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Nokia N82 review

 Review: November 2007  
 

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: 3.5G smartphone with GPS satnav, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, video calling, MP3 player, FM radio, memory card & Bluetooth.



 

Review

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!


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Reviewed by Legacy Ikor from Nigeria on 5th Feb 2016
Its okay but am having some problems with my front camera it doesn't show its blank and always showing Xenon Flash charging sign. what do i do pls?;-(
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Reviewed by martin barrack from kenya on 20th May 2014
phone good bt now camera not workng bluethot not workng and not readng tha memory
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Reviewed by Mizal Bin Jamal from India on 23rd Dec 2013
Now only I got the Mobile..it have many problems..While opening installed application Problem there have an error that "features not supported"..and while opening the messaging there is opening the calculator.. and while opening the contacts there is opening logs..and while opening the Gallery there is opening the camera...I have taken the steps as Formatted and checks...no changes..still the problem facing..what can i do guys...
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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 browsing.
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Reviewed by korosh from iran on 11th Jan 2012
best review from uk
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Reviewed by JEROY ALTRIN from UK on 24th Sep 2011
IT HAS MANY FEATURES BUT THE BATTERY CAPACITY IS VERY LESS AND CAMARA CLARITY IS NOT GOOD
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Reviewed by anil maurya deoria from UK on 24th Sep 2011
n82 is best of nokia phone camera is nice and good feathering mobile.get it enjoy it
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Reviewed by Arif Hussain from UK on 26th May 2011
N82 is very bad mobile and not like me this mobile keypad is not clear touch and other mobiles is very soft.There is some function but screen and keypad not like.
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Reviewed by Monis from UK on 21st May 2011
I am using n82 from last 2 years, I have no regrets, simply awesome phone with faster navigation and OS speed is far better than n73 (which i earlier had). I love it, though era has changed (its more android and screen touch now) but i am happy with my phone till the time my phone is happy with me. Thanks Nokia!
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Reviewed by madhu from UK on 28th Feb 2011
hi iam madhu frm india,iam using n82 ph its realy superb.
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Reviewed by ali from UK on 16th Feb 2011
this fone is good for internet browing and has the best camera ever due to its xenon flash and 5mp
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Reviewed by sherryl from UK on 17th Jan 2011
its a really nice mobile, has a lots of features, specially the camera, i really love it..
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Reviewed by mac from UK on 15th Jan 2011
have just bought my 3rd N82 and must say they are the best camera phones i have used and the battery life is fine getting roughly 4- 7 days based on a full charge and usage. Good solid feel and user friendly would recommend to anyone.
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Reviewed by Ali from UK on 19th Nov 2010
I love n82 I have for 3 year Now still I am looking to buy one Can you help to find int email 9696.com@gmail.com
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Reviewed by Adam from UK on 26th Oct 2010
Had this phone f or 3 years now - never lokoed back! Only issue has been consumable battery replacement but this is as youd expect for any phone. Still beats many phones available even now, and being a nokia its intuitive and reliable
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Reviewed by vishnu from UK on 7th Sep 2010
i have been using this fone 4 pas 3 years now.. it still can compete any latest mobile with its powerful xenon flash most mobiles dont have and packed with lots features available in the latest mobiles. and its body is quiet tuff too unlike oter mobiles whose display goes off when it gets slipped from our hands. believe or not my super snapper got slipped from my hand accidentally many a times and that too from a hight of 2-4 feet. but still nothing has happened with it and still performing like it " has miles to go before it sleeps".. thanx Nokia for making this wonderful gadget. looking forward more from you. and also am planning to buy the Nokia N8 which will be available here( India) from nex month early. hope it will be more fun
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Reviewed by dinesh from UK on 28th Aug 2010
Believe my guys, I've used my N82 for over 2 years and it is THE BEST for the price and feature filled phone. Many have lots of wrong impressions, but if you want a quality cam for day time shooting, full fledged Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Super Web Browsing on a small phone for an emergency, a fantastic GPS featured maps (unfortunately its not free for guided GSP) still more...with lots of Apps and Games to load on without memory issues....its a far better mobile smart phone to be honest. I am a Nokia fan and waiting to check out the N8 which will be out soon. :) When you put up a review, please dont expect a small and handy thing to do what a laptop should do... and please dont confuse people by expecting too much of tech stuff from a small phone which does lots if you explore it and get used to it (if you buy).
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Reviewed by pj from UK on 9th Jul 2010
I have been using this for a while now, i have to say i am impressed as far as the n series collection goes. This is by far the best cam fon in the n collection (UNTIL THE N8) I think??? But for its price and functionality, it has gotta be the best. the n95 and n96 dont even have the xenon. and infact if used correctly the pictures are done brilliantly and more vibrant. All my pics are great, but ofcourse having a hi-res digi cam or slr is still different. candid moments are great here, i wish though they placed more emphasis on the design tho its just tooo boring, but the best thing about having a brick fone is that, it doesnt easily break into pieces like my n80 which started creaking on its first release. The video quality here is good but not the best. The features are still great for a cheap cheap price.
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Reviewed by stephen from UK on 10th Apr 2010
Best phone in the world.
