Nokia N80 Review
Review: August 2006. Updated April 2008.
Probably the most highly anticipated of the new N series phones, the
N80 is also the one that most fails to live up to expectations. On paper
the N80 is a dream - it's the highest spec smartphone ever released
- but perhaps this is the reason for the problems.
Starting with the physical design, the N80 is a novel shape for a smartphone
- a slide-up design, similar to the Nokia 6280
or 6111. This makes it both attractive
and compact (for a smartphone). At 134g in weight, it's one of the lightest
smartphones around, which is a real achievement when you consider the
features that have been packed inside. However, the slide is nowhere
near as good as the smooth sliders from Samsung. It slides awkwardly
open and won't stay closed. There is a tendency for the slide to open
by itself when in a bag or pocket, which can lead to the phone unlocking
and making calls by itself. It is also necessary to lock the keypad
manually, making the whole thing quite annoying.
The N80 is a 3G smartphone, so it benefits from a wide range of advanced
software, plus excellent functionality and connectivity. However, it's
one of the most buggy and unstable phones around. Perhaps future firmware
upgrades will fix these problems, but for now its an unreliable phone.
Its also very slow, both to boot up and in operation.
The N80 has one of the best LCD displays around and is also the first
phone in the UK to break the 3 megapixel camera barrier. With a 3 megapixel
camera it should take fantastic pictures, but it manages to disappoint
in this area too. It's nowhere near as good as the Nokia
N90 or Sony Ericsson W900i,
which are both rated at 2 megapixels. Video quality is good however.
The N80 has an advanced music player with support for playlists and
easy access to your favourite music tracks. Audio quality is excellent
and a stereo headset is included in the sales package. There's plenty
of space for storing music too - a 128 Mbyte memory
card is included as standard, in addition to the 40 Mbytes of internal
Connectivity is a key feature of the N80. In addition to Infrared and
Bluetooth, the N80 has a wireless LAN. This enables fast connection
to a PC, for copying images, video or music files, and also to access
broadband internet via 3G. Wireless LAN can also connect to other Wi-Fi
Battery life has to be mentioned, because it is really quite bad. Expect
to get no more than one or two days use maximum from this phone. If
you are expecting to make extensive use of its music and smartphone
features, you will find this to be a real problem.
On paper, the N80 looks like the best phone ever, but in reality it
disappoints in many key respects. Opinions on this phone tend to be
divided, so read the user reviews below to see what people are saying
before making up your own mind.
Features of the Nokia N80 include:
- Symbian operating system (Series 60 3rd Edition)
- 3G video calling
- 3 megapixel digital camera with 20x digital zoom and flash
- Video camera (352 x 288 pixels) with 5x digital zoom
- Display: 262,144 colours, 352 x 416 pixels
- Stereo MP3 player (MP3, AAC, m4a, eAAC+ and WMA formats)
- Stereo FM radio with support for Visual Radio
- MP3 ringtones
- Java applications
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Document viewer (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Voice recording, dialing and voice commands
- Push to Talk
- Personal organiser
- Memory: 40 Mbytes plus 128 MBytes miniSD card
- Connectivity: Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB 2.0 mass storage
- EDGE, EGPRS (maximum download 236.8 kbps; upload 177.6 kbps)
- Nokia XpressPrint over infrared, Bluetooth, PictBridge and UPnP
- Quadband plus 3G (WCDMA 1900 or 2100 MHz)
- Size: 95 x 50 x 26 mm
- Weight: 134g
- Talktime: 3 hours
- Battery standby: 8 days
Nokia N80 User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Patel sanjay from India on 13th Feb
i like it
Reviewed by teflondon ibrahim from togo on 1st
i like this phone
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 19th Jul 2006
I bought mine on the day of release, two weeks later there was rumour
of a firmware update, which even in Manchester required sending the
phone off to Nokia to install without voiding warranty. Aren't these
things supposed to be tested at all stages prior to release (my Network's
Orange by the way)? The operating system it runs is too new to have
a large selection of accessory applications ready for it and some, though
they claim to be compliant, fail to fully incorporate into the phones
menu system. I'm not sure whose fault this is, but the end result is
fine if you don't mind digging through sub directories to start the
application. The installed software is feature poor, having moved down
from a Sony Ericsson P910 to this thing, I'm so very, very sorry I didn't
just wait for the P990 to be released. Lesson learned. The Calender
is no better than on previous Nokia phones. Document readers are provided,
but a text based notepad is the only document creation software provided.
This is NOT a business phone. I don't care what anyone may claim to
the contrary. It's a device for making calls and crashing secondary
applications in the process. I still haven't figured out why they bothered
with a 'task manager' type of tool. It's not like this phone will ever
need it. The three mega pixel camera's a good idea, in theory, but in
practice the phone is practically incapable of producing an image with
the quality you'd expect to see when viewed off the screen provided.
Locking isn't reliable if you carry the phone in a pocket. It tends
to slip open freeing up the keys for all manner of trouble. Personally
I think Nokia have lost the plot. This device is quite possible the
most over-hyped, under performing thing I've seen in years. Very poor.
Reviewed by Dimwit from Great Britain on 18th
I don't know what all the moans are for. I've had my N80 for a week
or so and have managed to make all the features work, connected to my
WLAN with no problems, had no software hang-ups, sent and received MMSs
to and from other networks, been able to turn off network connections
I didn't want active, managed not to upload any photos unintentionally.
In fact, I've had no problems at all. The phone works just perfectly.
Yes, it's a marginally larger and a little heavier than most current
phones, but look at whats crammed into it. My only gripe - it would
be nice to be able to set the keylock to activate when you close the
slide. All in all it gets a big thumbs up from me.
Reviewed by Sun from UK on 17th Jul 2006
This phone was brilliant, i wud strongly recommend it, it has everything
u need from brilliant txt msging to emailing on the internet. U wont
b dissapointed. Its the best phone out yet.
Reviewed by Paul Bushnell from UK on 15th Jul
I got the N80 after having a few "smart-phones". The fantastic 6600,
then the 6630 and the 6680. I must admit that I havn't used all the
features of the N80 yet and am a little dissapointed that Tomtom havn't
issued any sat nav software for it yet but it is a great phone in my
opinion. The battery life isn't fantastic but I have been playing around
with it for a while and after a few charges I expect to see a better
result than I have at the moment. A few people have said that it is
slow when selecting programs etc but smart phones are slower than a
normal mobile. The screen is the best I've used and the camera is good
too (although it lacks autofocus). The speaker is loud and the slide
is smooth. A little niggle is that you have to physically lock the keypad
when you close the slide insted of it doing it automatically. In my
opinion this is a very good phone, and with the addition of wifi it
makes it a truely mobile office solution.
