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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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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-12 11:26 from pqya - click to readnokia N8 original made in : ????

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  • 2010-10-18 01:34
  • in@$

I don't like it. 12MP camera-good,but i want 1Ghz and more ram.And nice OS.

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  • 2010-10-16 18:17
  • 3XyS

bottom line this phone is the best!!

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  • 2010-10-14 06:05
  • kKnY

> In reply to Alui @ 2010-10-11 15:59 from Am9Y - click to readMm, there does not seem to be any 1.1 testing for N8 though. Not that is matters really, the games so far look silky smooth.

:)

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  • 2010-10-13 17:13
  • mbyw

This phone is not good. Resistive is better. What if you're wearing gloves? That means you cannot use this phone. And just like other nokia users in the past that criticized the iphone's capacitive screen, I say that resistive touch has more accuracy than capacitive. So just like nokia fans who said before that that the iphone's capacitive screen is inferior to resistive, I say that this is an inferior phone too :)

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  • 2010-10-13 01:32
  • FJTg

> In reply to [deleted post]Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Android comes at a huge cost - selling your soul to Google. It's bad enough that they have their finger in your browsing, your email, sniffing your wifi with their street view cars etc etc etc, now you want them to have control of your mobile phone too? Good for you.... :D

And I always thought that Symbian was open source now... therefore free... but I obviously no nothing and you are the expert here! :D

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  • 2010-10-12 22:16
  • fmL5

New very nice 12mp shotout Nokia N8 / Pixon12 / Satio
http://www.mobiset.ru/articles.../?id=4967#12

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  • 2010-10-12 17:40
  • 0npS

> In reply to dipu791 @ 2010-10-12 15:13 from v$CZ - click to read"... But it got stolen:".
No phone today should be without "Track and Protect" or "Find my phone" (of course if it has gps). Damn those thiefs, they stole my Samsung Omnia HD, too. If they steal my SGS or X6 I can find them and send them to a parallel universe.

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  • 2010-10-12 17:03
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Kintaro @ 2010-10-12 14:48 from t7A} - click to readAh! Someone who said that :D But no no, he may as well be a real heavy texter. I'm pretty serious(sadly). There are so many people out there who type email length texts using sentences such as this. hi, had T@mall n ws gr8! I personally, get nauseous reading that, and I'd seriously die writing it. I have no idea how writing full words isn't appreciated. I love it. It looks great, and it's lovely to read. Plus, I appreciate it when I get a text with words like this comment. I mean, I feel the person has brains, plus, really means whatever he has written, much more than someone who would use shorts. The shorts were used only because it cost a lot and the amount of characters you could feasibly put were much less than now. But people, most of them sadly, forget why they did it, and carry on with it, because well, they simply, did it!

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  • 2010-10-12 17:01
  • t}6X

@herocoder, youll buy it anyway, if you see the review or not. Like me, but want to see review first for i dont know what sake :P

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  • 2010-10-12 16:42
  • pujB

Hey guys .. been waiting for the full review like since ages and have really wanted to get the phone ..

Now am with doubts if should before seeing a review on it .. and slowing down things arent helping my choices either ..

Please hurry up with the review already ..

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  • 2010-10-12 16:30
  • yHx5

> In reply to dipu791 @ 2010-10-12 15:13 from v$CZ - click to readFor messaging, it has comfortable touch QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode. In potrait mode it is T9 format. I'm liking the QWERTY mode better than the T9. My Inbox has close to 200 msgs and it scrolls nicely just at small flick and open the message quickly. My wife has a Nokia 5233. Definitely a BIG improvement on the UI front here. It is sleek and really fast. Same applies to browsing through photos in flip/album mode. I have have 240 photos migrated from N73. Just need a tiny flick to scroll (Yes same as Iphone!!! or should say better) Yet to load music. This phone come with unlimited music download from Ovi music store free of cost. Only data charges apply. But then over my unlimited home internet-WIFI, it doesn;t cost me either. The phone is inteligent to try for my WIFI. If that is not available, it goes thru GPRS.

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  • 2010-10-12 15:57
  • KS7Y

I guess the N8 lacks of video ligth (very useful as lintern)...

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  • 2010-10-12 15:38
  • LL$E

> In reply to DP @ 2010-10-12 14:46 from KS7Y - click to readWell yes I did check it out. You do have a point. But there's another twist to the tale. I'm also a camera-crazy guy. If the only tiny change in E7 would've been an auto-focus, I would've gone for it with no doubts at all. But fixed focus is something i really can't compromise on. I previously owned a N86 for a short while last year. It was a dream phone for me; with perfect study(a bit heavy) design as well as satisfactory UI. But it got stolen:-(

@Kintaro

Yes you are quite right. Totally agreed. It's just that the 160-character limit per SMS; and the fact that sometimes, joined SMSs take longer to reach has turned me into quite a cryptic texter; which also reflects in my usual typing!

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  • 2010-10-12 15:13
  • v$CZ

> In reply to dipu791 @ 2010-10-12 14:08 from v$CZ - click to readHeavy texter indeed. Are you typing this on your phone? You know its 1000% better if you actually typed all the letters of a word instead of using really cryptic text shorthand, even in actual SMS.

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  • 2010-10-12 14:48
  • t7A}

> In reply to dipu791 @ 2010-10-12 14:08 from v$CZ - click to readHaven't messaged yet. If you are heavy texter, you may want to wait for Nokia E7 launching this quarter. It has the same hardware specs of N8 but with a physical keyboard and larger 4.0 in screen . Check out the below link.

http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...dPhone2=3252

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  • 2010-10-12 14:46
  • KS7Y

> In reply to DP @ 2010-10-12 14:02 from KS7Y - click to readohkkk...n im a heavy texter..i knw tmite take me sum tym to gt used to d touch UI n all...bt hws d msging xperience u've had so far?...my sis owns a 5800...n i thot twas quite okay innit...

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  • 2010-10-12 14:08
  • v$CZ

> In reply to dipu791 @ 2010-10-12 13:31 from v$CZ - click to readOverall experience is very good. Multitasking is improved as it is a new OS. Not unlike the earlier S60 with added touch UI on 5233/5800. OS is stable so far, no glitches but its been few hours only :-) Sound quality is good although it has only one speaker in the back unlike two in N73. But this one speaker produces Dolby effect very well and is quite loud. The speaker near the camera, the slot below the lens. It paired well with my BT and connected to Interent through my WIFI. I believe you can get this from Nokia Priority stores only from today cost will be between 25-26.3K.

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  • 2010-10-12 14:02
  • KS7Y

> In reply to W. Al Hakeem @ 2010-10-12 13:06 from mTV1 - click to readYour scenario will happen very very seldom. The colleague will have the files on his laptop (I bet you cannot make a presentation from a flash drive alone:) so you can transfer them over blu-tooth, wifi or USB.

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  • 2010-10-12 14:00
  • Am9Y

> In reply to DP @ 2010-10-12 13:11 from KS7Y - click to readheyy even im seriously considering switching from n73 to n8...i wntd to ask u a couple of thngs...hws d overall multi-tasking xperience compared to n73??...hws d stability of d OS?...n hws d SOUND QUALITY???..n also hws d loudspeaker sound quality??...
jst waitin fr gsmarena review n most importantly user opinions!!..im frm mumbai...dunno hw much twil cost here...

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  • 2010-10-12 13:31
  • v$CZ

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