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Reviewed by hardikpatel from UK on 13th Jan 2010
very best
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Reviewed by Rich from UK on 31st Dec 2009
I got the phone a while ago and I can't wait to upgrade. The keypad is awful, it's a pain to sync, the radio is weak and the battery needs charging nearly every day. The satnav function sounds like a great option but it doesn't always find the location and costs an annual fee. It has been good for some photos, in good light, and videoing has been useful, but apart from that I definitely wouldn't recommend this phone.
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Reviewed by Phil from UK on 15th Dec 2009
To the guy below-sherif from saudi arabia, you go on and on about how this doesn't work and that doesn't work and you slate it. Ever stopped to think that you may have a dud and if so then it is pointless in reviewing it when if you had one that works like most of us do then you will see it is a really good phone. Anyway i've owned mine for a year now, bought 2nd hand and its been very very good, only now i am having a bit of a problem with the bluetooth not working, but on swapping memory cards from 2Gb to a 4Gb one it seems to work ok so i'm guessing maybe there's a glitch between the 2? Apart from that its been a great phone, solid feel, and a huge step up from Sony Ericssons of the same era like the K850i i owned previous. Sony just can't compete. The camera is quick to capture a shot and time between pressing the button and saving the shot is almost instant. Video recording is also very good, sound and colours and focus much worth praising, although it it slightly juddery when panning left to right etc, but probably way better than most phones. Battery life is in the 2 days region, With usual fiddling with the phone, emails, text messages, a couple of calls. Tho even if its on 1 bar battery life it'l still hang on for a considerable length of time before switching off. The keys are indeed small and swkward but you get used to them, the screen although it isn't recessed like other phones it is very scratch resistant and survives extremely well. sometimes the phone will freeze but it just reboots itself and sorts itself out, whereas other makes of phones need you to remove the battery. General use, listening to music through the stereo speakers and making calls are a pleasure as sounds are clear and crisp, and S60 allows you to personalise menus to suit you, moving apps around, shortcuts etc. All these changes can be backed up to the memory card so if you do 'soft' reset the phone just dowmload all the menu shortcuts and layouts back onto the phone! Excellent idea from Nokia. Overall i have been very pleased with the phone, and although i have been thinking of changing, the likes of the N96 and its problems and simillar Nokia N series phones just don't seem to match up to my ageing N82! Only one worth considering is the N97 but what a huge outlay just to own a more modern looking phone with much the same features, albiet touch screen and pull out keypad. So the N82 comes thoroughly recommended, and with it being one of very few Nokias with Xenon flash there isn't really any other choice worth considering in the price bracket.
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Reviewed by barry from UK on 24th Nov 2009
i have the nokia n82 what a fone i have installed so many apps on it i have the iphone and lots more it is a really good fone but runs slow wen you put too much on it
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Reviewed by muralimani from UK on 13th Nov 2009
what a great , fantastic phone.... really worth for buying...
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Reviewed by sunil gajurel from UK on 23rd Sep 2009
i have got n 82.but its colour is scratch already.
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Reviewed by Ace from UK on 10th Sep 2009
Poor battery life, poor macro focus performance, vibrate non stop sometimes, have to restart the phone only can solve the problem. But so far, it's one good phone.
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Reviewed by Deirdre from UK on 19th Jun 2009
Bought the N82 last July and had the original phone repaired 6 times in the first 7 months.Nokia refused to replace the phone with a new one. Eventually due to the phone getting lost in the post a new replacement was sent to me......guess what 1 month later the phone has been returned faulty again. My advice stay away form this phone and from Nokia with the way they have handled the issues with this phone.
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Reviewed by Macmac from UK on 27th May 2009
Phone of the year 2008-2010!
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Reviewed by galvin ubaldin silveira from UK on 24th May 2009
the brand nokia is the bast
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Reviewed by rib from UK on 17th May 2009
This is the coolest cell phone ever built.It is an allrounder.And has one of the best camera in nokia phones.This is just the best one.
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Reviewed by Bob from UK on 12th May 2009
Owned my N82 on Orange for 12 months now and its ben the best phoned I've had. Camera is excellent, its ergonomic, fantastic features and 100% reliable. I can't see me ever wanting to change it.
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Reviewed by Ameen from UK on 21st Apr 2009
good phone but cant continue 3 minutes video call battery low, I bought new phone but battery low after 2minutes video call. dont buy this +94716420780
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Reviewed by bob from UK on 15th Apr 2009
In a nut shell this phone is useless! I've had 3 now and each time the battery gos flat in about 24 hours without making a call even less if you use it lots. If the battery life was better then maybe it would make a good phone, but if it's off because there is no life in the battery you may as well use a house brick!
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Reviewed by Hung Yih from UK on 8th Apr 2009
The phone is not as outstanding as what it was cut out to be. The keypad makes a horrible squeaking sound that really gets on my nerves. The camera is only mediocre during the day but horrible during the night. The colour of the pictures taken in daylight is way too pale and the pictures taken at night is full of hot pixels. N82 is only good for taking pictures up close and is not capable of taking scenery shots. Very disappointing since I have put a lot of hope on it. Screen rotation needs 2-3 seconds with the latest firmware (V31). I would recommend people to buy a real digital camera if they want to take special moments like me.
