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As we all know, the N86 was recently announced and it’s the successor for the current N85. The N86 comes with an 8megapixel camera, kickstand and a hard glass-nonscratchable screen…. but what else makes it different than the N85?

Ewan Spence from AAS has come up with a very comprehensive article that compares both from the hardware aspect.

Physical Dimensions

Nokia N85
Nokia N86 8MP
Size 103 x 50 x 16 mm 103.4 x 51.4 x 16.5-18.5 mm
Weight and Vol 128g and 76cc 149g and 84cc
Display 2.6″ OLED Screen 2.6″ OLED Screen
Format Two way slider with spring assist Two way slider with spring assist
Additional - Kick stand

Imaging and Video Recording

Nokia N85
Nokia N86 8MP
Storage 74MB dynamic RAM , microSD (officially to 8GB) 74MB dynamic RAM, 8GB internal, microSD (officially to 16GB)
Camera 5 megapixel (2584×1938) 8 megapixel (3280×2464)
Focal Length 5.45 mm 4.61 mm
Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Variable Aperture No Yes (F2.4, F3.2, F4.8)
Video (rear camera) VGA (640×480) at 30 fps VGA (640×480) at 30 fps
Video (front camera) 352×288 at 15fps 352×288 at 15fps
TV Out Yes, via Nokia cable Yes, via Nokia cable

Ewan sums it up by mentioning that both the device are actually very similar and no doubt the N86 is derived from the N85.

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endlesszNo Gravatar

February 28th, 2009

how come the focal length on N86 is smaller?
does that mean it’s better if it’s smaller?

smashpOpNo Gravatar Reply:

@endlessz, yes it means wider lens

EricNo Gravatar

March 8th, 2009

Hi, So does the N86 have navi wheel too? Cause i had read some article that said that N86 don’t have navi wheel.

7aMaDaNo Gravatar Reply:

NO n86 doesn’t got navi wheel its useless anyways i have a nokia n81 8gb and its hard 2 use the navi wheel and i will get n86 in 2 my opinion its better than n97 mini and n96…YES ! u can go 2 nokia comparison on and compare the 3 phones n u will c that n86 is the best of them ;)

seanNo Gravatar

May 17th, 2009

One thing i wish to know is why N86 still using dual LED flash and not replace with xenon flash which on N82? Does LED flash better?

JORISNo Gravatar

June 18th, 2009

Oi, tudo bem? Não entendo muito de hardware essa coisa toda em celular, e parabéns pelo seu ótimo trabalho e informações, sou seu fã, aprendo muito com você sobre celulares e suas tecnologias. Por gentileza, gostaria de saber se o video gravado pelo N86 é realmente melhor do que os gravados pelo N95? Obrigado

June 25th, 2009

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damn itNo Gravatar

December 1st, 2009

look .. i need to know if N86 have a naviwheel .. its important for me .. waiting for the answer..

December 16th, 2009

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???????No Gravatar

March 12th, 2010

so the best choice from these two is the nokia n86?

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