victor nauvroski, 26 Oct 2008build:
small in size but the weight just right to give a solid feeling when you handle it. sl... morehey victor...
really helped me
wat abt speakers n volume ??? is dat a prob ?
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2008The upper slide of N85 (the one that reveals the media keys) is multipurpose. It serves as con... morewell im thinking about getting N96 2, its just that i want 2 xperience OLED, screen color seemed good to look at thats why N85 attract me..
anyways im havent decided yet whch to buy that il use with my n82.. n85, n96 or 5800, all of this mobile offers a different xperience.
small in size but the weight just right to give a solid feeling when you handle it. slide is precise. the top one is hard though. you will get used to it after a few sessions. the design is good. it's sleek, some might call it "girly" but it is fashionable. the keys are well spaced but a bit tough. I would agree that it does make a noise when you press it(single piece of plastic for the whole panel of keys being the reason). the side key placement is perfect(especially the lock/unlock sliding key). features are good. nothing we haven't seen in n78 albeit the 5mp camera. for people who wanted to know about gaming I am sorry to say I am not a gaming freak. so haven't tried that as yet. you better find out yourself, I have little knowledge in that area.
the camera image is crisp and the camera take 7 sec to start once you open the lens cover. but it cannot beat a good digicam.
OS is good. all the transitions are smooth. it doesn't hang if you have not installed any rubbish(i faced the problem and now its gone after I removed it, phew!!!). usb charging is good but it does not juice up the battery fully. the wall socket charging can add more mAh(btw they use the same port, 1 less hole for dust to gather, hurray!!) battery is ok as promised;). the screen needs a special mention.
wait for it
truly its perfection personified. the contrast ratio is sun/black hole. the colour gamut is = the rainbow. and as promised the display quality doesn't change with viewing angle right up to the point at which the screen is hidden. the screen is the winner......
and for Rs 24k (380 eur) i got it for a bargain....
You can buy it sim-free from the Nokia uk website now so hope now some contracts become available soon in the near distant future as i want to check the quality of this mobile,then i bet on the end of November Nokia announce there first 8 mega-pixel camera mobile,as they have been preparing for there first touch screen "N" series mobile an this might be it,to shock Samsung an Sony Ericsson as Nokia as been trailing behind these for abit nowdays
Xenon flash would have benn a plus. Nice but Girly design. SD compatible up to 16 GB. FM transmitter is music transmitting compatibility only. Does charges through USB. N85 is basically just an improved version of N95. Nokia design team is the worst design team I've seen. Improvement is that the dual slide multimedia key is multifunctional for gaming, music, videos and camera.
This is a nice phone but all those who lives in US do not purchase this phone because samsung USA doesn't cover the 1 year Warranty on non us models.
8mp camera in not that impressive comparing to Nokia N series. It's almost the same. But if you know how to use camera and change settings in different situations innov8 is a great 8mp phone. No FM transmitter. No DVB-H and who needs it in USA. Symbian OS is a plus in this handset the design is Good, it would have been great if the volume rocker was on the other side where camera switch was located. Volume rocker acts as a zoom in and out. This is a latest handset and its not us compatible available in Europe and Asia only so if your buying the phone be careful the warranty is not going to cover it. Its a little expensive handset and if anything happens to it you're on your own buddy. For people in UK you can get it in a contract of 35 to 45 Pounds and comes with service provider warranty and samsung 1 year warranty.
Ugly looking phone with a 16 GB memory and SD card slot. Worst cell phone design i have ever seen. duel slider is good but why they also have music keys at front navigation key pad. Plastic toy phone body and Cheap looking keypad. No camera lens protection and No DVB-H support for US so no no.
Xenon flash a plus. Nice candy bar design, not bad. SD compatible up to 16 GB.
Nokia marketing is clever, making people pay more for a lower spec phone like N85. N85 is based upon mid range phone N78,when N82 is base upon hig range N95 8gb. So how can you pay more for a N85 than a N82 ? Remember than N85 (or N79, they are the same)is successor of N78, when Nokia makes you think it is the successor of N95.
just had an email from the nokia webpage saying its available for purchase in the UK, hopefully it'll be rolling out to the networks soon :-))
iolo003, 25 Oct 2008i love this phone
oled - never use ds feature before
dual slider - never use a dual slid... moreThe upper slide of N85 (the one that reveals the media keys) is multipurpose. It serves as controls for music playback (skip,rewind,play/pause,stop), slideshow control for image viewing (zoom in/zoom out,play/pause,stop), zooming in/out of web pages in web browser, gaming buttons (a & b).
