Although it's not the most powerful device, the 600 mhz processor works well with Symbian^3 and Anna. One of the first things I did was install SPB Shell 3D, it offers a quick, smooth, responsive homescreen (you can add as many screens as you want, I went with 7).
Anyways, it runs games fine, there aren't that many HD ones, but if you can find them they are optimized for the N8 and will work with its CPU and GPU. I currently have Avatar, Dungeon Hunter 2, Eternal Legend, Fruit Ninja, Galaxy On Fire, Hero of Sparta, Need for Speed Shift, Tetris HD, The Sims 3, and Spider-Man Total Mayhem.
I am very pleased with the hardware of the phone, what I mean is the aluminium casing and the 12 MP camera. Don't believe what all the people say about how superior other cameras are, this one is king, and will be for a while.
I find that many people are comparing it to Android devices, but I've always been a fan of symbian. One of the reasons is you do not need a data plan for it, I currently don't have one (just voice and texting). I don't need to check my social updates or whatever all the time, but when I do need it I usually just get it from WiFi. Believe me... unsecured linksys routers are everywhere.
Before the N8 I was a N82 user. I loved having a good camera everywhere I went. It's actually quite handy once you start using it.
The battery life is amazing. My average usage for one charge is... believe it or not, 5 days. I usually only use the phone for calls and texting though. Playing games and going on WiFi usually is about 3 days, which is still great compared to your standard Android device, which I've heard you need to charge daily.
The battery is easy to replace... I don't know why everyone pusses out about it. You just order the screw driver and get a new battery. Remove the bottom casing and there you have it. Even a caveman can do it.
I'm not saying the Nokia N8 is the BEST device ever, but it's a step in the right direction. And with the recently made Symbian Anna update to the U.S. I surely hope they don't drop Symbian.
I feel as though, even in this day and age, Symbian has gone through so much and if it can survive the battle of smart phone OS's it'll be along one of the tops, right with Android and iOS. Because let's face it... Symbian IS a very VERY efficient operating system.
Kazain, 03 Nov 2011thanks for the reply. However i had read somewhere that the gpu used in 701 is claimed by noki... morewell if nokia claims that i dont know if its true since i guess the gpu on e6 and 701 is the same.. Anyway in real life scenario n8 can play those hd games without lag(asphalt6, dungeon hunter2, assassin creed hd, spiderman hd, etc) on lacks a bit of processing thats why laoding time is longer i think than 701. But you can play those hd games in lcd's/led's with n8 but its up to you. Good luck bro
celladik, 03 Nov 2011although 701 has 1ghz proc gpu on n8 is more powerful. So i guess for gaming n8 is better... I... morethanks for the reply. However i had read somewhere that the gpu used in 701 is claimed by nokia to be 3 times more powerful than n8's gpu..i am confused since that i heard that 701 lag while gaming but i dont know about n8...help me choose between this two please because i like to buy a new phone and both of them costs the same at my country.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2011Hi everyone. I've been using N8 for 6 months and I must say that it is great phone. Recently I... morego to SW update icon in applications in your n8 and install symbian anna updates 1 & 2 & you'll get quick office and adobe reader and microsoft communicator software
Symbian Belle has been out 2 months - it is already on new N8's - so why have older N8 owners have to wait???
Nokia needs to get it's act together and get the update out - I am in for a new phone soon and I can tell you it won't be a new Nokia!
I have found Nokia frustrating, arrogant and disrespecting existing customers. The Belle update by the way only plays catch-up to Android - so nothing new or really exciting! In fact I don't even like Andriod.
So it will be Blackberry or Apple where I go next!!!
OFFICIAL BELLE ALREADY BEING TESTED ON N8,E7 X7 AND C7......does anyone know the exact release date????? can't wait to boost up my n8......hope it adds full support for 64 gb card........need to upgrade my 32gb
please i want to know if there are WI-FI on this mark nokia n8, if trere is, how to do it, please you can write me in french
Today I gt my hands on one of da good lookin phone of samsung called "samsung galaxy s" (SGS)......
N u ppl know wat ...??!!??
Its GUI is incedibly awsum....!!!!!
Plus grt themes +free softwares+free hd games+live wallpapers n mny more.....
Nokia wat r u doin ???
Your GUI simpuly suxxxxxxxx....... >_<
I want belle update now.......!!!!!
n8 is verry good phone I am useing since 8 months there is no compare with other phones, I purchase more n8 for my friends also. It is really good presently I have update sambian anna and working better than earlyer samdian^3. Office exel,document viewer,micro sooft office and PDF reader working. Verry good thing is I can attache my photos,videos(upto 20MB) and peronnel data from emass memory/pendrive/memory cards, to email. Which works like computer, you have to install only opera 11.1 though ovi store. And it is not pssible with other phone.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2011should i buy n8 or anyother moblie, if yes then which one?maybe you should read this link to help assist you
i'd go with the lumia 710 or 800, there's also the nokia 701 and n8
It all depends on what you want from your mobile & what you'll be using it mostly to do.
If you wanna be connected very much with social networks and very smooth ui & great voice capabilities the lumia 710 or 800 will give you great interface along with other features, if you need most features in a phone usb on the go,hdmi capabilities,best cam go for n8, if u need slightly less features,8 mp cam ,usb on the go, no hdmi, but better OS (at least till update comes for n8) go with 701.
Kazain, 02 Nov 2011Can anybody here tell me which is better in terms of gaming performance, n8 or 701? Since that... moreThe only diff. Is cpu speed n8 has 680mhz nd 701 has 1ghz but still n8 is batter then 701
Kazain, 02 Nov 2011Can anybody here tell me which is better in terms of gaming performance, n8 or 701? Since that... morealthough 701 has 1ghz proc gpu on n8 is more powerful. So i guess for gaming n8 is better... I maybe wrong anyone?
cell, 02 Nov 2011hey guys whats the difference between led flash and xenon flash? please answer...xenon flash is the best flash used by profetionals and photography,
it has alot of advantages over led as it is so much flash power and scatters light evenly not like led
and it is so quick it can freeze the image
for exaple if I shoot my n8 at my ceiling fan going it will seem like it has stopped as the flash is so bright that the light freezes the blades to look at...
it is the best flash....
cell, 02 Nov 2011hey guys whats the difference between led flash and xenon flash? please answer...Basically Xenon is so much powerful and better to take pictures, and LED flash look like a flashlight that u can use to take pictures and record videos.