To the one who mentioned about the internal 8gb flash memory breadking are you a tech guy? Flash memory is not as sensitive as micro hard drives such as in the N91. It won't break unless your drop the phone in which case any phone would be damaged anyway.
Forget about Xenon flash thing. Let us focus on some facts about the N82:
1. Poor battery life
2. Dim screen
3. Horrible keypad (including its dirty cheap material)
4. Longer and thicker than most candy bar phones (for a non-slider model it is indeed thick)
5. Price plummets real fast
6. Rear plastic cover's quality is damn cheap.
7. Media player issues (Its not bug-free as advertised by most of you)
8. Speaker location sucks
For those who think N82 beat up N95 8GB, consider the following:
N82 can't manage music player on the fly cause no music key. Particulary useful when you use the phone as walkman, with N95 8GB, you just need to slide, press a key, and slide to close position (hell, you don't even need to take out the phone or look at it). N82 you need *unlock keypad*, go to music player, press a key, exit, and *lock keypad*.
N82 can't share photo or watch video like N95 8GB do cause 2.8" is really big difference. Not that N82 can't view photo or video, but if you want to share with many people, you'll know big screen always helps. Also, you have to hold phone closer to you to watch video, while N95 8GB you can rest your hands on the table.
N82 can't play landscape n-gage mode according to n-gage website. Within 5MP camera family, ONLY N95 8GB can do landscape n-gage gaming.
N82 can't play music as loud as N95.
N82 can't do editing as fast and convenient as N95 cause dead simple - NO PEN KEY.
Whether Xenon flash alone (and better night photos due to less noise reduction during high ISO setting) worth the exchange with all above, you do the judge. N95 8GB is more expensive, so do when you include the expense of buying an 8GB microSD card with the N82(especially if you want to prevent impact on the card you need to buy a good quality card, which is, even more expensive).
So between both, no one wins. N82 for camera lover, and N95 8GB is multimedia lover. Just that simple.
My first day with it, I took my N82 to Disneyland. This is the best phone I may ever own and maybe one of the greatest phones ever made. I don't care if people hates the looks. Holding it in my hands, I think it is a real underrated gem. I kept the thin layer plastic on. No hangups yet. Reception is fantastic. Nokia 6230 was a legendary phone and it was beloved not for its looks. I feel bad for people who judge this on the outside and can't see the real "viewty". Really missing out. This phone took better pix than my Sony W55 today, esp the dark scenes.
to those who think N82's design is awful, take a look at this...
I have had the N82 since beginning of December and it is Gr8! Camera and video is amazing, very clear and sound quality is very good!!Battery lasts 3 days, which is alot better than the original N95. In my opinion, there is no phone out there that comes close to meeting the specs of this phone other than N95 8GB,although this has xenon flash and expandable memory
i think i'm gonna keep my N73 for a while, i'm not saying that N82 is not a worthy upgrade. i'll just have to wait for the next round with all the specs of N82 in a more agreeable design of the phone
I am looking to buy this phone. Has anyone ever used www.hi-mobile.net or www.puremobile.ca ? The prices are excellent but I wonder about how legitimate these stores are. Any opinions or old customers from these stores?
Here a neat application:
The keys are not good,and they sit to low on the phone!??
There is a big gap between the display and the Keys so why are Nokia using this small uncomfortable keys?
N82 coming in another color? Black please!
those people that are not nokia fans who happened to own this phone already...could you give me an opinion about the overall look? design? the keypad? these are my concerns that's keeping me from purchasing this phone.
i'm just here to give some opinions for those that still wondering between N95 and N82. actually, the differences between N95 and N82 are the xenon flash and auto-rotation in N82. but auto-rotation is currently available for N95 too. otherwise they are roughly the same. undoubtedly however, this phone is really very wonderful and strong.
Amazing phone... good features
Encourage u ppl out there to buy it.
Haf yet to discover more of it. =)
Just received mine. Well, as expected, the phone does not really look expensive. Yes, for me I personally like that because I don't want to show off. The back design looks like a digital camera, impressive, however. Back battery cover seems to be like of cheap plastic, but it's ok form me.
