When I took Nokia N86 in hands then it seems just the same software wise as I have seen with Nokia N82 or any other Symbian OS v9.3, S60, but this time it was rel 3.2. Let’s see what made me excited about it.
When taken the first look, it was like any other non-touch home screen, I would have seen. Same vertical top configurable icons on standby and then a list of services like Chat, Mail, Calendar, Sharing .. just the same, we are so used to see in other Nokia Smartphones series …
In the first look, it was just the flash based screen saver that was new and good thing to me about Nokia N86 (though thanks to my twitter friend, I got the same on my Nokia N82 as well) and really made me realized that I should have explored my Nokia N82 much more.
But the magic begins, when I went more inside, inside the customizations .. ..
Even the themes option was much more richer and cooler than Nokia N82 or Nokia E52. There were plenty of options for standby itself in terms of four standby themes and sure vertical Icon bar became my choice and still the same.
I seriously looked back in Nokia N82 and Nokia E52 that are with me, but these were sure new options that I seen and now I wonder if there was something such in E72 or other devices that I have gone through. Don’t remember that anything such was anywhere. Why I am so happy about it? See yourself the new look of the screen, just after the vertical icon bar standby screen.
I really wonder that if Vertical Standby screen is a much better idea than the traditional horizontal ones.
Not only standby themes were new, but even our Menu view got some new options ..
May be most of the people are happy with grid and list views only, but what about these two new options?
Call Image option works in both ways, either you call or receive and there is more of it, you can even set a video as your ringtone for some particular person. Isn’t it cool?
Loads of event options: You can set tones for many things here like when the battery is charging, when battery is empty and like that ..
Not just that but the theme options extends to much more …
Here is what kind of Audio theme you want to choose for whole phone use experience …
This is where you define that what background your phone will carry, while calling someone. ..
This is the place where you choose.. you can check the left pics of N82 that how much more options are here now ..
Sure, the animated Time screen is my favorite, but many might have liked Slideshow more, though I still think that if someone was using the Music player option as ‘power saver’ 😉
Even the kickstand that seems to be a new showoff for probably the biggest non-touch screen, have plenty of options to configure about.
And it found the lovely feature that was not available in the times of my Nokia N82.. the over the air update .. though mine has already the latest one. I love to get updates myself 😦 don’t you?
I used video calling as well, with my youngest brother on the other side using E52 and same complaint.. why can’t Nokia start using more than just VGA for front cameras? I mean I understand that better pixels will ask for more data, but you can make that vary from settings.. at least people who have better data plans, wont complaint .. yourself check how the pics might look like in low light conditions..
Yeah!! you are fully allowed to use the pics above for scaring your kids .. he he he
Obviously, it inherits Full Quick Office and PDF reader from Nokia N82 .. and Zip too.
What I wish more for.. if Nokia starts adding popular services like Flicker, Picasa, Facebook etc in their list of Share Online services by default.
Lots to say about … but how could I have left the mention of FM transmitter even if it has a very simple interface …
The camera interface wont be covered all in this post itself, but keeping it short.. it adds much expected Panorama mode
I really really think that if Android or iOS has something like this panorama mode… just see what results it could obtain from even a newbie …
Options for customizing the much richer toolbar now…
It also adds geo-tagging, though I was just surprised to see record location option in my Nokia N82 as well. Just for that purpose, I installed Location Tagger from Nokia Beta Labs, is that brings Record Location in or it was the last firmware update? Anybody?
If you think that these were the minor updates then one more feature is here .. Face Detection
For people finding about the most important feature of Nokia N86 camera .. the variable aperture… check out the exposure setting thing..
So, anything I missed that is new in Nokia N86? Sure tell me… I wanna know…