If you are upgrading from an LCD screen,wou will be amazed to see the clarity of the nokia n8 screen. First, it is AMOLED which is much brighter than any other LCD screen, then you have a GORILLA glass which is SCRATCH RESISTANT. Mind you this is scratch Resisitant not Scratch PROOF. However, I tried scratching it with my car keys.. but no scratchs at all. For sure you do not need any SCREEN PROTECTOR on this. So if the sales guy is pushing you to buy a scratchguard along, then just shoo him away.
You have to see the display of IPHONE and SAMSUNG i900 to see the difference between this phone and the SUPER AMOLED screen. N8 Screen is nothing compared to SUPERAMOLED offered by SAMSUNG. Still N8 has a decent screen at a reasonable cost.
Gitty, 23 Nov 2010Cant u repaire it from the N.care ? Itz not so costly !I took it to Nokia Care but they refuse to repair it under warranty and under paid service they don't have the spare as the phone is new to the market..
postman3g, 23 Nov 2010why is this great phone deprived the ability to shoot videos in poor lighted areas? meaning us... more@postman3G
There is a hack available to make the frame rate 30fps. Nokia N8 HARDWARE is very much capable of recording HD @ 30fps but the developers have made it 25fps to avhieve optimum size with clarity. Just google for hack and you will be able to shoot videos in HD @ 30fps. Also the hack will help you get raw Jpeg images which will be very big in size. (This will actually utilize the image sensor at FULL POTENTIAL)
[deleted post]for your kind information the whole phone is Aluminium but the top and the bottom is made out of cheap plastic which tends to break very easily.....
Dk, 23 Nov 2010i've not been to a that remote area, gps doesn't have anything to do with network, but it'll r... moreGPS Query in a no network area.
The GPS will surely work anywhere in the world. All you need to do is to be in an open area so that your phone can recieve the GPS signals from the GPS satellites.
Once the data from the satellites is received, your phone then represents that data on a map to show you where you are.. Now, to download the map you need GPRS connection or a 3G or a network.
If you use the Nokia OVI suite, you can download the COMPLETE map of your country to your phone in one go. Hence, there will not be a need of network to show your location on the map as the maps would already be there on your phone. It is advised to download the whole country map to your phone at once to avoud frequest data connections.
However, your phone may try to connect through GPRS or some other connection to download the Ephemeris data. Just uncheck the Network based/Wifi/Assisted GPS in the postioning methods and you will be able to use GPS at any location without any network.
Hope this helps.
Symbian3 rocks. N8 & E7 rocks.
imaging also, free navigation for ovi maps, just through satellite.
Also, an enhancement update is coming, coooool
By the way, NOKIA is all set to release the upgrade for this phone. I mean the firmware. It will be released as a patch and will have a lot of enhancements. Major changes will be a faster browser. and a more user friendly keyboard. These updates are expected by the first week of Dec 2010.
why is this great phone deprived the ability to shoot videos in poor lighted areas? meaning us night crawlers are restricted to good still images. the other thing that baffles me is the video frame rate which is at 25fps as opposed to 30fps, display pixels are lower than that of its competitors the i phone4, samsung wave, htc hd2 etc. if u ask me its still lacking...but a good phone nevertheless!
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010I meant how can we use GPS navigation in remote areas where no networks are available, without... morei've not been to a that remote area, gps doesn't have anything to do with network, but it'll require some data connection. For the first lock u'll require some data connection or it'll take loads of time 15 min... After that u can turn the network off after its locked.. But its limited to my knowledge, never got to try anything like that...
The top and bottom of the phone is PLASTIC. the metal (aluminium) is only the middle part which makes most of the body. The top where the headphones plug in and the bottom where the charger pin goes in are PLASTIC.
sukrsa, 23 Nov 2010I use my N8 for connecting my Notebook with internet. I used to do it with OVI suit. But there... moresorry dude, if u lost the app, you can't re-install it just like that,
Yet u can try and log in to ovi store and go to "my stuff" and try and install the paid app, if it directly redirects u to installation or download then u can have it. Ovi store keeps a track of ur imei so may be that can be available, but it wouldn't be that profitable for developers so i'm not sure... Find out n lemme know...
i like to play chess on orkut application CHESSLEAUGE2.0, can any one user tell m that browser of this phone supports this feature or not, i want to upgrade my cell to n8 from n95 8 gb. plz plz
I use my N8 for connecting my Notebook with internet. I used to do it with OVI suit. But there are a setting (Connectivity/USB/Connect PC to Net) which allow use N8 as modem. How to activate it?
Another question- Till now I have download many free applications from OVI store. They directly install to “Mass Memory” of N8. So we are unable to get executable file separately. They may download in future if required. But when we purchase application from OVI store, how to recover them if our phone needs to be formatted.
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010Can we use GPS Navigation without sim?, Will it voice navigate?Ovimaps can work perfectly without sim card,it is the greatest advantage of ovi maps, voice guided navigation works as well,
I meant how can we use GPS navigation in remote areas where no networks are available, without data connection?
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2010Can we use GPS Navigation without sim?, Will it voice navigate?yes, use it via wifi...