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Nokia N8 review: Director of photography

12 October 2010 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia N8 review: Director of photography - read the full textWe’ve come to take Nokia for granted in the low end or the business class but it seems it has lost the knack for killer phones, run out of royal blood. It’s up to the Nseries to fix it all up. The Nokia N8 may just turn out to be the right cure. With that kind of hardware. Update, 08.02.2012: Symbian Belle update hands-on...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-13 03:49 from t7Ki - click to readthe 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)

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  • 2010-10-13 04:19
  • 2CEs


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.

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  • 2010-10-13 04:15
  • QP{i

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

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  • 2010-10-13 04:14
  • Pv2q

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

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  • 2010-10-13 04:12
  • NhTM

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 Not this outdated feature-phone looking menu system.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

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  • 2010-10-13 04:12
  • 9xEf

"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

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  • 2010-10-13 04:10
  • wrr0

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

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  • 2010-10-13 04:07
  • DUL{

samsung wave hd video cam beats n8. n8 still camera is unbeatable.

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  • 2010-10-13 03:52
  • IaHd

No video light...LOL




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  • 2010-10-13 03:49
  • Pf$u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-13 03:46 from t7{J - click to readActually this is the redeeming point...

It's like buying a digital camera with phone functionality. How about that?

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  • 2010-10-13 03:49
  • t7Ki

this is sad, im not going to buy if only the killing point is the camera...

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  • 2010-10-13 03:46
  • t7{J

i was telling u people that n8 is good but u can get better.

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  • 2010-10-13 03:33
  • IaHd

I thin'k its just a matter of software update for the flaws of the 0S..i can see nokia is learning what people needs and try to improve itself..nokia is a pioneer in cellular techonology i know they are up to something big.this is just a start...

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  • 2010-10-13 03:29
  • t7X2

> In reply to Kintaro @ 2010-10-13 03:12 from t7A} - click to readI think Nokia's MeeGo device will be announced this year .. not after a year!

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  • 2010-10-13 03:27
  • n2Ag

Thanks for the review, GSMArena. I've made a decision based on the reviews so far, and finally including this one, that I am not buying the N8.

Symbian has a long long way to go, and the inability to play HD videos more than 2GB is just one of the bigger stumblings that I thought they wouldn't have a problem with. (The interface issues obviously number 1 reason.) The weaker flash seems to hurt it as well so I might just stick to my N82 for camera purposes while I use an Android for everything else.

Unfortunately Nokia is showing no signs of accelerating their OS development or even moving into Meego anytime soon. Even if they come out with a Meego in a year, imagine what iOS and Android looks like then? Imagine their App stores as well. Sadly, time to move on for me.

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  • 2010-10-13 03:12
  • t7A}

well, for video recording, there is a new hack for autofocus, and recording 720p @ 30fps

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  • 2010-10-13 03:11
  • nCNf

Meego is Nokia's only saving grace for touchscreen devices. They should leave Symbian to non-touch. Sad to say, but only the camera was N8's selling point and not enough reason to lure me getting this phone. Next....

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  • 2010-10-13 03:10
  • t7Ki

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-10-13 02:57 from TqCi - click to readI think the galaxy s is more expensive than the n8 when you buy it unlocked. It would be silly for nokia to price it higher than the galaxy s when the galaxy s is obviously better overall.

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  • 2010-10-13 03:05
  • FJTg

Best review that I saw about Nokia N8 until today. Great job guys.
And you know if those things about text input, limitation at video playback, camera tweaks, image galery, email/message app, will have some change in future releases of firmware?
Thankz anyway.

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  • 2010-10-13 03:04
  • P7{G

> In reply to eXuser @ 2010-10-13 02:46 from v0XH - click to readNokia - Best UI, Battery is much better than iPhone where is also irreplaceable battery and nobody complain about it! For WTF you need lens cover ? To get dust and dirt under it ... there is highquality scratch resistant glass and it work great like that!Only a dumbass can complain about nothing.

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  • 2010-10-13 03:02
  • nyP1

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