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Want a phone that has every feature on the Nokia N95 and a better camera then the Nokia N82 is for you! If you hate the bulk and the slider design of the N95 then this candy-baresque design might appeal to you. A truly world beater - Voted best camera phone of 2008 with its vast camera with xenon flash which hands down out muscles the Sony Ericssion's k850i in that aspect.
Also, there is an update from the N95 the N82 allows you to load the camera much faster and more efficient. The lens design is second to none. I personally love this phone - albeit the keypad can be improved and made a little bit bigger. Most of us alos complain becuase of the keypad but overall its design looks sleek and compact. As aforementioned a world class phone which points out to the world its point in dethroning the N95's reign!
I always buy Nokias as I have found through many accidents that they don't break easily. This phone is another fine example unbreakability; so far it has survived being dropped into the dog's water bowl as well as being constantly banged about by the kids if I ever leave it lying about. It also survived - eventually - a large amount of bubble mixture being spilled on it, which I was sure had killed it off, but it has recovered and retains all of its functions, which are excellent.
I chose this model as it had the highest camera spec available in a Nokia for the contract I wanted. The camera function really is excellent - it has many options for light quality adjustment and such which make it useful for taking pictures when you're out or just don't have a camera to hand.
The phone layout is simple and attractive; I didn't want a slide or flip phone as I find them annoying; the phone is easy to use for calls and texting and I also use it for its internet function. Games are quite decent on this model and the few times I have used it for musc the sound quality has been good too.
Overall definitely the best phone I have had so far.
Having decided to upgrade my phone, I looked in depth at the wide variety of phones on the market, and finally decided to buy the N82. Having liked the Nokia N95 8GB I was drawn to this particular phone at first however most of the people I knew had this phone and I wanted to be a little different. This combined with the fact that I have had bad experiences with slide type phones led me to the N82.
The N82 is identical in features to the N95 with the added bonus of having a camera with full flash which is superb in low light/pitch black conditions. I regularly use the built in A-GPS with Garmin mobile xt which provides full sat nav on the phone without being connected to a mobile network and the associated costs of this. The Sports tracker from Ovi is also a great application, and one which I would highly recommend.
The phone itself is built very well and had survived many drops, with the most minor of scratches. The only problem I have encountered with the phone is to have a replacement keypad fitted as the joystick got ripped from the keys.
Overall great phone with so many features you wont know what to do with it.
I chose this phone as it had the same functions as the nokia n95, but in a candy bar shape, and a lot cheaper. I really enjoyed this phone, it felt very secure and well made in my hand, the titanium body had a really good feel. I dropped this phone a fair few times, and they were quite bad drops too, but the case held up, and there was no damage done to this sturdy phone.
The phone itself is quite bulky I find, but I suppose for all the features it contains it has to be. I was worried at first about the small keypad, I thought it would be too difficult to text, but how I was wrong. I actually now prefer the smaller buttons as they are very well spaced out, and it is actually fairly difficult to press the wrong key.
The only problem I encountered with this phone was the middle joystick type button. It was good for about 3/4 of my contract period, but it started to loosen, and eventually fell off. It was only attached to a sticky plastic backing. I think nokia need to improve on this, as I'm sure it's a feature for many other phones.
I chose this phone when my contract came up for renewal, mainly because I've heard that Nokia's are quite reliable and great quality. Well I wouldn't say I was massively impressed but I can't say that it really dissappointed me either.
To start with the bad points... the keypad. The keys are so small and quite difficult to press that I quite miss letters or number out and it's not the case of getting used to it.... You cannot make your fingers any smaller.
I also found that there weren't many 'fun' features. There are a few games and thats about it on the fun side for me.
Nokia Maps is what I have found to be extremely useful. It was one of those features that I thought I'd never use, and has come to be the feauture I have used the most. Although it has, at times, not worked which can be very frustrating if you're trying to get somewhere and have relied on your Nokia map to get you there.
