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Nokia N82 Review
In a nutshell: A good alternative to the N95, the N81 offers
very nearly the same features, but at a significantly lower price. It's
a classic-style smartphone with GPS navigation, an outstanding 5 megapixel
camera, media player, wireless LAN, a 2 Gbyte memory card and HSDPA
for accelerated 3G connectivity.
Review: November 2007.
The Nokia N95 has been Nokia's best-selling smartphone of 2007, and
with sales remaining strong and with no clear competitor from the other
manufacturers, the N95 will probably continue to sell well into 2008.
The role of the N82 then, is not to push the boundaries of technology
any further, rather it's to offer essentially the same features as the
N95, but in a different package that will broaden its appeal.
Although they look quite different, the specifications of the N82 and
N95 are so nearly identical, that we'll refer you to our in-depth
review of the Nokia N95 to learn more. The detailed specification
is listed below. Suffice to say that you can't really get more from
a phone than you can from the N82: possibly the best camera in a mobile
phone (5 megapixels with autofocus and xenon flash), GPS navigation,
a superb screen, high-speed 3G, WLAN, a huge memory, etc, etc.
Instead of repeating all of the things that we talked about in our
N95 review, let's focus on the differences between the N82 and N95.
Probably the most significant difference is the price: the N82 should
retail for around £150 less than the N95. That's a big difference
and presumably reflects the fact that this is repackaged technology.
For this reason, we are hoping that the N82 will be less buggy than
initial versions of the N95, although we've yet to see a Series 60 phone
that didn't have some bugs. The screen on the N82 is slightly smaller,
but the phone itself is slightly narrower and slimmer too. The weight
is slightly less, but not enough to make any real difference. We prefer
the keypad of the N95 - the N82 has fiddly little buttons - but with
fewer "extra" buttons, the N82 arguably has a simpler user
interface. One further difference is that the N82 ships with a 2 Gbyte
memory card, whereas
the N95 comes with a 4 or 8 Gbyte card.
The N82 may not have the looks of the N95, but is has 95% of the features
for a lot less money, and we think that it deserves to be a hit!
Features of the Nokia N82 include:
- Operating system: S60 software on Symbian OS
- User interface: S60 3rd edition, Feature Pack 1
- 5 megapixel camera (2592 x 1944 pixels), autofocus, 6x digital
zoom, Carl Zeiss Optics, Tessar lens, xenon flash, macro mode
- Video capture: VGA, 30 fps, 4x digital zoom, MPEG4/3GP, Digital
- Front camera for video calling (352 x 288 pixels)
- Photo & video editors
- Display: TFT, 16.7 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4",
automatic screen rotation
- Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS)
- RealPlayer media player
- Digital music player: supports MP3/AAC/eAAC/eAAC+/WMA/M4A with playlists,
OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 & WMDRM support for music
- Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with Visual Radio support
- Integrated stereo hands-free speaker
- Speaker independent name dialing and voice commands
- Nokia Push to talk (PoC)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3) with attachment
- Advanced S60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-do list
and PIM printing
- Internet: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA (3.6Mbps download), HTML web browser
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 2.0, WLAN (802.11 b/g), TV-Out, 3.5
mm stereo headphone port
- Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB(PictBridge), Bluetooth
connectivity (BPP), and WLAN (UPnP) or via online printing
- Memory: 100 Mbytes plus hot-swappable microSD memory card slot (2
Gbyte card supplied)
- Quadband (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) plus 3.5G (WCDMA 2100 HSDPA)
- Size: 112 x 50 x 17 mm
- Weight: 114g
- Talktime: 190 minutes (3G) - 260 minutes (2G)
- Battery standby: 210 - 225 hours
- Video call: up to 120 minutes
- Music playback time: up to 10 hours (offline mode)
Nokia N82 User Reviews
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people choose the phone that's best for them. Please do not review this
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Marcin from UK on 4th Oct 2012
I've been using N82 for almost a year now and find it very good. Robust,
battery last about a week, screen is good, camera takes very good photos
and videos (not HD, but still good).
The only BAD thing is the keypad - very hard to use especially for males.
Otherwise a very good mobile.
I use mobile to communicate and to take photos. No Facebook, internet
Reviewed by korosh from iran on 11th Jan 2012
best review from uk
Reviewed by sherif from saudi arabia on 1st Jul
althoungh n 82 has all latest technology feautres but believe me it
is a piece of junk , i bought it 3 days ago and i am very frustrated
cos cam focus is very very bad , and blurred , photoes very dull ,keypads
is the worst i have ever seen , radio sound is very very low ,when playing
any music file noisy speaker , when operating automatic shifting to
landscape file playing will be interrupted , i sold it immediately as
used mobile and i lost about 100 dollars i advice u to pay 150 more
and buy n 95 (8 giga) believe me it is quite different i tried both
and found that difference in price hide more and more scerets if u decided
to buy nokia n 82 u will certainly regret.
Reviewed by Ronald from UK on 27th Jun 2008
GOOD POINTS : good phone,with plenty of features and good WLAN connection,
BAD POINTS : Poor battery life,and poor keypad, the keys portude out
of the case and they are so close to each other that sometimes I press
the wrong one, and God forbid if you have thick fingers...then you will
be in trouble...
Reviewed by siddharth chuttar from india on 26th
whatte a phone?wow.superb.no words to speak.
Reviewed by Rixter from Scotland on 23rd Jun 2008
I have had the Nokia N82 for 7 days now and I must congratulate Nokia
on their ability to cram so many features into one handset. This phone
has absolutely everything you could wish for in a mobile phone and a
little bit more! The 5mp camera takes the best photo's I have seen from
a mobile, and I've had a few! The picture editing software is fantastic
and allows you to perform a whole array of tricks with your pictures.
The video camera is superb with great sound quality too. The Sat Nav
works well provided you are not in too built up an area which makes
finding a signal difficult. The userface for the Sat Nav is a little
annoying, I have difficulty at times finding a location, the absence
of a postcode finder being the main reason for this issue. The software
that come bundeled with the phone is very good, a whole lot better than
that provided with sony ericsson phones.Wifi connectivity, good multi-media
player and HDSPA 3G are all impressive additional features. This handset
was a replacement for a Sony Ericsson W850i and having looked at all
the other handsets currently available I am satisfied I have picked
a replacement that leaves my previous handset well and truly in the
shade. On the downside the battery life is poor, requiring to be charged
every other day. The OS is also a disappointment, my phone has froze
on me on 4 occasions. This seems to be brought on if you try to use
functions too quickly, the processor just seems unable to cope. If you
can put up with these relatively minor issues then this phone is the
current market leader.
Reviewed by Doddy from uk on 22nd Jun 2008
Recieved this phone as an up-grade 4 days ago,this is as most of the
reviews say below "A FANTASTIC PHONE",the camera produces a top quality
picture and the video format produces near dvd quality which can record
an hour at a time(with 2gb memory card)makes it even better when you
can plug it into the tv and view on a larger screen!!,the sat-nav is
very handy and works a treat,it does sometimes struggle to locate my
gps location but it all depends the suroundings(tall/ buidings). I love
my gadgets and phones and so far this is my favourite gadget and phone
rolled into one!!!,if your looking for a new phone which contains so
much THE NOKIA "N82" IS THE ONE.
Reviewed by rayon from India on 19th Jun 2008
It(N82) is the best mobile with the best configuration that i have ever
seen.No mobile has all the special features to its extreme level but
N82 is best in camera,multimedia players,network,GPRS,EDGE,3G.also has
the best effect in audio and video effect.The two dis advantages are
it has a tiny keypad and hangs rarely due to heavy processing,.THANKSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!If
you are planing to buy it,my oppinion is "YOU ARE LUCKY"
Reviewed by Chris from Llandudno, North Wales on
17th Jun 2008
I've had the Sony Ericsson K800i for 18 months and it was time to upgrade.
I haven't had a Nokia for years and they seemed to get a slating just
lately so I was a bit jubious about getting one. How wrong could I have
been, this phone is fantastic, there isn't really anything I don't like
about it, I haven't tried the GPS yet but if it's not so good it doesn't
matter as I have a Tom Tom but I've heard it's quite good. The OS seems
fine, it's fast navigating around the menu options. The camera and video
camera quality is outstanding, far better than the equivalent Sony Ericsson.
Wireless internet is pretty fast, text messaging a joy and the battery
life is fine. Please ignore any bad reviews on here because this is
without doubt the best handset out at the moment - go buy it!!
