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Nokia N85
5.1 out of 10

Nokia N85

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Reviews and Problems with Nokia N85

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Overall 4
4.0

I'd look elsewhere

Richard P., Newegg
29 December 2009
  • Summary: I won't get another slider phone. This one is very crudely fashioned. If Nokia offers a similar feature set in a "candy bar" phone, I'll be among the first in line. Until then, I'll look elsewhere for a replacement, when the time comes.
  • Pros: Terrific feature set. I love the Nokia interface and all the stuff they put on the phone. Good camera with very reasonable image quality.
  • Cons: As others have said, the quality of the phone leaves a lot to be desired. The fit and finish are subpar for a $300 phone. The music player ALWAYS locks up the phone and drains the battery very quickly. The message indicator has never stopped blinking- even after a firmware update (an adventure, i...
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Overall 4
4.0

"Fail" sums it up nicely

Gregory Ferreri, Amazon
29 November 2009
  • Summary: I really wanted to love the Nokia N85. But after 6 months of using this phone, all I can think of is the many ways it has failed me. I bought the phone for it's all-in-one features, phone, email, gps, music player, camera, games, even the FM radio.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unhappy with this phone

Pietro, Amazon
18 November 2009
  • Summary: With a very low use, the battery was exhausted after only five days instead of 15 as reported on the nokia website. I returned the phone and I got another one, but the problem was the same and in addition the sliding door was shaking. Also the keyboard is very uncomfortable.
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Overall 4
4.0

disappointed

no name, Amazon
11 September 2009
  • Summary: I ordered this made in China Nokia N85 cellphone, with all those wonderful bells and whistles, on 16 Feb 2009 and received it the next day. On 4 Sept 2009, the handset stopped working in mid-conversation. The person I was talking to heard me, but I couldn't hear anything.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great on paper, doesn't deliver

Mark A., Newegg
2 September 2009
  • Summary: The phone has locked up on me half a dozen times and in one case refused to end a call when it went to voicemail. My Nokia 12v charger has for some reason caused the phone to stop responding when I attempted to use it and had to pull out the battery to bring it back to life.
  • Pros: OLED Screen Bluetooth and 802.11 GPS Compact Symbian compatibility Good feature set on paper
  • Cons: Workmanship out of the box unacceptable for a $300 phone. Keypad lifted out of the box and will not snap or hook down. Keymat then broke in the middle as seen elsewhere on the internet. Battery life is nowhere close to what Nokia claims. 2 days max with few phonecalls. Don't dare leave bluetooth ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Dont believe the hype!

L. D. from BK, Amazon
11 August 2009
  • Summary: This phone is not worth buying for the following reasons. Cons *If you text a lot then don't buy this phone... the keyboard in tiny and flimsy. *The phone locks often and you have to turn it off and then back on.
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Overall 4
4.0

second hand

Wei Sirui, Amazon
22 July 2009
  • Summary: damn,I have got a used N85,i cant use the GPS,and I found there are so many photos were taken at JUly 2008 stored at album.it looks like a old cellphone was renovate
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Overall 4
4.0

Nokia N85

W. Van Der Westhuysen "Jimpop", Amazon
20 July 2009
  • Summary: If everything worked this phone would have been fantastic. However, it constantly hangs, it is slow, it is lousy at picking up a Wi-Fi signal, deletes music out of the library, deletes phone log, and the list goes on. I used to have Sony's and thought I'd try Nokia. Guess I'll go back to Sony.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so good

N. Mendoza, Amazon
26 May 2009
  • Summary: Nice but camera was so bad. ALso, don't really like the screen very hard to see when outside.
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Overall 3
3.0
Design 1
1.0

Wish I had checked the discussions website before

Anonymous, Phone Arena
13 March 2009
  • Excerpt: I bought my N85 3 months ago. While it packs many potentially great features the build quality is of only the cheapest phones. After 3 months of gentle use, the front panel cover came off.
  • Pros: Appears great. But doesn't work.
  • Cons: Cheap build that comes apart all by itself, Components poor quality, Software very buggy - reboots several times every hour, Camera claims to take 5 megapixel pictures but compresses them ending up with poor quality pictures - no raw file function
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