The Nokia N96's doesn't differ all that much from the Nokia N95 in the looks department. It keeps the same dual-slider design and candybar shape, but Nokia updates the N96 with rounder edges and a sleeker face. It's very similar in size to the HTC Touch Pro and HTC Fuze (left).
For such a high-end device, we think the handset feels a bit cheap with the plastic edges. We're also not huge fans of the plastic battery cover since it feels pretty fragile and could crack if the phone took a tumble.
By sliding the screen down, you get access to dedicated media player keys (play, stop, and so forth). The N96 has a heavy focus on multimedia and comes with a music and video player, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The N96 features the same 5-megapixel camera as the N95, but it's still one of the more high-powered lenses we've seen on a camera phone and features a number of advanced options. Picture quality is also impressive with very sharp definition.