this must be one of the most returned phones...mine went back yesterday!!! It's got some fabulous functions if you're a gadget geek or use it for business but for your average joe bloggs it's an annoying handset with a slow menu, bad reception, blurred photos, poor battery life.....and the list goes on!!! It's yet another phone that doesn't live up to the hype. Tempted to hang on for the N93 but no doubt the same problems will arise there too...so going for the SE K800...doesn't have all the fancy functions (which lets face it the majority of people don't use anyway) but SE phones always do what it says on the box!!
HI EVERYONE if you want a honest review about the N80 go to www.mobile-review.com he is a telling the truth about every good an bad points about the N80,NOKIA should not have released the mobile with all the functions on it when you"ve got a battery that not able to withstand you using its functions on it,its o.k for just calling an texting thats all ,so what a waste of time by Nokia again,PLEASE read this review an do what i did returned the N80 so i wasn"t wasteing my money on a handset that was released to early by NOKIA AGAIN!
hi, i've just got my n80. i got black, but not sure if black is better than silver tbh.
anyway, how on earth do you copy all sim contacts to the phone? i can only see a way of doing in one at a time which would take ages.
pice of crap phone
the pictures are much worse than what you see on the first reviews it crashes often and it s verry slow
i will buy the k800 for shore
what a phone!! i love it 2 bits!! im so excited and i just cant hide it!!!
Thanks, The n80 seems the best all round phone, it appears to have a lot of hidden features that would be cool to mess around with, but the k800 is a lot more stylish and has a better camera and more memory, hmmmmm the possibilities
It means you can upgrade the firmware free under warrenty - 12 months but N80 easily in that - do it at an approved Nokia centre.
BUT if you are, for example, on Orange, may not inprove much. I've been emailing Orange and they say no update for their firmware is planned so I'll probably have to put up with a few peculiarities.
If it ever tells you can't do something like run a video clip because memory full just turn it off and on and it'll be ok.
From PC Magazine...
Sascha Segan - PC Magazine
So this is what the Europeans have been keeping from us. The Nokia N80 ($799 list) is the ultimate bleeding-edge convergence phone and the first 3-megapixel camera phone in the U.S., packed with connectivity and multimedia features. Though it can be a bit sluggish to use and lacks push e-mail, the N80's sheer audacity warrants our Editors' Choice.
At 3.7 by 2 by 0.9 inches and 5.2 ounces, the N80 is a boxy, businesslike slider phone that feels solid in the hand. The 352-by-416 screen is just bright enough and shockingly high-res, so photos and text look beautiful. A tiny VGA self-portrait camera sits above the screen. Below the screen, there's a bunch of confusingly labeled buttons that turn out to be pick-up, hang-up, menu, clear, two soft keys, and a quick application-access button. The camera button is on the side, encouraging you to turn the phone 90 degrees to use the 3MP camera on the back. Dedicated music playback and volume buttons are, sadly, absent. Slide the screen up to reveal a keypad of tightly packed, rectangular black keys.
The N80 has excellent reception and good sound quality through the earpiece and speakerphone. Calls that I made from a noisy street came through clearly, and the speakerphone is loud enough for most situations. Speaker-independent voice dialing lacks digit dialing, but it generally works with names in your contact book, and it works over Bluetooth. Battery life, at a little more than 5 1/2 hours of talk time, is short for a GSM phone, and it drops further with extensive Wi-Fi use. Still, the N80's battery life is comparable with that of some CDMA phones on Sprint and Verizon, so I won't judge it too harshly. The phone is ideal for world travelers, with quint-band roaming: the usual four global bands and the 2,100-MHz band used for high-speed data in Europe and Asia.
Connectivity is a big strength here: You get EDGE, stereo Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. EDGE speeds were a bit poky, at around 80 Kbps, when the phone was hooked up to a laptop as a modem. Wi-Fi zipped along at up to 925 Kbps using the built-in Web browser. I connected the phone up to several Plantronics headsets, a PC, and a Mac via Bluetooth. File transfers, PC modem use, and syncing with Microsoft Outlook via Nokia's PC Suite all worked fine. I couldn't get the N80 to sync with the Mac, though file transfers worked.
The N80's flashiest feature, of course, is the 3MP camera, the first of its kind on a U.S. cell phone. It's pretty basic in terms of options: no optical zoom, no lens cap, no autofocus, and a standard, weak LED flash, but at least there's a macro switch. As with all camera phones, the pictures it takes are barely passable in the realm of dedicated digital cameras; they're soft, with only about 700 lines of resolution, a slightly hazy look, and some visible color noise. At first glance, you might think 2MP camera-phone shots like the ones from the Samsung MM-A800 look better. But that's because the MM-A800's shots are automatically digitally sharpened; the N80's extra pixels give you more realistic lines and color gradations. You can save pictures in the 40MB of onboard memory or on a mini-SD card, or beam them to a PC or printer using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. This is a huge step forward for camera phones.
