Sharad, 20 Oct 2009I want to buy a Phone. Please tell me if I can take this one. Or with minor modfications in ... moreYa sharad u can buy this one.I hv also planned for it but due to delay in our arier.I hv searchd a lot n realy its amazing.It can also replace digicam a lit bit(not totaly).Battery bkup is also excellent.Over all a nice phone by nokia.By d way r u d same sharad(sharma)whom i knw?
This link helps a lot whether to get an N86 8MP phone. Very smart comparison. Opinions on this site will help you understand how far the phone can go and how important elements impacts the performance of the high-end smartphone. It will also tell how tremendous quality of photos you can get using it's sophisticated and superb lens. (I'm the guy who posted the first solution to restore the music icon, and the videos not playing after the V20 firmware upgrade)
brynn, 20 Oct 2009I have copied this from an earlier post,,it may help you,,
.I am suprised by battery life u... morethanx brynn for sharing this piece of information.
one more thing i would like to ask, if use the camera to shoot on an average 15-20 pics and a few videos then will it compelety drain the battery within 1-2 hrs?
john, 20 Oct 2009wat abt the battery life guys?
how long can it last with moderate usage?is it good,ok or real... moreI have copied this from an earlier post,,it may help you,,
.I am suprised by battery life under a big heavy day lasted 12.5 hrs before entering power saving mode..I did about 2hrs web on 3.5g ,,10 text sent recieved,,2 mms sent/recieved..32 minutes calls,,2hrs 20 music,,played tetris for about half hour,,other bits and bobs like time checks,,write some notes,f-secure scan,,calculater and others 10-20second items ,,in context it felt stronger battery than n82 of which this fone reminds me of..Its typical nokia where the first bar seems to last ages then the other 6 bars drop quicker so if to sum up so far it good typical nokia product,,one of the better nokias..
Dr. Bidhan, 18 Oct 2009Hi guys it costs 20700 INR. i jst askd d price of N86 at 15th oct at Agra(u.P.) the city of TajmahalI want to buy a Phone.
Please tell me if I can take this one.
Or with minor modfications in the pricing side I will get any other phone
wat abt the battery life guys?
how long can it last with moderate usage?is it good,ok or really bad???
i am really looking forward to have this phone but not very sure abt the battery life!!!
thanx in advance..
Request for full detail of my opinion >>Just like to share this..when I got the new phone N86 8MP,i can play mp4 videos, I updated the firmware from 10 to 11 then 20. Then I can't play the pre-installed videos anymore. Even the music folder went to a regular folder. So what i did, back things up, and reformat the phone-like restoring the factory settings. Surprisingly, the music icon is back-even the videos(mp4,3gp ETC) are playing as well-faster compared to before doing it, and hooking it up using the cable for TV-cause it was a little bit slow and looks like a busted video player. Now it works fine!
1) I back up my files(Well technically I did not..that why I lost all my ngage games, besides i don't have so much files except on the 8GB itself-have my music, themes and stuff.
2) I use the *#7370# almost like a reformat of the whole system.(Just like it it came out from the box)
3) Need to restart my computer to have installers and stuff to connect with the PC suite. hook up my phone.
4)I transfered all my mp4 videos to my phone, that's where i started to notice the music folder icon is back, i check the firmware it's still v20. but the videos are now playing fine, though.
5) What's missing are my games, good thing i didn't activated my activation code yet for one full game.
6) Videos working fine now. music files still intact, themes are installed on the 8GB storage, and reinstalled ngage applications.
Ive had it full week now & a really decent n-series,where is digital compass tho hav not seen yet.? Still superb series 60 smartfone..
to maclay and nemesis:
i made a hard reset on my phone pressing *#7370# but i did'nt able to backup my files coz it said memory full or something, i forgot hehe. but i still proceeded with the hard reset thinking that my previous backup files are still there. after the reset i tried restoring my files but it said no backup content available so i was pissed off. good thing all my contacts are in my sim card. that's when i noticed that the music icon is back and all the preinstalled videos works fine. well that's all about it,maybe its luck or something.