Reviewed by vamsi from INDIA on 16th Jun 2008
i got my n82 fromlast 2 weeks i am surching for the best phone from
days together. the fethers which i need is correctly included in this
QUTE PHONE as i am a bussiness person i dont like my phone to hang.
i am so happy with this phone. i am using 3 mobiles all r from nokia(n81,6233m,n82)
amoung all this 3 the complete technology which i reqvired i found with
this mobile. i am so HAPPY WITH THIS QUTE N82.ITS THE BEST i had..........thats
Reviewed by Rim from Singapore on 13th Jun 2008
totally agree with T Warren..pity the phone can't make pizzas..!!!
Reviewed by Jim from England on 10th Jun 2008
I have had this phone for two weeks and I love this phone. I think this
phone is the best phone out. It has the best camera available, beating
the I phone. It is so easy to use. It also has a pretty good battery
life. I can play MP3 and do gprs and play games for a load of hours
before needing to charge again. The menus are easily customisable making
the phone suit ur needs. The internet is really good too. The GPRS takes
a minute to locate your position, but what do u expect from a fon that
is trying to connect through objects flying through space. The screen
tilt is not a problem and u can turn it off if you want to. Overal,
better at internet than black berry. better than i phone on camera,
and better than all the rest in terms of functions. BTW the black colour
makes the phone look proper business like and stylish.
Reviewed by Whitey from UK on 10th Jun 2008
Although I loved my Sony Erricsson K800i, I was looking for a phone
with a bit more functionality. I looked at the Nokia N95 8mb, but was
put off by the slide design which I felt would break easily. I am quite
hard on my phones and as it is nigh on impossible to get a new 12 month
contract, felt I needed to look for a phone that was more robust in
order to last 18 months. I thought I'd found the answer in the N82.
The phone has all the bells and whistles of its bigger brother, but
unfortunatly all of its faults. I find the operating system painfully
slow, to the extent that when you press a key, the lack of response
makes you doubt whether or not you actually did! The OS is also not
as intuitive as the Sony. Although the design should be better able
to live up to the day to day knocks and scrapes of being pulled out
of pockets and jangled around with loose change, regrettably the build
quality is REALLY poor. The keypad is plasticky and squeaks. This phone
is less than 2 weeks old - I sincerely doubt it will last 12 months
let alone 18! The biggest problem, however is the battery life. When
researching the N95, I read some (ie a lot of) reviews which highlighted
this shortcoming of that phone. I challenged Vodafone (who I was with
at that time) who laughed and said that battery life was only a problem
for heavy users and with my usage there should be no problem. I was
a little reassured by this and when I discovered the N82 thought I shouldn't
have an issue. Wrong, wrong, wrong! As I said, I don't feel I am a particularly
high user, but the battery needs charging every night. I get less than
30 hours of life from it which is unacceptable. OK, so why give the
phone 2 stars? Well, I have to give it some credit for packing so much
in to the phone: 5mp Camera is excellent, I like Wifi functionality
and Sat Nav works OK. True, it is no TomTom - its route choices are
sometimes questionable, placing too much emphasis on Motorways and it
crashed twice when I was late on my way to a wedding,and Nokia maps
aren't the most up-to-date. The big screen is an improvement on the
Sony as it makes browsing easier. If you can put up with the apalling
battery life and the sticky operating system then this is the phone
for you. For me, I am counting down the next 17 1/2 months before I
can trade in for another Sony!
Reviewed by James from England on 7th Jun 2008
Anton - I got my n82 on Orange (through Carphone Warehouse only to find
that I could get the black one from Orange a few weeks later with £180
cashback - £180 down the drain! Orange had also told me that they would
never do Nseries handsets ever again – don’t trust them
they just lie. ) and had the same problem with the firmware but I contacted
Nokia myself. They replied me within 2 days and I found that there was
an update for the software updater. Now you can download firmware 20...
which is GREAT. This is probably the BEST PHONE out there at the moment
(maybe even better than the upcoming Nokia n96 due to the n82's better
battery and Xenon flash). The new firmware is amazing and now when you
take a photo it adds the location of where you took it, to the photo.
This is a perfect phone and if you get it I urge you to make the best
use of the S60 platform by downloading applications: I have the Shakelock
application on my phone so that WHEN I SHAKE MY PHONE IT LOCKS. Also
go to the Nokia Beta Labs website and download the Nokia STEP COUNTER
-THIS COUNTS THE NUMBER OFF STEPS YOU TAKE USING THE PHONE'S ACCELEROMETER.
(And it actually works!) There are loads of other applications these
are just 2 of my favourites. GET THIS PHONE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, YOU
WOULD BE STUPID IF YOU DIDN'T (sorry but it is true).
Reviewed by liton from bangladesh on 7th Jun 2008
i am using this nokia n82 for last two weaks,before i was using nokia
n70music.but n82 is much better then n70 xenon flush,göod battery life,best
technology ever i have seen.i strongly reccomanded & i vote 98% for
n82.it is better then n95.löng live NOKIA.
Reviewed by zeeshan Ahmad from Pakistan (Jhelum) on
4th Jun 2008
Well I was thinking to buy a camera and at the electronic shop I saw
the N82 it was just like a “Love at first sight” and when
I came to know that it has a 5M.P camera I realized that no more carrying
for the camera and phone together, now all you need is Nokia N82. ·
The quality of the music sound is much betters in fact the best of all
previous models. · The quality of the pictures/videos is out standing
and so real. · Applications processing is much faster. · Elegant and
unique design feels very good and comfortable when got the grip. · All
in all its very very nice and user friendly as all Nokia’s products
are but N82 is one the best right now.
Reviewed by L from UK on 2nd Jun 2008
I have this phone for 2 days now and i think it is absolutelly amazing.
I had Sony ericsson K810i and thought that was brill but this one is
even better....love the tilt screen even tho it only tilts one way...love
it, well done nokia 10 out of 10
Reviewed by Boobar from England on 1st Jun 2008
I just bought the N82 and I was quite surprised. Because of the previous
Nokia smart phones, I expected it to be thicker than it was. It is a
nicer looking phone than I thought it was going to be. As for the camera,
I think it is the best camera phone I have EVER seen. It is even better
than my 8mp digital camera which is Sony. The screen is very clear,
and the buttons are easier to use than I expected because of the small
size. The GPS is very useful and in my opinion it is even better than
google maps. In the end I decided to buy the titanium version of the
phone as it looks very professional. Being a full time business woman,
I had a hard time finding which phone would suit all my requirements.
But this phone has a thumbs up, and to all people who are looking for
a multi - tasking phone, this is the ONE! I was so delighted. Thanks
Nokia, for releasing the best phone in the world! P.S I was very close
to buying the blackberry pearl until I went to the phone shop and saw
what a disappointment it was! In soon discovered the N82 phone and I
new it was the phone from heaven! It was quite a shock because I have
always been Sony Ericsson biassed. If anyone is looking for a new phone
, this is IT!
Reviewed by morris from belgium on 1st Jun 2008
I think that I've got a "monday- morning" device. My Nokia has not functioned
well from the beginning: blocking all the time, changin from horizontal
to vertical screen without necessity, GPS functions not logical. Impossible
to remove old destinations, etc., etc.
Reviewed by Anton from UK on 31st May 2008
After having being a "nokia boy" all my life, a few years back I switched
to the SE W800i. After the contract period expired, I got the pathetically
slow nokia n73 so after weeks of frustration, I reverted to using my
trusty SE w800i. Not wanting to have the same problems of slow operating
systems as i did with the n73, i researched the n82 a lot, though only
wanted it on orange. I finally got mine semi-officially on the Orange
network through mobiles.co.uk (part of the carphone warehouse); apparently,
orange themselves have alledgedly ditched many nokia "n" series due
to a few too many faults. I dunno...! The phone itself is very highly
spec'ed, brilliant piece of kit. Yes slightly small keys, but unless
you're a mal co-ordinated, ham-fisted bloke (or lady?!) then you should
be fine. If in doubt, go into a shop and have a play first. Those that
complain about key-size have no right to do so - have a quick play first.
The phone itself isn't tiny, battery life may not be amazingly long,
but my main issue is that nokia really "messed up" (no swear words allowed
on this site - fair enough!) with the firmware, or at least with mine.
