Anonymous, 11 Oct 2010680mhz cpu still running on symbian and a 1200 mAh battery? nokia? when are you going to learn?You're the one that needs to learn. Just go look at benchmarks, N8 doesnt shame the tiniest bit against 1ghz phones. It's cos it has more powerful GPU than the rest. That's why they could "afford" putting in only a 680Mhz CPU (which is underclocked down from 770mhz or so).
Funny enough, while having lesser battery and "omg crappy specs" compared to other phones, it still is equal with them in benchmarks while having just about amongst the best or the best battery life currently on the market.
Stop hugging the specs, it seems to get you nowhere.
680mhz cpu still running on symbian and a 1200 mAh battery? nokia? when are you going to learn?
jhun, 11 Oct 2010not lovin' its processor. only 680mhz clockspeed? is it still acceptable today? last time i he... moreGet back to us when Snapdragon and Apples A4 has as good GPU than the N8.
Just look at the benchmarks, N8 is very even with those 1ghz phones cos of it's GPU.
hy to all,this phone can play manele? this is very important for me,in my village everyone like this sound format!
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010May I ask what is the price of it in Egypt? Just for comparison with UAE pricesI asked today the agent they told me it will be between 3500 : 3800 EGP.
not lovin' its processor. only 680mhz clockspeed? is it still acceptable today? last time i heard, there are already phones having 1ghz of processing power? anyone heard of snapdragon? how about apple a4?
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010You are welcome my friend.
Hope the comments were useful in your decision :-)Sure my dear,
Just i have to wait till the beginning of November for its arrival to Egypt to buy it.
Ahmed, 11 Oct 2010Many thanks W. Al Hakeem,
I respect your opinion & Wheez opinion
Best regards,, You are welcome my friend.
Hope the comments were useful in your decision :-)
Many thanks W. Al Hakeem,
I respect your opinion & Wheez opinion
bwx, 11 Oct 2010ive been waiting too long for this device..and bored already for waiting...
finally i bough... moreThat too is a matter of aspect. I don't deny the easiness of use, the speed and smoothness of iOS. It pretty much goes unrivaled. But there's much more to OS than just those. The phone can only do stuff the operating system supports and for me, Symbian^3 is better than iOS.
I don't need the fastest and smoothest device myself, personally I rather take one that is capable of as many things as possible, even if it didnt master any of them.
This is my opinion and you have yours, both are just as valid. It's the most important thing that we all get a phone that suits our needs the best and don't go with the masses. I'd probably be disappointed myself had I bought the iPhone. Then again, someone else who doesnt need the features of the N8 for example, would probably be disappointed cos he/she gave away the speed and smoothness of the iOS for features he/she never uses.
karthikeyan M, 11 Oct 2010My Personal opinion about nokia n8: Hi first of all i am a big true nokia fan untill today.... morebye2 so call BIG TRUE NOKIA FAN...hv fun wif ur sony...either will nokia flop if u stop buying...go n buy dat ip4 piece of shit
ive been waiting too long for this device..and bored already for waiting...
finally i bought iphone 3gs...& never regret it...
nokia is good at hardware...but iphone is better at operating system.......
Wheez, 11 Oct 2010Personally I take extreme pride in my phone being made in Finland. Even if the only difference... moreWell, it's a great accomplishment and you should be proud and cry it out loud.
I have been using mobile phones for more than 15 years now, part of it because it is a personal love to try new things and I'm quite taken with technical terms used here and there, but not really a technical guy though :-) most of the time I read things that I can not immediately understant, terms and explanations that takes you deep into details, the real deal comes when I actually lay my hands on the device.
Confirming to what was mentioned here sometime ago (I guess it was posted by you), the main function of any brand a mobile phone first, that means communications in any term you want to put it, voice calls, video calls, sms, messengers...etc. once this function is well taken care of, the rest is an added value. Camera, e-mail clients, web browsing, music / video players and the list goes on.
