Vice, a VGA screen means that the resolution is 640*480 pixels. In the case of both N82 and N86 the screen is QVGA which is only 320*240 pixels.
VGA camcording describes the resolution that the phone records video. It is 640*480 pixels on both devices. VGA recording can be at different speeds eg 15fps and 30fps. The latter gives a far better result, and thankfully is seen in both devices.
As for Xenon flash, it is simply the best. If it wasn't, digicams wouldn't use it. By making this an 8MP phone, Nokia is highlighting its photographic abilities. The dual LED simply lets the phone down. How can you have 8MP with dual LED? It is quite ridiculous and if this nonsense continues Nokia will lose credibility.
As a light source for camcording, third generation dual LED is barely passable. Yet be aware that this phone is being touted for its photographic ability and not camcording. They should have made sure that the photography section has the best......and the best is Xenon flash.
A compromise to this dire situation would have been to use Xenon for stills and LED for video ie have both on the device.
I have noticed that this phone does not have 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration. Another addition to the long list of absentees!
vice, 22 Mar 2009I own a N82 and maybe it's just my unit or current firmware (V30) but the Xenon flash does ove... morexenon flash has a tendensy to do that, the dual leds on the nokia n86 they say are far more better just not in brightness but and they say that they are bright inough for night photography, by the way I was going to get the nokia n82 but then saw this and said no besides is really an ugly duckling as well.
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2009After quiet meditation, I have observed that this is a curious phone. It is neither an upgrade... moreI own a N82 and maybe it's just my unit or current firmware (V30) but the Xenon flash does over do it at times so i don't think i'll miss it all that much compared to dual LEDs. Be it auto, portrait or even worse, night portrait, the flash can be too intense at times and leave a white shine everywhere. I don't know but is there a difference between this VGA screen you talk about and the fact that the phone does record in VGA at 30fps? About the size, a 2.8 size screen would be nice but it comes at the cost of a bulkier phone (N95-4). One might as well get the INNOV8 from Samsung. I love my N82 but i'm getting this phone since I was about to go for the N85 anyway...
People even though this unit dont have a xenon flash, well the 3rd generation dual leds also called power leds can accualy privide the same amount of light as that of a xenon know.
Ive done research and found this out myself, so these 3rd generation leds can offer the same value why would you go for xenon when there is such a limit to the xenon flash, besides technolgy has come a long way, I know there are some people that will not believe this, but xenon is really old and besides nokia would not have put them in if they were know good.
Wow. the ratings are so low, im shocked, this phone looks really nice :p
Zzzz, 21 Mar 2009In the phones presented at the WMC, the N86 was labelled N85 8Mp. That is just what it is, no ... moreat the beginning, nokia did decided to put their 1st 8MP as N85 8MP as the design not much change
but at the end , they decided to put N86 8MP instead of N85 8MP
the one at MWC there is prototype , not final product
In the phones presented at the WMC, the N86 was labelled N85 8Mp. That is just what it is, no need to say more. Poor Nokia, are all their hundreds of engineers on long holydays ? Next step : a 9 or 10 Mpx in the N86, and voila an N87 !
After quiet meditation, I have observed that this is a curious phone. It is neither an upgrade of the N93 (no optical zoom) nor the N82 (no Xenon flash) so we are left between the devil and the deep blue sea! Optical zoom can be compensated by moving nearer to the object although that would spoil the advantage of standing at a distance. Lack of Xenon cannot be compensated. It is way better than third generation twin LED though Nokia are attempting to mislead people. Those of you who have not tried the Xenon flash in N82 don't know what your missing! It is a tremendous feature. An 8MP phone without Xenon is ridiculous! Since Nokia have not yet released the phone, there is still time to address this issue.
Another point that irritates is why couldn't they give it a generous 2.8 inch screen like the N95 8GB and N96? The bigger the screen the more one can appreciate the difference to boring 2.4 inches.
Yet another irritant is the obsession with QVGA res screens. Nearly all N series and many E series are QVGA as if that is the only option. Do you know that the Sharp 904 from THREE YEARS AGO had a VGA screen?? The screen was only 2.4 inches and yet Sharp managed to squeeze VGA res into it. Four times the resolution of a QVGA screen from modest Sharp! The N86 8MP without Xenon flash, optical zoom and a high res screen is looking more and more like a stingy offering!
Eneighty2, 21 Mar 2009Haha, youre right mate!
So this forum n0w is pr0moting section?
Wanna pr0m0te something?... moreya XD
some unpopular phone can promote at here
cause it is free of charge and got people visit XD
Cheung, 21 Mar 2009DON"T BUY ANY, I repeat, ANY NOKIA PHONES!!! I have a Nokia N79 and it FREEZES constantly. I h... morei don't think you owned any of nokia phone before
6120C and N79 is very stable and will not freeze if u use it nicely
why don't you complain it at 6120c forum and N79 forum??
i think: u scared been scolded by real user
If your nokia phone keep hanging, go upgrade ur firmware. Simple as that.