Pros This phone is a great all rounder.
Cons The speaker broke three times and was eventually given a new phone which has had the same problem twice. This problem was clearly a design floor and all phones should be recalled. My phone has spent more time in for repairs than I have had to use the phon
Summary I've always liked Nokia's for the simple and user friendly software. But every Nokia smartphone I've ever owned ive had problems with especially this one. Thus I'will never buy a Nokia again due to this problem. Nokia or my service provider Vodacom would not give me my money back. I suggest you take this seriously!
Pros GPS, good camera
Cons GPS, Maps, On-Off switch
Summary I generally like the outlook of this phone and I bought it because I liked phones with keypads. However, just one week into getting this phone, I turned on the GPS and then there will be a menu that pops out n keeps blinking whenever I switched to another application and get back to the GPS application. Since I had to head back overseas to study, I didn't send it for repair. Just into 2 months of using it, one day I discovered that the On/Off button wasn't working and the phone wouldn't Lock the Keypad as it would normally. Just in less than 12 hours time, the phone just turned off on its own and because the button was no longer working, I couldn't use it at all. Thinking that being a global company, Nokia would provide international care for its customers, I was appalled by the fact that the Customer Service assistant did not show initiative in providing the service at all. They did not have the slightest intention at all. Thus, I had to courier it back home and asked my dad to send it to the Customer Service Centre back home. After going through huge amount of hassles, and it was finally sent to repair, I only used it for 9 days and it was the SAME PROBLEM THAT OCCURRED months ago. They installed a new Map that did not allow me to zoom in to the level where I could've zoomed in previously. I admit that it was y fault for having it accidentally had water poured over it but please Nokia, I was your loyal customer and because of this I have already lose all my confidence as I might pay hundreds of dollars and get another defected phone.
Pros I'm using oftware version 30.009 (29 March 2010).
- Great camera. Much better than my HTC Hero.
- WiFi and 3G connectivity work well. Browsing is quick with Opera Mobile 10.
- Solid build. Back cover feels really good. AMOLED display is pleasing.
Cons - No Xenon flash.
- Front screen a bit fingerprint prone.
- Keys and buttons take a little getting used to and feel hard to press at the beginning.. But they become easier to press over time.
Summary If you're looking for a good camera phone AND smart phone, this is one of the best phones out there until the Nokia N8 arrives.
I have an Android phone, HTC Hero, but I still find myself using the N86 even though the Android UI looks much better. This is because the Hero has issues with my router WAG54G2. The Hero also seems to take a while to use the mobile network. The Nokia N86 on the other hand has none of these issues.
The camera is sweet. I've almost no complaints with it except for night photos, where a Xenon flash would really have helped.
"this is nice krap"on by marximus
Pros +fast working
+very good camera
Cons -loss signal
-longgggggg GPS fix
-screen in sun day useless
Summary NO BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros pros- the 8mp camera and HQ video.
Cons cons. many... the keyboard barely functionable. i like small but this is cutting it tooo close.
the still camera is terrible for zoomed shots all come out blurry. unless you have a tripod or use the little kickstand.
the music player, very difficult
Summary At this price, the screen is unreadable in the sun. I can't read the navigation system at all or messages or type messages..what a waste of money ! I am angry and feel ripped off.
The music player is awkward to transfer files to.
And generally this is a gadget that does not deserve a good review. If you know of a way for me to get my money back from Nokia for selling a product that wasn't ready for the market please let me know. do not buy this phone. Even though i have been loyal to Nokia for more than 6 years...this mobile is terrible.