Phonecam Stunner Adds Web, GPS and Image Editing to Super Optics
20 October 2008
Excerpt: When we first handled the N82 in March, it was the best phonecam on the market. Guess what? It still is. With exceptional optics, xenon flash and a competent image-editing suite, it would be a decent stand-alone 5-megapixel camera. Throw in GPS, web browsing, Bluetooth, WiFi and a music player, and you’re holding a pocketable stunner that trumps most of the phones we tested — in any category. WIRED 3.5-mm headphone jack.
Pros: 3.5-mm headphone jack. Side-mounted hard buttons enable rapid phone/camera switching. Integrated Flickr/Vox photo sharing. Quality 640 x 480-pixel video (at 30 fps!). Sliding lens cover protects the goods.
Cons: TXenon flash can yield spotted snaps. No USB charging. Tiny keypad buttons. Accelerometer is a bit sensitive.
Summary: The Nokia N82 isn’t for everyone. Not only does it cost a bundle, but it doesn’t yet offer 3G data support in the U.S. Nevertheless, we highly recommend this premium camera phone for its stellar picture quality, GPS capability, fast surfing over Wi-Fi, and excellent media playback.
Pros: 5-MP camera with impressive flash, Real GPS receiver, Solid call quality, Long battery life,
Cons: Very expensive, No 3G support in the U.S. yet, Only 100MB of on-board memory, Video-calling not supported in U.S., ,
Summary: We weren't blown away by the silver N82's looks, but the black paint job brings the phone together in a much more attractive way. Combine this makeover with the N82's 5-megapixel camera, GPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi, and you've got one of the hottest phones to come out of Finland
Pros: The black casing makes this N82 look much better than its silver sibling, 5-megapixel camera with xenon flash, GPS