I was recently in the Fumicino airport terminal in Rome, and I was waiting for my flight. I could see around me people using their large 5" thin sliced phones for internet and so.. and I was thinking of how nice it would be to spend some time online when Ι remembered that my phone was not one of those super modern ones that are up to date with heaps of memory and powerful processors.
At that moment I was using my tiny sized (in comparison) N8 that I was mainly using at that moment as an mp3 player (and probably THE best sounding mp3 player all over the airport - combined with my folding AKG Κ451 set). So I figured, what the hell.. I checked for the free wifi airport spot, and the N8 connected instantly. I went to the apps section (while listening to music) and I found that I had at some years back installed Opera mini. I opened it up and woah.. google was waiting! So I started browing stuff to spend my time. Facebook and all was snappy and more than fine (no special N8 app - all from Opera mini), my mail all checked, and spend a good time with it. No slowdowns whatsoever from the N8 that was strained in power, pumping all those internet info on the browser while delivering clarity sound that could easily replace a home system stereo driven through a proper amp.
Too bad that certain apps are not longer supported (Skype, dedicated facebook client, dedicated gmail client... ). Otherwise I would have already got another one (I have two N8's) just to make sure that I will never run out on one of the greatest phones ever made. I had a flight of two hours from Germany, spent 4 hours on the Fumicino airport and another 10 hours to New York, with my N8 always being used for music as well as inflight entertainment. Needless to say that two days later the battery was just below half. Try that with an iphone! :P
one of the legend mobile ever superb camera, mind boggling sound with phylips and beats audio headphones....
Hatss off nokia....!!!!
iam using a nokia n8 4yrs this good mobile not a problem camera a very power full speaker a very nice sounds i like a my n8 a this time.
Anonymous, 27 May 2016I completely agree. The best thing for me was that I could listen to life stream radio or mp3 ... moreSame issue with the USB Socket.
Im having a hard time with the USB Socket connecting to my laptop. I use it most of the time for back up purposes. And now I can't it no longer works, cant update my phone using phoenix
AnonD-535388, 09 May 2016Guys there is only on thing that i can say about the nokia n8... IT IS A MOST WONDERFUL PHONE ... moreI completely agree. The best thing for me was that I could listen to life stream radio or mp3 files on my car stereo without the need for any extra gadgets. The camera was superb and I also liked the design. Sadly, many apps are no longer supported on this platform and I also came across another problem, which believe was a bit of a flaw in the design: the socket for the micro usb ( charger socket) could on occassion ( I owned more than one N8) become detached from the motherboard, which meant you couldn't recharge it anymore, unless you'd manage to open it and take the battery out for recharging on an external charger.
AnonD-535388, 09 May 2016Guys there is only on thing that i can say about the nokia n8... IT IS A MOST WONDERFUL PHONE ... moreStill use it, but i have internet connection problems. Is internet working for you ?
The Artist, 15 May 2016I've only good words for Nokia N8. In fact, I owned two Nokia N8, one bronze color and a dark ... moreI am still using Nokia N8, 808 pv, N79, 5320 express music, 1280 and 3530. In these I use Nokia N8 for voice calls. I am using Samsung Note 4 SM-910G whose camera clarity is almost same as N8 and 808.
I've only good words for Nokia N8. In fact, I owned two Nokia N8, one bronze color and a dark grey one but both of them were second hand and gave hardware problems so had to repair and sell them. Was active on this forum by the name of Protocol. Currently using Redmi Note 3 & InFocus M2, missing the Xenon flash of the Nokia N8 and all the camera functionality. Wish I had money to buy a new one exotically for the camera and the music player.
I have owned a lot of cellphones the last 17 years.Without being an ''oldie goldie'' this one and Nokia X7-00, are the best by far,even in comparison with newer android ones.The hardware is supreme,but the software lacks,if you want a game console.You can hear it (82db output),and also has a call meter,needless of downloading the app.Good design,fair camera,and the small capacity battery lasts long.
