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Nokia N86 (2009)

Nokia N86 (2009)
alaScore 86

547 reviews

Jan, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 reviews of Nokia N86 (2009). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N86 (2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nokia N86 (2009) from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2022

Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N86 (2009)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Nokia N86 (2009) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Nokia N86 8MP review: Lens wide open


You may've thought Nokia lost their touch, you may be out of love with the Nseries but the Nseries are always keeping an eye on you. Their wide-angle, variable aperture eye. On you. Whether the Nokia...

2.6" 16M-color OLED display of QVGA resolution (scratch-resistant surface) ; 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and AF assist light ; 28mm wide camera lens, variable aperture, mechanical shutter, geotagging, time-lapse, camera lens cover,...

Camera feature set is last year's stuff (and even older) ; Image processing isn't very well tuned at this moment ; VGA@30fps video is no longer top of the line ; No xenon flash ; HSDPA only 3.6Mbps, no HSUPA ; Poor display sunlight legibility ; No DivX...

Armed with one of the most advanced cameras in terms of hardware and features you don't just find on every other handset out there, the N86 8MP is keen to take cue from the N85 and shake the Nseries out of their slumber. Now, in case you forgot, it's...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Nokia N86 review: Nokia N86


The Nokia N86 8MP first made its appearance at GSMA 2009 and stepped up as the most advanced camera phone in the company's N series of multimedia smartphones. Nokia even went as far as to say that it could replace your standalone point-and-shoot...

The Nokia N86 8MP features an 8-megapixel camera that takes excellent pictures and include advanced options, such as a wide-angle lens and variable aperture. It's also a capable smartphone and offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G support.

The N86 is expensive. Compared with the competition, the phone's display is a bit low resolution and the software feels outdated.

If you can afford it, the Nokia N86 8MP is one of the more advanced and better camera phones on the market today, but there are cheaper alternatives.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Nokia N86 8MP Review


The Nokia N86 8MP is the first 8-megapixel camera phone of the manufacturer. Camera itself is equipped with wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar optics, variable aperture and double LED flash. Nokia vaunts that the device capture snapshots with excellent...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Nokia N86 8MP


Though it's well designed and solidly built, the N86 is a tough phone to get excited about. Its AU$949 price tag is a bit ritzy for what you get.

Solid construction, Great keypad, Good 8MP camera, 8GB storage

2.6-inch screen is small for this price range, Earpiece speaker was muffled during tests

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Bright Hub (

Nokia N86 Review - Multimedia, Camera and Connectivity


Review of the new Nokia N86 - Nokia's first 8 MP camera shooter. In this part of the review, we look at the smartphone's multimedia capabilities, the 8.1MP camera and connectivity options.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Softpedia (

Nokia N86 8MP Review


The first Nokia mobile phone to reach the 8-megapixel camera mark, Nokia N86 8MP revives the N-series, which was almost overrun by the competition. Following the same line imposed by its N85 predecessor, Nokia N86 8MP is stuffed with the latest camera...

The strong point of the smartphone is definitely the 8-megapixel camera, which should receive a software update to perform better. I would also highlight here the HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) connectivity, the accelerometer for auto-rotate, the good battery, the...

Perhaps a fresher design that would meet nowadays demands would've made the phone more appealing. Also, the lack of a document editor or DivX and XviD support drags the phone a little backwards. The AMOLED display is also a negative point, as its...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Clinton Jeff (

Unboxing the Nokia N86 8MP


We've been rockin' the Nokia N86 8MP for about a day now. Still too early for a proper review, but here's an unboxing in the meanwhile. The handset is from the...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Varun Krish (

Nokia N86 Camera Around the World – 8MP Awesomeness


We have had the chance to use the N86 around the world in India, UK and Germany and here are some great pictures from the 8MP Camera.From our personal experience , we can proudly say that the Nokia N86 8MP can be your regular travel companion.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Anthony Covar (

Nokia N86 Review - Smile for the Camera


The Nokia N86 was released way back in June, but because Nokia has so many products to feature and introduce to the market, we got the unit a bit later than expected. But that doesn't mean this phone should be ignored. Three words: eight megapixel...

Wide camera lens with mechanical ; shutter and lens cover, VGA video ; recording, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS support ; and geotagging, good audio quality ; plus a 3.5 mm headphone jack ; active kickstand

Camera feature feels old, image ; processing needs to be improved ; no DivX or XviD support ; no office document editing

As the title says, the Nokia N86’s key selling point is the camera feature. It is mainly a camera phone, but is packed with 3G, Wi-Fi, Document viewer, and media player among others. For people who want an all-around multimedia device, with focus on...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : wubayou (

Nokia N86 8MP Smartphone


For those who demand the most from their cell phones there is the Nokia N86 8MP smartphone. If you like your phones to come loaded with features and deliver excellent performance -- and money is no object -- keep reading. This just might be the phone...

If you by chance happen to run out of room for your contacts, you can store up to an additional 250 contacts on the SIM card. There are plenty of options for customizing the N86; you can download various screensavers, wallpapers, and ringtones to do so

Nov, 2009