Nokia N85

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Nokia N85
Nokia N85 Aperto 1.jpg
Compatible networksHSDPA (3.5G) 900 / 1900 / 2100 (European) 850 / 1900 / 2100 (North American), Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Availability by regionOctober 2008 (Europe)
PredecessorNokia 6650 fold
Nokia N81
Nokia N82
SuccessorNokia N86 8MP
RelatedNokia N78
Nokia N79
Nokia N96
Form factorTwo-Way Slider
Dimensions103 × 50 × 16 mm
Mass128 g
Operating systemSymbian OS 9.3, S60 rel. 3.2
CPUARM 11 369 MHz processor
Memory128 MB RAM
Removable storageMicroSD
BatteryLi-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-5K)
Display240x320 px, 2.6 in, Active Matrix OLED technology
Rear camera5 Megapixels (Back) with 480p video recorder
Front cameraVGA video call (Front)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 via MicroUSB , Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, FM transmitter
Data inputsKeypad, Navi Wheel

The Nokia N85 is a smartphone produced by Nokia, announced on 27 August 2008 as part of the Nseries line. The N85 runs on Symbian OS v9.3 with S60 3rd Edition platform with Feature Pack 2. It was released in October, retailing for 450 euros before taxes.[1]

The major feature N85 introduced was an AMOLED display, giving brighter and sharper colours.[2][3] The N85 has a dual-slider like the Nokia N95 to access either media playback buttons or a numeric keypad,[4][5] and is about 25% slimmer in size.[3] The upper sliding keys illuminate between four multimedia keys in music or video playback, and two gaming keys during the playing of N-Gage 2.0 games.[6] It also has a Navi wheel like the Nokia N81 which it replaced and bases its design from, as well as a GPS receiver, 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and an FM transmitter.[6]

The N85 was well received as a decent upgrade to the N95,[7] as well as better than the actual flagship, Nokia N96, which cost 100 euros more with few additions and was somewhat critically negative.[8] Compared to the N96, the N85 is thinner and lighter, has a camera lens cover, has a larger battery capacity, USB charging (via the microUSB port), and an AMOLED screen; although without large internal memory or a DVB-H receiver.[9]



  • Form: Two-way slider
  • Volume: 76 cc
  • Weight: 128 g
  • Dimensions: 103 × 50 × 16.0 mm

Two-way slider with spring assistance mechanism


  • microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 8 GB (After firmware update)
  • 128 MB internal dynamic memory
  • 78 MB internal NAND flash memory

Data network[edit]

  • HSDPA, maximum speed 3.6 Mbit/s (DL)
  • WCDMA 900/1900/2100, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbit/s (UL/DL)
  • EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbit/s (DL/UL)
  • GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 107/64.2 kbit/s (DL/UL)
  • HSCSD, maximum speed 43.2 kbit/s
  • CSD
  • WLAN 802.11b, 802.11g
    • WLAN Security: WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WEP
    • WLAN Quality of Service: WMM, U-APSD
    • WLAN wizard
  • TCP/IP support
  • Capability to serve as data modem

Display and user interface[edit]

  • Size: 2.6"
  • Resolution: 320 × 240 pixels (QVGA)
  • Up to 16.7 million colours
  • Active Matrix OLED technology

Power management[edit]

  • BL-5K 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    • GSM 6.9 h
    • WCDMA 4.5 h
    • VoIP 6 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM 363 h
    • WCDMA 363 h
    • WLAN 172 h
  • Browsing time with packet data (maximum): 5 h 42 min
  • Video playback time (maximum): 7 h
  • Video recording time (maximum): 2 h 54 min
  • Video call time (maximum): 2 h 42 min
  • Gaming time (maximum): 7 h

Operating frequency[edit]

  • Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 2100/1900/850 (in the Americas) and 2100/1900/900 (everywhere else)
  • Automatic switching between WCDMA/GSM bands
  • Flight mode


  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate.
  • Bluetooth profiles:
    • Dial Up Networking Profile (Gateway)
    • Object Push Profile (Server and Client)
    • File Transfer Profile (Server)
    • Hands Free Profile (Audio Gateway)
    • Headset Profile (Audio Gateway)
    • Basic Imaging Profile (Image Push Responder and Initiator)
    • Remote SIM Access Profile (Server)
    • Device Identification Profile
    • Phone Book Access Profile (Server)
    • Stereo Audio Streaming:
    • Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile
    • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (A/V Remote Control Target)
    • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (Audio Source)
  • Add-ons enable integration into enterprise private branch exchange (PBX) infrastructure
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification
  • UPnP support
  • MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
  • TV out (PAL) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, in box inclusion may vary based on sales package configuration)
  • Nokia XpressPrint
  • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronization[10]

Digital TV[edit]

With optional DVB-H Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W it is possible to watch television on the screen of the phone.


  1. ^ Miller, Matthew. "Nokia N79 and N85 announced for October 08 release". ZDNet. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ T, Florin. "Did you know? Nokia made smartphones with AMOLED screens before Samsung". Phone Arena. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Nokia N85 - Hands-on first impressions". All About Symbian. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "The latest Nokia phones and accessories - Nokia Phones US". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Nokia N85 - Full phone specifications". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Nokia N85 - the dual slider evolves: OLED, USB charging, tri-band WCDMA". All About Symbian. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Nokia N85 smartphone • The Register". Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Nokia N85 review". mobile88. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Nokia N85". Good Gear Guide. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Nokia Europe - Nokia N85 - Technical Specifications". Retrieved 2010-01-01.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Nokia N85 at Wikimedia Commons