Download the "Brightness Control" by Laternsoft from Ovi store.
It disables the built in light sensor and lets you adjust brightness the way you like.
The purple tint disappears by 90% and it is not even seen on the clock too.
Battery life stays the same too....
Trust me people the phone will look like it never had any purple tint...
rio, 09 May 2011I don't think the purple tint of N8 is to be worried about because it only appears just for 1 ... more So why isn't my phone showing any purple on the clock then?
Also, how do you explain the other issue of poor colour gradients that people also suffer with when the screen is affected by the purple tint?
One more thing about the N8's purple tint, when you press the menu button to unlock the screen from analogue clock screensaver mode, notice the circular border line of the clock, it has white color in the upper portion and purple color at the lower portion which makes no sense if it's a screen deffect because the inside upper portion of the clock is colored purple.
If that purple tint of your N8 matches with what i'm talking here and with my previous post, then that purple thing is not a deffect.
I don't think the purple tint of N8 is to be worried about because it only appears just for 1 second when you press the menu button to unlock the screen from analogue clock screensaver mode, and after that it's gone. It does'nt affect the phone's operation and most specially it doesn't affect your viewing of the screen because it's not there anymore after unlocking the screen.
Besides, in my observation, i firmly believe that the purple tint is not a deffect! It's a shadow-design of the analogue clock. In standby mode, press the clock or go to applications then clock and carefully observe the clock, there's that purple color again in lower portion clearly seen as a shadow-design of the analogue clock just like the small clock icon rectangular box found above it. And here's another thing, if that purple color is a screen deffect, then why is it that the short and long arm of the clock and the bars that represent the numbers of the clock were not affected by the purple color since they are all under the same screen? My friends, that purple tint or color in your N8 is not a deffect. Put your heart and mind at rest now and enjoy your device.
N8 is a gr8 phone at an amazing price,but it is hard to choose between e7 and n8. Aftr all n8 is 12mp,but the physical qwerty keypad in x7 cannot be left, whereas no support for sd card in x7.
shaf, 09 May 2011is it true that the death nokia n8 problem is fixed for new N8 phones? and what are the chance... morei just bought nokia N8 4 months back...awsome..
its the best phone in market..and if u r fond of cameras its the best for you...HD videos could let u capture your memories forever and that too in crystal clear format...i havent experienced any problems so far..
none...and internet goes on so fast on it...its touchscreen is comparitevly to i phone4...smooth and clear....you should go for it man...worth spenting on this gadget
pls guys my phone used to restarts by itself. i am using pr 1.2. pls advice me on what to do. i need help. my phone is duyin.
shaf, 09 May 2011is it true that the death nokia n8 problem is fixed for new N8 phones? and what are the chance... moreBro all those problems are so rare i have been bought this phone since it launch..i still have it and it is really best.
Best regards !
[deleted post] The default lock code is 12345. If you have changed it and forgotten it, then the only way to recover it ( officially ) is by going to a Nokia care center and have them recover it for you. They will charge you for this service though.
bloodberry, 09 May 2011how to check the analog screen saver..?@bloodberry.
First goto Settings > Themes > Screensaver and select Big clock. Then lock the screen with the locking switch on the side of the phone. Now press the menu button and look at the clock on the screen. If the top half of the clock is purple the screen is defective. If not then the screen is fine.
All the best.
shaf, 09 May 2011is it true that the death nokia n8 problem is fixed for new N8 phones? and what are the chance... moreWell, put it very simple , the only difference between N8 and X7 / C7 is : the N8 comes with 12M pixel camera ( Zeiss len ) that is unique in its own way . Otherwise in terms of firmware , although X7/C7 comes with Anna but soon all existing N8 will get an upgrade to Anna as well ( for free ) . As a N8 owner myself , have to say the camera / video is the best among all smart phones available today .
Ray Hipkiss, 09 May 2011@Mauritango.
If you are not in your own country the N8 needs to be configured to use 3G wh... moreHi Ray,
It's good to know you're around!
I'm not in my coutry, but the carrier is a local one.
To give you futher details, I'm in Switzerland and my sim card is a Yallo/Sunrise one.
have a nice day
Mauritango, 09 May 2011Hi guys, I'm facing some problems with my N8, although it might be my carriers fault!
If you are not in your own country the N8 needs to be configured to use 3G whilst abroad. To do this goto Settings > Connectivity > Settings > Data use when abroad set to either Automatic or Always ask. Be warned though that using a 3G connection when not in your home country ( Roaming ) will incur extra and expensive charges to your bill.
All the best.
Hi guys, I'm facing some problems with my N8, although it might be my carriers fault!
There's certain services or apps that require internet connection that I can not use (I get the connection error message). I'm talking about a variety of apps like skype, opera, gmaps, ovi store, mail for exchange. However I can use this apps via wifi.
What's strange is that even though I can not use skype, I can use fring, and there's certain webpages that I can connect using the native browser (pages like my carrier's,or facebook but not everypage).
The point is that I'm not sure if it's a problem caused by a)the configuration of my phone, b) the installing of some beta apps like bubbles (already unistalled), or sleeping screen; or c) certain services/apps have been blocked by my carrier (I don't have a data plan).
I'm not in my country and all representatives of my carrier that I've met barely speak english, which makes any interaction with them rather frustrating.
So if you have some advice to give me I'd appreciate it!
i think best best ever fone.well nothing is perfect those who r saying it has some problems they should realise that now technologies r developing day by day.when camera was invented in phones it was only vga camera now 12 megapixel camera with hd recording is came after decade.wait until it we be further more organized.best fone ever in my point of view