Well I have just ended my 6 month association with my N97 mini. I didn't have too much of a bad run with it but it really let me down over the last few weeks. I've taken the jump and got an N8 - The charcol coloured one. Pretty pleased so far and adjusting to the change. The biggest thing I'm happy about is that I can now play Angry Birds. I was so close to getting an Iphone 4 but couldn't bring myself to do it. There are a couple of things that do annoy me:
1) When typing a long message it's a bit fiddly to go back and review what you have typed - instead of scrolling it highlights.
2) Like everyone else, I can't wait for the Portrait keyboard
3) When hooked up to the computer you can't copy files to the phone memory - strange.
4) You can't use MP3's on the phone memory as ringtones - strange. The songs appear in the music player but will not appear when you try to add them as a ringtone. When I moved the songs to the mass memory they were instantly available.
5) In File Manager it takes a bit to get used to a holding your finger on an item to get more options.
6) OS is still too similar to N97.
On the plus side:
1) I've only taken one photo and am impressed how quick it was to focus and save.
2) I can read the display outside!! Let me say that again - I can read the display outside.
3) Build quality looks excellent. I just don't like the HDMI port cover.
4) Multi tasking is so much better than N97
5) It is much quicker
I just love having a phone with awesome camera always with me. I've already stored few great memories for the future thanks to this.
sold out at my tesco but got mine and made in finland,,shortly nokia will start shipping hungary and china n8 so glad got in first to get finland made model.OHH and my o2 shop has sold out cause my sister wnts one but now tesco and o2 out of stock where iam,This does not mean its out of stock were you are but ring up first.Voda uk do green one and its vile so glad i got black.
It should drop to 20000 as a christmas special. The thing is, Nokia knew the n8 is ok but did not expect it to do so well from the stat. Now Nokia is busy increasing production to satisfy the huge demand. Many dealers, big and small, took advantage of the delivery shortages and unnecessarly inflated the N8's price.
there r so many reasons to get this phone, fm transmitter, xenon,12mp cam, multi touch,usb on the go and the most important is its resonable price. in kashmir india it is for 22,300.
andy burgin, 02 Nov 2010The N8s camera is not as good as my old Nokia N82 in close up images ,i have tested both toge... moreTheir are LOTS of updates to come and two of the biggest complaints so far are browser and social integration app..Anew browser is due to come out before xmas but i tried to upload to flickr but could not find anyway to do it..I asked flickr for help and they gave me an email address to upload straight to flickr which is fast and does the job.HAVE NOT USE PHOTO MUCH YET BEEN TO BUSY CUSTOMISING n8 AND VIDEO IN HD AND PLAYING IT THRU TV AS WELL AS BROWSING WEB ON TV THRU HDMI.
As yet still no crash or any probs accept above reports,i use web with images and flash disabled unless i need to look at an image ..The usb tog will get dab radio and dvb-h tv tuners and more to come,my desk fan works off n8 usb otg.
[deleted post]you won't change the fact that N8 hold THE BEST camera made in a smartphone.
whats the maximum amout of heavy apps u can run on the nokia n8 and how long does the battery last under heavy use
[deleted post]Satio's camera is nowhere near n8's. n8 definitely has the best camera in all smartphones right now. lets be honest guys.
I presently own nokia N900 and N95. Those are great phones. No matter how you bash or ill talk this phone /N8/, its a must buy for me. My friends that purchased are xtremely glad with it. Sorry haters. Feel free to hit your heads on the wall.
I've had many reliable Nokia's in my time so that's the reason I've gone for this lovely phone and its simply gorgeous in every way. It's looks, the feel, the smooth screen and the videos are outstanding! the camera is amazing. Making and receiving calls are excellent as is texting in alphanumeric-although a tadge harder as keys have been moved-but damn good.
I've also found contrary to popular belief, that it's battery and processor are as good as any other smart phone, indeed as any other phone I've had.
Yes, I'm a proud owner of the N8
The N8s camera is not as good as my old Nokia N82 in close up images ,i have tested both together an the camera on the N8 needs a software up date to take better pictures at close up items,the cameras o.k taking long photos an flash o.k,so hope Nokia do give us a up date soon to improve the camera more
i work in a shop and just got one as soon as they came into stock ater playing with reps prototype and thought it was nice after having it for a day its been freezing , wont down load music starit from web sites , the turn sensor keeps turning its self off and while in 3g network i try to vid call and says cant do vid call out side 3g network.
prince078, 01 Nov 2010guys help me out plz.. I recently installed spb shell on my N8.. I changed the default black b... moreto close SPB shell, from the main SPB screne, press launcher(bottom left corner)
now press "settings"
now press the icon at teh bottom right
now that ur out, go to the phone settings, themes,general.. there you can change ur themes,
okay attention please :D
N8 has 256rams, with virtual memory
i tried to demonstrate how practical it is
i opened the new opera beta, symbian based
and opened 8 diff mobile sites, all are relatively complex
then i closed the tabs, and opened 13 tabs of engadgent, which is the heaviest of em
from this point on, i havent closed anything, so the opera remained running, with all tabs open...
i started opening other apps(have in mind, im using SPB shell..
list of apps opened
7-opera mini with 13 HEAVY tabs opened
8-angry birds, (heavy)
12-Web browser(1 tab, meduim)
14-Opera mobile(1 tab, meduim)
i decided to kill it, and opened needforspeed, yes the memory error poped now :D, i mean, if it didnt, i wouldnt know wat to say in this post :D
at this point, need for speed closed, and opera mini closed too.. both without my permission .. but the rest of apps and games were still running
phone BARELY slowed down, even with all those apps up :)
link for screenies :
haters/trolls i dare u to rant back... please try... now /shoo..
[deleted post]duh !
i have nokia n8 and i want to sell it because i'll buy blackberry
nokia is a camera not a phone