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Reviewed by Alex Huzzey from UK on 27th Mar 2009
I've had the N82 about six months, and I am really not impressed. The camera is good, but the general functionality of everything else is absolutely appalling. Texting, searching for numbers in the address book - basic functions you need a phone to be able to do, and it's unnecessarily difficult, which is very odd given that Nokia have always been so good at interface in the past. Also, it has huge compatibility issues. My rubbish previous Nokia quite happily synced with my PC and my Mac, and interfaced with my satnav too. The N82 supposedly does, but simply doesn't, so much so that I've given up trying to get it to work. Nokia maps is rubbish too, and doesn't let you search by postcode - fortunately I've just discovered that I can get get Google maps on it too, thank goodness. I can't wait for my contract to be up so I can get a different phone. Don't do it, people, don't do it.
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Reviewed by SP from UK on 24th Mar 2009
Problems, on my second one in two days people cannot hear me and I am told there is no problem with the phones????????????
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Reviewed by P Baxendale from UK on 6th Mar 2009
This phone is really disappointing. The quality of the GPS is terrible at best. It's really a badly made, badly produced phone. The GPS takes up to 30 mins to locate satellites and just can't pick up GPS. Nokia blames this on the 'user' saying we should use A-GPS (assisted GPS). via the phone network/GPRS provider..which is basically cheating..the whole point of GPS is to use satellite technology and not rely on GSM phone masts closest to you which only give a general area and are terrestrial/network based. The whole GPS concept at nokia is a scam - if you want to use pure GPS without having rely or even use expensive network assistance then dont buy this phone. It's a CON!
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Reviewed by Sandra from UK on 6th Mar 2009
The Nokia N82 is really rubbish. I don't think the N series is all that it is cracked up to be the N73 was rubbish but this is worse. The sound quality when you are talking to some is really poor and people can never hear me properly. The camera is rubbish and the pictures come out fuzzy or you look a weird colour! If the phone isn't exactly 90 degrees it switches to landscape - really annoying. It freezes and switches off by itself. I have sent it back to O2. They wiped it and put no software on - but it is still rubbish, and they lost the snakes game - which really hacked me off. The old Nokias were far far better I still miss my 6230i. Anyone noticed that the templates are really rubbish - the Samsung templates are much better. Finally I would not recommend that anyone purchases the N82.
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Reviewed by Feras from UK on 28th Feb 2009
After abusing my N82 for 10 months, I decided to buy a new phone, and guess what? I bought a new N82! :)
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Reviewed by regan from UK on 26th Feb 2009
I sell phones on ebay...the best so far !!!!!!
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Reviewed by Mario from UK on 22nd Feb 2009
The Real Player have a weird bug when the phone work on GPRS/EDGE or 3G internet connections.
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Reviewed by ziban-syed from UK on 19th Feb 2009
am really really happy for this phone N82 s60v3 plat. 1st-not slide no risk(display & revon) l love it for camera 5mp n xenon flash &auto rotate.
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Reviewed by Utpal from UK on 17th Feb 2009
I didnot verymuch liked the software of this phone,the display is not of good quality.
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Reviewed by Julie from UK on 11th Feb 2009
I have only recently purchased the N82 in Black. I know it is now considered to be an older model but find it to be excellent. The camera is perfection, no doubt because of the xenon flash. My stand alone camera does not give such brillliant photos. Only having the N82 a few weeks I have no yet discovered all its features but will have fun discovering them. In the meantime, the ones I have already found are amazing.
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Reviewed by dave mac from UK on 30th Jan 2009
nice phne plenty of features but easily to get caught for lots of extra charges esp with the sat nav. my nokia is a good service for sending you tips to use the phone. it is free but cost 17 pence for an international text to accept terms and conditions. i am on my second one after 7 mths. orange could find nothing wrong with it until the 6 mth warranty had passed, was not even told about warranty when i bought .the nokia manufacturer warranty is a joke they want 20 quid and take your phone for a month without offering a temporary replacement. my opinion is it is an excellent phone but i will never get another nokia because of their poor warranty. it is a bit much when one has to pay a total of 185 for a new replacement or be without a phone because of a rip off warranty. phone played up from virtually day one, freezing screens, buttons not responding, just bad luck .the new one is great and i am now insured. my overall opinion do not get a nokia phone until they change warranty policy
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Reviewed by pompey ted from UK on 18th Jan 2009
quite simply the best phone ive ever had, i absolutly love it and it comes with so many features and looks totally great, if you're gonna get a phone get this phone, top top marks.
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Reviewed by Wandz from UK on 17th Jan 2009
Rubbish phone......Mine had it for two Months. Took it for repairs the third time now
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Reviewed by aq from UK on 3rd Jan 2009
phone gets stuck all the time, other then that its a good phone, its very frustrating cause it freezes all the time if any one has a way to fix it or stop the phone from getting stuck please mail me to aqilsulaiman@hotmail.com appreciated take care
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Reviewed by Charles from UK on 30th Nov 2008
I have the Black Edition and surely, this is the best phone I ever had. I don't see myself buying a new one in the near future. Not unless Nokia could improve on this one.
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Reviewed by ddong from UK on 30th Nov 2008
nice!
