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.
Can you use the front facing camera, in camera mode so you can use it as a mirror?
This was possible in symbian 3rd devices (like my N85)
Frankie_76, 26 Oct 2010Its really very funny see the Iphone and Samsung lovers, tell about the goodness of these phon... moregood post __|
as you said, N8 is the best when it comes to upgrading from N95/8GB and 5800/N97.
Its really very funny see the Iphone and Samsung lovers, tell about the goodness of these phones. Ho Cares? Ho ask? Look.. i have a Nokia N95. And I love it so much. I want replace it, for another one, but it mas improve all the specs. (Not the infrared). So i make an "Advanced Search" into this page (gsmarena offcourse). So.. I select only this option:
Display Colors: 16M (Same as N95)
Display Size: 3.0" or more (more than my N95)
Display Tec : OLED more than my N95)
Camera: 8Mpx or more (more than my N95)
Camera Flash: Xenon (Its really important for me)
Video Recorder: 720P (more than my N95)
Secondary Camera: Required (Same as N95)
Mem. Card : Required (Same as N95)
GPS : Required (Same as N95)
WI-FI : Required (Same as N95)
Bluetooth : Required (Same as N95)
Radio : Required (Same as N95)
(Plase.. look.. I dont care about Symbian, Ios, BADA, Android, or anything like that. Check your self)
And there are 2 phones listed.. N8 and a Samsung (not realesed yet). I dont have any doubt about this.. i'm waiting for the N8 !! =D
About the "Video Light".. If your video recorder have good light sensivity, dont need a video Light. Do you see it in modern and expensive camcorders?? only "Night shot" or similar technolgy.. or not?
I take pictures with WAVE, with Milestone, with IPHONE at NIGHT. Or in a Club.. and the quality of that picture ar awful.. But my N95 take every one incredible.. i hope the N8 have the same quality at poor light than my N95.
PS: Sorry for my english.. :P
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010what do you mean virtual ram? is it like a computer?NAND-based virtual memory ( swap space) same as in the Nokia N900 !
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010Symbian^3 is still behind Android and iOS usability standards
No video light Camera interfac... moreno video light because it's useing zenon flash
the bulb will burst if you leave it on too long
come everyone know that
plus the low light videos look really nice
Symbian^3 is still behind Android and iOS usability standards
No video light Camera interface is decidedly outdated
Relatively limited 3rd party software availability
No office document editing (without a paid upgrade
Video player has some issues Battery life is not on par with best in the business Battery is not user-replacable
There’s certainly a lot of pressure on the Nokia N8. People are probably expecting more from it than the very guys who designed it. But the N8 was never meant to compete with the iPhone 4 or the Galaxy S. At least, that’s what Nokia will gladly have you believe. You see, with the Nokia N8 it’s not about who the competition is. Not about the business benefits of a smartphone, not about the available apps. It’s about the best camera in the business.