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Nokia N81

alaTest has collected and analyzed 789 reviews of Nokia N81. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and sound. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the portability. The GPS navigation and durability get critical reviews.

size, usability, performance, sound, design

camera, battery, durability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nokia N81 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N81 (8GB) Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black/SilverNokia N81 (8GB) Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black/Silver

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Nokia N81 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the size.

size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N81 8 GB Smartphone - Cocoa Brown (Unlocked)Nokia N81 8 GB Smartphone - Cocoa Brown (Unlocked)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N81 mobile phone - Pocket-lint

 

The N81 will still be seen as the Nokia N95's cheaper brother and with that in mind will always be fighting to prove its worth

Screen, games look great, Ovi service, 3G, 8GB on-board memory, 3.5mm jack, landscape mode, Wi-Fi

Looks like another Nokia, confusing button interface, only 2 megapixel digital camera

The N81 will still be seen as the Nokia N95's cheaper brother and with that in mind will always be fighting to prove its worth, especially when you see both in the store for free come its launch at Christmas - if you sign a big enough contract.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Anna Lagerkvist (techradar.com)

Nokia N81 8GB review

 

Great for music and gaming, but its design lets it down

Wi-Fi 3G connectivity ; Generous 8GB of onboard memory ; Good all-round handset offering music, photos, gaming and internet

Clunky design ; Only 2-megapixel camera

Impressive handset function-wise, but we're disappointed with the design of the hardware

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N81 mobile phone - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

The feature set is good and overall welcomed and will certainly be one to watch when it becomes available later in the year

Screen, games look great, Ovi service, 3G, 8GB on-board memory, 3.5mm jack, landscape mode, Wi-Fi

Looks like another Nokia, confusing button interface, only 2 megapixel digital camera

The N81 will be seen as the Nokia N95's cheaper brother and with that in mind will always be fighting to prove its worth, especially when you see both in the store for free come its launch at Christmas, if you sign a big enough contract.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N81 8GB

 

On paper, the N81 8GB looks impressive, but is it the ultimate do-everything phone?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia N81 review

 

Nokia's N-Gage was a brave attempt to combine a mobile phone with a portable gaming device.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia N81 8GB mobile phone

 

Some would say Nokia's N81 8GB is a bit of a tease; that you might expect a little more sophistication from the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer. While the N81's fancy multimedia credentials, excellent connectivity options and well-designed...

Nokia's N81 8GB is a phone we really wanted to do well in the PC Advisor Test Centre. It has all the features you'd expect from a high-end smartphone and then some - as well as an exorbitant price tag to match - but there are several areas where the...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

NokiaN81

 

Nokia's new 8GB N-series smartphone is loaded with gaming and music firepower ' and it's got the iPod and PSP in its crosshairs

Awesome storage capacity. Great gaming abilities. Slick sounding music player. Over-the-air full track music downloads

Cramped front keypad. Unresponsive touch Navi-Wheel. Disappointingly meagre camera. Weighty in the pocket

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Nokia's new 8GB N-series smartphone is loaded with gaming and music firepower – and it's got the iPod and PSP in its crosshairs

The N81 8GB shows how the mobile music and gaming gig should be done, but won't give the PSP and iPod sleepless nights

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (mobilefonereviews.co.uk)

Nokia N81

 

The Nokia N81 is a member of the Nokia N-Series. Other phones in this series are the Nokia N95, Nokia N77 and Nokia N73. There is an upgraded version on the Nokia N81 with 8 Gigabytes of internal memory. Both versions of the Nokia N81 comes with...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia N81 8GB review -

 

The N81 8GB is a tremendous phone for listening to and storing music, for playing N-Gage games and for enjoying multimedia applications

A two-megapixel camera is disappointing, as is the creaky black plastic casing

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Monophonic
Speech recognition: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1050
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:5
Continuous audio playback time:11.5
Continuous video playback time:4.5
Gaming time:6
Standby time (2G):1020 / 408
Talk time (2G):240 / 4 / 6
Talk time (3G):3

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:20
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Second Camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1600 x 1200 / 320 x 240

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.15 .

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, BIP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Brown / Silver
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navi wheel: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:8000

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Speakers:STEREO

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, BIP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, wcdma / GPRS / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Headset connectivity:Y
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:WCDMA, EGSM
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900/2100
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Performance

Direct printing: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1050
Battery Type:BP-6MT
Standby time (2G):17
Talk time (2G):4

Processor

Processor frequency:0.369

Storage

Internal Memory:2048 / 8000 / 8192 / 8196

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.79 / 10.2 / 5
Height :1.79 / 10.2
Weight:140
Width:10.2 / 5