This phone is packed full of features as N95, plus a xenon flash.
In the picture look quite small, but in hand feel quite big, but not very big depends on personal opinion. With that size, plus this phone is not a heavy phone thus feel like hollow inside, unlike N80 which feel solid. The keypad are very tiny, probably Nokia did this to compensate the big screen. Side keys are better than N95 coz it is neat and less likely to press buttons unintentionally
Good point: Full of great Features smartphone
Bad point: Look like made of cheap material
the phone is real cool!!!!! its almost like n95 8GB but its a little different and it is overall great
Hi people, did anyone owns a Nokia N73 and a Nokia N82? I wanted to know which battery last longer. Anyone can recommend me which phone to buy?(N73 or N82) In terms of battery life, software issues, heating issues, and also stereo speakers(loud, clear?). Thanks.
Following are my observations,
I am currently into a tumbling task of purchasing an expensive phone-
I have gone thru below response and want clarifications of questions below,
LG Viewity: most impressive in looks and being the only phone with touch screen- gives a lot of temptation.
But what is missing is-
1)LGs capability of handling music, photos...- whether it will hang.
2)No xenon flash
3)very bad battery life.
N82: Great features- has capability to handly office(mail/ document reader) with pleasures(music, pics..)
1)Less Battery life for official talkers
2)Design not impressive- looks like an ordinary phone in hand- does not look like an expensive device
3)no usb charging: always need to have charger in laptop(otherwise in all other phones only datacable suffices)
4)Hanging issue- application hangs in most n series phones.
1)great battery life
2)ok pictures- cyber shot(pls cofirm whether image stabilizer is there), music player
2)no mails chking software/ no docu reader
3)no tv out
I just received mines today and was suprised by the light weight. I am charging it right now. Not a bad looking phone. It grows on you. But I bought it for what it can do, not just looks with very little else. To all N82 owners, I hope I enjoy it just as much as you guys! Xenon flash is perfect for nightclub pix. That's all Nokia needed to add to battle SE in the cameraphone wars.
Great day to all yah N82ers!
Been busy with a lot of my work lately haven't been able to blog around...so far so good y'all!
@fatherVince,AGC,jetsson and all gatekeepers of our n82 portal...
thanks for doing your share of marshall-policing the line of posts here...hehehe..
@arachi rei xian
go for it, you will never regret buying this baby! n82 rulez!
20/20 for me here! hehehe...nice goin'bro!
n82 and the n95 8gb shares the same spex, almost ..except for the xenon flash...and that has made all the difference!
WTF are talkin' about dude?!
i dont see/hear any prob with the music player - go see an EENT boy!
unless SE takes Nokia to court there's no saying somebody copied something from someone.besides, come to think of it...all mobile phones evolved from one great mind and spewed all varieties of units we have today...kinda reminds me of the theory of Evolution...Darwin sure knows his craft..
and kiddo, i got a k850i and an n82, no competition - tell ur mamma to buy u an n82 instead.LMAO
AGC is right, heck, this baby can handle whatever gb you got in your pocket...no worries... i doubt u got that many files/music/video up on ur sleeves to fit an 8gb SDHC card...
i really like to help u out with ur Q's man , if i could only get what ur saying..dam'n!
i never thought u can easily say something about a guy's sex orientation just by asking for his phone model??!!LMAO real hard!!!hahahaha!!! i bet you got a PINK k850i!hihihihi!!!!
there u go!!
they both got a 16m color display capability.although n95 gb has got a bigger screen.
his probably referring to the flex cable...its the film like thin cable housing the delicate thin wires connecting the slides...
i miss your sorry a55 posts here ma man...what? got tired of lyin' to urself that you got both n82 and k850i?? for all we know all you got is your dial-up connection u use to pesk around decent postarea like here...
walk the walk before you even think of talkin' the talk!
@optical vs digital zoom
optical zoom is hardware relative. if your cam supports optical zoom, it has got to have a fullware optics and processing capability to produce quality pix, even if its only 3x. Digital zoom is scam, it makes you believe that you're getting a telescopic effect with ur subject when in fact ur using vital pixel info and your pic quality suffers. better go for optical zoom if u got the choice.