Nokia N85 Smartphone Review
What’s new that is popping up in the world of Nokia? Yes it is the Nokia N85 S60 Symbian OS 9.3 smartphone, a review and the phone details of this amazing soon to be Nokia N95 “replacement”.
The new Nokia N85 smartphone is the newest addition in the Nokia portfolio of N-Series Symbian 240×320 pixeled OS 9.3 devices. A sneak review of the Nokia N85 tells me that this dual slider will surely be the phone that will take over the market of the N95 and even the N96 fans. What makes Nokia N85 a real gem is the fact that it has an OLED display which supports up to 16 million colors and provides QVGA videos. At last N85 has the micro usb charging mode which was a much needed feature and Nokia should have introduced this long back, anyway you know what they say… better late than never.
An N-Gage friendly smart phone, the Nokia N85 have several features in its arsenal for sure. If you are from North America or the United States then with its tri band WCDMA built in receptor the Nokia N85 will support all the major WCDMA reception including the 800 Mhz, the widely used 1900 Mhz and the 2100 Mhz. Additionally it supports the GSM based reception of 1800 Mhz which is widely used around Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Also for all you Aussies mate, well, it supports all the 850 Mhz, 900 Mhz, and 1900Mhz band.
This means that with this in your hand you will be totally free if you are using AT&T Wireless, Vodafone, Telstra, Rogers Wireless and any other next generation gsm based 3G internet providers or network carriers. T-Mobile, Cingular or Verizon Wireless might not be the best network if you are using the N85 because of the EDGE connectivity only. Of course it has UMTS, HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE, WAP compatibility, what else can you expect anyway! All major carriers like Airtel, Virgin Mobile, Hutch, Digi, Orange Mobile UK etc are supported as well.
Some Demo and Promos:
For its phenomenal high end Carl Zeiss based 5 mega pixel Nokia have introduced the slider I guess, thus keeping the lens clean and scratch free at all times which otherwise would have been the case if they were using the kick stand in this one also. As you would expect for such a high end handset, it supports auto focus and there is a dual LED flash to support the high 5 megapixel camera which makes N85 a perfect camera phone also. In low light conditions the video light turns itself on which is vital for capturing video on a cloudy day or deep into the night. The overall casing and the texture is really very robust overall and it seems that Nokia have taken good care this time to prevent fingertip marks on the phone’s body.
It supports both Wi-Fi and A2DP based bluetooth connectivity. The quality of the A2DP entirely depends on your headphones, if its stereo or mono really does not matter because N85 supports both of them. Glide it down and the smooth keypad exposes itself from the underneath and overall the keys are quite smooth. So, if you are a hardcore mobile game player or like to chat over in mobile instant messengers and chatrooms then this will ensure that your fingers don’t get strain even after an hour of constant chatting. It comes with micro SD memory card slot which supports up to around 8GB of space and guess what… Nokia provides an 8gb of memory card within the package.
It also have the standard music player and FM radio built in so you can easily use it as a music edition phone without being left out from the music freaks like me. Not only that the Nokia N85 is also equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack port so that you can easily plug and play videos and audios regardless wherever you are. The N-Series 3rd edition OS 9.3 based Nokia N85 is also providing you 70 mb of internal phone based memory which should be enough to install your favorite mobile applications easily and use it to your advantage efficiently. It also comes with a GPS receiver which is nowadays a standard for S60 smartphones and devices I’ll say. Weighed around 4.5 oz this phone have the following specs in its physical size: 4? x 1.9? by .6? which is quite light weight and not bulky at all.
The Nokia N85 is priced at around 665 USD before tax and interest premiums. Yes it is a pricey phone but yes, its worth the price totally. It can be the new Nokia N95 and N96 replacement in the near future for sure. Time will tell I guess. Cheers and please subscribe to the feed for free if you want to support my reviews and themes and everything else in this blog. Adios!