Zzzz, 14 Oct 2008Extract from the mobile-review test of N85:
"The picture quality put up by the N85 only los... moreI'm not discouraging anyone.
You have to have own the set to know the truth. I think Nokia may have changed their camera supplier.
I too have very high hope for N85 after the disappointing N96 (sold for a loss, sad), but it is just not good enough, not even up to N82 standard.
This is the same sentiment shared by my friends who bought it recently too.
Maybe a future firmware update will fixed the camera and speaker sound (loud but may get distorted).
i think a true all-round multimedia device should a 3d graphics accelerator and dedicated audio chip. is the absence of 3d graphics chip on n85 really a big deal? not only in performance but also in image & video quality? i wanna try this phone for myself first before i buy it. but it's not yet available here in dubai. n85 seems to be perfect already if only it has 3d graphics engine and dedicated audio chip. i think samsung innov8 is the best multimedia device today. but it's too pricey.
N85 is a very good fone good quality music loud speakers everthing very good...
plwh888, 14 Oct 2008I have the N85 for few days now.
Shocking News :
The Camera is LOUSY !!!
N95, N82 and e... moreExtract from the mobile-review test of N85:
"The picture quality put up by the N85 only loses to that of the Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5, although some people still like it better. For those wondering whether the brand new N85 is any different from the Nokia N82 in terms of camera - it's not, or, at least, not in the way you will notice."
It looks quite good actually
That's strange you say the camera is lousy, maybe you get a defective one ?
got this about three months, brilliant phone, freezes now and then but its ok
oh c'mon! don't discourage me from buying this phone. i don't care about camera at all, as long as it's got 5mp carl zeiss optics whether the results are good or bad, it's okay with me. (neither i cared about n82's xenon flash, that's why i sold it). what i wanna know is how's the sound quality via 3.5mm jack?
can tis phone put password for messages n files so others cant simply access ? any1 knows ? can or not ?
plwh888, 14 Oct 2008I have the N85 for few days now. Shocking News : The Camera is LOUSY !!! N95, N82 and e... moreso sad to hear that. this is disappointing.i was so excited to have this phone but now i'm confused,is the camera really that bad?
I have the N85 for few days now.
Shocking News :
The Camera is LOUSY !!!
N95, N82 and even N78 camera is better. Despite the same Carl Zeiss branding, I think Nokia may have change the camera module/sensor module Supplier.
The Speaker is LOUD !!!
But not as good quality as N96. When play loud N85 sounds distorted.
Other than that, the phone UI is fast and easy to use.
I'm having mixed feeling over it. Its a GOOD phone but not GREAT at all.
Zzzz, 13 Oct 2008I too like N85 but people have to see the facts. Have a look at the performance comparison cha... moreThe only place the N95s beat N85 is 3D performances like triangles, texturing etc etc. . .fact is the 3D acceleration seen in N95 is only used in a handfull of apps and games (Global Race, System Rush OpenGL, Quake Open GL, AND Camera (pic and video). Yet the N85 can perform just as well in Camera without the 3D Accelerator ( GPU) and the games above have non GPU counter parts that luk the same so the N95 graphics performance doesnt count for much. The N85 beats N95 in terms of speed, Java engine performance, stability etc. . . As seen with the other scores.
still not available here in dubai. is it really a great music and gaming phone as it claims?
Dani, 13 Oct 2008Mobile Review gave N85 a Positive Review, saying that its better then N95-1 and N95 8GB in ter... moreI too like N85 but people have to see the facts. Have a look at the performance comparison charts for benchmark of N95 8G and N85 on the mobile-review site.
N85 is far behind N95 in every parameter. If you want a better phone than N95 don't buy N85 but the coming 8 Mpix Nserie.
But that won't stop me to buy N85, still a great phone.
End of discussion
Zzzz, 13 Oct 2008N85 is not the perfect phone some people think, after all it only has the same plateform of th... moreMobile Review gave N85 a Positive Review, saying that its better then N95-1 and N95 8GB in terms of Features/Price Ratio
N85 is a BIG improvement over N95-1 and N95 8GB.
N85 is Perfect for that reason.
INNOV8 is at a higher price, but has almost the same specifications as N85 besides the camera nothing else differs.
C905 is a Good Camera Phone and a Good Phone with a Very simple outlook to its aims.
N85 has been Revieved as a Perfect 'Mid-Range' High-end featured device.
It's pretty close to being perfect though. Realy good devices, cant wait to get my hands on one.
N85 is not the perfect phone some people think, after all it only has the same plateform of the N78 and N79.
And the performance of N85 is lower than N95 8G (mobile review test) in every aspects.
But it is smaller than N95, cheaper, and the picture and video recording samples i saw are really good, so this is the one i want !
still no offers for the N85 on contract in the u.k,but its out in the Usa an some other countries but you have to watch out buying from them as they get that many fakes an copies,as there were loads of N95 8gb copies on Ebay.Usa thats while i will be waiting until its available in the U.K ,Exspanse they should have in stock on the 25th October sim -free ,but you watch it now Nokia will be announcing it 8 mega-pixel camera mobile in November so its available for xmas or 1st 1st quarter of 2009 as they are trailing way behind the rest with these camera mobiles
Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 vs Nokia N96 vs Nokia N85 : Hardware Performance
CPU Platform :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : TI OMAP 2430 450MHz, 128MB RAM
- Nokia N96 : STMicroelectronics Nomadics STn8815 264MHz, 128MB RAM
- Nokia N85 : FreeScale I.MX31 369MHz, 128MB RAM
Jbenchmark 1.0.1 Total Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 4997
- Nokia N96 : 2796
- Nokia N85 : 3232
Jbenchmark 2.0.1 Total Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 532
- Nokia N96 : 358
- Nokia N85 : 548
Jbenchmark 3D HQ Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 873
- Nokia N96 : 155
- Nokia N85 : 195
Jbenchmark 3D LQ Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 979
- Nokia N96 : 283
- Nokia N85 : 380
Jbenchmark HD Gaming Score :
- Samsung GT-i8510 : 956 (29.0 fps)
- Nokia N96 : 127 (4.2 fps)
- Nokia N85 : 166 (5.5 fps)
- Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 has faster hardware performance at the same level with Nokia N85, while Nokia N96 is the slowest.
- Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 fully utilize the potential of the 3D graphic accelerator. It is an absolute requirement for processing the camera, video recording, decoding and playback. Nokia N85 and N96 can't handle this perfectly because the lack of graphic accelerator.
- Samsung GT-i8510 INNOV8 are the best gaming phone today. U can enjoy your 3D or HD games running perfectly in 29 fps, while Nokia N85 and N96 only can run below 10 fps. Thank's to dedicated hardware graphic accelerator.