3G iPhone and Nokia N95 – A Comparison for Pakistani Users

I have previously discussed the availability of iPhone in Pakistan, emergence of 3G iPhone and its craze that we have been witnessing in Pakistani consumers, now i thought of presenting a comparison 3G iPhone and Nokia N95.

As we know well that 3G iPhone or even its earlier version are good enough when it comes to data services, but a gadget lover in Pakistan can not wholly rely on the data features that 3G iPhone offers while compromising with other features such as GPS, 5 MP Camera, Video Capturing etc.

Check out below table that compares the features of 3G iPhone and Nokia N95

Apple 3G iPhone

Nokia N95

Operating systemMac OS XSymbian S60
3GNoYes (HSDPA-enhanced)
Camera resolution2 megapixels5 megapixels
BrowserSafariNokia Web Browser with Mini
E-mailDisplays HTML-rich; Push
Music playeriTunesRealPlayer / Nokia Media
TouchscreenYes (multi-touch sensors)No
Screen8.9cm (320×480 pixels)6.4cm (240×320 pixels)
Processor speedUnknown330MHz
Expansion slotNonemicroSD (Maximum 2GB)
Replaceable batteryNoYes
MMS (for sending pictures and video)NoYes
IM (instant messaging)NoYes
Video callingYesYes
Video captureNo640 x 480 (30 frames per
User can install 3rd-party appsNoYes
Accelerometer changes screen orientation when
Spell checkerYesYes
Ambient light sensor (dims screen in low
Proximity sensor (turns screen off when put
up to your ear)
Video output to TVYesYes
Visual voicemailYesNo
Threaded SMSYesNo
Browse music by album coversYesNo
Flickr integrationNoYes
Supports stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)Headset Support OnlyYes
Locked to carrierYesNo
PricesRs. 50,000 plus (expected)Rs. 35,000

Clearly visible that N95 can be a better phone in Pakistan than of 3G iPhone with 5MP Camera, Bluetooth, third party application, MMS, many audio and video supported formats and so on. But if you are addicted to touchscreen and navigation ease that 3G iPhone offers, then 3G iPhone is your certani choice.

Mr. Asim who used iPhone for some time, states in his blog that he has come back to Nokia N95. He has collection of reasons for doing so, which are as following

  1. With N95 you can send/receive files on N95
  2. DVD like video Recording
  3. 5 MegaPixel Camera
  4. Internal GPS and Nokia excellent Sports Tracker Application
  5. Bluetooth A2DP Profile (Stereo)
  6. Copy and Paste (Major Bummer)
  7. I can view www.bbcurdu.com (Not possible on iphone)
  8. I can stream into realplayer
  9. I can now use blacklist program
  10. Voice Recoder which records telephone calls too.
  11. Caller Name Playback when you receive call (Excellent Feature! Without picking the phone I know who is calling me)
  12. Voice Activated Calling ( Simply Speak; the phone will identify the contact and call)
  13. Picture Slide show (Pan and Zoom) with Music (Why iphone does not have this feature)
  14. Picture Editor
  15. Easy transfer of Pictures and Songs (Not through complicated iTunes)
  16. and finally lots n lots of good software and 3D games!!!

You may also look at following video that compares iPhone and Nokia N95. The video actually backs me that Nokia N95 can be a better option for basic telephony features

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK