All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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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'?

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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.

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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?"

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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.

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looking forward to the camera comparison with the n82.

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looking forward to the camera comparison with the n82.
So do I... at night and interior!

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@neilhoskins:

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Has it got anything like the N95's video editor?
Nice to see there's someone else who values that - I'm hanging onto my N95 "classic" for a number of reasons, and believe it or not, the video editor is one of them. Why on earth did Nokia drop this from the N95's descendants, and couldn't they at least make the editor available as a separate installer for those who want it?

Stil, the N86 looks like the best attempt yet at a true N95 replacement, and maybe some time in the next 1-2 years, Nokia might put out a handset which ticks all the same boxes as the N95 and then some. I mean, how hard can it be after all this time?

(BTW: is it my imagination, or at some stage in the N95's firmware development, did they change the video editor so it can render output at 640x480 without running out of memory?)

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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).

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n82 has sip integrated into the system >>>> great thing
what about n86?

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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

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Very nice and fine review
However the quality of low light photos ans videos will decide the real worth of this phone
LOL! A smartphone judged on a single feature? Don't think so.

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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.

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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?

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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 ?

Thanks

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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 ?

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It's much improved over N85. It's different to N97 so hard to say if it's better or worse than N97 as it's probably subjective and will also depend on the size of you finger.
 

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