Currently I'm more inclined with the N82.
ok the screen is smaller. and the batterylife is less.
I've been a fan of nokia since the very first 2110 old lcd candy bar type, back in the early 90's. I have had many devices since then and used different brands.
I currenty have the N80 and E61i so for me the N82 screen is in the middle.
Camera is a nice function and ideally the camera on a phone is typically used for point and shoot when a DSLR or dedicated camera is unavailable. The flash on this thing is amazing I've seen pictures taken in the dark with this. its perfect for that.
The dedicated music buttons on the N95 is a nice feature but its more buttons to look for. slide this and get this.
To me the N82 is more of a convienient phone. I liked the N80 when it came out but the only thing it didnt have in my eyes was the A2DP. I was able to live with the battery life and slide but now as an all in one phone the N82 seems to be the better choice. I've read the software is more stable than of all 1st time symbian release. so N82 it is!
when will finland version n82 be available in USA? Please reply soon anyone.
Well, with all the listed features, no doubt its another fantastic fone, hope the battery that comes with it is enough to withstand at least a day and half with heavy use.. and, oh. hope this baby will also come in black in the near feature. White phones easily gets dirty and old..
N95 8GB vs. N82, What to get?
Recently many have been torn between the N95 8GB and N82 and honestly I can’t blame them. Choosing the right one seems a lot more difficult than what I originally imagined. I wish I could have this one definitive answer and be done with this post in just two lines, but alas I can’t. As always Nokia doesn’t make “the perfect phone”, instead they give one or two of their devices almost everything you could want and then gives to each one or two unique features. In the end it seems like they want you to buy all of them to get all features, but that wouldn’t be very smart. The idea behind this post is not to tell you whether you should buy the N95 8GB or the N82, but rather explorer the pros and cons and based on that let you make your own decision. To aid our quest for the right phone I made this table indicating the difference between the two.
I’ll start with the obvious. I know some of you only want sliders, while others swear by monoblocks (candy bar). If you exclusively want a slider, your search has ended here as the N95 8GB has that form factor for you. If you’re more of the candy bar type you should go with the N82. But since a lot of us look more then the form factor alone let’s continue analyzing the differences. In the table I created the items marked green are positive, the red items are seen as negative or a feature that is lacking. Features that are marked in yellow are features that are seen as subjective matter, as these can be seen as good thing or not depending on the user.
N95vsn82screen_3 Screen: The N95 8GB has a 2.8” while the N82 has the 2.4” screen. It doesn’t seem like a lot on paper, but consider that even compared against the the classic N95’s 2.6” the N95 8GB's screen looks huge. People prefer bigger screen, the N95 8GB has the clear advantage here.
Storage: This is one of the most discussed differences. Some argue that N82 has an advantage here because it can quickly swap out cards. It’s also no secret that the Nseries devices have a slow USB 2.0 transfer speed, the N82’s advantage comes from the fact that you can take out the card and use a card reader to transfer your data a lot more quickly. Another advantage we can point out is that it’s quite future-proof: the N82 is microSDHC compatible and should be able to support 8 and even 16GB microSD cards. On the other the N95 8GB comes standard with 8GB of storage, no extra purchases necessary, take it out of the box and you have 8GB of built-in memory. While the N82 comes with a 2GB card, buying a Sandisk 8GB card will set you back another $140. Thinking about this matter I would also like to point out that by the time the 8GB in the N95 8GB becomes obsolete most power users would have already moved on to the next best Nseries. There’s no clear winner here, I’ll leave this for you to decide. It’s either convenience (N95 8GB) or future-proof (N82).
N82vsn958gbdedkeys Dedicated Music controls: Music is a big part of the Nseries. Being the smartphones that they are, both the N95 8GB and the N82 are capable of multi-tasking. This means that you could be playing your favorite tune or podcast in the background while performing other tasks. Lacking music keys means that you have to “minimize” what you’re doing to control your music. The N95 8GB's dedicated muisc keys allows you to controls your music while performing other tasks like playing N-Gage games. Another win for the N95 8GB.
N82 Xenon vs n95 8 Led flash: The N95 8GB’s puny LED flash is no match for the Xenon flash of the N82. The N82 clearly has the upper hand here.
Camera cover: The N82 has in fact 2 lens covers: the external on that opens to activate the camera and a clear cover just in front of the lens. The N95 8GB only has the clear cover. If you scratch the N95 8GB’s clear cover you won’t damage the lens, but these scratches will directly affect the images. Another win for the N82.
Irda port: Many people use the good ol’ Irda port; it’s still very popular among businessmen, so why remove such a feature? The Irda port might be a bit dated, but there are many uses for this trusty old port like Psiloc’s Total irRemote.
Like I said in the beginning it doesn’t make any sense to declare one of these devices the overall winner as potential buyers have different priorities. But one thing is for sure, if taking the best images (especially in low-light) is your number one priority, I would recommend the N82. Personally I would choose the N95 8GB because of the giant screen, the looks and music controls.
Which one would you choose and why?
And i'm not giving you my IMEI code number! The IMEI number is used by the GSM network to identify valid devices, not you!
Thnx 4Bbn, I'm assuming that you have owned a N95??? Can you confirm which is the better phone???
I'm acually going to ask this to all users who have have owned the N82 and N95 together. Which is the better phone.
And to prove you have owned either phones supply ur IMEI of both phones. No trolls, No bashing, be polite!
This is the best smart phone in the world. In terms of build quality this is the most solid Nseries device ever released. The Xenon flash makes a world of a difference when taking pictures.
