Recently I sold my N97 as many of you already know already, which left me with my White Nokia N86, a stunning phone in its own right, but seeing as my lovely wife was attracted to it, I kindly gave her the N86 in return for my old N95-1 back to tide me over until I get my new iPhone 4 next month, and although its 3 years old now, the N95 Classic still performs very well in the Camera department when compared to similar 5mp mobile devices available today in 2010.
During a recent walk nearby to our new apartment I took my old N95 with me to take some snaps, and thought I’d share them with you today, as Im sure you will agree, the N95 still takes great photos. Running V35 firmware, my N95 performs very well in most areas, and although still captures great photos, and video, it makes me ponder why Nokia have not continued with this wave of success that the N95 brought to the world, riding the wave with more, and more cutting edge devices?
I know the Upcoming Nokia N8 Symbian^3 device, which is Camera centric, boasting its 12mp camera, and boasting a Xenon flash, but why has it taken Nokia 3 years to come out with this tech? The N82, which I have previously owned, and that too boasting a Xenon flash is still favored by a surprising amount of Nokia Users considering the N82 is also aging.
Speaking to several people who prefer Xenon with their Camera-phone, its interesting to hear that most still prefer keyed devices too, and some are saying they will be sticking with their N82, or their Nokia 6220c which yes, boasts a Xenon flash. (Not many people know this), and won’t be getting an N8 due to the fact they don’t like a touch only device.
Opportunity missed in a big way with the Nokia N86 I feel. If only Nokia had added a Xenon flash to the N86, im certain that the N86 would of been as successful as the 2007 N95 for sure. Talking about the N86, Nokia have announced that the N86 will be the last dual slider form-factor coming from Nokia too, which has sparked many a protest within the Nokiausers.net forums.
Recently, Nokiausers member Buzx777 posted a public poll in the Nokiausers forums, asking their readers “Is xenon flash important to you / do you hope more handsets from nokia use it?”
You can chime in and vote for your choice from the preselected options here.
Back to my N95 photos from Kuopio as mentioned earlier. As you can see, the N95 still performs very well indeed.
So, as you can see, great photos still being captured on my N95-1. My upcoming iPhone 4 also boasts a 5MP camera, so what I plan on doing, is put together a photo side by side comparison for you all, just to see if Apples iPhone 4′s 5MP camera is any better that my 3 year old Nokia N95 Classic’s 3 year old camera.
Talking about my iPhone 4, although I don’t have it yet, and still have a painful 3 to 4 weeks wait until I do, I have recently received a case I purchased for it, its the Belkin Grip, Clear Vue, which has currently only given me an idea of the iPhone 4′s actual size.
So what are your thoughts to the N95 3 years on? Do you still use an Nokia N95, N82, or 6220c? How do you feel about Xenon, and touch screen only devices? Do you prefer keyed devices?
Thanks for reading.!