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Reviewed by diamant from UK on 28th Nov 2008
this is the perfect phone.i love his camera with the xenon flash and 5mp.his screen is beautiful. it is just like n 95 exept the memory and the weight.love it
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Reviewed by Jordan Genower from UK on 22nd Nov 2008
Extremely good phone. Out of all my perivous phones i would say this is one of the best? I love all the functions on it and like using it. The only disadvantage is it is like block. Other than that 10/10
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Reviewed by Night Fox from UK on 22nd Nov 2008
aia used to think that Nokia was going down...and i started to try other brands, but now i bought the n 82 and it is simply A.W.E.S.O.M.E nothing is wrong about it except it's made in china :s other than that it's a great handset with plenty of features, Camera is the best i've seen in nokia with real powerful flash, MP3 player is just great although it's not a music edition, GPS is great and WLAN is also cool. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by Gruffmeister from UK on 20th Nov 2008
Had this phone for about 2 months and love it to bits.Camera is superb,features are varied and numerous,the GPS and street maps over UK on mine are amazingly useful.The only thing I dont like is the keypad is a bit creaky and a bit tinny but otherwise highly recommended!
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Reviewed by Stacey from UK on 12th Nov 2008
I got my n82 during july this year. Everything was fine with it. But a few weeks ago, the top speaker started to crackle abit, then it just cut out. I got a new n82 the next day. Except for that this phone is a must buy. The camera is very good quality, my friend who has a samsung 5 megapixel phone, when we compared pictures, the ones on my phone were of such a better qualitly. The battery life is quite short, but if you adjusted how long the light stays on for to about 10 secs, it lasts alot longer. I love my n82, i dont know what id do without it: )
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Reviewed by ac from UK on 12th Nov 2008
it's ok if it is sold half the price it is selling for. it's squeaks or creaks so much in the keypad area that it feels so cheap.
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Reviewed by jim dude from UK on 9th Nov 2008
one word:wowwww
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Reviewed by Andy from UK from UK on 4th Nov 2008
Had this phone for 2 weeks bags of features which do work well camera very good and flash is excellent. The keypad is way too small and a bit of a joke the battery life is POOR to say the least charged over night made some calls totaling 30 mins didnt have blue tooth on or Internet or anything else and had all power settings on low battery died at 4pm seems Nokia have gone for all singing and all dancing phones but have neglected the fact they need power to run just wondering how long we need to wait till someone puts a solar charging on the screen??? now have after 10 yrs of nokia I have a Sony and very nice too with a battery that lasts more than 12hrs. so this N82 due to it poor battery has turned me off nokia and on to Sony, Oh dear
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Reviewed by Dandy from UK on 4th Nov 2008
I bought the n82 a week ago, it's a gorgeous phone, (i got the silver edition). Fast wifi detection and excellent browsing experience. A little problem when installing n-gage v1.10, A certificate constraint comes up (it will break the hearts of gamers), but you can install games that are not based on the n-gage platform, I installed Project Gotham Racing and its cool. It's classy, I was deciding between n82 and SE G900, almost the same specs, but it all boiled down to Style. Style is a little heavier than Functionality. Enjoy N82 Users. Great Job Nokia =)
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Reviewed by Jamie Brown from UK on 28th Oct 2008
Absolutely excellent phone. Last 2 phones have been SE but took me all of an hour to get used to this great Symbian OS and the so called "annoying" buttons which I have no problem with at all. Camera is sublime. GPS is great. Texting is a doddle. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by Ahmed Jiddawi from UK on 27th Oct 2008
Well i cant say much about this fone that havent been said yet!!! I haven't used Nokia in About Three years since being an addicted sony ericsson user.Well the n82 is a perfect Fone for me!! no complaints....only the media player!! it doesnt recognize almost half of the songs in my library!! But i guessed maybe that issue can be resolved in later firmware releases. And at night, it captures far better pictures than any phone!! And for the keypads ha ha ha try using w880 or k850 like i did and then try complaining!! Nuthin Much Simply Luv this FOne better then my old k850!!
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Reviewed by kevin k from UK on 18th Oct 2008
good nice phone keyboard could be better camera is clear not had any bad things yet
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 14th Oct 2008
I've had the phone for nearly a week now and, on first impressions, was a little disappointed. However, having spent a little time with the device I am now VERY happy. Software is readily available; I have installed GarminXT without a problem and a great little DivX viewer. The screen is great, the camera's superb, the N-Gage games are fun, it makes a great mp3 player (the headphones are the best I've ever received with a mobile phone as standard) and, even though I have "fat" fingers, it didn't take long for me to get used to the small keys. The PC suite that I downloaded from the Nokia didn't seem to work very well, so I switched to my wife's version (for her 6300) to perform certain tasks. I've had no problems with the "buggy" OS yet (fingers crossed) and although it is a little slow sometimes and the battery life is a bit short (though I have been playing with it consistantly) I am going to say that this is easily the best phone I've had. I heartily recommend anyone in the market for this type of phone to give it strong consideration.
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Reviewed by Rakesh from UK on 14th Oct 2008
I got my N82 when my N80's display went. I was considering the N95 8GB or the N96. The fact that this phone has no slide really appealed to me as sooner or later the slide is going to be a cause of something going wrong. Plus the N96 from what I hear, isn't as smooth running as the N82 because it's processor isn't as fast. The best feature in this phone is definitely the camera and xenon flash. You can take a picture in complete darkness and it comes out perfect. I've never seen that in any other mobile. The multimedia, Wi-Fi, GPS etc are all features that you can get on other phones but this one has it all with the best camera. Alot of people make an issue of the keypad and I was initially worried because I have thickish fingers, but there was no problem once you get used to it. I can even text without looking and be right 95% of the time. I would definitely recommend this phone to anyone considering a new mobile.
