yeah. mine also face the same battery problem. my N79 battery life is 2x much better than my N86.so ironic.
i've been using my n86 for about 5 months now, the unreliable battery(or battery indicator) is the only problem i have with it. So, i took the only remedy i could think of.. I bought an extra battery, and take it wherever i go, i recommend it for you all
And what i mean by that is the camera is running in the background and consuming the battery charge.
you can make sure by using a task manager app.
hi guys,i have this phone for 8 months and it is v.good.about battery problem pay attention to that in the last software v.30
the camera wont shutdown by its slider,you have to use the red button first .
yes ur right...battery is my biggest headache..it has some problem indicating battery n once it goes in power saving mode..it get empty in less dan 30 min of use or 2 3 hrs stand by..i do many thngs to protect battery it seems useless..anyway its a good phone 4 me except battery sucks...hehe
hey,i rily hv a big problem wit ma battery.i hadly make calz nor watch movies,but it drains very fast.i only browse like twice a day and listen 2 music.
zubby, 11 Dec 2010hi, my n86 just started hanging/becoming sluggish.i tried doing the factry restore, but its a... moreis ur phone a new one? if it is, then its normal coz i have experienced it with my n81 8GB and my n86 8MP. But later on it will be going ok.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2010how can we back up of the messages in the e mass memory as when eva i try to send messages usi... moreyes i also encounter that one bout back-upping msgs to the e-slot or the mass memory. it really makes me not comfortable. i really can compare it to my other phone, the n81 8gb. i think theres a lot good functions with the n81 compare to N86 except for the camera that its really nice which i think is the only the best feature of this phone. I can even scroll my finger over the cursor of N81 just like a laptop but i cant ever do it with my N86.
I have my N86 8MP. For me its really a nice phone but i have one thing i hate about it, is for having an auto-landscape view when u try to lay down the phone un-intentionally. It really bothers me when for im texting and im lying on bed coz it will automatically set on a landscape view which it makes me hard to type. Also, i have noticed about it, when it comes to video downloading, my N81 8GB is better than my N86.
My N86 is 1 year old now. Mine is indigo, made in China, and I added a 8 Gb card, which also came with a USB adaptor. I chose it because it gave lots of functionality at a reasonable price- even today not so may phones will give you this at 280 euro I paid for it. I dont give a dime for Nokia's brand- I've had various phones, SE were better than the others.
The phone is still in good shape, no mechanical probs, no hangings, no dead battery in 6 hours and so on, despite it being assembled in China. Yes, sometimes it is a bit slow to start apps, but not critically. The camera is pretty good, FM transmitter sometimes very handy, GPS was also handy when travelling as far as 750 km overseas. Battery isn't bad, I charge it every 2 or 3 days with moderate usage, however recently, a couple of times the phone switched off without warning- just beeped twice. No power save mode, no warnings. Now I charge it more often, just in case. Sound is inadequate, I frequently miss calls when it's in another room, and when it's in my pocket outside (it's winter now) I'd miss absolutely all calls if I'd not hold it in my hand.
GPS has a habit of regularly not locking on sattelites even in direct view of the sky, but I am not expecting much form a non-dedicated unit. I also tried Garmin on it- much better maps in my country than Ovi, but took too much space, so I erased it.
Photos are good, although mine never go beyond 2 Mb- some people say they get 3-4 Mb pictures, I wonder how, I've used the best photo specs possible.
The slider back is all scratched, the lower and right hand buttons too, and even the lens cover has a slight scratch, but nothing critical, also wobbling is not too bad. I am a careful owner, BTW.
Used E72 for a couple of months alongside N86- of course E72 was much faster, so much more convenient for texting, web surfing, but lacks all the media I wanted.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the device, since it gives me so many possibilities without having to carry around a camera, FM transmitter, a USB flash drive, a GPS navigator, a music player. I do have all this devices, but having everything in one gadget is much more convenient- no fiddling with chargers, SW, headsets, memory cards, cables and so on. And everything works pretty well!
how can we back up of the messages in the e mass memory as when eva i try to send messages usin that memory ma phone stops workin.... guys do we hav a solution for this??
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2010hi is really the bAtTery drains fast?I am facing the same problem with the battery drain up too fast eventhough it was not linked to the internet.
Hi, I got this phone in August of this year, I'm in my 4th month now. My top problem with this phone is the battery, sometimes i charge it twice a day, horrible, right? Then another problem is when i switch the network from 'GSM' mode to 'UMTS' or 'Dual' mode for 3G, the phone restarts itself after some minutes of usage. It tends to get hot in my hand during this period, but Nokia said there is no problem with that, I'm afraid there is. Another problem is the slide, it tends to get a bit shaky. Anyone facing this too? Pls help. Thanks.
Ahmed, 03 Dec 2010Hi friends. I just bought a used N86 8mp yesterday. i want to know what is the latet firmware ... moreLatest software Version is 30.009
Customer Version 30.009.54.1
that`s the avaliable for Egypt access uptill now bro
zubby, 11 Dec 2010hi, my n86 just started hanging/becoming sluggish.i tried doing the factry restore, but its a... morethe factory lock code is 12345 for all nokia phones.
also 4 those complaining of poor battery life, try going to wlan wizard and switching off the wifi search every 5mins option!.. thats the culprit drainning ur batteries