mark , 21 Oct 2010having played on this a few days before uk release. i have come to a conclusion.its not that g... moreI am a Nokia fan and waited patiently for this saviour phone. Now that I have the phone I have to agree with you. It was so not worth the wait. It acts like a typical Nokia -going slow at times and totally freezing too (and I've only put my contacts on it).
I've had mine for 5 days and it has crashed on me everyday and misses emails when I sync my gmail, -I'm not going take 2 years of that.
The camera is really good (its almost impossible to take a blurry picture) in fact all of the 'features' on it are -the USB OTG, FM receiver, sat nav etc but I just can't rely on it to work when I need it and at a good speed. And that's def not good when trying to defend/show off the phone to others who have a snappy adroid or Iphone.
I hate to say it but this phone will not save Nokia in the smart phone competition and I'm really disappointed and I am sending mine back and jumping ship to Android -prob the HTC desire I think.
I used to read and believe that this phone's GPU would make up for the low processor but in reality it is just not the case. When (or if) Nokia make a phone to actually compete in the UI as well as just features then I will be back as I love(d) Nokia and want them to do well as they have served me well in the past.
(Reply from nokia)not going to launch anything as Symbian^4, we’ll stop using the version numbers. Instead, we’ll evolve the UI, apps and service experiences in the new Symbian towards the design we had planned for Symbian^4, but in a series of development steps. These updates will also be made available for you as an N8 user, for example.
I have a question dears:
what do Q3 & Q4 mean in the top of some phone specs in STATUS section?
tanx vErY MuCh
mark , 21 Oct 2010having played on this a few days before uk release. i have come to a conclusion.its not that g... moreFunny that you should call it "Bulky and Heavy". I have a Vibrant, G2 and an iPhone. It feels lighter then the iPhone, smaller then the Vibrant in both height and width and both lighter and smaller then the G2.
It is also smaller and lighter then the Evo, Droid X etc etc etc...
The processor speed is not a problem most of the OS moves swiftly. The scrolling is smooth and fast and really aside from the browser (and that is a biggie) and some goofy place to disjoin settings the device plenty nice. And criticizing the camera? Really? Not all that? Hmmmf...I wonder...
I dont know pelple keep saying stupid things about the n8.....if you dont know how to use it stop saying it is a bad phone....im pretty sure that somebody that knows a a bit about phones would deal with it perfectly
having played on this a few days before uk release. i have come to a conclusion.its not that good. very bulky and heavy.
very juddery on the zoom on the camera. also 12 megapixel well is not all that. speed wise its not very fast. shame it does not have a 1 ghz cpu. like all the other smart phones. for a smart phone its not that smart.
shame nokia i had high hopes. but sadly its just average. only the nokia fans will appreciate it. the new symbian os just looks like my old Omnia HD, so i dont see any difference.
shame all the hype but doesnt deliver. but i do like the colour options and shape.
Love N8 but, 21 Oct 2010Hi, What do you think are the drawbacks of Sony Ericcson Vivez? It looks great, even gsmarena... moreSorry about the late reply. Dont get me wrong. The Vivaz is a great phone. The comparison between the 2 phones reveal differences. For example, the Vivaz runs an older os than the N8. The symbian ^3 is really good especially with future backups bound for all versions of this os. For this reason, your os will always be up to date. Now when it comes to the Vivaz, SE has backed out of symbian so they may just abandon any future updates to this phone. That would be a major concern for me. SE are also slow in rolling out updates to their os's. Take a look at the X10's. They getting updates now and to an old os version too! Their firmware was handled ok though but those were to fix problems and just minor new additions to the os. With the N8, the backing you'd get would be superb in comparison. Couple that to a larger screen, gorrila glass, anodised body, usb otg, 12mp camera vs 8mp, Hd gaming, flash lite 4.0, 16 gb on board memory and other minor tweeks provided with the new os, N8 symbian^3 would be the better choice.
Know what, i just came up with a brilliant idea how to make my geeky-tech needs fulfilled!
1) Get N8 for daily use as a phone, camera, music player, GPS navi, etc. (will install SPB mobile shell)
2) Get an Android Tablet for web browsing and reading books.
Just perfect, since i do find Android to be...thoughout intuitive UI, but battery life, jiish, no comments. Then again it is more acceptable for the tablet to die on you in a day!
BTW! I currently own E71 and am pretty happy with it, at least have been for past 2 years but now is the time for upgrade.
hey, all u techy guys how is it that most samsung phones giving class 10 edge and nokia gives class 32 edge even in the cheaper phones of nokia. does it really affects the speed. pls. help.
If we connect hdmi to tv inbuilt speaker in tv will work,how can we connect to tv with cable in the nokia n8 box.
[deleted post]Lot of updates ???? hmmm... Phone must be really shity then.. Needing a hell lot of updates.
Vijay, 21 Oct 2010Hi friends
Having owned both samsung galaxy s and now n8 (purchased in india@ 23000) I can sa... moreGuys please do not bash these kids.........
They have spent money on their galaxy/wave/iphone and now they come here to convince themselves that they did not commit a mistake.......please be kind to them.......you must understand the pain they are going through now......they are looking for solace in other forums as the forums of galaxy/wave/iphone do not have these many hits.........so this is the best place for them to get attention.........
Okk Vijay, smile now........yeah........thats more like it.........
See guys he is so happy now!!
Just ordered my Nokia n8 12mp!!! I'll never leave Symbian and if i do it will be for MeeGo!!! :)
N8 release in India all states price may varry but price at West Bengal Rs 22500
Dr. Bidhan, 28 Jul 2010Hi symbios wc to N8 forum...realy happy to see u here..im also planning to buy d N8 n waiting... moreOfcourse i want the Nokia N8!! :) My N86 flex cable just got damaged and the screen lights in many different colours but is still usable and my i8910 HD has served me well but the n8 is the ultimate upgrade for me! It has smoother, more crisp and detailed HD recording, the 12mp camera is a good upgrade from my 8mp devices, the xenon flash makes it possible for low light photos, and now nokia are taking the road of upgrading the current OS instead of making new releases.......if i wasnt certain i was getting an n8 before.....that statement just certified it!!!