got my n8 last Thursday :)
for an excellent browsing experience, use the new Opera mini 5.1, which is coded for symbian, not the java based version :)... browsing is as fast as safari and other android devices
dosnt support flash and many of the java scripts, but i like it even more that way, plus it aligns text so its perfectly readable after zoom in :)(it dosnt auto align "after" the zoom, it aligns it like a mobile view from the start, but it still looks more than acceptable :) )
-the camera is better than i expected(after reading 10z and 10z of the reviews :) ), the camera ui should be improved tho :@, like a quick way to close flash(one step, not two steps, its important when you want to take a snap real quick!), also it should enable you to zoom in the pic u just took, instead of forcing you to go back to gallery and check it there, then back to camera and so on :@.. and finally, ffs, the camera has much features to play with, like ISO, exposure,white balance, contrast, sharpness etc etc, why the F dont you make it remember the settings i chose every time i open it? ha?
-the device looks kinda so so at the reviews, but when i saw it in real life and carried it, its just the best looking device out there, and it rrly looks well built... u can feel that when u plug stuff to it too :D, only bad part is the HDMI cover, which dosnt look as well built as the other stuff :), but of its more than fine.. also its getting cold these days, when i wake up and carry my N8, and i feel how cold the metal is, just gives u a rrly classy premium feel :)
-speed... hmm here is the tricky part.. yes the mobile is blazing FAST,, and yes the mobile is LAGGY sometimes, it all depends on the program your using, for example, most of the programs written is in Qt are rrly fast, gallery and music player are the fastest i've seen so far(nvm the mini lag when u touch to zoom, its nothing)
however, you notice some of the lag when u use apps coded for symbian^1... there is lag coz these apps of symbian^1 dont use the GPU at all.. on the contrary to apps coded by qt, which barley put any pressure on the CPU.
-operating system has few bugs here and there, but the phone is stable, didnt crash on me yet, not even close to :P
-Gaming, Angry bird is smooth , but its a light game anywyz... racing games, i dunno how the competition is atm, but at the N8 i felt it could be a bit improved...
-UI, im using SPB shell, so basically UI is as good, or slightly better than andriod/Iphone.. and pretty much more functional :P
-USB on the go is brilliant, used it 3 times already in just the past 2 days :D, a fast(i mean fastest :D) way to copy HD videos and pics you just took, and share it with a friend, while being on the street :), i also used a usb keyboard ,and a bluetooth mouse while the N8 is connected via tv(using 3.5mm jack, not HDMI) coz there wasnt an empty pc at that moment :( :P, fun XD
-loudspeakers are JUST a bit less loud then the 5800, you will never get to notice the diff really, however its a bit more clear too :)
-over all, the N8 puts the 5800 to shame(altho i insist that the 5800 was epic at its time) :), my friend literally threw his 5800 in the garbage in objection :D(he took it out afterward but u get the idea XD),
basically, im happy with my purchase, i feel the N8 hardware is more than capable, it only needs more software that is CODED for it, not some iphone game that was converted badly and ported to it... with Qt 4.7 everything should be solved :)..
oh and the keyboard is ugly.. i used to like the T9 on the 5800, but 3.5 inch screen is more than enough for a portrait keyboard :@, with swype!
full screen keyboard was a bit hard at first, but now i type rrly fast in it, i type in it faster than the e72, but with much more typing mistakes :(,
long post is long XD, hope it was useful :), if anyone wanna ask me anything just tell :)
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2010My 5730xm play 700mb play direct download avi file without sweat...5730xm could play avi only via smartmovie n core player. Not out of box.
deepika, 31 Oct 2010Sorry for the delayed response... So, it's confirmed that N8 CAN PLAY AVI files/movies... ... moreYou are welcome. I'm buying a c7 as well. Looks better compared to n8. Will be giving n8 to my sis who is quite bored using nokia 5233.
total package ok. speaker not that good and the fm transmitter not good as well esp the range.
I used to use n97 and was waiting so long for n8 to be release... But it was jus a long wait and I switched to iPhone 4 and it was a fantastic decision. iPhone is jus so amazing, the speed of surfing, the applications and the games are amazing. I use it to read news paper, login to Internet banking, stocks, everything... I practically never on my computer anymore ever since I got my iPhone 4. I did not have any reception problem at all. Is the best phone I ever used.
Anyway n8 was release now and the price was amazing without contract only at SGD$798... So much cheaper then n97 I remember I got my n97 with contract 2yrs and paid for SGD$638.
But I will not be changing phone as I love my iPhone now. So much so much.. Too bad nokia u release n8 too slow... Else I sure will buy as all along I have been a nokia supporter. Cheers!!
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2010Hi guys, do u know anything about the 32 GB version of N8 (maybe N8-01), release date, specs, ... moreNot true. and if it is true, then it will not be a new version of N8. It will be different device.
Are all N8 phones made in China?The one I purchased yesterday from UAE is made in China.
Please let me know,Thanks a lot everybody
[deleted post]Why the lower part was hidden when signal vanishes? It is cheating.
Gitty, 31 Oct 2010 no need to convert,n8 can play till hd resolution !hi gtty, where you have buy your n8 ? And what is your 7 & 8 digit of your imei number of your nokia n8? I really would like to know. Thnx
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2010can it play over 1 gb file..of course,it can.but there is some blinking on display.can anyone tell whether that is a problem?
My 5730xm play 700mb play direct download avi file without sweat...
Ketan, 30 Oct 2010Yeah. I have huge collection of 700mb dvd rip movies, about 100. And i have almost 30 hd mkv n... moreSorry for the delayed response...
So, it's confirmed that N8 CAN PLAY AVI files/movies...
Great!!! Thanks a ton!!!
I just didn't want to spend 25k+ on a mobile and later realize it doesnt have what I want...thanks again :)
Hi guys, do u know anything about the 32 GB version of N8 (maybe N8-01), release date, specs, avaibility?
I hope it will have CBD AMOLED.
If it's true then I'm sold...