Reviewed by Vish Kathuria from Scotland, UK on
14th Jul 2006
i love this phone, it gets me thru the day superbly and the problems
are minor. a true multipurpose integrated crackajack and i would say
the best spec on the mobile market today and will take some beating
especially the fact that its quite an attractive phone as well Problems
- Battery Juice drains very quickly and doesnt always give a clear indication
when its about to conk out. Memory card problems bigtime - check forums
for nokia, but you cannot use some mini sd cards like Sandisk, but Adata
cards work etc... Lots of applications slow this phone downa dn it can
Reviewed by JEN BEN from England on 14th Jul 2006
Well i have been waiting for O2 to stock the nokia n80 for 3-4 months
then finally after my empty threat to move to orange they suddenly had
the phone in stock. I was so excited to receive it, i spent the first
few hours moving all my stuff from my NOKIA 7610 (which was simple due
to nokias very clever transfer option which moves all my contacts, calender
entries and gallery items at a touch of a button) the only 2 problems
are this 1) battery life - but that doesnt really bother me. I just
charge it... maybe the other reviewers didnt get a charger? I use a
car charger too when necessary or try to keep my bluetooth and Wireless
LAN off unless necessary. 2) SERIOUSLY BAD SIGNAL. I returned the phone
after 1 week to O2 after the signal was 1-2 bars or no signal all the
time. I was gutted but was sure it was a one off fault... i was wrong.
My second N80 was just the same I love this phone. It provides me with
everything i need for my business and day to day use... except i cannot
live with the signal problems. I have had to send it back and get an
older, inferior phone. Im gutted. Come on NOKIA and O2 (put your heads
together and solve this problem!?)
Reviewed by Stewart from UK on 14th Jul 2006
Phone has everything you'd ever need, and looks good. Wlan is a massive
plus point, and contrary to popular belief the phone is very stable
on the later firmware versions, and perfect on the uk 3 network. Comfortably
the best phone i've ever used, Nokia still leading the way.
Reviewed by Menhel from England on 13th Jul 2006
This is the best phone it's got everything beryone who gave it a rubbish
doesnt know how to use a very powerful phone, it has everything a phone
can have i dmit the camra isnt as good as the k800 but its still good
. all u other people who ar reading these reviews dont listen to th
stupid 1s who dont know how to use a phone trust the professionals.
Reviewed by Antoine from Malta on 12th Jul 2006
I bought it sim-free from abroad (in Bulgaria) to be honest and I was
immediately appalled by it. The menus were fast, the screen display
was bright even in Mal;tese daylight !! The radio was clear and sharp.
The pictures... simply magnificent!! The memory ok and the battery...
Not bad at all.. It lasts about three to four or even five days !!!
Well done Nokia !! Simply the best !!!
Reviewed by Ryan from South Wales on 11th Jul
At first I thought this was the perfect phone, then the bugs came. DO
Reviewed by kamran from england on 11th Jul 2006
This phone is good but... ITS A BIG BUT... It always for some reason
keeps restarting hmm i wunddaa. But then again it happens to most phones.
iv also experienced this with sony ericsson phones... i fynd th N80
complicated nd bit slow 4 me it cant keep up... butfrom my opinion the
k800i has a beter quality camera which i have compared nd a phone i
would rather have then the n80
Reviewed by dils from england on 10th Jul 2006
i think that this phone is the best phone that has ever been made. it
combines style with a different range of facilities to create a perfect
finish. i think that this phone by nokia will be a huge success worldwide.
it has absolutely no problems and is easy to use. i just think that
this phone is brilliant.
Reviewed by Baz from Australia on 10th Jul 2006
Well I hear alot of bad things about the phone surprisingly. I have
only ever owned nokia's and my previous one is the 7610 which was my
first symbian sis phone. symbian means that it can run .sis program
files in an operating system mannor (you install and you run them)the
N80 is the Slikest symbian phone ive see and i traded up as soon as
i laid eyes on it. The battery life some people complain about is a
result of incorrect charging and use. My first tip for solving this
is for the first week of use let the phone charge fully and then use
it till the battery completely empties, secondly there is a feature
on this phone that not many users understand it can put programs on
stand-by so if you do not exit the app and press the red button it is
still running (THUS wasting precious battery) to check this hold down
the menu button for a few seconds and a list of all the running applications
will come up. overall beautful phone i recommend that you search for
free symbian sis apps or java games for your phone on www.google.com
however only the free ones. 5/5 *****
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 10th Jul 2006
Really disappointing, poorly designed phone - it's gone back to be exchanged
for another Sony Ericsson. Faults and poor points for me (in one week
of ownership) where: -too bulky -corrupted software supplied with phone
-rubbish battery life - 36 hours even with no bluetooth -display breaks
up all the time -phone book is useless - no option to display the number
-camera is fixed focus -flash goes off AFTER you've taken the picture
- USELESS -nothing to protect the camera lens -Keypad lock is stupid
- you need to open the phone, shut it and confirm the action just to
lock it off. -Slow browser -Slow menus -Poor connectivity with PC -crappy,
ancient T9 text input. This is SO out of date now it's not acceptable
Nokia used to be top quality but in the last 2 or 3 years they've gone
far downhill and seem to be struggling to keep up. Seriously, Nokia,
Raise your game or sod off.
Reviewed by Peter BM from UK on 7th Jul 2006
Well mine’s gone back to Orange – thankfully they have a
great returns policy. For the past 18 months I’ve been using a
Nokia 6230i and love it. The nice thing about Noikas as any longstanding
user will tell you – you can use them with your eyes shut they
are so simple. I really thought the N80 would be the answer to my dreams
with its superior camera, 3G and Wi fi, alas it wasn’t. Slow menus,
constant crashing, appalling battery life and disappointing wi fi. Within
just a few days, despite my initial enthusiasm I realised it just wasn’t
the phone for me. I’ve worked in mobile industry for over 10 years
and in my experience the only people who will like this handset are
the tekie types – everyone else stay well clear!!
Reviewed by James from UK on 6th Jul 2006
I have just received my second n80 in the post from o2. The first one
was running out of battery in half a day firstly and then would not
allow me to change the ringtone and kept resetting itself. Eventually
it was taking so long to open applications that the phone became impossible
to use so i had to take it back. I hesitated at first with ordering
another one, as the features and camera are so good on the phone. Ive
had nokias for the last 5 years so didnt really want to change. New
phone received, sim card inserted last night, recognised, but i am unable
to call out!!!! Then a message comes up on the screen saying allow sim
to send message, what is that all about!!??, it keeps happening even
after resetting the phone four times. Phone is now back in the box and
on the way to 02, it lasted five minutes in the real world, this early
batch of n80's must all be pretty poor, cool looking phone, but wait
til its niggle free and on a free upgrade, if you really must have it.
Reviewed by Andy from England on 5th Jul 2006
Well I have had the phone for 12 days now and I am more than happy with
it. I have the phone on a vodaphone contract and I also have the latest
version of firmware as per the nokia website. The camera works fine
with picture quality being better than I expected from these reviews.
Wi-Fi is easy to setup and the genral feel of the phone is of a quality
product. The only down side is the battery life, I have turned down
some of the settings and now get around 2 - 3 days depending on how
heavily I use it. Overall great piece of kit more aimed at serious users
than fashion victims!
Reviewed by Lee from England on 5th Jul 2006
I was so looking forward to getting this phone. What a disapointment.
It should have been an excellent phone but too many things let it down.
