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Nokia N8 preview: First look

05 October 2010 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia N8 preview: First look - read the full textWe were almost starting to suspect mobile phones of giving up and playing soft. They seemed unstoppable you know. They went from 5 to 12 in no time and there was nothing to suggest that digicams will ever get a timeout for a much needed breather...

 

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wanna take this phone !!!!!!!!so wonderful

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  • 2011-07-19 12:46
  • ttv1

> In reply to AAA @ 2010-10-06 21:30 from 0xWI - click to readCool! That's a clever way of looknig at it!

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  • 2011-07-02 06:43
  • wMHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-26 10:21 from ttd6 - click to readKudos! What a neat way of thinknig about it.

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  • 2011-07-02 03:38
  • jcZ{

> In reply to Mark @ 2010-10-13 17:13 from mbyw - click to readYou rlaely saved my skin with this information. Thanks!

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  • 2011-07-01 12:58
  • PTYj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-28 18:28 from wdAx - click to readHeck of a job there, it absloetuly helps me out.

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  • 2011-07-01 12:37
  • wMHH

> In reply to . @ 2010-10-16 18:17 from 3XyS - click to readThen u can go for Nokia n9

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  • 2011-06-26 07:07
  • HxfF

is the N8 really that good? i am thinking of gettin one...

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  • 2011-05-20 03:27
  • wgUA

Just becarefull nokia Eu do not suppport Nokia N8 devices assembled in China!

Make sure that you buy made in Filand version!

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  • 2011-03-18 16:23
  • 3pSH

Ive had my brother noising about the phone and i thaughht let meb do my own further investigation found out that its 1 of the best phone around thumbs up nokia

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  • 2011-02-16 14:14
  • ftb}

My first approach at the N8 was with a very sceptical view. Smart phones are about speed and usability. I can honestly say after a couple of hours use I can see that the N8 is streets behind phones like the iPhone 4, Htc Desire and Samsung Galaxy S.
The best bits of the N8 are the media functions. The 12mega pixel picture quality is second to none, sound reproduction is clear and loud. But the operating system makes accessing these features quickly a nightmare, because its simply just to slow to navigate smoothly. Despite the operating system, the phone feels like a quality, solid build in your hand and is designed to last, but will the software will not catch up. Nokia need to consider a different operating system at some point, but you won't see it in this device.

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  • 2010-12-05 14:46
  • vIw7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-28 18:28 from wdAx - click to readnokia is one of the best mobile phone in N8...

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  • 2010-12-05 14:41
  • vIw7

> In reply to Magalaya @ 2010-11-23 16:13 from n2fZ - click to readAlso, for the presence, the transition of one home screen to the other does not occur until the swipe is done*. You cannot just drag S^3 home screen (as in other OS) yet; because of this, you may think that S^3 is slower. However, if you try tapping the 3 dots repeatedly, you'll see that the switching of S^3 homes screen is instantaneous. In other words, S^3 is as responsive as other mobile OS.

*There is a benefit to this; it makes it easier to use horizontal scrollable widgets.

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  • 2010-11-28 18:28
  • wdAx

> In reply to Magalaya @ 2010-11-23 16:13 from n2fZ - click to readIt's definitely not sluggish! It's just different! Because each home screen has a different wallpaper, when you change from one home screen to another, the transition will not appear as smooth and quick -- as the OS that use the (more or less) same wallpaper for every single page.

Try changing the wallpaper of every home screen to the same image (and better yet just plain black image) and making sure the N8 you're playing with has all the latest updates, you'll see that S^3 is not slower than Android.

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  • 2010-11-28 18:19
  • wdAx

> In reply to AfteRafe W @ 2010-10-29 16:28 from IaxA - click to read+1
I just played with an N8 in a shop, honestly, it has nice specs but the UI is truly less than average compared to the Galaxy S or even a Windows 7 phone. Sluggish and outdated. I'm a Nokia huge fan, but I have to admit that there is better elsewhere.

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  • 2010-11-23 16:13
  • n2fZ

N8 first hand.

My first approach at the N8 was with a very sceptical view. Smart phones are about speed and usability. I can honestly say after a couple of hours use I can see that the N8 is streets behind phones like the iPhone 4, Htc Desire and Samsung Galaxy S.
The best bits of the N8 are the media functions. The 12mega pixel picture quality is second to none, sound reproduction is clear and loud. But the operating system makes accessing these features quickly a nightmare, because its simply just to slow to navigate smoothly. Despite the operating system, the phone feels like a quality, solid build in your hand and is designed to last, but will the software will not catch up. Nokia need to consider a different operating system at some point, but you won't see it in this device.
Before buying one of these just try it in a shop against a 1Ghz processor rival. If you're after a good camera, don't worry about mega pixels too much because on your phone screen and facebook page, it won't in the end, make any difference.
Sorry Nokia, I've passed this time.

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  • 2010-10-29 16:28
  • IaxA

very problematic phone as u try to download phone get switch off , restart , so v have to go to care center regularly ......inshort money is not worth.

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  • 2010-10-26 10:21
  • ttd6

I would like to know what the price are for the N8 in Europe or in the USA

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  • 2010-10-21 22:32
  • 9FxH

I just wanna know that whether N8 is a slider phone or not??

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  • 2010-10-21 08:52
  • w4sa

I am just want to say that no one can compete with nokia n8 in picture quality this is real phone i am going to buy it. I phone cannot compete with nokia n8

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  • 2010-10-18 06:58
  • TL5H

Nokia launch its smartphones in india but they are not looking upon the diffrences b/w phones (NOKIA 5233) has same display resolution as compare to costly nokia n8 it is my request to nokia to make changes in costly phones like nokia N8.

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  • 2010-10-18 06:53
  • TL5H

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