To those who complain about the video quality of this phone: Man this is a phone afterall. How can u expect it to hav everything in it and everything the best. If anyone has used much hyped iphone amongst u will tell u how good a device n82 is. Iphone cant shoot movies at all. Iphone has bluetooth only for headphone. I phone speakers are a shame etc etc.
I dont find any serious problem wit this device although their is margin for improvement always. We shd appreciate this phone and strive to find better ways of criticism instead of imagining.
Someone had written that xenon flash can b enabled while shooting a video. Can that gentleman explain us how.
By the way i updated to the latest version op opera mini 4.1 yesterday. It rocks. I advise all to update.
to adrian (n70),,,
IF you were buying the n82 from a network carrier then you would know its real so you must be buying sim free/unlocked ...Why dont you email nokia direct from their website,state exactly were your from and tell them about the 2 package retail boxes in your area you have seen..Nokia should be able to tell you but my opinion is that my retail box is pushing the navigation features and giving you 3 months free voice guidance and thats on the 2gb sdhc card...So not having the card does seem a bit suspect but could be perfectly real n82..I bought mine sim free £399.99 from carfone warehouse in uk,,the box is in a seperate sleeve made of cardboard and has lots of people and pigeons on it with words "let nokia n82 show you the way"on the back is 27 country names and in their language it specifys the 3 months trial but its europe model made in finland and n82-1 on it..Thats all i have to offer
bobz,, i answered your post on second page wen you asked first time..
I cannot find pictures of retail packages any where ive looked,,they just put a picture of the fone or its contents
is there anyone use an 8gb in this unit..???
is it really ok...?
is the black edition of N82, available in the Philippines?
I'll ask again, in case no one has seen my previously post. I need opinions:
Could somebody tell me if there's really a number of retail packages on N82?
I mean, in our country N82 sells either with a 2GB card ($480), or with no card ($360). I fear that the one with no card could be a scam!
Could you give me a link, that points to the types of retail packages, so I can see that those types really exist?
Been to apps manager and only 9 themes listed,,i noticed this a few years ago that not all showed up but just dis missed it...Quite curious about the hidden bit and am going to look into this...
Symbian is a huge system and when a new update is issued its quite a challenge as the team operating it do have a lot to sift thru and this is what led to a few people being a bit suspicious when the n95-1 had a very quick uodate soon after launch..Things will get even more complex because at this moment i am lead to believe that these new high tech games for sony ps3 are taking 150 persons 5 years to fully develop test and complete..They also are saying that gesture control using accelorometers is still in its infancy yet..WHO are these people?? well they pop up om bbc click programme and documentrys and emails i recieve..I am waiting for the new 10x longr batterys using nano tech and brighter leds plus large flash memory..With this lot of power saving power will last longer
Xenon Flash can be turned on like a torch for Video Recording at Night / Dark Places.
The video recording is good even at night, due to this facility.
However keeping the Xenon Flash on for too long can dry up the battery very fast.
dude its not that ur phone is infected with virus....this is a very common problem encounteres on s60 3 ed dis happens when u install more than 10 themes so d themes which u have installed later wont b shown in app manager d only way to delete this theme s to connect ur phone in data transfer mode there is a hidden folder called private in order
next search for a folder 10207114
in this der will b a folder called import in dat u will find all ur theme files
check out dis link http://www.symbian-freak.com/f...=asc&start=0
n82's camera works pretty well with a xenon flash.bt i think d video recording is nt that good especially at night..it doest even have a light for night recording..
Where did you save your theme? coz mine is on memo card, and of course when you install a theme it will reflect on the app manager, but some of my theme won't shown up on app manager especially the 10th one, and it will erase automatically. So do you think my phone is infected by virus?
I have 22 themes + original nokia themes on n82...Some themes are great but unusable as they interfere with txt a lot in most apps..
to jkvd the big post,,
i have tried numerous attempts to turn off phone with red button and i am right you cannot ,,your thinking of series 40..I find some of you requests odd and never thought of most of them,,why would you gps co-ordinate a telephone number or calender entry.I am studying the rest of your opinion,,to understand some of your queries..Remember most smartfones can be updated with apps but thats not your point,,i have complained since n3650 that symbian series 60 still has no stopwatch/timer even tho i have emailed nokia and you should do same thing as maybe nokia cannot think of all aspects OR palm psion "as it was" may hold patents on some things i dont know???
I think gps is still a bit gimmicky in mobiles yet and weak which is down to cost & battery..I dont know how windows mobiles are doing i am not up to date on them, but,, some are using the sirfstar 111 chip and have a bigger catalogue and wonder if you asked posted the post below in their forum they may have an answer,, not much compensation if you have bought n82,,
this is a great phone, major defect is the battery life compared to my previous SE W800. Else N82 is even better than N95 8g which have no camera lens cover nor xenon flash.
The price is going down $459, black edition $479:
thanks father vince for explaining where the multimedia button is situated
one more thing...in the multimedia menu, is it the same as the n95?...You know the pictures in the background while going thru different applications and stuffs
and can you also decorate it?
I reckon in n95...putting pictures in the multimedia menu gave it a cool blurry animated effect...is it the same for n82?
Anyone can help me here. Got a problem with my n82. I try to install some themes but when the time I reach the 10th theme, the phone will auto delete the 10th themes, so I can only install limited of 9 themes. Is there anyone encounterd the same issue as I had? Is my n82 infected by virus or any bugs?