I'm sending mine back to Orange. The battery life is poor (well documented).
There is no date on the main screen (looked in manual & settings and
even phoned Club Nokia - nothing at all about the date being able to
be displayed or taken off.). When writing a long text all the lines
"shift" to the left, cutting off the first 1 or 2 letters of each line.
The characters are also too small . Perhaps iv got a faulty phone who
knows. By the way, thanks Orange for getting straight back to me when
i complained about these problems. That was 2 days ago and still no
call back. Also the slide is, well, rubbish. There isnt enough resistance
when opening. Unlike the D500/600 which has a positive open and close
sliding mechanism. Its all too easy to half open the phone (just by
holding it or in your pocket). Its also sooooooo slow. Im used to the
symbian operating system but this phone takes nearly 30 seconds to start
up! The menus are pretty much the same as my old 6680, they just look
a bit nicer thats all. This phone could, and should have been fantastic.
Instead its just average. Nokia needs to learn from its mistakes and
improove its products! I'm now waiting for the Sony Ericsson K800i.
Reviewed by Bryan from Glasgow on 4th Jul 2006
Im sorry to say i really hate this phone now!! I was so excited ( sad
i know ) about gettin it . It looked great little bit of shiny style
as i got the fone out the box . charged it up and started to browse.
slooowwwww pages changing thought ok ill override that its a lot of
features could be a little bit slow. camera 3 megapixel thought cool
lets get snapping.. totally junk the zoom gave me pics of blurred mush.
i decided to try the radio out the headset doesnt work . so in summary
im SO disappointed by it after 12 hours with it its being returned and
im picking up the Sony Ericsson k800i fingers crossed this one does
it for me.
Reviewed by tamsin from uk on 4th Jul 2006
i love this phone my only complant is that its a little chunky but the
spec of this phone is amazing an iv only had it about 2 weeks im dead
chuffed this is the phone to have. so what if it cost me a bomb but
well worth it. xxxxxxx
Reviewed by Matthew from United kingdom on 3rd
Where to start iv been looking forward to getting this for ages now,
just got it on saturday and it's already gone back, the camera is of
a very poor quality its not as good as the SE K608i, some of the applications
wouldn't open,i.e, music player, application manager and none of the
games would open, when i opened up the camera it would ask me to insert
memory card, so if your lookin for a phone that is supposed to be of
a good quality then go ahead and but this but to be honest if you want
a handset with the same features and still the bestest brand of all
then cross over to the darkside all you nokia fans and experience the
SE K800i which is the mother of all phones. take my advice do not buy
this handset you will regret it.
Reviewed by yelnats from uk on 30th Jun 2006
Waited two months for this fabulous phone. So anyway, better explain
in brief why I give one star. MMS wouldn't work, Orange say they fixed
it except now I can only recieve MMS from another Orange phone! Then
I have to turn 3G off, indefinitely! Why? Because every time I make
a call I get a connection error if it's turned on. So I have a 3G phone
which can't use 3G. Then the photography app from Orange, ( actually,
this may be all about Orange), kept defaulting to a setting which meant
I was inadvertantly uploading pictures to an online gallery at over
£8 per picture!!! Today I have problems with my connection breaking
up even though I have full signal and 3G is OFF. Then I find my phone
connects to Orange internet even though I have disabled it for another
reason. It just connects when I disconnect a phone call! Orange say
they are aware of this issue and blame Nokia. I had the Samsung D500
before this one - although I had to change the handset 3 times in 12
month s under insurance due to button faults, it did, however, during
normal conditions, WORK! Oh, the camera works on the N80 and IS great!
Reviewed by brian from england on 30th Jun 2006
Reviewed by brian from england on 22nd May 2006 Only 8-10 hours battery
life. well this was my reveiw in may and now almost july and i have
say the phone a 5 STAR phone now ,battery life is about two days now
and with the new frimwere all the bugs have gone.
Reviewed by Mick from England. Sunderland on 27th
I'm writing this review as I have just sent my 2nd nokia back to O2.
The first was sent back as the "muvee" creator application on the phone
caused the phone to freeze midway through the application, the second
phone I received had exactly the same fault. Had this not occured I
would have been pleased with the phone and maybe given it 4-4half stars.
Maybe I was just unlucky and recieved two phones from a dodgy batch.
If I was to rate the phone on its applications/camera/ease of use and
sound quality I'd give this 5 stars. However it loses stars on looks,
i've upgraded from a nokia 7610 and the n80 is much chunkier. This didn't
bother me too much until I seen the e900. When both phones are laid
out on a flat surface, the nokia can open it's slider over the top of
the whole samsung phone. I know samsung doesn't have 3g, as good camera
(2mp opposed to 3mp), however after looking at the shots on both there
isn't much difference on the phone screen, this may change if photo's
are being developed however. I would recommend this phone to someone
who likes nokias and wants an excellent camera, however beware of faults
as the n80 seems to be rushed out.
Reviewed by Bill from Nottingham from England on
26th Jun 2006
I have looked through the reviews but cannot find anyone with the same
problem I have. First the N80 apparently does not syncronise the phone
book with my fully installed in car hands free Bluetooth kit. Second,
the CP-93 case I purchased from Nokia on line shop does not have secure
belt clip, its just line a clothes peg, it allows the phone to fall
off the belt, the phone also falls on the floor when the velcro flap
opens as it revolves 360 degrees. The CP-93 case does not give sufficient
room to hold the N80 and somehow the N80 turns it self on obviously
by keys being poressed with the tight case and this is only noticed
when music starts playing on it. It also dials the last number because
somehow the phone lock opens even in the case. I am very dissapointed
after returning to Nokia after a bad experience with the Motorola V3.
I have contacted Nokia Head Office in Finland, I have sent 5 faxes and
not one reply. I have emailed though the internet and direct but you
get passed from one department to another eventually getting told to
write to Nokia in Edinburgh, no good if you want to sue them because
they may well operate under Scottish Law so you would have to get a
Writ in the Scottish courts. I have just found Nokia UK address and
I am writing to them to give them a chance to remedy the defects in
the phone and the case. Its seems Nokia are that big they just dont
want to know, even their chief executive ignores faxes sent to him personally,
no I dont expect him to phone me but you would think he would have someone
deal with it wouldnt you! WAKE UP Nokia, its your customers that keep
you going dont you know!!
Reviewed by Jack from England on 25th Jun 2006
I think this phone is absoulutley amazing it has everything from infa-red
technology to a 3mega pixel camera I would recomend this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by Olufemi Ajayi from United Kingdom on
25th Jun 2006
I just got my N80 yesterday and just got a day+ on it. observations:
this is a great phone. the multimedia is fantastic and the stereo FM
also. I have not done enough with the camera but seems ok. i have the
latest version of software on it and i think this has helped with the
batery life and it isnt switching off either. great phone with great
Reviewed by arijit from INDIA on 25th Jun 2006
SOME ONE SAID NOKIA N80 IS JACK OF ALL I AGREE WITHIT COMPLETELY. LET
ME GIVE SOME OF ITS DRAW BACKS:- 1. BATTREY A ISSUE IF U ARE A NET SURFING
FREAK, OR A LOVE THE MUSIC PLAYING. THE PHONE IS A SHERE JOY AND TECH
WONDER BUT BATTERY THAT'S DISAPPOINTING. 2.MORE OVER THE REVOLUTIONARY
WEB BROWSER SOME TIME GIVES UP I DISPLAYING WEB CONTETS BECAUSE "MEMORY
LOW", INSPITE OF 1GB UPRADED MINI SD IN MY N80.
