Nokia N82

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Nokia N82
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 2100 with HSDPA (excluding China)
Availability by region14 November 2007
28 November 2008 (Japan)
PredecessorNokia N73
Nokia N93i
SuccessorNokia N85
Nokia N86 8MP
Nokia N96
RelatedNokia N78
Nokia N81
Nokia N95
Form factorCandybar
Dimensions112 mm × 50.2 mm × 17.3 mm
Mass114 g
Operating systemSymbian OS v9.2, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1
BatteryNokia battery (BP-6MT) 1050 mAh
Display2.4" QVGA LCD, 240 × 320 px, 16.7 million colors
Rear camera5-MP / Carl Zeiss optics / Xenon flash (back)
Front cameraCIF video call (front)
ConnectivityWLAN 802.11b/g (excluding China), Bluetooth, Micro-USB 2.0, Nokia 3.5 mm AV Connector, Hot swappable microSD
Nokia N82 rear view featuring a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, sliding lens protector and a xenon flash.
The N82 in silver.

The Nokia N82 is a high-end mobile phone produced by Nokia, and announced on 14 November 2007 as part of the company's Nseries line.[1] The N82 runs Symbian OS v9.2 (S60 3rd Edition, FP1). The N82 inherits much of the Nokia N95's features and specifications (including GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDPA), with the major addition being its xenon flash. At the time the N82 was considered one of the most sophisticated camera phone on the market.[2][3] It is also considered a successor to the Nokia N95, preceding the Nokia N96.[4][5]

Like the N95 before it, the Nokia N82 was critically acclaimed[6] and is often considered one of the best Symbian devices,[7] although it did not sell as much and was not available worldwide. The N82 was Nokia's last high-end device in a candybar form, as its successors opted for sliders and later touchscreen devices.

As a camera phone, the Nokia N82 primarily competes with Sony Ericsson's K800 and K850.


Nokia's N82 model was leaked in May 2007 (along with Nokia N81), but was not made official until six months later in November.[8] It was introduced a month after the Nokia N95 8GB.[9]

The latest firmware of the Nokia N82 is v35.0.002 released December 2009.[10]

The N86 8MP from 2009 (a slider) is considered to be the N82's spiritual successor due to its high-end camera technology, despite the lack of Xenon flash.[11] However a similar top-of-the-line device in a candybar form never appeared from Nokia after the N82.[12] The Nokia 6220 classic of 2008 was the second Nokia with a Xenon flash.


The N82 includes a built-in accelerometer for video stabilisation and photo orientation to keep landscape or portrait shots oriented as taken, and automatic 270 degree screen rotation. It is compatible with the N-Gage gaming platform. It has a 2.4-inch TFT display and features the same 332 MHz processor as found in the N95.

The N82 has almost identical specifications with the N95, leading to it being called by some as an "N95 in candybar form."[13][14][15] Apart from the xenon camera flash addition, minor technologic differences between the models are: 128 MB RAM up from 64 MB (the N95's 8 GB variant also had 128 MB); CIF resolution (352x288) front camera up from QVGA (320 × 240); microUSB port rather than miniUSB; and removal of the infrared port.


The first Nokia phone with xenon flash, the N82 has a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and was considered the best camera phone on the market[16][17][18] until the arrival of the Samsung GT-i8510.

Discussions and head-to-head comparisons of these two models demonstrate the N86 8MP from 2009, which is equipped with dual LED flash, is not consistently capable of outperforming the N82 in variable lighting.[19] The primary advantage of using LED is light source for video recording, whereas the xenon flash has a stronger burst of light, but it cannot be used for recording videos due to its technical composition.[20]


The mainland China market version of the N82 has a different hardware platform which has Wi-Fi and the UMTS radio removed (no 3G support), has a different product code (RM-314 as opposed to RM-313) and its firmware is incompatible with the regular model's. This version can be readily identified by the lack of "WLAN scanning" display on the idle screen.


