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Nokia N86 (2009)

Nokia N86 (2009)
alaScore 86

553 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 553 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. People really like the performance.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N86 (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nokia N86 (2009) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N86 Sim Free Mobile PhoneNokia N86 Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N86 (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Nokia N86 (2009) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 002L4D0 N86 Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera, Auto Focus, Flash and Carl Zeiss Optics - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - IndigoNokia 002L4D0 N86 Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera, Auto Focus, Flash and Carl Zeiss Optics - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - Indigo

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (phonearena.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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 (brighthub.com)

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 (softpedia.com)

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 (zomgitscj.com)

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 (fonearena.com)

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 (cgena.com)

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 (devhardware.com)

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:7
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 30
Continuous video playback time:1.5 / 3 / 7
Standby time (2G):312 / 315 / 363
Standby time (3G):363
Talk time (2G):6.3 / 6.9
Talk time (3G):4.5
Video call time:3.2
Video recording time:3

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: No
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 3280 x 2464 / 640 x 480
Digital Zoom:20 / 8
Front camera:Y
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution:3264 x 2448 / 3280 x 2464 / 640 x 480
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Slider

Display

Display Diagonal:2.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Messaging

E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR / AAC, MP3, WMA / eAAC+
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,HSCSD / GPRS,GSM / GPRS,HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, CSD / 3G, csd, wcdma / csd, wcdma / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1500
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0, Nokia Web 7.1, Quickoffice, Adobe Reader, Zip Manager, Nokia N-Gage

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:9.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.434

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:9.3

Storage

Internal memory:8000 / 8192 / 8196
Maximum memory card size:16

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.65 / 0.728 / 2.02 / 4.06
Height:0.65 / 0.728 / 2.02 / 4.06
Volume:84
Weight:5.26
Width:2.02 / 4.06
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