according 2 consumer reports this phone is the best of the 70 phones that were tested
does this phone can do photo zooming while in viewing mode?
for example, sony ericsson's phones can zoom up to 32X.
hope u guys can help me out because i'm thinking of buying this phone.
coreSOLO, 02 Jan 2009hey Stuart can some cam setting help improve pic quality a bit?I've tried the highest settings possible on my E8 and the pictures are... "OK". If lower settings are selected, just expect the pictures to be less vibrant. My E8's adjustments were set to 1600 x 1200 for Resolution and Best under Quality. Somehow, I believe there're differences either in its hardware and software as compared to V8. You're right, with good lighting, the pics are OK for a 2MP. I'm not going into comparisons with other 2MP phone cameras as that's a completely different subject that requires alot of space and involve personal preferences too. Really, it's just a matter of how an individual expect the result to be, you know, the level of expectation. I used to be involved in photography, before digital camera set in and there were so many factors that could contribute to the end result of a picture, namely, the camera's analysis from its metering system, the contrast, colour depth depending on lens use, over compensations using ISOs, film use (those days) and so on that could affect that one picture that we are looking at. Different camera brands would have their own proprietary electronic circuit that supports and ultimately producing "their" best pics, for their own brand. That's why we all are reading different reviews on different camera phone brands that produce different results. Like Sony has Carl Zeiss lens, the recent Motorola ZN5 has Kodak, internal Nikon and unofficially Carl Zeiss lens too and so on. The results are different, from brightness, contrast, sharpness and colour. So for camera phone, obviously the dedicated digital cameras would have all the "ingredients" built-in that a camera phone would not have... yet, but I believe it's a matter of time they will catch up. For me, I always set my camera settings to the highest possible for both E8 and Digital camera as I would like to see slightly clearer pics when viewing them in my computer. However, I will still treat both camera phone and the digital camera with separate performance expectation level, this way, I won't be disappointed by the E8's result.
coreSOLO, 01 Jan 2009Maybe senior members can do justice to this question, but let me put my part...
E8 cam is n... moreFully agrees with your comment on E8's camera. In fact when I changed to E8 from V8, I thought the camera quality is going to be the same as both have 2MP camera. I was "OK" with V8's camera quality, accepted & understood that a 2MP phone camera can never match the quality of a 2MP dedicated digital camera so I don't really expect much from any 2MP phone camera. Instead, I used the E8 or V8's camera for taking pictures for work purposes, pictures on equipment defects, work reference site and so on to be emailed. For viewing in a computer, it's fine as long as it can help me to get the job done and I really like the fact that the resolution is really small allowing me to email more pictures in a single attachment. For really fine good quality pictures, I'll use my Canon Digital Camera so I believe it's a matter of balance, use the right tool for your requirement. As for me, I found my E8's camera "compliments" my Canon Digital camera well so I do need both. Judging from present technology, I don't see myself fully utilizing a single phone camera for all my purposes, even if it's a 8MP phone camera with Xenon flash yet. As with E8 and V8's camera, the V8 takes better pictures than E8 from my experience and comparisons on pictures taken in my collection.
To be fair, the above showed my personal requirement on camera, I'm quite sure for many others there are various different conditions that require otherwise.
hi there.i bought a motorola rokr e8 just november15,08 and a sony ericsson cybershot k810i just july13,08 now i had replaced my e8 and k810i for a samsung f330,because e8's battery gets easily drain even e8 was not use too much and k810i because k810i's keypad light doesn't work anymore and i have v8 but v8 doesn't work anymore because of charger-usb connector also doesn't work anymore it needs a repair for a second time now my v8 was just 1year and 1month and just turning a 2months this january11 and i had just bought samsung f330 last year also december30,08 and i discovered f330's features are great..its a slide phone with 2mp and a vga cam. and it does a picture-shuffling by the featured myscreen and it has a backgroundplaying so i dont regret of replacing e8 and k810i with the samsung f330
sunny, 29 Dec 2008how is the cam qualityMaybe senior members can do justice to this question, but let me put my part...
