The Nokia N82 is currently available for $350 with a T-Mobile contract, but is the $500 Sony Ericsson's K850i with AT&T HSDPA support a better choice?
I can't decide between Nokia's N82 and Sony Ericsson's K850i. Which one is the better of those two? Naresh K.
Compared to the Sony Ericsson K850i, we think the Nokia N82 is overall a better choice, even if it doesn't support AT&T's HSDPA network (compare specifications). Along with a top-performing 5-megapixel camera, the N82 also comes with Nokia's Mini Map browser, Wi-Fi connectivity and broad file format support for music and video (2GB memory card included). The Nokia N82 also boasts a GPS radio and Nokia Maps. An unlocked Nokia N82 is currently selling for $450 ($350 with a two-year T-Mobile contract).
The Sony Ericsson K850i on the other hand, could be a perfect match for those who require AT&T HSDPA support. Additionally, it's got a top-performing 5-megapixel camera with convenient auto-settings, and a straightforward interface for features such as calling, text messaging and music player (256MB memory card included). The K850i also supports the Opera Mini browser (optional via download), which will provide a decent experience for light mobile Internet browsing (news etc.). An unlocked Sony Ericsson K850i is an expensive feature phone though, costing $470 with U.S. warranty.