As a true Nokia and Symbian fan for a decade, I will not adopt WP8.1 OS or any Microsoft phone, the company that killed Nokia for their own benefit. WP is the reason why Nokia is dead. Now that Microsoft is intent on killing all the services for Symbian, I bought an Android phone as a backup. Android is better than the WP8.1 immature crap right Now. Nokia N8, my last Symbian and Nokia phone.
Hey guys, long time no post. But, as i switched to Lumia i had less interest in Symbian, still i tried to watch what happens further. As we can all see, after being stab't, Symbian is slowly fading away, by force. A lot of stopped services and they will not stop here unfortunately, they will kill the last breath of it, the store, by the end of this year. So, with this said, i think it is safe to say, there is no more symbian in this life anymore. Owning a Lumia after N8 was a bit of a pain, but surprisingly did not last to much. wp8.1 kind of fills most important gaps between it and Symbian. There are still, but not crazy important. As i entered in this 'new world' as they say, i entered in terrible battery era. Even though it is windows phone using a 1020 for photographs and internet is limited to maximum one day, if not even less, like 12 hours. MAybe the new devices are better, like lumia 1520, but i won't buy this kind of huge devices. 930 is announced to be even worst then 1020. So, this is the new smartphone era. As for androids, well, is the same, so in this times, nobody can be happy with the battery or praise theirs, cause they...just lie. Yes my phone can last for days if i use it 10 min per day, but this is not the purpose of a smartphone, isn't it? Do, i recommend you to go for lumia? Hmm, yes and no, the quality of this devices has Nokia written all over, and with the new 8.1 is almost, almost perfect. But, who wants customization and loads of options, hmm, well, wp may not be the best in this area, oh well, not at all. There is no other but android for that. But don't forget though, wp is still growing and developing introducing new futures. As for android, if you decide to go for one, hit some htc m8, at least has some premium material into it, and has the same price as all galaxy cheap plastic devices. If not, there is lumia and ios. Hmm, i'd say lumia all the way. So, this will probably be my last post here. Or better said, my last review.
guys, i just recieve a message from Skype. too bad they discontinued their support for Symbian. microsoft want us to change to Lumia phone. weLL, sorry for them. Lumia is not my choice. if they can make another phone as great, beautiful and as functionaL as N8 or other symbian phones, i'LL be back to nokia. but for now, its just a big NO.
MdN8, 12 Aug 2014I think they discontinued that a while ago, just like Weather and now Skype. You can only ente... moreToo bad, such a great phone getting less and less support. Skype is also discontinued on the WP7.8 versions, which are merely 2 years old.
Hi. Already tried that. I even reinstalled the software. It's not working
Aadrian, 12 Aug 2014I cannot setup my Yahoo mail on my N8. When I click on "add a new mailbox" and fill ... moreI think they discontinued that a while ago, just like Weather and now Skype. You can only enter the settings manually...
I cannot setup my Yahoo mail on my N8. When I click on "add a new mailbox" and fill in the email address and password and press the forward button, I can see only the option "exchange activesync". Any solutions? Maybe I need to change something in settings?
baubau, 11 Aug 2014Help! 4 out of 5 times outgoing calls aren't workingreset the phone by pressing the on button for 8 seconds (its nt hard reset) :)
Carol, 10 Aug 2014First things first, have you backed up the contacts?. If yes then you should have a very easy ... moreHallo Carol
I realized that I did not back up my contacts properly. no issue anymore. I bought the phone from my friend. she says it did that right out of the box. do not know why they did not return it. there is nothing covering the proximity sensor. I can unlock the phone on the side, but it's very frustrating. I also did reset the phone. did not work. I see there is a lot of people who had this problem, but no one is giving a solution. the phone is still in a very good condition. I thought that maybe it was just a setting problem. will give it in today. its my only option now.
Suvham N8, 03 Aug 2014My Nokia N8 is currently running Nokia Belle Refresh (latest version). I want to downgrade my ... moreAs far as i remember was possible but very dangerous when ther was nokia belle only. I don't know if now it is still posible if you have refresh
Here you have some writings about it and some videos. It is a lot to learn and to understand that is not recommended
this is a good detailed guide and should work for Sv3 also, but, as i was saying. I don't recommend it.
sunshine, 05 Aug 2014Hallo Guys Me again. Can someone tell me how to get my contacts back after restoring to fac... moreFirst things first, have you backed up the contacts?. If yes then you should have a very easy way with nokia suite to put them back in your phone. If not, it will be almost impossible. As for the sensor, this as mdn8 said, is commune among Nokia n8 (but only in ful bright sunlight). And the only thing i could think of, is the glass screen which could stop the sensor reactions in sunlight or powerful light. If this happens no matter what, then...hmmm, could be a hardware problem and that... could have no resolve. Anway, if you slide the lock button does't the screen turn on? This could be a small fix for this crappy issue.
faizan, 08 Aug 2014any one say me about n8 camrea ?Brother, N8's camera is still unbeatable & untouched in image & video quality, even by recent top androids are behind it. I compared the pics of N8 with the pics of Samsung galaxy S4, Sony xperia Z1, HTC One, & to every1's surprise, N8's pics were way ahead in detail, clear & sharpness & colour reproduction compared to other competitors. I felt so proud at that moment. So, trust blindly in camera as its the product of king in camera phones manufacturer, Nokia. But, if u are planning to buy N8 just now, i would not recommend you to go for it, as its a 4 years old phone & Nokia has stopped giving software support to this operating system, symbian. Many latest apps like instagram, line, bbm, viber- calling & skype-video calling are not compatible & will never come. Skype is present with messaging & calling features, but today morning i received a mail from skype, that they are retiring their services from symbian & skype would no longer work on symbian after few weeks. So, if your prime requirement is camera & budget is not an issue, then u can go for lumia 1020 (best cameraphone till now with 41 megapixel sensor), lumia 1520 or for latest lumia flagship, wait for lumia 930 which has 20 megapixel pure-view sensor.