I had two Nokia N8 for 2 years. First one was a Dark Grey variant, its touchscreen broke and after replacing it, the touchscreen started to behave weirdly only if using Internet. Sold it. Bought a Nokia N8 Bronze Edition, was working fine but had to sell it because of the internet experience. Otherwise solid phone. Superb build quality, feels like it is built like a tank and good to hold especially due to the cold anodized aluminum. Sound quality was like amplifier, loud and crystal clear. Display, being AMOLED was vibrant and had great contrast, simply beautiful to look at. Camera was really, really great. It had mechanical shutter, huge sensor, Xenon flash at that time it was launched. So it was ahead of its time. Still the camera quality is really good and better than cheap budget droids. OS was Symbian Belle, the last official update for Nokia N8. It had themes support before Android got it. I really cherished the default black theme, was perfect for the AMOLED display. Symbian was smooth, easy to use and very resource efficient OS, despite having very low specs, it was able to run almost everything smoothly and didn't drain the battery at the rate Androids do. Nokia N8 had a HDMI port and FM transmitter feature, these things aren't found in smartphones these days. I could play songs on my N8 while calling, so the other person on the call can listen to the songs, haven't found this feature in any of the Android phones. Nokia was synonymous with quality. Nokia N8 had a non removable battery but this wasn't the case actually, you can easily replace the battery on the Nokia N8. I always prefer removable battery because lithium ion batteries over time run out of juice so if you use a phone heavily for long-term, you'll eventually notice that the battery has started to give very poor backup or swollen and this is why removable batteries are better in my opinion because they are easy to replace. Currently using a Sailfish OS device since it's made by ex Nokians. I heard Nokia is returning to the market so I hope they get their game right this time. Microsoft really screwed Nokia.
Aadrian , 07 Dec 2016Is it easy to replace?There's a few tricky parts the first time you're doing it. The screws on the sides of the phone are going into little plastic bits inside the phone which aren't attached to the phone itself, so if you unscrew the screws too much the bits fall out and it's a hassle to put them back where they should be. And it takes a minute to figure out how to unclip the plastic part holding the battery, then you just pull or shake it out. Once you know how it goes it's easy, you can replace the battery in a minute.
You should go to FILES press on F: Memory Card till it displays "Remove Memory Card" then press it to remove memory card. Replace with new Micro SD . Then go again to files press F: memory till it displays Format and format it on the phone itself.
Remove memory Card
I did the above to change my MSD to 16GBSandisk Ultra Class 10.
Then Removed the Micro SD from N8 and inserted to my laptop to download all the programs in my old Micro SD.
Reinstalled back to N8 and no issues but very much faster images and video, songs, music.
Try it out.
When I bought my N8 in 2010 , I purchased a set of tools thru E-Bay for it. You need the Spline key to remove the bottom cover before removing the battery. You can see Youtube video on Battery removal/replacement. Its easy. Better to buy High Capacity battery - I replaced it with 2830mAh Gold battery for prolonged use.
Majhinboo, 27 Nov 2016Is there any downloads of its program? wish someone could help.Go to Nokia suite with phone connected to your computer and search on Nokia suite screen for updates.
Nathan, 29 Nov 2016I still have my Nokia N8....but im looking the battery. Most of the vendors/suppliers says no ... moreNew 3950mAh BL-4D / BL 4D Phone Battery Use for Nokia N97 mini,N8,E5-00 et
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Nathan, 29 Nov 2016I still have my Nokia N8....but im looking the battery. Most of the vendors/suppliers says no ... moreeBay. I got mine for $4 free shipping and it's OK - not as good as original one but better than nothing. They also have more expensive ones which might be better or even original Nokia. Just look for Nokia BL-4D battery, there are tons of them as it wasn't used only in the N8 but also in some other Nokia phones.
Majhinboo, 27 Nov 2016Is there any downloads of its program? wish someone could help.What do you mean, apps? Nokia Store is dead but there is a replacement called AppList http://applist.schumi1331.de/ or http://www.n8fanclub.com/ or Symbian Zone on VK.
I still have my Nokia N8....but im looking the battery. Most of the vendors/suppliers says no stock. Any idea where can i get it.
awesome phone, i am still using n8 from 2010, i am posting this message from my lovely n8.
vishal , 18 Oct 2016i have this phone from 2011 and still i m using it . i dont want to sell my Nokia N8 its just... moreThese are legend phones!I am missing my nokia days, they use to be so user friendly and adaptable!Enjoy your N8, I mis my old one!
AnonD-607296, 06 Nov 2016https://www.olx.ro/electronice-si-electrocasnice/telefoane-mobile/nokia/q-nokia-n8/Ebay friend, it's been discontinued!I can tell you one thing!This is a legend phone!
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I won't possibly sell u.. But it's tough to even keep u dear n8 ... So stay at home in the almirah .. Samsung and iPhone are in my hands now ... I knw u r still blessing me and my new helpers to keep on going and fighting this life .. U were a strong and reliable helper always .. Thnx Nokia n8