The sound qaulity is excellent, I couldnt fault it. The picture gallery is fantastic, very easy to look and scroll through your pictures. I have also taken many great photo's with the 5 megapixel camera that this phone has, and can say that they are have been excellent in quality, as if you had taken them from a digital camera.
Overall, very smart, good quality phone and the only major problem I have with it is the keypad.
I had this phone for over a year and can honestly say it is the best mobile I have ever owned. Rather than list the features which are easy enough to find out and are listed on this site even i'll give my opinions on the things I noticed.
Firstly at face value the keypad looks too small, I have large hands and this was my main concern - I tried the phone in a shop before I upgraded and despite the size of the buttons texting was no problem at all. Given that was my only initial concern I took the plunge.
I have always been a fan of the operating system on nokias and this is no exception, no other phone i've owned has been easier to use, text entry and menu wise.
The phone itself is plasticky and feels like you may break it, however aside from a slight crack on mine in the top corner where I dropped it on a night out (i dropped it numerous times) the phone looked perfect a year on.
It did everything I wanted and worked reasonably quickly considering. I used it for music on my commute to work as it comes with a micro sd card and a standard headphone jack in the top.
The camera is the main plus for it as it has a xenon flash which means on nights out you can still get great shots in dark clubs, pubs, outside.
I'd still be using it now if i hadnt smashed the lcd by accident while playing pool with it in my pocket I crushed it against the corner of the table, it was a sad day.
All in all as an all round phone I couldn't rate it highly enough
I change my phone every year, sometimes twice a year. But after 12 months there is still no replacement worth having for my N82. When I take this phone out, I rarely bother to take a separate digital camera. It really is that good at taking photos. The xenon flash, and geo-tagging (location stamp) are excellent and work seamlessly. That awful white aura that phones with LED flashes tend to produce is for me, a distant memory of phones long since buried at the back of a drawer. The N82 doesn't stop at pictures, for music, slide in a 16GB micro SD and you have an instant ipod rival. Want to listen to the radio, no problem. The sound quality even with the included headphones isn't bad. But pop in a pair of decent Sennheisers or equivalent, and the sound is fantastic. For business use, the phone performs brilliantly; never slow, even with multiple apps running. My only criticism of this fabulous handset is the casing which tends to be a little creaky, when pressing buttons.
When i saw this phone i couldn't wait for my contract to end. I think it is a really nice phone and it is full of useful things. The camera is of really good quality and it doesn't have the LED flash like the N95, it has an xeon flas so the picture quality appears better and the photographs are alot quicker. I personally chose this phone because of the camera as my previous phone was a 3.2 megapixels. The large screen is good as everything you do is clear and easy to read so you don't need to skwint. although the buttons are quite small, after a couple of days (if that) you get used to them. The call and end call buttons on the side of the phone is very useful as they are easily reachable and you don't press them accidently when texting or anything, though the small multimedia button which is located just above the 'C' button isn't in a very good location for when you text because, me personally anyway presses the multimedia button insted of the 'C' button. The phone slows down when you have a lot of applications open at once and also if your inbox gets too full, then opening a text message takes ages. This phone is very good for those who are looking for a phone with a good camera and a really nice exterior.
the nokia n82 is a great phone with loads of bulit in applications the wifi is very good. the only problem i have found with the n82 is its battery life can be quite short if used for long peiods of time.
The key pad is quite small and does take some time to gat used too but once you have used the phone for a few hours it is very easy to use.
The 5 mp camer is very good with an excellent xenon flash it also has photo editing software in bulit so you can remove red eye from you pictures ad do lots of out editing that you like.
The sound quitly is very good with 2 speekers on the right hand side or the phone it gives you an opion of 3d sound if you like.