My n82 shipped with firmware v10.xxx, which I upgraded at home to v11.xxx
which was very buggy. I then tried to upgrade to v20.xxx though was
unable to using my home or work computers (I work in IT and do similar
things all the time). Nor could the carphone warehouse (nokia's authorised
repair centre) upgrade it to v20.xxx, so it had to be shipped back to
nokia to be reflashed. The carphone warehouse told me it would be done
in 24 hours. I mean, how tricky can it be to upgrade firmware? Its taken
over a month for nokia to get it fixed (as we speak, its at the carphone
warehouse's warehouse on its return journey home to london. Fantastically
bad service from both nokia and the carphone warehouse). The moral of
the story: if you are getting this phone, make sure its got firmware
v20.xxx or newer and be aware that nokia's firmware software isn't that
great, nor is the speed of their service / repairs. I've been paying
extra for a data tariff which I haven't really been able to use. Would
i buy this phone again? Almost certainly but its a shame they can't
ship the product when its ready, not when its still got more bugs than
a trucker's windscreen. 5* for phone hardware and features 4* for looks
and design 1* for firmware 1* for shipping me a product that didn't
work properly out of the box and for awful customer service at nokia
Reviewed by abdiladif elmi from somaila on 31st
I don't like how the N82 looks and I're not keen on its keypad, but
it's such a good phone in terms of features that we're prepared to overlook
its aesthetic shortcomings. This is how the N95 should've been -- from
the camera to the GPS, everything works as you expect it to. Fingers
crossed Nokia manages to squash all of this into a smaller, more attractive
handset next time round
Reviewed by Krissi from South Africa on 29th May
I was reluctant to change from my ancient Nokia 7610 because that phone
really served its purpose, but after narrowing my choices between the
N95 and the N82, I finally got an N82 (the reason being that flip and
slide phones do not last long with me as I am very rough with my mobile)...
so the monoblock N82 it was, and I couldn't have made a better choice.
The only thing this phone doesn't do is make pizza. The camera is superb
and browsing on the internet is a joy. The screen is just the right
size and the weight, size and shape sits comfortably in my hands. I'd
marry my phone if I could!
Reviewed by amy from uk on 28th May 2008
Just got mine today so don't know too much about it toher than the keys
are tiny and annoying. Also ever time you turn it on it asks you if
you want to go online which is very annoying. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO
GET RID OF THIS? Please let me know!
Reviewed by Lavis from India on 28th May 2008
It seems Nokia seems to have lost its quality control, there is no stability
in the design and the software. The entire device looks to be the work
of some amateur, average science student on a project to secure pass
marks. The more bigger this company has become, it has become much arrogant
and irresponsible towards the customer satisfaction. It looks Nokia
gives a damn for any customer feedback. The day is not far, when they
will ultimately face the true burnout. Nokia N82 truly, a huge disappointment
to me atleast.
Reviewed by ATT from UK on 25th May 2008
Just upgraded to this phone from an N73. First impressions is that it's
a really impressive piece of kit with potential for more once the software
becomes available. The GPS fixes very quickly camera spot on and wifi
browsing quick. So far so good!
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 25th May 2008
Keep Clear! Maybe I had a one with bad software. Keeps freezing/locking
up/will not read memory card/takes too long to perform tasks and very
tiny buttons. Good camera and loads of Smartphone functions but the
operating system lets MINE down. Replaced.
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 25th May 2008
Good camera. Nokia are so boring nothing personal about it. Wish i had
bought a fashion phone and a separate camera. Thought it was really
good at first, but not so bored don't get nokia smart phones. Comes
with 2 Gig memory card, but have to reformat it even though i have hundres
of unsaved photos. happened with nokias i had before 6680 and nokia
3250 both did it. so annoying.. I wouldn't bother if i was you i want
a nice looking phone now..
Reviewed by James Hill from UK on 24th May 2008
Got the N82 in Black from Orange on an 18 month contract. After 3 days
have had no problems with the use of the phone, camera is best I have
seen on a phone and the 30fps video camera is excellent. Took 3 days
of moderate use until I got the 'Low Battery' sign but in that time
I have added music, applications, taken pictures and videos, and browsed
the internet, so no complaints there. Though the phone is bigger than
my previous phone, the Sony Ericcsson W810i, this doesnt bother me as
it has twice as many features. A very good phone indeed.
Reviewed by The_one from Bangladesh on 20th May
My N82 is one month old and only had 3 hangs under heavy use & lots
of 3rd party applications. It is a great phone. Camera is fabulous.
I just love my N82.
Reviewed by quentin from aus on 16th May 2008
bought the phone off ebay.. opened the box and was kinda disapionted..1.
phone was alot bigger and thicker than i thought it was gunna be. 2.
plastic casing (phone LOOKS kinda cheap)... ended up gettin the SamsungU900..
i couldnt get past the size of the N82..just too big
Reviewed by ATS from England on 15th May 2008
This phone would of obtained a higher score however i'm encountering
some erratic problems with it. This includes a major issue with the
screen: when i browse the web every single picture on the page is very
blurry. It's awful to look at and makes viewing images tragic. I'm not
sure where the problem stemmed from. I mean when i first had the device
the screen quality was outstanding but now i'm a little startled as
to what has happened. I sent the phone back to carphone warehouse and
they exchanged it however to my disgust the issue re occured leaving
me angry. Aside from a indifferent technicial fault the Nokia n82 is
a great piece of kit. It has great features tucked in to a smart compact
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 14th May 2008
Got the black N82 on Orange. A little apprehensive as I have had Orange
branded mobiles before and they were horrid. However this N82 has a
discreet Orange logo on the back (5mm x 5mm) and I have removed the
Orange software. However you can deselect the Orange sidebar and use
the standard version if you prefer. I actually have an N95 - 8GB too
and I prefer the candy bar styling of the N82. The camera is better
IMO than the N95 especially when using the flash. I've added an 8GB
Sandisk Micro SDHC card and the sound quality from the Music Player
is superb. I've had no crashes, quality is high and it has a brighter
screen than my N95. Overall I'm very impressed with the N82.
Reviewed by Simon Martin from England on 14th
Absolutely terrible, I am really annoyed with this phone, went back
to Nokia after having the Sony Ericsson K800i and the centre button
on that failing but that was only 1 thing this N82 has loads of faults,
the camera locks up, when taking new photos you cant access them and
it says unable to open image, i've now lost 20 plus photos due to this
rubbish phone. the gps takes ages to find satelites. the phone keeps
turning itself off as well, i'm taking it back to O2 this weekend and
i hope they will be able to do something. if anyone can help with the
firmware upgrade it would be greatly appreciated and if that fixes the
problems great. if not back to ericsson for me!!!!
Reviewed by shiv from united kingdom on 12th May
I have had nothing but problems with my phone. Its slow and the camera
doesn't work properly. The icons disappear from the menu and it freezes.
Went into carphone warehouse and they advised to download the upgrades
from the Nokia site...plugged phone in and it crashed my computer!!
Spoke to carphone warehouse again who didn't believe that my phone could
do this so after I had my computer repaired I plugged it in again and
hey presto it did it again...absolute nightmare.It is currently being
repaired but now my husbands is doing the same thing. Really wished
I had stuck with Sony Ericsson. Hate it, Hate it, Hate it...........
Reviewed by MJ from UK on 10th May 2008
The Black N82 looks and feels really good, I went down to Orange shop
today and had a play with it - iT was really fast and very easy to use.
the search features., menu an duser interface really good, and the phone
is a very decent size. The leypad was not too bad as well (i had the
w880i before, so Im sure Ill cope). The only thing I didnt like was
the orange bar that comes in their phones - thought it seemed beter
than previous. I do have one quuestion though: can this phone be unlocked??
google searches didnt find anything. weird. its now a chocie between
samsung soul and this baby here
Reviewed by philnufc from England on 7th May 2008
The features on the N82 are outstanding, there's nothing that this phone
hasn't got...except a properly tested software package which might not
crash the phone after every operation. My N82 is back being "repaired"
for the second time in two months, one more time and I can swap the
phone for a different model that works. All the features of a PC but
alas all the problems as well.
Reviewed by Ned from scotland on 6th May 2008
I got this phoe a couple of weeks ago and i am still finding new things!
the phone comes with 2 gb memory stick for all your music files ect.
the 5 megapixel camera is great and the (Channel 5 gadget show) Commented
sayin tht this phone had the best camera ever for a mobile phone beating
the LG Viewty! this phone has also many other gr8 features tht yu must
check out! the buttons are easy to use and the music speakers are very
good! this phone does come ontop of the n96 as this has every feature
but a better camera! the desighn wasnt to my taste at first ! bt holding
it in my hand for a few hours, it looked beautiful:P price is very good
aswell for a smartphone overall probably the best out at the curret
time : name another 1 tht can beat this!?? ....... Wifi is also a major
part and internet surfing is quick and very easy.
Reviewed by AC from England on 5th May 2008
I've had this a month now, and I'd thoroughly recommend it. All the
features are brilliant - and they actually work! I initially had problems
with crashing when the gallery application was used, but after a firmware
update, the phone has been perfect. I regularly have the music player,
GMail, the browser, MSN and nokia maps all running at once, and the
phone doesn't slow down at all, which is really cool. The camera is
brilliant, and having a real flash on it makes all the difference. Having
a proper lens cover is good too. The GPS is a bit slow to get started
indoors, but that's expected, and outdoors it's incredibly useful because
I am an idiot and get lost quite often. Having WiFi is useful because
if there's WiFi available it's far cheaper and faster than mobile data.
