Here is my simple verdict about the N8. Got it last Saturday on pre-order
Great hardware, mediocre software. Android is miles ahead on Symbian here. And I don't want to talk about about the crappy browser.
Only Symbian user (by heart) would appreciate N8.
I am satisfied with my mobile device it has everything, bulletin camera, 500gig internal storage4 gig RAM, i7 processor. Skipe for my phone needs
This is a notebook it got all the specs you have on a mobile phone it even has a hardware 3d processor. I can play almost any game out there, I can emulate all platforms.
So don’t fight YOU ALL DON’T KNOW what you are missing on your mobile device
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010OS android new Generation of what is popular in this time and age. Everything has to go to end... moreSymbian OS is not really outdated as some people like you is thinking, it is upgrading. Symbian OS continues to change & improve, see Symbian generations S20--S30---S40---S60---S90--UIQ---S2---S3 and coming soon is S4. This is just like Windows OS for computers that continues to change and improved. The big difference between Symbian and other mobile phone OS is it's being lightweight and fully open-source.
I beg to differ. I too have the iPhone and just sold my Galaxy S on eBay. And yes, just received the N8 last Friday. Although Symbian is old is very streamed lined and works 101%. Multitasking is basically non existent in iPhone and Android has a cumbersome way of dealing with it. Symbian on the other hand is 'born' to multitask. Of course the graphics in the camera menu is old but it works and it works well and here is where Nokia scores. The video zoom is the best ever in a cell phone. I still have not figured out how they do that. N8 will rule the market for a while - if the Nokia haters agree or not :-)
I owned and owning the HTC Desire, BB 9800, iPhone and had experience with most other phones such as Samsung Galaxy S and Wave. I had to buy the Nokia N8 since i bought Nokia for over 15 years and had to stop buying about two years ago due to many problems. Anyhow, I think N8 is great phone compare with other Nokia phones in past but it is not as good a my other 3 phone. The quality of phone, Camera are great. But problem is the Old and outdated OS by Nokia. Even gsmarena admit this i their review. Why Nokia no start with new generation of OS and give up on Symb.?
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010I have done a complete 180 degree turn on my opinion of Nokia and the N8. Before I got it I wa... moreWell I am going through all the n8 user reviews, I was planing to buy n8 because of features.once I read ur review i thought not to buy.OK now I am looking forward to buy one of these Iphone4 , HTC hd2 or htc desire.Pls advice what to buy.
Dan, 26 Oct 2010What new OS, Android? Android OS is a half-breed Linux, it is popular now because it's new, l... moreOS android new Generation of what is popular in this time and age. Everything has to go to end after so many years that i why Symb. OS is no longer good and popular. Everything by time change can not sell same OS for so many years. Before software tech was not so advance and now is. So, Nokia has to let go and Adopt to new OS made by them or outside source. Even can see in gsmarena suggest same about Nokia Symb is outdated and behind Androind, and iSO 4. why you guys so closed minded and no help Nokia do better in future instead want to stay with the old thing
Symbian Count down, 26 Oct 2010_http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/25/symbian-foundation-winding-down-operations/Symbian will still be developed under nokia's roof...
i keep on laughing, reading some bashing comments... don't get to obvious bashing N8 then promoting other brands haha... poor all of you! all i can say is that don't purely rely on this thread... make experience on your own and you'll know the truth!
Subho, 25 Oct 2010Lots of pinoys buying N8.Because there are still a lot of pinoys who are smart compared to the jejemons and pa-cute guys who don't know what smartphone is.
I've had it for over a week now. Amazing device!!! Well worth the long wait
Dwane, 26 Oct 2010Thank you for your advise but the only thing I put on the phone was my contacts! look at the b... moreSorry to hear about your experience. But my experience is contrary to yours, I had Nokia since 3210 model and never had experience lagging or hanging. Exception is my N82 now which I experienced hanging because it felt down hard to the ground at least 5 times now but before that it was great. I packed-in a lot of applications in it and it functions well. Multitasking, well, how is it to run a Call manager on the background, virus scanning and playing movie at the same time without hanging. That is why I still keep my N82 but for a lesser function and I had purchased a new N8, so far so good but too early to judge its overall quality.
dell hav blk N8 on sale for $450 +free shipping, whoever want it u better act fast! im in the process of ordering as im writing this!!!! wooo
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010I owned and owning the HTC Desire, BB 9800, iPhone and had experience with most other phones s... moreWhat new OS, Android? Android OS is a half-breed Linux, it is popular now because it's new, let's see if it will last long like the Symbian OS does. And one more thing, pray that Google wins the left and right lawsuit filed regarding copyright infringement of their Android OS, if they lost Android OS will die very young.
Leave aside iph4 i don't think even droids can beat that...
Read the qt news on nokiablog, the developers say its very easy for them to create better looking ui with the kit, and its too easy to write codes. Developers familiarize qt code very easily and develop gem of app. Some great games like avatar, hero of sparta, nfs are good examples. We never saw games exceeding 100mb on mobiles.
i dont care about what people said i still like this phone. its nothing wrong with this phone. best NOKIA phone. some people out of mind their brain dont work any more they just talk about rubbish about this phone but I always Love Nokia & I have respect for them for showing their efforts & hard work.
Hat's on Nokia
Hat's on N8
Love you Nokia I will definetly buy this phone once I have complete money in my pocket ;-)