I have had this phone for almost a year now and not had any problems with it at all.,
The Nokia N82 is a great fine phone. Very often with a new multimedia phone you will find little niggles, something that doesn't work as well as you would expect, or something missing that would have seemed a logical inclusion. But that phone's speakers are not that satisfactory with their low volume and location on both sides. It has a TFT LCD screen 2.4 "QVGA (240 x320px) and 16.7 million colors, 5 megaíxeles camera with Carl Zeiss lens that takes pictures up to 2592 x 1944 pixels and videos of up to 30 fps, also incorporates Xenon flash. Assisted GPS has integrated the ability to download maps for free. Camera quality of the class plus advanced features to maximize the results of stock photos and GPS. The result of photo can play a slideshow. The phone feels well built, has a solid feel and is well balanced, with good weight distribution. N82 RAM reached as high as 120MB unexpectedly, it is known that N95 1GB version also only then 50MB. Enjoy it
Well i am very much happy to tell you that i am the biggest critic of Nokia these days and i am rating them as negative as possible.But somehow this product from nokia doesn't let me do so. Apart from feature rich loaded product it is priced very well. The battery problems of nokia cell phones in India has been taken care of in this product. Well the most important thing nokia marketing people and product developers have done is to reduce the price and make all extensive feature availability to medium segment users in all countries. Well i am really impressed by this model particularly compared to a big flop of N95. Well i could really not resist myself from rating this product from nokia as satisfactory.
So to cut short..Nokia has learnt from its past mistakes to improve product quality i hope so from this product..!!!
Nokia N82 surfaced after the ultimate powerhouse, that is N95 8GB. It looked fresh and new, though I very much doubted its performance in relation to N95 8GB. However, I was quite mistaken.
The main points I wanna emphasis are these: 5MP Camera (supposed to be the same as those of N95 & N95 8GB) but with Xenon Flash, 128 SDRAM and 331MHz processor, running on Symbian OS with Feature Pack1. Slim design (relatively, to N73 and N95).
The GPS works great, with Nokia Maps and of course TomTom or Route66 if you're able to install them. The screen is immaculate (as with most of N-series) and the keypad wasn't as bad to touch and feel as I imagined (with them looking very narrow). The camera is the wonder here, very snappy producing quality photos you won't regret. The Symbian OS feels better though there aren't many differences, but feature pack 1 meant improved Standby-screen. The silver version (as there is also the black version), has nice scratch proof casing, with shiny plastic-like back, with silvery lines going across it. Sometimes I think it could be called 'Pearl'. A nice little N-series handset here.
Having owned a Nokia 6230i for one and a half years (a very reliable phone by the way), I decided it was time for an upgrade.
Let's start with the design:
The N82 is smaller than it's big brother the N95, noticeably so, which makes it easier to carry around with you and more comfortable and less unseemly when held to the face. The keys on the keypad are quite small and take some getting used to, for those with large thumbs this may be a problem. The phone is quite sturdy, and it feels quite solid and well built, so there is no worry snapping it. The camera buttons are conveniently placed on the side so it is easy to take pictures with.
Although the screen is not as bright as that on some other phones, it is perfectly fine for day to day use, the colours and shapes are crisp, and the backlight even dims or brightens depending on the ambient light to conserve battery power.
The phone comes with a full size 3.5mm headphone jack, so it is not necessary to buy proprietary headphones as in most other models of Nokia. This feature also allows you to connect phone to , for example, a stereo with an auxiliary input. The music player and radio perform very well, with a fast response when buttons are pressed. The two stereo speakers are placed on the side of the phone which works quite well.
The camera is an amazing feature of this phone. Although as has been mentioned in one of the other reviews, it is not as good as an slr it can certainly hold its own against other dedicated five megapixel cameras on the market. It has a wealth of customisable options such as contrast settings, white balance, Iso settings, burst mode, and it also does video. The video quality is very good for that taken on a phone. Not pixelated at all if watched on a normal 22" monitor. The phone also has a CIF camera on the front for video calling, this performs adequately for its purpose just don't try and take any pictures with it as the quality is appaling due to its low resolution.
