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Nokia N85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 424 reviews of Nokia N85. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and performance. The design and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the reliability, and there are some less positive reviews about the reception and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N85 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 N85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nokia N85 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 N85 schwarz/kupferNokia N85 schwarz/kupfer

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nokia N85 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.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 002J6D1 N85 COPPER 3G UNLOCKED GSM WIFI 5MP CAM GPS W/NAV 2.6INNokia 002J6D1 N85 COPPER 3G UNLOCKED GSM WIFI 5MP CAM GPS W/NAV 2.6IN

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

Nokia N85 review

 

A stylish sliderphone with an impressive set of features to boot

Dual slider ; 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens ; 16m colour screen ; A-GPS and Nokia Maps software ; 8GB microSD card with maps and tunes ; FM radio transmitter ; Wi-Fi ; HSDPA high speed connectivity ; Symbian S60 smartphone operating system ;...

Smallish keypad ; LED flash could be better for low light shooting

A cracking little smart phone that delivers a superb all-round performance

Mar, 2009

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

Nokia N85 - Pocket-lint

 

Sometimes it's better to be the grey man over the one that's doing all the shouting

FM transmitter, Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera

Keyboard narrow and flat

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.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N85

 

Can the N85 make up for the failings of the lacklustre N96? Niall takes it for a spin to find out.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia N85 review

 

Nokia has bolstered its Nseries all-star team with the impressive N85. But is it strong enough to replace the seminal N95?

Nothing new here for Symbian fans, but the N85 remains a top-class Nseries smartphone

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: nokiamania (nokiaphones.net)

Nokia N85

 

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...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (knowyourcell.com)

Nokia N85 review

 

We review the Nokia N85 to see if it lives up to our multimedia-hungry expectations

Lightweight ; Easy to navigate ; Ability to listen to text messages

Grease-prone screen ; Dislike copper rear casing (although not only option) ; Keypad too cramped

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Nokia - N85

 

Nokia's N85 is a slightly less well featured handset than the N96, though it does share some of the features of that handset. We'd go as far as to say it is an improvement on the ...

If we were weighing up between the N96 and N85 then we'd probably opt for this handset, which has a better build quality and is that little bit smaller for the pocket and hand.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Phil Lattimore (reghardware.co.uk)

Nokia N85 smartphone

 

Nokia's versatile all-rounder puts in a big-hitting performance.

The N85 is a very likeable, feature-packed handset. It may not break the N-series mould, but it provides most of the N96's gadgetry ground in a smaller - if still not tiny - package. Its performance is right on the money too, and you certainly get...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Nigel Whitfield (talktalk.co.uk)

Nokia N85 mobile phone

 

Nokia’s best N-series handset yet Nokia’s N85 is a compact phone that’s the spiritual successor to the very popular N95. It weighs a little more than the older phone, but it’s smaller – ...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Ewan Spence (allaboutsymbian.com)

Nokia N85 Review - pt 4 - Online and Overall

 

Ewan finishes his look at Nokia's OLED-screened N85...

The internet is one of the key differentiators of a smartphone to the rest of the mobile market. The ability to not only access the online world, but interact with and contribute to it, are becoming more important to more users around the world. The...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:5.42 / 5.6 / 5.7 / 5.8
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:1.5 / 7
Gaming time:7
Standby time (2G):363
Talk time (2G):6 / 6.9

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2584 x 1938 / 2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:20 / 8
Front Camera:No / Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938 / 2592 x 1944
Second Camera:No / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Display diagonal:6.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display Type:OLED / TFT
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

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

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:csd, wcdma / WCDMA
WAP: Yes

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1500
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Java: CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.1, PDA (JSR 75), Java APIs for Bluetooth (JSR 82), Mobile Media API 1.1 (JSR 135), Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME 1.1 (JSR 184), Wireless Messaging API 2.0 (JSR 205), Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME (JSR 226), J2ME Web Services Specification (JSR 172), Security and Trust Services API for J2ME (JSR 177), Location API for J2ME (JSR 179), SIP API for J2ME (JSR 180), Advanced Multimedia Supplements (JSR 234), Nokia UI API\n- Adobe Flash Lite 3.0\n- Windows Live support (requires download of Windows Live Messenger application)\n- Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map\n- Quickoffice (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)\n- Adobe Reader\n- Zip Manager\n- Nokia Maps\n- Nokia N-Gage\n- Nokia Photos\n- Nokia Download!\n- Nokia Mobile search\n

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Internal Memory:74 / 78

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.6 / 5
Height :1.6 / 10.3 / 5
Weight:128
Width:10.3 / 5