I just got it now, must say it is the best N model ever made. Wery happy with mine.
Positives are good build and call quality.
2-3 days battery life with moderate use.
Price sim free good value compared to IP4
Wifi has tendency to keep coming on, even after you have just turned it off - this happens to mine and I have read other opinions about this issue on Nokia site.
Nokia are bringing out a large firmware update that address these issue and also include big changes that can only improve what is a very good device already.
Overall, I recommend you get one!
iDon't have 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Optics.
iDon't take pictures at night, got no xenon flash.
iDon't have the LARGEST PHONE CAMERA SENSOR ever built to a phone and produce 'comparable' images to digital cameras and 'some' DSLR
.iDon't have face detection feature.
iDon't produce natural image colors.
iDon't video call via 3G
iDon't support Dolby Digital Plus Surround.
iDon't read music and videos other than .aac and .mp4.
iDon't transfer files via bluetooth I need iTunes,iPhoto.
iDon't allow usb host connection to me like thumb drive,keyboard,mouse,and external hdd.
iDon't have a real multi-tasking capability.
iDon't have a good antenna reception except when i got bumper case.
iDon't output via HDMI with Dolby sound
iDon't exist in colored variations
iDon't have expansion card slot.
iDon't have a DEDICATED graphics processing unit.
iDon't have a customizable theme(before hack).
iDon't have free GREAT apps unless hacked.
iDon't support Pentaband
iDon't have AMOLED screen though I have the largest pixel per count (aka Retina Display).
iDon't support TCP/IP
iDon't have a built-in fm radio.
iDon't have a built-in maps, for free, forever :)created by same company. (OviMaps is n0kia's own. Maps in the iph0ne is g0ogle's. Duh?)
iDon't have a free navigation with voice instruction.
iDon't support java.
iDon't support flash.
iDon't read and create Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Pdf files.
iDon't extract zip files
iDon't look like a phone.
iDon't perform basic phone functions but rather a gaming environment
i have my nokia n8 since october 23 here in Manila, Philippines. I'm the 34th over thousands who pre-ordered it. Since then, i love the phone. It froze less than 5 times since then,restarted 3 or 4 times. I didnt bother because its has a pre-release software. Nokia promised an update this december.
I like everythng abwt the ph0ne..and i bought it because of its CAMERA. It is hailed as the 'best cameraphone to-date' it has the LARGEST CAMERA SENSOR in m0bile ph0ne, XEN0N FLASH,and not an 'outdated LED' hdmi,usb on the go,am0led display, and the FREE NAVIGATI0N!
I dropped the phone twice and its like new,n0thing happens.
Wht i don't like about n8 is the traditi0nal on-screen keypad,i want a qwerty keyboard in landscape m0de! Laggy browser! That's all.
Iph0ne has 300,000 or m0re apps coz there a lot MISSING in the iphone! Example. Radio application,VIA wifi.hahaha.everythng is via wifi.like video calls.hahaha. Whereas in N8,it is built in and uses 3G! N8 can manage to transfr files via bluetooth,hw abwt d iph0ne?haha.
Iph0ne is useless without JAILBREAKING.
Iph0ne less the apps is what?
Fresh fr0m the b0x, n8 cn do m0re.hu cares abwt retina display. I got a 20-20 visi0n,and i see things perfctly even in a small screen like the n0kia 8310 b4.
C0mpare the functi0nalities of the ph0ne fresh fr0m d b0x. Coz d0wnloading apps is a user-based ch0ice..
Cn s0me0ne here,d0wnloaded atleast 1,000 apps in the 'app store?' hahaha.and st0res all of it in their iph0ne?haha.
baught it last week and sold it 2 days after.
It's a nice gadget outside (good aluminium housing...that's it)
The camera is not as expected, doesn't match the sony ericsson satio or samsung pixon 12 camera.
Just a waste of money.
I'll never buy a Nokia phone (symbian OS is outdated)
it's away behind iOS or android and the new WP7 is much better too.
microsoft, 17 Dec 2010i can spell opportunity cost i just have differculty writing it opportunity cost ok differculty?
jimmy manson, 17 Dec 2010hmm is there anyone know where to download game for N8? Please tell me tq.To download apps or games for N8, please go to store.ovi.com
deep space bar, 18 Dec 2010lol they are firmware update will happen before the new year PR1.1i thought the update will come in feb??!!how do you it will be out before new years??!!!
nokia i would suggest you to make a small change in the os to help me and a lot more users in usa. i want to be able to type fast on my nokia n8 both ways vertical and horizontal with a virtual querty keyboard. make a small change and i will enjoy more this phone! the camera is very good, the build quality is good too, the battery life is not bad, overall it needs some os improvement!
your so foolish man
1200mah battery vs 1400+mah battery
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2010ios and droid r better for different reasons.Droid is an open source os.Thats why its very fle... moreYou really have no idea what you are talking about. Android is not open source, its not even free really. And it is a java vm. Really. It is the flavor of the year, nothing more.
I bought N8 and after the first charge it refused to recharge again, then i read about a power issue so I contacted Nokia-Care online (through the web site) the problem was that I bought it from KSA then I left KSA, they asked me to go to KSA and deliver it to ?Nokia-Care and when I did they refused to replace the device.
I warn everyone going to buy this device to take into consideration this issue. that is a known issue.
btw, I met another guys had the same issue and after fixing the device the problem happened again.
I will update you with the status of my device because if they replace it so , this will be OK otherwise I will lose trust with their products.
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2010ios and droid r better for different reasons.Droid is an open source os.Thats why its very fle... morecause of the pee pants solution
i've played almost all the full rendered 3D games on N8 and holy crap it's good
people are scared of symbian i can tell
and it's disgusting
nothing wrong with supporting another platform
cause look at WP7
the developers are not even getting paid yet and it's a new platform and there is already 3k apps
i don't know why they would leave symbian behind like that
or it's because all 3 platforms are from the US
Mohamed Kamal , 18 Dec 2010it is my first day with N8 and it keep hanging!!
each time i press photo icon it turns black ... morereturn it... and replace
and u should test the software a bit at the nokia shop, open maps(check if gps working), open camera, open music player, open gallary etc, takes 10 minz, if all fine, then buy the mob :)
n8 rules why
camera 12mp carl zeiss best camera around
plug and touch future texhnology turn your hd tv into touch
usb on the go
digital compass inbuilt
amazing sound quality
better fm transmitter
good and user sensitive touch
it supports all 5 bands of radio signals
and not to mention the graphic hW accelarator
nokia is quite heavy on uts rivals and dont worry nokia is still on top
deep space bar, 18 Dec 2010what's so amazing about droidOS or iOS ios and droid r better for different reasons.Droid is an open source os.Thats why its very flexible.It makes it easier to develop apps.So the droid app store is getting large.ios on the other hand is very restricted.But it has a huge library of apps because of the developers affection for ios where you will find almost everything that you may need.
The prob with symbianOS i think is that it doesn't get a lot of software support.So while a nokia n8 is as powerful as a droid or ip3gs,it doesn't do much with its power IMO.