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Nokia N81

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 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 also get good reviews, whereas the GPS navigation and durability get critical reviews. Comments are divided on the portability.

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

Sep, 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. Reviewers 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)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Joe Brown (wired.com)

Review: Nokia N81

 

So I got this box in the mail that said N-GAGE on it. But the cell phone inside didn't look like a taco. I was...

3G and Wi-Fi, which should be standard on every phone, thank you very much. Gaming controls work as advertised, with nary a mis-pressed button in several straphanger gaming sessions. 8 gigs is, like, plenty of memory. Sleek design and excellent build...

Paparazzi-fast camera seems like it’s trying especially hard not to focus. Fancy piano-black screen is the opposite of antireflective. Topside button is built around the speaker, and squeaks if you move the phone around during a conversation (=...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N81 8GB review: N-series N-gaged

 

The Nokia N81 8GB is a truly exciting smartphone combining the power of Symbian 9.2 OS spiced up with the new N-Gage platform. What we have in N81 8GB is entertainment and multimedia unleashed. Not only does its specs sheet impress, but it promises...

Massive storage space (8GB version) ; Symbian OS 9.2 S60 3.1 UI ; Wi-Fi support ; Unique gaming experience with the new N-Gage platform and dedicated gaming keys above the display ; Brilliant 2.4" 16M-color QVGA display ; 2 megapixel camera ; 3.5 mm...

Mediocre camera ; Awkward D-pad ; Hefty weight ; Uncomfortable keypad ; No HSDPA

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N81 preview: Hands on N-Gage

 

The Nokia N81 is an exciting Symbian smartphone that comes loaded with multimedia capabilities and promises tons of fun. Flaunting 8 gig worth of storage, the Nokia N81 8GB comes in the slider form factor and features a nice 2.4" 16M color TFT display,...

Ok, we think we got you excited enough now. So feel free to browse along on for more of our Nokia N81 teaser review

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia N81 8GB Review

 

After the launch of Nokia N81 8GB, our whole team was really thrilled by the idea of building-in an internal memory of such a great capacity and we were looking forward getting one of those devices, so that we could take a closer look and find out how...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: S. R. Obbayi (brighthub.com)

Nokia N81 Reviewed: Built for Fun

 

The Nokia N81 smartphone is a versatile music entertainment device that you would want as a phone. It has great sound quality with hours and hours worth of music playback at your fingertips, this device comes with dedicated keys for accessing your...

Despite the lack of modern high-end hardware specifications, the Nokia N81 still manages to perform quite well and is particularly good as a multimedia smartphone. With the 8 GB of internal memory, there is probably a lot more space than you need to...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Nokia N81 Mobile Phone Review and Prices

 

Loaded with multimedia options, the Nokia N81 offers gamers and techies a lot of versatility in a slider phone. The first thing one notices about the N81 is its stylish yet somewhat boxy design. The phone isn't as compact as many devices on the market,...

Excellent LCD, good music player, good camcorder, Wi-Fi

Cramped keys, no 3G network support, disappointing camera

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Cosmin Vasile (softpedia.com)

Nokia N81 8GB Review

 

The new member of Nokia's Nseries, Nokia N81 8GB, is obviously a multimedia-oriented device. We all have great expectations from Nokia high-end line-up, and the Nseries has always offered a wide range of devices that can fulfill even the most...

One of the best multimedia terminals, Nokia N81 8GB embeds the fastest and most stable operating system. There are two main targets that this phone will fully satisfy: Symbian freaks and music lovers. Internet fans will also love this handset, as it...

The phone is too heavy and bulky to fit in a small pocket, which will certainly make its desirability lower. A better camera and a much easier to use keypad would've made a difference

The in-call speaker has been placed on a curious, yet unique 4-side plate. The plate can be pressed, as it features two buttons that can be used as controls in various mobile games. The buttons are invisible when not used, but will immediately become...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Nokia N81 firmware out :brings FP2 style transitions

 

The Nokia N81 finally received a firmware update today, to version 20.0.056. I have a friend who got one. So i figured she'd find this info useful. As is the norm these days, the update brings Flash Lite 3 support Related posts:

As is the norm these days, the update brings Flash Lite 3 support and Demand paging. But what is new however is that the N81 has been given some of the slick menu transitions/animations from Feature Pack 2 (seen on the n78) !

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: MobilesTopic (mobilestopic.com)

Nokia N81 8GB Review

 

Web browser, front camera for video calling, Nokia Maps, Wi-Fi and mobile e-mail are just a few of the additional applications and features. But these are fairly standard S60 fare, with even the Wi-Fi increasingly deployed on higher end mobiles, and...

May, 2008

Expert review by: yuga (yugatech.com)

Nokia N81 8GB

 

I've been using the Nokia N81 for a couple of weeks now and I must say I wasn't that quite excited about it as many would have. Despite the squarish and heavy built, this model is a beauty. Let me share some of the noticeable features of this unit.

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM