The best thing of n8 is not camera, it is the price that kill its peers.
The disavanages gsmarena list are not the real disavantages, all of them are just softwares that very likely to be fixed by firmware update including new ovimaps with pinch to zoom, ovi browser, swype and nokia interne radio,
video recording is overrated, itake still photo most of the time, battrey life is not bad,
kmmbd, 13 Oct 2010The thing is, GSMArena guys wanted something as phenomenal as the N95. Something that trumps t... moreIt's another ball game with n9...When it's out it will have to compete with Android 3.0 phones...And same in my country..Galaxy costs 500€..n8 has not appared yet...It's worth paying 500 and getting the best display in the business,super fast net and so many free apps and a platform that someday (not very far)will surpass symbian. The Gsmarena team expected something truly amazing as the world given the so much advertisment by Nokia and the fact that the launch was postponed a couple of times..And they got only the best camera in the business...I say only because given all the excitement around n8 it was expected that this handset will compete in all aspects with Android high-end phones...But,it can't....
kmmbd, 13 Oct 2010Nope. If it were available, you would have known it already (tv commercials, paper ads, you kn... moreI hav checked Galaxy S,liked it a lot. But i m still waiting for the N8. Once its in, I'll hav a look and then decide. As from the reviews the N8 seems gud but camera is the least thing I use in a phone,so I am really confused. About that HDMI thing,I don't hav a HD tv. I love the polished OS of SGS. I have used N70,N79,N82,5230,5800,so I think I need a change now. The UI of N8 looks preety similar to its predesessors.
THANKS guys for your wonderful comments. Please can somebody describe how loud the N8 sterio speakers are when playing music. Is it as loud as 5800 and N95-1?
Galaxy Sun, 13 Oct 2010Very nice try...but flawed perspective... The processor,display,Ram are integrant parts of a h... moreThe thing is, GSMArena guys wanted something as phenomenal as the N95. Something that trumps the competition in every possible way. Nokia did so on some parts, other parts were lacking. GSMArena stated that too in the conclusion - if you find N8 lacking in one side, it is the absolute best in another side. I guess they mostly found Symbian 3 lacking other than the handset itself. I too would have loved a more polished O.S., but given that feature set and such a price I'll be forgiving it's shortcomings. The same doesn't apply for you top-of-the-line android phones. They cost a lot, and can't even store apps in the memory case (yet). HTC is much better than Samsung in this regard. At least they gave the Desire Froyo treatment. And be realistic, it costs lot less than Galaxy. At least in Bangladesh, Galaxy costs around 480 euro, whereas N8 should be available at 400 euro most. Compare your Galaxy with the N9 when that's out...
Bro, Hope you are not clear with NOkia N8 device.. Its not just camera, it has USB, HD recording, and many freaking crazy features as compared to Galaxy S.
Galaxy has Android & Super amoled display, but 5MP camera sucks.. No flash, sucks more...
USB on The GO is a feature where you can attach pen drive, USB hard disk in the mobile.
Now thats done with Female USB stick which is already present in BOX. Now when you connect any pen drive or USB hard disk it will recognize it as MASS STORAGE DEVICE ATTACHED. from where you can copy paste cut move do any thing.
Now when you attach any nokia device with this usb it will also detect uSB device attached. And if you attach any non nokia device it starts charging the other phone...
Hope its cleared now..
Galaxy Sun, 13 Oct 2010Very nice try...but flawed perspective... The processor,display,Ram are integrant parts of a h... moremaybe u should read the review properly : ' But the N8 was never meant to compete with the iPhone 4 or the Galaxy S'
[deleted post]Nope. If it were available, you would have known it already (tv commercials, paper ads, you know...). I called the priority dealer in Dhanmondi, they said it'll arrive within this month, but couldn't give an exact date. You should better keep checking the newspapers for ads and related news.
dipu791, 13 Oct 2010@ all N8 users:
Is there any way by which we can select multiple items at one go?
My sist... moreThis I want to know as well because this problem has given me lots of frustrations with my 5800.
Is this finally resolved on the N8?
kmmbd, 13 Oct 2010Well, can you please explain what are the 'really' usable features of you precious Galaxy? Don... moreVery nice try...but flawed perspective... The processor,display,Ram are integrant parts of a handset..We make our choices in buying a handset according to those aspects! Having the best camera on the market is not enought to regain the smartphone segment while you haven't improved too much other segments! Read the review! Gsmarena admits that n8 is the best cameraphone but overall it can't compete with Galaxy S! For many people the camera will be enough to buy this phone but i repeat..overall it can't compete with the Android high-end phones!
Dear n8 users can u explain me what is usb on the go support??????????Only n8 experienced user plz
Galaxy Sun, 13 Oct 2010I'd give up the looks for having the best features anyday! The battery life is not great that'... moreWell, can you please explain what are the 'really' usable features of you precious Galaxy? Don't mention RAM, processor or screen tech, those are not features that add to the functionality. Re web browsing, I still prefer to browse on my 21 inch pc monitor using firefox. And design is a really important factor when you're buying something that costs around 500 euro. And you Galaxy owners should feel sad and cheated. Even after having the most powerful GPU in the market, you don't have a good, playable, graphics intensive games. And the heck, the 2.2 Froyo update isn't here yet. When it'll be finally available, there will be some bugs for sure and Samsung will never be kind enough to fix those as they'll be concentrating on the next big thing. It's amazing how nokia still supports the N95 (got a firmware upgrade 2 months ago). Anyways, hope you Galaxy owners don't end up like those Omnia HD owners...
@ all N8 users:
Is there any way by which we can select multiple items at one go?
My sister owns a 5800. In there, if we wish to mark some non-consecutive 10-20 odd messages from our inbox, we have to individually go to options>mark. It was really annoying. In a regular S60 phone with keypad, there was the "pencil symbol" key or the # key by pressing which we could mark multiple items. Is there any way we can perform the same without much effort on Symbian^3??
Galaxy Sun, 13 Oct 2010I'd give up the looks for having the best features anyday! The battery life is not great that'... moreyou are contradicting your favorite company ;).
Samsung too have its Bada OS, it doesnt mean that their samsung made android phones are bad ;)
and if you say that n8 has nothing special other than its camera,
same does applies to Galaxy which is a rip off clone or poor mans iPhone :(
Nokia caters to everyone.
If they work on meegoo it doesn't mean that symbian is bad.
Also i had never seen Nokia betraying their users in terms of
support like how Samsung stoped supporting its symbian phones or still not deliverign the android updates ;)
And by seeing the activity in n8 threads, u can guess how popular N8 is.
Even a staunch samsung fan like you are here ;)
Ali Abdulla, 13 Oct 2010most(or alteast many of) s60v5 apps work on the symbian^3..
u dont need screen protector, ... morethanks ali abdulla
thanks a lot for giving ur pricious time
i m going to buy this phone sooner :)
after n95 i will never buy nokia again.symbian is the worst operating system.phone was so slow.maybe nokia should stick s60v5 with 200mhz because is not recource hungry-ridiculous .This is only camera phone.Buy some phone that kick ass like samsung galaxy s,wave,iphone 4,desire...this phone can not compete with them.