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Nokia N85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews of Nokia N85. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and camera. The design and usability are also appreciated, but the reception and price get critical reviews.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (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.

Sep, 2019

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 : 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 : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

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

 

Preview of the Nokia N85.

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Oct, 2008

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 : 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

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 : S. R. Obbayi (brighthub.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia N85 Review

 

One of the most acclaimed handset lineups, the Nseries from Nokia, got a new high-end device that strongly resembles the older Nokia N81. The fresh N85 kept the same slider form and keypad layout as its N81 predecessor, but this time, Nokia made an...

Everything stuffed into this smartphone works pretty much above average, except maybe the screen, which is low consuming (AMOLED), but can barely be readable outdoors. Nokia N85 is solid built and offered at a decent price, which should attract more...

I think the layout of the external keys, the Navi-wheel, which is still hard to control, as well as the AMOLED screen are the only letdowns of the device. Also, I was surprised to find that Nokia dropped the usual charging port and chose the microUSB...

Jun, 2009

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