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Nokia N82

Nokia N82

22 November 2007
Written by Max Bondorovsky

If you are looking for a feature packed phone, stop looking and start drooling over the N82. The N82 is the latest N-series release from the Finnish giant and is set to supersede the (now) classic N73. The N82 is a true multimedia handset combining a camera, music, video and connectivity all in the one stylish device. Best of all, the N82 weighs in at only 114g and measuring 112 x 50.2 x 17.3mm, it makes the perfect companion to any handbag or pocket.

The N82 is a candy bar handset with a 2.4" LCD QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT colour display capable of displaying up to 16.7 million colours. Whatís interesting about the N82 is that Nokia has embedded a Motion sensor in the device. Itís a known fact that the N95 had this ability as shown through various 3rd party software, but what differentiates the N82 is that it has Auto-rotate UI. This is similar to the way the iPhone works, the only difference that I have spotted so far being that the Iphone has animation while rotating whereas the N82ís screen goes black for a split second and then it displays the rotated view. This is a very convenient feature especially if you are big fan of watching videos on your phone like I am.

From past experiences, S60 devices can suffer from a slow OS and I really hope that the N82 is much quicker than previous devices, especially if you rotate the screen accidently and you have to wait to get the correct orientation back. The N82 runs the latest S60 3rd edition user interface with the addition Feature pack 1 meaning that you get the full effect out of your Symbian device as well as major bug fixes from previous versions.

This ďsoon to beĒ King also packs a massive CMOS 5 megapixel (2592*1944) camera with auto focus, digital zoom (20x or 6x in 5mpx mode), xenon flash and video capable of recording in VGA resolution (640x480) at 30fps and all this through a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. The secondary camera is a front facing camera and has a simple CIF (352x288) sensor for video calling.

Now we come to where I think the heart of the phone is: Multimedia. The N-series have always targeted the Multimedia focused consumers, and thatís one of the reason I like them so much (most of them). So in addition to the camera and the auto rotating display, the handset has a MP3 player (MP3/AAC/eAAC/eAAC+/WMA/M4A with playlists support), video playback (MPEG4, AVC/H.264, H.264, H.263, RV) with full screen video support, TV-out, radio, speakerphone and of course, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) support.

If all that wasnít enough, the N82 also packs built-in GPS and an integrated 3.5mm stereo headphone plug.

With the N82 you will never run out of connectivity options: Bluetooth, WLAN (802.11b/g) with UPnP, USB 2.0 (micro USB) and HSDPA are all supported with the N82. Storage is provided via 100MB of internal dynamic memory and a hot swappable microSD card for external storage.

I canít wait for this phone to come out, and I often say that because I want to play with them and to see what the device can offer but this case is different Ė I WANT IT!!! I canít think of anything or any feature that is missing from this handset. The N82 covers all multimedia, music, video, camera, connectivity and storage needs and wants one could possibly desire and, itís all in a neat and stylish device.

FYI .:. Nokia N82
(ETA 1st quarter 2008)

Basic specifications
Network system 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz (tri-band)
Form factor Candy bar
Size 112 x 50.2 x 17.3 mm
Weight 114 grams
Display 2.4", 16.7 million colour TFT LCD @ 240 x 320 pixels
Battery type used Lithium-ion battery @ 1050mAh
Talk/usage time* 2G: Up to 260 mins*
3G: Up to 190 mins*
Video call: Up to 120 mins
Standby time* 2G: Up to 255 hours*
3G: Up to 210 hours*
Music playback time: Up to 10 hours
Accompanying features
Connectivity options Bluetooth version 2.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0 via MicroUSB and WLAN (802.11 b/g) with UPnP
Camera support Main: 5mpx (2592*1944) CMOS with auto focus, xenon flash, digital zoom and video (640*480) at 30fps
Secondary: Front facing CIF camera (352*288)
Data support GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA
Exchangeable covers None
Internet applications Full Web browser (HTML)
  Internal -
  External -
Yes, 100MB
Yes, microSD
Messaging capabilities SMS, MMS, instant messaging, and e-mail (with attachments) supporting SMTP, IMAP4 and POP3
Ringing tones Polyphonic MIDI, True Tones, and MP3/AAC ringing tones
Synchronisation with PC Yes, via PC Suite
System for...
  Add-on applications -
  Gaming -
  Phone -
Java MIDP 2.0
Java MIDP 2.0
S60 3rd Edition with Feature Pack 1
Extras supported
(not listed above)
FM Stereo radio
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Real Player
Auto Rotating UI

* As per manufacturer's specifications (with supplied battery)
^ Final specifications to be confirmed

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