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Nokia N96

Nokia N96
alaScore 86

1611 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1611 reviews of Nokia N96. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The camera and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the apps, and many are critical about the price and durability.

usability, size, camera, screen, portability

battery, performance, reliability, durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N96 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Nokia N96 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the reliability and screen. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the portability. The camera and usability get less positive reviews.

performance, price, design, screen, reliability

durability, battery, size, usability, camera

51% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Nick Mokey (

Nokia N96 Review


The N96 is bursting at the seams with potential, but it has a hard time justifying its lofty price tag.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Nokia N96 review: King's new clothes


Every time Nokia Nseries numbering goes up a notch geeks are holding their breath. Well, geeks - including us - are no ordinary human beings, but in the case of Nokia N96 they'd been holding their breath since February...

2.8" 16M-color TFT LCD display of QVGA resolution ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and AF assist light ; Built-in DVB-H TV tuner ; Symbian OS 9.3 with S60 3.2 UI ; Dual ARM 9 264 MHz CPU and 128 MB of RAM ; 3G with HSDPA support ;...

Inadequate battery life ; No camera lens protection ; The @$$#% N81-inspired design ; No office document editing out of the box ; Doesn't charge via the USB port ; Dreadful camera key ; Cheap looking keypad ; Unreasonably hefty price tag

Being a successor of the Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N96 has some king-size spec sheet to top and it can't be accused of not trying. There's FP2, double the built-in storage and DVB-H. The bloodline is strong but the crown is heavy and ancestral sins will be...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

Nokia Nokia N96 Unlocked GSM Cell Phone - 5 Megapixel Camera GPS Multimedia Player Black


The Nokia N96 ($775, unlocked) caused a lot of international buzz when it debuted earlier this year. Finally, ten months later, a U.S. version has shipped, but it wasn't worth the long wait: Though this model has the same excellent multimedia and...

5-megapixel camera ; Excellent multimedia features

Clunky, cheap build ; No touch screen or QWERTY keyboard

The Nokia N96 has an excellent camera and multimedia capabilities, but lacks a touch screen or QWERTY keyboard.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Nokia N96 Review


The Nokia N96 has a pretty hefty reputation to live up to. The N95 was a true powerhouse, and the finest converged device of its time. With a 5 megapixel camera, 3G data, the powerful S60 UI and eventually 8GB of internal memory there were few devices...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Nokia N96


Without any significant technological advances since its predecessor, the N96 struggles to impress. Its 16GB of storage is great, and the kickstand is a handy addition, but overall Nokia's latest "flagship" model has little to justify its top-shelf...

New streamlined design, All major connectivity options included, Bright, sharp 2.8-inch display, Massive 16GB internal storage plus microSD expansion

Processing, battery life and features have not been significantly improved since the original N95, Expensive compared to the alternatives

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : S. R. Obbayi (

Nokia N96 Review


This Nokia N96 review looks at the design and user interface that comes with this Symbian S60 based smartphone that allows you to watch Live TV and play your N-Gage games.

The Nokia N96 is a great and feature rich phone for the more adventurous Nokia phone lovers. It comes with great multimedia features that let you watch live TV, listen to music and watch videos and even catch up on the latest radio while on the go....

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Softpedia (

Nokia N96 Review


Standing at the top of the Nokia Nseries line, N96 has been stuffed with all the latest features that you can think of. While N95 was highly acclaimed at the time of its launch, expectations became even higher once Nokia announced its plans to release...

The strong points of the device are surely the large amount of storage space, the HSDPA connectivity and large screen that offers a smooth multimedia experience. The latter is even more appealing, as the phone comes with the "Transformers" movie...

I have been expecting a more stylish look from one of the most expensive Nseries handsets currently on the market. Moreover, the hard-to-use keypad and the camera-dedicated button, as well as the low autonomy of the battery don’t go well with the...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Marianne Schultz (

Nokia N96


The N96 is Nokia's current top-of-the-line model in their N-series line-up. Soon to be outdone by the upcoming N97, the N96 still presents a very capable multimedia device with a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, 16GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel camera with...

The N96 is a 2-way slider, and when closed, the screen and its control buttons are what greet you. Slide the screen up and the number pad will be revealed below. Slide the screen down, and you'll see 4 multimedia control buttons at the top to control...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Marianne Schultz (

Nokia N96 Cell Phone Review - Manufacturer - Reviews - - Cell Phone Reviews and Wireless Plan Ratings


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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Varun Krish (

Nokia N96 Review with Video


Rita a.ka DotSisx has put together a great Video Review of the Nokia N96 in High Quality [ specs ]

Mar, 2009