OLED is nice. The annoying thing is that the screen is always lit up even in power saver mode.
Important thing to note is that N85 is basically just an improved version of N95. There is nothing new with this phone except those minor details only. And this phone does not specialize on anything: inferior camera compared to N95/N82, inferior soumd quality (headphone/speakers) compared to N81, and no 3D graphics chip unlike N95/N82.
I would've forgiven its under par camera performance but not its only average audio quality. MP3's with higher bitrates should be loaded on it inorder to achieve good sonic experience because those with lower bitrates are no longer passable to an audiophile like me. Thinking twice of getting this phone. I think I should get the N96 instead when the price drops to P20,000-P24,000 next year.
ramr, 25 Oct 2008This one's too expensive. What's new here is the OLED display. The rest, uhm, not very surpris... moreBecause N81's design with its rounded edges is futuristic and more modern than N95's sharp edges. Also, N81's arrangement of the keys is more neat than the previous ones.
N96 and N85 are patterned after N81 because its a common design language to distinguish it as NOKIA, just like how iPod Shuffle, Nano, Mini, Classic and Video look so similar with each other.
About OLED Display
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)
An Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), also Light Emitting Polymer (LEP) and Organic Electro Luminescence (OEL), is any Light Emitting Diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is composed of a film of organic compounds. The layer usually contains a polymer substance that allows suitable organic compounds to be deposited. They are deposited in rows and columns onto a flat carrier by a simple "printing" process. The resulting matrix of pixels can emit light of different colors.
Such systems can be used in television screens, computer displays, small, portable system screens such as cell phones and PDAs, advertising, information and indication. OLEDs can also be used in light sources for general space illumination, and large-area light-emitting elements. OLEDs typically emit less light per area than inorganic solid-state based LEDs which are usually designed for use as point-light sources.
A significant benefit of OLED displays over traditional liquid crystal displays (LCDs) is that OLEDs do not require a backlight to function. Thus they draw far less power and, when powered from a battery, can operate longer on the same charge. Because there is no need for a backlight, an OLED display can be much thinner than an LCD panel. OLED-based display devices also can be more effectively manufactured than LCDs and plasma displays.However, degradation of OLED materials has limited their use.
Many people are complaining about wobbly slider, especially when using the keys under the screen : the top half hit the bottom one making noise. Is it the same for you ?
This one's too expensive. What's new here is the OLED display. The rest, uhm, not very surprising anymore. We need something new, especially the design. NSeries' design are going the wrong way lately. Hope Nokia puts a stop on this. N81's design was not good, though it is a good gaming and music phone. Why does Nokia keep on reproducing N81's design? Look, N95's design is great, but look at what Nokia has done with N96 and N85? Nokia's headed the wrong way. Stop the bleeding before it's too late. Don't be too complacent. Consumers deserve quality products with design, features, and other aspects thoroughly studied before arriving at the finished product. N96 and N85 have not been thoroughly polished. It's unfair for consumers. Nokia is a big brand, but development should not stop because of reliance with the big name. Back to the lab. This N85 and N96 experiment creates a monster within.
hey all.. how r u... hope you all are 5n..so.. as i saw..innov8 is not a vey good phone....because it's in a weight of an elephant.....eventhought this phone is the best..as someone saying...this phone is very heavy till people like me suffering to carry...let's talk about N85.. N85 is the one of the best phone which will be launched soon, in N serien history...because this phone has great functions compare to N96 but cheaper than N96...so go for it...finally u will see what i meant...
i love this phone
oled - never use ds feature before
dual slider - never use a dual slider also, ive been using candybar ever since
interchangable buttons 4 music, games and video
and all d feature of nseries in one.. looking 4ward in owning one
GSMArena, please post this review up ASAP! I desperate need of a good, trustworthy and unbiased review!
My contract ends on the 3rd of November, so I need to decide if the N85 is my cup of tea before then.
Thanks in advance!
The N85, HOW IS IT AS A PHONE, does it receive well in poor signal areas, or is it like the new samsung good camera etc, but hopeless as a phone?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970not yet mate!
im eagerly waiting also.. cheers! ebay.ph usually post the earliest
willee, 25 Oct 2008ive just bought this phone yesterday n it is amazing!it really diff from those comments u may ... morehey willee...
i was really keen on d n85.. but with such user comments on volume and camera i was in a huge fix...
is it dat bad ??
can i go ahead n pick it ??