i have the n8 for 3 days, here are my first impressions
1. build quality, call quality and battery... super!
2. menus, icons look outdated
3. slower than android( i had a xperia mini)
4. browser, needs an update .fast!
5. the feeling to have it in your hands, undescribable
i am happy with my purchase, recomended to everyone...feel free to ask any questions..
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Engineer Man, 26 Oct 2010Hi Bryn & Frankie good to see some common sense comments around here.
Bryn you say you ... moreJust saw your comment amonst the junk opinions.The touchscreen is fine its me who is not liking pure touchscreen and at least prefer a hardware qwerty and send/end keys,however i am getting on pretty well with N8 last touchscreen was vivaz pro/n97 ..
The loudspeaker is doing well with podcasts and music in my 12x 8ft room but not as loud as 5800.The vivaz pro speaker was awful in loudness and tonal quality also complaint on n8 about muffled sound if you put it down on a bed are true.I have an s/e stand that i got with the ill-fated useless waste of money p990i by my bed and it sits in that.Theirs plenty of volume in it tho.
The audio thru my senheiser cx300 is good with good stereo seperation but only 5 equalisers ie jazz,pop,rock,bass boost etc but no option as yet to make your own for some reason,you get loudness+stereo widening.
I am still testing stuff but live twitter on front screen(30 min update selected) is impressing me since n97 could not cope with live widgets ie ram and low c-disk space.You get 3 homescreen and put whatever you want on them i have bookmark straight to gsmarena.
Battery is really strong and to end this little opinion if i can use this touchscreen fone after years of hating them then anyone should be able too and the little key switch to lock fone is a gem.Why did i get an n8 when i HATE touch,well i had to give in somewhere to get hidef video record and symbian/nokia it had to be plus price and symbian^ 4 updates now as reported in press.
The n8 has lots of updates to come now and there is no need to wait for symbian^4 devices plus usb on go i have to try and lots more messing about AND finally the much anticipated angry birds is in ovi store 3GBP which ive got to see what all the fuss is about.brynn
Oshiru, 27 Oct 2010Man im sick of playing java vers can't wait for hd version in 3d. hopefully better than hero ... moregangstar miami: vindication is about 2 release in java 2d version...can't say bout s^3 hd versn....we ve 2 wait n see...but good news is....polarbit is workin hard 4 a FPS 3d game n also, a guy cal sumeli is creating a PSX emulator for s^3 n maemo platform...... Just wait
I showed my N8 to another iphone user at work today. The person was all but drooling over the phone! They commented on how fast it was. I'm not joking... I've had my N8 for a few weeks now in the US.
I proceeded to show them this video and they were like, wth! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbPF5ZjDpI
Hey guys have u heard about the new firmware update for the
I guess that could fix some of bugs that are being reported
had it 2 days and still setting up but impressed by battery which was my big concern.My waves txt input is not helped by no cursor keys ,n8 does!! when using capacitive screen its hard to pinpoint the cursor n8 has right/left keys. I have black n8 made in Finland.
Dwane, 27 Oct 2010firstly thanks comments that are sensible and not just blind like most nokia fans. However i'm... morePutting an N8 (which is a higher middle-class phone) with other high end phones (Iphone4, Galaxy S) is like putting up a good teen footballer (n8) against a pro footballer playing in the EPL league (Galaxy S, Iphone4), its pretty obvious who is gonna win. It is more sensible to put up the n8 againts samsung wave, SE X10, Iphone 3gs and Motorola milestone. I wonder why there are no videos about the comparison between N8 and all the phones i mentioned (except iphone4 and galaxy s)
mk, 27 Oct 2010 Assassins creed: Brotherhood java midlet2.1_2d version for s^1 and s^3 is out now, but s^3 hd... moreMan im sick of playing java vers can't wait for hd version in 3d. hopefully better than hero of sparta,also waiting for symbian^3 version of gangstar miami vindication.
mimi, 27 Oct 2010i bougth my n8 color orange at smart gold plan phillippines 2,000php/month. i rate it; Camer... moreThere is some 3d hd games for s^3,like Nfs shift,real football,avatar and many more available on ovi store. Some are free some aren't,if you can't find at ovi you could try to google it. Good luck!
mimi, 27 Oct 2010i bougth my n8 color orange at smart gold plan phillippines 2,000php/month. i rate it; Camer... moreI am with you on your full review but do get better rresults with cam,i disable java in symbian browser and just use text only unless u need to see an image,this speeds things plus opera works a treat.I have black version but have seen green colour in vodafone,hmmm not bad at least you get a choice..
If i connect an N8 to hidef tv using mini HDMI can it play any video on the device.I know it will be of poorer quality but some are vga,and wide vga and wondered if this would work but obviouslt with reduced on screen quality on tv.Thanx,i can get one now ie in next 6hrs @tesco uk
i bougth my n8 color orange at smart gold plan phillippines 2,000php/month.
i rate it;
xenon flash-40% blurred white.
Design- 100% perfect
browser- 25% very slow
GPS- 100% perfect free
USB OTG- 100% perfect
DIVX,MP4,AVI-100% work fast no hang
photo viewer,inbox opening- 50% is very slow while loading.
display resolution- 35% not perfect amoled i think it because gorilliaz glass display thats why not totally brighter screen.
battery-100% perfect 2days heavy usage.
applicatio- 15% no appliction yet availble s3. there’s is no 3d games available for s3.
anyway overall my n8 is 50% good, no perfect phone, im using nokia since year 2000 up to now year 2010. cheers. nokia is the best trusted brand worldwide. i dont care about failure of units. i am solid fan of nokia someday or years nokia produce a perfect phone no one can beat. hehe