The latest firmware works with WPA2, despite what some threads on Nokia's
forum say. I haven't got VPN working yet though, which is annoying.
The TV-out cable works as well as expected, and it's really quite a
cool feature to have for showing people photos/videos. Bluetooth is
fine, but very limited compared to what most SE phones offer. I initially
didn't like the keypad, but after two weeks I could type on it without
looking - it's really useful having such well defined keys, and I'd
say it's the best keypad I've ever used. The quality of the MP3 player
is good with headphones, but the built-in speakers are terrible. That's
ok though because playing music on your phone speakers is incredibly
anti-social and always sounds rubbish. Battery life is pretty poor -
I only really get about three days out of it maximum, and generally
charge it every other day. The phone is very bulky, but I don't mind
that because the display is nice and big. Overall though, this is a
really great phone, and I'm extremely happy with it.
Reviewed by alex p. cervantes from philippines on
4th May 2008
i like the n82 but the only inconvenient i found out is the keypad.
It should wider a little bit to minimize finger tips aches. its too
sharp for me. and it should be move closer upward for convinient handling...
thanks, hope to see your next generation phone.
Reviewed by jagadeesh from india on 3rd May 2008
N82 is worst! The Nokia quality is lost. my N82 screen is brigter on
left cornner of the screen leading to poor image quality! I just hate
nokia for poor manufacture, I would rather picked other models! Shame
to nokia manufacturers! for their poor quality production.
Reviewed by Corbett from Canada on 2nd May 2008
Bought in Dec; I wanted: WLAN(MSN messenger and Surfin), MP3 player(it
retired my minidisc because of convienience sounds as good as an "igash"
uhm pod), 5MP camera with real flash and killer 30fps video w/sound(pretty
much retired my 6MP Kodak Z612 that does only 15fps video), Storage!!(I
use it like a USB storage unit; Added a 8GB microsd) GPS rocks!! Now
I use it for My mobile Divx machine TV-Out!, just grag and drop, Internet
radio, GPS rocks!!, Sports Tracker is cool, Feel sorry for people that
spend in this price range and not get half of what we can do. The reviews
I've read doesn't do this phone justice, but those guys are only paid
for the basics for their basic phone review skills. Theres more to but
I'll stop here. Happy shopping.
Reviewed by Greg from Souht Africa on 26th Apr
QUESTION: Why does bhaven from india on 29th Mar 2008 give the exact
same review as Kungfunun from UK on 16th Mar 2008 ????????????????????
So Nokia marekting department is giving bogus reviews .. Maybe Nokia
should concentrate on make better phones instead of hiring people to
blog this space up with bogus reviews... and they can;t even do this
properly!! I found this phone to work very slow and not as fantastic
as promised here., I wish I had taken the new Blackberry 8800 instead
or the new Samsung G800.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
26th Apr 2008
Thanks for pointing this out, Greg. We've deleted the duplicated review.
Reviewed by Adrian from UK on 23rd Apr 2008
Great phone until 3 months in the satnav refused to work. trying to
get through to Nokia teckie support - useless - Shame liked the phone
but if you want reliable satnav by a Tom Tom !Previously always in love
with Nokia. now want a divorce !
Reviewed by MattA from UK on 22nd Apr 2008
Had this phone on O2 for about 2 months now. AT first I was really disappointed
as it kept crashing and the OS was really buggy and slow. The most annoying
thing was that it simply refused to save any playlists and crashed whenever
I tried. A new firmware was available from Nokia, but thanks to O2 locking
the phone I could not install it. However, thanks to some technical
gig-wizardry I changed the product code from O2 locked to generic Euro1
and got the new, non O2, firmware. What a difference. The OS is about
70% faster and the phone no longer crashes. Also it now saves my playlists!
Woohoo!. Battery life is a bit short, but not really too much of a problem
as I keep a car charger handy. The features are awesome - everything
you'll ever need. Camera is excellent as is the GPS. I have full navigation
included in my package too which is very, very good. All in all, after
the firmware upgrade, an excellent buy!
Reviewed by Ben Whitehead from uk on 18th Apr
This phone is really good, camera works very well and video to. menues
are easy to navigate battery life is good (i used my loads when i first
got it and it lasted 3 days, last about 4-5 now. the only negative is
probably the keypad, iv'e got used to it now so for me it's not a problem
but it was a bit annoying to start with very good phone very solid,
looks quite nice to
Reviewed by sss from saudi arabia/pakistan on
16th Apr 2008
I got this N82. I love it very much very better than N95. Solid built.
Pros. 5MP, Fast, GPS, Good built quality Cons. Not scratch resistant
(it will get scratches very soon) small buttons
Reviewed by Arnie from France on 15th Apr 2008
This is a great phone , if u want a simple great phone this is the one
to get i got this phone a week ago and i love i've never had such a
phone i recommending this phone. Forget about people who say it's not
good i they don't even have the phone they just don't like so trust
this is the phone to get . Sinple not complicated but perfect
Reviewed by Chris Rowe from UK on 15th Apr 2008
Quite simply awful. Extremely slow at first use without any photos on
it to slow it down, get's progressively slower the more you add. I expect
navigation to be fast and painless these days, not a waiting bar as
you zoom in on a photo, or appearing photos, menus etc. The phone as
a camera cannot stand on it's own to do timing photos. Navigation key
looks like it's going to break off any second. Screen isn't very sharp.
I've been a staunch Nokia fan and user for many years, but this was
my first N-series and I'm not impressed. I can't understand all the
good reviews, I find this phone simply unusable. My last phone was a
K800i, which worst point was a fiddly navigation joystick, but it is
better build quality, software, camera and better in so many other ways.
Now I'm just testing a K850i and at first look it is much better than
the N82. My advice is try before you buy and don't solely rely on the
feedback on this site - I read all the reviews of various phones and
I don't agree, the N82 is not for me and I don't think it's fast, amazing,
etc etc. I use email, web browsing, lots of photos, videos, sms, rss,
alarm, timer, notes and to me it seems Nokia have gone from being the
builder of solid phones to flimsy ones, they must be outsourcing.
Reviewed by T Warren from United Kingdom on 14th
I now own an N82 and I'd like to say how I feel about the phone for
all who are thinking of buying one. If all you want is a device that
makes phone calls, save your money and don't buy this magnificent tool.
My first mobile was a BT "brick" in 1989 and eventually I ended up with
the Sony "MarsBar" before they joined Ericsson. After that, I only ever
used Sony Ericssons. I wanted to upgrade to the K850 but read some poor
reviews so I ended up with the N82. I think that calling the Nokia N82
a "mobile phone" is grossly unfair to what it actually is. This is the
most extraordinary piece of equipment I think I've ever used - and I've
been a database system engineer for a quarter of a century. I thought
I'd seen it all. The Phone - it works, its a phone, usual bells and
whistles. Thats got that out of the way. The build quality - compared
to the Sony's I have to say it feels much better quality, less bling
and more sophisticated zing! It feels as if it will last forever, and
it looks powerful in a very subtle way - like a Merc. The software -
it works properly and updates the phone effortlessly. Transferring files
and music is simple. The menu - exceptional, clear and faultless. It
just keeps on going - When you think you've found everything it does,
you then come across something else. For example, a barcode reader?!?
that flashes a red light at the target. What? The GPS - Probably the
most incredible thing I've seen. On a chip the size of my fingernail,
I have the whole of Europe, down to house level, and spoken directions
that will get me there, via a young lady's voice from the built-in stereo
speakers - and the download of the Europe-wide map was both free and
efficient. But you do need to get a 4 gig chip (£19.99 from Carphone
Warehouse) because the download is 1.7gigabytes. So what do you pay
extra for with the GPS? I haven't got a clue, maybe the nice lady's
voice won't guide you after the three months trial - we'll wait and
see! It's a full-blown satnav - even tells you how far you've jogged
and shows you the satellites you're connected to. The music - Much better
functioned than the Sony, and I've had their Walkmans from the beginning.
Still got them! Not only a very sleek graphic equaliser, but also a
spacial option that gives you "surround sound" in your headphones. Complete
with playlists and all the usual features. By the way, the built in
stereo speakers (not kidding) should sound rubbish. They don't. They're
really very good and I can't see how. The radio - excellent sound, and
also very easy to find and save stations. The headphones? Don't know,
I use my Sennheisers plugged into the normal jack on the phone itself.
