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: The Nokia N85 of the N-Series family boasts an elegant design and form factor. With a clear, bright display, access to the N-Gage platform, maps and navigation, geo-tagging and quality multimedia functions, could this be the phone for you? Read more...
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.
Summary: If there's one feature of the N85 that stands out most, it's its stunning OLED display. But there are plenty of other features that make the N85 worth a look for those in the market for an unlocked phone, including its desktop-like Web browser, sharp camera (at least outdoors), and robust GPS functionality. On the other hand, this phone's call quality wasn't stellar and it's battery life was short.
Is Nokia's N85 a better mobile phone than the flagship N95?
Good Gear Guide.au
29 August 2009
Summary: It's not a revolutionary product, but Nokia's latest N-Series handset, the N85, is smaller, cheaper and has better battery life than the top-of-the-range N96. If you're after a fully fledged multimedia phone with most of the latest features, the N85 is hard to ignore.
Pros: OLED display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA capable, microSD slot and 8GB card, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM transmitter
Cons: Build quality of slider, display is difficult to see in direct sunlight
Conclusion: The Nokia N85 is one of those under the radar phones that was clearly over shadowed by the launch of the N96. It's a shame as it seems to offer all the same as the N96 but without the cumbersome size. With so many Nseries handsets hitting the market, Nokia is trying to offer something for everyone and the result has been that you get a series of phones that are virtually all the same. So what's the verdict?
Summary: Nokia N85 kan både skydes opad og nedad. Når man skyder den opad, kommer telefontasterne til syne, og når man skyder den nedad, dukker betjeningsknapperne til medieafspilleren op. Telefonen har et nydeligt design, men knapperne er svære at have med at gøre. Den største knap fylder nærmest hele den nederste del af telefonen. Betjeningen foregår ved, at man vipper knappens hjørner, og det går ikke altid lige glat.