Nokia isnt good at giving hardware , forget about the software. At this price point , it ought to give @least 1 Ghz processor. Symbain 3 isnt good either.It lacks smoothness and cant give you superb data integration like android. Its freaking slow. Xperia Arc is a better option.
DannyC, 13 Mar 2011Android sucks!!!! basic android is not meant to be a phone os. it suits galaxy tabs etc. take ... moreYou are so wrong! You can install apps on Android 2.2, and on 2.3, lol... :P Please read more before posting something. The Android 2.1 is weak, yes, but the version 2.3 is released, and will KILL Symbian 3! :))
whch phone should i buy, & i mean only nokia no other thn tht.
my choose r N900, E7 or N97
I am completely confused and have serious doubt on the Nokia Team to Launch E7, fully loaded phone, with 680 MHz processor. Why could you not thought of 1GHz dual core processor. I will not buy this only for this reason. Please Think. I hope Nokia still wants to be No.1. Please launch a phone in India which is comparable to Samsung Galaxy S II with Super Amlod Screen and at reasonable cost.
Mobilemaster, 12 Mar 2011I really want Nokia to produce some high-end smart phones, but I hate WP7. It is a very weak O... moreAndroid sucks!!!! basic android is not meant to be a phone os. it suits galaxy tabs etc. take android 2.1 for instance (that what i have on my galaxy 3. cant install apps on memory card. no usb tether for 3g. no task manager which means programs keep runing in the background. its a battery hog. No themes meaning u are stuck with a black background ( i got a shocker to find that homescreens can be changed but not the black background). symbian themes are free android ones are mostly paid. u need special software for easytether for usb tether and for changing homescreens. in short android doesnt have basic functions that is required. android also needs powerful cpu's and more ram for it to work smoothly. i remember runing win xp on my pc with 256 mb ram and it worked smoothly on my p4 2.4ghz HT processor but android cant even run properly with 256 mb ram. oh almost forgot no video calls for android 2.1 wow!!!!
AnonD-252, 13 Mar 2011Nokia do not have the best hardware because it is completely pointless to have a heavy metal b... moreu already got a perfect answer my friend !!!
but still...do not compare androids battery perfomnce with symbian...
with pretty regulr use of intern8 and few calls/sms my N8 give me 3to4 days battery backup easily...
and mind u i am 'X' android user(SE xperia,moto milestone,dell streak and galaxy-s)so i am talkin by my experience...
"heavy metal brick" !!!! are u serious...geeze god bless u mate...be happy with ur cheap plastic made androids which starts to look like 2nd hand device in just one month or so!!! and just to cut down on a weight they simply comprmises on the luxurious feel of ur expensive device...unlike nokia harware(latest E series and N8)
AnonD-252, 13 Mar 2011Nokia do not have the best hardware because it is completely pointless to have a heavy metal b... more"Nokia do not have the best hardware because it is completely pointless to have a heavy metal brick in the pocket and no user will ever need more than a phone that easily can survive when dropped but never need a phone that can almost survive a "nuclear explosion" or being damaged by a big hammer or being run over by a heavy truck..."
Accidents do and WILL happen even with the most careful user. At least when accidents happen you phone will be still up and running.
"Android can run just as good as Symbian on just as slow processors, ZTE Blade run Android 2.2 on only 600 MHz ARM 11 processor with no problem!"
No problem? Seriously? Have you even seen the performance on the ZTE blade. Is almost laughable. And god knows what freaking GPU did they used in that device.
"Android also offer true multitasking"
Actually by default, android doesnt have true multitasking. Apps will still continue to run in the background and you have no way to terminate them unless you have a task manager which can be downloaded form the market (ad-driven though)
"I use Opera Mobile on my Symbian N97 mini I very often get the error not enough ram-memory even though it is a Symbian-phone."
Opera Mobile is a well known RAM eater for symbian. Thats why there is Opera Mini symbian version :)
"The browser is bad because the hardware, cpu gpu and ram, is not good enough and can not handle any better browsing-experience."
"Nokia have so much smaller battery that they still do not have better batterylife even though they use so slow, batteryefficient, cpu."
Also disagree. My n8 could easily surpass my brothers galaxy s in terms of battery life anytime, anyday.
AnonD-252, 13 Mar 2011Nokia do not have the best hardware because it is completely pointless to have a heavy metal b... moreI agree with that Nokia phones need MORE Ram! The N97 needs more ram than 128 MB! The Ram isn't enough because of it's massive internal memory. The CPU speed of N97 is not enough as well.
Odumfitch, 12 Mar 2011Are u serious? Have u used this phone b4 dropping ur comments? Itz bn proven that nokia has d ... moreNokia do not have the best hardware because it is completely pointless to have a heavy metal brick in the pocket and no user will ever need more than a phone that easily can survive when dropped but never need a phone that can almost survive a "nuclear explosion" or being damaged by a big hammer or being run over by a heavy truck...