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Reviewed by Mark from UK on 13th Oct 2008
The Worst Fone Ever,DO NOT BUY,im Now On My 3rd One In 6month And This Has Just Broke today Aswell,Very Disapointed
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Reviewed by Monib from UK on 15th Sep 2008
Not satisfying! No, trust me!!! When I first got my hands on my NOKIA N82, my hopes were very high. But soon, I was disappointed. The very first thing you expect is that 82 is an awesome camera. It just isn't! Most of the pictures appear out of focus and seem very bizzare. And only if you're a pro photographer, and with lots of trials and errors, will you be able to get the right focus lock. Secondly is the display, which shows extremely washed out colors. If you compare it side by side to a N95 8GB or even a 6300, the latter will win. Thirdly are the retarded loudspeakers and the creaky built. The loudspeakers aren't loud and show distortions and noises at high volume levels. The built is very creaky and can instantle make you feel that your high priced machine is nothing but a toy in wonderfully colored dress.
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Reviewed by zoe from UK on 14th Sep 2008
i hate this damn thing, but at the same time i love it. I too was one of those people that saw the pile of amazingly positive reviews and thought, wauw that's what I'm getting, now i wish i hadn't. There's no denying that the camera is amazing, the pictures turn out beautiful even with zoom. The tilting screen was cool for the first few days but then really started to annoy me when it would turn around when i didn't want it to. I've had my phone for little over a month, I haven't dropped it, didn't get it wet, i actually took real good care of it. But somehow that little silver multimedia button decided to stop working all together. And i must stress, THE GOD DAMN LAG!!! Its driving me insane, i want to throw my oh so wonderful nokia n82 out the window. Don't know if im the only experiencing trouble with a particular issue, the music player? And the gallery? Every friggin time i upload some music from my computer to my phone and i try to play it on my phone, it tell s me theres a general system error or something like that. Jeez. At one point I wanted to just throw it away, stamp on it, and never look back at it. I was on holiday for a week, had been taking lovely pictures of all my events with my n82, and I was in the zoo, took one last picture of a cute monkey before I ran out of battery, but as I was about to store my picture my phone switched off. Oh well no big deal i thought, just one picture. But when I turned it back on, ALL, yes ALL my pictures and ALL my music and ALL my videos had disappeared. That has happened a second time now, second time I wasn't even out of battery, it was just lagging and then suddenly my screen went white, and the phone froze, so I had to turn it off. Everything gone, once again. It can't be my memory card, I had a 2GB one the first time it happened and I replaced it with another 2GB one right after. Also if your phone isn't on full charge, it's useless. It takes ages to even open up the menu screen. T hank god I atleast have thin fingers, the keypad would probably be a nightmare if other wise. I used to accidentally hit the multimedia button instead of the C while texting, but yeah, now that button doesn't work anymore anyway. The phone is also quite big and chunky. It's not all bad though, when i get the amazing features of this high tech phone working they are without a doubt great. I love the big screen and the resolution of it. But in the end, I don't think it's worth all the hassle, and I don't think it deserves all this fame. Can't wait to get my hands on the sony ericsson w902, hope that will make-up for all this.
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Reviewed by Miggi from UK on 13th Sep 2008
The best phone I ever had. Sad to say I lost it to Thieves here in Manila. Word of advice? When visiting Manila, guard your phone! You never know it's your last day you had the greatest phone. But, I'm planning to buy agian, this time: Black Edition. f_gatuslao@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by Matt Williams from UK on 12th Sep 2008
I absolutely hate my N82. It replaces a Nokia 6300 which was a great phone. The N82 substitutes a confusing bundle of extra button presses whenever I want to perform the simplest function. I keep finding it turned on when I take it out of my pocket, with the media player playing a song, or trying to make a video call...
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Reviewed by Oli from UK on 5th Sep 2008
I think mr "sherif from saudi arabia" has the wrong phone ... This phone is immense. The best i have used in every way and i test technologies for a living. Get one if you are even considering it. Fantastic.
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 1st Sep 2008
i have had 2 n95s this year a load of rubbish screen went on the first 1 and im not the only person to say that ive had n82 for a week now and it is a top phone 100 persnt feed back for the n82
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Reviewed by Luv2vexx from UK on 28th Aug 2008
Phone Camera is wicked other than that the phone it totally rubbish. size to big, phone freezes, screen easily damage, software too slow, battery life rubbish, what can i say......... oh yes the GPS well it's rubbish too.
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Reviewed by bari from UK on 28th Aug 2008
i been using this phone for about 3 months now and I never regret buying it. this is excellent phone! before this I use N95, which I sell it to my friend after using it for 3 weeks. I didn't like the n95 battery and it just too buggy. then I use K800i which is great. but i think N82 camera is better. until now I really have no problem using N82. I have used N95, K800i, Razr V3xx but clearly N82 is the winner. I never thought nokia can produce perfect phone.