Reviewed by Matteus from UK on 23rd Jun 2006
Had so many phones in past including the N70 which i thought was so
slow that i sold it purely on that, saw reviews on here with similar
problem with this phone. NO SUCH PROBLEM, I think you people may have
dodgy ones because mine is super fast! My dream phone found at last!!
Reviewed by Dale Pritchard from United Kingdom on
23rd Jun 2006
At first, this phone looks great with all the features it boasts including
3G. However in reality, this phone is quite poor. For starters the size
of the thing is nothing short of a brick whilst the speed of navigating
through the menus is some what questionable. Furthermore the sliding
functionality is not as smooth as the Samsung D600 for example and battery
life is quite shocking with only a day and a half when fully charged!
Only consider this phone if you MUST have 3G.
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 23rd Jun 2006
Firstly, let me start by saying that this is a great phone. My previous
two phones were the Nokia 6680 and the Sony ericsson P900. I would sometimes
wish the 6680 had some features from the SE, but since I've had the
N80, i've forgotten about all my other phones! Asthetically it looks
great (i've got the stainless one not the black one) its shorter and
narrower but slightly thicker than the 6680 and it feels well built.
The screen sits slightly below the surface of the phone which means
it is less likely to get scratched. The screen resolution is really
sharp and looks good.The phone has all the functions you need and I
don't find the phone slow which some previous reviewers have suggested.
My battery lasts ok too, i've not had to charge it any more than my
6680. i have had a couple of glitches, i tried to delete a photo and
the phone froze and i had to turn it off and on again and it's been
fine since. And using the camera the screen has gone flickered a bit,
but i'll upgrad e the software to the most recent firmware and i'm sure
those problems will be ironed out. The 3 meg camera is good, the best
i've used on a camera phone, although once the pic's are loaded onto
my computer they're not as sharp as ones from my 3 meg camera. The slide
on this phone locks opened positively but when its closed it slides
up a little easily which means that if it is in your pocket and it slides
up a little, the key lock can come off. But that is my only complaint.
Overall this is the best mobile i've had and would highly recommend
Reviewed by Craig from England on 22nd Jun 2006
I haven't had a Nokia for many years but wanted a phone with a good
camera and a html browser. The features on the phone are excellent.
I especially like the fact that I can connect the phone to my wireless
router. I've had it for a week and so far so good. it hasn't crashed
on me as some of the reviews suggest. I think the phone looks really
nice and alot of people have commented and said "that phone looks a
very posh". The only negative point I have is the battery life. I roughly
get 24hrs out of it. If I don't charge it over night, the battery will
be dead by lunch time. This phone has so much technology built in to
it that It is understandable why the battery doesn't last as long. I
would highly recommend this phone. It is much better than my old Sony
Reviewed by Dan from England on 21st Jun 2006
Well i have got N80 and to be frank i have read all the bad reviews
and my 1 does not have any of those problems it turns on fast the battery
lasts a long time the screen is bright the camera is briliant quality
zoomed in to maximum the slide machanism is solid there is ir on mine
the only prob i have is getting software as it is all s60 2nd. But u
lot must have had a load of early models if you had waited 4 them to
fix errors you might have had no probs like me. Oh yeah they sell it
to you lot you complain to them and say what needs changing they change
it then sell 1 to me.
Reviewed by Paolo from United Kingdom on 21st
I like this phone! I'm very surprised by all the negative reviews so
far. It is a very neat and well built model. It's been a while since
i owned a Nokia phone so it has taken a some time to get used to. I
would suggest reading the manual to get the most out of this phone as
there are a lot of new features which you might not know about unless
you read it. The camera on my N80 is exceptional for a phone! It's as
good as my 4MP Casio camera, I'm shocked about other peoples thoughts
on this? Maybe they are not using it properly? (On the back of the phone
move the button to the triangle setting, i found this better for normal
use). The battery life is not great but it does say optimum life is
found after a few full charges and discharges. It only takes 1 hour
to charge from flat which is good too! I turned off the screen saver,
dimmed the display slightly, left bluetooth switched off and found this
all helped a lot! It's a very customisable phone, you can change the
appearance of the menu's, themes, screen savers etc. The phone came
with plenty of extras too, like a decent hands free kit, aerial for
the radio, memory card, display wipe and a clever attachment which allows
you to charge the phone with a standard Nokia charger. I paid £50 for
this phone on a £40 a month tariff from Orange.
Reviewed by allyR84 from scottyland on 21st Jun
dont believe the rubbish about the battery life being poor, it's just
as good as any phone currently out there if not better!! the reason
it gets 3 stars is because changing between menus is a teency bit slow
and sketchy and more importantly the nokia n80 is a complete BRICK!!!
if your after a phone that will turn heads do not, i repeat, DO NOT
get this phone! may look nice in pictures which i first thought but
its pretty boring, basic, heavy and FAT when handling one. if its the
aesthetic needs that you seek from a phone get a samsung or a Sony-E!
overall although it is a powerful phone and for what it can do,it def
gets 5* in that department but due to it's poor design it gets a 3!
Reviewed by Edward from Uk on 20th Jun 2006
I owned this phone for about 5 days before returning it to the store
and exchanging it for a Nokia 9500. 2 positives about this phone were
the clarity of the picture on screen and features. Negatives (notice
I didn't put a number on how many...) rubbish software, slow (did I
say this?). I was disappointed with the phone in the first 5 minutes!
Don't make the mistake I did!!!
Reviewed by JASE from UK on 20th Jun 2006
HAVING HAD MORE PHONES THAN I CAN SHAKE A STICK AT, I BOUGHT THIS ON
ORANGE. THIS PHONE IS JUNK....... 1.POOR FLIMSY CONSTRUCTION 2. SOFTWARE
IS SO BUGGY-KEEPS CRASHING- RUNG UP ORANGE THEY SAID THEY HAVE HAD HUBDREDS
OF COMPLAINTS RE BUGS 3. BATTERY LIFE- FORGET TO CHARGE IT FOR A NIGHT
AND YOU ARE F..KED IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF THESE PRATS WHO SPEAK IN A
IMMITATION PATTOIS AND BUY THIS PHONE.... WELL YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU
Reviewed by kelly3291 from ireland on 19th Jun
Had the Nokia N80 about 2 weeks now. Looked forward to this phone for
months. On receipt very dissapointed. Biggest gripe is the battery life.
On maximum charge with absolutely no use of the phone, it can barely
reach 48 hours. On maximal use for calls, you had better be plugged
into the mains! This phone will also get VERY hot on anything more than
a short call - i suppose this correlates with the poor battery life
and general energy wastage. Occasionally will reset itself too..........
