"Excellent Entry Level Device"3.5 starson by pfdurand35
Pros: mSD expandable memory; super long battery life; pc sync; thumb friendly keys; lightweight; free phone (through AT&T)
Cons: Low Ring Volume; dim screen in daytime; no single key return to main screen
Summary: My wife and I had a pair of Nokia 6102i's for which this phone is the replacement. She dropped her old phone one too many times which is the only reason we made the upgrade (I still have my 6102i as a back up).
The 6085 improved on the ear piece and speaker phone volume. This was an issue as my car is old and loud. Ironically, the alert and ring tones do not seem as loud as they did with the 6102i. I've missed a few calls when the phone was on a table in another room. I was also disappointed that the screen is still too dim under a daytime sky but that may just be the price you pay for longer batter life. My only other minor grievance is that when you are a few menu items in, say reading a text message, there is no one button to return you to the main screen. On the 6102i simply pressing and holding the clear button provided this feature.
Otherwise, call quality has improved in volume and clarity (though it seems a bit muted). The phones software runs faster than the previous models and more of the menu choices like confirming deletion default to the center key allowing faster operation.
Our cell phones are our only phones so they get a lot of use. My main concern was the messaging and call capabilites which the 6085 delivers on admirably. The poor image quality and music playback are not issues for me. I have an iPod for music and if I really need digital photos, I'd be better served by getting an actual camera considering you can buy several pocket sized models with 6 megapixels or more for under $200. If you are looking for the latest and the greatest in mobile this phone is not it. If you just need a cell phone that works well without breaking the bank this one delivers.