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Old 19-06-2009, 05:30 AM
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Nokia N86 8MP Review - Part 1 (Overview)

Don't be fooled by the 'Overview' subtitle, we proudly present All About Symbian's detailed review of the Nokia N86 8MP being launched today. We cover all aspects of the device and explain where it fits into the world of top-end phones. Future review parts will cover specific areas, such as multimedia functions, in greater detail, plus we'll have specific photo comparison articles. Can the N86 8MP succeed amidst the barrage of summer touch-screen 'heroes'?

Read on in the full article.

Old 19-06-2009, 07:47 AM
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Dual LED flash is the sensible choice for a number of reasons; I, for one, am pleased that Nokia have chosen not to over-complicate this device with an expensive and delicate xenon that would give small benefit in only a few situations. 0.1% of anal uber-geeks will be annoyed but the majority will approve.

Old 19-06-2009, 07:52 AM
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Hi, I had raised a question in one of the other articles for the n86, but never got a reply from anyone. Can someone please throw their opinion on this:

"how sensible is it to buy a S60 3rd edition (9.3) device now that the 5th edition (9.4) is already out? What advantages do you see to stick to 9.3 for the time been?"

Old 19-06-2009, 07:59 AM
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QVGA fixed in 3.2?

is this a step back from 3.0 when the N80 had a higher res screen? Even in its tiny form factor the extra resolution made reading 'full size' web pages much easier than on the N95 I had next. Now an e90 user I'm ready for my next step and as the camera is a much used part of my phone user profile in both still and video mode but I also demand a high res screen as I use it for lots of web browsing and office work its almost impossible to find a phone to meet my needs.

Old 19-06-2009, 08:01 AM
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looking forward to the camera comparison with the n82.

Old 19-06-2009, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for that excellent overview guys. This phone looks to be a winner and I am sorely tempted to upgrade from my N95 8Gb. In these touch-obsessed times it will have its work cut out but I hope it does well. Would have been nice to see it launched at around three hundred quid (I try to buy unlocked these days).

Old 19-06-2009, 08:33 AM
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n82 has sip integrated into the system >>>> great thing
what about n86?

Old 19-06-2009, 08:41 AM
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Solid Device

Very nice and fine review
However the quality of low light photos ans videos will decide the real worth of this phone

Old 19-06-2009, 08:48 AM
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Looks like a solid evolution of the dual slider. I sincerely hope nokia has fixed the build quality issues of the N95.

I also hope they can fix the price quickly too. Too expensive now. Especially compared to the touchy-feely competition.

Old 19-06-2009, 09:01 AM
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Is this v10 firmware going to be in the retail release? And I remembered that Ovi Chat was in the homescreen of the N86 back in MWC. Will that be included in the final release?

Old 19-06-2009, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for the review

I would like to ask about the camera key

I found that my n85 camera key is hard to push

Today I tried n97 camery key; it is a lot easier to push and I really like it

Will the camera key of n86 be like n97 ?


Old 19-06-2009, 09:21 AM
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Question is camera as slow as N95 ?

In these reviews I never find comments about the camera beiing fast or slow. N95 is so slow in autofocus that it is almost impossible to take pictures fast. Has this issue been solved ? For some it could be more important than UBER quality since phones are many times used to take quick pictures not to make photo books ...

Old 19-06-2009, 09:25 AM
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The pictures, while sharp, seem to suffer from too much smoothing, giving them a watercolor effect.
The oversharpening seems to be a bit less of a problem than with the N82, but at least that can be overcome by setting the sharpness to 'soft', and applying your own unsharp mask.

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the article was worth the wait Rafe! c", I'm looking forward to the next review particularly on the camera department, the most crucial area of this phone.

as of the moment, I routing for this phone against N97 and the touchscreen madness.

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I really, really wanted to see something that took my breath away like the N95 8GB did when it was released.

For my money, nothing beats the form factor and build quality of the E71 and for that reason I'm holding out for the E72.


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