this is a great phone, major defect is the battery life compared to my previous SE W800. Else N82 is even better than N95 8g which have no camera lens cover nor xenon flash.
The price is going down $459, black edition $479:
thanks father vince for explaining where the multimedia button is situated
one more thing...in the multimedia menu, is it the same as the n95?...You know the pictures in the background while going thru different applications and stuffs
and can you also decorate it?
I reckon in n95...putting pictures in the multimedia menu gave it a cool blurry animated effect...is it the same for n82?
Anyone can help me here. Got a problem with my n82. I try to install some themes but when the time I reach the 10th theme, the phone will auto delete the 10th themes, so I can only install limited of 9 themes. Is there anyone encounterd the same issue as I had? Is my n82 infected by virus or any bugs?
To the guy with the really long review:
So out of 10, what would you rate the N82?
Lucky you for having found this. Pay attention as this is the real deal as I have an N82 and don’t work for Nokia yada, yada. Sorry though, I’m going to try not to write the very long review this device requires. Mainly going to focus on the negatives that nobody else will tell you to save your having to buy one to find this stuff out.
Problem number one: the user manual is too short by tenfold. Tenfold. At least. And often you only get something like: “Blue Water Widget Mode: enables blue water widget mode”. Sure. Over half your N82 usage knowledge will be from trail and error and educated guessing.
No page or jump scrolling button function (that anybody like me knows of—see problem number one). Without a mouse, the four way button (I’m sure it has a tech name but you know what I mean) moves the cursor one pixel at a time. So so for web pages, but not so good for maps. Pretty obvious deficiency that they could have easily solved.
Lock and Roll is here is stay, it will never die. Excuse me. As a candybar, you need to lock the keys. However, some events unlock the keys auto and some temp unlock them and some trigger but you have to remember to unlock the keys first. What, you think this all would be stated in the user guide? Reread problem number one.
$%^&ing backlightless. Since the backlight stays off, no way of telling if the keys got unlocked or not (see above). Hey, I’m cheap, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who checks the call duration meter so as to talk fast and hang up before hitting that next minute. No good on the Nokia as the backlight goes off in 60 seconds max with no possibility of a reprieve. (Yeah, I know about the workaround app that you have to remember to start and then terminate.) This issue hits you all kinds of places over and over again. Best I can do (given the lack of documentation) is the double suck of hitting the power/mode button. This will force the backlight on but sucks once because of course doing so every 59 seconds is a big pain and sucks twice because if you press it wrong the phone thinks this means you want to power off. Now and without confirmation.
Someone wrote, “…runs on a needlessly complex OS that buries useful apps.” Okay, sure. I’ve had to actually “type” into the find feature to track down apps like the calculator that I know are there but I’ll be damned if I can find them anywhere. The six softkeys are very handy but with this full-featured beast, I need 20 (and then I’d need softkeys to organize the 20 softkeys…). Hmmm, maybe some documentation would help.
App parameters for amateurs. Found out (remember, inadequate documentation), that the recorder app happily pauses without notice when you go away to something else like the maps app. It’s still there and running, just no longer recording like maybe this is why you ran the recorder app. The video recorder doesn’t care that you are a power user who has plugged in an 8GB card, you get one hour of recording at a time no ifs ands or buts. And if you weren’t a power user like me, why would you get this phone?
Integration disappoints me. I guess convergence just is not here yet even though a device like this is. I can’t tag a GPS lat long to a contact. I can’t properly tag a note (or a doc like a PDF or image showing how to get to their home) to a contact or, heaven forbid, tag a note to a stored GPS location (that the phone calls a landmark). How about recording something via the recorder app and attaching this to a calendar event? I could go on and on and on. That it offers less in this regard than the 10 year old Palm Pilot I was using does really surprise me. It also does not seem that everything, literally the hundreds of settings along with all the data can be backed up for fully recovery. As a sane person I don’t want to have to go through all the setup work again.
There is a whole bunch of other stuff, but you have the high points here and after all, there are professional reviews out there.
On the good side, the camera works really well…for me. I suppose photophiles would scoff, but the 3mp works fine for me and meets one of my purchase goals to always have a camera handy. Same too for the video recording. Not great, but not bad and meets my needs. The true flash works out really well. I use my N82 more as a camera than anything else. From my N82 experience, I’d rather have an N95 (bigger screen, sexier, no key locking issues with the slider I presume) but that flash thing led to the N82. I’ve taken to using the flash and close-up mode to use my N82 as an always on me document scanner. Thank you, thank you, yes, I know I am starting yet another trend. Those forms the doctor’s office made me fill out, I now have a pretty decent copy.
