Nokia N8 - user opinions and reviews

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monster flagship!

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  • 2010-06-07 14:46
  • vx7h
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Nokia N8 vs Motorola Milestone XT720
http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...dPhone2=3090

n8 is the king. it just shows how lame moto is!

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  • 2010-06-07 14:46
  • vx7h
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i don't know if n8 is better than iphone 4g or not but what i know is that...n8 is gonna be more popular than the overrated iphone...look at iphone 4g daily interest...LOL... it's not even release yet but people already get bored with it but n8 everyone can't wait for it to be release..neither can i =D

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  • 2010-06-07 14:38
  • TIEC
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Nokia N8 will be a tremendous hit. The 12 MP Camera will be a real sensation and the HD quality video recording will be a real hit...

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  • 2010-06-07 14:28
  • u143
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Nokia have done it again!. They just can't help themselves can they... Producing some world class electronic pieces of goodness. They must be hiring geniuses from Area 51. They just keep on coming

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  • 2010-06-07 14:25
  • n5QF
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This phone looks stylish and beautuful in life

i have seen the a woman usimg it in the nokia c5 promotion road show. The physiacal looks just looks promising

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  • 2010-06-07 14:04
  • Ke1N
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When you realize just how amazing these technologies really really are. Then you'll know why YOUR next smartphone should be a nokia N8. Nokia... "Driving the innovations of the future, ...so you don't have to!" YET again nokia are a leader still retaining their market share dominance. :)

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  • 2010-06-07 14:03
  • n5QF
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1 other reason for loving N8. Bluetooth 3.0 from the SIG alliance group. The bluetooth module is partnered with a radio module 802.11 add on card which uses (PAL) Protocol Adaptive layer provides increased throughpur transfer rates at the speed of (up to 24Mbps) and more frugal power usage will realize increased power savings due to enhanced power control built in.


The Applications for use

With the availability of Bluetooth version 3.0 + HS, consumers can expect to move large data files of videos, music and photos between their own devices and the trusted devices of others, without the need for cables and wires. Some applications consumers will experience include:
· Wirelessly bulk synchronize music libraries between PC and music player or phone
· Bulk download photos to a printer or PC
· Send video files from camera or phone to computer or television.

Technical features of BT3.0 + (HS) High Speed.

· Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP)
· 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL)
· Generic Test Methodology
· Enhanced Power Control
· Unicast Connectionless Data


:) Lovely

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  • 2010-06-07 13:55
  • n5QF
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Wonder if nokia realese n8 pro two years after it is lanunched

tv receiver, dual sim, 384 ram cortex a8(not necessary).s4 price same price!

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  • 2010-06-07 13:54
  • Ke1N
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Exactly, you are right, like the pc. the exclusion from 680mh to 1gh is not to far. My previous smartphone had a clockrate at 800 with a fine operating system and the time delay to do the task was like having a 400 processor.

It's like pc, ether you have a clock at 2gh or a 2.5gh. The different is very small. So to have to have a good machine with no crashes and delay you have to give a fortune. Or maybe you can built another machine with chip hardware but good performance and with a low price.

That's is what nokia doing. A high performance smartphone with good hardware and low price to give people the possibility to buy it and not to see it from the distance. And from the apps you download from ovi, you dont need a computer to run them. I saw a racing game to run on n8 and the result was flawless. And the multi-tasking you said with symbian s3... is comparing worthy the most developed smart phones.

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  • 2010-06-07 13:43
  • ssg3
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@ anonymous KE1N.

Simply YES. :)

The Live Wallpapers are basically wallpapers, but they respond to movement or touch. So behind the widgets on the N8, you would have a moving wallpaper that would move as you move the N8 around. The cool part of this is, well, looks really good and is an impressive feature; the bad aspect is that there are a limited amount of Live Wallpapers and they consume battery but not much.

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  • 2010-06-07 13:41
  • n5QF
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> In reply to kevinaux @ 2010-06-07 10:29 from RNy3 - click to readOf course for good and improved response/performance of the device and what else....? The N97 lost its ground due to it's irritating UI...even though the N8's OS is improved, Nokia is sticking with 680Mhz which may again cause the OS be sluggish and laggy....

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  • 2010-06-07 13:36
  • utii
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???????? when when when when??????

