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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 @ 2010-10-06 22:10 from Mtyp - click to readDAMN !!!!!
thats a lot of stuff....guess i hav to w8 fr anoder 3 years till nokia fixes dese probs....
:P

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  • 2010-10-06 22:15
  • uWFa

I am disappointed with the UI.
I waited for N8 a long time and hoped that they will change the UI, but it is similar to Symbian 1. specially the very ugly main menu.
Though it is a very good phone for people who can stand this UI, I would prefer to buy and android phone or samsung wave.
Good luck for Nokia Lovers!

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  • 2010-10-06 22:14
  • 3IrL

im using the N8 now and it is fantastic !!!!!!! The piece of sh*t American websites want to destroy this piece of art ! Dont listen to them this thing is amazing and i did use everything out there and never felt so comfortable and attached to a phone as much as the n8 .. Who knows how American companies waht to destroy Nokia but they sure failed .. Lol losers now we know why ur scared of the n8. Im having fun and love this phone no matter what those websites say .. Goodnite

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  • 2010-10-06 22:14
  • nChn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-06 22:10 from Mtyp - click to readi need video light for night vid too

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  • 2010-10-06 22:12
  • Mtyp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-06 22:06 from uWFa - click to readlagfree UI, better menu arrangement, touch to focus camera and camcorder, better processor, better screen, better music player, better browser, more apps, gyroscope, three finger tap on screen to zoom in anything on phone, better apps store, better design by no mean n8 is ugly but it just lacks wow factor.
N8 has one good thing and it is still camera. 24fps vid looks dropped frame at night according to techradar

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  • 2010-10-06 22:10
  • Mtyp

HTC Aria's camera is better than all this 3... :))

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  • 2010-10-06 22:07
  • 0Udt

> In reply to Lonely_cent @ 2010-10-06 22:04 from w7ia - click to readI hav iph4 and yet to experience lag. coverflow and multitouch are apple tech so they lag on other handsets

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  • 2010-10-06 22:06
  • Mtyp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-06 22:02 from Mtyp - click to readu might be right about facts and clint would have been right about his....but i would like to know what would nokia have to do to win your respect????

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  • 2010-10-06 22:06
  • uWFa

I've looked at 5 reviews and all show sluggish OS. Some praise for camera and built quality. Symbian is bad I mean really bad!! It is like winmo 6 and needs serious update like winmo7

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  • 2010-10-06 22:05
  • Mtyp

Wrong!, the best smartphone since the N95 is the N82!

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  • 2010-10-06 22:05
  • LEX1

1ghz processor android phones? They are so laggy. I had nexus one.its super laggy menu scrolling is not ok. Oh and touch responsiveness.it is better not to talk about that. Just recently i bought samsung galaxy.oh.the cover flow,menu ah.shit. My next phone+wil+be+n8. I hav+seen many reviews.fortunately found+no laggy with even 5 or more apps
Opened.
I dont want to be in a prision with an+iphone with all its iRestrictions.

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  • 2010-10-06 22:04
  • w7ia

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-06 22:02 from Mtyp - click to read...all necessary because of the inefficient OS.

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  • 2010-10-06 22:03
  • fqmQ

> In reply to Clint @ 2010-10-06 21:57 from fqmQ - click to readiphone 4 1GHz+dedicated GPU and 2days batt. You get wht u pay for though

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  • 2010-10-06 22:02
  • Mtyp

I read all the review, Sad about the zoom bug in the video, But still something very interesting, and for everyone, try to double touch the screen to go all the way to the end far zoom level.

I'm sure this bug will be resolved, but the hardware might not be capable.

If not how it can to 3x but not to 2x, We'll know soon after I get the phone!

Thank you for Nokia for this great Phone,

I respect everyone opinion about what they like, so no need to get into problems guys, I want to lose 10 Kilos, wish me a good luck lol.

Visit my website here at flickr!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/q8phantom/

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  • 2010-10-06 21:57
  • pVPG

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-06 21:52 from TqCi - click to readHa ha ha, since when did Nokia hide the processor they were using in the N8? I could probably find a few hundred references to it in one quick search!

The fact that these operating systems you think so highly of are so CPU intensive and need large CPUs t function bears little relevance to this discussion. We'll talk again when you are complaining about battery time as a result of these power hungry processors.

Throw in the dedicate GPU on the N8 and it makes this discussion even less relevant.

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  • 2010-10-06 21:57
  • fqmQ

Nice preview! N8 sounds great, gonna buy it!

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  • 2010-10-06 21:53
  • pWBh

I love it how all those who seem to hate Nokia have such an indepth understanding of the new symbain OS. How do you know it is bad? You can't base opinion on old Symbian as Nokia has updated it so you base your comments on what other anti Nokia comments you've seen. Symbian 3 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and yes it may look like previous symbian OS but when you actually start to use it you can see the massive improvements.

If you don't like Nokia and don't want to actually see if the N8 is anygood but rather spout unfounded nonsense and the same old same old tired anti Nokia guff, just don't bother. I don't feel the need to seek out Android or iPhone reviews to air my views on them. Grow up

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  • 2010-10-06 21:52
  • nxET

Good said mate let the babies cry for their little toys...
and did u observe they are waiting for the review by gsmarena they are scared he he
Nokia rocks so as N8:)
lets Wait for the Full Review
and ibabyboys or Crybabyboys dont point the mistakes of others point ur iphone4 mistakes about Antenna he he he
and crybabyboys who told u to comment or read this preview ...

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  • 2010-10-06 21:52
  • 2SQM

> In reply to Clint @ 2010-10-06 21:48 from fqmQ - click to readOne thing nokia hid is n8 use same processor as n97 which is a year old and can be also found on 5230. You pay most of its cost to camera. It has good camera but I can live with my iphone 4 camera which has better vid recording quality
http://www.techradar.com/revie...ew?artc_pg=7

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  • 2010-10-06 21:52
  • TqCi

Symbian is on its last legs. Nokia had the chance. They had seen what Apple and Samsung achieved, AND YET they did not brush up the basics like browser and UI. What guarantees their promised OS to be better than the competition? Nokia just sat there and hoped the specs would do the trick.. Sorry Nokia, I have been an ardent fan since the N82, but this just doesn't cut it.. Nokia's lost it! :(

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  • 2010-10-06 21:51
  • pXap

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