Nokia N82 review: Comes with xenon

Comes with xenon

GSMArena team, 10 December 2007.

Nokia N82 is considered the next N-series bestseller and, guess what, it has already hit the shelves. Following the sweeping success of Nokia N73, it was a pretty sure bet that a worthy successor wouldn't take long to appear. As we see it, Nokia N82 fits that description perfectly and our eagerness to test it for you should come as no surprise. So join us as we explore the world of Nokia N82.

Nokia N82 official photos

Key features

  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and Carl Zeiss optics
  • Xenon flash and active lens cover
  • 2.4" 16M color QVGA display
  • 128 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi with UPnP
  • Built-in GPS receiver and A-GPS functionality
  • Nokia maps application covering over 100 countries worldwide
  • Convenient standard 3.5 mm audio jack on the top
  • 3G (with HSDPA), EDGE and GPRS support
  • Symbian OS 9.2 Series 60 3rd edition Feature Pack 1 UI
  • TV-out functionality
  • Automatic UI rotation
  • Stereo speakers
  • Large capacity battery

Main disadvantages

  • Controversial design and questionable ergonomics
  • No RDS for the FM radio
  • Below average GPS performance
  • Extra charges apply for voice assisted navigation
  • No office documents editing application
  • Doesn't charge off USB

Nokia N73 is said to be the most successful Nseries handset to date, with monstrous sales figures compared to the rest of the N-series lot. N82 comes to succeed it and become the most affordable of feature-loaded Nokia cameraphones. The Finns quote its price at 450 Euro pretax, which sounds reasonable, given the included features and the 2GB of memory card supplied in the package.

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Nokia N82 review photos

The almighty Nokia N95 8GB should probably also feel threatened for the lack of the sweet Xenon flash and the auto UI rotation of its N82 sibling. We still believe though the extra 0.4-inch difference in the display size will also play a major role in choosing between these two devices.

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Nokia N82 compared to Nokia N95 8GB

Another potential rival is the Sony Ericsson K850 although being a non-OS device actually puts it in a different market niche. Still, it would be wise of cameraphone lovers to carefully consider both devices before purchasing their next handset. So, to them, and any other interested in the qualities of Nokia N82 for whatever reason, our review takes off after the jump.

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Nokia N82 all over

Reader comments

2024 and 5mp image from n82 still looks great.

  • Clovis
  • 16 Jul 2022
  • xjH

My all time best phone... Had everything and was solid

  • Muhammad idrees
  • 15 Jan 2022
  • CJb

i liked this phone nokia n82