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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