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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 really like the camera and performance. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the reception and price.

size, usability, design, performance, camera

battery, sound, price, reception

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.

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Sep, 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.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Edwin Kee (ubergizmo.com)

Nokia N85 Review

 

The Nokia N85 might have been released late last year, and we have taken it for a spin for a [...]

What endears me to the N85 is its ease-of-use and the introduction of USB modem tethering that doubles up as a charging session as well – nifty if you’re looking to work in areas with 3G but have no Wi-Fi. This is one well balanced handset from Nokia...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Nokia N85 (Unlocked for AT&T and T-Mobile)

 

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

N85

 

The Nokia N85 ($370 unlocked, as of 4/7/2009) is very similar to the company's N96, but with one big difference: It has an OLED display, and a gorgeous one--a huge boon because the N85 has excellent multimedia and camera features. But like the N95, the...

Gorgeous OLED display Excellent multimedia features

Slider build feels cheap No touch screen or QWERTY keyboard

If you can get past the at-times frustrating navigation, the N85 is a solid buy with its superb multimedia features and high-quality camera

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Nokia N85 Phone Review

 

Gorgeous OLED display ; Excellent multimedia features

Slider build feels cheap ; No touch screen or QWERTY keyboard

The Nokia N85 has excellent multimedia capabilities, but navigation can be difficult with no QWERTY keyboard or touchscreen.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Nokia N85 Review

 

If there's one feature of the N85 that stands out most, it's its stunning OLED display. But there are plenty of other features that make the N85 worth a look for those in the market for an unlocked phone, including its desktop-like Web browser, sharp...

Amazing OLED display, 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi, Good Web browser

Some dropped calls in NYC, Mediocre battery life

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Nokia N85 review:

 

Over the past few weeks, we've had several Nokia N series smartphones come through our office doors, including the Nokia N96 , the Nokia N79, and now the Nokia N85. Like the rest, the N85 is a high-end smartphone that offers advanced multimedia...

The Nokia N85 features a sleeker design and more solid construction than the N96 and N95. The smartphone also offers full wireless options as well as a 5-megapixel camera, a decent music player, and gaming support.

The N85's can be sluggish at times, particularly when viewing photos. Some navigation controls are stiff and difficult to use. The smartphone is also expensive and the Nokia Music Store hasn't fully launched in the United States.

The Nokia N85 may not offer as much memory as the N95 or N96, but it offers just as many features and a sleeker design, making it a better value in our book.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Nokia N85

 

The Nokia N85 is another solid N-series phone, but if you're looking for something different this won't be your bag.

HSDPA, GPS and Wi-Fi, FM transmitter, 5-megapixel camera takes good pics, 3.5mm headphone jack is well placed

Keys on the keypad could be better defined

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N85 review: Nseries revved up

 

N85 is the latest Nseries signing and a bulletproof spec sheet sets it right in the thick of all-in-one action. Full-house connectivity and multimedia prowess topped with a massive OLED screen to die for, Nokia N85 gives the lineup a great edge...

2.6" 16M-color OLED display of QVGA resolution ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and AF assist light ; Camera lens cover ; Symbian OS 9.3 with S60 3.2 UI ; ARM 11 369 MHz CPU ; 3G with HSDPA support ; Quad-band GSM support ; Wi-Fi with...

No office document editing out of the box ; Not the best sunlight legibility ; Unconvincing camera performance ; Poor Navi wheel performance ; Zooming in on a picture takes bloody ages

With N85 the free slots between N70 and N96 seem to be quickly running up. But that will be a minor issue for Nokia - the much bigger challenge after N85 will be finding some new tricks to upgrade the lineup with

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N85 and Nokia N79 preview: First look

 

This week has been marked by the announcement of two highly interesting N-series devices, which offer excellent feature packages. The Nokia N85 and the Nokia N79 feature quad-band GSM support...

A multimedia device to the bone, the Nokia N85 packs dedicated multimedia keys, accelerometer for automatic screen rotation, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, TV-out, stereo FM radio with RDS and a FM transmitter. It will even ship with a 8GB microSD...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia N85 Review

 

If you're a Symbian fan most likely the Nokia N96 represents the best you can get. It is not without it's flaws however, like the weak battery and the DVB-H tuner which is usable only in a few countries. The phone is very good but not perfect, and if...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD