Nokia N8 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-10 19:11 from B}Qp - click to readThe only iphones I've used are the 4 and 4s. And navigating them is very tiring. Takes a lot of presses to move around. Was playing with an egg timer when my friend's 4s received a txt that needs to be answered. Egg timer goes to the background...................







And stops. Totally.



That explains the "smooth" operation. ahhahah

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  • 2014-12-11 05:30
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N8 has limited apps but you can't use some of them if you phone is not hacked. But fortunately it's really easy to do it. Thanks to N8 fanclub for their apps and support.

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  • 2014-12-10 22:06
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-09 07:14 from v0qG - click to readI sort of remember that, when all this interest counting started, N8 was number 1, and even back then it wasn't exactly new. :-) The other day I've read that Nokia sold 10 million of them, but it was just something someone mentioned somewhere. So every hypothetical owner researched his purchase and checked the page at least 3 times, which can't exactly be said for iPhones or most Androids, looking at their view counters. :-)
As for LEDs, sad but true. There's an interview with Damian Dinning on AllAboutSymbian where they are speculating that the next Nok... - I mean Microsoft - camera flagship won't have Xenon - and some leaked prototypes sort of confirm this - because of more possibilities (combining more images into one etc) to play around with LED. Well good, but I still need the hyperfast old-school Xenon. Sadly it's sort of a niche product category, and I'm betting most people don't even know what it does. Except that phones with Xenon aren't thin.
2 and 3... It's all because of mass consumerism and money making, sadly. I'm thinking of expressions like "throwing money at problems, not solutions" or "creating solutions for non-existent problems" and of course "planned obsolescence". I wonder how many people actually stream music while driving to work, with bad signal, battery drain etc? The same for uploading and backups, should I leave my phone on wifi and charger all day? And trust that photos of my dog won't end up in the wrong hands? :-) Companies still make phones that are worse than flagships 2-3 years ago and yet do everything to persuade people that they should get a more expensive new one instead a perfectly good old one. Imagine how it was possible, 10 years ago, to launch a flagship that was still desirable and perfectly usable 2 years later...
Off-topic - I played with the iPhone 6 Plus yesterday... Wow it's big. And thin. And light. And feels cheap-ish. :-)

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  • 2014-12-10 19:11
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-09 00:37 from akvp - click to readYou know what bothers me with some of these "advanced" phones people keep talking about?


1. Advanced camera optics with LED FLASH.
2. Non expandable storage/pitiful storage for App installs (1st world reaction: Who cares about microsd? Just upload to Google drive/One drive etc)
3. "Nearly" non removable battery. (1st world reaction: I change phones every 2 years so it's not a proble for me. I say: Yeah, it's the proble of the next guy who will buy your phone, right?)



PS. N8 is no. 4 on the interest list. hahah

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  • 2014-12-09 07:14
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-08 19:45 from nIqh - click to readMaybe you could recommend something to him, who actually has no plan of buying android related items, a device that does not have a sh***y camera.

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  • 2014-12-09 06:57
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> In reply to Rev-KILOSH @ 2014-12-08 09:27 from N7Dq - click to readHell-o,
I don't know about Adobe, but I'd recommend NSR Reader - it's free on AppList, fast and light ( http://applist.schumi1331.de/content/148 ). Or Picsel Smart Office, both handle .pdf much better than Adobe.
No idea about the search shortcut, I used it a few times and forgot about it, sorry.
I agree about Android, tried it, it's not bad but not too good looking and I don't like the idea of being spied on and paying for it. :-) I would get one just for Skype but I don't need it that much any more, so...

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  • 2014-12-09 00:37
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> In reply to Rev-KILOSH @ 2014-12-08 09:27 from N7Dq - click to readHave a look at the moto g, very similar phone with much better specs, a very ergonomic design and great user experience. Almost stock android, so no unecessary bloatware and is 100x better than the nokia n8 which i found very annoying to say the least and the ovi store is just atrosious. Also, the moto g is still a very afordable phone and is in the same price braket as the nokia n8

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  • 2014-12-08 19:45
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Hi there! My NOKIA N8 still the best option by far. No thoughts of buying anything Android related. However, i have a lil concern
a) my N8 Adobe PDF has stopped working. How do i resolve that?
b) secondly, my shorcut for music search is also not working. If i use the shortcut 'search' for images, videos, etc, it is working fine. If i search for music (mp3),it does not respond. Help me out please.
Thanx!