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Reviewed by VIKRAM from UK on 27th Aug 2008
IAM USING THE N82 FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW AND I MUST TELL THE READER THAT IT IS A FANTASTIC PHONE. TICKS ALL BOXES AND TICKS THEM VERY WELL. NO COMPLAINTS. THE BEST CANDYBAR PHONE IN THE WORLD TODAY.
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Reviewed by Dominic from UK on 25th Aug 2008
I bought my N82 nokia las month, I got the balck series, It's the best phone i have so far. I love taking pictures listening to music, and the video call is better than the other 3g phones. However the keypads are a bit difficult but it's tolerable. Congratulations to nokia.
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Reviewed by Robert from UK on 24th Aug 2008
A phone with a good camera and lots of bells and whistles (GPS, WiFi, 3G/EDGE/GPRS, Applications). The WiFi is a better connection than the EDGE available thru Tmobile in the USA (no surprise). The keypad is fine, really - easy to find keys by touch. The navigation wheel above, however, is a bit finicky and I often find I move the cursor when trying to push the central button. Battery life is usually short when phones run WiFi or other internet connections, I have found. I wanted a phone with a good camera and this one seems to be it .... But the camera settings (white balance, EV, ISO, flash always on/off, etc.) revert to default once you close the camera. Who would buy a digital camera that did that? Of course this unit is a phone, not a camera, but at this level of sophistication (xenon flash, lens cover, autofocus, all the options available albeit temporarily) it is a killjoy not to be able to control the camera effectively. Also, the camera has WiFi and supports VOIP but alas does not have UMA - to allow me to use it with Tmobile hotspot@home As others have noted, the candybar design is no work of art. All these problems are enough for me to get a different phone with less camera and buying a separate digital camera ... though I really wanted to only have to carry my laptop and one extra gadget for fieldwork.
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Reviewed by eddie from UK on 23rd Aug 2008
I realy like this phone it took me a long time to get over my SE W800i, and I have to say that they still dont come much better than that if you want value for money. however this is a superb phone and camera and the fact it has gps is amazin, bought a 8 gb card for it and this phone has replaced, my iphone, the iphone is an amazing bit of design, but it is a bit geeky, and the camera on it can give you mixed results, sometimes ok then sometimes dire. this is not so slicky designed but a much better package. I thought i was going to have trouble with the small keys but they are fine. would have liked it to be a little thinner, and the fact you have to use a different lead to charge and data transfere is not as good as sonys one lead does it all. its not perfect but I def think it is the best phone available at the moment.
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Reviewed by Ahmed from UK on 22nd Aug 2008
Trying different mobiles , N82 is one of the best I have tried so far. The Internet browsing is much more interesting.
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Reviewed by Colin - Scotland from UK on 22nd Aug 2008
I have all the N series phones (apart from the N81) and for me this is the most disappointing, when in reality it should be one of the best. Where it does excel is with the camera and I can assure everyone that it really does take excellent snaps, especially at night. However camera aside, the Nokia N95 8gb is far more impressive in terms of finish and keypad and the dedicated multimedia keys make it still the best N series phone on the market.
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Reviewed by mohd from UK on 20th Aug 2008
i like nokia n82 becouse of five mega pixels and it has more bass than another phones
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 19th Aug 2008
keys are too small and easy to make errors.Case and screen easily scratched. Otherwise an excellent phone.Outstanding camera.
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Reviewed by Simphiwe from UK on 16th Aug 2008
The phone is a killer the xenon flash is very superb the photo detail is very much impresive in low lite venues the fone iz simply a big hit,the sterio speakers are well and clear,i use my own ear.jax and the clearity of sound is 2 die for the K850i is also a magnificent phone but its nothing compared to my N82 its the beauty and the beast
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Reviewed by Jonathan from UK on 12th Aug 2008
I've got the n82 black 4 1 week days n i thought the nseries phone will always hang but the n82 wont hang from the day i bought till now , but the speakers are quiet bad . The camera 4 that phone were great , i can say that it's the best camera phone i've ever had . The pictures taken from n82 are colourful n bright , the xenon flash is really great , you can take a very bright pictures in the dark , better than n95 the flash is using LED flash take rubbish pictures in the dark . If u considering to buy n82 , go ahead you wont regret after buying it
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Reviewed by resul from UK on 12th Aug 2008
Bravo Nokia resul - AZERBAYCAN
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Reviewed by Liz from UK on 8th Aug 2008
I got the Nokia N82 because it seemed to have everything I craved, "all under one roof". However, within two months, I am getting less than a day's use out of it, despite rarely using the music player and any of the features I actually wanted out of the phone. To be hinest, I'm lucky to get twelve hours standby and a 20-minute conversation! I thought perhaps I'd been given a faulty phone, but I got a replacement model which has shown the same problems. My boyfriend also got this phone and he has had the same experience. This is the worst phone I have ever encountered and I certainly will be going back to the Sony Ericsson once i can get out of this contract.