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  • 2010-06-07 13:34
  • 0yYy
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Does n8 have

loopable wallpaper like n900?
Live wallpaper?

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  • 2010-06-07 13:21
  • Ke1N
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Nokia flagship is always announced at the end of the year, so n8 is not flagship of 2010

n98 and n920, i am in love with it already

n8 still has it own charm after meego and s4

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  • 2010-06-07 13:07
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> In reply to kevinaux @ 2010-06-07 12:14 from RNy3 - click to readI totally agree with you. By squeezing in a 1Ghz processor, the battery will be drained at a faster rate and more heat will be produced since it will re running more heavily.

I recently got a notebook with a T4400 processor and when I compared it with my friend's i5 processor notebook, the speed difference is barely noticeable. Plus, with S^3, I believe it will be quite similar to the i5 processor where it will manage it's power consumption more effectively while maintaining the overall performance of the mobile phone.

Actually, in my opinion, a 680Mhz processor, though a bit of a disappointment, will be able to handle every day to day task flawlessly. I can't say the same when it comes to surfing the web or running heavy apps, but I believe it will still be able to run them smoothly, if not as fast. Plus, from what I have read so far, the N8 is heavily dependent on the GPU so most of the time the CPU will be left untouched allowing longer battery life.

All in all, I believe the N8 is a superb phone and with it's affordable price tag, I truly believe it will be a huge success. To be honest, I haven't been this excited ever since the N82 was released. Currently still using it and it is able to handle my daily needs superbly, though a bit on the slow side. XD

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  • 2010-06-07 13:00
  • PVV{
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well... yeah, when you see a phone like this wich it is armed with the latest technology like bluetooth, g class 33, wi fi n else with the best price for this catergory of phones maybe you dont care about the rating, or maybe if you like it or not. but... if see you such a high rating from all of the people, it isn't accidental. I' ve done my researche from videos on popular sites and the presentations from nokia and my opinion is not to make quick conclusions... I mean, look at it... I think nokia making good approaching steps

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  • 2010-06-07 12:46
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> In reply to kevinaux @ 2010-06-07 12:14 from RNy3 - click to readI totally agree, it is the most clever to produce most out of the least. I goin to relate cars, for example a 911 turbo boosts a 480 horsepower out of v6 3.6 liter engine, while a shelby gt500 uses a v8 5.4 liter boosts 540 horsepower, guess who run faster? the porsche, u dont need a 1ghz to have a good phone!!!!

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  • 2010-06-07 12:29
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> In reply to Rajesh @ 2010-06-07 11:05 from uEAr - click to readI'm sorry Rajesh, I fail to see where I answered my own question there. I did ask why they stopped P4 range of CPU at 3.8 GHtz and all you added was what they were offering now.

In any case, I think we are digressing here. Let me share my two cents worth and try to explain why I think the N8 doesn't sport a 1 GHtz CPU (the original comment).

Having worked directly in the PC industry before and have seen faster and faster CPUs come and go. I know for a fact when the last fastest P4 was released (it was clocked at 3.8 Ghtz), as impressive as the speed was, you could not hide the fact it was a power hungry beast that consumed as much power as it produced heat. To get one operating, you needed to invest on a good PSU unit and an equally good "heatsink".
I am using this example primarily to point out the hidden cost of using a very fast processor in any device.

Now coming back to mobiles devices, having a very fast CPU has other implications than just the cost of the CPU itself. Lets just disregard the question whether it needs a 1Ghtz CPU for a minute and just assume that the N8 carried a 1 Ghtz CPU. This would mean the originally designed battery will need to be changed to a bigger size to handle the power consumption. This would then mean either an increase of dimension or Nokia might decide to squeeze out other hardware features in order to preserve good aesthetics (I'm reminded of any number of Apple products here).
Fortunately with the use of Symbian^3 and how its able to use both a lower spec'd CPU in tandem with a GPU to operate (at the level it was intended to), the N8 strikes a fine balance of functionality, speed and looks over cost that makes it a very special device in so many people's eyes. Just to add to that, I do not think the N8 can pull off the same magic if it ran any other OS as that would cause a chain reaction of changes that would lead to a unavoidable cost increase.

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  • 2010-06-07 12:14
  • RNy3
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the most anticipated phone ever!

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  • 2010-06-07 11:41
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