To those wondering about the GPS and quality.
I have tested this phone with Nokia maps, Google Maps and Tomotom version 6.
All work exceptionally well and can receive connection in under 10-30seconds out in the open depending on weather conditions. I have only tested the A-GPS with google maps and nokia maps and an external gps module with Tomtom.
Tomtom mobile works well however, wait for version 7 to arrive which will be released relatively soon.
Also, I have tested this in the UK, Sweden, France, Denmark....basically Europe.
the Shutter sound can be turned off if you turn off the warning tones and silent keypad not sure which combination but its silent for me.
wow finally the n82 hit the Philippines now if only the price would drop a bit ^_^
a couple of questions though if anyone would answe...will very much appreciate it^_^
1.does the xenon flash still light up when taking videos?
2.err...One might find this weird but....can you disable the camera shutter sound? hehehe cant take candid photos with shutter sound seems like for for quite some time now series 40 phones such as 6233,6131,6300,5300 are the only ones to be able to disable the shutter
having a camera light is acceptable in order to let people know that they are being picture taken but having a shutter sound is too...not discreet, disturbs people when you are in a public tranport etc...
3. lastly...any differences in the U.I. compared to n95? or is it the exact same one? It would be nice if they added a little extra heheheh^_^
Yes it support 8GB microSDHC.
Check this link, reply #754: http://forum2.mobile-review.com/showthread.php?t=70961&page=16
buy a separate gps,a real one. The precision of gps of n82,and the detail level of nokia maps are far of a real gps unit. Like their photo-video quality:good for a mobile phone,but weak compared with stand alone real movie or photo cameras. Just for fun,not for real arhive recordings,to pass through the years. I am waiting in 2008 for a new N-monster with optical zoom,better resolution
to good karma:
Do u want all those positive points in one phone?
>if YES, then i doubt this is the right time for you to purchase an upgrade of whatever phone you have in your hand, your next phone wasn't born yet, maybe soon.
>If NO, then it's just a matter of personal preference my friend. In my case i chose N82 cause it got all what i want/need in a smartphone, and i don't have any regrets with it.
It's just like your girlfriend or wife that you like/love most, but don't expect everyone to like/love her cause we all have different taste.
Tis question is to anyone who have tis hp. Are the keypads is easy to use( bcoz it is small and the gap is little) and is the sensor is easy to work with. how is the sound(music) quality compared to n73 (is the volume higher than n73). is the hp has many disadvantages(if yes plz stated it) i really appreciate ur answers bcoz i kinda buyin tis phone. tq.
would u please tell me how is its GPS quallity? how does it work and put here some pic from the face of GPS operation?!do i buy this model or it had better to buy another GPS with a cheaper mobile phone?
today i got the chance to hold and play with the N82. the more that im convince that this is one UGLY phone. sorry guys, but the power of this phone can't compensate its exterior. it feels like im holding a can of sardines...really.
It was really great hearing from you. I had been to a store and that is why decision making has become all the more difficult.
Following are my observations,
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 hate the color and Key Pad of N82. I no buy Sony Erricsson mainly for their key pad style but now Nokia copy Sony key pad. Way to go Nokia. N82 great phone in wrong case.
have you tried pairing your N82 with a Nokia BH-501 bluetooth headset? I just want to know how's the experience...
@KAD, n82 peeps
right you go dude!
but if u'll notice, with due fairness, most if not all peeps who are bad-to-the-bone detractors of the unit, and all other great units as well, are those who cannot afford the price tag! how many dismayed peeps here have acutally bought the phone, and was so dissatisfied with their decisions and postd their complaint...
All expert reviews from gsmarena.com, mobile-review.com, mobileburn.com praise the N82 for its features and functionality. I can't understand why people are raising a hue and cry on trivial things here instead of reviewing the product.
This phone is loaded with options but the design is poor and the keypad seems similar to the sony ericsson w880 which is not very comfortable. Also it needs a black colour to reduce its ugliness
Hey all, I was wondering if I could download/upload maps into this phone, so that I could use the gps without paying for the navigation.
another observation on my N82:
>when the phone is in power saver mode and when you receive a call only the screen area lights up and the keypad, soft keys and d-pad buttons remains off. Are you guys experiencing the same scenario? i don't think this is a good option for Nokia coz the possibility is we might press the wrong key when we are located at a totally dim areas.
I hope this will be resolve in future firmware upgrades...
N82 is a great camcorder too! It takes VGA videos at 30fps and the quality is unbeatable.
yes. all network devices - integrated or stand-alone, have their own mac addresses, its like their imei or something, btw, if your local wifi has its security set to wep, u dont have to worry about mac addressing...
and n82 has its wireless set to b/g, no worries there ma friend