Messaging:

From here, you can send an SMS, MMS or e-mails. Unfortunately, for the last ones you can only configure one mailbox. At least the settings for the more popular web mail servers (Google, Yahoo) are automatically filled in.


You have a Message reader at your disposal, which is usually seen in the business class devices. For the visually impaired, or just the lazy, , this application can be very handy. When activated, a female voice reads the entire contents of the message, including the name/number of the sender and the title.

Connectivity:

The N85 is equipped with A2DP Bluetooth support and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) as most smartphones of this price range are.

For quite some time the S60 web browser been one of the best. Although a few steps behind the touchscreen leaders in user-friendliness, it is still very pleasant even for frequent use. Pages render correctly and are relatively easy to navigate through using either the d-pad or the optical mouse. Shortcuts, such as pressing 8 to activate the Panning mode, make the browser even easier to navigate. As found in newer S60 phones such as the Nokia N95 8GB, the browser is capable of handling Flash objects, though large Flash files caused it to choke at times. Most notably, this means that you’ll be able to watch YouTube videos.


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8 Comments

1. unregistered

I cant wait to get this phone it looks wonderful

2. unregistered

Unfortunately, this review doesn't pleased me. I'm start crying...

3. Riachu unregistered

I've had this phone for 3 weeks and it definitely deserves more than a 7.5!! This phone has everything that you will need in a perfectly designed form. That itself is revolutionary. This review is stupid in defining this phone as an updated N95. The N85 is even better than the N96!! It does everything useful that the N96 has to offer with the addition of better battery life and a super quality screen. Don't be fooled by stores (and websites) trying to sell you the (more expensive) N96, just so that you can watch telly on the move. Personally, I'd much rather have a phone with enough energy to last the entire day and fits better in my hand and pocket. Previously I owned, Sony Eric: K750, K800 and K850. I thought the specs of the N95 were great but it was just too big and ugly to purchase. I've been waiting for the N85 to be released for months....... and I ain't disappointed at all.

5. unregistered

i totally agree, unlike N96, this has some added stuff, like slide handling and is much much faster and bug-free. i loved this phone, only two bad things about this phone is looks and no xenon flash. oh and loudspeaker could be louder, but still this is worth buying.

6. unregistered

i have this phone 4 2 weeks and its amazing.i had the n96 before it and this is defenately 10 times better. the camera is amazing and the naviwheel is perfect exept if u use the side of the pad. ur supposed to touch the inside (on the limit between the dpad and the select button) it deserves a 9.5/10

4. mandeep singh unregistered

Yes, N85 definitly deserves more than 7.5 i also own N85 and it is better than n95 8gb, i am 100 agree with Riachu's Comment. I Love My N85.

7. umuthvr

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 23, 2009

n85 or n79 which one is the best multimedia and features ( features same but ) n85 looks same with n96 because. n79 is multimedia prince n85 fm transmitter is unusable is it true ?

8. Pure

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 07, 2009

I like this phone alot,and i am intrested in buying it...i am concerned about something mentioned on the review though, "The viewfinder loads in about 4 seconds and it takes additional 1 or 2 in order to focus in a brightly lit room. In case of soft lighting, focusing can last up to 6 seconds, which is too much and the moment could easily be missed"
N85
  • Display 2.6" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.074 GB
  • Battery 1200 mAh(4.50h 3G talk time)

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