Im not saying wait til nxt yr to buy a new phone. All im saying is to buy this phone right now is a complete waste of money and time.
Wait for the new SE's and then upgrade early nxt yr. Thats ur best bet if you are after the "best" phone..
n93 has IR port...i verified and informed the moderator and it is changed now....
what do u do with QUAD band..for a person who roams about to places of different bands...any phone in the world is nothing...
CMV - there is "no better phone on the market right now".
Is that because only because the "competitor" to this phone (the SE K800) cant fit a FEW extra pixels onto the screen, DOESNT have symbian, or a CRAPPY wi-fi aerial.
Should we overlook the K800's superior camera, battery life and PRICE too shall we?
I think the fan boys like you CMV need to wake up and remove your rose tinted specs when it comes to this thing.
The N80 is the "best phone on the market" purely because it has a few features MORE than the next phone, most of which you would NEVER use anway. Pull the other one and smell what you're shovelling...
Both of them are horribly designed though.
Lets just face the fact that right now is a bad time to buy a new phone cos all of them have problems of some kind.
End of the yr/to early nxt yr is when we will start to get the new generation of decent phones.
m9f6... you are criticising this phone when there is no better phone out there or even announced right now.
dude the n93 sux compared to this wats the point in waiting for a worse phone???
The n80 is better than the n93 because N93 doesn't have:
Infra Red Port
But the N93 does have a better camera (with carl zeiss lens)
3features extra on the n80 vs 1 feature improved on the n93...
The N80 is a lot better looking than the n93 also.
The N93 should be a good phone. It will most likely have a very good camera.
However, it is EVEN bigger/fatter than the N80 and its screen will not have as high resolution as the N80.
I suppose it depends what you want out of a phone. I get the feeling the cellular industry is in a bit of a "transitionary" period with new technology, etc which means new phones coming out right now will have some BIG pro's and some BIG con's. My bet would be to stick to a phone that is small and practical and perhaps wait til Q4 to Q1 2007 when we really WILL be getting 'perfect' phones that have all the features + look good and are small too.
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how would u suggest N93?
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4.how is the speed? "with an aleggedly cut back processor (less than 300MHz), this thing may be slightly faster than the N70 but it still lacks that 'cutting edge' when navigating menus, etc".
5.slider is it good.? "lol. NO. The slider on the N80 is NOT spring loaded. The slide mechanism seems to run on 'polished' tracks. This makes the slide feel as if the plastic is grating against itself, which isnt exactly good considering this is supposed to be a 'luxury' phone. It also begs the question as to why this thing is SO expensive when it has so many flaws."
If i were you, i would wait until a better phone comes out, that doesnt have so many flaws + have some cash left in your pocket too.
Hope this helps
1.camera how is it? "Crap. Yes, it may be 3MP, but there is NO autofocus which means even in GOOD daylight, it is very difficult to get DECENT photos. The macro mode is also pretty useless."
2.wifi how is it wokring "Wi-Fi will work, but most 'public' places where WI-FI is available charge a fee. For that reason, its more practical to use a laptop due to speed of use. So it seems this feature is more of a gimmick than a serious mobile solution.
3.UPNP how is it. "not sure but i should imagine it will work."
4.how is the speed? "with an aleggedly cut back processor (
Stands for "Noticeable Series".
Thesaurus for other meanings of the word "noticeable":
apparent, arresting, evident, notable, obvious, prominent, visible, sizeable, LARGE
astronomical, big, bountiful, extensive, goodly, great, hefty, huge, large, large-scale, much, noticeable, plentiful, sizable, substantial.
I think Nokia might be onto something with the name their...
Comparing a symbian phone with an "ordinary" phone is like comparing a linux computer with an old DOS computer.
I totally agree SE K800 or Samsung D870 are by far the best Mobile options.
If you want a really "Mobile" symbian you can get the Samsung i310 or wait for Nokia N73 or E70.
