I'm using the Nokia N8 for a few days (11 November, 2010) now. I've gone through it thoroughly and am very much satisfied with the phone.
I can say a few things about it:
1. Very good battery life: after heavy usage - staying connected to the net the whole day, using camera with flash, phone calls (some of them were over 15 minutes), net browsing, using facebook, downloading softwares etc, still stood a whole day.
2.Superb camera: 12MP is awesome. I took a lot of pictures in different conditions, all came out great. The night mode is also great. Night video is also great, but lacks on video light if you intend to shoot on total dark situation.
3.Music player is good: I love listening to music. My personal experience is that you can't create a new equaliser (though I don't use my own), sound quality very good on loudspeaker, headphone sound is also good, but I'm personally using the N85's controller along with N73's headphone. That combination is AWESOME (to me).
4.Connectivity is one of the best.
5.Organiser ir good (but I miss the converter, couldn't find it in the OVI.
6.Panaroma camera (downloaded) works fine.
7.Swype (downloaded) also works fine. Be careful, download only the swype for N8.
8.Mail works very good.
9.I love the potrait AlphaNumeric keyboard. If Nokia changes the keyboard layout on their next update, I'll be sad. Even if they want to give us a potrait QWERTY, there should be an option to choose between the QWERTY & AlphaNumeric.
1.RAM: RAM should be higher. I know that Symbian works with lesser RAM, but in my case (I started Music Player, My four mail boxes, OVI Download and Daily Star (newspaper widget, which is RAM hungry) - and the phone stopped responding for a few minutes, then restarted itself.
2.If I put my phone into power saving mode, the phone doesn't vibrate when I recieve a call/sms/mms etc.
3.If I want to see the full call log, I can't go down due to continuous refreshing (maybe, I don't know, because I was connected to the net at that time - my widgets stays always online.
Finally, I can conclude by saying, this phone is not as fast as Bada or Android or IOS, but is good enough fast for a human to use it. I'm not a computer with fast hands, I can live with the slow UI. I've transferred the camera pictures to my PC & guess what, there were NO NOISE (even of the ones I took at night). I can do a lot of things with my N8 that any Android/Bada/IOS user can't. For example, I can change my icons anytime I want (by installing a new theme), or making the phone an eye-candy (by installing SPB Shell). But I like the phone, it is very simple & user friendly. I don't like to go through the flat menu. I keep all my menu in my view. So having FOLDER option is good for me. I know where I put what and I can find it there, no need to search.
I started to love Symbian after using 6600 and still am in love with it. I love connecting my phone to HDTV & also connect a flash drive/another nokia phone to my N8.
So, in a nutshell, I am totally satisfied. Those who have this phone and are confused, please, be generous, have patience. This phone is for those who have patience. If you wanna keep all the programs running on the backgroud (who the hell does that anyway? if someone does, well, he's...), then it is not for you. But if you have the habit of closing programs after using it, I'll suggest you to go after it - it worth every penny you spend. Thank you nokia, but next time, make the RAM higher.
if you have any queries about N8, feel free to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, yest i installed angry birds lite, after installation when i am trying to open a screen comes and just disappears, Is there some thing wrong with app or my phone,
And also i tried to download NFS shift HD and it says ERROR.. Pls help...
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2010J-man,
Totally agree...I'm happy with my n8 too. My n8 does everything I want it to do and... moreHey bro. Check my list....
if u formated your phone and cant install OVI store or map please install the above application and see the instrution http://tech4info.in/?p=118 this will make OVI store to work again
Nokia can u please stop using symbian?it will let your phone tons time behind of Android and iOS..can u do some improve?your phone is very sucks on gaming,slow reaction,unsmooth scrolling,your still using 256RAM,600mhz?i'm a big fans of nokia,but everytime Nokia give me a big disappointment..from my 1st phone nokia 8310(good),3650(good),N70(good),N82(great),but start from my N97..i feel sucks,compare with others Android and iOS supported phone.i'm sorry nokia,i had force myself to use iphone4 now..altough i know the ip4 battery life is sucks,but others are 10times greater than symbian,indeed! i hope nokia can improve on his phone and symbian too..THANKS!
J-man , 15 Nov 2010I read this forum everyday and I'm amazed of the posts and comments that I read... moreDid you try downloading your ovi from nokia site or drop nokia a message on their site and they will respond via e-mail. They are very quick to respond and they did help when i used that method.
Anonymous, 15 Nov 20101.2 bada is ready for wave to remove all memory issues .sam also working on skype for wave wow... moreIf your wave is that good,why you have to come here to promote again and again everyday? If people want wave they will straightly go to wave forums. But as you see people are more interested with our n8 and the old symbian than your wada wada bada lambada yikki yikki yey os which is the copycat of ios.go with your sammy fantasy to become an iphone killer wannabe.
J-man , 15 Nov 2010I read this forum everyday and I'm amazed of the posts and comments that I read... moreJ-man,
Totally agree...I'm happy with my n8 too. My n8 does everything I want it to do and I didn't have to relearn a new OS. I also like the fact that my phone is not like everyone elses!