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Reviewed by Albert from UK on 5th Aug 2008
Ive had this phone for about 2 months now and im loving it, the camera is (also as reviewed) much better than most out there and quality is better than most 5mp cameras (even my canon 5mp), another pointer the flash is great :) Internet speed are great, with my 8gb flash card its my portable music player, with pretty loud, crisp and nice speakers (as loud as n95 but better positioned speakers)...downsides are (for the larger fingered) the keyboard kinda small (which i prefer), battery life is affected largely by music player (but worth it)...ignore some of the one star reviews they dont sound too legit, i couldnt ask for a better phone at this point in time as i compare it to my dads n95 its pretty much the same, but i find the n82 more comfortable......BUT often services/apps/themes/games on the internet dont identify my phone (eg. it goes n80, n81, n90,n95 etc) which i dont get (because it def supports all the same things as n95 :) ) but it might be because its fairly new release (?) i dont know, atm thats all that kinda bugs me but this is a great phone
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Reviewed by Alex from UK on 5th Aug 2008
Focus is AWESOME, even faster than n95. Camera of this phone destroy ALL cellphone cameras, by far... To flip to landscape mode doesn't stop the music, this idiot should left apps running behind. the music speakers are very good, if you keep your fingers out from them, of course. the key pad at the beginning is a problem in fact, but if you don't have an damaged brain you get adapted to this. I gotta one 5 months ago and guest what... I'm absolutely loving it. This is the best phone u can have by now...
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Reviewed by Kal from UK on 23rd Jul 2008
I've had this phone for about 3 months now and it has been fantastic. I've used the N95 and the sony ericsson and this is a very good phone. Camera / pictures- The camera quality is excellent as is the video quality. There is no delay to take a photo/video like with the N95. The shutter does occasionally open in your pocket which can be annoying. Keypad- is quite small. However despite my initial reservations you do get used to it. It's still annoying though. GPS- Nokia maps software is appaling. My advice upgrade to google maps or Garmin or tom tom as soon as you buy the phone. It does work very well to the point I don't bother using my satnav anymore. Battery life- isn't actually too bad. You'll get 1-2 days out of it depending on how much you use the phone. Nokia suite PC software- new version is excellent. Constantly updated. Easy to back up sim contacts and swap files back and forth. Browsing the phone isn't fully integrated with windows which can be a pain. Also there are literally hundreds of applications and games available for free on the internet. These add a lot of usability to the phone. Wifi- works well. You can easily surf the web. Music- good software, decent quality music. The onboard speaker isn't very loud so isn't great for handsfree in the car or for playing music. Headphones required for radio. No adapter required to listen to music can plug headphones straight in. Size- not the smallest phone in the world. Can be a bit bulky, not overly heavy. I'd recommend upgrading the memory card and getting a screen protector. Overall a fantastic, fantastic phone.
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Reviewed by Comfy from U.A.E from UK on 20th Jul 2008
We are 4 brothers n sisters n we all have n82 jus coz there s no option left in nokia.its the best phone with high quality camera, easy to use and simply gr8!!
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Reviewed by Feroz Khan from UK on 18th Jul 2008
its very good and cute, but I have to say one minus point in Nokia, please take care seriuos because all Nokia phone is very very diffrent but they don't have and block number system.
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Reviewed by James from UK on 18th Jul 2008
Love the phone , had it bout 4months now, havent had a single problem with it (tcouh wood) would pick this over the nokia n95 any time
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Reviewed by Nat Mason from UK on 17th Jul 2008
Got this phone over a week ago, i think it is fab. waited for it for over a month as the store held it for me until my upgrade was due and boy it is worth the wait. Compared to my previous phone samsung U600 this is loads better, always been a Nokia gal, and regretted going for the samsung. The keypad you get used to like any other new phone, the camer, excellent, clear, quick and acurate. The battery life i was expecting to be rubbish due to all the reviews i have read, but it lasts me about 4 and a half days. works better if you change the settings to you dont have the E and G running in the background, as that drains battery life. Awsome phone, love it.
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Reviewed by Avinash Kajale from UK on 15th Jul 2008
I have got N82 a week ago, I am facing some funny problem. When I loose network connectivity, I get "Please Insert SIM" message, and if keypad is locked (which will be the case many times), you can not do anything with the phone. You can not switch off.. the only option is to take out battery and then put it again... can not switch off from button as keypad is locked.. now sure if there is any firmware fix for this.. yet to explore other features.. but sounds good phone and good option...