As far as I'm concerned, out of trying almost every available brand and several models, Nokia managed perfectly to always be able to give us a reasonably balanced device. Touching base at various other elements in the mobile communication even if not giving a ground breaking new thing, YET, most of the devices they made managed to satisfy the end user. Looking around, I say (personally out of my experience) it's true that iPhone is the best media giant over theere, SonyEricsson might be holding the best music implementation devices, Android is a bit a mixed-bag that I can not really put my hand on their exact strength, but they do have it at least in terms of their open source code that does great job in terms of attracting developers that could be regular people like me and many others using the phone and are able to modify or improve the great work done. Samsung also shares a bit of the multimedia trophy with iPhone as well. But, as an overall "good in many ways" device, all the rest must step aside. Support and feedback response, ease of use without annoying sphistication, making things to the liking of a majority of end users and many other elements... All of them count towards a source for pride. :-)
I still have my old Nokias working in perfect condition until today, I would say (and I know a lot might not agree to that) that the best one I got was the E90. For me, this is a true demonstration of what a real communication device should be. 3 years now and I NEVER had to change a single thing in it, managed to give me all what I could ask for in a mobile device (if only it was a bit lighter ;-)) but seriously, that is a real correct step in the direction of modern communications tools. Until today, I get out of it not less than 2 complete days in a signle charge, I got the Nokia-Blackberry software on board and it works like a charm, camera is not bad, internet is really nice (aside from flash support as it does not exist), video recorder is GREAT even though it is the old VGA resolution, but the quality is impressive. Now, what other model managed to give me that... hmmmmmm, let me think, NONE! not even another Nokia! But hey, that's my personal opinion and I might have been lucky with my unit (kidding of course about lucky).
Again, you are to be proud my friend, what came out of the littel town you mentioned sure is impressive to shake and even change many parts of the communications world.
You got me interested now to go and dig out information about the history of Nokia and other manufacturers :-) Will definitely do that.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2010http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20007162-64.html.That really is no secret and what does that have to do with the N8?
Wheez, 11 Oct 2010Personally I take extreme pride in my phone being made in Finland. Even if the only difference... moreI really liked your comments brother.Really Nokia is shaking the world.Mostly its durability.
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010I think the different made is related to the supplier. I got mine from a Nokia supplier called... morePersonally I take extreme pride in my phone being made in Finland. Even if the only difference is that it was finnish hand and not chinese hand that assembled the phone.
But when you look at my country. We have like less than 5,4 million people living in a country that is one of the biggest in europe (like geographically). We've never been really the center of anything but mobile phone tech. As you most likely know, Nokia is a finnish company that started it's mobile phone business in my very small hometown, Salo. I currently live 200m from the original factory, in which the N8s are also made in.
I'm just very proud of my little country and my little city that it can make something that shakes just about the whole world, just looking at these numbers (total hits) here in GSMArena and other phone sites make me happy when I think how a little city from the little country of Finland can make something so big.
But as said, once again, there's no real difference to the chinamade ones as long as you get the real stuff and not any replicas, but I'm just being patriotic here :D
Wheez, 11 Oct 2010There's no actual difference, just that the other was assembled in Finland and the other one i... moreI think the different made is related to the supplier. I got mine from a Nokia supplier called (Axiom Telecom) which one of the major distributers here in UAE. My friend's unit came from another source (Emirates Computers) and they are the main distributer here.
I guess as you said, it doesn't really make a difference as long as it is an original unit. I have heard stories of other replicas (specially for the iPhone) coming from China where it is very difficulat to tell the difference between them and the original ones, and they were sold as originals. I asked my uncle who lives in china about that and he confirmed that such replicas are there and you could ask for almost any model's replication, they even have grading system to the quality of the replication and of course the price differs too.
For me, I care about the after sale services (repairs and/or updates) and I am quite happy with Axiom as I've been dealing with them for more than 10 years now.