The Pc connection - In the morning, I plug my phone into my Pc, I use
the "Single Click Sync" button and about 5 seconds later, all my meetings
and contacts are updated on my phone. Thats it. The front screen - The
Active display shows you your appointments for today and tomorrow, reminds
you when you should be in a meeting and what its about. Fully configure
the shortcut bar. Connectability - this is amazing. This phone will
connect directly to POP/SMTP email account and you get a choice of how
you want to connect. You can use GPRS or you can even use a wireless
LAN. So here you have the prospect of sitting downstairs in front of
the TV browsing the internet on your phone (it's a normal browser) but
connected through your wireless router upstairs. If you're staying in
a hotel and they have a wireless LAN, use theirs. The Camera - This
is not a mobile phone with a camera. It's a totally fully functioned
high quality digital camera with a proper flash that gets the added
benefit of being able to make telephone calls bundled in with it! There's
even a smaller version on the front for video phone calls. Nice touches
- Turn the screen on the side and it goes to landscape. It knows which
way up it is! With the camera or for viewing photos or especially for
the internet, its absolutly unbeatable. Applications - Apart from the
barcode reader, it has a miniature version of Office, complete with
spreadhseets and projects. It also has an Acrobat PDF reader, ZIP utility,
games. I'm not sure where to stop here. What doesn't the phone do? It
doesn't have a built in fax and printer, it doesn't run Windows XP and
it doesn't have a penknife. The only minus point is the size of the
keys, they're not nig. But they are positive and high quality. Just
get thinner fingers!
Reviewed by k.p.sudhakaran from India on 13th
FANTASTIC AND MARVELOUS PHONE. YOU CAN GET WHATEVER YOU WANT IN IT.
GOOD VALUE FOR MONY K.P.SUDHAKARAN, ACCOUNTANT FAMOUS STUDIOS LTD-MUMBAI
Reviewed by THEIN from BURMA on 9th Apr 2008
Excellent phone. Extremely good performance and features. Symbia ops
workes well in this country with weak gsm system. Expensive but really
worth it ! Good show nokia !
Reviewed by bhaven from UAE,Dubai on 29th Mar
Great phone,Only the keypad is a bit problem but compared to n95 this
phone is much better to go for.The best thing is it doesnt crash without
any reason like n95.
Reviewed by vikas k shah from India on 25th Mar
i liked n82; but se pda's r best.
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 24th Mar 2008
no hard wired car cradle as usual !
Reviewed by Nay Nay from Bahrain on 20th Mar 2008
Since i got it it froze on me 3 times... the first time was an hour
after the grand opening of the phone =p The phone is great especially
the GPS also the camera is quite good but when i see the actual photo
size on the computer it has this same old nokia fuzz-iness to the photo
Best camera i seen is the Sony ericsson's cybershot the great thing
about the text messaging is the T9 dictionary nokia got the best T9!
the keys are not a problem AT ALL!! they are fun to use!
Reviewed by Prasanna from India on 17th Mar 2008
It's great to have a phone like this one!!! It is cost effective and
a good soccessor to N73. It showed it's brilliance by having a 5mp camera
and a excellent xenon flash. I would rate this phone 4 because of it's
cramped keyboard and battery life!!
Reviewed by Kungfunun from UK on 16th Mar 2008
I've had the phone for about a week now, and I think it’s amazing.
Probably the best phone I have ever had. The camera is the best I’ve
ever seen on a phone, the quality is superb, and the flash is a welcome
addition, better than LEDs!!!! . The fact I can connect to wireless
internet is a big plus, the internet runs so quickly and smoothly, plus
the screen rotates when u turn the phone on its side, making it even
easier to see and surf. The GPS (nokia maps) works really well, you
get a voice guidance trial, but even without it, its better than my
old navman. I’ve download maps for Europe and put them on to the
phone with ease using the N series pc suite (maps are free). I've also
managed to set up all my email accounts (Gmail, hotmail etc), plus use
windows live messenger. I really looked around before deciding to opt
for the N82, looking at the N95, Samsung G800 among a few. But the N82
really does have everything you could want and need. It’s not
frozen on me once, switches from once application to another with speed,
and in my honest opinion, beats every other phone out there at the moment.
Except for maybe on the looks.
Reviewed by Sandip Patel from United Kingdom on
14th Mar 2008
I have this phone on 02 and been using it for 3 weekds now. I have to
say its now my best nokia phone i have had for years. I am a follower
of nokia 6230/6230i, 6210/6310i then the 6680. But now the N82 has everything
i want feature packed also great camera, im not a fan of slider phones
either, candy bar is the way.
Reviewed by Kimmy xx from England!! on 12th Mar
ive had many makes and types of phone but so far i think this is the
best ever made! the camera is awsome and the music player is so loud!
if you are thinking of buying this phone by it from 02 and you only
have to pay 30 pounds for it. I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!
Reviewed by Ole from UK on 10th Mar 2008
Very impressed with this phone, it is lightning-fast compared to previous
N series phones and has lots of neat little tricks up its sleeve. Battery
life is very good and the camera is superb - particularly for video.
No complaints here.
Reviewed by Daniel from India on 9th Mar 2008
this phone is like full of bugs. the phone hung like two times today
morning while viewing pictures
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 6th Mar 2008
Nobody has mentioned the accelerometer! i cant belive it! This has got
to be the most awesome feature of the phone. As a developer i've got
way too many GPS and wifi enabled phones on my desk, but only the n82
rotates the screen when you turn the phone on its side, and then back
again. Well done Nokia for being first to market with this one. We know
there will be many more phones like this on their way!
Reviewed by Mikee from England on 5th Mar 2008
I've had many phones and so far this one is the greatest. The 5 megapizel
camera coupled with the xenon flash delivers great pictures day or night.
Yes, the phone doesn;t look impressive baased on its physical appearance.
But its features really makes up for its ugly design(LOL). Anyway, applications
are very responsive and loads very fast. I've been using this for almost
a month now and no problems encountered so far. This phone deserves
to be one of Nokia's bestseller.
Reviewed by Raja Khail from Malaysia on 2nd Mar
I think the N82 is the Phone Nokia ever made because it have Everthing
you need for Camera. it have 5 megapixel camera with Xenon Flash and
GPS . WLAN , FM RADIO , the memory Card go as high as 8gB . Nokia has
the camera phone ever . And I LOVE NOKIA VERY MUCH .
Reviewed by willis a ralph from antigua on 29th
with the exception of the small keys,this device is excelent afterall
it a mobile phone .from the reviews i have read most people either don't
understand the unit properly or just need to slow down a bit.i will
rate it 4 stars only because of the key pad.
Reviewed by David from Leeds, England on 26th
I've upgraded from the better looking N73 but other than that this phone
beats the N73 in every department. For a start its responsive, you press
a button it performs an action. The wifi is awesome, GPS located my
home position as soon as I fired it up and it works over wifi (nice
touch). TV out is excellent and the camera is different class, I thought
the N73 had a good camera but I've now been proved wrong. Video on this
phone is also excellent, not quite camcorder quality but as good as
most digital cameras. What I don't like is the keypad especially the
navigation keys, it's just far too easy to press a wrong button but
I'm sure I'll get used to it. Also it's not the nicest looking phone
but I don't mind this one little bit.
Reviewed by Ahmad from KSA on 25th Feb 2008
Hello! Remember, the main reason, and most important thing, for this
device is for telephone calls. The most used parts are the screen and
keyboard. And this is what you use to interact with the device. Here
is what you get as a phone. This is also the 'Cons': - Dim screen -
Tiny keyboard - Short battary life Here is what you get as extras: This
is also the 'Pro': - GPS - Wifi - Camera It all depends on what you
mostly use it for. Unfortunately I mostly use it as a phone. P.S. If
the dim screen gives you a long battery life then that can be tolerated.
But 'Two stabs in the back' is a cheap thig to do in an expensive, 'top
of the line' device.
Reviewed by Aidan from england on 25th Feb 2008
this review sorta says this phone is like the little brother to the
n95. i disagree a lot! it's so much better than the n95. the n95 is
big and bulky. this fits in the hands so much nicer and it looks so
hot. the xenon flash actually makes the camera amazing cos indoor photos
are so perfect, where the n95 is behind the k850i for indoor. but now
this is the best camera phone for sure, the video is so clear even when
put on a big tv. the n95 only has a bigger screen really which isn't
that important, especially when you can plug it into any tv and use
it on there. playing the n-gage gaming on a big tv is so much fun! the
review also says this is meant to be cheaper, i got mine on ebay and
n82's go for about £50 more than n95's, but it's worth it for what the
n82 is. so overall this is definatley the best phone of the moment.
Reviewed by luc from china on 24th Feb 2008
So frustrated -- Episode 2: consolated. Well, finally all is back to
order as the Nokia customer service facility finally accepted that I
return the n82 and get my refund. I was really worried as both the online
support and the call center were ignoring me or just refusing the return.
