Nokia N86 8mp, the award winner of the prestigious TIPA Award for the Best Mobile Imaging Device in 2009 is shipping worldwide a week ago and just landed on UK few hours ago and will be at the flagship store in London.

The Nokia N86 8mp were the successor of the Nokia 85 with the major improvement of the camera. This is the Nokia first cameraphone with 8mp features a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, 3264X2448 resolution, 28mm wide, variable apperture of f2.4, f3.2 & f4.8 allow it take photo easily in any manner of high/low light enviroment. It has the third generation dual LED flash which able to produce brighter light compare with previous units.

The photos taken with N86mp can be easily geotagged, thanks to the integrated GPS and can be share breezely by uploading it to Nokia's Ovi Service.

The processor of N86 has been upgraded from ARM 11 369MHz to 434MHz, this would increase the performance of the application execution and multitasking. The N86 will runs on a mature platform of Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 on Symbian OS 9.3. Beside that the internal memory has been generously increased from 85MB to 8GB and expandable with microSD.

The screen of the N86 retained with 2.6-inch widescreen AMOLED display 16million which are brighter, increased colour range, improved contrast ratio and low power consumption.

As for the design, it has dual slider same as the elderest N95, better-press individual buttons design. The front design of the N86 8mp has similar look with N97 beside smaller and non touch UI screen. It also given a kickstand like what N96 firstly introduced, to be able to place the angled phone in landscape orientation on any flat surface for watching video and photo slideshow.

Connectivity available for this N86 8mp are 3.5G HSDPA 3.6mbps, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth A2DP, FM Transmitter, A-GPSand micro USB V2.0. For GPS, N86 8mp has come with Ovi Maps 3.0 a big step forward from Nokia Maps 2.0. A seven days drive license and lifetime pedestrian navigation (worldwide) will be given.

All the N-series phone are featured with N-Gage service out of the box. About 15 trial N-Gage are installed and one redeemable game is given in the set.

That a simple hardware review of Nokia N86 8mp. Hope I will able to get my hand a unit to review in more other aspects especially the camera output when it’s available in Malaysia.

The Nokia N86 takes a tour of Helsinki.

Check out the video and photos taken with N86 8mp.


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