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Old 11-04-2009, 11:55 PM
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if the device has to be 17mm thick for a xenon flash i REALLY do not mind it bein 17mm thick...
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if the device has to be 17mm thick for a xenon flash i REALLY do not mind it bein 17mm thick...
It doesn't. 6220 Classic is 15,2mm and I'm sure they would be able to get it below 14mm if they tried, and still give the phone a decent 5mp camera.

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:16 AM
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After trying different phones such as iPhone 3g, samsung omni, blackberry bold, etc. I must say that I'm very found of my n95 8gb nam and wouldn't trade it in for nothing. Can't have it all on a device but n95 comes close.

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:30 AM
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I agree that the N82 is one of the best devices out there still. You cannot match the quality of the shots, although in night shots I get really bad red eye even with the reduction turned on. The keypad was also an initial sticking point for me when I was considering buying it, but it's proved to be fine in day-to-day use.

The only things I wish my N82 had were the battery life that everyone else is talking about, I get barely a day out of mine... thinking about replacing the battery there.

I wander if the Sony Ericsson C905 can compete with these shots, as it too has a Xenon flash but an 8 Megapixel camera.

Despite hardware acceleration FP2 phones like the 5800 and N85 feel faster in day to day use and in video tasks that you would expect the N82 to do better in.

After getting my N82 I wouldn't buy another Nokia without Xenon flash, I don't care if it adds a bit of thickness, the N86 should've had a Xenon flash with a protected lense, and then bar the horrible face keys, it would've been the mobile to get.

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:58 AM
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I agree, this phone is Da Bomb. Specially now that there is a brightness hack.
But a tiny 2'4 screen is a crime.

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Old 12-04-2009, 02:20 AM
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Its about time Steve, N82 has been drawing legions of supporters all over the world specially now that the price have dropped significantly, I could now see more and more people using it and read more and more positive feedbacks and comments about it. This is the only phone that has this effect after a year or so of existence. Usually support wane out as time pass by but its totally opposite for N82. I could read several comments from people who have been to N95, iPhone, N96, N85, N79, N78, Omnia among others who are now using N82. Isn't that fascinating?

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You are absolutely right Steve..and you sure do have good eyes!
I have been looking at the current models of the N series (apart from the N97 of course), the only ones worth buying are either N82, N95/N95 8GB, if you want a true monster phone that is..
Thanks for the review, it makes me more convince on recommending it to someone who is new to S60 phones =D

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:38 AM
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Is it worth getting with the N97 so close?

I already have an N95 8GB (and a 5800) but it's getting a little creaky around the edges.

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:37 AM
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It is sad that after creating such a fantastic device Nokia went braindead and haven't been able to create anything better. I really hope their creativity hasn't peaked.

N82 is also my weapon of choice and I don't see another device in the market I could 'upgrade' to.
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do you think that it is worth to upgrade my n82 to omnia hd?

n82 is really a good phone, but omnia hd looks very promising

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I'm interested... take away the 5MP camera with Xenon flash and lens cover - is the N82 fundamentally better than most N-series phones of the same era?

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Old 12-04-2009, 08:07 AM
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Well, what can one say? Its already been said, and covered in depth. Well done Steve, I would not agree more about the N82 handset, it certainly deserves its place on that pedistal for sure. I just wish that Nokia would listen to the end users more, and take on board what we are looking for in new devices, yes, I know they have improved the camera lens in the N86, giving it wide angle capabilities, and dual led, but Im sure when pitched against the N82, it won't fair as well, but here's hoping.

The N86 being given the 3rd gen led dual leds will be interesting to see compared to the N97 standard dual leds, if like the 5800, the N97 will receive quite negative response no doubt from early adopters, myself possibly included.

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I agree but...

In this an example, a family day out, I feel a dedicated camera would perform better...

Camera phones are great for times when you don't have anything else available and in that respect the N82 is still the best out there but my trusty point and shoot cam (Ricoh GX100) is still much better. There is no way I would take a camera phone on a family trip but for a few snaps of fun down the pub then of course a camera phone wins hands down.

I think the form factor of the N82 is excellent - candy bar phones are such good long term investments.

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Great review Steve, I love the Nokia N82 - a fab phone indeed, have had the silver version and now have the black version... no complaints and what great photos it takes!

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Question Steve: Did you buy a new phone or just change the casing of your N82, the picture you posted on the article has a flawless casing and you made an article before that you slip through with N82 on your hand damaging the outer casing.
 

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