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Topic # 32626 21-Apr-2009 20:13
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I'm looking for new mobile phone (as I've been blogging about), and it seems like in the Nokia line up the only contest is either the 6220 Classic or the N82 as the only the only ones with a Xenon flash.

Important to me as taking decent night photos is an important/primary feature for this phone. Also important for me in ranking order from most to least:

1. txting ability, as I send hundreds if not thousands every month (The HTC Touch was great for this, I used the full qwerty keyboard on it so well I didn't even need the stylus but would just use my thumb. The K800 wasn't so bad either, at least it could copy and paste random bits of text whenever I felt like it. I just wish it could have saved more messages on the phones. Before I lost my HTC Touch it had around about 12,000 txts stored on the phone, still wish it had threaded conversations like in WM6.1 however)

2. good contacts book, to keep info on the contacts and for searching through them for random stuff as I tend to have hundreds of contacts on each of my phones (WM6 had a good searching capability on it, but I kept on wishing it could be better. Like if I could search the text in the notes on all the contacts at once)

3. a decent calendar, to keep track of uni lectures/assignments and stuff (loved the way I could set all kind of odd repeating appointments on a WM6)


So with these requirements in mind if anybody else as any more suggestions that I've overlooked I'd be grateful for them.


Anyway, getting back on track: it appears the Nokia 6220 Classic & the N82 are very very similar? Basically the 6220 is a slightly cut down version of the N82

Pros for the 6220: smaller (compact is good for as I'm carrying it around all the time), about $150 cheaper, a more recent feature pack

Pros for the N82: has WiFi (I doubt that is of great important to me, then again perhaps I've only never used it because I've never had a phone with WiFi?)

I'm guessing the Cons for each phone is the reverse of the Pros for the other phone.

Anything I'm missing? I'd really like to hear from somebody who has had extensive experience with both.





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  Reply # 208596 22-Apr-2009 16:39
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Looking at it. There are no differences between Nokia n82 and 6220


 


Ok maybe just a bit. You cannot plug ordinary earphones in since its 2.5mm and wireless.


 


I think the only thing you should be aware is the keypad.


I think perhaps the 6220 keypad is easier to text than the n82.I have a n82 and I don't really mind it but i have a friend who didnt like it.


The looks for the n82 is average.6220 seems alot better and its a newer model too so I would probably think the mobile's processor is faster than n82


 


Also take a look at nokia 6260 slide and see if you like that mobile also.


 


Since both are nokia products the camera quality would be about the same and I can tell you that night pictures are pretty good on the n82.


If you want I can take a view sample pictures for you


 


I think the n82 and 6220 is the same price now?




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  Reply # 208597 22-Apr-2009 16:47
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now you mention it I think the 6220 is a single processor and N82 is a dual processor so actually the N82 is faster?

the keyboard is a concern for me as I txt a lot, probably should try to find a store with demo models (although unlikely)

then again I use an okta touch which lots of people hate for txting but I find it to be AWESOME to txt with

there is a price difference between the 6220 and the N82, the 6220 is about $150 cheaper according to pricespy.co.nz


the Nokia 6260 slide has an LED flash so won't be a choice for me, as the no exceptions rule I'm making for my next vodafone cellphone is that it has a xenon flash




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 208620 22-Apr-2009 18:21
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I dont think there are dual processors for mobiles yet?
Anyway if you can afford the n82 i would personally go for it since its much better than 6220.
I have another friend who uses his n82 so much that after buying a slicon case for a month the silicon where all the buttons lye are peeling apart so if he can text that much to the point of silicon peeling off i doubt you will find the n82 a problem.
I am also replying this message with my n82 so yeah i would choose n82



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  Reply # 208630 22-Apr-2009 18:47
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thanks, you have helped sway me somewhat more towards the N82 (Still got a lot more thinking to do over this, primarly over if I can afford it....)

how do you find it size wise? do you carry it around in your jeans pockets all day long?

ninjabear: I dont think there are dual processors for mobiles yet?
check out these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N82
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n82-2177.php

heaps of places all over the web where it says it has a dual CPU




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  Reply # 208671 22-Apr-2009 20:42
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I never put my mobile in my jeans or pants.haha maybe because it feels uncomfortable.Yea it does


i have it in my jacket pocket and its always there when i need it.I carry it with me all day, everyday. I take it to my class lectures, to exams, library,mcdonalds. It's pratically with me in my jacket pocket or my hands most of the time.


The speaker is really loud and the sound quality is extremely good if you get


I tend to carry it in my hands sometimes because I regularly text and check e-mail on the move.


The mobile works with Sky Tv on vodafone live but i find rather watch news on the pc


 


I have firmware v20 and have modify the n82 so that I can gain access to nokia map navigation for free.


The size is quite alright and the battery last me a day and a half which is usually what mobiles last these days.


I would recommend getting a extra battery.I bought one along with a desktop charger so I can just take the battery out replace it with the one on the charger without the need to use the wall charger on the mobile.


 


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  Reply # 208674 22-Apr-2009 20:45
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Well thats interesting never knew mobile had dual core chips.

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  Reply # 208701 22-Apr-2009 23:26
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The dual chips in these sure are fast as well. From memory The 6220 Classic had the fastest chipset which was later scaled back (N96 has a slower chip). It's amazing what I have had my N95 phone processing through.

I know what you mean with those two mobiles, I was tossing up between the two myself but ended up sticking it out with the old N95 until Telecom's new network when I plan to get a classic N95-3 USA hoping that 850MHz will be totally nationwide, I use the video-out a lot on mine so it's almost a must. Also WiFI is mandatory as it the built in VoIP.

Do note the Nokia 6220 classic does indicate it as having 900MHz 3G which would be the largest selling point for me.

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  Reply # 208730 23-Apr-2009 08:56
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I havent notice anything different between 900 and 2100. Speed seems to be the same to me. Although a bonus to have 900mhz i wouldnt find it necessary. It would be bottom of my list if i were to get a new phone

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  Reply # 208800 23-Apr-2009 14:41
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dman: thanks, you have helped sway me somewhat more towards the N82 (Still got a lot more thinking to do over this, primarly over if I can afford it....)

how do you find it size wise? do you carry it around in your jeans pockets all day long?

ninjabear: I dont think there are dual processors for mobiles yet?
check out these:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N82
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n82-2177.php

heaps of places all over the web where it says it has a dual CPU


And just for further confirmation of dual CPU, Nokia's own developer site lists it as having dual CPU :)

http://www.forum.nokia.com/devices/N82

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  Reply # 209153 25-Apr-2009 10:03
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I'd go N82, I still love mine to bits even though my Xperia is my current day-to-day phone.

The 6220 has that ghastly new Nokia styling with ultra-cheap looking plastic, whereas the N82 is a little more solid than that. The N82 has a better lens shutter mechanism to my eyes.

The lack if WiFi is a huge omission on the 6220, that alone would be enough to sway me.

Smaller battery capacity too.




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