Nokia N81 Mobile Phones

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Nokia Edition N81 Specifications & Features Following in the footsteps of past N-series phones, Nokia's N81 is a 3G mobile handset with a heavy skew towards music playback. While it is a decent phone in many ways, with a robust list of features, poor control and build quality as well as a lack of HSDPA are all let-downs.


That said, if you're after a music phone the N81 does a great job. It comes packed with 8GB of storage, which is the equivalent of a large solid state MP3 player, so it should be adequate for most users' needs. All the features you'd expect are there including an equaliser, shuffle and loop modes and full ID3 tag sorting. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, and using our rather expensive third-party headphones, the sound quality was some of the best we've experienced from a phone.

Weight & Size Nokia N81: 140 g, 102 x 50 x 17.9 mm

Screen Nokia N81: 2.4 Inch QVGA 16 Million Colour Screen (320 x 240 Pixels)

Imaging Nokia N81: 2 Megapixel Camera, 20 x Digital Zoom, Flash, Flash Mode (On, Off, Automatic & Red Eye Reduction), Photo Gallery, Photo Editor, Video Player, Video Recorder (MPEG4, H264, H263, 3GPP, RealVideo 8, 9, 10), Video Streaming, Video Editor, Video Call, Second CIF Camera, Theme Wallpapers, Theme Screensavers

Messaging Nokia N81: SMS (Text Messaging), MMS (Multimedia Messaging), Email with Attachments, Picture Messaging, SMS Distribution List, Predictive Text

Sound Nokia N81: Music Player (MP3 (VBR), WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A & WMA), Media Keys (Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind & Forward), Volume Keys, FM Radio, Visual Radio, Playlists Management, 5 Band Equalizer, Music Streaming (UPnP), Bluetooth Stereo A2DP, Integrated Stereo Speakers, Headset, Nokia Podcasting, Voice Commands, Voice Recorder, MP3 & Polyphonic Ringtones, Talking Ringtones

Entertainment Nokia N81: Game Keys, Game Mode (Landscape or Portrait), Embedded Games, Downloadable Games, Organiser, Contacts, Calendar, To Do List, PIM Printing, Calculator, Clock, Call Log (Missed, Received & Dialled Calls), Speaker Independent Name, Dialling (SIND), Internet Calls VoIP, Conference Call, Push To Talk, Handsfree Speaker, Symbian OS, S60 3.1 Software

Connectivity Nokia N81: WLAN, 3G, Bluetooth™, USB, EDGE

Network Nokia N81 : Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900), WCDMA 2100

Internet Nokia N81: Nokia Browser with Mini Map

Memory & Talk Time Nokia N81 : MicroSD™ Memory Card with 2 Gbyte Card or 8 Gbytes Internal Flash Memory, 4 Hours Talk Time, 408 Hours Standby

If the gaudy 'rock' style packaging wasn't enough to give away the phone's obvious music orientation, the illuminated music control keys quickly will. Forming a ring around the main directional pad they do make it a little easier to navigate through the music interface; however, this comes at a cost. They take up valuable real estate on the phone's rather cramped control panel, meaning the regular answer and end call keys are squished to the sides. The keys are also a little small at times and those with large hands will encounter more than their share of fumbles.

There is an alternative; the promising sounding "Navi Wheel", which turns the directional pad into a touch sensitivity, iPod-like scroll wheel. While in theory this is a pretty cool idea, in practice it is slow and painfully inaccurate. We found it infinitely faster to scroll using the regular directional buttons.

The poor implementation of this functionality isn't the only bad design element; in fact, the phone as a whole is far from perfectly constructed. Built from thin plastic, it feels quite flimsy and quickly becomes riddled with fingerprints. It also looks quite boxy, which in the age of designer electronics it may deter some users. On the plus side, the slide mechanism works quite well and feels responsive, and the hold switch on the top of the unit is a nice addition, allowing you to unlock the keypad without sliding it open.


Weighing in at 2 megapixels, the camera is a little disappointing. Its pictures are only really suitable for wallpapers, with other camera phones providing a much better alternative if mobile snap shots are your thing.

Utilising the Series 60 Symbian operating system, the N81 is speedy and offers most of the functions you could want. While we would have liked to see a few more applications installed out of the box (such Quickoffice), you can easily get online and download whatever apps are missing. The N81 is a 3G phone and disappointingly it doesn't pack in HSDPA connectivity, so data transfer rates over the phone's network itself are quite slow. That said it was adequate for Web browsing and the S60 interface makes this a breeze. If 3G speeds don't satisfy you however, you also have the option of connecting to a Wi-Fi network and using your regular broadband Internet.

One particularly cool feature of the N81 is the new N-Gauge software package, which bundles three demos from their new mobile gaming platform. Including the likes of FIFA 2007 and a pretty cool top down space shooter, we must say these are some of the best games we've played on a mobile and we're looking forward to seeing what Nokia has in store for the future here.

Battery life is rated at three to four hours of talk time and up to 17 days stand-by, both of which are fairly good figures.