Camera, - well this proves that megapixels aren't everything, 3MP yes-
but do you end up with a good picture? rarely, - blurred images seem
the norm -even with the steadiest of hands. All in all - I have decided
to forgo this phone - before it I was using Nokia 1600 ! -( no camera,
no bluetooth, no WLAN), not much according to some people - BUT battery
life is 7 days, and a phone which I can slip into a jean pocket without
looking like I am having an errection! ehough said!
Reviewed by Shahram from Iran on 19th Jun 2006
There are a feww weak points with the phone which are as follows: 1.It
sometimes crashes particularly when creating a text messege. 2.The keys
are a bit cramped. 3.The battery starts to run down after three days.
But all in all it is a good phone.It is tiny and stylish especially
with the pearl black color.It is rather powerful from the viewpoint
of signal reception even in blind areas. The Resolution of the screen
is incredible and the slider works so smooth you can't hear the least
clicking sound. There are certainly many other outstanding specifications
I can't discuss on now.It's rather dear but it's actually worths buying
despite any bad review you hear about it.
Reviewed by sally from uk on 19th Jun 2006
I got the phone as an upgrade of my samsung d500. It is quite big and
bulky compared to what i am used to. with the camera, you have to have
a VERY steady hand or else the photos are blurred. and the zoom isnt
too flash. the battery lasts less than a day, and that is only after
sending a few texts and making one call. menu is very confusing, and
although it is a brand new phone, some options seem dated. not really
an up point, maybe if a business man had it they'd think more of it,
but as far as i was concerned it was not a good phone. battery life
especially a let down. i was so disappointed i took the phone back today.
Reviewed by jess from canada on 19th Jun 2006
real good phone, in the last year i've owned samsungd500 and SEw800...
the screen on this phone is really nice, sweet resolution, in standby
there's this little blue light that keeps flashing that i guess is good
but it gets annoying and i don't know how to turn it off. some of the
buttons feel a little cheap but its not that big of a deal. i'd say
this phone is worth the money though...awesome phone with a few small
Reviewed by Ahmet from UK on 16th Jun 2006
Got the phone 2 days ago, at first it seemed brilliant but then it started
having screen problems and i thought i was alone but then my sisters
mate's one went wrong too. But obviously its going to be a bit slower
as it is a S60. But its too glitchy, the battery life is absoloutely
horrendous and i would have liked an automatic lock. Also the camera
is pretty poor compared to my 6680 which i had which was the perfect
phone. But that was only 1.3MP :S. on a good note it does have alot
of features, but i think i might try the N91. But NOKIA ALL THE WAY!
Reviewed by scotty from scotland on 16th Jun 2006
Phone keeeps getting better software updates have solved conection and
sync/compatibility. although Nokia didn't suggest this they are on the
nokia site. I had very high expectations and this phone is begining
to live up to them.
Reviewed by Lee from UK - Stoke on 16th Jun 2006
I read through all of the reviews before finally buying this phone,
I was very very dubious as alot of people said battery camera etc etc
but I tell you what, it is an amzin phone. Yes the camera is slow but
compared to what a hand held digital camera?and even then it is fast
compared to other phones. It is missing the Carl Zeiss Lense but this
one is easily good enough if people want to take amazing one off pictures
then go buy a professional camera, for some good flicks this is awesome.
In the box there is the usb cable, headphones and an attachment to plug
in your own ear phones which i have used to connect to my car stereo,
nice touch! Pity the usb couldnt charge it as well. I have used this
phone for a couple of days and some of the features for example picture
viewing is just really smart and finished nicely. It does take a couple
of seconds to load but I do have 200 pictures in there now. The slide
is a bit loose but still feels solid and the blue lights behind the
buttons are really smart. As for the battery I cant really knock it
compared to the size of the screen as my last phone was a k750i I thought
it would just go down while I was looking at it!My mates have just had
phones all new and this is the daddy, looks, feel, getting used to,
and the nokia pc suite works a treat even better than the sony. Transfering
files is amazingly fast to the PC, just need to try the WLAN connection
now and then I am sorted!I decided to try this phone after my past 3
sonys I didnt think i would like it but I was shocked.Well done Nokia
Reviewed by scotty from scotland on 13th Jun 2006
Nice phone features are great but not being a techy setting up all email
and wireless stuff is a nightmare and still can't go online through
my home wireless network. The main problem for me is calendar cant sync
with microsoft exchange 2003 therfore cant sync with work calendar outlook
2003 stuff which was the whole point of buying phone.
Reviewed by Gaz B from UK on 12th Jun 2006
Great Phone, all you people maning about the battery life, have you
had alook on any n80 forums lately???? Nokia have found some bugs in
the firmware of the phone and any one who has it should check there
firmware press *#0000# and see if it says V 3.0617.0.6 if it doesn't
then you got the phone with the bugs in, the new firmware has better
battery life, menus run faster, and the gallery also runs much faster.
ALSO ALL YOU GUYS MOANING ABOUT THE PHONE - ITS A NEW PHONE WITH A OPERATING
SYSTEM ON IT GIVE NOKIA A CHANCE THEY HAVE ALREADY RELEASED A FIRMWARE
UPDATE TO FIX THINGS, Just like people have had today with the Sony
Reviewed by wall from UK on 12th Jun 2006
it is the worst fone i hav eva used, the camera is junk the fone is
very big therz not that many features the screen is small n very blury
n the back light is low the memory is useless plus therz no memory card
slot, it takes ages to turn on the fone is very slow it look rubbish,
it is the worst fone in the world!!!!
Reviewed by Whitman from Lancashire on 11th Jun
Looks good but don't buy it too slow and crash alot, battey life sucks.
waste of money.
Reviewed by CHICKTIONARY from NORTHERN IRELAND on
11th Jun 2006
SEXY PHONE. JUST CHARGE IT EVERY NIGHT TOO STOP THE THE SMALL BATTERY
GOIN DOWN AND U GOT URSELF A MINIATURE CAMCORDER. BUY IT NOW!!!!! (:
Reviewed by william maginn from Northern Ireland on
10th Jun 2006
Fantastic phone, right at the top of its game. It even creates its own
voice activated tags for all your names in your phone book and other
functions. Anybody who slates this phone, doesnt understand how powerful
it is. I connected to my wireless router this morning in less than 1min
and I didnt have to read the manual. Ok the camera isnt great, so go
buy a proper camera. Only problem I have at the moment is that I was
sent a used phone, when I paid for a new one!!!
Reviewed by david from uk on 8th Jun 2006
this is a superb phone excellent feaures had a couple of bugs but was
sorted with latest firmware upgrade (runs much faster too). music player
is great especially when memory expanded to 2gb cameras good too in
most conditions. battery life was better after a few tweaks, ok theres
not much software out there but it is new! all in all very impressed.
p.s. most of the bad reviews seem to be by people who don`t understand
it and some who don`t even realise the features it has!