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  • 2014-12-08 09:27
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> In reply to Supremo @ 2014-12-07 09:41 from KAet - click to readAh yes, I see what you mean. I haven't seen a theme with a transparent menu bottom bar yet so I guess it's not possible. What makes me angry are theme makers who don't make the bottom bar transparent (which _is_ possible) even in the home screen, so when I turn the camera on there's a non-transparent stripe at the bottom covering a part of the frame. I guess it's not a problem for other Belle phones, but for the N8 it surely is. I haven't seen a transparent theme yet, definitely. Sorry.
As for AMOLED, I actually use a theme with a dark brown background, mostly because I use my phone a lot at night and if the theme is completely black I don't see where my thumb is too well. :-D

As for the Store update, the guy from AllAboutSymbian is trying to find out what it is about too and there might be an article about it on Monday. I actually used Twitter to read that, which doesn't happen too often. :-)

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  • 2014-12-08 01:02
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I also got the small update today, no idea what has changed.

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  • 2014-12-07 23:25
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-06 12:45 from B}QB - click to readUnbelievable but true. I got the 5.1 MB update for the Nokia Store today . Just updated but I don't see any improvements except the Store offers smooth and faster navigation now. It's worth the update. As you know, Nokia X2-00 is having 240x320 resolution and theme there on the forum is made for 320x240 resolution so it won't fit well on the X2-00 but since it's a Nokia, it will at least work. Try it on your Nokia X2-00 and you'll get an idea of what kind of theme I am looking for my Nokia N8. This is a fully transparent theme where the wallpaper can be seen in most of the user interface and except the icons, all the elements are transparent through which you can see the wallpaper. I want a theme like that for my Nokia N8 if possible :-) Nokia Evolve theme is AMOLED friendly because it's a black theme so the on screen buttons on the menu won't be transparent.

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  • 2014-12-07 09:41
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-06 12:45 from B}QB - click to readThe Nokia Store got an update? I haven't noticed it yet but I have to charge my N8 first. Didn't use it for some days. I will see if I will also get the update.

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  • 2014-12-07 00:49
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-06 17:37 from v0qG - click to readHmmm maybe he opened it and realised it's not the color he advertised? But then, where would the images be from? Well if it's eBay you should be protected somehow. And if I remember correctly you were looking for the pink version - in that case you're probably color blind and it's all the same to you. :-))) Kidding! :-D
Anyhow, I got mine used, and I'm probably the 3rd owner. Took me a long while to find one at a price I could afford, a few went away right before I called, and finally I found one in a city next to mine. The case was scratched and a screw was missing near the hdmi port (I got it later, and the case didn't get any new scratches since) but I was tired of looking and... On one side a lovely dark grey Nokia N8, on the other side some pieces of paper with numbers of them - Just give me my phone already!!! >:-)
For all I know it could have been opened or repaired in the past, but luckily, 20 months later and still no problems. The thing is really built to last (knocks on wood).

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  • 2014-12-06 18:09
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-06 15:08 from B}QB - click to readAugh. My brain is all over the place.


Summary: Housing color was different. So much for the Never Opened part.

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  • 2014-12-06 17:37
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> In reply to MdN8 @ 2014-12-06 15:08 from B}QB - click to readI forgot to mention he also changed the description on his advert. From [censored] color to [censored] color. Shhhhhh. Same images. Same ad. Except for the COLOR aspect. hahaha. And nope, they're not stock.

Won't say anything more.hehe

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  • 2014-12-06 17:35
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im gg to use it frm this month im big fan of n8

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  • 2014-12-06 16:23
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-06 13:59 from v0qG - click to readMaybe he's using stock images from the internet? Well, better luck next time. :-) Where is the seller located? I hope you don't get one of those with upgraded firmware but no radio transmitter. :-)

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  • 2014-12-06 15:08
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-12-06 13:59 from v0qG - click to readAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand..... It's gone. Hope the s*cker who bought it didn't get a first batch one. ahahah

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  • 2014-12-06 14:07
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The new ad for the cheapo N8 I was targetting was reposted but seller changed to a different colored one.

Same ad, different n8. Lost my faith.


I should know. I refresh the effin advertisement every other day. Ha.

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  • 2014-12-06 13:59
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thats why i cant use ovi store lol.but now using opera mobile:)

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  • 2014-12-06 12:53
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