Is there a way to turn off the fading/sliding menus? I personally don't like them, I'd like the UI to be fast like old S40, bam, bam ,bam, instant. No animations, just straight to biz. This is a deciding factor in my purchase.
confused, 12 Oct 2010Hi, sgs has a option where we can use the mobile as wifi device, which will help to browse in ... moreSymbian S60V5 has an application that also turns your mobile into a wifi hotspot, it's called Joikuspot. And it's the first one.
Aside from the better camera and bulkier dimensions compared to the C7, what is their other differences?
what are u guys worried about nokia made in china?????apple products are also made in china...they just sugar coated it with the term "assembled in california, assembled in china" do u get what it means? labor cost in china is cheaper so they want the devices manufactured ther but it doesnt mean the product is not good.....
Wheez, 12 Oct 2010With those criteria Id go for N8, apart from the movie watching where SGSs bigger screen might... moreHi, sgs has a option where we can use the mobile as wifi device, which will help to browse in laptop.
Can we do this similar thing using N8? SGS has lots of drawbacks, have to spend more than 25k to buy any one of them,!!!
AMANITA, 12 Oct 2010All symbian phones can download pdf & has adobe pdf reader ! :)amanita not all symbian have preinstalled pdf software, but yeah many have. i think whatever you used it had pdf reader. but yeah all high-end ones having pdf reader and office docs reader. And soem of them also have office docs editable version of quick office
[deleted post]24k is approx price. it may 24600 or 25200. the price is not fixed yet but you can get it from NPD only untill it get launch at other places too in mumbai
confused, 12 Oct 2010I am looking to buy a good smartphone, I am confused to buy n8 or sgs, My requirement is g... moreWith those criteria Id go for N8, apart from the movie watching where SGSs bigger screen might be nice
Ahashan, 12 Oct 2010Is there Adobe Reader full version app for free on N8 ? I need to read pdf files, and this is... moredont know about adobe reader but dont just waste your money on high end phone for 500 indian rs or 10$ app. you can get this app from ovi store if incase it is not there.
confused, 12 Oct 2010I am looking to buy a good smartphone, I am confused to buy n8 or sgs, My requirement is g... moredude best option is N8. or i should there is no other option than n8. sgs doent have even flash. how u cn think of spending money on that
I am looking to buy a good smartphone,
I am confused to buy n8 or sgs,
My requirement is good music, navigation, document reading, mail sync, and also am a frequent traveller watch lotz of movies.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010My N8 will be here tomorrow! I'm in USA. I can't wait to get off work at 5pm!How's yours being shipped.. FED-EX, UPS, USPS.... let me know. Mines hopefully Ill get in in NOV
Is there Adobe Reader full version app for free on N8 ?
I need to read pdf files, and this is the most important thing I'll do on N8, which I'm willing to buy.
When will it arrives Bangladesh, anyone knows ?
hi, hows navigation? i mean any new features, compared to vintage nokia navigation?
Adeel, 12 Oct 2010Got it for my wife ... felt really good. Build quality is very good, user interface is also go... moreNot trying to change your mind here, but have you tried the SPB Mobile shell for Symbian. I am willing to by it in the near future but I just need to get used to my N8 a little bit as it is without any customization then will get it for sure. I have tried it before on WinMo and it's really great. It changes the whole user interface system of the mobile into one of the best I have ever seen. Thought you might like it too :-)
[deleted post]both i9000 and N8 have some distinct edges.
If you wanna best deal definitely N8.
If you want to have 4" best screen available in market then go for i9008
if you wanna take pics on the go even in indoors then best is n8, i9000 dont have flash for camera, so in low light it will be no good.
as you said you dont take pics then its different case.
but if i am paying that much then definitely i want flash support not xenon but atleast led in my mobile
anyways, as i already told in last posts abt n8, i dont want to praise it.
but my final opinion you should go for N8, do one thing go an check out both yourself then decide.
major comparison factor
1. design - i9000 have similar type of design like other samsung so at highend you will be in problem no one will will be identify just by looking it is high end or medium one. also it is too big for pocket.
