Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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nokia n80 review
Member Name: mapesy
Advantages: Great camera
Disadvantages: Quite heavy
I got this phone from the Carphone warehouse on the 06/06/06 of all days start a new contract lol. I got a really great deal though it had just came out on that day. They had 1 left in stock, I didn't plan on getting it that day I was just going in to have a look at it as I already had a contract at the time. But because I had this other contract they let me have the n80 for free. You were supposed to pay around £50 for the handset then because it was new. They also gave me £50 cash back to help pay off 1 month's bill on my old contract so quite a good deal.
I have the model which has a stainless steel front which I think looks better than the black front. On the front of the phone it has a nice big screen and under this it has 9 buttons which are: -
- Answer and end call buttons
- C button for clearing and going back
- Menu button
- Services button
- Selection button
- Shortcut button which takes you to radio, music player and to the gallery for photos and videos, you can change these to be whatever shortcuts you wish them to be.
- Then Another button which has a pencil on it which I never use I think this is for when your composing texts and things involving writing.
- The last button is in the middle of the other buttons which has 4 arrows ( up, down, left, right) for moving around the menus.
It then slides open to reveal the keypad with the numbers on but the slider does not spring open automatically you have to do that all manually.
Above the screen to the right it has a little camera for video calling, which you can also use for taking pictures of yourself if you wanted to.
On the top of the phone is the on switch, On the right hand side of the phone is the camera shutter button for taking pictures and videos, then on the left hand side is where the memory card slots into, finally on the back is the main camera with flash, the camera has a little switch below it to change the picture mode settings, which I don't use.
It doesn't have anything to protect the camera like what Sony Ericcsson's have which I miss.
The pictures come out nice and clear, good quality, when taking pictures and videos you have to hold the phone sideways and press the shutter on the top, well it's on the top when your holding it sideways anyway.
The video mode is good they are quite good quality the best iv had on a phone. The videos can sometimes be a little grainy depending on the light, you can pause a video when recording and then hit record again to carry on from where you was.
You can edit all your photos and videos on the photo and video editing programs on the phone, you can take off any red eye which is good.
The front camera which i have used only a handful of times for the video calling is quite good the pictures not as clear as the main one but that's because you have no light at the front whereas you have a flash on the main one.
I really enjoy using this phone I like to use the n80 as a modem for my internet which you can do from the Nokia pc suite, this is expensive to do though.
It has a really good mp3 player, which you can create play lists with and you can minimize it so that it plays in the background so you can do other things at the same time it has really good sound from the built in speakers. It also has a radio built in.
It is quite a heavy phone. The phone has frozen on me several times, and on one of these occasions I had to send it off to get repaired as it would not turn back on, it was something to do with the software. I also like using it for gaming as it has a nice big screen.
The battery life not so good, it will last for around a day sometimes not even that long depending on how much you use it. The phone uses real player to play the videos.
It is 3G, and has Bluetooth.
The texting is simple to do I also like the layout when you're composing a txt it's on a big screen and looks more like an email. Making calls is easy and you can silence any incoming calls that you don't want to answer, you can hear nice and clearly from the speakers when speaking.
All in all a great phone and would recommend it.
Summary: A brilliant phone
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