I have the phone about 1 month. I can say this one with firmware 30.009 was fast and decent about performance in video-photo shooting and SO was normal. Now, S60v3 fp2 can be flashed with CFW (custom firmware) Im using "Monologue final TRANSFORMe" version. CPU and UI are much better and faster. Camera get improved and an importante change is contact bar in principal screen.
I took a shot http://imageshack.us/photo/my-...ot0004q.jpg/
So N86 in normal firmware is great, but in CFW is Terrific. No doubt, the best non touch phone ever made by nokia.
[deleted post]I have the phone for 14 months but not a single issue as yet. I have been thru similar circumtances but the phone performed well.
[deleted post]Funny. I didn't have these problems you mentioned. All of the n86 users I knew including me never had problems with it. It was fast, reliable and easy to use. You must have had bad luck with your unit.
[deleted post]i had used N86 about 2 years, and I nvr have any problem with My n86..
the thing that i always did is updating all the firmware/ software and take care of it.
i think you received bad N86.,
my suggestion is, go to Nokia Centre [please go to authorised service centre] and repair it
and I wonder .. why you dont claim your warranty..??
just go to service centre and ask them to repair or replace it/
they must repair your phone as stated in warranty
This is the best non touch device produced by Nokia. Recently i've flashed N^86 MONOLOGUE CFW and i can say my N86 is a new one.Camera get improved thanks to CWF an some modds. With original V30 final details in pics were blurry, now these one are sharp...
I was very excited about the N86 8MP when I got it 2 years ago. However, as I used the phone over the last 2 years, I have discovered many glitches and illogical features in the Symbian UI. For example, the phone log does not use seperate icons to distinguish a cell phone number from a home number in a contact. So, when I use the missed call log to return a call, I never know which number I am dialing unless I go through a series of menus to see the actual number. Also, the messaging software is terrible. So many unecessary clicks to input a contact and to send a message. Also, the message details such as sent time and number are all hidden and I cannot see this info without going through menus. Overall, the UI is very user unfriendly. The camera does live up to the expectation. Both pictures and videos are exceptionally crisp and colors are accurate. Though the double LED flash does not really help that much in long distance shot in the dark. But most phones are bad at that. My complaint would be the annoying loud shutter sound of the camera that cannot be turned off. When taking pictures in a quiet setting like during a wedding vow or a speech, it is extremely disruptive and embarassing. I have never been disappointed by a Nokia product until the N86. I do not recommend this phone.
I saw my friend's N86. I was amazed by the brilliance of lightly shielded AMOLED screen. The color is simply superb. it's like reading a paper with a glowing characters. On Touchscreen phone, most of this briliant AMOLED colors are filtered by the touch layer. i estimate a lost of around 20%.
i realy want to buy this phone can anybody tell how much does it cost...!
the N^86 Monologue successor of xprience indiana is out go grab it, and fall in love with S60v3 again .thanx to Strategist
n85 king, 23 Apr 2011is n86 made in china or finland i buy n86 in quatar and it is made in china but is originalSure majority of the phones were made by Nokia China in China just like the N8. Original ofcoz
is n86 made in china or finland
i buy n86 in quatar and it is made in china but is original
Some Guy, 16 Apr 2011Just installed a GBA emulator on my n86 and I have to say this is the best phone I've had in m... moreThats true. U must also instal killme from mobile9.com so that after playing GBA games u terminane all removable process. Your battery wil last and it improves speed.