Most of Nokia's early units have some sort of faulty hardware.
5800 - earpiece
E90 - microphone
N76 - paint on the casing
N82 - dpad
N86 - camera lens cover
N97 - camera lens cover and gps chip
N8 - board
It only applies to early units. These hardware problems get fixed on succeeding batches of this handsets though. So it isn't really wise to buy a new phone upon its release. Wait 3 to 5 months until the old stocks get replenished with new ones.
plz any one kind enough , who is using n8 for a while can tell me honestly how is this fone, cause i am really confused, cause people r buying this cell like crazy but on the other hand they r selling it back in a day or two, what is the reason why, is the fone not up to the mark or what, hanging or touch or what major drawback that is there. plz be kind and reply. waiting eagerly
[deleted post]LOL@I'm an N8 fanatic. In fact, I've been planning for so long to buy this phone until this hardware problem regarding Nokia N8 was exposed. Now, I'm lucky I didn't rush on buying this phone. I'll be waiting until March when 2nd batch of N8's with improved hardware is shipped before I buy this phone. Why don't you read the link to the article I posted. Nokia is releasing a defective early units of their handsets. They do it all the time, not just N8.
User from Dhaka, 24 Nov 2010I bought the phone from Nokia on 11th November and it died on 21th November without any warnin... moreWhich color did you buy? I also bought it on 11th, but mine is still going awesome in the grace of Allah. I am getting very fond of it each day. What my guess is yours was Silver/White, am I correct?
N8 worths every cent
iam planning to buy netbook, what you nokia n8 users recommend?
My N8 suddendly went switch OFF and not switching ON :(, How long will they take to resolve [Nokia care]?
I bought the phone from Nokia on 11th November and it died on 21th November without any warning. I send it to Nokia Care and they knows about the problem. Be careful if you have any plan to buy Nokia N8, pros pond it to February/March 2011. Its a lots of money .........
gizmo, 23 Nov 2010noone like this phone , but NOOBS. in every aspect this phone SUCKu suck yourself.
Bob, 24 Nov 2010just got it, broken within 4 hours, looks good, couldnt understand how to work it(unlike me) s... moreYou r lying Bob. No new phone will be dead within 4 hrs. I assume u don't own one or u 'r just having a piece of crap from China.
To those people planning to buy this phone anytime soon, please read this article first.
According to this, all current Nokia N8's have defects on its board. When the phone overheats, the board gets damaged and the contacts on the board to the ROM get lost thus resulting to frequent reboots and eventually turning your phone dead. The soldering machine used in the current N8's is of mediocre quality and has limited resistance to overheat. The frequent reboots that you encounter is not software-related but because of faulty hardware. Even if you are not experiencing it now, you will soon experience this problem as you use your phone because all N8's are equipped with this same faulty hardware. The best time to buy an N8 is on February or March 2011 when the 2nd batch of N8's with improved hardware get shipped already.
Ya,N8 phone perform like that.My N8 oso went back 2 the factory for several times,so i felt that N8 is a piece of j__k that everybody would hope not to face the same problem
I bought N8 less thn a week and i found that i was a amazing and nice phone but there also a weeknesss....it spoilt so fast...i mean the phone cant on and charge....is it unlucky or every N series will be like that cuz previously i am using N95 and that phone happened to be the same as N8?????
today i got mine and believe me this phone is amazing, fast and tomorrow will tell you more about it, is worth the money i paid for it
N8 is a beast phone
all features differ from the iphone and galaxy who copy each others ideas
N8 has features that other phone companies will now try match
dont count Nokia out believe it or not they are leading the way in the phone industry
Large MP camera. USB on the go. HDMI input
Free voice sat nav.
I used my Nokia N8 over a month WITHOUT restarting/dead problem. I'am from asia