Summary: I did not want a smart phone. This looked like a good alternative. The phone quality is excellent, the camera is excellent. I must agree with other reviews that indicated that the buttons are way to small for making convient entries. I also find the center joy stick button and ring to be difficult to negotiate. The keypad wasn't made for people with average or larger fingers. I also do not find it to be an intuitive unit to operate and make selections with.
Summary: I was minutes away from ordering this phone on Amazon. It looks amazing. Trouble is, it does not have the proper 3G antennas for United States 3G (AT&T). So you will only get EDGE speeds unless you are out of the US (Europe, etc). Everything else on the phone will work just fine, but 3G will not. Just a heads up if you missed the mention of no USA 3G in the description. I just got the N95-4 instead so I could have 3G.
Pile Of JUNK!!!Nokia your quality control has gone down hill
RippSpeed, Phone Arena
19 November 2008
Excerpt: I bought this Phone from ImportGSM.com hoping it would live up to all the Hype!!! Man picture quality blows the N95 8GB out of the water... But, 2 days later the mic started messing up on me ... And I was one of the unlucky ones with a N82 with a faulty / Manufacturer Defect mic ... I was soo disappointed with this thing. I returned and luckily for me ImportGSM.com had great customer service.
Pros: -High picture quality, -Great Video recording, -Better than N95 8gb GPS, -AWESOME FLASH
Cons: -NOKIA's quality control, -hangs up a few times, -turns off out of no where, -Slower processor than N95 8gb
Summary: Cons: Sluggish. Hangs every now and then. Video (movies) does not play for more than 10-15 min after that the sound comes but the screen freeze. Even after Xenon flash indoor shoots are hazy. The hands free is weird, it has a button to disconnect but it does not redial the last number. Also the disconnect button location inadvertently disconnects the call in the middle of conversation. Pros: Almost everything in a phone.
Summary: There few main drawbacks that really should not be there: 1. the battery is really weak: the phone runs out of charge in less than 48 hours with very moderate usage (no internet, no camera, etc, only talk 15-20 min a day) 2. there are very obvious bugs: Gallery application doesn't work at times (just displays 'no images or videos found'). It seems to have problems reading directories with images or videos both in phone memory and on the memory card. 3.
Summary: I bought the N82 when we moved to Hong Kong about a year ago. It is a solid candybar phone and it takes excellent photos and can upload them to flickr in a snap. BUT... it is horrible for texting and email and if I don't lock it before putting it in my pocket it calls the first person in my contacts about half the time. (I put a bogus entry in my contacts called "a" with a bogus number so at least I don keep calling Ambra from my pocket.).
Summary: Normally when a 3G-capable Nokia is advertised by Amazon as being the U.S. version, that means it is designed to operate on the North American 3G networks. Sadly that is not the case with this phone. It is not 3G-capable in North America. The only thing U.S.-oriented about it is the warranty and the charger. I was hoping that the "Asia/Europe 3G compatibility" in the description was a leftover from the non-U.S.