To the guy with the really long review:
So out of 10, what would you rate the N82?
Lucky you for having found this. Pay attention as this is the real deal as I have an N82 and don’t work for Nokia yada, yada. Sorry though, I’m going to try not to write the very long review this device requires. Mainly going to focus on the negatives that nobody else will tell you to save your having to buy one to find this stuff out.
Problem number one: the user manual is too short by tenfold. Tenfold. At least. And often you only get something like: “Blue Water Widget Mode: enables blue water widget mode”. Sure. Over half your N82 usage knowledge will be from trail and error and educated guessing.
No page or jump scrolling button function (that anybody like me knows of—see problem number one). Without a mouse, the four way button (I’m sure it has a tech name but you know what I mean) moves the cursor one pixel at a time. So so for web pages, but not so good for maps. Pretty obvious deficiency that they could have easily solved.
Lock and Roll is here is stay, it will never die. Excuse me. As a candybar, you need to lock the keys. However, some events unlock the keys auto and some temp unlock them and some trigger but you have to remember to unlock the keys first. What, you think this all would be stated in the user guide? Reread problem number one.
$%^&ing backlightless. Since the backlight stays off, no way of telling if the keys got unlocked or not (see above). Hey, I’m cheap, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who checks the call duration meter so as to talk fast and hang up before hitting that next minute. No good on the Nokia as the backlight goes off in 60 seconds max with no possibility of a reprieve. (Yeah, I know about the workaround app that you have to remember to start and then terminate.) This issue hits you all kinds of places over and over again. Best I can do (given the lack of documentation) is the double suck of hitting the power/mode button. This will force the backlight on but sucks once because of course doing so every 59 seconds is a big pain and sucks twice because if you press it wrong the phone thinks this means you want to power off. Now and without confirmation.
Someone wrote, “…runs on a needlessly complex OS that buries useful apps.” Okay, sure. I’ve had to actually “type” into the find feature to track down apps like the calculator that I know are there but I’ll be damned if I can find them anywhere. The six softkeys are very handy but with this full-featured beast, I need 20 (and then I’d need softkeys to organize the 20 softkeys…). Hmmm, maybe some documentation would help.
App parameters for amateurs. Found out (remember, inadequate documentation), that the recorder app happily pauses without notice when you go away to something else like the maps app. It’s still there and running, just no longer recording like maybe this is why you ran the recorder app. The video recorder doesn’t care that you are a power user who has plugged in an 8GB card, you get one hour of recording at a time no ifs ands or buts. And if you weren’t a power user like me, why would you get this phone?
Integration disappoints me. I guess convergence just is not here yet even though a device like this is. I can’t tag a GPS lat long to a contact. I can’t properly tag a note (or a doc like a PDF or image showing how to get to their home) to a contact or, heaven forbid, tag a note to a stored GPS location (that the phone calls a landmark). How about recording something via the recorder app and attaching this to a calendar event? I could go on and on and on. That it offers less in this regard than the 10 year old Palm Pilot I was using does really surprise me. It also does not seem that everything, literally the hundreds of settings along with all the data can be backed up for fully recovery. As a sane person I don’t want to have to go through all the setup work again.
There is a whole bunch of other stuff, but you have the high points here and after all, there are professional reviews out there.
On the good side, the camera works really well…for me. I suppose photophiles would scoff, but the 3mp works fine for me and meets one of my purchase goals to always have a camera handy. Same too for the video recording. Not great, but not bad and meets my needs. The true flash works out really well. I use my N82 more as a camera than anything else. From my N82 experience, I’d rather have an N95 (bigger screen, sexier, no key locking issues with the slider I presume) but that flash thing led to the N82. I’ve taken to using the flash and close-up mode to use my N82 as an always on me document scanner. Thank you, thank you, yes, I know I am starting yet another trend. Those forms the doctor’s office made me fill out, I now have a pretty decent copy.
The GPS is slow starting (as all the reviews say, perhaps slower), but I live with it. (Note that I don’t have a data plan—just use WiFi and USB—so this makes things different in a number of areas for me like no AGPS, YMMV). Oh, pay attention to this. Navigation, not Voice Navigation as everyone reports, is a (pretty hefty IMO) extra charge per time option. I thought that I would just navigate looking at the screen and skip the voice and save the money. You don’t pay, YOU GET NO, NO, NAVIGATION. It seemed pretty cool during the brief trial period with issues like you might expect like sub-optimal routing in strange ways. I miss it and would use it if I had it (with or without the voice talking) but I have no problems just navigating like I had for 34 years before I got my N82.
WiFi is fine, web browsing okay (remember, only tedious one pixel scrolling). It will connect to hidden access points (and I wish my laptop did so then I would hide my wireless router). Bluetooth works okay. But—I tried for grins to link to my Bluetooth mouse and this did not work and then my mouse started tracking poorly. Bluetooth stereo headphones were fine. Another parameter nit, Bluetooth-PC xfers way too quickly timeout. Like when, gee, imagine this, you have a bunch of photos or some video that you want to xfer to the PC—get the USB cable out. I mean, I don’t care if the xfer takes all night, let it run!
Oh, of course, the phone works. People say it is the clearest they have ever heard, wireless or wired. I say, who cares. It works okay, fine. Voice dialing I find useful along with voice known caller announcement. Just keep the damn backlight on so I can see who is calling or what my call duration is, etc. Just one more thing, its locked up twice so far requiring power cycling. I’d rather it didn’t but this has not been devastating to me.