2. 4" super amoled definitely right now no one can beat it other than samsung itself (no other mobile have this)
3. no flash,
3. android is a slow & heavy OS that's why they need (no choice) to board a 1ghz processor, so if you are worried abt hanging then both fall in same cateogry as per old experiences
4. N8 having most advanced multimedia features with amzing sound quality, HDMI, DOLBY sound.
5. i9ooo having 7.2 HSPDA but N8 having 10.2 HSPDA (you will be able to use this in future only)
6. advanced bluetooth in n8,
7. if you like to be edged, then n8 is also equipped with usb drives support
overall as i saw both of them, i will go for n8, and also i can assure you there is no problem with speed in s^3 as i checked it for 1 hr but still you should check yourself both of them.
adeel, 11 Oct 2010is it better than samsung wave?and how? except hdmi Sorry for the late response.
In all the units I have used (and the ones I'm still using), it is not easy to make a fact which is better. Each unit/model has it's strengthes and weaknesses, that applies to all devices.
In response to your question about the N8 vs. Samsung Wave, to my own use which is LOTS of daily phone calls, several video calls, many sms/e-mail, average web browsing and all day bluetooth on for the wireless headset, I noticed that Samsung (Omnia II, Wave or Galaxy) manage to give a good battery life that lasted almost 2 complete days. But I also noticed in Samsung mobiles in general that the voice volume is a bit lower than Nokia's and iPhone's, that happened to me with Omnia II, Wave and Galaxy.
Wave has an excellent camera too, even better than the one in the Galaxy (due to the flash) and the video recorder is amazing. In good light, the Galaxy managed to give better images, but it looses in low lights. The device itself is very responsive and smooth to navigate and go around different options, e-mail is easy to set, web settings are loaded automatically over the air from the sim card provider so I don't really know if it's the device that managed to get the settings or is it already configured by service provider. This applies to all the units I used (Samsung, iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia...etc) so it's not a point to mention I guess. Build quality is really impressive, sure much better than the Galaxy and Omnia II; hard to tell against the N8 because again, I just had it for 2 days and it feels really well built, but the wave has been with me for more than 8 months and there is not a signle comment on it's quality. Sunlight visibility is very good (N8 almost the same as it if you increase the brightness level, but in low brightness, N8 is a little better I guess due to the slightly bigger screen but I'm not sure about that, that's just my observation). The media albums in both are nice to me, with nothing that got my attention. I take lots of photos/videos and then show them to friends and family. Both are not the same but none of them in my opinion is better.
I'm not an expert in Andriod, I can't even claim that I know it well since I only used the Galaxy (came with Android 2.1) and I know that Samsung usually changes the interface of the operating system (much like they did with WinMo in Omnia II and Symbian in Omnia HD). I could say that they did a good job in the Galaxy, be it much changes to Android to make the way they did or if that's the actual Android interface is again for someone else to tell. Now back to Wave, I noticed that Samsung in their Bada OS took an approach that benifit from both WinMo and Android, I know the real WinMo interface and the way Samsung modified it is excellent. In Bada (Wave) they continued the good work and I guess they also implemented some improvements from Android because I noticed several items that are similar in Wave and Galaxy.
