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2.0 out of 5 stars Great toy, awful phone, 19 July 2009
This review is from: Nokia N96 16GB Slide SmartPhone Unlocked Used Genuine UK (Electronics)
Can't recommend this phone at all. It's a case of 'Jack of all trades, master of none' - it's full of features and doesn't do any of them well.

Cons
1. Signal is poor and regularly drops calls. Same sim in an earlier Nokia works fine and does not have this problem in the same locations.
2. Phone regularly crashes, particularly in music player mode, and either freezes, necessitating a battery-out reboot, or else reboots itself without being asked.
3. Talking of battery out ... awkward shape means phone is easy to drop. If you drop it on a hard surface, you'll probably break it. On a soft surface, eg carpet, the back comes off and the battery and sim fly off.
4. Battery life is very poor - about a day if used regularly.
5. Tiny buttons make it hard to text.
6. Large centre button is imprecise - very difficult to select the centre 'OK' or 'Enter' position cleanly. I'm always pressing 'up' or 'down' instead.
7. The more you store on it, the slower it gets.
8. Slide becomes loose after just a few weeks.
9. Camera takes so long to activate that the photo opportunity has usually gone by the time it's ready to use.

Pros
Not many - camera is reasonably good when it wants to work. Looks OK, comes preloaded with some TV shows .... er, that's it
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