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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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The Nokia N85 is out in the US.

Here’s a video of the unboxing process taken from Nseries.com

“The N85 is out of the box! Get a first look at the latest Nseries device and everything that comes along with it. Join us on the rooftops of NYC as we unpack the N85 and film the whole thing with another N85.”

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Categories: Devices, Reviews, Videos

I got to re-experience the new Nesries models yesterday along with some of their siblings. I had the N78, N79, N82, N85 and the N96 all on the table.

As you can see in the photo, N79 and N78 has almost the similar length(or height, for some people) and the N85 to the N96.

I was focusing more on the N85 yesterday. I realised in this prototype model, the key presses sometimes does not trigger the actions and I had to press a few times.

The screen, well once again i’d like to say.. that its the best screen i’ve ever seen on a Nokia. The colour is super vibrant, very realistic and very clear. I had to set the N96 screen to the brightest in order to catch up with the N85’s screen which was just set to medium brightness.

Here you can see the 3 candybar Nseries. Can you see how must smaller and thinner the N79 is compared to the N82? All these 2 models have the same 2.4″ screen.

Here’s a video to show you the clarity, brightness and the colour on the N85 screen.

I was actually schocked to see the menu icon animation… never expected Nokia could do this. haha.

Try to hear the sound effect when the slider is pushed up. Another surprise for me cos previously I didnt hear it when I played with it at the N96 launch.

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So how better is the AM OLED screen on the N85 compared to the LCD screen on the N96 in terms of viewing images?

Dailymobile has posted a comparison on this and here are some photos taken from there.

This is N95 8gb vs. N85 screen

As you can see here, the image on N85(right) is higher in contrast and more saturated.

Here comes some comparison between N85(bottom) and N96(top)

Its very obvious that the N85 screen produces more natural image preview with more yellow tint.

The flower on N85 is more vibrant and has more red in it.

More red! Nice.

… now lets see a photo of the sea and blue sky.

I prefer the image on N96 screen as the blue is more saturated… and of course i love the bigger screen. ahah

So which would you pick? A bigger screen? or a clearer screen?

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I have been thinking for 2 days… even talked to a few friends about the latest Nokia offerings.

Most of the people I asked seems to like the N85 more than the supposedly Nokia’s flagship model this year, the N96. As far as I understand, N8X series is supposed to be a level lower than the N9X series as they are less featureful, or sometimes not as attractive.

This time around, Nokia gave me an impression that N85 is more superior against the N96. The AMOLED screen is one of the things I m looking forward to when it comes to N85 and not forgetting the navi-wheel(which is not available in N96… quite a dissapointment)… oh and the menu and screen rotation animations!

N85 is also the first Nseries that comes with a microUSB charging.. means you can charge your N85 via USB now. (and that, again, is not available for the N96)

Speaking of battery life, the N96.. which has a bigger screen(LCD) which consumes more power + DVBH technology, should be equipped with a more powerful battery but no. Nokia gave the higher capacity battery (1200mAh) to N85, which does not consumes as much power thanks to the AMOLED screen.

Yes, the N85 might only have 74mb internal memory, compared to 16gb in the N96 but one can always compensate that by plugging in higher storage memory cards.. so no deal with that.

If only the N96 came out earlier this year, say.. April… that would be perfect.

Anyhow, I think I will be getting the N96… since I have been waiting for that since I played with it in Sydney in February.

Do you think N96 came too late?

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Here are 2 videos I recorded of Nokia N85 and Nokia N79 in action during the launch.

Enjoy

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Just came back from the Nokia N96 launch event. Nokia also announced 2 new Nseries models tonight. The N85 and N79.

Finally the long awaited Nokia N96 is launched… but it will only be available in the market from the 2nd week of September.

Nokia N85 was annouced and it will be available in Q4 this year.

The N85 is considered a lighter version of N96 as it also has 5mpx camera, 3.5G, DVD like video recording, Wifi, GPS, Ngage support and more.

The one thing that attracts me is the new AMOLED 2.6inch QVGA display. It’s also the first Nokia device to use such clear, bright and low battery consumption screen.

OK now lets move on to N79.

It’s very similar to the N82. Similar specs, 5mpx camera, 2.4in QVGA display, Wifi, 3G and etc. I think the one thing that is nice on this phone is the xpress on colour covers that comes with the phones. Everytime you put on a new back cover, it will actually trigger the correspondent theme that matches the colour of the cover.

Both N85 and N79 comes with 1200mAh battery.. which is a big improvement from what we are currently using in the Nseries phones (900/950mAh)

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