Question: How come you point out N8's battery life as one of its disadvantages when another site with excellent reputation (techradar.uk) thinks that its battery utilization is years ahead of competition.. There seems to be some incosinstency here. Who is right..??
Question: Since the introduction of the 5th symbian iteration through 5800xm I 've read so many times about the double tap inconsistency or nonsense or what ever you call it. Double clicking on pc's double tapping on moblile screens. The other way would be inconsistent to what we are all used. What is it you find so weird about double tapping is really a mystery to me. I mean really what is your problem?
Opinion: Symbian is the most serious and mature choice out there by far. Froyo is catching up and ios has a long road ahead. Surely, an iphone is nice to use but its target group should be and mostly is teens and kids who like toys; huge industry indeed and a nice way for apple to make lots of money.
Finally, if I may, I wonder how can you stand such a control by your telephone companies and I refer to the american public. Locked phones, what is this? How can you stand it? Are you really used in such a manipulation? It is almost unheard in europe especially in the southern part of it with the exception of your "friends" in uk. There are android and ios apps already sending personal info to servers without the user knowing it as I 've read in an independent research. Some believe america tries to built os's that way in order to be easier to spy and control the public. As far as I am concerned I think I would pay much attention to such researches. A second thing is that thing about dropped calls. Well, I live in Athens, Greece which is quite a big city, and I have used all three available carriers and I have never experienced such a thing, neither have I ever heard of anyone complaining about it. What is going on in usa who is supposed to be world tech leaders? Users are paying good money to stand it. They shouldn't. Come on this unbelievable, expand the net to decrease it. You hear at&t..??
Last but not least, obviously, usa wants to sell its own products both hw and sw and not european and economic and political friends from asia -like south korea for instance (samsung, htc, lg etc) are helping them to do so. In the end, unfortunately, as everything else, it all comes down to control and money.
Thumbs up for symbian and down for those "control freaks" of apple and/or google. Think before you give your money to those people!
me, 13 Oct 2010Seeing all the crops i honestly think there's no difference between both cameras, other than t... moreYou're seriously blind, man. I mean, look at the dam*ed trees, the leaves, whatever. There's no discussion. Like.. hands down the N8 is better than anything else that's been seen before.
The pixon's images are all saturated and artificially sharpened (you know, extremely white borders around everything), and well.. they just lack detail. Mostly on very bright or just a bit dark areas.
I think this was a good and well thought out review from gsmarena. Result was what I expected, the new king of cameraphones with a large margin and awesome media device.
This was the first release of Sym3 so I'm not at all surprised there are still few problems. Good thing is that Nokia seems to be aware of them.
I think Swype keyboard is already available from Nokia betalabs and Nokia has promised a new QT based browser soon, it just couldn't make it to N8 release.
I used to be a Nokia fan, from 6630->N73->5800 but I Sold my last nokia just one week ago and bought Galaxy S, sorry nokia, I will probably never come back to you again ... anyway I usually take 1-2 pictures per year so camera is the last thing to think about :)
sea-breeze, 13 Oct 2010Thanks GSMArena ...Great review
So after all the customer demands will choose the right pho... more+1
There is no such thing as a perfect phone, and GSMA was careful to say that the N8 is not meant to directly compete with the absolute best of the other brands.
I was happy with the evolution from 6280 >> N95 8GB >> N97 Mini as it was a case of "more of the same, but better" each time. Looks like Nokia has continued that trend, and I for one look forward to grabbing one when Voda Australia starts offering them at the right price.
Video calls over wifi, 3g, 3.5g and I can hold it any fucking way I like!!! sweet.
thank you for good review. I knew that the N8 has the best camera in phone industry, and also the Nokia has the best connectivity in the world. I had many Nokia, SE, Samsung, Moto, HTC etc. phones and I can responsibly tell that only Nokia, SE and Moto can make real good phones. So, no doubt, N8 will be my next phone.
Last time ... when Sony Ericsson was the best in produce camera phone... everybody said GSMARENA was biased always overate SE. But now what happened? Now keep siding Samsung... coz Samsung has the best selling phone, Galaxy S lol...
Finally N8's review is up.
I can see the video of Wave is better than iphone 4 lol... if compare to N8... er... i still prefer Wave coz of the details.
If it is really priced more than Galaxy S... i think get Galaxy S better lol... although Camera is not that good.
Look at the video of the UI... looks smooth.
So if compare Wave audio quality to this N8... which one is the best? I cant see any Wave audio quality with headphone attached. GSMARENA plz revise the Wave audio quality with headphone attached.
I guess Samsung Wave is kinda bang-for-buck mobile phone. And I keep my MotoZine for capturing. the rest, Samsung Wave. Thank you very much for the review, GSMArena....
Seeing all the crops i honestly think there's no difference between both cameras, other than the difference of exposure i.e pixon having slightly higher exposure. The flash performance of N8 isnt good enough, we dont really care if the flash size is 1mm less than N82's. In the end i think all this hype was for nothing, N8 doesnt give anything exceptional apart from better performance in low light maybe. I really dont get how gsmarena crowned it king of cameraphones, i would go for pixon12 instead of N8 because its way cheaper now AND its battery is replaceable.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010Actually this is the redeeming point...
It's like buying a digital camera with phone functi... morethe camera on this seriousley kicks some reall arss this time around, and nokia do sofware updates and will make it better, the only thing I dont understand is WHY DONT NOKIA PUT IN AUTO FOCUS IN THE VIDEO COMPARTMENT? hopfully they will resolve this in a software upgrade, but am still getting this phone!
you guys on here make this phone sound like its the worse but its not, (im not talking about you gsmarena im talkng about the people on ere)
Am I the only one that thinks that the pixon 12 had better pictures than the n8?
I checked the pictures several times and it seems the pixon 12 is a winner here.
I was looking fwd to the N8, but after doing an in depth analysis I prefer to continue with my N95 8GB & E72.
Hope Nokia get things straighten out soon or I would have no options to go Iphone4 or HTC Desire HD
Thanks GSMArena ...Great review
So after all the customer demands will choose the right phone.
i love imaging and video capturing so i'll go for N8
other like App. browsing so go to Android or iphone
After All ... There is no Perfect Fone ... it up to ur needs to choose
N8 vs X10
By the end of the month, x10 will have android 2.1 support, and HD-720 video recording. Bigger screen, better app store. Who needs lifetime sat-nav when smartphones comes with data plans?
Better browsing experience, more apps, bigger screen, and a muuucch more polished UI. Not this outdated feature-phone looking menu system.
x10 > N8
"We’ve given up looking for the ultimate smartphone, haven’t we? The Nokia N8 most certainly isn’t in contention there. And Symbian ^3 is not the best touchscreen experience you can get – although what’s fair is fair – it’s an improvement over S60 5th. And the Ovi store isn’t the best app market, but the guys behind it try really hard."
Nice try nokia but n8 still sucks! Never buy this phone
I just ordered the black one. Should be getting it soon. Getting rid of my Nexus One for it. It does 99% of what my N1 does plus the best camera with much better battery life and not everyone in the NY will have it makes it pretty cool, hehe! All I have to do is carry this phone and I'm set. I don't know why you people are bitching about Symbian^3, it's not as bad as you make it seem .. I'll probably be the only cool dude with it while everyone else will have their iP4 and Droids .. lol