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Nokia N85

Aug 26, 2008
Market status
Release date
Oct 6, 2008


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  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • Low-resolution video capture




Nokia N85 is a two-way slider, revealing either a numeric keypad or music shortcuts, depending on the way it is opened. It is a Symbian S60 smartphone with 2.6” OLED display, 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and N-Gage gaming platform. For music it has 3.5mm jack, stereo speakers, stereo Bluetooth, FM transmitter and radio.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.3) S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.05 x 1.96 x 0.63 inches (103 x 50 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.50 oz (128 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 154 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 40.88 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.8
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Digital image stabilization
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 78 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.074 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 6.83 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (913 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 24 days (580 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 30.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh


  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, Visual Radio, FM Transmiter

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • S60 OSS Browser


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
    • Other version supports UMTS 900/1900/2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, DLNA, UPnP, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIP

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk


  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Aug 2008

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