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Reviewed by SWAPNIL from UK on 15th Jul 2008
HI Guys i bought the N82 two months back ! from DUBAI & it's a Made in FINLAND piece!! version 11.XXX ! in the reflective silver color!! PLZ excuse my typing errors as i am new to this ! Now about the phone's Pro's and Cons ! PRO'S ==CAMERA== BEST 5mp camera i have ever seen and especially the XENON flash works really great ! so great in fact that N82 takes way better pictures than my KODAK M883 8mp camera especially in low light conditions !! i did some testing and took a couple of pictures of a object with both the N82 and KODAK M883 8 mp camera in same exact conditions! & i was amazed by the quality of the N82's pictures believe me it actually beats my KODAK 8mp digicam! especiallyin low light conditions while the N82's pictures were evenly lit up by the XENON flash & no grains & noise inthe pics!! while the pictures taken by the KODAK M883 8 MP camera were not uniformly lit up only the centre part of the picture were lit up while the rest of the picture was dark, the picture of the kodak 8mp was filled with grains and noise !!! also id like to emphasize on the RED light that is there behind the camera is not there, just for show! it serves two purpose 1)when in dark and there is no light the N82 actually uses this light; to light up the object and it actually focuses and locks on the target ! then it just takes the pic with the XENON flash!!! 2)it actually also serves the purpose of red eye reduction !! reducing the size of the pupils hence very little retina is exposed and thus no red eyes !! VIDEO RECORDING == the video recording is great !! VGA 640X480 @ 30fps !! also there is a VIDEO STABILISATION option which works ok!! BATTERY = no problems here, but using the GPS really drains the battery a lot about half hour of gps usage will reduce the battery to half after a full charge !! normally on daily use the battery lasts me 1.5 to 2days !! GPS === better than the old N95 !! but still could be better but still takes about 5 to 10 min to find a signal!!! MUSIC == just about ok !! dont expect the Walkman series quality here !! KEYPAD== though the keys are quite thin, and every one seems to find a problem with them,, after a few days of using them u will get used to it !! as they are actually very easy to press and respond to the slightest of touch hence i did not have any issues with them!! WIFI == better than my P990 and it finds even weak signals !! INTERNET=== Really great here i had no problems !! and i especially like the small window that pops up when you are scrolling through pages telling your location on the minimap!!Also when u select the back buton to go to previous page all previous pages are shown side by side so that u can just select the page directly that u want ! nice ACCELEROMETER == this is just one amazing feature of the phone & the auto rotation works really well!! but works better on the updated version 20.xxx there are tons of apps u can download that use the accelerometer !!! but first ull have to install an software called as the python on the mobile u can get it on nokias mosh website!! you'll have lots of fun with the apps that use acceleromter!! Taking CALLS === the quality of hte reception and the clearity of voice is just amazing !! TV OUT! === also works very very well and u can continue using the phone normally while connected to the TV OUT !! really great!! GOOD built quality !! i accidently dropped it twice, from a height but luckily everythings ok! no squeaks !! till now CONS==== First of all try to get the latest firmware version 20.XXX as lots of bugs in the 11.XXX version are fixed or else atleast update it !!! HEADSET== the suppled headset does not have the track selection buttons like play/pause next/previous track buttons like on the headset of the n81.. it only has button's to increase /decrease volume and answer the calls VOICE ACTIVATED Features== The voice activated dialling and voice activted dialling needs to be improved as they do not recognise the words most of the times and give error & also dont work in noisy environments!! AUTOROTATION the auto rotation doesnt work properly on old firmware version !!! also the older version freezes when u open the GPS + MUSIC on my phone especially if u r using the symbian key to switch between the two apps the phone freezes and only removing the battery,will help restarts the phone !! version 20.XXX fixes this issue the GEO LOCATION tagging is not there in the older 11.XX version !! it is there in the 20.XX ver PROBLEMS to be addressed by nokia!! the given barcode reader doesnt work atleast on my phone!! The given battery could have been better!!! the multimedia key which is located between the right selection key & the C (cancel) button is wrongly placed as most of the time multimedia key gets accidently pressed there is NO PENCIL key for selecting or highlighting options but the hash key also doubles up as the pencil key for marking/selecting purposes the screen should have been bigger!! there is no way to charge the phone through USB!! Also there seems to be a problem with the nokia pc suite software or the drivers of the CA 101 cable as the phones gets detected in my pc only in the data transfer mode & i have to reinstall the pc suite for the phone to work in the PC SUITE mode!! quite often !! really irritating also nokia should improve the sound quality, (cant hear the bass in the music!!) of its phones & should learn something from the SE Walkman series phones!! i would recommend this phone, to everyone who wants a do all multimedia phone with the killer features!!! go buy it!! will write if i have any problems or suggestions! /*SWAPNIL,MUMBAI,INDIA sssnano@gmail.com*/
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Reviewed by Jay from UK on 10th Jul 2008
i hate it. very annoying apparatus.. if it looks like a phone is usually is just a phone. which is fine in itself.. and so is the camera is guess. but all the other features are poorly accessible. i think it's a wast of technology. email,gps, internet and whatnot on a telephone? what the hell is everybody thinking!? had to suppress my urge to smash it into the wall.. really people!! if you like PDA combined with telephony better buy a htc or something akin with touchscreen
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Reviewed by Reggae from UK on 7th Jul 2008
I've added a post in here a few months ago about my N82 and THAT when it WAS a great phone. Right now I am facing lots of problems with it. 1. Heats up during calls or Internet usage. 2. Can't syn with PC. 3. Unreadable memory card (I have to take it out and insert it again to be read by the device. 4. Freezing during browsing the gallary photo's. So I changed my mind, and I wanted to share these problems with you at MPU. I think I will go for Nokia N73 Music Edition which I think is the best out there. Thank you MPU admins for making this website, good job, keep it up guys. See you on the N73 review :p
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Reviewed by Filip from UK on 5th Jul 2008
This phione is great, the phone functions are outsanding, bit the worst thing is that the phose freezes while doing several things in same time eg. listening to music and looking pictures... well i love it however, so i'm trying to update my software, so i hope with this new sofware those bugs will be repaired... xD
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Reviewed by sherif from saudi arabia on 1st Jul 2008
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.
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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...
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Reviewed by siddharth chuttar from india on 26th Jun 2008
whatte a phone?wow.superb.no words to speak.
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