I am planning to get a n80ie next week. (Can't afford the n95 which is almost double the prize here in Philippines) Should I or should i not buy the unit? I've read positive and negative comments. Is it true that n80ie is almost bug free? little help please. just the facts guys. Thanks!
I want to know that, some1 told me that n80 mobile phone has been closed by the company for sale.
Is it true or not.
Coz i need a N80 very badly.
I really have to stick my head up from the ramparts here to defend a very good piece of kit from the negative experiences of a handful of people, who seem to be struggling with the fact they've got themselves something that you won't find in Woolworths or Argos.
Firstly, stability........ I've got a generic, non-branded, non-locked N80 handset with the most up-to-date firmware and it is ROCK SOLID. No crashes, no hangs, no resets or restarts, no white screens.... Just a rock solid phone. Why? Because Orange haven't had their hands on it, so it is exactly as Nokia intended it to be. So don't complain to Nokia that Orange polluted their phone with buggy software; it is NOT the fault of the handset manufacturer. The same will affect battery life. FACT.
Size...... Nokia clearly advertise the size of this handset. It is large because of the internal hardware required to do so much. If you want a thin phone get an Samsung Ultra. It won't have WiFi, or the amazing screen resolution of the N80, or Symbian software, but it will fit in your handbag with your Silk Cut, no problem. Labelling the N80 a "brick" just makes you look stupid.
Slow texts........ Download and install Nokia's SMS accelrator. Problem solved.
Keylock........ People are whining that the slider only has to move 1mm before the keys unlock. I have to slide my keypad almost the entire way to get the keys to unlock. Also, if it locked automatically upon closing the slider you'd all be complaining that it locks itself when you're still trying to do things with the other keys. It says "lock keypad?" when you close it. How much easier could it be.....?!!!!
Battery life......... Don't buy a handset that does as much as the N80 and expect it to last as long as your old green-screen 6310i. Nokia are clever people but they cannot change the laws of physics. There are some simple steps you can take to make your battery last longer. I get 1.5 to 2.5 days of life with average calls/txts/camera/mp3 usage. Turn off WLAN scanning when you don't need it, same goes for Bluetooth. Car chargers and desk chargers were invented for a reason. If you buy a laptop you can choose between a power-thirsty workhorse or a goes-easy-on-the-voltage weaker model. The N80 just happens to be a workhorse. That's what it was designed for.
Camera.......... The N80 has a good camera, that is let down by a lack of auto-focus. It is no secret that there are better 'camera-phones' out there. I get fantastic results outdoor in good light, and less so indoors. Which is what I expected from the advertised spec. I never expected something to compete with a Canon SLR.
Nokia PC Suite.......... This is excellent software for people that actually want to use the features of the N80, rather than just get a phone that plays the latest Britney Spears song. You can use it to back-up your phone, update the Firmware (very, very, simple...) and install extra software to the handset. It couldn't be easier. Again, on my modest Dell laptop it is ROCK SOLID.
So....... I'll admit that every manufacturer must send out a faulty unit from time-to-time, no-one's perfect. So apart from the occasional user review of someone who's had one of the bad units, I can't understand where all the bad reviews are coming from. Oh, hang on, I can... They're from people who got their phone upgraded and just went for the handset that did the most, or looked the most expensive, then complained because what they had in their greedy little paws was a piece of kit you have to appreciate to enjoy.
Get a de-branded, unlocked hand-set and update the firmware, install Nokia's SMS accelerator, and you've got an amazing phone.
It's a very advanced peice of technology that simply wasn't made for people that want to sit in McDonalds texting their mates on the next table and setting Eminem as their ringtone.
pls take it easy ur n80 battery life.
if u refer the "user opinons & reviews" for other nokia model such as n95 etc, u will wonder why the battery life in others all the same: poor!
can someone tell me what the main differences between n73 ME and n80? dunno which one shud i buy. TQ
i wanna buy N80, its a gud mob nd has gud features but i have frm many ppl that the battery life is very small nd the mobile is quite slow...culd ny1 one tell me if this is true nd if this is really worth buying it?...
This phone is great. But I do disagree with the talk time, I usually get between 4 and 5 hours. Actually the battery life on this phone is better than any other phone I've had. I've never had any problems with it, except that it loads block breaker a little slow, takes about 5 seconds. I use all the features extensively :)
N80 power specifications:-
Processor- 206 mhz.
Ram- 44 mb (depending upon free space in phone memory)
i love this phone its amazing! if someone is planning to buy new cell i rekon this one!
really its a very nice mobile with excellent features really i likeit:D:D
totally cool.. luv d phone.. tho i wanted a n76 bt dis is better than nothing.. stil gettin used to it coz its a little bulky compared 2 d Motorola L6 i had before dis phone.. still luv it... xp
I am thinkink of buying a N80 but i need ti know can the expanable memory go over 2GB???
Thanks reply me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi.. Wat is the CPU details of N80? Wat processor it uses? Wat is the clock speed of the processor?
normally, before u purchase any brand of phone, u should double check the software & other features such as languages u need etc.
these will apply in all phones. not just n80.
after all the raves, i decided to buy N80. I was so excited to put it on and start using, until some hours later when a loud alarm woke me up with a call to muslim prayers. Apparently mine came with a software that has Islamic calender, alarms and such features. I don't think that's too cool. I should be allowed to make a choice. I sold it pronto.Pls check before purchase for any unwated software.......... Funmi
Yep and i dont understands why do ppl keep on cursing this model i woder if they bought it from black market and one more thing why should ppl have to load this thing with untrusted software,for sure it will cause trouble sooner or later,ppl please obey rule,we are not kintgrden nemore,ant lastly,believe or not,this model is the best Aleander Graham bell's latest inventions ever,nothing will be the same.you will find and would raise my word.Thank you very much.much obligue
awesome fone i like clamshell type of phones i used 6260,before this,N71...but N80 rocks i`m using 2gb mini sd no problems,one minor thing my camera shutter has no sound when you take pics..other than that no problems at all..maybe i just need to upgrade the Firmware mine is 4.07...i heard theres already 5.0 need to go to Nokia :-)
hello everyone..i just want to give an idea about how prevent the battery quickly empty when calling and using wifi..you all must to know where the antenna is actually located.maybe it is not in usual place as the other phones because the camera is there..it is somewhere at the left or right of the phone..please have a look on user instruction book..next time we shouldn't place our finger around there..it makes battery used more if there is obstacles there..email me if this tip work!because i myself dont try yet:-):-).
had my n80 for about 6 months. i do software upgrades when they are available...had no problems, only ever froze once so i did an upgrade and has never done it again. wish i had waited for the black version...my silver one has so many little scratches around the sides. love this fone. a++ for nokia