I've got a chance to play with N85 in a mobile phone store here in Singapore. I used to like N85 ever since it was announced because I thought it would be a great music phone with N95-ish resemblance, BUT, I was wrong. This phone is just an enhanced version of N95, and NOT the successor of N81. Sound quality through 3.5mm jack is nowhere near N81. This is not a music phone. It is just a jack of all trades, master of none device. Camera quality, both stills and videos, is worse than N95. Sound quality via headset and speakers is too far behind N81. Probably the only noticeable good thing about N85 is the screen and battery life. But in everything else, N95 still beats it in performance.
From my experience with the phone after 2 weeks, Camera quality :
good light, landscape, no flash = good photo
good light, macro, no flash = good photo
low light, landscape, no flash = noisy photo
low light, macro, no flash = noisy photo
low light, landscape, flash = blurish and noisy photo
low light, macro, flash = ok photo but too dark on the edges
listen up peeps
if dis phone had a higher res.. screen and was made of metal it would be a killer beast!!
then it will be 10 out of 10 for a non touch phone!!
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2008N79 won't have more publicity because N79 is just the 3230 of 2008. It's a midrange phone for ... moretru tested n85 sq 2nite it sucks,n91 killed it,nokia said n85 is n81 sucessor they lied as usual.n96 sq sucks but n85 is worse its a joke n91 is old and still best why why why
N85 looks so much better than n79
All of you, listen to me! Are good the telephone it N 95. Both on a class and on all!!!
What's the diffrence between
N85-1, N85-2, N85-3, N85 NAM?
Should I wait the N85 NAM?
I'm trying to buy one thru the internet
Everybody has Chinese keypad which I don't want.
N79 won't have more publicity because N79 is just the 3230 of 2008. It's a midrange phone for budget conscious people.
N85 is ranked as a higher midrange handset.
N85 has better sound quality than N79, N82, and N95 but worse sound quality than N96, N81 and N91.
N85 is the revamped version of N95. It's not the successor of N81, because N81 focuses on music and gaming. N85 is a better version of N95 minus the dual CPU and 3D graphics chip.
As for the design, I have to disagree. Certainly N85 looks more decent and better than N79. N79 looks like a fashion accessory. Candybar design is always boring.
Made in China, Made in Hungary and Made in Finland are all the same. They have the same hardware and software. The only difference is from what country they were assembled. Made in China is the most abundant because Nokia's largest factory is located in China.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2008Don't know which one to buy, N85 or N79 : expensive but better screen, against cheaper and bet... moreN79 would be a wise choice...
but your friend might say it's a ladies phone...
are there music keys round the dpad
Chan, 22 Oct 2008Is there a difference in Made in China vs Made in Hungary for this phone. Its sort of hard to ... moreMade in hungary is much much better!Because its built quality has to pass strict european controls.Remember Nokias made in finland and hungary are made for europe standards.Made in China usually ships to the far east,x-russian states and sometimes U.S.A :))))))))))
Jagjit, 22 Oct 2008The mother of all phones!!! I bought this phone yesterday and his still not ceased to impress ... morecan u tell me which phone is faster... which do u think??
Nokia N95 8GB or Nokia N85?
can you tell me how's the sound going?
puzzuled, 22 Oct 2008is 900/1900/2100 good for usa att? I thought you have to have 850 which does not exist in n85.... moreyou need a 850 3G to work in USA. But if i Remember it works in Florida 1900.
Is there a difference in Made in China vs Made in Hungary for this phone. Its sort of hard to find a made in Hungary Phone!
Appreciate a quick Reply. Thanks in advance!!!
If I win lottery tonight, il buy this phone, N96, 5800, N79 etc, i love all of them, there distinct and offers different experience
is it xenon flash or not?
Which 0ne is better?
N0kia n 96, n 82, 0r n 86..??
D0es n 85 has freeze time l0ading like n73?
If anyone Purchased N85 can u please write HONEST review about its SOUND QUALITY via HeadPhone ?
(No FAN WAR PLZ) i m tired to read thos fan boys comments
p.s. i m fan of all companies :P
The mother of all phones!!! I bought this phone yesterday and his still not ceased to impress me. What a brilliant piece of work. Other than a few software gliches...this phone is a must have. One thing missing in this is a xenon flash. The pics taken in the night are a bit more clearer in N82. Other than that, this phone is light, sleek and stylish. Lets hope the battery plays out well. Its been two days the battery is still going strong.