Android can run just as good as Symbian on just as slow processors, ZTE Blade run Android 2.2 on only 600 MHz ARM 11 processor with no problem! Android also offer true multitasking, but just as on a PC you can multitask on almost no ram at all but it will then be much slower than it would be with more ram so Nokia should use more ram because when I use Opera Mobile on my Symbian N97 mini I very often get the error not enough ram-memory even though it is a Symbian-phone.
Amoled have problem with not "aging" well, old amoleds are not very good at all.
The browser is bad because the hardware, cpu gpu and ram, is not good enough and can not handle any better browsing-experience.
Nokia have so much smaller battery that they still do not have better batterylife even though they use so slow, batteryefficient, cpu.
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2011i like this mobiele phone but why the nokia software cant touch the apple. if u want to beat ... morenokia software doesnt need to touch apple...which apple software r u talking abt..the one thts so close tht without i tunes u cant even transfer music into it...it means tht u shud carry the setup of i tunes whr ever u go bec if u like sm song in ur frnds system u cant straight away trnsfer it to ur cell if he doesnt has itunes..nd i tunes isnt really a grtt software tht everyone will have it...nd wht other gud software features u r talking abt...till few months back it didnt even run multiple applications...ohh yeah i read in a review in forbes magazine tht it has a applicaiton for lullabys..so if u want such stupid applicaitons never ever buy nokia!
Mobilemaster, 09 Mar 2011The LG Optimus 2X is twice better than this crap! :)) Sorry guys, but I know what I am talking... moreuntil and unless u plan to stay in sm village for 15 days without having access to pe drive or laptop/pc 16gb memory is never gonna be less for u....the entire music collection on my laptop is 18gb...nd tht too half of it i m never ever gonna listen...nd u dnt transfer everythng to ur phone..everyone has a pc for tht...nd y the hell is a dual core processor needed in a cellphone...which application needs such kind of hardware...until i m using really heavy software or high end games even the dul core of my laptop is rarely used...nd u need a dual core processor for a cell!!! dnt just blindly follow figures..have some sense mate..
brynn, 12 Mar 2011Remember a year ago on s/e forums and they were in trouble.Now look how they have bounced back... moreI really want Nokia to produce some high-end smart phones, but I hate WP7. It is a very weak OS in my opinion. The Menu is ugly, the basic features are missing now. If they will change these things then they will compete Android. Now everybody HAS to admit that Android is the KING! I like Nokia too and I am sorry 4 them.
Mobilemaster, 12 Mar 2011This was 4 me or for TC?Remember a year ago on s/e forums and they were in trouble.Now look how they have bounced back like motorola.Nokia can bounce back with new devices on the way that were already in build and in production.I have this feeling deep down and also been a nokia/symbian fanboy that symbian WILL NOT die.It is far to much in peoples hearts and sell 270,000 symbian fones a day.
Are u serious? Have u used this phone b4 dropping ur comments? Itz bn proven that nokia has d best Hardware, if u think this phone is overpriced, then u should stick to ur cheap Android phones! No one forced u to comment on this. Symbian OS wasn't designed 4 heavy duty processors, it could run on a 200MHz chip with no stress & Symbian is the only OS that offers true multitasking, like d ones u get on ur pc. I think this phone's great & awesome 4 d price. Itz screen resolution is perfect..Remember itz a 'Clear Black Amoled Display'! U can't compare an LCD TV of d highest resolution to a Plasma Tv of just 720p..A plasma display produces much more color & it shares those characteristics with an Amoled, d only difference is that LED & AMOLED consume less power than a Plasma display. So u can't compare Apple's Ips lit LCD to this AMOLED display. The AMOLED still outpaces it! Itz a business phone, so it wasn't meant 4 poor android hungry brats! There are so many cars that are cheaper & have much more features than a Rolls Royce Phantom, but that doesn't make them better than a Phantom. So now u can see that build quality matters! Symbian OS works pretty good, the only complain ppl have is about d UI & Browser, not d processor or gpu. Itz UI isn't as catchy as that of an iPhone4, but it rocks still. And updates will be released to treat those issues. Although Symbian is about to be phased out next year, that doesn't mean u won't find new apps around 4 it. Apps are still developed for 2nd Generation Symbian devices till date, thatz almost 6yrs now & this device is a 6th Generation Symbian, so there will still b support 4 it till even 2020! So if u like it, and u can afford it, don't deny urself d pleasure cuz of what these tech-hungry dullards posted here as comments.
AnonD-252, 12 Mar 2011I do not think Nokia really have better hardware, having an aluminium body only make the phone... moreOverall they have a good hardware. Their old phones are fall resistant!! :) You can't break it with will power. I saw some crazy things, and I know that the old devices are EXTREMELY resistant.