Conclusion: If it hadn�t had the bulky and standard design, Nokia N81 could've been more attractive for the multimedia phone market. The slider has great potential and it's a pleasant surprise for Nokia fans. Some positive innovations make it stand out from the wide range of Nseries devices.
Pros: One of the best multimedia terminals, Nokia N81 8GB embeds the fastest and most stable operating system. There are two main targets that this phone will fully satisfy: Symbian freaks and music lovers. Internet fans will also love this handset, as it offers quite a good experience thanks to the very good display and UMTS connectivity. The high storage capacity (8GB), Wi-Fi support, excellent display, touch sensitive Navi wheel and 3G technologies are among the positive...
Excerpt: So what does the Nokia N81 have under the hood to cement its place firmly among the Nokia N-Series greats? Could it be the enhancements for gaming, music or video capabilities or could there be something more that is appealing? To help answer...
Conclusion: Web browser, front camera for video calling, Nokia Maps, Wi-Fi and mobile e-mail are just a few of the additional applications and features. But these are fairly standard S60 fare, with even the Wi-Fi increasingly deployed on higher end mobiles, and not in themselves enough to draw us to this particular phone.
Comparative review: Sony Ericsson W960i vs Nokia N81 8Gb
11 April 2008
Excerpt: It has been almost a year since the last time we put two music-minded handsets face to face – as you probably remember, back then these were the SE W880i and Samsung F300. The former held the upper hand, although the F300 was more than a passable performer on the music front. This time around we are introducing a couple of changes to our routine procedures for comparative reviews.
Excerpt: I purchased the Nokia N81 unlocked version about one-year ago. It is in my opinion in the category of a world-wide smartphone without a QWERTY keypad. It has Symbian 9.2 OS built in and a user friendly to the max menu. The N81 is a quad-band phone with 3G connectivity which opens up a vast range of applications and exceptional connectivity. In addition to Bluetooth 2.0 it has 802.11b/g connectivity.
Conclusion: Overall, we can say that N81 8GB offers nothing new, compared to its predecessors from the series, save for the 8 GB memory. It’ll let you make neither perfect pictures, nor high-quality video clips, so if you’re looking for a phone with such characteristics, you’d better look elsewhere.
Pros: Strong volume through the speakers, External hardware key for locking the keypad
Cons: Low quality construction, The keys are hard to press, The camera lacks auto-focus
Excerpt: Nokia's N81 8GB, the company's latest slider phone to be added to the Nseries line, comes equipped with a whopping 8GB of internal storage, just as the name suggests. Ricky takes the N81 8GB out for a spin to see if Nokia has another winner on its hands.