This phone offers Bluetooth,GPS,3G,and Wi-Fi to name but a few. The Wi-Fi is easy to setup and use, with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2. The range is good as it works fine all around my house and in the neighbours too! I've found it effective to a range of about 35 metres after which it came up with connection errors and it found the access point sporadically. The bluetooth is as to be expected, no significant speed differences between my old 6230i and this phone. It has 3G and GSM which allows it to work on practically all networks in the world. The GPS is brilliant. It can take anywhere from a minute to 5 minutes to get a lock, but when it does it never (in my experience) loses this even when under trees etc. To help with the lock on time, the phone offers A-GPS (Assisted GPS) which uses the phone network to get a rough estimate of your position first, however, this uses the GPRS network and so it incurs data costs if you havn't got a data package sorted out. The phone also offers a USB connection to your computer, so you can save and backup all the information from your phone onto your computer with the supplied software, it even allows you to write messages on your computer and send them through your phone!
The battery life on this phone isn't too impressive, I've found that it lasts around 3 days with sporadic use. However, this isn't a major concern as a charger is usually readily available.
Overall a very good feature packed phone which I wouldn't hesitate in buying again.
I've just bought a Nokia N82 in black after lots of research mainly into the Nokia N-Series phones and the latest Sony ones. Previously I had a K750i for about 3 years, and stepping up to this phone has been sensational. It has everything I could possibly think of needing, along with a lot of features I don't need! There is a lot of bundled software with it, but such is the benefit of the N-Series' operating system (Symbian 6 version 3), that there are thousands of third-party applications out there to add extra functionality to your phone. The camera is superb¸ I also own a Nikon D50 SLR camera, and took some comparison photos with it against the N82, and although obviously the D50 was better, the N82 certainly holds it own against non-SLR cameras and in my mind is probably the best camera-phone on the market today. Another point that attracted to me to this phone was the connectivity options, i.e. Bluetooth 2.0, GPS and Wi-Fi functionality. I must admit that the GPS can be a bit picky, and as such I prefer to use a Bluetooth GPS receiver paired with the phone, but the Nokia Maps application is great. The wireless is also good, I was pleasantly surprised after expecting only short range coverage from my home router, but it was actually very good, easily picking up the signal from the far end of the garden (about 20M and through 3 walls). The only downside I have found so far is the battery life, although to be honest this isn't as bad as some reviews make out. Overall this phone is great, although granted you can get an N95 for not much more, and with a larger screen, I know I would pick the N82 over the N95 any day. I love this phone, get it!
this is one phone u wouldn't wanna miss out on....wit itz super huge list of applications and da sexed out 5mp cam dis phone is mind blowing nd also da closest u can get to an n95 wit out shellin out too much(da prices arent dat different..still [:)] )
looks...wit its chrome finished top and huge screen...dis fone is "Blllling "all da way and is super light weight for itz size..
apps..da gps works great ..although it takes a few mins to start up (like normal gps's )
da CAM...ahhh .."5mp" need i say more...wit its huge list of features dis is a photographers dream come true..da video quality is great..30fps..almost dvdish in nature
da wi-fi a newcomer in da n series..it works perfectly..fast and smooth...lotz of free browsing if ur standin outside a major cafe [:D]
da games...any nsereisgames...also n-gage compatible games...
extras...wit its 2gb card and a 100mb inbuilt.u've got lotz of space
da batterry...hmm..dis is just OK..ofcourse all dese features do drain it..but..it could hav been better
The convergence of GPS, photography, video and the web has changed the way you experience your world. Discover new places with integrated GPS, maps and search. Document your adventures with a 5-megapixel camera, built-in Xenon flash photography and one click photo upload to the web. Instantly share your mobile gallery with other through emails, blogs and instant messages. Relive your moments just as you experienced them. And start telling better stories.