Obviously we're not yet at the age of efficient phone or web support,
that's for sure ! Anyway I can start again my quest for the phone that
will fulfill my needs. So here is what was wrong with this purchase
of the N82: 1- I decided to buy it after making a phone feature comparison
on the Nokia Europe/UK website. Selecting my requirements (GPS, Wifi,
Bluetooth, camera) I finally ended-up selecting the N82 2- reading first
a few reviews to be sure, I confirmed my choice and was left with the
feeling that, being the promising next big hit after the N73, this phone
would include all the features of the N73, especially the possibility
to type SMS from a computer thru Bluetooth, and the most expected business
card scanner 3- finding a good deal at Best-Buy, I finally bought-it
after spending a few hours comparing it with the N95 and talking to
Best-Buy staff 4- once home, problems start: no way to find neither
the Wifi connection wizard, nor the business card scanner (there is
a bar-code scanner though, that can decode business cards which have
it printed, but the feature is far away from the N73 business card scanner
that was able to OCR the card and put in all arranged in your contacts)
5- pushing a little further, no way to write SMS in the Nokia Lifeblog
application: it's really impossible to type sms with this phoneset as
a) buttons are really small b) the letters above the buttons are microscopic
and c) the stainless-steel face is brighter than the letters in daylight,
so the PC feature is a must at work On the positive note, I could download
many maps (thru the night at it was quite slow) of the world (France,
London, NY, SF, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong-kong, which left me 500 MB free
on my 2 GB card) and got the GPS to work exactly as expected, giving
me position, maps, routes and turn-to-turn voice and screen directions
during the 1st 3 trial days of the service (after the 3 days, I could
still use the maps, get the position with standalone GPS or network-using
AGPS, find routes, but could not have the turn-to-turn real-time voice
and screen direction until I pay the year, month or week fee). But whatever,
buying a Wifi phone that has no wifi was not acceptable for me. After
a little bit of research, I found out: according to one post on the
net, Wifi is forbidden on cell phones sold in this country! well, I've
no problem with that, every country can have its own laws. But what
was not acceptable to me is that the only feature comparator available
on Nokia websites selects the N82 based on the Wifi requirement, and
does not mention at all that it is a country specific feature ! So you
end-up selecting a phone for a feature that will not be in the same
model you buy. You could argue that the Best-Buy Shanghai staff could
have mentioned that there is no Wifi, but according to a few reviews
I read on Best-Buy it's something you can not expect ... My conclusion:
Nokia customer service was understanding, after insisting a little,
and accepted the return, so finally no issue on that side (and the personnel
was really charming, not like the call-center ones). However, if Nokia
really want to make a great phone experience (and service), they need
to change quite a few things: - stop removing great features from a
phone to its successor: a) business cards scanner of the N73, is awsome,
just keep it! b) ability to send SMS from the PC software - provide
a global feature comparison website that clearly mentions what is or
not available in the countries: not only people buying from Europe need
that - create a real on-line global support service with customer caring
agents who find solutions for the customers in place of their current
agents who just send standard e-mails: people who buy high-end phone
with GPS ... travel and need support on the go So what will be my next
phone now ? With my requirements: - great camera (with optical zoom
would be even better than the N82) - GPS - bluetooth & wifi - business
cards scanner - send SMS from PC - not Windows, please ! Maybe a Nokia,
but which one ??? Any other suggestions ? Thank you.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
24th Feb 2008
Thanks for the update, Luc. Good luck in your quest for the perfect
Reviewed by please from afghaistan on 20th Feb
it is best phone of the year and its much bater than nokia N95 its key
pad is also good
Reviewed by luc from china on 18th Feb 2008
So frustrated !!!!!!!!!! After reading all these positive reviews I
had so much expectations (I loved the N73 so I was an easy target!).
I bought the N82 2 days ago and am extremely frustrated, and the customer
hotline did not give a .....! Feeling hopeless I registered to My Nokia
to send a feedback as a last attempt to get someone care about my issue.
I still hope they live by the standard that every customer would expect
from a global leader, and give them one week to provide satisfactory
support (I also work in a global company that would not let a customer
that dissatisfied). If they do (or they don't), I will keep you posted
so that you have the exact idea of how great this company is. Or is
not. Stay tuned ! P.S. For my current experience so far, I rate it as
poor, stay tuned to see if after the customer support response it can
reach the outstanding level that, from the specifications, it should
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
18th Feb 2008
luc, it would really have been helpful if you'd told us why you
don't like the phone!
Reviewed by Jhon from India on 18th Feb 2008
This phone has great qualities. But some errors like about all times
when 3.5 mm jack plug autorestart occur, sound is not much loud. Anyway
i like my phone is best at this price range and errors that i consider
earlier r also with other costly phones
Reviewed by anonymous from Thailand on 13th Feb
Amazing. 5MP camera and flash is excellent. 3.5mm jacks hosts countless
accessories. GPS is very fast and accurate. Unlike many people i love
the way the way this looks and the keypad is easier to use than you
may think. WiFi is excellent, music is excellent, memory is outstanding
(8gbSDHC), screen is large and bright and accelometer is awesome. Amazing
Reviewed by mark from england on 9th Feb 2008
Great all rounder. At first i was a little sceptical about the phone
as it isn't a great looker in other peoples opinion, but i like it as
it looks different. When taking the contract out i was tempted by the
g600 but put off by many reviews, so instead decided to take the plunge
and get the n82. I am very impressed with the phone. It does everything
that i want it to do and more! (bar code reader being one of them!)
the only problem that i could say about it is that it isn't the thinest
phone in the world, but then again it is feature packed so its not going
to be really thin. I highly recommend the phone to anybody who is looking
for a decent phone with an amazing camera.
Reviewed by RASSOOL from SOUTH AZERBAIJAN on 9th
I bought this phone 1 month ago and I am very pleased of it .BRAVO NOKIA
Reviewed by ROPPA from ENGLAND on 7th Feb 2008
This phone is utterly brilliant it has everything and I mean everything.
Firstly there is the amazing camera, true 5 megapixel quality I've had
loads of phones over the years but this eclipses the lot even the K800
which is very good but not in the same league, the last phone was the
samsung G800 which took terrible pictures indoor (very grainy & blurred
results) the flash on the N82 works very well. The video is great quality
from a phone, as good as the N93 which I have owned. The sat nav. is
very quick to lock on even without the A-gps and is accurate. It has
wifi which saves a fortune on data dowloads or even checking email if
you cant be bothered to fire up your PC. The applications available
for s60 symbian phones are limitless and the ngage gaming is awesome.
This was meant to be a short review and in my opinion is, as I could
go on about the HSDPA, fantastic auto rotation screen, Carl Zeiss Optics,
good battery life in short buy one you wont be disappointed.
Reviewed by Reggae from Sudan on 5th Feb 2008
I just got this phone 3 weeks ago. Great phone with great software,
didn't face any problems with it so far. Amazing phone. Go get it!
Reviewed by 5UNN from UK on 3rd Feb 2008
It is a good phone and has more than you need it's key pad is a bit
of a let down but you'll get used to it. the phone is almost the same
as the n95 but it's lighter smaller and has a few more extras.for the
price you pay for it is outstandingly good, plus you get a lot of memory
Reviewed by Mohamed abdi Noor-Ahmed from Somalia on
3rd Feb 2008
Best mainstream cameraphone available; Camera: Best GPS: Good MP3: V.
Good Video: V. Good Games: Best (considering that it is phone) Reception:
Best Speed: V. Good Aesthetic Appearance: V. Good Size: Oh dear, Nokia
let themselves down BIG-TIME My first recommendation would be to make
it a slider and for it to have LED lights as well; for other uses but
also for the auto-focus light to be manualy turned on in any situation
(cool extra). The last recommendation is for it to have infrared so
that it is COMPLETE in terms of connectivity (Bluetooth, WiFi, USB,
Reviewed by jay1971jay from uk on 2nd Feb 2008
I was about to say exactly the same as you Richdog, you took the words
right outta my mouth..
Reviewed by lyndon from england on 25th Jan 2008
I've had this phone three weeks now and i have to say its superb.Being
a sony ericsson fan i found it hard to change,but iam glad i did.The
camera is the best ive seen for a long time.video is great.The menu
is very easy to use,as are all the functions on the phone.If the stereo
in your car has an aux lead you can you can buy a lead to connect to
this and it plugs into the headphone socket,and acts just like a ipod,plus
when somebody rings you it shuts off the music and speech comes through
speakers just like an expensive hands free unit.Now regarding the looks
of the phone i think its absolutely georgeous,the screen is crystal
clear and plenty big enough for me.The key pad is small but works perfectly
well,the only thing i will say is when you are texting in the daylight
and your not sure where the letters are it can be a bit awkward but
thats a minor detail.The phone came with a 2 gb card but i upgraded
to a 6gb,i also bought a screen protector as the one on the phone was
a bit soft.Creating your own shortcuts is great feature .Battery life
is pretty good, average life is 2-3 days depending on what you use.No
buggy problems at the moment so all in all a fantastic phone, the best
the phone i,ve had for many years.Highly recommend, well done nokia
Reviewed by madhu from india on 24th Jan 2008
good phone.feature packed.the best parts are 1]it is very fast,not slow
as other s60 phones.2]5 mp cam is excellent with xenon flash(n95 is
missing it).3]video is very good with mp4 format (near dvd quality).
