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
Assassins creed: Brotherhood java midlet2.1_2d version for s^1 and s^3 is out now, but s^3 hd version is still a rumor...
Does anyone know if the N8 caller picture appears in full screen like the i-phone or as a thumbnail style as in most nokia's ?
i wanna buy this cell.. i tested the demo.. its awesome... 1 thing i cant check.. earphone quality is it same as wave or loud??
Frankie_76, 27 Oct 2010Dwane I read a LOT of your post. And in every one you talk really bad about the N8. I know,... morefirstly thanks comments that are sensible and not just blind like most nokia fans. However i'm tired and i'm going to bed now and have put my laptop away and am now on my n95 so can't really check ur links properly or address ur points. I will tho 2moro morning.
Dwane, 27 Oct 2010I suggest you look at youtube videos of the N8 vs any other smart phone and you will see that ... moreDwane
I read a LOT of your post. And in every one you talk really bad about the N8. I know, i dont have one, but i know u r a fan about youtube videos about N8 comparison. Ok tell me what u think about this videos:
Like i said before, you can't see any real difference about performance in gaming.. I realy think this is what was talking about Engineer Man. Without 1ghz of CPU the N8 move a 3D game with out any lag. Dont You? or you can see any real difference about performance.. please tell me if so.
Another funny video i found is this one.
No comments about this one.
Yes, the browser is slow.. But.. Freeze?? i still using my n95 for browsing.. and never happen to me.. Please, tell me the URL, because i use my N95 for visit this page, Youtube (full screen video viewing), facebook, Badoo :P, some digital news papers. And ill never have a problem. Ok, is not the N8.. is N95. Lower CPU Lower RAM, oldest OS.. and so on.. Please.. send me the URL you visit.. for testing in my N95.
Another thing.. OTHERs USERs are really happy about de Image Gallery, claiming it is really fast browsing more than 2.000 HD pictures.. But.. you have problems? How many picture are trying to browse? 1 millon?
If the overall performance of this device is SOOOO Bad.. please, explain me how its possible this list of FACTS.
- GAMING 3D HD: Similar to IPH4
- Video: Can reproduce HD video in almost ALL formats availables. (RMVB and MKV reported some lag isues in some cases, not all in HD)
- Video PostProcesing: 10 seconds to process 30 mins videos.
So, if you want to evaluate the power of CPU and GPU of this device, from how pretty is the UI or from the Browser.. its your call and your need.. Not mine.
I want a MULTIMEDIA phone, for take pictures and videos of mi family. Use it as video player when i travel, play games. And yes.. a little of webbrowsing too. Please, tell me.. wich phone can do all of those things better than the N8. And i promisse, i gonna buy it !
- Xenon Flash. For Birthday picture (for example)
- Decent poor light pictures and video recording. (Some times you cannot use flash or lights)
- HD Video output for almost all formats.
- HDMI Output for view movies in mi LCD.
- Dolby Sound for my Home Theater.
- HD Video recording (if a can get decent zooming it was EXCELENT!)
- Play Stunning 3d Games, and view it at large LCD.
- Share with my folks my Mp3 and files via Bluethoot
- Listen Standard Radio Station.
- GPS. With Garmin Support (in my country only have actualized maps for this one.. sad, but true) Or if i cant put GARMIN, i must have something to replace it.. tell me wich one. (S. Wave dont have any one, cos Garmin dont support BADA. It has GPS but it usefull in my country.)
I dont care about Brand ,OS, PRICE, Form Factor, Display Technology, construction quality, CPU, GPU, ETC. I want all of this functions. Every one working well.
I will waiting your suggestions.
Thanks a Lot !
Frankie_76, 26 Oct 2010Its really very funny see the Iphone and Samsung lovers, tell about the goodness of these phon... moreI agree with you bro. I want to buy this wonderfull phone, your criteria same with me. ROCK NOKIA...
uditha, 27 Oct 2010Hi Friends, I am planning to by N8, reply your true hands of experience. I am a victime of poo... moreI suggest you look at youtube videos of the N8 vs any other smart phone and you will see that there are better options. Please don't take my word for it but actually check youtube. Don't be another Nokia victim.
Also don't get me wrong -its a great 'phone' with good battery if you are just looking for basics and a good camera (although a LED video light would have made it better as I took a video in the night which was just a black screen when played back).
It has a few nice features like FM transmitter and USB OTG, but without those perks this phone would have nothing on the competition.