A whooping 9.5 shows that we are still here! and we will always be here@!
Guys there is only on thing that i can say about the nokia n8... IT IS A MOST WONDERFUL PHONE THAT HAS EVER CREATED...
I JST simply love this phone...
It is the most advanced mobile...apart from android features...
It is the most useful phone nd nokia has created this mobile in 2010 itself but it has many feature that do not exist in the new phones that we are buying these days...
in that FIRSTLY...:(it is a 2010 model )
1. HDMI PORT (no other phone has in that price tag)
2. FM TRANSMITTER(can act as a radio station. U can transmit to 93.5-106hZ frequency )
3. 12 MP CAMERA WITH XENON FLASH(much brighter and red light reduction usd in cameras)
4. HARDEST CASING(unique single pure grade aluminum casing)
5. HARDEST SCREEN(GORILLA GLASS)
6. EXPANDABLE MEMORY SLOT(upto 32Gb with an internal inbuilt memory stick of 16Gb)
7. FAST CHARGING
8. SINGLE BUTTON INTERFACE(jst like samsung new series and apple mobiles it has only a home button)
9.AUTO SHUTTER CAMERA LENS(used in DSLR or cameras)
10. VERY VERY COMPACT ND USER FRIENDLY (lighter and smooth interface)
11. MULTI LANGUAGE AVAILABILITY
12. SMART SYNC(withy nokia acount)
13. TWO PORT CHARGE (mini usb port with direct pendrive accpting tech with OTG cable)
14. DIRECT GO ON CAMERA BUTTON(direct camera button)
15. MOST SHARP IMAGES WITH BRIGHTER AND CONTRAST QUALITY(exlent zoom in piture quality)
16. VOICE COMMAND FOR DIALING(jst give command to cal xxxx)
17. GEO TAGGING
18. DLNA PLAY (direct play to any device like TV LAPTOP nd many through Wifi )
19. 20. 21. 22. ...........
i hav used HTC XIOAMI APPLE mobiles til to date but besides this i use my """"NOKIA N8"""....!!!!
plz if any one really don want that mobile plz CONTACT me THROUGH MY EMAIL.. i wil buy if it is in perfect condition...
I LOVE THAT THING...
MdN8, 04 May 2016True. OK, I need the volume buttons sometimes, just for call volume (well, it's set to "max" s... moreIf you want the volume though Download 'Volume Keys' unsigned app through N8fanclub.com and you never have to touch the physical volume buttons again.
Abdi, 01 May 2016I have Nokia n8 I forget my security code what must I doThe default code is 12345, but if it doesn't work you will have to take the phone to Nokia Care or similar service. Or re-install the firmware by yourself which is very hard.
Nokia Loyalite, 01 May 2016I have done quite research about Android and iPhones But the N8 has something that 95% of toda... moreTrue. OK, I need the volume buttons sometimes, just for call volume (well, it's set to "max" so I don't need them any more really), but apart from that I lock and unlock it without buttons, I almost never need the menu button (I use Belle Extra Buttons), and I take photos without camera button. But I start the camera when the phone is locked by pressing the camera button anyway, with the QuickCam app. Still, if I didn't want to use any buttons, it's possible. I think it's a good thing as the buttons will last longer. :-)
Job@555, 27 Apr 2016Yes i also facing the same issue....you should try cute tube2 from N8fanclub, for online playing and also for downloading videos
I have done quite research about Android and iPhones But the N8 has something that 95% of today phones don't have. And that is 'Software Assistance' which means substituting software with hardware.
The only exception of hardware in N8 is switching on the phone with the use of 'physical button' (also done by Restart App) Other than that we can do everything on N8 without touching its 'external physical buttons' That is the unparalleled heart of Nokia N8
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2016am ade, from nigeria....am using nokia n8 , i need sumone to tell me how to upgrade my phone f... moreGoogle 'N8 Fan Club.com' browse through everything in it you will get what you want.