Started to use AGAIN - after using so many android phones with fancy screens and large size displays.
I am surprised to see how much I am liking it again. Kudos to the one of the best industrial designs.
HMD Global - if you are listining - waiting for N8 form factor with Android on board. Please please please ................Xenon flash is the cherry on the pie :)
I came to check out the phone specs and thought that the comment section will only have old comments and well what a nice surprise people still talking about how great this Nokia phone is/was.
Still one of the best and tough phones ever built by nokia,i still use mine and works perfectly fine, screen is still intact and have dropped it plenty times.
I still remember my Nokia N8. Back then, it used to be my daily driver. The build quality, was like a tank. I had dropped it so many times accidently and yet it survived without any wounds on the body. The sound quality through the loudspeaker was just awesome, so much so, that I still miss it to this day because I haven't found the same kind of sound clarity in any other phone. The camera was its ace feature with rare features like mechanical shutter, Xenon Flash, dedicated two-step shutter key, large sensor size which are near about extinct in smartphones these days. The low-light shots with the Xenon flash were amazing and I still got them. They still look much, much better than low-light shots taken with LED Flash fired. The last major OS update (Symbian Belle) was pretty cool, stable and user friendly. The OS was simple yet very interesting. Unfortunately, the combination of lack of applications and the lack of further development killed it. What I really liked about the user interface was that, it had a completely black theme preinstalled, which was pretty good on that gorgeous AMOLED display. The Nokia N8 holds the legacy of Nokia and shows the glorious past of the king. I consider the Nokia 808 PureView to be the successor of the Nokia N8 and it was the last glory of the king. It's a fact, Nokia was ahead at that time in terms of cameras and many other technological aspects. Unfortunately, business is all about choices. You either make a right choice or a wrong one, that is what decides the fate of a company. Nokia went down and we all saw it. Now that Nokia has already attempted a comeback with a choice they should've already made before going down, I don't see them as serious as it requires for a comeback. I sincerely hope for a Nokia N8 reincarnation..
foxbat2728, 19 Aug 2017I am using a Gold BL-4D battery 2680mAh and has very much longer usage. Now I have ordered Yah... moreThank you, when the time comes I'll try to get one of those. I'm using another phone now but the N8 is still working and I won't let it die. :-)
MdN8, 16 Feb 2017My battery was giving up, had to charge it 2-3 times a day, and when I opened the phone I saw ... moreI am using a Gold BL-4D battery 2680mAh and has very much longer usage. Now I have ordered Yahxi 4800 mAh battery for my N8 thru Aliexpress.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-Replacement-4800mah-BL-4D-Battery-For-Nokia-N97-Mini-N8-N8-00-E5-E5-00/32596501820.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.1Cg1iJ costs USD $9.00 plus shipping.
mug, 12 Aug 2017there is no substitute for nokia n8,camera n reliability to use is the best one ,even no anyot... moreTrue , I have taken hundreds of photos and videos which are clear. The camera is exceptionally good and has zenon flash. Once a while I use it for its camera . Even videos taken from inside a car with the windscreen closed too is good. Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens are Good. The 12 MP shots are very clear comparing with many current day smartphones.
Bbtee2, 19 Aug 2017this phone is like the old version of Nokia 8Of course N8 is 2010 model with updated software to nokia belle.
there is no substitute for nokia n8,camera n reliability to use is the best one ,even no anyother mobile can replace it
MdN8, 15 Jul 2017Did they fix it right away or you had to go twice?Not realtime. They just took 3 days excluding thendate of giving it for service. That is Monday means I received on Thursday.
MdN8, 15 Jul 2017Believe or not, it's working again!!! I tried different chargers and it wouldn't react. Then I... moreThat Microsoft service centre was 25 Km South west from my place. 22 Km (40 minutes) travel by inter city bus. Rest 3 Km (15 minutes) by town bus (intra city).
Suhail Ahmed , 07 Jun 2017Not with Symbian 60 & Anna. Only with Symbian 40Their is no Symbian 40. Series 40 were java phones. Stop confusing a system just by the simple s. By your conception galaxy s7 means galaxy symbian 7 right? Symbian or series60 is totally something else from java or series40 or s40.
S . SUDHAKAR, 14 Jul 2017Take it to Microsoft. Mine also didn't turn on after switching off. On / off switch got failed... moreBelieve or not, it's working again!!! I tried different chargers and it wouldn't react. Then I tried the Samsung's USB cable with the old charger, the charging light started blinking, then the phone beeped and started charging. It was completely empty, at 0 percent.
Anyway, that's a cheap repair - around 8 Euro. I'm in the EU in a small city and we don't have Microsoft service centres or Nokia Care, if I took it to a repair shop in the next, bigger city, they would charge me 2-3 times more - and that's if they could repair it or get the spare parts.