As far as the Samsung Galaxy S goes it is a decent phone BUT,
it feels like it came out of a Christmas cracker. It just feels cheap and plasticky. And I can't fathom why it doesn't have a LED flash for the camera. Now the Samsung wave is a lot better in terms of build quality due to the Aluminium housing, BUT it doesn't have Android, it has Bada instead which to me feels and looks like a hybrid between Symbian and Android.
I'm not a big fan of Android but I can't condemn it as being rubbish because it is quite good. However, if you look at the changelogs for Android, their first offerings were really quite poor in terms of functionality, and they're only just catching up to what a phone OS should be doing.
So, I'm quite relaxed about the shortcomings of Symbian 3 as it is only in it's first release and can only improve with the planned updates in the new year. Also bear in mind that Symbian 3 at the present is far superior to the first release of Android way back in late 2009, which is encouraging in my opinion.
Khalid Anzar, 12 Dec 2010Hello everyone... I am using N8 from past 2 months nd it had been a great experience exploring... more When you say they have done nothing new in Symbian 3 what exactly do you mean?
I can only assume you've never used any other previous versions
of Symbian, as you wouldn't have made that erroneous statement.
There are lots of new improvements in Symbian 3 compared to previous versions.
I hope firmware update will available worldwide,even for the minor update. my 5800 still stuck in v50.00.
Hello everyone... I am using N8 from past 2 months nd it had been a great experience exploring it..but now after 2 month i am realising that nokia has done nothing new in symbian^3. i mean its a good cell no doubt but it lacks d android flexibility..just now i read one review on yahoo, it also states that by 2011 nokia will loose its king position nd it can keep his position as king only if dey come up wid android or something new which our eyes have never seen before..something revelutionary, something radical....being a nokia user i feel bad for myself and for d company dat company is doing nothin for their customers.. its been 3 months nd dere is no news of fw update. browser is just pathetic, restarting problem is remote thing but is still dere, limited 3rdparty software availabilty, costly oVI store, no eq in music player, and blah blah...
I am quite sure dat if nokia continue showing this kind of careless behaviour den most of their old nd loyal customer will switch to other brand or OS.. Please Nokia do something soon..i cannot see u dying.
no no nokia n8 its useless and comparatively very poor performance than samsung's pixon and galaxy. samsung is best of best in mobile world and know well how to apply technology in mobile development.
I bought the phone last week from www.nokian8.com.au and I think nokia is starting to improve in the mobile industry. I was just so sick of apple. Loving the 12MP camera ooo yea
It wil b nice bt it without havng dual stereo speakrs. Only mono speaker is jst situatd near camera lens at back.
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010N8 is NOT a good phone and it can NOT compete with the top Android phones. Symbian3... is comp... moreYour post was just so pointless and a waste of your time and efforts. The "we" part is something that doesnt go down well too. Speak about what you think and not on behalf of others. Hope you enjoyed trolling but please run along and leave the forum to those that have some interest in the n8 rather than none at all like you.
[deleted post]I hav the n8... no point choosing..i hav chosen.. previously i had x6...so frankly i'm a nokia fan n fan coz nokia is awesum
Everyday I see many people say android is better than symbian^3 and hence they pass the verdict saying N8 which runs on Symbian^3 platform isn't good. I simply don't understand this.
Can anyone tell me something which android can do but symbian^3 can't in terms of software aspect? All those N8 bashers, can you explain this to me. It would be helpful.
Alisha, 12 Dec 2010my n8 is getting hanged and then getting switched off, when i try to capture hd videos in nois... morehappens to me once or twice when the battery is too low almost dying , else it is fine .
luc, 12 Dec 2010phone is great. same problem...since got this phone frm dealers.. problem is.. when watched vi... moreYou shd try different video files . Mine plays smoothly unless i try heavy mkv files on it.
go get samsung.....
its brand new features.....
you wont regrets.....
you will know what is real smartphone.....
n what is full of satisfaction mobile.....