You can have Android and the iPhone and it's beautiful fluff and eye candy. Along with it's restrictions and crapware and bloatware.
I'll take the stale software of Nokia and the freedom it gives me to use my phone how I want to use it and not how somebody else wants me to. I'll get my music and apps where I want and how I want and put them on my phone how I want and use them how I want.
Freedom....Thats the real beauty of Nokia, that no others can match.
For me, that trumps all.
Something is really fishy here.Why Gsm arena only posted one photo taken by using xenon flash?
N8 is a great device, no doubt. the camera alone worth the price. but the OS needs lots more work into it. i'll stick to my android thank you.
I think the phone is cool.
I would get one if it is available in Nicaragua on Saturday bcoz I intend to get an Iphone4.
But it is not out here yet :(
Anyway, the camera takes the best pics amongst all cameraphone out there.
When it come to HD Video, it seems that Samsung wave takes better video.
But it's not a huge letdown.
My biggest disappointment is the OS...symbian3 is soooo yesterday :(
Not so many apps out there.
Surely this will be jailbroken after a week in the market.
Just awesome!!! I am soooo going to buy it. Today I am going to Nokia store for the phone. Thank you GSMA for the review. I believe, there is NOT a single phone to claim the chair of "The Ultimate Phone", but the applications inside are the things which will guide you towards any phone.
And for all the "Nokia haters", did it ever come to your mind that different people likes different styles & things? Think about it, I might never like the SAME THING that you like. If that would be the case, all the girls would go only for me, there wouldn't be any left for you (cause all the girls would like me, choose me as they have the same likings). So please, all of you, respect others' chioce, you'll get yours. What does it matter we fight and call each other names? Does that make our phone better than someone else's? Or do we get paid for it? Actually NONE. So try to respect others' chioce, no matter how bad it might be. For you, it might be bad, but for someone else, that can be awesome. Those who still keeps on fighting (doesn't matter if they like or dislike any particular company), I'll say that your girlfriend/wife/sister/mother is ..... Now, how does that feel? I'll respect your choice IF AND ONLY IF you learn to respect mine.
Take care all.
But the phone is certainly not a letdown even if you don't buy it for the camera. Camera was one of the smallest reasons for me to buy this device, and I'm not regretting it the tiniest bit.
This is not a real comparison because it used an early test model Pixon12 The good news is that it is not visible blur on N8 photos , this is amazing
P.P.Whatever you talk N8 has a superb camera , one is BEST
I think this Nokia is vastly superior to the Pixton 12 and iPhone 4. It's very mesmerising.
Ithink, only camera is good in this phone, but OS? Still same with other old symbian, browser same with s60v5 browser. So if you like photografi and video recording buy this phone, but if you like Install many apps and browsing on your phone with great browser witn Flash10.1 support, buy Froyo phone!
With great dynamic range and excellent low-light performance, lots of resolved detail, geometrically perfect lens and, pleasant, but not overdone colors..."
There's a bit exaggeration in those comments. Just look at the very last sample pic(bugs bunny balloon): lots of distortion and loss of resolution in the bottom corners(not so "geometrically perfect lens"), burned out highlights in the in middle of the picture(not so great dynamic range). And where are the low light samples; are those resolution charts supposed to be them? Come on guys.
The two taps in camera settings are there so the user can preview the setting change in the viewfinder. So for example with Flash settings there's a single tap since there's no way to preview the flash on the screen. However with e.g. the color tone, the first tap changes the setting and the change is visible on the viewfinder so the user gets a preview of what the setting changes. And then the second one gets rid of the setting view.
gsmarena the perfect review needed..... i already had in mind looking at the specification and everything that it was never to be competing with the koreans... but it was for the nokia fans for an upgrade .... :)
nokia will compete with the the koreans by releasing E7 and the N9 .. and then when meego comes ... everyone including W7 mobile will be blown away.. after looking at the W7 mobile interface it seems its similar to meego... lets see :)
bye bye android
Upsss... sorry gyu's :D N8 camera is great, amazing quality. But in other samples N8 camera have BIG optical problem - blur of right side.
Amazihg how Carl Zeiss have a such optics. See more samples and compare here
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010... obviously' d one who made d phone review is a NOKIA FAN...
sorry but, i like far better d... moreYou can overexpose, oversaturate, downgrade n8's photo through photoshop to look like pixon12's if you want. Sadly, you can't upgrade pixon12's photos to look like n8's.
You guys should be worried. It's an indication samsung's corrupting your mind. ;)
The koRngear, 13 Oct 2010over rated device with overrated comments. Sure it wins hands down in camera section but getti... moreMuch of the OS review was about the parts where Sym3 is catching up. There are lots of areas where Symbian has always been ahead though. Proper multitasking and customizability to name few..
From that viewpoint it seems really good actually. I feel the things mentioned are quite minor to me. Browser is the only bigger gripe I have and Nokia has promised a fix to that soon.
Good review. It's true that N8 doesn't want to compete with the likes of SGS & iPhone4. They're in a different category altogether. I admit that Symbian^3, even with its improvements cannot match Android and iOS. While android and iOS have great visual effects and smoothness which are a real treat, I'm not looking for eye-candy on each and every screen. I wish to use my phone, not play with it. A simple and non-lagging multi-tasking experience is what I'm looking for in my smartphone; along with a fantastic camera. And the N8 seems to accomplish that quite very well. Audio clarity is another must-want feature for me. Even that is accomplished. I wish the QWERTY bug be fixed, but thats quite it. I dont even use the web browser very often. Anyway Opera Mini should come to the rescue, at least for the time being. Even the pricing is fair i guess. So I think the N8 should cater to my needs quite well. Thank you Nokia! I hope future usability of Symbain^3/Symbain^4/Meego improves as well as is market-competent. Although I'm quite very happy with the N8! Cheers!