The lack of autofocus and optical zoom can also be overlooked because nobody's gotten them to work on camera phones yet. The two optical-zoom camera phones I've tested, the Samsung A940 and A970, had focus and shutter-speed problems, and autofocus on other phones increases shutter delay. With nearly a second of shutter delay on the N80 already, taking pictures with autofocus would likely incur an unbearable wait.
The N80's video camera mode is far better than that of most competitors, though, able to capture 352-by-288 videos at 15 frames per second. Outdoor footage looks great; indoor footage is noisy but still viewable.
Web browsing on the N80 is excellent. The built-in Nokia Web and optional Opera browsers both handle a full range of pages including tables and frames, though they can't deal with Flash or embedded Windows Media. Nokia's e-mail program handles POP3 and IMAP mail with attachments, but doesn't do BlackBerry-style push. There's an N80 client for Cingular's Xpress Mail push solution, according to Lars Aase, marketing director for Seven (the company that makes Xpress Mail), but Cingular hasn't decided whether to support it yet.
The N80 is also a Symbian smartphone, running the latest version 9 of Symbian OS. Symbian is popular in Europe but relatively unknown here. The user interface is sluggish compared with Palm OS and Windows Mobile devices. When you need to switch screens, the screen goes blank and then redraws. Web-page scrolling feels slower than on the Motorola Q or Palm Treo 700p, and the device occasionally fell behind my typing.
The N80 comes with a decent Microsoft Office document reader (a document editor is available at extra cost) and the fun muvee auto-video-editing application. Also available for download are a PDF reader from Adobe, a good instant-messaging app called Agile Messenger, at least two other MP3 player applications, and a nifty program called SmartMovie that reformats videos for the phone. (The N80's processor is too slow to handle full-screen, 30-fps video.)
For music, you can choose between an FM radio and an MP3 player. Although the N80's MP3 player is relatively basic, with no support for syncing with major PC jukeboxes, the phone supports Universal Plug & Play (UPnP). In theory, that lets it connect to TVs, set-top boxes, and home stereos to play music and show photos stored on the phone over a 802.11g Wi-Fi network. Right now UPnP peripherals aren't plentiful, so Nokia includes a UPnP PC application, SimpleCenter, with the N80. Loaded up, it provides an easy interface for transferring media files to and from the phone using Wi-Fi—though transfers are slow, at about 10 seconds per megabyte. The phone's stereo speakers sound good, but music over Plantronics Pulsar 590 stereo Bluetooth headphones sounded muddy.
The N80 is available unlocked from Dynamism for a hefty $799. It will work equally well on Cingular's or T-Mobile's networks. It'll also probably be available later this summer directly from Nokia and at Nokia's flagship store in Chicago. If a carrier picks it up officially, expect to see that price drop by $200 or more.
As a bleeding-edge device, the N80 stands alone in the market. Yes, the T-Mobile SDA is a terrific phone (and far more affordable), and it syncs with Windows Media Player—but it doesn't have the N80's high-res camera, UPnP, choice of top-notch Web browsers or stereo Bluetooth. It is also super-easy to get pictures off the camera and onto your PC. Pouring on the features—and making them work—earns this powerful phone an Editors' Choice.
Compare the Nokia N80 with several other mobile phones, side by side.
Benchmark Test Results
Continuous talk time: 5 hours 41 minutes
JBenchmark 1: 2311
JBenchmark 2: 287
Jbenchmark 3D HQ: 70
JBenchmark HQ: 60
I downloaded the newest firmware from dogtoe. And the phone said it does not suport the file type.So anybody know where u can get a updated firmare?Thx.
To taimur or anyone
thanks for the websote there r alot of stuff.
But how do i know which application or themes that are compatible with the n80?
hey everyone....ive been using d nokia 6600...and plan 2 chnage my phone and get d n80 dis week.... is it a gud phone?? does it hang really often??
if you want the wi-fi go for n80.
if you want the camera, and you dont care of the bad led, go fo nokia n73.
if you dont want a smart phone get k800
i wanna know if there is keypad feature lock. i am looking forwad to buying this phone can some1 plz tell me
I just got my N80 for few days, I flashed that by myself to the firmware I want. It's pretty easy and the phone is good.
For camera part, it's not good as my SE W900 even it's 3.2 mega pixel. For the new symbian OS, I have nothing to say, excellent
Juz got my N80 today.keypad is worse compared to N6280.Sound quality is the best, even compared to N91 (w/out head set).image is crystal clear.forgotten feature:password for keypad lock.Overall a must have phone and rated 5 stars.Bravo Nokia!
just got mine today?
How long do i leave it to charge before i start unsing it? been on charge an hour
hello every one. Can anyone who owns a N80 tell me if you are able to make folders within folders to organise photos, videos and mp3?
please email me!!
this is a cool fone, only problem i encountered is that is hangs most of the time and after u send a txt message it kinda hangs for a minute or 2.. hav u guys encountered this problem?