I do hope that in the next firmware update, they will add in QWERTY keypad on portrait mode.
Hi..I am using the N8 2 weeks now...my phone does not reboot on its own...and does not switch off...but yeah theonly glitch i face is that sometimes it connects to the GPRS services on its own...even when the widgets are in offline mode...
can someone tell me the difference between Nokia N8 USA version and the New Zealand version, I am from NZ and thinking of buying the Nokia N8 from USA, is it going to be problem interm of network compatibility or system updates, start your reply with "response to AWA" so I read your comment please
Nokia N8 new browser and improved homescreen swiping without perceived delay
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2010nice unbias review, i wanted to get this phone but too many reviews and people r saying its OS... moreYes the phone has a few. If you find a phone that doesn't however, let me know. I'll complain about N8's but can live with it. For what it can do, I can live with it. Until there is a new piece of technology that is essential for me to have, I will have this phone for a very good while.
[deleted post]nice unbias review, i wanted to get this phone but too many reviews and people r saying its OS is buggy and lags.
guess im gunna have to keep waiting
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2010Restarting is symbians natural response to resource depletion. Though i doubt thats the case a... moreThanks for the advice mate. I personally think it's a software glitch. After yesterday having a conversation it did the same by switching off half way through....I'm taking mine back. Many thanks.
Had the N8 for about 10 days. What I can conclude so far;
Symbian 3 is an improvement, none the less. Say what you want, but the OS is better than what it was before.
I'm really missing the call and end buttons. Doing a quick redail has proven a bit difficult. Hopefully, an important quick redail hasn't and won't need to happen soon until I can find a way around this.
YES! YOU CAN RECORD PHONE CONVERSATIONS! Both ends are heard and you can play back the recorded conversation while still on the phone! Last time I was able to do that was on this 2001 nokia texting phone (R.I.P.). I love this feature and is very useful.
Texting is...different, to say the least. It's still a bit frustrating, but there are a bit of improvements. it has spell checker and the layout has been updated, BUT, sadly, compared to the iphone, this thing is clumsy. On the iphone, I could type with a ridiculous amount of inaccuracy and it would still get what I was saying right. If only it was on the N8. It'll probably never be that good, but I HOPE, I HOPE, PORTRAIT QWERTY comes on the next firmware update. It's badly needed. I never tried SWPE so I'm curious to try that too, if it gets used.
Loving the email client. Nothing wrong with it at all. And satisfies my needs in email. Notifications are sent, I can respond add pics, mp3 its all good. Before, I had the OMNIA HD and I always had to be on the Opera and login to my accounts there. Not anymore. So good.
Music player is awesome. Very up to date. Only thing that doesn't make sense, at all, is why there isn't just an Artist Name section? Their Artist and Album section is alright, but I when I want to look at an Artist's album, I want to look through them in from one location! Not have them in separate folders all together. That may seem silly, but if I wanted to play all of an artists songs all at once, I wouldn't be able to. I'd have to go album to album. High hopes to that changing.
Opera likes to crash on this phone. Don't know why. The nokia standard browser is an improvement. Nothing much to say that others hasn't. It can only get better with a firmware.
glitches in the photo/video gallery for sure. Sometimes the video gallery will take a long time to exit. To the point where I think something is wrong. Photo editor could using some more polishing, implement multi touch more.
LOVING the homescreens I'm coming from a OMNIA HD and I've played around with iphones and androids. Its a good thing. Especially the google search widget
OVI maps!....hm....Coming from google maps, there's a bit of pros and cons. Free navigation, voice guidance, no more use for the internet connection is AWESOME! I do wish, however, that it could save previous searches automatically. Nothing is more a pain in the ass than repeatedly retyping the same address everytime you close out of a map location. Not too bothered by there being no multi touch.
CAMERA? PSH seriously, no contest. The best out there, of any phone. Period. End of story. Video? Ditto. Haven't had a complaint about the xeon flash but if it can be brighter and used in video mode, all the better.
One thing that bugs me, is that I set up on the settings for my phone to automatically use internet data when a program needs to do so. Yet, on Ovi maps and my geotagging feature on the camera STILL ask for me to pick an access point for internet data. hmmm...
Last, Battery. Mixed bag. Maybe because some days, it's struggling to find a signal of 3G in my area and sometimes it isn't. A few days, this thing needed charging before 7 or 8 pm.. Another day it was 10 hours and still had 100% battery! LOL. I don't but I can't wait to go to Paris and all I'll need to do is switch the SIM card.
Great phone. Too expensive, though considering nokia is putting high hopes on this device. They are just lucky my OMNIA was on it's last days and I just needed a new one. It still works if anyone wants it! Just the middle button is a bit wonky. Thanks for reading.
wanderer70, 28 Oct 2010i just bought n8 last week , i use not more than 1 week, today my phone can't switch on alread... moredony believe you ,have you charged it up,did you take it back to the store please tell us exactly what happened and your outcome????
I'm an owner of an N97 mini and looked at an N8 in store today. I have to say the OS didn't seem much different to my N97 mini in terms of look and feel or speed. I have to say It's put me off at the moment because all the untidy aspects of the N97 OS are in the N8. The phone I tested was fresh out of the box nd I could already pick up jerky laggy response. The screen is nice. I know the metal case and glass is meant to be scratch resistant but I wondering how durable the top and bottom are. These are probably the most vulnerable area of the phone. Being painted plastic I wonder how they will stand up to bumps and knocks. Can anyone who has an N8 offer their feedback on this?
i just bought n8 last week , i use not more than 1 week, today my phone can't switch on already. really disappointed with nokia n8..........
lilly, 28 Oct 2010is there anyone who can give a review about the speaker of this phone. plzzz frndsthe best description ive heard is its like only one speakr working on an n958gb or 5800 xpress,its 10 x better than vivazz pro..a lot has been put but your to lazy to read or use search option at top/bottom of this page
is there anyone who can give a review about the speaker of this phone. plzzz frnds
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2010Restarting is symbians natural response to resource depletion. Though i doubt thats the case a... moreFollowing the below procedure may cause you to loose ovi maps and ovi store. While the maps can easily be downloaded here
People have had difficulty re installing ovi store 2.0.