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Nokia N81 Mobile Phone : At the Nokia press conference held in London, Nokia unveiled the new Nokia N81 mobile phone specifically optimized for entertainment, digital music and games. The Nokia N81 mobile phone offers dedicated music or gaming control keys, expanded memory, large LCD screen and extended battery performance to provide quick and easy access to entertainment content. With dedicated music and gaming keys, 3.5 mm headphone connector and 3G and WLAN connectivity, the Nokia N81 multimedia computer is a true mobile entertainment powerhouse. With a sleek, polished surface and keys that light up when you activate them, accessing content on the 3D multimedia menu is fast and intuitive.
Nokia N81 Mobile Phone

"With the release of the Nokia N81 mobile phone, Nokia offers its consumers a range of entertainment-enabled features for consumers who want their music, games and favourite media with them wherever they go," says Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President, Nokia. "We believe that the full-featured, well-designed Nokia N81 mobile phone will be very popular and will help bring Nokia's Internet and music services to life."

Nokia N81 Price & Availability. Equally impressive, the Nokia N81 is configured to find, buy, manage and play music and games purchased from the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games service. The estimated retail price of the Nokia N81 is 360 EUR before subsidies or taxes.

About Nokia Mobile Phones. Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.

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The Nokia N81 may be marketed as a music focused mobile; the retail box is plastered with pictures of rowdy concerts, and the user manual is covered with musicians in recording studios, but there's nothing about the device itself that screams "Rock!". The piano black and brushed titanium body is classy looking, but not particularly sexy. At 18mm in thickness the N81 is a stocky-looking slider phone that feels similar to others in the Nokia family, the N95, the E65 and the 6110 Navigator to name a few, but without the advanced components in those devices we think the N81 should have at least been slimmer.

External navigation keys show the direction Nokia has taken with the N81, with music player controls front and centre, the call buttons pushed way out to the side, and the volume controls on the side are large and easy to find without looking. A keypad lock switch on the top is a smart addition, used to unlock the external keypad without having to slide the phone open.

Audio is heard through an external speaker on the side of N81, or alternatively -- and preferably -- through headphones plugged into the 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. The ability to use your favourite headphones, via the 3.5mm port, is a winner on a media device, and having it on top means you can keep the phone in your pocket comfortably while listening to your tunes.

There are, in fact, two N81 models being released, an 8GB model, and a model with smaller internal memory and a micro SD card slot for greater flexibility. The 8GB of memory is the stand-out feature, likening the N81 to a lot of dedicated portable music and media players, but without memory card expansion media junkies will have to swap their files when they have filled the available storage.

While the N81 may not look like the device of rock stars the music player is definitely up to scratch, featuring most of the functionality you'd hope for; including equaliser presets and album cover art display. The laborious task of sifting through the music menus with the directional pad can be sped up using the nifty "navi-wheel" option tucked away in the settings menu. The "navi-wheel" converts the square click pad into a touch sensitive control similar to the click-wheels on iPods. Why this option is not set on by default is beyond us, even if controlling the wheel is a bit finicky, it's still a much faster way of scanning through the dozens of artists and albums you're bound to have stored on the device.

The N81, like all new N-Series devices, comes pre-loaded with Nokia's N-Gage gaming application, and if we were doubters before, let us tell you, we are now converted. Two of the three demo games we saw are by far the best mobile phone games to date. Game juggernaut Electronic Arts (EA) has developed a mobile version of FIFA 07 soccer and it is outright addictive. Let's cross our fingers for a Nokia phone with a decent joystick, because if these games are indicative of what to expect from N-Gage, we'll be seeing some very cool mobile games in the near future.

To fill the phone with games and music Nokia have complimented 3G connectivity with Wi-Fi so you can, presumably, jump onto the Nokia Ovi Web portal, and start downloading content at faster t

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Anda tentunya masih ingat dengan Nokia N-Gage bukan? Sebuah produk dari Nokia yang memiliki platform game dan dikhususkan bagi para gamer itu memang sempat sukses di pasaran. Dan hingga kini, Nokia rupanya tak menyerah untuk terus mengembangkan ide mobile gaming, seperti ponsel terbarunya adalah Nokia N81 dan Nokia N81 8GB.

Apa yang membedakan dari Nokia N81 dan Nokia N81 8GB dengan Nokia N-Gage salah satunya adalah dari tampilannya. Nokia N81 memiliki desain slider dengan tampilan layar berukuran 2.4" dan berkekuatan 240x320 pixel, serta bekerja secara landscape (wide) dan portrait (tall).

Selain itu, Nokia N81 juga dilengkapi dengan kamera berkekuatan 2 megapixel serta teknologi WiFi dan Bluetooth serta FM tuner. Nokia mengatakan bahwa fungsi dari tombol akan otomatis menyesuaikan saat kita menggunakannya, seperti saat kita bermain game, mengaktifkan multimedia maupun fungsi smartphone.

Tak hanya itu, Nokia N81 juga dilengkapi dengan web browser, email client, serta panggilan VoIP. Untuk Nokia N81 memiliki memori eksternal yang bisa ditambah, sementara Nokia N81 8GB hanya memiliki memori internal sebesar 8GB, tanpa memori eksternal.

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