Here are my phones:
1.2 bada is ready for wave to remove all memory issues .sam also working on skype for wave wow wow free call all over the world.and the screen like led tv.how can u compare n8 with wave.just + point of n8 is cam
I read this forum everyday and I'm amazed of the posts and comments that I read. Your unhappy folks out there, don't blame the N8, blame yourselves for the high expectations. It's only a phone. Be happy. I'm happy. Even without Ovi store cause I did the 3 button hard reset. But that's my fault. Anyway, I tried out the HDMI port and it works just awesome. I went from N95 to N97 to N900 and now N8. I believe Nokia takes care of their customers, there has been firmwares for all these phone I had and made them alot user friendly. I can wait for the firmware for this N8, then I'll get back my Ovi store.
This is my dream phone at the moment... I don't care if the UI is not that flashy as iOS or android. Symbian remains to be the most-userfriendly UI for me.And n8's build quality? I think it's the best one so far.It's an important factor for a smartphone to be sturdy.It's a fact that we are still in recession and people mostly change their phones after a year or so. Ergo, we need a smartphone that could withstand accidental drops and the likes. great job Nokia!
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2010is there a hack so i can use the xenon flash as a video light i would really love thatHuh!? You want video light. You use app from OVI Store. Go download it. You use screen as video light. Choose your colour & use it for Disco lights aswell er sorry jus kidding tht bit! ;)ha ha ha! Splog
friends i have purchased nokia n8 and i must say thats its best ... 12mp camera and really fast and dosent hanges on the other hand there is a problem that is battery problem but guys i have found a solution of it ,,, turn ur mobile on power saving mode and trust me it gives 2 days timing .. at the end i repeat nokia n8 rocks .. its billion time better dn iphone 4 or xperia x10 ... nokia i ove you after using nokia n8
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2010is there a hack so i can use the xenon flash as a video light i would really love thatcant do that, not possible
is there a hack so i can use the xenon flash as a video light i would really love that
Alex, 14 Nov 2010Hi all, I've got an i8910 with orange and due an upgrade, Don't know whether to go fot the N8 ... morehi alex.i am using i8910 orange one,i bought it from ebay but its not good screen is good but custmor service is not good means software update.i used some custom rom but that is not good so i am not happy with that so i sold that one and what i done is i bought n8 from tesco,tesco selling £319 ,and i am using 3 network, and 3 network doing n8 but 24 month £30 means £720 ,and my contrect at the moment is £15 a month and 18 month contract, its gona finish next month i am gonna upgrade same price plan so its cost me after 18 month £270 so £270+(nokia n8 pay as go)£319=£589+one free phone with contract .think about that.and my free phone is lg optimus one android 2.2 froyo one .
i ll sell my N8 for 15k ...
it sucks..most of the time this hangs..i ll wait for E7 rather else go for android..else i ll not buy nokia at all till meego arrives..
only camera is good n music is good...else its a shit phone..
my advice: dont buy this...go for samsung bada os phones or htc android ones
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2010About os, it is personal taste. Symbian is not slow and doesn't need very fast CPU. Fast CPU m... moreIn honesty I feel Symbian has been neglected. it was YEARS AHEAD of its day, and a milestone for allowing open source apps to be written, a bit like directx. But, the interface is just too fidly. The kernel is there, still as efficient as ever, but just one example of symbian^3 trying to mark file to delete in file manager (that STILL is located in office,odd!) you can now long press screen to bring up MARK, but have to repeat on each file. Even on a basic Samsung you can add a tick by each item, so much easier eh? You wish you can move you widgets around manually on the wallpaper, and only three panels still, why? And they offer you the option to delete if 'too many', is that a joke they incorporated? I have a t-mobile pulse mini, it has fifteen panels! Do an update Symbian, please! I expect an ota update to my N8 that brings it upto 2010 specs, do I still have to buy a certain SPB app to make my phone look as it should?
i need 2 or 3 battery a day if im using it all day long
i need to charge it or swap battery on all my nokia 2 or 3 times a day . So if this phone has no battery ill just may think of a.ternative on the go charging
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2010hi its better to buy samsung s8500 wave, interface like android, good hardware, good device, g... moreNot sure I agree, do you own both?
The wave has a FANTASTIC screen, similar to Galaxy S. But Bada is somewhat limited for apps at the moment. One thing I dio find is the need to reset my widgets when the wave 'runs out of memory', odd fault that.You end up with no screen shortcuts. The N8 may look a little outdated through its interface, but in the last few days I have begun to appreciate what a great piece of kit this phone is. Having used a usb keyboard and mouse while plugged in to an HDMI monitor, it is a mini computer in your pocket. In the car I listen to my music collection using car radio fed by the N8 FM Transmitter. At home I have plugged in a USB hard drive via the USBOTG interface and streamed HD video through the N8 to the large screen. The HD Video is almost unbeatable. Symbian is well looking outdated, rumour has it they have just had a massive cash injection to stop them going bust, that's maybe the problem with N8, SYMBIAN!