Excerpt: The sales of Nokia N85 multimedia GPS-slider started in October 2008. N85 model replaces the popular N95 model and can be considered a leader of Nxx line. With regards to functionality and price, Nokia N85 is recognized as one of the best smartphones of late 2008 – early 2009’s. The form factor of Nokia N85 is a double slider. The upper panel shear opens up the keyboard, and a shift down – multimedia buttons.
Review: Nokia N85 review - pt 3 - Multimedia: Imaging, Audio and Video
All About Symbian
5 August 2009
Summary: After Rafe's first, detailed N85 hands-on , Ewan's taken over with a production device. Following on from his look at the hardware in part one , and the S60 software in part two , his investigation continues with the multimedia elements.
Review: Nokia N85 review - pt 2 - The User Interface
All About Symbian
5 August 2009
Excerpt: In this, the second part of our look at the Nokia N85, I want to carry on from part one's look at the hardware and styling of the device . Running S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, the N85 sees tweaks to the interface and some of the built in applications to help the user experience. How successful have Nokia been?
Excerpt: Here’s yet another generic looking cross-between-N81-and-N96 handset from Nokia that’s been designed to be part of their gaming range. The N85 gives the impression that it’s a very capable handset on all fronts with features galore, but allow me to give you a better idea. Form Factor The N85 dual slider may be a bit generic in design for Nokia but it still manages to pull off a chic look and feel. It’s quite sleek and sexy to be more accurate.
Excerpt: One of the most acclaimed handset lineups, the Nseries from Nokia, got a new high-end device that strongly resembles the older Nokia N81. The fresh N85 kept the same slider form and keypad layout as its N81 predecessor, but this time, Nokia made an effort to get some stylish look into the handset. Also, the new Nseries device will be available on the market at a much lower price, even though it is stuffed with all the "goodies" of a usual high-end mobile phone.
Pros: Everything stuffed into this smartphone works pretty much above average, except maybe the screen, which is low consuming (AMOLED), but can barely be readable outdoors. Nokia N85 is solid built and offered at a decent price, which should attract more people than the actual design. I should enlist almost all the technical features that the phone includes, but also the quality of music sound.
Cons: I think the layout of the external keys, the Navi-wheel, which is still hard to control, as well as the AMOLED screen are the only letdowns of the device. Also, I was surprised to find that Nokia dropped the usual charging port and chose the microUSB port as the only method of charging. I don't understand this choice, as you will still need to carry two cables with you in case you cannot attach it to a PC. Sales Package Nokia N85 handset Nokia Battery (BL-5K) Nokia Tr...
Summary: The Nokia N85 may not offer as much memory as the N95 or N96, but it offers just as many features and a sleeker design, making it a better value in our book.
Pros: The Nokia N85 features a sleeker design and more solid construction than the N96 and N95. The smartphone also offers full wireless options as well as a 5-megapixel camera, a decent music player, and gaming support.
Cons: The N85's can be sluggish at times, particularly when viewing photos. Some navigation controls are stiff and difficult to use. The smartphone is also expensive and the Nokia Music Store hasn't fully launched in the United States.