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8.1 out of 10 based on 93 reviews.
Nokia N85: with 5MP camera, Numeric keypad and 24 x 320 display. See full product description

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Ron, Wallasey

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy to use and nice, clear screen
Bad points:
battery sometimes drains very quickly
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Solidly built
Bad points:
Unintuitive interface, Vodafone customisation battery life
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 3.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 4.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2009

Alan, Maldon Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very satisfied to find a phone that is primarily a phone not an all singing all dancing do everything but nothing very well.
Bad points:
Some problems reading the screen in bright sunlight.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Sep 2009

Don, Middleton

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Lovely action on the slider
Bad points:
have to have slider open to switch off.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Sep 2009

Keith, Preston Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
All good no problems
Bad points:
Nothing so far!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2009

John, Bracknell

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very light weight good features
Bad points:
Key pad very hard to use as buttons seem to stiff
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It took me a little time to work out how to get most of the features, but I have been very satisfied with the phone. The most important aspect is that I can access the internet. I've found the internet works reasonably quickly (compared to mobile broadband I've used in the past) & that the images are reasonably good. The screen is large for the size of the phone. The music player is reasonably good. I was impressed by many of the additional features, e.g. sound recorder.
Bad points:
The built-in web browser was a disappointment, so I recommend downloading Opera Mini, which works fine. Not being a touch screen I find using the keypad a bit limiting. And some of the photos I've taken with the camera (particularly close up) are blurred (though I've not checked to see if there's any zoom, etc. on the camera)
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2009

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Product Features

Operating system Symbian
Screen size (Inches) 2.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240x320
Shape of phone Slider
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Numeric keypad
Connections USB
Connections WiFi
Connections Bluetooth
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Camera
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 24
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 6.9
Stand-by time (Days) 15.0
Depth in cm 1.6
Height in cm 10.3
Width in cm 5
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 128
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2008-10-21
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Manufacturer's Description

Nokia N85 – Music, gaming and internet in one sleek package

Harness the power behind this sleek, compact design. Capture your memories with the 5 megapixel camera and bring them to life in vibrant, natural colours on the stunning OLED display. Try the preloaded games and choose one to activate for free. Discover more games on-line and try before you buy. Assisted GPS shows where you are, the Internet helps you choose your destination, and Nokia Maps guides you along the way. A voice-guided navigation trial is included with your device. With a long battery life and plenty of memory, you can stay entertained longer during your trip and keep your friends at your fingertips with instant messaging, internet calls, widgets, and social networking. The Nokia N85 multimedia computer puts the power to share, explore, and entertain in your hands.

Size

  • Form: Two-way slider
  • Dimensions: 103×50×16.0mm
  • Weight: 128 g
  • Volume: 76 cc
  • Two-way slider with spring assistance mechanism

Display and 3D

  • Size: 2.6"
  • Resolution: 320 × 240 pixels (QVGA)
  • Up to 16.7 million colours
  • Active Matrix OLED technology

Additonal display information

  • Brightness control
  • Orientation sensor
  • Ambient light detector

Keys and input method

  • Numeric keypad Cover keys (S60 keys, Multimedia key, Send/end keys) Short slide keys (media control/zoom/gaming) Navi™wheel
  • Dedicated media/zoom/game keys
  • Dedicated camera and volume keysCover keys
  • Multimedia key
  • Navi™Wheel
  • Voice commands
  • Intelligent key illumination

Colours and covers

  • Available in-box colours: Copper

Connectors

  • Micro-USB connector with mass storage class support, High-Speed USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm AV connector

Power

  • BL-5K 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    GSM 6.9 h
    WCDMA 4.5 h
    -VoIP 6 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    GSM 363 h
    WCDMA 363 h
    WLAN 172 h
  • Browsing time with packet data (maximum): 5 h 42 min
  • Video playback time (maximum): 7 h
  • Video recording time (maximum): 2 h 54 min
  • Video call time (maximum): 2 h 42 min
  • Music playback time (maximum): 30 h
  • Gaming time (maximum): 7 h

Memory

  • microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 8 GB
  • 74 MB internal dynamic memory
  • 78 MB internal NAND flash memory

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