This N80 was simply Over-rated & Wasteful to start with...
guys who have got this phone...plz send me ur email id...i just wanna have a chat with u regarding the features...or else u atleats share....regardijng the main features
1.camera how is it?
2.wifi how is it wokring..
3.UPNP how is it.
4.how is the speed?
5.slider is it good.?
I really knew that once people would touch & get a hold of this phone, they'll b turned-off instantly.
While SE, Motorola & Samsung have been slimming down & adding "Useful" features to their phone, Nokia has Bulked-up & done the reverse (relying on impractical gimmicks)
Iv'e forseen this, N80 is very expensive yet its bulk & poor performance (poor battery)is highly regrettable...Nokia should quickly launch it's relatively slim N73 or E60 if it wants to preserve its lead...
If there was another phone on the market that had the EXACT same features, apart from Wi-Fi - but it WAS 5mm THINNER - which would you buy?
What if it didnt have Symbian? But it was 5mm thinner. Oh and it has a 3MP camera THAT DOES ACTUALLY WORK.
Its called the SE K800.
Why buy a phone that has "loads of features" most of which you r never gonna use anyway. Thats a bit geeky.
Why buy a phone which is probably the thickest since the Phillips CellStar (TM) back in the 80s?
Talk about design embarrassment. Nokia knows they have f*cked up this one. Expect a HUGE price drop during summer when Nokia realises the reason why this phone DIDNT sell was not becuase of its high release price, but because of its AWFUL DESIGN.
I did really want this phone at first, but was a little miffed when i found out it was an INCH thick. In todays world, thats almost like adding the special effects to a film using a Vic 20. Its unacceptable and IMPRACTIBLE.
My money is now banked on the SE K800 or K610. While it'll be a shame to leave Symbian behind, at least they are MOBILE phones. The K610 only has a 2MP cam and its not QVGA, but it is by far the best looking phone to be released over the past few years.
Sorry for shattering the desperate peoples' dreams on this forum, but this phone should ONLY be bought by those wo GENUINELY need its features. Otherwise, its a complete rip-off and a BONA-FIDE brick, and there aint nothing cool about that.
I get the feeling people are only obsessed with this hunk of lard purely to "brag" to their mates about the sh*tty features of this phone, which, ironically, they are never going to use anyway. So why buy it? its a dog. And no, im not an SE/other brand fanboy. Up until now i have been Nokia thru-and-thru.
M9F6 - You are absolutely right. As the name suggests, "Mobile Phone" should first be mobile. N80 was a long awaited phone but it's thickness totally shattered our dreams as loyal Nokia customers.
No point in waiting for even N73 or 93 or whatever. All these phones are lemon. Heavy and ugly!
Nokia should probably call it, "The Immobile N-Series":(
As suggested by M9F6, I might start looking at SE800 or other options.
To Y11e - Thank you. Finally someone WHO hasnt had the wool pulled over their eyes by Nokia.
Over the past few years, phone companies have been making their phones smaller and SLIMMER, owing to customer demands. In other words, SIZE is important. It makes or breaks a phones success.
E.g. the Motorola SLVR is one of the worst phones on the market but sells in DROVES cos it is tiny and slim.
Features begin to become irrelevant after a while because eventually all you end up using your phone for is phoning people, txting and maybe using WAP every now and then.
If you REALLY, REALLY cant live without Wi-FI for your PHONE, then get the N80. If you can, then stick to your home/work/college connection which is far easier to use and more responsive.
And if you can live WITHOUT Wi-Fi (which is the ONLY thing that seperates this thing from other phones), then look elsewhere and dont waste your money on this disgusting brick. The cam is sh*te too.
If you want a good screen/excellent cam/without it being a brick - wait for the N73. Otherwise the SE K800 or K610 are safe bets too.
N80 - isnt it amazing what hype can do to a flawed product that is basically selling itself on little-used gimmicks (wi-fi).