Reviewed by nas from uk on 8th Jun 2006
Good, but keep on having hastle with the phone freezing, Not nothing
special from Nokias previous range of phones except good camara
Reviewed by Alex from uk on 7th Jun 2006
I think this phone is good for people who are into the tech aspects,
if not i would not bother. The battery life is so awful, really it is
so for people who use their phone alot do not get it, its really not
Reviewed by graham from UK on 7th Jun 2006
I've had my Nokia N80 for 2 weeks and, overall, I'm impressed. It looks
good and the slider seems fine to me. I'm only getting one day out of
each battery charge but that's enough. One problem seems to be that
in weak signal areas the phone isn't as reliable as my Nokia 6230 which
gets a 2 bar signal when the N80 has none! Wi-fi is a real asset and
so easy to set up. The screen is a bit small for using the internet
effectively but it's okay. The music player is excellent and I have
purcgased a 2Gb mini-SD card to increase storage. The FM radio works
well too. My only real criticisma are: 1. Lack of software, but hopefully
that will improve. 2. I'm 47 and my eyes are starting to go so the very
small font size is difficult to read. 3. The Calendar application is
poor. (3rd party software not yet available.) Assuming I can get decent
Organiser software at some stage I'm sold. With that it's a 5* phone.
Reviewed by sam from uk on 7th Jun 2006
this phone is to gud 2 b true, i used it in the shops and it was excellent,
it luks fantastic and the features are brilliant there was only 1 thing
that was wrong and that is it was slow, but the manager told me that
this is because all early releases hav bugs, this problem will soon
be fixed and the manager told me that when he gets the new stock he
will let me know.
Reviewed by Miles Fletcher - Brown from England on
7th Jun 2006
Complete and utter trash! I foolishly ordered this phone without checking
reviews first. After receiving it I only then read other reviews which
all stated the battery life is poor - and they are so right. With barely
a days use it goes from full to nearly dead! The other most annoying
thing is that it keeps secretly connecting to the WAP internet with
out telling you. Even if you make sure all the settings have been changed
to make sure it does not happen, when you switch the phone off and on
again it still connects. If you do not have a pre paid promotional download
offer then this will cost you. Lastly it switches on very slowly indeed
- a bit like a PC starting up. This is meant to be a phone, not a computer
(even though they are becoming more and more sophisticated all the time).
The phone is very chunky, and the slide mechanism is a bit wobbly -
basically cheap and inferior. So all in all this phone is utter rubbish
from a practical usability aspect, so definitely do not purchase it
and get a more established phone that has been around for sometime where
all the teething problems have been resolved. Thanks for reading this.
Reviewed by Phil from Wales on 6th Jun 2006
Had the phone for a week. It's slow and the menu system confusing and
non-user friendly, the camera takes along time to work, no apparent
alarm clock, but by far the worst thing is the battery life. If you
forget to charge this every night the next day you've had it. I've always
stuck with nokia as they usually make consistently good phones but this
is incredably poor. Very disappointed
Reviewed by fanlandcheese from uk on 6th Jun 2006
I got the N80 after many weeks and months of checking out other phones.
Initially the phone usage time was to say the least extremely poor.
It would run down in less than 5 hours. A bit of a pain to say the least.
But I have made some changes to the base setting of the phone and it
will now last 3 days happily making phonecalls using wifi and listening
to mp3s. You need to change the display down to its lowest brightness,
(menu, tools, settings, phone, display) turn off 3g connection (menu,
tools, settings, network) and most importantly the access point power
(menu, tools, settings,connection, wireless lan, options, advanced settings,
tx power level I changed this from 100 to 4). I can play mp4 etc but
had to get a piece of software from www.imtoo.com which encodes dvd
straight to phone compatible files (they are called 3gp2). and you can
try it for free www.imtoo.com/3gp-video-converter.html The only other
little niggling thing is that it has the latest symbian software that
comes with the phone is the latest version and so is not compaible with
earlier versions. which means that you have to wait for the latest versions
of software to com out like tom tom etc.
Reviewed by Bob from Scotland on 4th Jun 2006
Such a frustrating phone !! I have not owned a Nokia for a couple of
years but the features on the N80 tempted me to buy it. The warnings
about the battery life were ignored by me but my God, it lasts less
than two days with minimal use if lucky. If you use the phone to call
a lot, I suppose there just might be some people who use phones for
this purpose, then you better reckon on flashbacks to 1995 as you will
struggle to get one whole days use. My wife has had a 6660 for ever
and this N80 is little quicker than it in operation. What has Nokia
been doing for the last two years ? Software : comes with PC Suite which
I would use for transferring pics to use as wallpapers. Updated to the
latest version via Nokia website and they have decided to remove this
facility, presumably to force you to buy their own. The camera is poor
but this does not bother me. This phone should be so much better than
it is but it does do the basics well i.e calls are clear and reception
is good, texting is easy and it has a very sharp screen. Wait for the
N73 would be my advice.
Reviewed by Mo from london on 4th Jun 2006
hello guys this is awesom do get it if u can picutre quality is awesome
camera is wickd too, the best about this mobile is it is the best fone
out in the market u wont regret buying it nyc one u will love it
Reviewed by Mike Zourk from U S A on 4th Jun 2006
This by far excellent phone, in order to save battery you should set
your signal search to G S M, also for the people complain about its
software and that it gives them hard time it did the same to me too
but after you get use to it, you wont ask for replacement. yes the camera
feels like 2mgp. I think this phone is more advance than the previous.
I would give it 10 **********
Reviewed by AVO from uk on 1st Jun 2006
Well worth the wait as I was tempted by my missus SE W810i. Every day
I find a cool new feature that's totally diff from any phone i've had
before. reason for 4/5 well...bit top heavy when slide is open for texting,
shape isn't great and would have liked a bit more memory but there are
cheap ways around that.
Reviewed by Argie from Finland on 31st May 2006
This is a brilliant device even if it is still in version 1.x state
of its kind (= everything you ever need in your pocket). If you have
decent 3G account with your operator, nothing in the world beats N80:
the excellent browser and superb 362 x 416 display alone are good reasons
to go for this great mobile.
Reviewed by Dan the man from UK on 31st May 2006
Had this phone on a week trial basis and I'm sending it back. The styling
and overall feel of the phone are good but these points are far outweighed
by the poor battery life, the complicated menu system (including an
annoying message that pops up asking if you want to send pictures to
a friend every time you use the camera) and the fact that the main selling
point - the 3 megapixel camera - seens to me to give lower image clarity
than a 2meg camera! Overall I get the feeling this phone has been rushed
out before it's ready so that Nokia don't get beaten to the punch on
the high spec camera phone by Sony Ericsson.
Reviewed by Osei from England on 31st May 2006
I owned this phone for about 5 days before returning it to the store
and exchanging it for a Sony Ericsson W810i. 2 positives about this
phone were the clarity of the picture on screen and features. Negatives
(notice I didn't put a number on how many...), chuncky, slow, awkward
to use, crap software, needs to be operated with 2 hands, slow (did
I say this?). I was disappointed with the phone in the first 10 minutes!
Don't make the mistake I did!!!
