Riamo, 31 Aug 2010dude SE w995 is not da best cuz:-
1.camera wise ii's not worth it (BELIEVE ME)
2.Video recor... moreIn all this years testing i forgor n86 has built in 8GB,,that means that with my 32GB card in n86 ive got 40GB ????
The trouble with built in memory is its designed to be robust as people wipe it record stuff wipe the memory ad-infinitum..If the manufacturers put in a high speed card (mass memory) the constant taking fotos and video that the normal non-geek in the street will do it would corrupt the mass memory quickly as it wears out...This is were the troubles start,, people sticking GB OF MP3 on to the mass memory find it takes ages to find stuff and refresh the mass memory..Video recording stutters as the slow mass memeory can"t write the 25MB/minute of data to the slow write speed..Always best to use the external memory card for video recording and thru extensive testing 5 minutes or recording
or below a class 2 memory card will suffice..
I want to say about this 5 minute result;
unless your wanting to record non-stop event i would suggest using a class 4 card i would NOT say a class 2 would not cope i dont want someone to go out and record a special event and it all goes wrong..
I have been using the wave recording HD and using a class 6 8GB card and as far as testing goes it has not let me down,,no stutter..
All my testing is to help when you dont have your camcorder etc with you but something happens which you want to record,,from accidents in action to eveidence to funny moments to precious moments..To be honest if i was filming a wedding i would maybe use a camcorder but can you rely on the quality and sound????????? At least the n86 has top quality sound and usable video footage that YOU CAN rely on ...
Last comment is on a long day trip you will need 2 batteries or seperate portable charger ,,thats not a downside cause most camdorders last a hour tops??
subhash jain, 28 Aug 2010hi i had taken dis phone a month ago its sounnd is not at all good u have to put in vibration ... moredude SE w995 is not da best cuz:-
1.camera wise ii's not worth it (BELIEVE ME)
2.Video recording is crap
3.its a Walkman series than also not good enough speakers
4.display of N86 is far much better than W995
5.No micro SD card and no built in memory like N86
6.AND THE LIST GOES ON
So how can u say that its the best??? o_O
I am ordering another white one from nokia store now down to 279.99 GBP,,they taken 20 GBP off..I am scared that no more decent button fones wil be produced for a long while and since into nokia/symbian so much have to take this option..Got rid of n85,n79 and galaxy s so i will make 45 GBP ..i still have wave and e72 but overall n86 wins..I hope i am proved wrong but thats the gamble but with every silly firm doing touchscreens i am unconvinced..
Go into a shop these days and you see a wall of screens all looking the same,,i am repeating myself but go to samsung page and look at that lot ,,pure touchscreen hell they all look the same..
I "repeat" i have used buttons since i was born and love the green send and end button where you feel as if you have hung upp by pressing a physical button..
I have tried my best to find out if symbian^3 and ^4 will provide button fones but up to now it seems its been written for touch,,I could say am ready for a change of device(been their done that)but only the samsung inn0v8 is the nearest device and the lip sync issue is there so no good..
Nokia n8 besides been touch i cannot see that battery lasting..it might for video and music but get that radio on and bluetooth/wifi/gps/2g/3g will still criple it in 4-5 hrs..
Wow day by day its rating going up n up..realy it deserves it.yestrday i talked abt 1:30 hr even aftr it saying Battery low..i realy impressed
N86 has been in for repair to get top loudspeaker fixed,my fault i got some water in it. Been gud fone sum hangs crashes just usual symbian/computer crashes.9/10.
J, 28 Aug 2010Firmware v.30.009.54.1
I felt my phone lag if using installed themes, but no problem with b... moreIve had trouble with third party themes,,some are over 2MB in size and too big..The inbuilt themes will always work best and make fone more efficient..Nokia dont give you many themes but they usually give a light theme and dark theme then choose a wallpaper..The biggest trouble ive had is with third party themes even from zedge..Some themes work great then you come to dial a number and you cant see anything cause background is white and theme text is white..
S/E w995 is not a smartfone so cannot compare them its unfair..
many flaws.... me mainly goin thru overheating n non responding auto focus of camera....
hi i had taken dis phone a month ago its sounnd is not at all good u have to put in vibration mode its sound is too low tat we cannot hear if phone is cuming instead u take sony w995 it is best
I felt my phone lag if using installed themes, but no problem with built-in theme and my n86 sometimes failed to open the 'Settings' menu.
I hope Nokia fix 'Nokia Nseries' & 'Nokia Nseries White' theme, they're not skinned well...
And 16 'qf' files in Tone list really annoying, since update it from v20 to v30.009 via FOTA!
Macaulay, 27 Aug 2010Tanx. Am grateful for ur user experienceI need to add more to my memory results,,,
The memory card is 32GB but class 2 the biggest speed i can find but found that video recording is fine on nokia n86,,"BUT",,on wave class 2 memory cards cant cope with the amount of HD video recording needs and can be the cause of stutter,,i use an 8GB class6 sandisk memory card for wave video recording which uses up to 80MB per minute average whereas the n86 uses about 25MB max wen video recording..
I always use sandisk altho kingston cards always has good results from users..
N.B. the faster the card the more expensive it is to anyone who does not know..I found a class 10 card at 8GB but it was 89GBP which is what my 32GB card cost at class 2..
To fill up the 32GB card with just 24GB of mp3 took 2hrs at least on my laptop..When i used sony micro 2 card at 16GB to fill it it up it took years,,sonys micro2 card which i used in w995 (which is also a top feature fone)are the slowest write cards ive used in my life..
celladik, 25 Aug 2010Go for n86. Symbian vs what? Wide angle carl zeiss optics lens Video is better zoom is like... morego to settings personalisation tones and turn warning tones off. dats it. note that this will disable sounds like when charging, opening menu, closing slider etc... and all those found under the section audio themes.
Macaulay, 25 Aug 2010Pls can it use SD memory upto 32GB. And will it affect performance? I need to buy this great device.ive used 32gb in it but if you put 24gb of mp3 on it like me it will take ages to refresh memory..no difference to me...U sing 32gb in my samsung wave at moment which is a top smartfone too thats why i bought it twice!!!
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2010I like the fon but there is one problem, the weight of this fon is damd alot 149 grams its jus... moreIts the build quality that adds the weight and the camera module does add more grammes due to its build and stability..Nightclub photos and videos to me are pretty decent for a cam/smartfone even better than what you would expect and audio on recorded videos is superb,i thought it would come out distorted in nightclub but no..Audio output is realy impressive its just one of those perfect devices ,perhaps the last button type?????..I seriously,deriously hope not..
I want to take new n86 so plz someone tell me all about n86 ,is it good or bad wat u r opinion
I just got the phone last sunday. Great phone with good features. It may look cheap on pictures because of the plastic built but hey when their on your hands, very elegant and durable, good quality of material used. Camera is great even at night (it has face detection). My only bad comment is the slide mechanism, it tends to became shaky. but performance and function wise, you'll be satisfied.