The GPS is slow starting (as all the reviews say, perhaps slower), but I live with it. (Note that I don’t have a data plan—just use WiFi and USB—so this makes things different in a number of areas for me like no AGPS, YMMV). Oh, pay attention to this. Navigation, not Voice Navigation as everyone reports, is a (pretty hefty IMO) extra charge per time option. I thought that I would just navigate looking at the screen and skip the voice and save the money. You don’t pay, YOU GET NO, NO, NAVIGATION. It seemed pretty cool during the brief trial period with issues like you might expect like sub-optimal routing in strange ways. I miss it and would use it if I had it (with or without the voice talking) but I have no problems just navigating like I had for 34 years before I got my N82.
WiFi is fine, web browsing okay (remember, only tedious one pixel scrolling). It will connect to hidden access points (and I wish my laptop did so then I would hide my wireless router). Bluetooth works okay. But—I tried for grins to link to my Bluetooth mouse and this did not work and then my mouse started tracking poorly. Bluetooth stereo headphones were fine. Another parameter nit, Bluetooth-PC xfers way too quickly timeout. Like when, gee, imagine this, you have a bunch of photos or some video that you want to xfer to the PC—get the USB cable out. I mean, I don’t care if the xfer takes all night, let it run!
Oh, of course, the phone works. People say it is the clearest they have ever heard, wireless or wired. I say, who cares. It works okay, fine. Voice dialing I find useful along with voice known caller announcement. Just keep the damn backlight on so I can see who is calling or what my call duration is, etc. Just one more thing, its locked up twice so far requiring power cycling. I’d rather it didn’t but this has not been devastating to me.
hey man wat u be talkin bout? da cam quality is way better dan a k800i and da keys grow on u it aint a prob for me and ye da video quality is great in da day but a lil noise in da night.but which mobile fone to date has a good night camera? da volume is loud enuff for me.da camera wrks gr8 no probs wid da phone overall.and neat apps available like emtube,windows live,yahoo go and many more
Man! this fone is a disappointment! keypads are like a**! the video is an a**! especially at night man! the camera of this fone is only at the level of SE k800i! the image of k800i (3.2 megapixel) is as clear as the image of this a** N82 (5 megapixels)
But I'll ask again, in case no one has seen my previously post. I need opinions:
Could somebody tell me if there's really a number of retail packages on N82?
I mean, in our country N82 sells either with a 2GB card ($480), or with no card ($360). I fear that the one with no card could be a scam!
Could you give me a link, that points to the types of retail packages, so I can see that those types really exist?
BOBZ been using 8gb hc card since got the fone,,its sandisk...no probs but remember the more songs you put on the longer it takes to open up songs in music player as you open up the app...that said ive got over 1000 songs and it opens up straight away just about...
When the n3650/n6600 came out their was a piece of software called photoacute that upped the vga resolution to 1 MP buy interpolation,,,I wish a piece of software would come out to up this vga video recording to the 1 MP mark or dvd quality levels that would really make these devices ultimate camera tool.....
I use 3 mp on this most times because in the past the best camera pics i got were from s/e k750i / w900i /w610 etc and its not the pixels or ccd chip or cmos chip that count ,,its whats in front of the sensor and and behind..most are using better alogorithms these days & better optics but all i look for is a clear shot thats nice and bright and do not care that nokia do boost the colours abit ,,i love colour but k850i does not do this but i found k850i a bit blurry you have to keep dead still..The k850i was great fone just d-pad hurt my thumbs and had 3 reapairs to it in first month....
Somewhere in all these reviews on the web it does say the n82 is better quality in gamma levels than n95/n958gb whatever that means???
WITH me having n82/n95/n958gb "but sold orinal n95-1 to get 8gb version" i love the way i can just open up the shutter and shoot and get a good shot each time with all the nokia models even my 6630 still gives a good shot in daylight...Its the simplicity,,if i was serious about photography the mobile would not even be on the list & nokia does this..
My friday test did this,,
2hrs 40 mins mp3 80/90 % volume
15mins vid record vga and watch back
40mins total on web
10 mins google maps
3 min fone call
started 7.30 am and got hone 5pm with 5 bars left.Still going to do mp3 loop test even tho its for myself i will put out come on here wen done...
a fee days ago bought n82.amazing capabilities...like a small pocket pc..wifi works super .still discovering phone(would say pc)...
The W800 would obviously have better quality than 5700 because 5700 doesn't have AutoFocus, Macro Mode,its Lense is smaller, and focal length is less lol. The N73 you tested must have ealier firmware, although the N73 woesn't a great camera phone in the 1st place, the K800 killd it,but N82 definetly has better picture quality thanthe K850, GSMArena, and a couple of other review sites found the same.
WHO you asking to do print quality test???? if its gsm arena they have done it with n95 v k850i ,,,n82 uses same cam as n95..If its gsmarena users what a damn cheek go buy both phones yourself and compare....
I am using 8gb micro sd card on my n82 with no problem. Theres no downtime whatsoever. This phone is awesome!!!! Love the camera!!!
Because i noticed that W800i have better print quality than Nokia N73 and 5700