Reviewed by CASPER SHIRAZI from LONDON ENGLAND on
31st May 2006
THIS PHONE IS SIK BREDS CAUS LIKE OF ITS CAMERA AND LOADS OF OTHER FINGS
GET ME. ALSO ITS GAMES ARE SUMFING ELSE U KNOW WHAT IM SAYING
Reviewed by ASH from UK on 30th May 2006
NOKIA HAVE MESSED UP HERE. BIG TIME. The phone has 2 major Flaws. 1/
Video Is poor in Slightly Low light (VERY POOR) Red Dots, Pixellated.
/ Indoor etc. In night mode it is Useless. 2/ WiFi the phone keeps returning
an Out of memory error.(After browsing within a page or two). Also at
least once a day needs a re-start. Why was the N70 Near Perfect, and
This phone way Out. For us peeps who have been waiting months to lash
out £500. I am very upset. I have now changed to an n91. A lot better,
although still a mile away from the N70 if it had WiFi.
Reviewed by Brian from UK on 28th May 2006
I have had this phone for a week, the battery doesnt last all that long,
a couple of days but its no problem to recharge it. I had read that
the slide wasnt all that good but I was pleasantly surprised and I like
it. It feels good to hold it and its not as big as my last phone SE
V800, the screen and camera are better than what I am used to so all
in all I feel I have a much better phone. It is slow to get started
but then it is firing up an operating system and my home pc takes a
few minutes as well so putting things into perspective its not that
bad. The WiFi was not too easy to set up for home use, I had experience
setting up a Nintendo DS which helped a lot. It works well and is fast
too, the pages load up quickly and are clear and easy to navigate around,
the page history and workd very well.
Reviewed by brad from United Kingdom on 28th May
great phone. the best n the world. buy one now
Reviewed by clara cena from uk on 28th May 2006
this is just a brilliant phone. what else can i say?
Reviewed by Alex from Australia on 28th May 2006
Hey People, just got the N80, I am one of those who will spend weeks
on research, then weeks trying to decide and hours in the store thinking
if i should buy! Well let me tell you, this phone is excellent,i can
not fault anything, pic quality very good, screen and features are great.I
think Nokia has done really well. One feature i love that noone talks
about is- this phone SPEAKS, ie when someone from your phone book calls
phone speaks persons name! How awsome is that?! I was sony ericsson
lover, untill i got this phone. Only one thing for you to think about,
this phone is not the fastest phone on the market, every function takes
time, as phone likes to think. BUY BUY BUY, You will love it! As for
all those people writing bad reviews about the phone, well firstly,
yes sometimes you can buy a lemon, sometimes when you live in 3rd world
country-nothing works. I now live in thailand and this phone is just
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 28th May 2006
Had this phone a week after exchanginf a motorola V3x for it. The moto
V3x is the worst phone ive ever had, will not ever make the mistake
of buying a Motorola again! The N80 is outstanding, best screen ive
ever seen on a phone. Its like a mini pc in your pocket. Battery life
isnt great granted, but its a 3g phone so its to be expected. Having
said that it outlasts the Motorola V3x by at least 2 days in normal
use! This is the first Nokia ive had for years im very impressed. An
absolutely great phone. and a bit exclusive, you wont see many around.
Reviewed by Brummie from UK on 28th May 2006
First things first...When you get the phone the battery will not last
long. However, Give it a few charges and drains and it should get better.
I get 2 days of moderate use now and still have 3 bars left. The slide
is not spring load like a d600, but does have a smooth action with some
resistance and a click as it goes to the extent of its travel. How people
say they can make calls when in their pocket I dont know. Fair enough,
it doesnt auto lock (like the d600) but when you close it you get the
option to lock it and its only one key press. Continuing the d600 comparison,
the camers is far superior as to be expected, but what i didnt expect
was when I put it next to the D600 it was only VERY SLIGHTLY bigger.
The media player is nokias usual standard, nowt special but nothing
wrong with it. All in all, an excellent phone, so much so that im sellung
my V3i (that i used as my convienient small phone) and the SPV 5000
for when I need to pick up my ebay emails. If you are a basic talker
and texter maybe a D600 or V3 would be more your thing. If you are a
little more into technology I urge you to look at the N80, as it will
be so useful when it has more software. Im waiting for Tomtom to come
out for it. BTW, Im on Orange uk, £25 per month and ONLY £50 for the
phone. Brummie boozer
Reviewed by peter from hall on 28th May 2006
The battery life is awful. I bought it but now realize the thing is
too fat, software too slow and the slide feels cheap. Furthermore the
video quality is very poor...in the end its just a fat and slow camera
phone. Nokia get with it!
Reviewed by AAA117 from england on 27th May 2006
i dont know y people have rated this phone so low it is an amazing phone.
compared to my last phone the w800 which was a good phone it is much
better. my last phone broke y u ask because it was made of plastic!!!
i hate paying so much money for a phone it it being made so cheeply.
when i hold this phone you can feel iut was made good. The camera on
this phone is amazing and so is nearly everything else 1 problem i have
with the phone is that texting is not that great but it is not bad either.
and please if you buy a phone read what it has on it..this phone does
have infared. this phone is a good buy
Reviewed by Nathan from United Kingdom on 26th
Iv not long had this phone and previously had the Nokia N70. Both phones
are very similar in design and features but I have to say that the N80
just beats the N70 with the newly featured WI FI and 3 MP cameras. The
phone is a bit pricey but look you only live once so why not have the
things you want. So the Nokia N80 is a superb little device and no faults
found so far so fingers crossed.
Reviewed by daniel parker from england on 26th
i love this phone but i will be sending it to get the faults fixed,
my phone doesnt always read the memory card, it resets itself from time
to time and wont find wifi areas most of the time, apart from those
small faults the phone is great, its what you expect when buying a new
phone though soon all the bugs will be worked out my advice wait till
the major shops start selling it then buy the phone, they only sell
them when they are sure of no faults
Reviewed by fazel from kenya on 24th May 2006
overall the phone is great. i don't change phones much, my previous
one was a 6600. i am really happy with this. just a couple of problems
1-the phone just switches off once a day. 2-the font for the messaging
is quite small. the camera only works welll in the light and not a great
Reviewed by ballboy from england on 24th May 2006
just got the n80 noticed battery life very poor wish i had know . camera
great but more memory needed come on nokia wake up give us decent battery
Reviewed by c gray from uk on 23rd May 2006
Good phone but flawed,battery life a joke 8 hrs max with about 10 two
min calls and bluetooth switched on,for headset only,Speaker when ringing
crackles and brakes up sound so cannot hear ring tone,which hurts your
ear with bt on,also disconnects bt for no reason so have to re-connect
it a right pain,only had it one day.had same problem with n70 so nokia
have not sorted if yet.MAYBE ONE DAY.PS, ANYONE NO WHERE I CAN GET IT
Reviewed by brian from england on 22nd May 2006
Only 8-10 hours battery life with 3 or 4 calls made and on my 3rd phone
in 2 weeks ,phone is 5 star when working but battery is a -5 star Ps.don't
forget to have 2 batterys and there is not much softwere for it.