Feature Specification
Form factor Candybar
Colors Gold/silver/black
Operating system Symbian OS 9.2, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1
Latest firmware v35.0.002
GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Yes (Class 32, 107 kbit/s)
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes (Class 32, 296 kbit/s; DTM Class 11, 177 kbit/s)
WCDMA Yes, 2100 MHz (excluding China)
Screen 240 × 320 pixels, diagonal 2.4", 16.7 million colors, auto-rotate
CPU Dual 332 MHz ARM 11, Texas Instruments OMAP 2420
Graphics PowerVR MBX 3D Graphics HW accelerator (OpenGL ES 1.1, DirectX 8.0 Compatible)
Internal dynamic memory (RAM) 128 MB
Internal flash memory 132.4 MB
Camera 5-megapixel CMOS camera sensor, xenon flash, auto-focus, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens, front secondary camera for video call, CIF (352 × 288 pixels) sensor
Camera lens cover Yes, acting as camera on/off switch and lens protector.
Video recording Yes, MPEG-4 VGA (640x480), 30 fps
Multimedia Messaging Yes
Video calls Yes
Push to talk Yes
Java support Yes, Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Memory card slot Yes, microSDHC, up to 32 GB
Bluetooth Yes, 2.0
WLAN Yes, IEEE 802.11 b/g with UPnP support
Infrared No
Data cable support Yes, USB 2.0 via micro-USB interface with USB mass storage support
Integrated speakers Yes, stereo
TV out Yes
HF speakerphone Yes, with 3.5 mm headphones audio jack and A2DP wireless stereo headphone support
Battery Li-ion 1050 mAh (BP-6MT)
Talk time Up to 190 min (WCDMA), up to 260 min (GSM)
Standby time Up to 210 hours (WCDMA), up to 225 hours (GSM)
Weight 114 g
Dimensions 112 × 50.2 × 17.3 mm
Navigation Integrated GPS, A-GPS, Nokia Maps 2.0, Ovi Maps 3.0 (since 01.12.2008). External Bluetooth GPS receiver support
Browser Web Browser for S60
Email Yes, POP3/IMAP
Music player Yes
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with Visual Radio support.
Video playback formats MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/XviD), MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264), RealVideo up to RealVideo 10, with OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 & WMDRM support, Flash video (flv)
Audio playback formats MP3, AAC/eAAC/eAAC+ (in .aac/.m4a files), WMA, playlists, OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 and WMDRM support

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  1. ^ "Nokia N95, N95 8 GB and N82: The evolution of the multimedia computer". 30 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Nokia N82 Camera with Xenon Flash".
  3. ^ "Hands-on with the Nokia N82: Best camera phone ever?".
  4. ^ "Is Nokia N82 the Real Successor of Nokia N95?".
  5. ^ "Nokia unveils successor to N95". 14 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Nokia N82 Review – Performance and Conclusion". 28 August 2008.
  7. ^ "The 10 Best Symbian Phones Ever".
  8. ^ "News Broadcast: High End Nokia N81 & N82 Phones Leaked". 11 May 2007.
  9. ^ "Nokia N95 8GB launched on the market". 15 October 2007.
  10. ^ "Changelog Firmware 35.0.002 Nokia N95, N95 8GB, N82". 26 December 2009.
  11. ^ "The Nokia N8: Imaging champion with a five year legacy". 27 April 2010.
  12. ^ "Hello...Nokia? Where's the N82's successor?". 27 March 2009.
  13. ^ "Hands-on with the Nokia N82: Best camera phone ever?".
  14. ^ "Nokia N82 Review – Esato archive".
  15. ^ "Nokia N82 (Black)". May 2008.
  16. ^ "Nokia N82 wins TIPA "Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe" Award 2008 | Softpedia". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  17. ^ Nokia N82 Review | The best cameraphone on the market | Esato
  18. ^ Nokia N82 Review | Mobile Phones | CNET Australia
  19. ^ "Head to head | N86 8MP Vs N82 | Nokia Conversations". Archived from the original on 1 August 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  20. ^ "Flashed-out: Xenon vs. LED | CNET Asia". Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2010.

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