E8 cam is not one of the best ones. First, it needs full lightening for imaging. Even if you snap in full light, the colors will be fuzzy, like an oil painting and sometimes oversaturated. In medium light, there will be noise and sometimes a purple haze in middle of pics. E8 2.0 mpix cam behaves much like 1.3 mpix cam from SE and Nokia.
To get the best, snap in good light, scale down to half and you will have a adequate image.
Google E8 reviews for sample snaps, but remember some of those have images from preproduction / prototype devices.
jay, 27 Dec 2008just got an rokr e8 and cant seem to use my mp3 for ringtone but not too bad a phone otherwise just got an rokr e8 and cant seem to use my mp3 for ringtone but not too bad a phone otherwise
Settings > Profile > Profile Settings > "Choose the Envelope" > Message Alert > Select Ringtone > Music
Hope this helps! peace out! :)
sunny, 29 Dec 2008how is the cam qualityJust chose the option of "silent" profile which has no vibration. You may miss many calls though...
This phone has been great to me but I do have one question. Hope you guys can help me out. There is this constant notification system (every so number of minutes - I haven't timed it) where the phone would sound or vibrate (depending on your phone's current alert style) when you've missed a call or received a message and you haven't checked it for some time. It's real useful at times but I would really like to disable it. I'm just not sure how.
The girlfriend calls at night (when I'm sleeping) and I didn't answer because I didn't hear the vibrate (one of the softest vibrating phones I've owned - kind of a bad/good thing). Every so often - it should be a constant time interval - it would vibrate to tell me that I missed a call. Now this is what wakes me up.
Any ideas how to turn this off?
Thanks a bunch,
I would just like to ask if there is a basic way to adjust/correct the camera settings of E8. I love this fone when it comes to music quality plus the design.. though, when I compared the camera to my other phone w580i, which are both 2mp, the SE seems to have the upper hand.. just wondering guys.. if there is a way.. thanks thanks!!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Can you elaborate your mobile usage and requirements please? Like are you heavy on calling, smsing, music, web browsing, emailing, instant messaging, camera usage, gaming, GPS or something else? How much looks, size, weight, battery life, X-factor matter to you?
There is nothing like "THE BEST PHONE" and E8 is just no exception. Tell us your preferences and we will try to guide you, may it be E8 or some other phone :)
just got an rokr e8 and cant seem to use my mp3 for ringtone but not too bad a phone otherwise
Thnx 100 moto. i'll go to authorised Motorola service and try to sepak with them about 'motherboard'. Yes, I bought my E8 in an authorised Motorola importer in Italy and i still have 2 year garantee on it :)
Who long does the battery work, approximatley? I must to recharge it every day.
However it's a great phone, i'm satisfied just watching it.
coreSOLO, 26 Dec 2008Although this is a personal preference, being a heavy texter, I like the keypad A LOT. Firs... moreWell since I'm also a heavy texter, I guess I'm going to take your word on that. Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. Texting was the thing I was worried about the most. Since everything else seems great about this phone.
Amir, 26 Dec 2008Hi, i would like to know if its easy to write text messages on this phone? Is the response of ... moreAlthough this is a personal preference, being a heavy texter, I like the keypad A LOT.
First the bad points. As there are no physical buttons, locating the keys needs learning. Given the width of the cell, you might also not reach full speed using one hand.
Now the good news.
- Travel of keys is very good for fast texting. You can press and repress keys without much efforts
- Key responsiveness is nice. No delays at all
- iTap just rocks. It makes texting so easy and fast by predicting 10-75% of what you want to type.
- Personally I type using both hands and I am typing much better than any of my last phones.
If you are a heavy texter, then you know what I mean here :)
Amir, 26 Dec 2008Hi, i would like to know if its easy to write text messages on this phone? Is the response of ... moreNot at all. The keys are as responsive as any other out there and the Haptics vibration feedback would simulate a real keypad's tactile response.