I dropped my n86 several times now, but still ok. I use the lowest light setting when im indoors and the highest when im outdoors to take pics. I know, N86 or earlier amoled has problems when exposed to direct sunl;ight or even exposed in daylight. But still its ok. Now, for service centers, Mine had already been to the service center for 3 times already. First was the software update bec. i can't launch manually the updater int he phone, then second is the cleaning (though there where no dust under the screen) and finally which is the one that got me worried at first was, when i busted the USB port on the phone while i was charging. I told the kind lady that i broke the phone and she told me that she would write the complain as a factory defect and after 2 weeks of parts replacement and testing. I got my phone!!! Nokia SM Megamall is the best!Im from Philippines BTW.. :)
Yes , agreed , I had similar incident with my nokia 5300.
Just dont know whether the Svc Centre should be known as Cheating Centre
Sometimes trust Nokia Service Centre in Singapore.
In March i dropped my white N86 and the screen cracked. When i sent to Nokia Svc Centre at Causeway Point , they took in my hp for repair.
The next day they called me up and informed me that the hp is beyond repair
I took the ph back and keep it at home as souvenir. Recently I saw a friend of mind running a hp kiosk. I told him about the phone and he agreed to check. Two days later he called me and informed me that the hp is repaired. It costs $80/-.
I was surprised and perturbed. When Nokia established Svc centre cant repaired it , why outside unknown kiosk is able to repaired it.??
So you people out there , dont ever trust the svc centre , at times they no nuts about hp. They are just stupid.
If Nokia Not happy and wanted to sue me , I am prepared for it.......Damm stupid Nokia Svc Centre
brynn, 14 Jul 2010I HAVE N86 AND E72.Both are good solid reliable smartfones. @Dr Bidhan ,what screen brightn... moreHi brynn i mostly use 50% brightness bt wen i need long bkup then use power saving move n it realy inhance d battery life.ur comments r realy authentic so plz mk it continue...i also gv my openions which i hv faced bt due to lack of time cant do it frequently...bye tc
I HAVE N86 AND E72.Both are good solid reliable smartfones.
@Dr Bidhan ,what screen brightness are you using ??I have mine at 75% indoors but put in on full blast when out and about..
T person who n86 slows when battery gets low,,never heard of such an odd opinion..Bttery life in lithium ion technology runs at full capacity the just dies instantly,,its not like torch battery where as the batterys get used the bulb starts to dim...
I reboot my fone everyday as it clears out stuff and makes it more efficient and when a new update arrives or periodically i factory reset the n86..Dont forget to back up??? This clears out all the temporary files and other gunk allowing the new software update to be applied to a clean ROM ..
Remember these smartfones act like computers running slower with lots of apps open,,cache and cookies and temp internet files build in the device and they can crash ..I love nokia/symbian button fones..
For those, who are wondering- I am using N86 for 7 months and E72-1 for 2 weeks. I can say that build quality is similar (poor by nokia standards- wobbly lower front trim and 4 way navigation button in e72 and wobbly/scratchy slide mechanism & keys in N86, although no dust in my phone, despite it being made in China). E72 has smaller, poorer screen, without auto-rotation, so not quite usable for navigation, but enough for internet. Wifi works faster in E72, battery is 2 times better and processing is markedly quicker. Qwerty is real good for texting and e-mailing, otherwise I keep slamming on all menu buttons at once, N86 is immensely more convenient in this respect. N86, on the other hand, has a usable camera, lots of memory, FM transmitter and other quite usable features, so I use E72 for my business SIM and N86 for my personal one, taking pictures, navigation, storing data (no need for USB stick since my 8 Gb micro sd card has a USB adapter. Both do lag and hang sometimes, quite at the same level, so I flashed both of them and updated all the s/w. Navigation without an internet connection is slow in both, but E72 doesn't skip junctions, like N86. Hope this is useful.
Anonymous, 14 Jul 2010my n86 is lagging like hell.....can somebody help me?my n86 so cool....when the batery is full it runs very smooth...but when the batery is dying it will be lagging like hell....anybody facing the same problem like me?
J, 13 Jul 2010FW v30.009.54.1 Nokia Maps 3.4 I have problem, when you set 'Tones' there're sixteen 'qf(s... moreI wish i could help but only use gps for geotagging ,,i cannot afford a car..Still i learn something new,,never heard of qf file..
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2010I have had 2 Nokia N82 phones and had to get rid of them for the same reason. The speaker at t... moreTheir were earpiece problems in early 5800 models and nokia admitted fault and replaced them all ..The n86 by one person i know had a faulty speaker on the 2 speakers at each end of n86 and there are reports of stiff buttons on some early models but the n86 is very well built,,thats why its heavy..
Now a trip to a nokia service center would help but thats easy said ,,i have to travel 45 miles to my nearest center ..Nokia sell a million smartfones every 4 days and some are bound to be faulty but if your polite and explain wats wrong they are pretty good with stuff even if its slightly out of warranty..
Nokia Maps 3.4
I have problem, when you set 'Tones' there're sixteen 'qf(s)' detected in the tone list.
qf is a file that generated by Nokia Maps...
Do you have same problem?
I had tried to delete it but they're still in the list.
How do you remove this problem...?
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2010I have had 2 Nokia N82 phones and had to get rid of them for the same reason. The speaker at t... moreSorry guys...there is no problem in N86's call speaker,bcz i hv bn using it since 16th Nov 09(abt 8mths) n 2-3 times it felt down bt ther is nthng changed even nt a single scrach..as i mentioned in earlier posts..i wud like to gv it 9/10..
I have had 2 Nokia N82 phones and had to get rid of them for the same reason. The speaker at the top where you listen when receiving a call started making a blurred sound like a loose connection when some one is talking to you. Eventually it just went dead. Now with my new N86 8MP it started doing the same after just 2 weeks. I don't listen to music and stuff so the speaker is not set on loud or anything. The phone has never been dropped. Is this a common problem or is it just a bad phone?
Any body else experienced the same problems?
leo, 13 Jul 2010Had n97,, 5800,,omnia hd,etc and the n8h is si much more useable in real life plus its top spe... moreSorry should have read
the n86 is so much more useable in real life situations..
Not the opinion i wrote with bad spelling.
@ Philm. thats an awful thought,no more of these type of fones. I have been using these s60 smartfones for 6yrs now..THATS SAD.