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Nokia N85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and GPS navigation. The screen and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the features and build quality. Comments about the responsiveness and value for money are different.

design, camera, screen, GPS navigation, usability

build quality, features

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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Nokia N85


Nokia's N85 gaming handset delivers quite well on all fronts except battery life and an included voucher for just one free game.

The MRP of the Nokia N85 is a little bit of a shocker at Rs. 27, 299. However, according to our sources the street price - I’m sure will be more to your liking if you’re considering a purchase - is Rs. 23, 600 (approx.). This puts the whole thing in a...

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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


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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.

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Nokia N85


The N85 is an excellent multimedia, mobile Internet, and GPS device, but it's a bit lacking as a phone.

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

Some dropped calls in NYC, Mediocre battery life

When you click the device's Menu option you're presented with a standard home screen offering that provides shortcuts to Contacts, your music, Photos, the Web, and more. We noticed that the device was zippy while we moved through menus, but within...

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Nokia N85 copper (unlocked)


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.

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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

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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...

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Nokia N85 Reviewed: Multimedia and Gaming Phone


The Nokia N85 dual slider multimedia phone is a phone with an impressive design. It is feature packed with creativity to make your experience with this phone as engaging as possible. It comes with all the goodies from radio transmission to Maps...

The Nokia N85 holds up under scrutiny and is a great phone for general purpose use, as well as for multimedia entertainment. It plays music well, with great sound, and videos are equally good thanks to the AMOLED display. This is a smartphone that...

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The Nokia N85 gets a Firmware update to version 31.002


Thanks to ZCJ Reader Jamie, and the crew over at AAS, we've come to know that the Nokia N85 got a minor firmware update today, to v31.002. It's previous...

Product Specifications

Harness the power behind this sleek, compact design. Capture your memories with the 5-megapixel camera and bring them to life in vibrant, natural colors on the stunning OLED display. Try the preloaded games and choose one to activate for free. Discover more games on-line and try before you buy. Assisted GPS shows where you are, the Internet helps you choose your destination, and Nokia Maps guides you along the way. A voice-guided navigation trial is included with your device. With a long battery life and plenty of memory, you can stay entertained longer during your trip and keep your friends at your fingertips with instant messaging, Internet calls, widgets, and social networking. The Nokia N85 multimedia computer puts the power to share, explore, and entertain in your hands.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):363hours
Talk Time (PB):414minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio/With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio/2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.3 / Series 60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in/2.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm/6.6cm
Type:OLED display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Micro SDHC/microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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