our main gripe with the N95 was poor battery life. Thankfully, the N96 is far sup...
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Display diagonal

7.11 cm (2.8")

Display resolution

240 x 320 pixels

Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Weight & dimensions


125 g


55 mm


18 mm


103 mm


2G standards


Data network


Bluetooth version



GPS (satellite)


Auto focus
Front camera
Camera resolution

2592 x 1944 pixels

Built-in camera


Battery capacity

950 mAh

Talk time (2G)

150 h

Standby time (2G)

200 h

Continuous video playback time

5 h


Form factor