I did not get my hands on a n8 but in my experence(as i used symbian since it first came out) i have to say that the os is not the most futuristic looking one BUT IT DOES ITS JOB WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. At the moment I use a wimmo 6.5 samsung phone(omnia 2).I have to say its not by much faster then symbian. in what concerns the android: not a mature os,yet,but a little speedy than the first two. Iphone's os is great looking BUT it's way too limited(lack customization and so on)So my point is: all the OSes are almost alike,the only difference is THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE USES A DIFFERENT APPROCH.
[deleted post]You say N8 UI is crap, with out saying what it's good at ! Processor.. NO.. memory.. No.. Apps.. NO.. so its just crap ain't it.
Bottom line.. Nokia is outdated. Apple, Samsung call the shots for next 1-2 years atleast
I agree, personal feelings against a company should be set aside in order to judge a product fairly. I look forward to GSM's review.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2010I totaly agree wit u sam.. y r u so defensive,n8? Or shud i say gsmarena?4 dis n0kia.. Wyl... moreN8 has better camera than those old cameraphone like Samsung Pixon 12 and Satio. It has been proven that their out of the league. N8 have biggest sensor and theres alot of camera sample to proved it. HAHAHA!!
Aningbo Niumai, 04 Oct 2010is this the first article u r reading about nokia or samsung from gsmarena? No. I have read alot. Just because iPhone doesn't get highlight much from GSMArena as Engadget or Gizmodo do, you guys really make me laugh saying Nokia or Samsung paid them.
I totaly agree wit u sam..
y r u so defensive,n8? Or shud i say gsmarena?4 dis n0kia..
Wyl der r sum of p0nes dat nid 2 b judge..0r nid a little atenti0n,, ,we kn0w dat n8 is a masterpiece, but aftr a l0ng w8 4dis t0 b releasd? So wat r u xpecting n0w? ,so u feel dat u r superman,wil jus c0me out aftr a l0ng wait,nd n0w c0ming 2 save d w0rld..?,der r many g0od p0nes n0w 2 ch00se,dat beter 2 dis 1,,sori but n0kia,its too late n0w..
And d0nt b so defensive,admit dat der may s0me 0der gud camerap0ne der,4 ex.sati0 or pix0n 12,,i mean its n0t ab0ut 0S,but d camera quality-wise...
Yeah i agree with the post above. Why hate nokia?
We know that eldar is really against the company but he
shouldnt use his writing to express his bias.
Aningbo Niumai, 04 Oct 2010gsmarena came out bashing at iphone4 without having a hands-on experience but by reading the r... moreWow, another accusation accusing GSMArena been paid by Nokia or Samsung. Grow up abit
Why is it many websites and even people around are being unfair of reviewing this marvelous phone? Is it they being disappointed with Nokia's performance after N95? Is it Android or Bada or iOS or the up-coming Windows Phone 7 offers faster processor? Many reasons will come up with this kind of issue. However, using your common sense, when you review a phone, of course other coming phones will be reviewed fairly as of other phones. Whether you like the phone or not, give it a fair square judgments, then after, that's the time you can say that a phone is worth to buy and use or not. As I can see on this site, on their past reviews, sometimes I thought they were in favor of Samsung brand. But looking again and again, you will understand that they were reviewing this carefully, and posting it with what they had seen, experienced, and felt about the phone the reviewed. Now, I'm happy because they are protecting (a little) the Nokia N8's reputation as a phone. Actually, they were right. All other reviews out their (except this site) were being unfair with judging Nokia N8. Without comparing Nokia N8 shots to Apple iPhone 4, it is by your common sense that Nokia N8 win this category without looking at the photo. In the case of Samsung Pixon12, it is obvious they did something on Nokia N8 so that its photo would become ugly as they like. And in the case of video from Gizmodo, did you learn something from your past? When you are in college or high school? If you don't have fair judgments to do and a coconut shell to use in your head, you don't have the right to pose anything at your stu__d website with WTF and biased reviews. Its only four or five days since Nokia N8 hit the stores, then you all saying that this phone is a negative one, just like other Nokia handsets on the past. Please, for the sake of this fair judging, review a phone with all care and fairness. Also, use your common sense.
Just buy nokia N8, after try it and compare with my Galaxy S and iPhone 4 I decided to sell my N8..this phone really sucks. Symbian 3 just a lame OS and nokia is a disaster. I really disappointed, promise will never again buy nokia phone.
Aningbo Niumai, 04 Oct 2010dude, u r not trying to see the point m making. n8 is something i would love to owe with th... moreThe point GSMArena made is VALID and not BIAS, their pointing an obvious unfair review by other tech sites coz it's very obvious the tech sites are making bad fuss about the phone. And someone really need to highlight it.
How did you GSMArena guys find that N8 has a higher ISO setting?
I just looked at the EXIF and N8 was set to 140 while Pixon12 showed nothing.
gsmarena came out bashing at iphone4 without having a hands-on experience but by reading the reviews and videos uploaded online.
seriously, how much r u getting paid from nokia and samsung? i respect u guys and with regards to the phone specifications, gsmarena rocks but this time, u guys have gone way too far. such a shame.
please note that i owe a win mo and m NOT an apple fan or an android fanboy.
Sam, 04 Oct 2010As one of your website fans i should tell you some points: 1. Many phones had been argued and... moreNokia never announced that n8 is their last symbian fone.....n8 is just the last nseries with symbian....we will have more c, e and X series coming up with symbian
Sam, 04 Oct 2010As one of your website fans i should tell you some points:
1. Many phones had been argued and... more1. Read what GSMArena is pointing out
2. Have u ever hold N8 yet? S^3 UI may be UGLY, but UI itself isn't enough. I can ignore the UI if I want the phone. It isn't that HARD but damn, you're wrong again, Symbian^3 is the last Nokia N series device, not Nokia device
3. Understand this
"If you have been keeping track of our review comments section you would know that we are often accused of having an anti-Nokia bias. Well, we don't - we just try to give each phone an equal chance and then call it as we see it. "
Meaning the reader have been accused GSMArena that their were anti-Nokia bias, but GSMArena deny it. They try and give each phone an equal chances yet some reader disastify with it and accused them (GSMArena) being bias.
Hawke, 04 Oct 2010Lol seriosly. Maybe u didnt see what GSMArena really point at. Its about Gizmodo, engadget and... moredude, u r not trying to see the point m making.
n8 is something i would love to owe with the camera and the body that looks just awesome and various other reasons. i've been keeping a track of it ever since it was announced. i have read their articles on their respective websites too.
its just that gsmarena has been unfair this time. leave the other websites alone. do the review or write about it when they get a hands on it.
its like gsmarena can't get a phone to do a review while the other websites has already done it and then now, this article asking people to wait until gsmarena reviews it and will OBVIOUSLY give it a very high rating is just a marketing strategy. what a shame.
As one of your website fans i should tell you some points:
1. Many phones had been argued and reviewed before the came to market but why you this time are in nokia side?
2. you should accept that symbian is not a good software for mobile phones any more...see how many people have complained about that till now? symbian is faulty and too slow. be sure about 9 seconds to take a picture because you can see it in many videos on the net. n8 with symbian and ofcourse you know nokia announced it is a last symbian phone.
3.i wonder why you said you have been accused by anti nokia reviews? many people specialy here in this forum know that thats not true. in many cases youre on nokia side without sufficient reason. we have all seen what did you do to iphone4 with your reviews and comments without a little fair..you published any comments an quarells to accuse this phone with no reason... now after a while ..most people know what is right and of course the selling rate shows everything