owner, 11 Dec 2010My point is pretty simple : GalaxyS is much better than N8.Excluding camera coz N8's camera is... moreAfter my comparison between Galaxy S and N8, I chose N8 though. Why?
-amazing GPS & OVI Maps vs. badly bugged GPS
-Pentaband added to OVI Maps, I can travel anywhere
-Nokia has lot better SW update policies, Samsung has pretty much the worst reputation out there
-HDMI lot more useful than DLNA (+dlna can be added with SW)
-USB OTG - love this feature
-Games run smoother on N8
-I don't have to share my life with Google
-N8 has a beautiful design
While stunning display on most cases, the RGBG pentile has several cases where it doesn't look quite right. For example black on white text looks too fuzzy to me.
The one point for me to choose Galaxy S would be the browser, however I'm hoping the next N8 update will fix that.
I agree that Wave is also a good device with respect to screen, processor etc., but N8 is even better with regards to camera, HDMI, USB OTG etc., One of my friends own a Wave and I own a N8. We just swapped the phones for few days. Now he is kinda started liking my N8.
I totally agree other proud owners of N8. I bought this phone around 3 days ago and installed many apps and loaded the internal and memory card with tons of music but still don't see any lags or freezes. By far this is the best gadget that one can ever have. Love N8.
owner, 11 Dec 2010My point is pretty simple : GalaxyS is much better than N8.Excluding camera coz N8's camera is... moreSorry, but your forgetting all the other nice features like:
* Ovi Maps w free drive instructions;
* FM transmitter;
* Unlimited music downloads w Ovi Music;
* better build quality (i've seen my friends Galaxy S with severe scratches on the plastic, who likes that, hell who likes plastic anyway?)
* HDMI out;
Simply put, your claim has no basis whatsoever, or perhaps you'd like to clarify exactly what is Galaxy S better at, would be interesting to hear.
Sails, 11 Dec 2010What was your point? Yes I've seen and used Galaxy S. Did you want to contest one of my po... moreMy point is pretty simple : GalaxyS is much better than N8.Excluding camera coz N8's camera is really powerful but that's the only notable feature of N8.
Have been using the N8, mine's silver btw, for over a month now. I can honestly say that it is a very good device indeed. Photos and HD video are simply superb. HD games are absolutely perfect. Web browsing with Opera 10.1 is nice (hopefully Nokia updates the native browser as well). Mail synchronization is simply perfect! Free Ovi Maps is a must. And i also like the music player and the FM transmitter. So indeed i got what i wanted from the device:
* Superb camera;
* Godd web browsing w Opera;
* Very good mail sync;
* Superb drive by instructions w Ovi Maps;
* Superb music playback;
* Superb build quality of the device;
On the negative side the Symbian 3 is not as polished (touch and feel) as the rivals, Android and iOS, especially iOS. I sincerely hope that Nokia has enough sense to put every bit of effort to updating the UI, because everything else is simply amazing. But still, good work Nokia for bringing this beautiful device to the market. Hope you will update the Symbian's UI as well!
I really love this phone ! I will go to the nokia care but I dont want to replace it I will tell them to repair itz speaker ! Some things r really annoying like,only 2 or 3 good themes r there in ovi store ! Can any1 tell me how to sign the games ? Have u got the sis file when u downloaded REAL FOOTBALL 2010HD from ovi ?
owner, 11 Dec 2010I am sure you havent seen a GalaxyS yet.Go have a look at it.What was your point?
Yes I've seen and used Galaxy S. Did you want to contest one of my points and have you actually seen screen with CBD tech? Another fun point, Galaxy S lags more than N8 ;)
owner, 11 Dec 2010how come 360x640 resolution(N8) be better than that of Galaxy S's 480x800 ????
Small battery,... moreYou do know that Galaxy S display is RGBG Pentile?
That means that the red and blue resolutions are actually 400x480. Worse than N8. Only the green color has 800x480 resolution. On N8, like on most displays, the resolution is the same for all colors.
If you do the math you can get 417 subpixels per inch for Galaxy S and 558 subpixels per inch for N8. A significant difference. For example E7 with 4 inch display will still have 488 subpixels per inch. E7 will also have BCD, which if you read GSM display review, is easy to argue is better than SAMOLED as a technology too.
yaaa..right super amold is the best screen....and samsung wave and galaxy is the best in the world...
Super Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode or Super AMOLED is a display technology for use in mobile devices such as mobile phones. It differs from many other display technologies in that the layer which detects touch is integrated into the screen rather than being overlaid on top. The first company known to produce display units of this type is Samsung.The Samsung i9000 Galaxy S series phones use this display.
Compared with the first-generation AMOLED, the Super AMOLED advantages are:
* 20% brighter screen
* 80% less sunlight reflection
* 20% reduced power consumption
how come 360x640 resolution(N8) be better than that of Galaxy S's 480x800 ????
Small battery,small display,heavier than galaxyS,just a bigger camera with outdated symbian OS.
AMOLED displays may be difficult to view in direct sunlight compared to LCD displays. Samsung's Super AMOLED technology addresses this issue by reducing the size of gaps between layers of the screen.
[deleted post]take the n8 dude!. dont believe on things b*shts says! who talks like they own this machine!. from my experience n8 is 9.9/10!.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2010its d same outdated symbian model with a low pixel resolution. Right, did you know that N8 has 35% higher subpixel density than Samsung Galaxy S?
dr.., 11 Dec 2010has anyone inserted memory card,if yes 1. how much memory u have inserted 2. does the phone... morei have 16gb microSDHC class 4 with fully loaded of 40 movies with no hang and laggy 284MB remaining, and my built in memory is fully loaded of thousand of songs 800MB remaining no hang and laggy, my n8 is fully loaded and its works fast and responsive. Dont buy class2 memory card. if you buy a micro SDHC class 4 and class 6 only support for n8....
[deleted post]do you even know what hardware is? i have this device and its great! not to mention it can even open 3 games simultaneously. and it didnt lagged and hanged on me. maybe your just one of those persons who just comments on things that they dont even have!