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Nokia N81 8GB Review

Nokia N81 8GB

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Messaging - Nokia N81 8GB Review
Messaging - Nokia N81 8GB Review
Messaging - Nokia N81 8GB Review


Messaging :

The Messages menu has nothing new to offer – you can easily compose SMS/MMS or Email and located in My Folder are templates which are handy for text that is often used in messages. The fast T9 can help you enter text quickly. The EDGE and UMTS connection helps for fast retrieving of Emails. In order to limit the generated traffic, you can set the phone to download the headers only, or to limit the size in KB.


Nokia N81 8GB is a quad-band GSM phone, which makes it a phone that you can use anywhere in the world. However, in order to use the 3G through UMTS, you’ll have to be in Europe or Asia, since the maintained frequency  is 2100 MHz.
For local connectivity, it supports Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR (enhanced data rate) which allows for fast transfer between the phone and compatible device.

With synchronization, you can use the PC Suite of the set or download the newest version from the Internet site of Nokia. We used the Bluetooth connection between the computer and the phone for the synchronization of 140 entries (contacts & calendar entries) and the transfer took us less than 20 sec., which is a very good speed.

Thanks to the UMTS data and the QVGA resolution of the display, loading and viewing a standard HTML web pages is an easy job. The phone has no problem rendering all pages and reading phoneArena's news was a pleasure. Scrolling left-to-right and top-to-bottom is done with the phone's d-pad, and a mini-map shows you, which part of the page you are looking at. The pages loaded pretty fast and as a whole, we had a great experience with the browser, so we definitely like it more than the Internet Explorer, built in Pocket PC phones based on Windows Mobile. The browser can load RSS feeds for even faster access to information.

Nokia N81 8GB Review
Nokia N81 8GB Review
Nokia N81 8GB Review
mini-map - Nokia N81 8GB Review
Nokia N81 8GB Review
History - Nokia N81 8GB Review




What we also loved about it is the history: when you use 'back' to see pages you've seen earlier, you see the pages as thumbnails, you can open from the phone's cache.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. sandeep (unregistered)

can you please add a comment about the rf strength of the phone. it will be appreciated.

posted on 28 May 2008, 22:16

2. (unregistered)

great phone..... reception is terrible, though.

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 03:08

3. Jeremy5254 (unregistered)

When i transfer data via bluetooth the phone say not enough memory. When i try to delete some items in the phone memory i can't find anything to delete ! Is there any option to transfer data directly to the 8 giga memory ?

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Nokia N81 8GB

Nokia N81 8GB

OS: Symbian 9.2
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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.1 GB RAM
Size4.01 x 1.96 x 0.70 inches
(102 x 50 x 17.9 mm)
4.93 oz  (140 g)
Battery1050 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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