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Nokia N85 review

8/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Nokia N85 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
369 MHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The good thing Nokia N85 does is take (almost) all the Nseries have delivered to date and put it in a neat and tasteful package. There are no groundbreaking novelties but what you get is quite worth it. And the display… well you do need to see it.Nokia N85 didn't hit the market so bitterly ov...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

Nokia N85 seems to be a good choice for slider fans, especially as it includes so many features at a decent price. While the offer on the market is quite rich, N85 will probably go unnoticed, as it doesn't have such an astonishing design. I would recommend the N85 as one of the best value for money...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia

The Nokia N85 offers a powerful multimedia consumption and creation tool in a compact package. The camera takes crisp photos, and the automatic geotagging is a nice feature. The phone's bright and crisp 2.6" OLED display not only looks great, but contributes to the pleasantly long battery life. Unfo...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn

The Nokia N85 is another solid N-series phone from the peeps in Finland, but if you're looking for something different this won't be your bag. What you have with the N85 is a well-designed, feature-packed phone, but it's not a million miles away from the N95 -- it's just more refined. We still like...

- Andrew Lim, CNET

A dual sliding addition to the N Series range, the N85 supports N-Gage gaming and has dedicated gaming keys for a more intuitive gaming experience. With music player, FM radio, FM transmitter, and 3.5mm jack...listen to all your favourite tracks no matter where you are! Assisted GPS shows where you...

- Dial-a-Phone Team, Dial-a-Phone

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Common Questions

Nokia released the N85 on August 26, 2008.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia N85 user manual here.

Nokia backs up the N85 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your N85 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Nokia N85's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

369 MHz

There is a ARM11 369 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

78 MB

Internal memory is 78 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 15 days standby time.

Nokia N85 Specs

Release date August 26, 2008
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900/2100 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ARM11 369 MHz
Internal Storage 78 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.01 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 5.0 x 1.6 cm (4.1 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 128 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV, RealVideo
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments -
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