4]the camera got a lence cover,best in all nokia phones 5]sound output
is good through stereo speakers and with earphones too.6]auto rotating
feature is a delight 7]gps is excellent 8]good reception of signal 9]exellent
build quality 10]tv out cable is very useful. down sides are:1]small
keypads 2]absence of short cut keys 3]small screen 4]auto rotating feature
is responding slowly some times 5]macro mode is not so good compared
to other phones (even with w810i !)6]memory is not adequate as it gives
good video output. THE MAIN ADVATAGES ARE THE FAAAST PROCESSOR, AND
ALLROUND ABILITY.BUY IT FOR FEATURES...
Reviewed by Talha from Pakistan on 20th Jan 2008
This is simply the best value for money in a mobile device in the world.
A 5 MP camera, VGA video, lots of RAM and a fast processor. But GPS
takes the crown - just install Nokia's Sports Tracker ans watch in amazement
as the phone measures your speed, direction, and number of steps you
take through built-in GPS and motion sensor. That feature alone is worth
the price. The screen is a little dim and the speakers sound tinny.
But both have been done to preserve battery, and hopefully some future
firmware upgrade will address the issue. Call me mad, the phone in flesh
actually looks beautiful to me, and better than the N95 8 GB. It certainly
looks like no other phone, and is ideal for anyone who wants to stand
out in a crowd full of default-choice N95. If you can live with the
keypad (it is not totally broken), I think it is the best phone available.
Reviewed by KANGO from PAKISTAN on 18th Jan 2008
nokia finally got tired of playing...and told everyone wat dey cud make....the
sleepin beauty woke up... SIMPLY NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE DIS aweSome top
of da line phone!!! 5/5
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 18th Jan 2008
I'll keep this short... this is the best phone i have ever had!!! Although
its not the prettiest phone around it sure makes up the marks with all
the features it has on board, superb camera and best around, GPS positioning,
wi-fi which works brilliantly, great screen, easy to use, i could go
on and on!! Trust me, you will not be dissapointed with this phone!!!
Reviewed by Skitt from England on 18th Jan 2008
As an N95 owner I wasn't sure there would be any point in purchasing
the N82 as the reviews in some magazines and online report the phone
as the candy bar version of the N95. Have to say I am glad I took the
plunge, the phone is fantastic. The S60 operating system boot faster
than any other N series phone and there is no delay switching between
menus , even the GPS software works :). I have fat fingers but find
the buttons easy to use when texting - the media key does get in the
way a little for me. Only concern I have is that the front will be prone
to scratches.Great job Nokia you have finally produced an N series phone
Reviewed by Francis Stewart from Scotland on 17th
Received this phone after returning the N95 8GB to O2 before the 14
days were up, and I am stunned how good it is. Some great reviews already
posted full of detail, so I'll keep it brief. This phone is superb,
it is nowhere near as 'ugly' as some reviewers make out, and it knocks
spots of the N95 in terms of size and the picture quality. The screen
is a little smaller than that of the N95, but the resolution is excellent,
and the candybar design and 'pocketability' makes this phone with all
the features just SO good. I have used SE for 7 years but will now use
this beaut for the next 18 months!
Reviewed by James from UK on 17th Jan 2008
The N82 is essentially the N95 in candy bar form - with a smaller screen
(2.4" versus 2.6" N95, 2.8" N95 8Gb) and a Xenon flash for the camera.
Having come from a SE W800i, the N82 is quite different and takes some
time to get used to - but is well worth it. The S60 platform is flexible,
and easily as fast as other non-symbian phones; so speed is not an issue.
The functionality of the phone is simply outstanding. Absolutely brilliant
camera - best in class bar none - GPS positioning and MP3 player all
highly functional and easy to use. The only slight downside is the styling
- its not to everyone's taste and imho the N95 is more aesthetically
pleasing. However, its less expensive than the N95 and has a Xenon flash
- that certainly wins me over.
Reviewed by Philippa from UK on 15th Jan 2008
I have just gone and got an N82 on contract with O2 and am so pleased
with the camera is great and it is light it does allsorts of stuff,
I can see am so pleased with this phone it has been the best phone I
have had in all of my life. I have been playing with it for an hour
and cos the battery had ran out I have put it on charge but even so,
it is an amazing phone and I can't believe that nokia hasn't brought
this phone out earlier. I have had samsungs motorolas, LGs but all the
things on this phone I don't think any other manufacture can beat this
mobile phone all I can say is well done to Nokia, also I have had the
N95 on a previous contract and it just kept on crashing all the time,
and I went thru 3 handsets and still I gave up with the N95 and tried
looking for other good handsets and this N82 really does take the biscuit,
you will never find such a good little phone with so many features in
apart from the N95 but I think this N82 has beaten the N95 hands down.
Reviewed by Daniel Aires from UK on 13th Jan 2008
Having experimented (thanks to O2's wicked 14 day cooling off period)
with the LG Viewty, the N96 and K850i, I can honestly say the the N82
wipes th floor with them. Hands down. I've seen reviews and comments
complaining the aesthetics of the N82, but trust me, it's a really nice
looking phone that feels solid and best of all, its a candybar!! All
the power of the N95 8GB plus MORE! Okay, so it doesn't have irDa. If
you've ever wanted a phone that does pretty much everything, then thi
is it and best of all, its compact and attractive in its sleek candybar
housing. The camera is absolutely amazing by the way. Best cameraphone
I've ever tested. Way better than the one on the Viewty, in my opinion.
9/10, as the buttonsare not ideally sized and the carousel button is
annoying and completely useless. 5 star rating though.
Reviewed by Dave Cook from England on 10th Jan
After upgrading to the 6500 slide on Dec 21st i had nothing but trouble.
The phone had so many bugs that i got through 4 handsets in a little
over 2 weeks! I also had an N81 but i found the music short cut keys
a problem as they would scream out my songs in silent mode (not good
in the office) after an accidental push. I now have an N82 and what
a great phone. Never been a big fan of smart phones due to the slow
freezing software but not any more. As quick as a standard phone and
the features are excellent. Every bit as good as the N95 but housed
in a much better housing. 10 out of 10 well done Nokia! Camera is amazing.
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 7th Jan 2008
I have had this 3 days,What can i say but anyone looking for camera
as a main feature this is the phone for you ,even has tv out to view
vids and pics on your tv at full size,also has a feature so when you
tilt the phone it landscapes the pic for better viewing.I must say i'm
very happy and have seen all the other 5 mega pixels at work and this
one leads by a far far stretch.
Reviewed by Richdog from UK on 5th Jan 2008
For me the N73 was easily the best phone I ever had, the camera was
decent if not outstanding, but the fact that it had so much functionality
(sat-nav, organiser etc) and that while occasionally slow it rarely
ever keeled over won it a firm place in my heart. The N82 is the spiritual
successor in every way and then some! LOOKS: Looks-wise it isn't going
to win any awards here lets face it... it's standard Nokia N-series
candybar format, a bit plain. Functional. Having said that, it isn't
ugly by any means, and personally I can't abide sliders and clamshells.
I like it neat and simple, just like my quim (I kid, I kid). With regards
to feel... despite still being made all of plastic (Nokia, ffs sort
it out) it feels solid, much more solid than the N73 did. Less plasticky,
less fragile, no creakage. Dimension-wise, it's no deeper than the N73,
indeed it appears more streamlined somehow due to the design, but it
is slightly wider. However, I definately prefer it. While I loved my
N73, I found the buttons a pain in the rear for texting, I've reasonably
large hands and would constantly mis-press due to their overly flat
design. Here the N82 excels. The buttons are small and protruding...
there is plenty of space around each button making for easy and pressing,
and I can write texts swiftly and comfortably. I'm very happy with them.