I will stop here and quickly mention the things that also (and again, ALSO) makes N8 good in it's own way, it's the innovations they made like the HDMI lini with actually showing HD videos on your screen (Wave has TV connection but it does not show HD quality, only SD quality, it's a normal component connection, not HDMI). Also my personal liking is the USB on the go, this is for real a great move from Nokia as I have always suffered from transferring contents on the go, I'm not talking about sitting in a coffee shop and taking music or video from a friend, this can easily be done with the laptop. But the USB on the go is like you are always having your USB flash memory and able to access it even without needing to open the laptop. It comes handy to me when I'm attending meetings or presentations and need to exchange files with others right after the event, no time here for opening the laptop and copying what you want, what used to happen is that the files we need to exchange are sent later via e-mail, but believe me, no matter how dedicated you are, there is always a chance of fogetting to do that :-)
The FM transmitter is another nice thing, I know other models has it but now you have it in a practical device (not like the N97 which I didn't like at all or the great N900 which is not a device to carry around due to it's size and weight). N8 have a good balance of options here, and it works really nice with me. Last but not least, is the free navigation that comes with N8. I could go on and on about it for days. I have tried several GPS units (Garmin included) and the performance of Nokia's navigation (in N8 or other unit) is impressive. All the information you need to know are well designed in the screen (your speed, street's speed limit, possible detours...etc) put it on a 3.5 inch screen, it's a real charm ! and the possibility to have your maps previously downloded and installed in the device does miracles in saving you some good amount of the monthly data useage bill. I have (assumingly) an unlimited plan, but it's limited by 10GB/month, don't ask me, but this is how it is. I don't know how can it be unlimited but when you exceed 10GB you have to pay extra amount, it's just how it is. I know 10GB is A LOT, but considering that I set my e-mails to get attachments as well, in my work, I receive files of average size of 30 MB and above regularly, and that does use a huge chunck of the monthly limit (sometimes all of it). With Wave and Galaxy, I had to get Google Maps, nice, impressive but you need to be always connected to get the feeds, you can't have the map locally saved in the device and that adds to the use of the monthly data plan again, also, UAE is not yet widely covered in Google maps so that gives the upper hand here to Ovi maps as they keep updating them regularly and you end up with almost identical map to the real life case. Again, the navigation might not be that much of a big thing for someone else, but I travel a lot and even after 30 years in the country I can't say I managed my ways all very much. Dubai (the second largest city in UAE) for example is developing rapidly now even with the economical sey back and all that stuff, take my word for it, this city changes routes more than once during a single week ! It's amazing how great developments are growing really fast and many routes needs to be changed and diverted, I go there several times a week (but I don't actually live there) to check on my company's projects there and I take, most of the time the company's car not my personal one, and having my route planned ahead of time does miracles in saving me a lot of time waste to reach my destination. I'm not saying here that Ovi maps has the latest up to the hour details, but it did perform better than the other mobile navigations. I also notice that (almost) every week when I connect my phone to the Ovi software on my computer, the maps is one of things that pops up for updated version. I guess that means that they are paying attention to the changes going around here.
I know this has been a really long reply, and I'm sure I didn't cover all the points of comparison here, but I'll stop in order not to be boring :-)
I confirm again, having all that said, I can not claim that N8 or any of my other devices is better than X, Y or Z and that also goes to all my other devices. I confirm to you again that the judgement on this is related to the user solely. It's the needs that you have that tells which unit is good/best for you. In my case, I tend to equally (until now) love the newly added N8 and iPhone 4 (never really liked the previous 3GS and exchanged it for 4 immediately when I got the chance), I have the iPhone 4 now for almost 2 moths and I like it with all it's downsides as well as good sides too to the limit that it is not yet moved to my locker along with the other units that I keep as my own gallery :-). I have given the Galaxy to my brother as honestly I wasn't impressed though it has really good potential (lightning fast CPU, high RAM and very well made OS) but I don't know, the lack of flash was a let down, plus I just got the feeling that this device is made for someone else not me, I don't know how to put it exactly in words but it's just what I felt. The Wave is another issue as I still have it but not using it at the moment. It sits next to the good Blackberry units as they were real work monster with the BEST battery life I ever had (all of them 8900, 9700 lasted more than 5 continuos day, 9000 is lower at only 2 days).
I hope I was a bit useful and didn't get carried away too much ;-) and again I confirm to yourself and every other person reading this, I am not a technical person whatsoever, I am an average user who just happen to like new technology toys and fotunately (thank GOD) I am able to afford my hobby, but I like putting my money where it pays, I wasn't lucky all the time but I still keep on doing what I really like. It's just plain simple like that, not that I'm entitled to judge or that I am an expert in mobile phones at all, and for sure I'm not a person to comment judge on operating systems as this is WAY above my league. There are experts for that, GSM Arean for sure among the best I have experienced as they can simplify deep technical details into average man simple words so that someone like me can understand it :-)
Regards & respect to everyone.