if only it had a xenon flash like n82 it would have been better. though the sliding style is pretty nice
take a look at wikipedia.org and search 'oled'.
oled in my opinion is the future for all small screens.
you guys r noobs, tft screen has better image quality than oled, oly advantage oled has is brighter, less power and cheaper. but if u want better pics, go for the tft
musicphone/n82, 29 Aug 2008"Let us also dispel the rumors about the sound quality. The N79 and N85 models sport a sound q... moreIt's not even out yet and you had already made some good review abt the fone. Who are you? A Nokia engineer? Let's wait for the fone to be released to market first.
Nokia is getting boaring becuz the n81 is getting copied n96-78-85 etc, Check out samsung innov............
Aparadektos, 28 Aug 2008Why would anyone buy this phone?? Its exactly like the N82, with the only difference, it is a... moreThis is totally not the same as the N82. As N81/N82 pointed out, the N85 has the North America 3G bands, which the others (and the N79) do not. THAT is what makes the N85 so awesome. Also, the difference between a 2.4" and a 2.6" screen is alot!
"Let us also dispel the rumors about the sound quality. The N79 and N85 models sport a sound quality identical to N78 and N81 (respectively), that is a bit below the sound quality of N91 or Samsung i8510."
"Save for the missing xenon flash, N79 is preferable over N82 in all aspects from design and battery life to ergonomics and audio quality..."
"...N85 is a full-fledged replacement for N81 and the currently phasing out N95 8GB." "Sporting a price on par with N95 8GB, the model (N85) has a better audio quality, an updated software platform, a longer battery life and a high quality screen. It more resembles a music phone than a camera phone, still retaining a good video viewing capability and a vast support for N-Gage games." "Moreover, N85 is in many aspects better than its higher-indexed counterpart (N95 8GB)."
This is an impresive phone....Yet im a content man ....who knws wat he wants...and thats The N96.....
Get the N85 4 my Girlfriend....insted....
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2008if you cannot see what's new in this phone, then you are blind!what is so special about those two phones plase tell me.
The biggest difference between N85 and N81/82 is the 3G support for North America. and also the screen (size & Oled)
Regarding OLED lifespan: the blue OLED (shortest of the three) has 14,000 hours (5 years at 8 hours a day). 8 hours a day is really heavy use and I dont see most people use a cellphone for over 5 years. Keep in mind that this data is with old technology and it's very possible nokia may have improved blue OLED's lifetime. So I dont see OLED's life a major issue. The biggest issue is the $$$ :D
Aparadektos, 28 Aug 2008Why would anyone buy this phone?? Its exactly like the N82, with the only difference, it is a... moreWell, why coz it has USB charging + flash while video recording + FM transmitter + longer battery life (talk time + stand by time) and of course not to forget its OLED screen saving more power.
Why would anyone buy this phone??
Its exactly like the N82, with the only difference, it is a slider.
I hope Nokia will keep up with Samsung and SE and build Windows OS phones too.
Just one, an N85, with decent battery, bigger touchscreen, more RAM and CPU is a must if Nokia wants to keep up with the co,petition...
PLEASE ANY N81 OWNERS...
Are you liking your phones?
Do you regret your purchase?
How's the build quality of your phone?
Where's your phone manufactured?
I'm thinking about getting an N81, but may hold off awhile for the N85.
BUT ... the N81 is at a GREAT price-point right-now = $295
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2008I'm trying to figure out whether to get an N81 right now.
How long have you owned your unit?
... moreYeah $295 @ NewEgg for an N81, that seems to be a GREAT price.
Love to get an N85, but...
I used to buy Samsung / Motorola mobiles, and Samsung is fine, but has not that charm, and I always regreted to buy a Nokia, because I handset should be 16mm thick at most, but this one is a very all in one handset, simply have all you need, The design is the same, but c'mon Samsung is not using his Samsung Soul as a platform to his all new phones like inov8 and steel, and samsung b, etc, etc, etc, like motorola did with the razr?, this phone is very great and simply has all, the Amoled display is very eye candy. I think finally I will buy a Nokia phone.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2008i have n81 and i realy love it!and thats even better.now theres no old 2mp camera.if the sound... moreI'm trying to figure out whether to get an N81 right now.
How long have you owned your unit?
Where's it manufactured?
How do you like the build quality of your phone?
Is there anything you HATE about your N81?