iPhone versus Nokia N95

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  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    Having lusted after an iPhone 3G for the last few weeks, my Dad finally caved in and bought an unlocked Nokia N95 on ebay Australia for AUD$500.

    How happy do you think he'll be with it? He's a big fan of iCal and iTunes. How well will the Nokia work with his Mac?
     
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  3. question fear macrumors 68020

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    It's a different kind of phone than the iPhone, but I can't think of any truly negative reviews on it. Hope he enjoys it!
     
  4. tmelvin macrumors 6502

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    Looks clunky. He should have waited...return it if you can.
     
  5. chinodragon macrumors newbie

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    I personally own a Nokia n95 8gb, Its a great phone, i do not regret buying it, i have many friends with the iphone and i would still prefer my phone even though its not as pretty as the iphone
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    It's not "pretty", but usability of the iPhone that most people like. The clean, modern design of the iPhone is just a bonus.
     
  7. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, thanks for the replies. I was a bit worried as Dad has been a Mac user since the Mac Plus days, and I thought this device might not be appropriate.

    I wouldn't say that the iPhone deals are unreasonable, but they're beyond either his means or mine at the moment.

    I've got a standard Nokia phone (not N95) with service provider 3 and it's not bad. Not as good as the Toshiba I was using in Japan, and surely not nearly as good as the iPhone, but it'll do until (if) 3 get the iPhone.
     
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  9. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    What's the difference btween an N95 and a 3G iPhone?
    You can get your hands on a N95...
     
  10. Daim macrumors member

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    N95 is not overpriced
     
  11. Cudadown macrumors regular

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    huh?

    the n95 can run you anywhere from 350.00 to almost 600.00.
    iPhone is 199.00.
     
  12. russellelly macrumors regular

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    THe Nokia Multimedia Tool integrates quite nicely with iTunes/iPhoto. Not as nice as the iPhone, but it's a decent solution. You'll can download it from Nokia's website (though it's quite well hidden!).
     
  13. akbc macrumors 6502

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    I used to have Nokia N82 until I've got my current HTC TyTN II.

    Nokia phones are great, richer features than iphone.

    And when it comes to pricing, iPhone $199 needs a contract.. In your case, Unlocked N95 doesn't. So in the long run, it might be more beneficial.

    Specially if you're in Canada like me, where Rogers loves to rape people with their $70 dollar iPhone plans with crappy data package :D

    Anyways, my point is, I'm sure your dad will enjoy the N95. I loved N82 with passion and it worked flawlessly with the Mac Mini in my house. :)
     
  14. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not in this country, mate.
     
  15. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I can buy an iPhone here for $199, if I sign up to a contract at $250 per month for two years! Seriously.

    The N95 has everything the iPhone doesn't. MMS, stereo Bluetooth, 5MP camera, video calling, a GPS that works, etc etc.

    While the iPhone is obviously very very nice, the N95 has been around for a lot longer and is a proven performer. The N96 comes out soon, which adds TV features, and up to 32Gb...
     

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