SID, 19 Oct 2009Hey Everyone...Im new to gsmarena..but i abolutely lovvee this site.. Anyways am considerin... moreget the n86, i had the sony w995 and the image is not as good as the the n95, and i gave that to my uncle. Now I m getting the n86 this week.
stvn7, 20 Oct 2009dont forget to put the extension like .jpg, .mpe, .mp4 when renaming the files.Great stuff thanx for that info,,i did not know you could actually do that..It looks like got quite a big lot of work to do and going to get done all the photos on n86 for starters..Thanx Brynn..
If the N86 screen is the next gen of our t.v.'s then the futures bright..My themes are glowing.
to maclay and nemesis:
same thing happened to my n86 after updating it to v20 via OTA. the music folder icon went to just plain folder and some of the preinstalled videos like the prism, nova etc. won't play, i only hear the audio no video. but before updated it i made a backup of all my files. after updating my n86 i also made a hard reset pressing *#7370# coz i noticed that the update somehow messed up the rotation of the phone from landscape to portrait vice versa especially when the theme effect is on. after the hard reset its still plain folder for the music. anyways after some weeks passed i thought i should give my phone a hard reset again but this time i didn't able to backup my files, coz when i was trying to backup my files it says memory full or something. so i still proceeded with the hard reset thinking maybe the previous backup was still there. after the hard reset i tried restoring my files but it said no backup content available. so all of my files were gone that's when i noticed that the music icon was back and all the preinstalled videos were able to play. so that's what really happened, i don't know if its just luck or something.
I have a question..Over the months i have lots of pics with just the number ie DSC00007 and am renaming them on the fone ,,just as i name them and select ok a caption pops up saying "changing the file extension could make the it unuseable" ???..However after this happens i go to the photo ive just renamed and all is fine but could this in anyway do damage later on in future??
I have all backed up all photos on comp but put some back on fone to show people pictures of mt pets etc,,all the photos on my comp are all DSCxxxx format....I know its my fault as i should name them at the time of taking the piccy but thats not always conveniant plus i would still have to rename them on the fone later and that would would bring up that pop up caption saying foto may be unuseable again so i am a bit miffed..Thanx..
anshul, 19 Oct 2009can anbody please tell me that whether this phone is slow or not??? whether this phone hangs ... morei tell u anshul this is the master piece xcept that it hangs a lot n sometimes its too annoying that u gotta pull ur battery out to switch it off or restart it.. poor software though
senninex, 19 Oct 2009The phone was fast respond compare to others... I love 8MP image.. that so nicevoting doing better as people get to try n86 and find how good it is..
SID, 19 Oct 2009Hey Everyone...Im new to gsmarena..but i abolutely lovvee this site..
Anyways am considerin... morego for the nokia n86 the camera is just AWESOME..... you will not regret it, it has everything in it........... and the video recording is AWESOME TOO
The phone was fast respond compare to others...
I love 8MP image.. that so nice
Hey Everyone...Im new to gsmarena..but i abolutely lovvee this site..
Anyways am considering buying a new phone n was wondering if i should go for the
Nokia N86 or the Sony Ericsson W995
n i'd like to know wot the comparision between the two is like from users
**CAMERA QUALITY ..since both are 8MP( which has sharper images...do d N86 and W995 both support sumthin like 'Best Pic/ Burst mode'and how good is the flash. Is there a vast difference between the two cameras (considering the Sony Ericsson W995 is from the Walkman stable)
**RUGGED** how delicate or how rugged the phones are
** Texting ** How easy is it to text on the phone
** BATTERY LIFE ** Are they as good as they claim ?
** APPLICATIONS ** are there applications and tweaks available for the W995 as there are for the N86 ?
** Memory problems** does the phone lag or slow down or crash often ...Also what is the startup time like ?
and Overall which of these two handsets you'fd recommend and why...or if anyone would recommend a different one ...im looking for a non-touchscreen with a 8 MegaPixel camera and good music player capabilities