Reviewed by peter from uk on 22nd May 2006
Dean, this phone does have infared and there is also a swich to cover
the camera lenz on the back. this is by far the phone i have used.
Reviewed by rayygun from Uk on 22nd May 2006
Lol, to the reviewer bellow. This phone has WiFi & Bluetooth. How can
you complain that it has no infared. Infared is a dying breed and will
soon be non existant. Im really please with this phone, the camera quality
is superb, and the fact that you can connect to Wifi hot spots, and
your own home network to add/take off media content, makes this phone
a killer! Yes it's a bit of a slow thinker at times. But i'm sure it
will be improved with firmware updates. Its rammed to the gills with
features, and is a gadget phreeks dream. I was tempted by all these
free PSPs offers flying around with older phones. I think i made the
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 22nd May 2006
I was hyped about this phone but now that i have seen it, its just a
squashed N70 with a 3MP cam! The things this phone lacks are, no cover
for the cam, infared & a decent battery life! Nokia, pull your socks
up, we expect better! Its just plain lazy!
Reviewed by Jim from Scotland on 21st May 2006
Shedload of features will do for me when i get the hang of it only one
problem software no use for my pc as i run XP 64BIT
Reviewed by andrew from UK on 21st May 2006
Great looking phone, loads of features, only one complaint is the slide
action, could be made stiffer like on the 6280, i have made calls whilst
it was in my pocket, as you can lock the outer keypad but it unlocks
when you slide the phone. so nearly the perfect phone for me hence 4
out of 5
Reviewed by Kieran from UK on 21st May 2006
This phone is absolutely amazing, every aspect of it is made to perfection.
My only problem with it is the battery life which only lasts around
4 or 5 days. But forget that you can charge it !!! go buy one now, its
flawless!!!... GO BUY IT NOW
Reviewed by John from UK on 20th May 2006
Just got this phone yesterday and I think it's a very good phone, for
such a small device it has just about every feature one could want on
a phone and then some, I long been a fan of Nokia's series 60 platform
and this one doesn't disappoint, it's got a few bugs but in my experience
with Nokia they release a firmware upgrade. I just got this phone to
replace a Samsung Z320i which was in some ways a decent phone but fell
way short of what's required on a modern 3g handset. The N80 though
is a superb concept and great execution, but for a few small problems
such as a poor slider mechanism and slightly sluggish software I'd give
this phone 5 stars.
Reviewed by DiNGO aka ASjAD from UK on 16th May
I can't believe people are leaving negative comments, this is the best
mobile phone Nokia have produced since the 3210 in its day. After looking
at about a thousand phones, trying to decide which one is going to replace
my i-Mate SP5 i have finally found it... The Nokia N80. My honest opinion
is that this phone is a Carl Zeiss lens away from being a PERFECT phone.
This in No Way insinuates that the N80's camera is bad... My suggestion
is... If you know a little something about phones and you are not afraid
of features, BUY THIS PHONE!!!! THE END!
Reviewed by Guy from U.K on 16th May 2006
A great phone from Nokia, only got it yesterday and loving it.
Reviewed by alex from england on 16th May 2006
i got mine today and i just love it! the only bad thing is that it can
be a bit slow... it spends too much time thinking!
Reviewed by COMMA from England on 1st May 2006
Wow!!! This phone is amazing! It's a rare Quadband phone, with an amazingly
hi-res screen 352 x 416 pixels which no other phone can currently compete
with. It's the first ever phone to have UPnP technology allowing streaming
to tv and hifi.. it also has WLAN technology allowing free internet
connection (at broadband speed) through wireless, directly to the latest
nokia HTML/xHTML browser. It has the best operating system (s60 3rd
edition) with a 3.2 mpx camera and visual radio. Id say overall it is
better than the new N73 and N93 even though they have upgraded cameras
this has more and better features!!!
Reviewed by larry from usa on 24th Apr 2006
Ive used all of the latest nokia n series, n70, n71, n90, n91 and i
think the n80 is the best one, they were all at the e3 gadget show and
i also got to use some japanese phones that will probably come out in
the us 10 years later they had up to 10 mega pixels with optical zoom,
the japanese are so ahead of us, still the phones i used are still worth
waiting 10 years
Reviewed by salman from india on 23rd Apr 2006
this phone is wicked, n the best thing about it is da fact it has upnp
this is da 1st n only phone wid dis feature, dis feature allows you
2 connect 2 ya pc via wifi and go through da pc hard drive using da
phone you can also stream and send files from pc 2 ur phone and send
files such as pics, music 2 the pc from ur phone wirelessly. The phone
may only have a 40 meg hard drive but if ur connected 2 ur pc da phone
can brouse all of ur pc media which means you can have up to 300gigabytes
of media on ur phone which is useful, wake up 300gigabytes datz a lot
lot lot lot more than any of itz rivalzzz. n80 iz da best.
Reviewed by paul from india on 16th Apr 2006
I have recently purchased the nokia n80, and before that i had many
other smart phones such as sony eric p910, spvs along with some other
nokia's and i have to say of all phone i have used this is the best
one, i do not understand some of these bad review the n80 is a more
advanced better looking phone than the 6630 it's better in every coner
but yet your saying the 6630 is better, i also owne the n90 and even
though the n80 is a 3mega pixel camera the quality is inferior to that
of the Nokia N90 but because of the screen on the n80 which is a lot
better, infact it is the best out now on any smart phone the pictures
look a lot better on the n80, and one must say it is a great looking
phone and in black it goes nice in any one's hand. this small phone
has so many features that even after a mounth it can still surprise
you. this phone is great the best i've used and i would deeply recommend
Reviewed by none of ure buss. from England on
12th Apr 2006
Ok, all those who criticise the n80 are probably sony eric. or a different
phone company supporter and u jus can't believe how amazing it is!!
Honestly, if u want some expert help then go 2 the no.1 gadget mag site
in the world which is www.stuffmag.co.uk or just buy the magazine which
is called stuff. They have given this phone a five star rating and even
said it WAS the best smartphone in the world. And jus so u know, the
sony ersicson smartie, p990i was put up against it and it didn't stand
a chance, in other words, u ARE insane if u dislike this phone for any
sort of reason at all, if this phone was any better, we might jus pass
out. It is the best phone yet for its small, sleek design and of course
its wind range of features and yes it has a 3 meg cam, thats better
than the n90, although it doesn't have auto focus n carl zeis, its still
sharper. Nokia, wat magic potion did u use 2 fit all these features
into a small, sleek beutiful phone cause i really wanna hav some.
Reviewed by bryan from america on 12th Apr 2006
this phone is really bad.. had it a week after selling my n90... the
camera flash sucks.. the design is ok.. not bad.. but it still sucks..
camera is not as clear as n90... just pls dun get tis phone.. u'll regret..
Reviewed by Sully dada from saudi arabia on 6th
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hi guys... i have got this fone back 1 week.but now i have changed it
with nokia 6630.becoz this fone sucks.camera result is good but when
i was calling this fone always stuck in between and this is a main problem.now
i am happy with my 6630.plz dont buy N-80.this is my request to all
the young guys.ok then ba bye