Nokia N95 Review: Nokia’s Crown Jewel: Music And Video, Entertainment

By 05:46 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments


Music and video

Pros:

3.5 mm connector for earphones • state-of –the-art music player • special control keys • Frequency Modulation (FM) radio • online station search • videos can be played in full-classy screen mode • access to online video archives • video streaming

Cons:

earphones enclosed in the retail package are very poor quality • earphone connector is located on one of phone's sides • album images are not automatically open • no RDS in the radio application

Nokia N95 is fully equipped to entertain everybody. After all, providing fun is one of its basic missions. One of its key functions is the music player controlled through special keys for quick and efficient control. These keys are located on the smaller, sliding half of the phone. They are functional, even when the music player application is minimized. In case that the music player is off, pressing on the “ Play” button will create it run from the last played piece of music.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11596&width=130&height=1000&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11595&width=130&height=1000&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11594&width=130&height=1000&q=100">


Music player: selecting artist and album

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11593&width=130&height=1000&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11592&width=130&height=1000&q=100">


Playing • player functional menu

The music player is able to read music from any directory; it then sorts it by artist and album on the basis of additional details from the music files. You can organize music by genre or composer as well. Music files can be organized in playlists. Besides, the player automatically generates lists of frequently played and last added tracks.

Repetition (of one or all songs) and shuffle functions are available too. There is a detailed equalizer for finer tuning in all frequency bands. A very fascinating detail is the visualization. It is identical to the one we know from computer music players: curves surge or columns gambol in the rhythm of the music. Visualization can be played in fullclassy screen mode. After you lock the keypad, however, visualization stops. Another fascinating option is playing music and viewing images from the gallery simultaneously.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11591&width=130&height=1000&q=100">

 

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11590&width=130&height=1000&q=100">

 


Setting up the equalizer

As usual, the music player shows song and artist name. You can also set it to display album images in the top left corner of the display from the context menu, but it is a bit awkward. For example Sony Ericsson models visualize album images automatically, as long as they are part of the album directory.

The original earphones enclosed in Nokia N95?s retail package are a real shame taking into account the high quality of the phone. They distort sound, which come out with aggressive heights and with no basses. Their shape is inconvenient too: they tdiscontinue to descend off your ears frequently. We recommdiscontinue you to acquire yourself another headset leaving the original one aside. The earphone connector is universal permitting the purchase of practically any model. As expected, the tests made with Sennheiser PX-100, HD-212 Pro and Koss Porta Pro came off excellently. The results were brilliant. Since no sound output works with all earphone models in the same way, the built-in equalizer is much appreciated at the moment of fine tuning.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11044&width=5000&height=90&q=100">

 

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11045&width=5000&height=90&q=100">

 

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11047&width=5000&height=90&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11046&width=5000&height=90&q=100">


[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11050&width=5000&height=90&q=100">

 

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11049&width=5000&height=90&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11048&width=5000&height=90&q=100">


Remote control

The remote control features forward and backward keys as well as a pause/play key. Volume and call control keys are available too, of course. There is also a switcher for activation of the key lock and a fixing clip.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11589&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11588&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11587&width=5000&height=130&q=100">


[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11585&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

 

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11583&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11584&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

 


Radio: listening • list of stations • online station search

Videos are played in Real Player – a well known application from older Symbian smartphones. Apart from standard video playing in full-classy screen mode, Real Player also manages streamed videos and music. It works with MPEG4, 3GP and RealVideo formats. Here again you can utilize the side keys to pause, forward or backward videos.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11578&width=5000&height=130&q=100">


An recent acquaintance

While you are watching videos you may want to utilize a cable to connect the phone to your television converting Nokia N95 into a video player for mass entertainment. Standard television sets do not usually need any special high resolution so videos see pretty well. The above mentioned cable, however, does not suit only videos, but also allows you to view pictures from your trips, browse the Internet on a gigantic screen, or even browse documents. None of the above functions is new, though. Nokia N93 would manage them successfully, too.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11043&width=5000&height=90&q=100">

 


Cable for TV connection

The innovation brought by Nokia N95 is called Videocenter – a function providing direct access to video archives on the web. The greatest lure is the beta-version of the mobile YouTube: you connect to the server, see through the last videos menu and play the one you like. The original guide-post for this service is Nokia Video Service Catalogue – a simple webpage with links to all offered services. Besides YouTube here you will also find Reuters news-bulletin, for example. As you can see, Videocenter is basically a classical videopodcast.

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11582&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

 

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11580&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

[img]http://www.mobilmania.cz/GetThumbNail.aspx?id_file=11579&width=5000&height=130&q=100">

 


Videocenter – what about a mobile YouTube


DOWNLOAD NOW

DOWNLOAD MUSIC





Related Article

Comment
Name




.....................

Please LOGIN or REGISTER To Gain Full Access To This Article