On the CPU: the ARM 11 core is underclocked to 680MHz. The default is apparently 750MHz which could be safely overclocked to 850MHz. Now we could argue that for S^3, CPU numbers isn’t all that important (and less so, comparison of CPU hardware with other devices on other platforms as Symbian is extremely optimized to run on less demanding hardware – hence democratization of the smartphone with MeeGo to push the hardware hungry devices.).
On the GPU: it’s suspected that the N8 has a class leading Broadcom BCM2727 GPU, which at the time was shown to pull in more triangles than any other competing phone. This is important for Symbian^3 as it is a GPU accelerated UI, relying more on the GPU than the CPU.
RAM: 256MB. For multitasking, will this be enough? The N900 is a multitasking beast and that has “only” 256MB (though there is +768MB virtual RAM and is on Maemo). Some could argue again that Symbian is more flexible in coping on less RAM. Very early videos has shown the N8 running 15 apps simultaneously with no speed decrease. But what happens when more RAM hungry apps come out?
N8 is a great innovation of Nokia. Because, FIRST: multi touch, symbian ^3, 12mp, HD video, HDMI, non-remove battery, multi home screen.. Oh! GREAT.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2010nokia again tryin to play the same old megapixels game. A game that works only in countries li... moreWhat megapixels game? For any two similar performing camera's both without optical zoom, the pixel count is everything.
Plus i have to say that americans are some of the dumbest people in the world.
[deleted post]Are you talking about N8? If yes, where from did you get yours buddy?
I think you're actually lying because N8 is not yet available for sale.....so your post is actually baseless (unless you're talking about some prototype....and prototypes are not meant for sale)
[deleted post]Euro 370 before tax For this complete package of everthing in one decive
Symbian is to mainly for use in nontouch symbian phones
nut this new symbian foundation os has fixed many problems and have much simpler ui
use of symbian and meego is the tight choice for nokia, nokia owns these two os, why switch to android to suppoort google? Sorry you will never see andeoid nokia phones hahaahahhahaha
hate android, confusing ui, they should get rid of the physical front buttons and replace them with viortual buttons on the screen, that is pone os tha does it is the maemo and meego
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2010nokia again tryin to play the same old megapixels game. A game that works only in countries li... moreProve your statement pal.
I know many will go for high megapixel all rounder phones.
N8 is top notch in camera department and it is also an ALL Rounder.
Do you know what is that mean?
KSR, 12 Jul 2010I agree with you..
Ipod tries to produce more accurate & digitised sound and output tur... morenaw bud go watch this and the tell me that iplayers are still easy to use
touchscreen and non touch
nokia again tryin to play the same old megapixels game. A game that works only in countries like india. Amerians nd europians are already pissed off with this.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2010are you sure? the last time i checked the mall to buy dedicated mp3 player, i end up buying zu... moreI agree with you..
Ipod tries to produce more accurate & digitised sound and output turns out to be colder than several other mp3 players. My old Philips mp3 player produces gr8 sound on all frequencies compared to Ipod.
But Apple surpases every other music palyer in the field of UI & ease of use.
kire403, 12 Jul 2010this phone sounds excellent and nice features in one package... wish they will release the pho... moreHi Kire. I'm from Singapore and I happened to ask the Nokia staff on Sunday, and they said that the N8 is indeed slated for release in August. He couldn't give me the specific date though. I suppose if a European product is released in Asia in August, for example, it is likely that the said product should be released either earlier in Europe, or at the same time, just like Samsung phones are released generally in Asia first followed by the rest of the world. Hope this helps!
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2010are you sure? the last time i checked the mall to buy dedicated mp3 player, i end up buying zu... morelol i owned two zunes and i have to say
underestimated and microsoft screwed this one up for the world
Anti, 12 Jul 2010If you want good quality sound choose an Ipod, Os symbian doesn't compare with android neither... moreare you sure? the last time i checked the mall to buy dedicated mp3 player, i end up buying zune hd which is the same price as ipod touch 16 gb, i tested the ipod line of mp3 player and none of them seems good in my ears (too digitalized and cold) and i'm using HD in-ear headphone from phillips. Compared to ipod, zune hd has a cleaner output and my N81 has fuller and warmer output thru headphone (loudness algorithm option). i'm expecting N8 to do the excel my previous n81. anyway i just don't buy things based on the trend. i tested gadgets alot and read reviews, if ipod had delivered my expectation for music output i would have bought it.
this phone sounds excellent and nice features in one package... wish they will release the phone as early as August 2010
Anti, 12 Jul 2010If you want good quality sound choose an Ipod, Os symbian doesn't compare with android neither... moreSorry, Ipod does not give you the best quality sound.
Creative Xen-Fi is way better than Ipod.
Nokia N8 can give you great quality audio too. The dolby thingy remember?
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2010if you really want to have a top notch multimedia device, best audio playback quality ear phon... moreI do not see any UI deal breaking problem with N8 when comparing iOS. What is so special in iOS?
Probably iOS is more polished from multi-touch perspective as Apple had more time to tune it, but give me a few specific examples how it is better. I reasonably expect improvements with N8 updates as Nokia will receive user feedback.
UI layout wise every design will be somewhat different as every designer has their own ides. We cannot expect it to be a copycat of iOS.