Thanks to Nokia for letting me play with a Nokia N95 prototype! The operating system in the version I used was still buggy, so I really can’t say anything about its functions. One noticeable bug was that the camera is upside down. However, I can share my first impressions of its form and appearance. I can look at the paper for the specifications, but holding it in my own hands gave me a better impression of the real thing.
Being a Nokia N93 user, the first thing I noticed about the N95 is the weight. It feels light. If you want to be technical, it is 60g lighter. Maybe I’m so used to the N93′s bigger size that holding the Nokia N95 also felt small.
The buttons did not feel small at all. I was able to press the 1, 2, 3 buttons without the annoyance of touching the top edge.
There were a couple of things I did not like which I hope Nokia adjusts for production. Sliding the camera lens cover automatically opens up camera mode, but the cover felt like cheap plastic. I also hope I was just imagining, but the navigation and menu buttons felt loose and cheap. too.
I wish I could test a production model, because this phone seems perfect on paper. Nokia usually leaves out a key feature in each phone models, but the Nokia N95 looks to be the exception.