The software on the N82 is similar to the N95 8GB and the regular old N95 with the new firmware. On a fresh boot you get 90MB+ of RAM to yourself and it is impossible to use all of that up.
If you’re in the market for a new device, pick up the N82. You have my recommendation.
Some people say that the N82 is a Nokia N95 in a monoblock form factor plus Xenon flash. While this crude description is highly accurate, it doesn’t factor in the holistic experience of the device.
The Nokia N82, like the N95, is based on the TI OMAP 2420 running at 333 MHz and like the N95 8GB it has 128 MB of RAM with nearly 90 MB free on first boot. It weighs 114 grams, is only 17.3 mm thick and stands 112 mm tall by 50.2 mm wide. Again like the N95, it runs S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 on top of Symbian 9.2. It has a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens equipped camera with Xenon flash, WiFi, HSDPA on the 2100 MHz band and is quad band GSM/EDGE. Reception is fantastic and the call quality is similar to the N95, meaning incredible.
to all n95 users!!
what is the real difference with the n82 and the n95...
if i have an 8gig card in my n82
n95 8gig without card expansion
really there is no difference!!!
at least with the n82 i can take cards upto 32gig when its available.(quote by nokia personel)
ok the battery is a *bit* better on the n95 but to be honest if & when nokia releases a higher capacity battery. this phone is the flagship phone.
please realise that when a higher more powerful flash is used then *hello* scarifice of the battery life significantly drain its power. sorry to say its a small sacrifice for a high end phone.
so guys really tell me what is the better phone!!!
To the person who can't heard the phone! I'm not sure what sort of ringtones you are using nor what sort of headphones you are using for the music. But I have testing this with several headphones mostly Sony MDR's and Bluetooth Sony headphones and they have a rich bass and the clarity of the high tones are clear. I've noticed is that if you have used a low bitrate of and mp3 or encoded AAC, yes the sound isn't great but that is due to encoding and not the phone.
The sound is good just get a decent pair of headphones or if not GET A HEARING AID!!!
Also, geeky functions are for people who have the ambitions for more??? You are obviously not one of those people!
ill just wait for the black edition
probably better battery like n-95 black ed. and more memmory
this is the old strategy of nokia if the handset have problems they will release a black edition
"wat else is good about it apart from the camera?"
-2.4" 16million TFT display
-VGA 30fps vdo recording
-also GPS and AGPS
-symbian 9.2 and it is smartphone..10K+ applications available..
-N-gage capable platform
-also TV-OUT (VGA resolution)
-auto screen rotation
-3.5mm universal jack
-WLAN b/g, superb web browser with flash support
-again on sale at roughly K850 price 450-470EUR
What else do you want...?
tell me which manufacturer gives you devices with comparable specs....??????????????
I really want to know....................
i got the phone yesterday here in the philippines for P25500. ive had it for only a day but its already the best phone ive ever had. the speed of the phone and the way it feels in your hand is unlike any of my previous phones, especially my last being a p990i. the keypad is surprisingly good, its difficult to accidentaly press keys. the titanium looks great too, dont let the photos fool you. music player is loud, easily beats my former p990i, k800i and w550i (i was an se fan until now). it also has the best dpad ever placed on an nseries, its soft but doesnt makes you press into other buttons. the flash is amazing and beats the k800i. my only complaint is the auto-rotate screen, its kinda slow, it badly needs a firmware upgrade. im so glad i didnt go for the n95-2 a month ago :)
I am surprised that so many people praise this phone. Do they really have it? This phone has a major problem, which is that it is really really quite .The ringtones and mp3 players are far too soft. I tried others N82 and it was the same pb. Before I had 6267, 5610 and N81, which are really loud. So what is the point of all these geeky functions if you cannot hear the phone ringing in your pocket ? The audio player is also crappy, all treble and no bass. Try it before buying or you'll be disappointed for sure !
ok now here is the deal with TOMTOM on the N82. It works with an external BT reciever without no issues. I recommend that you turn off the auto rotate as this is not recommended. PLEASE NOTE the Tomtom do not support the N82. So it can be installed and it works well like any other symbian device but its not supported, therefore any adverse affects is not the fault of Tomtom nor nokia. Use it at your own risk!!! You have been warned.
Personally, I will carry on using Tomtom but without the auto-rotate. Also, note that I am using nokia LDW-3 GPS reciever.
Before commenting about the phone, be sure that you have it or have used it for about 2 weeks. IMHO, this is by far one of the BEST (if not the best) multimedia devices that Nokia has ever produced. Plus, it seems to be more durable than N95 (even N95 8GB) because of the candybar form factor. Don't say anything negative about a phone you do not have, especially if you cannot afford to buy one.
Honestly, I also have bought SE and LG's top-of-the-line phones. I sold K850i on eBay after 6 days of use. I just bought W960i a few days ago, and I'm terribly disappointed with the sound reproduction of that device. It doesn't deserve to be called the flagship Walkman. I am planning in selling it. If anyone is interested in buying this crappy phone, please e-mail me.
to m2hB.... you to dial a No. wil be a nightmare... so you don't own the phone... nor have you ever used one for week right??? please make an opinion that can be substantiated with fact and not fiction!!!
Just installed Tomtom Navigator 6 ... and tomtom do not have support with internal GPS units. However, this work with the N82 with the N82 but still requires external GPS. *not the fault of nokia* it does support google maps with the internal gps unit and works like a dream. I will be testing this on the road and will give feedback!!!
I have seen this mobile, its looks terrible really and the keypad truly and really sucks you can't dial a No# not only that; but to write a SMS will be a nightmare for the guy who wants to buy it!!!!