Dwane, 27 Oct 2010Hi Engineer Man, long time no speak! I hope you remember me from months ago when I was asking... moreActually the multi touch was poor on the internet -it was slow but then caught itself up and then moved accordingly to your last finger action several seconds ago -throwing your page where you dont want it! and it could not zoom in very close and did not reflow the text either, in the gallery you always had to wait a couple secs before the multi touch would work on every picture.
Loud speaker is not as loud as N95 8gb
Engineer Man, 26 Oct 2010Hi Bryn & Frankie good to see some common sense comments around here.
Bryn you say you ... moreHi Engineer Man, long time no speak! I hope you remember me from months ago when I was asking questions about the N8 and you were kindly answering them?
Well if you do you can confirm that I am (or was) indeed a Nokia fan and excited to be getting a N8.
I eventually got one (from Nokia Direct UK, phone made in Finland) and I was honestly underwhelmed.
If you say anything bad about this phone people say your bashing or even lying! I'm just giving my honest 'opinion'.
You were one of the people who assured me that because of the dedicated GPU on it it didn't need a 1ghz processor and would be on par with the other top end phones speed wise. Well after owning one for 5 days and can say that it actually DOES need a higher processor and more RAM. It was slow on the internet and buggy which we all knew as a new one is due, but I found that when the internet was on and I tried to text at the same time (just two apps open) the words I was typing were appearing on the screen seconds after I had typed them -I was literally 3 words ahead of it. It missed emails when I synced to gmail. Sometimes the multi task manager would should just icons instead of live screen shots like its supposed to. The screen froze on me several times to the point I had to hold the power button for 8 seconds to cut the power.
In answer to your question about the sensivity of the screen as it was my first touch screen it felt good and sensitive. The camera was very good.
This can not stand up to other 'top end' smart phones hence why Nokia class's this mid range.
I am not plugging any other phone I am just so disappointed with this phone that I want everyone to know it. I wasted several months getting excited over this big let down.
uditha, 27 Oct 2010Hi Friends, I am planning to by N8, reply your true hands of experience. I am a victime of poo... morei dont have it. But i read a lot real user reviews. In all of it say about the impressive performance over other Nokia phones.
If u want, search in youtube for gaming against the iph4. Its almost the same. Its true about iph4 have better perf. in menu and browser. But playing games like nfs shift hd its almost the same.
About the loud speaker i also read it have a powerfull and clear sound. And somewhere you can download a patch for make it louder :)
Thanks a lot for your good replys. Cheers from Argentina.!
PS: i must to wait until december for the realese in my country :'(
Hi Friends, I am planning to by N8, reply your true hands of experience. I am a victime of poor performance on N97.
Hi Bryn & Frankie good to see some common sense comments around here.
Bryn you say you have owned |N8| for a week now. You mention 1 bad point that makes me question it.
The touch screen, how good is this & your perception or experience of using the multi touch. Nokia are merging the S^3/S^4 into one constantly evolving changing system. Nokia asre sure to make multi tocuh work aswell as apple & android some day soon with the updates which will soon be available no doubt.
Also I have one question for you Brynn & Frankie. I am a proud owner of N5800. The stereo loudspeakers are very good. Is the phones music output through it's Mono loudspeaker likely to let us down. Or does it sound as impressive as the N5800?
It's a little bit concerning me as I have ordered the phone from Nokiadirect anyway?
Frankie_76, 26 Oct 2010Its really very funny see the Iphone and Samsung lovers, tell about the goodness of these phon... moregood post and shows others that YOU are buying the fone for YOUR needs and not what society,others,techblogs or statistics show.I dont have a car so dont need gps but its built in these days as normal ,BUT,someone else may be wholly reliant on gps and need their smartfones capabilities tending towards decent gps..
I am not hooked into the gamail google thing so android annoys me and just use generic emails but love my smartfone tending towards powerfull multimedia so hence people banging on about htc devices are no good to me,poor speakers/cam/video/audio..I always use nokia but dont expect everyone else too.
Fed up with rubbish comments like 1ghx proccessor when symbian dont need it and altho symbian will be confusing to a newbie its because over the 7 years symbian inmcludes so much its bound to look complex..
Out of the you box get voice synthesisers,converters,documents readers/adobe reader,dictionary,zip unlocker, and tonnes more right out of the box..Its all got to go somewhere.
Ive secretly had this a week even tho hate touch and its doing bloody good..Yes it needs some setting up but that half the fun..I think simple people should be warned off symbian and put on simpler o/s to suit them.