well,i've tried a 8gb card on 2 N82,it would take it.ive tried the very same card on my N95 1 and it took it ,and real fast too. how would you know it takes a 32 gb card ,the 16gb doesn't even exist yet. besides,we're expecting up to 48gb microSDHc.the N82 is a superb phone,just that card problem AND the ridiculous speakers AND the dull screen makes it a loser compare to the more modest 5700,especially comparing prices,3 times cheaper,and its internal memory is 100mb,not 16gb,that's the N96,not out as off yet.Here is the opinion for the N78,and i asked,is the screen bright or dull like most Nseries, and what's with this tiny weeny keyboard that doesn't even make the phone smaller but surely will make it a pain to text to your mates.
will this phone be cheaper or more expensive than the market price of the N81 then?
BOTH N82 and this N78 support UP TO 32GB MicroSDHC memory cards like ever other FP-1 AND ABOVE Nseries.
5700 is nice but its nothing when compared to a N81.
maybe it only accepts 4gb cards but it has a smashing 16 GIGS of internal memory ;)
plus,i'm a sms person,and although i'd sacrifice almost anything for a bigger screen as long as it has a big good sound,i hate touchscreens,or ridiculous keyboards. if you can't type you can't write.We live in a noisy world and screaming in your mouthpiece while pressing your device on your ear til the point of pain is no match for a good sms reading or writing.
it's difficult not to like until you actually have one in your hands.i played tried and tested the N82,superb,though its speakers sound is crap,and it won't take more than 4gb memory card,like my N95 1.even my 5700 accepts 8gb cards.i find the Nseries screen lack a bit in brightness,again compared with 5700,which in video viewing or themes upgrading for ex,makes everything look dull. anyone care to discuss these points ?
Thanks for the CPU information. I wasn't fully aware of the differences but i am now. More knowledge for my brain.
There was a review of n78 by mobilereview, but it seems to have been removed or something. Either way, it will not load.
Anyway, the goodies were it sounds as good as the n81, image quality is good for a 3.2mp camera, is very fast, GPS works like a charm, good battery life.
The controversy over Nokia n82 and n78.
The keypad wasnt too bad, but not great either.
In short, it offers top-notch performance for the features it has.
I agree it is quite a unnecessary price difference but thats NOKIA for you,they can do it and the product will still be a success.
Yep ive got a N81 rite now and its serving me VERY well, phone is fast, sound quality and battery life is amazing and its a very stable device with the 369mhz CPU from Freescale. BUT the Dualcore of the N82, N95 etc. . . Is better because its got the CPU doing 332mhz PLUS a GPU going at around 220mhz which means that if the CPU is running too many tasks on its own it can hand over all 3D graphics tasks over to the GPU and they can share tasks almost equaly whilest the CPU of the N78, N81, 5700 etc. . . Is running at 369mhz the GPU is doing around 66mhz and so it won't handle as much, still it runs the UI AND GENERAL phone very well i must admit.
N93 successor? Im not sure, im also wondering the same, yep hopefuly at Go-Play we'll see something good. For now im very happy with my N81 and will be adding an N82 soon.
I agree that the n82 is the ultimate imaging flagship device, but for the differences you have mentioned, should there be such a huge difference in pricing? (150 euros)
About the CPU, I think i would go for the cheaper freescale 369mhz CPU. Its a bit wierd because it does better than the duocore 330mhz CPU. The symbian OS is more stable with the 369 CPU and restarts are not as frequent when compared to the other CPUs used. A bunch of examples are the nokia 5700 (which i own), nokia 6120, nokia E51 and nokia N81. Infact, it makes me wonder why they do not use this processor on their flagship devices.
As for the n78, it is more of a music device, even though nokia advertise it as a music, GPS and imaging device. I am more of a music man, so N78 would be the choice for me. It is supposed to come with great sound, plus it has a nice adapter (like the N81). As for imaging, i saw the samples on gsmarena's 'nokia overview at the MWC' and the pictures were actually good. Apart from music, everything else does not need to be the biggest or best, but it must perform well (for me).
As for n96, i agree with you. It will not be as huge as N95 or N73. It barely comes with any changes to the n95-8gb. There are rumors that a super feature packed device will be out in the last quarter of the year.
By the way, what happened to the n93 successor?
Hopefully, these devices shall be announced at the go-play event this year.
Remember that the N82 is an Imaging Flagship Nseries, it has the more expensive TI OMPA2420 Dualcore CPU/GPU Chipset whereas the N78 uses the cheaper Freescale i.mx31l single core CPU/GPU chipset. This means that N82 is superior already when it comes to 3D Graphics, Camera quality, Video recording quality and Video Playback. The N82 will surely cost a little more than the N78, i know im definetly going for N82 in this case.
The N95-8GB is more expensive because of the 8GB Memory, big 2.8inch screen (N82 only 2.4inch), larger battery, and because it is the Nseries Flagship, it gets ALL the best updates First, and is also now getting Auto Screen Rotation.
Don't expect the N96 to be a big hit, it is not meant to be a big sales product, it's a niche device like the N93 and N93i, it will keep its high price for a very long time, the phone we are all waiting for is the N95 successor which may only be announced later this year.