The directional pad is also very flat to the phone, whioch is good in
the respect that it isn't going to fall off like the old N73 joystick,
but some may find it trickier to navigate. CONNECTIVITY: The phone features
a micro-USB port for PC connectivity (thank God they got rid of the
horrible proprietry thing) and it is stable and steady. However, I would
have much preferred it use the much more common mini-USB port for the
sake of convenience, as I already have loads of cables/chargers for
those lying around. Memory card (Micro SD) slot is placed on the left
side, as is the charger entry (which I personally think is a poor and
rather odd choice, keep it on the bottom). All inputs seem to be on
the left, naturally barring the 3.5mm headphone jack situated at the
top of the device. The phone also of course has the usual Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi connectivity, both of which work flawlessly, the phone picks
up Wi-Fi networks quite far away actually. INTERFACE/SPEED: First thing
I did when I got the phone was customise it to exactly how I had my
N73, and install some apps. Then played around entering and exiting
them and just generally trying to make it sweat a little. The N73 had
only little memory... I believe it was roughly around 20-25MB, and when
the phone had been in my hands a while it quickly ran out of free RAM,
making gliding about the phone as pleasurable as swimming the River
Humber in concrete shorts. In comparison, the N82 has a whopping 100MB
(or just over), and the difference is like night and day. The different
menus and sections open snappily. Programs open and exit swiftly, tomtom
is about 3x quicker when navigating in and out and through the options,
and the phone just feels 10x better than the N73 did even on its best
day. This for me is a huge relief, and i'm looking forward to experimenting
further with more intensive programs and reporting back with some further
feedback. CAMERA/VIDEO: Ok be honest... you were really wondering about
the camera, right? Is it as good as they say? How does the spangly new
xenon flash fare? Well, my answer to that would be only to say that
it is leagues ahead of any other camera phone I have ever used including
the K800i. The flash is a proper flash, xenon as mentioned, and noticeably
brighter than that of the K800i, which was the first phone to feature
it. The camera is opened by flipping the switch on the back of the phone,
this way of opening the lens is much less intrusive than on the N73,
and importantly, it isn't going to open/close by accident in your jeans
pocket. It's how they should have designed it in the first place to
be honest. Stills image quality seems decent, the flash obviously helps
massively in this department, but what really struck me was the video
quality, it rocks! Full 640x480, 30fps, "DVD quality" (use the term
loosely) video capture... and it really is smooth as a babys bum! Sound
quality in the video was also very clear, and it's obvious they've improved
the mic pickup and clarity on this model. What else I find awesome is
the cable that comes with the phone that will plug into any modern TV,
and connect it via the 3.5mm headphone jack. You can then run the phone
through the TV, displaying any videos, photos you like... or even just
randomly (if somewhat pointlessly) using the TV as you use the camera
scree, for browsing the menus and texting etc etc. However, it's really
only useful for the videos, and provides a fantastic and very speedy
means of showing off what you've captured. Lastly, and perhaps as important
as the good picture quality is this... the speed of the camera, both
which it loads up, shuts down, and also time between pics. With the
N73 it was oftn a nightmare, the phones low memry made switching between
camera and OS a royal pain, and it would frequently get confused or
stuck when changing between video and stills etc. Not any more... it
really is leagues ahead, and taking a row of still is now painless,
with no confusion and a consistently low time between shots. Yay, at
last! SOUND: One area I found the N73 very weak was sound... if you
had music playing through the speakers (for whatever reason) it would
sound tiny and distorted at higher levels. Not so with the N82. While
it's obviously never going to rival a speaker system, the stereo sound
quality is noticeably improved with the N82. Overall I think it is quieter
than it could and should be, but this is compensated for with much richer
sound quality. Music through the speakers doesn't sound bad at all for
what it is. However most impressive to me was the sound quality through
a pair of good Sennheiser headphones... rich and warm with good (surprisingly
good) bass. Not as good as a dedicated music phone, but it does the
job. However.. the sound volume IS too quiet! Compared to the N73 it's
a lot quieter especially when playing via the speakers. Nokia claim
this was due to new "regulations" but come on... this is below what
it should be. BATTERY: Battery life has been VERY good so far in "normal"
every day use. It will drain more rapidly when listening to MP3's and
using the video function, but even then you get at least a good days
use out of it. Sat-Nav battery life is also very good, not too far off
of the N73 which is great considering it has the receiver built-in.
I also bought a spare battery off of Ebay, they're so cheap it's silly
not to have a backup in case you get caught short! So far i've bought
the following for my N82: *Spare Official Nokia BP-6MT Battery. *Nokia
N82 car charger. *Nokia N82 screen protector. SAT-NAV: Oh yeah the Sat-Nav...
will I ever stop being impressed by this thing? I brought it indoors
again yesterday and it actually locks onto a signal from inside my bedroom,
which has an attic above it and the walls are 1960's quality as in:
good. Fair enough that's in "assisted" A-GPS mode but still impressive.
I've never seen it below 3 bars at its very weakest, and sometimes it
locks on so quickly from cold it actually embarasses my 'old' bluetooth
SirfStar III receiver. While the Garmin Mobile XT software i'm using
isn't quite as user-friendly as Tom-Tom, it is still very good and also
highly accurate. For me the Sat-Nav has been the biggest strength of
this phone, it has near flawless performance. NOTE: TomTom does not
yet support the internal GPS of this phone or the N95, this will be
addressed in a later version. Garmin XT and Route 66 are the only ones
that do this as a commercial package. CONCLUSION: With the benefit of
hindsight I would pay £350 for this phone again in a heartbeat, no worries.
It's the ultimate multi-functional device... perfect sat-nav, fantastic
photo/video quality and a great phone all in a single package. it's
going to take something very special form Nokia to top this... the only
major improvements I could think of that would make this the ultimate
phone would be a larger touch-screen to make browsing more pelasurable.
Oh, and louder volume, it is too quiet sometimes! I've had a couple
of reboots, but not frequent and i'm sure upcoming firmware will iron
that out. OVERALL: 9/10
Reviewed by ANJUM EQBAL from INDIA on 2nd Jan
Recently i bought Nokia N-82 mobile phone.I think it is the best 5 MEGA
PIXEL mobile in the world.I have used all company 5 mega pixel mobile
but NOKIA N-82 is the real winner of all.
Reviewed by David from UK on 1st Jan 2008
I bought this phone a few weeks ago whilst over in America (I probably
paid a bit too much as you can buy it direct from Nokia for £400 now!)
and think it’s a great handset! As you’re probably aware
it has most of the features of the N95 in a candybar format so if you’ve
used and liked that or any other Symbian OS phone you’ll love
this. The best feature of this phone is obviously the camera with flash
(which takes great shots at night) and the excellent battery life –
I’m getting 2 -3 days with some pretty heavy use! Some people
may not like the keys as they’re quite small but I can honestly
say I think they’re great and have no problems with them at all.
The only possible downsides are the looks (it’s not the most attractive
handset!) and the size but considering all the features I can live with
Reviewed by Max from Russia on 28th Dec 2007
The best all in one & camera phone on the market!
Reviewed by sugar from uk on 20th Dec 2007
i had a Sony Ericcson handset and was due an upgrade. I wanted to go
for a 5 megapixel camera phone and the obvious choice was the new sony
850i, however, I did not like the look of it or the keypad, so i went
for the brand new samsung g800 photographer phone instead. Having got
home I tested it as much as i could. The camera was awful, every picture
I took was blurred. I tried all the settings but to no avail. Not only
that but the phone was hard to use, heavy and long winded. I took it
back and asked to cancel my upgrade. they offerd me the nokia n95 which
ive heard has terrible battery life, and the new ericcson which i almost
succumbed to until a customer in the shop began telling me how awful
it was. she was bringing hers back! I was told i couldnt and they gave
me the new nokia n82 to try. This phone is absolutely phenomenal. Its
user friendly, intelligent and most of all the pictures are crystal
clear and professional. The video is outstanding, and.... no blurring!
There is a standard minijack so you can connect the handset to any hi-fi
unit. The sound quality is fantastic and loud. The handset also has
stereo speakers! After falling in love with this phone, There was one
major problem.. I could'nt get my mac to recognize it. This would have
been huge problem for me but luckily after checking the nokia website
for support advice and a software update, I am now fully synced up.
This phone is the bees knees and I am only just discovering what it
can do. I strongly recommend it to everyone
Reviewed by ross from uk wycome on 20th Dec 2007
this phone is ok ive used it and the features are the same as n95 but
n95 is still better with a bigger screen more internal memory and a
better music player but the rest is the same
Reviewed by johnyD from romania on 17th Dec 2007
Excellent phone, nice build quality, although front materials don't
look too impressive; overall, a friendly phone which so far, for 1 week,
showed me no bugs or problems...
Reviewed by Kiran Kulkarni from India on 4th Dec
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Welcome N82 and GoodBYE N95-1. N82 Simply surpasses N95 in candybar
form, I'm Wondering! becoz N82 takes less amount of time for startup
than any other Nseries Phone. The 5MP camera with lens cover is also
very fast compare to N95. With Xenon Flash it is the best phone I think
for night shootout. But the appearance is not truly very good.Small
keypad with invisible button lables , Small Screen(2.4")for gps Navigation
& no remote control functions for headset. I think buyers will love
n82 only for its features.