Hey guys i tested this phone for like hours at the nokia gallery, posting my views on it...
>Ui- 7/10 (you'll miss the graphics as on htc droids, functionally its great, got all it needs for a smartphone power user. I tried spv shell on my friends phone its awesome)
>Browser- 8/10 (managed flash pretty well, lags though when u throw heavy flash at it. Can't wait to check the new browser)
>Audio- 9/10 (speaker out is great, but the handsfree just blew me away)
>Screen clarity- 8.5/10 (nice blacks, nice colours, can't notice the less resolution easily)
>Touch sensitivity- 9/10 (just a bit below apple, check it on music player, home screens are designed to change only after the full swipe)
>Hdmi 9/10( just loved the feature, got a chance to have it on a 40 inch lcd with 5.1 channel audio and it managed seamlessly, loved the dolby output, perform the dolby sound check or play a movie like behind the enemy bars, and you'll surely be amazed)
>Usb otg 9/10 (worked all my two pen driver and my external hdd, would love to swap content between my storage devices)
>Camera 10/10 (out of this world as expected)
>Messaging- 8.5/10 (the key board isn't decorative but its fine, woul also have qwerty on portrait, change the dictionary, would be perfect after swype)
I'd love to see internet movies on my tv via my phone, it has top notch wifi and 3g connectivity, i've got a high speed modem, wad else do you want...
Gitty, 16 Oct 2010Symbian^3 is the latest version of symbian,a new os ! Symbian is the most popular os,itz matur... moresymbian 3 is new facelift symbian...but not new OS....android or ios4 is new OS..but it have faster response...i admit it...it not same like other symbian phone...and anyone said in this forum android is the best smartphone...haha...funny...only 2.1 android is best...below that version is suck...
Guys, guys lets face it but its true. Nokia may be the king in middle and low end phones but in high end phones its lagging behind. And the real profits lie in the high end smartfone mkt. Thats why apples, htc etc financials are very good and nokias profits are less and reducing. even in middle and low end fones there is challenge from samsung, local players etc. the only way nokia can survive is to bring out a really good smartfone with minimum bugs. n8 though there was lot of hype cannot be said to be a really good smartfone which can push nokia to no 1 position in high smartfone mkt and improve its financials.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010Correct! Nokia is catching up with iphone game quality, check youtube,the new 3D games look aw... moreAgreed. Even with a 'weaker; processor, the N8 still manages to run games with graphics equivalent to the Iphone
Just have my hand on the nokia n8 today
it looks promising, it os very close to perfection, but still have small room for performance in software part especially the ui and ue
card view can be made larger, the cross sign on the right top corner can be made larger
in portrait mode, we should flick vertically to select open app
not the fastest smartphone but its speed is very acceptable to mass market
snonre, 16 Oct 2010Heck even the nokia 7650 had multitasking.Correct! Nokia is catching up with iphone game quality, check youtube,the new 3D games look awesome!!! =D
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010Were into oil and gold mining. Being out in the field good phone network without dropped calls... moreYeah you are right,I agree with u Nokia is just perfect for masses.thumbs up.
What is exactly outdated in nokia n8?
12mp? Xenon? Best camera is outdated
best audio redording is outdated
best free for life ovi maps with voivce guided is outdated
gorilla glass screen is outdated
broadcom gpu is outdated?
Hdmi and dolby digital plus and usb otg is outdated
best pricw for smartp,hone is outdated
anodized alumoinum is outdated
pentaband is outdated
iphone games is not outdated
5mp is not outdated
overcharged phone is not oudtaed
no xenon is not outdated
apple logo is not outdated
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010i like you guys keep talking about Multitasking? How many phone Nokia had in past can or could... moreIf multitasking is not important why is Apple so desperate in trying to design multitasking on their iPhone 4 and still trying to improve it. It is important and I use it everyday. Not many but maybe just 4 apps running at the same time. If a phone is good it's good no running away from it. Use it and you will know rather than hearing and reading what others have to say coz some of these complaints are not genuine.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010i like you guys keep talking about Multitasking? How many phone Nokia had in past can or could... moreHey yo,even the nokia 6600 could multitask and that was made ages before iphone etc. Shows quality and maturity of Symbian/Nokia!!!
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010What Business your friends are in that use Nokia. What i see in my business and similar all us... moreNo company that takes their security seriously uses iPhone for anything. It's either RIM or Nokia. There might be few small companies that don't know better, but most learn sooner or later.
iPhone has no real encryption, no remote management, the exchange & notes support is terrible etc.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010What Business your friends are in that use Nokia. What i see in my business and similar all us... moreWere into oil and gold mining. Being out in the field good phone network without dropped calls and good battery life is crucial as there's no wall socket to charge. So Nokia is the best option for us. Maybe you're in a nice comfy office with WiFi everywhere. Iphone is useless out in the open field.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010i like you guys keep talking about Multitasking? How many phone Nokia had in past can or could... moreand thanks to you for keeping the daily interest high...shows that n8 is very popular that you wouldn't want to miss a chance to have a look at it...:)
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010Wowwwww! The so called Android and iPhone can't even beat the so called old fashioned Symbian ... morei like you guys keep talking about Multitasking? How many phone Nokia had in past can or could do this? Nokia is phone with old 20 years old OS and no let go, it has a browser on N8 that can not even refresh fast enough. What is it you like Multitasking which is so important? Nokia coming out late 10 months with N8 and that is all can talk about Multitasking? Nokia lucky got customers like you so can stay in busienss.
For all you people out there who say that Symbian is outdated. Well let's face it, if there was no Symbian, the iOS and Android has no benchmark to compete with. Anyway it's history who made what we are today. Even in fashion, the tight jeans is back in fashion. What was once old fashion will come back into fashion eventually.
[deleted post]Nokia havent released any high end phone this year !
Outdated ? Just because it is an old os ! symbian^3 is new os but ui is the same ! Many new things r added ! Now itz an open source ! :)
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2010Let's see. Nokia controls half of the world population mobile devices. Apple and Blackberry ar... moreWhat Business your friends are in that use Nokia. What i see in my business and similar all use Blackberry and iPhone. What country are you from?