Its been 2 days I've got this phone and here is the first impression I feel..
The camera and video quality are very good as is depicted by the specifications.. but coming to the usability of the phone, I am surprised to see that the keyboard does not open up automatically in a text field. You have to touch in the text field and then the number pad opens up (not the QWERTY keyboard!) when in portrait mode. Ofcourse it changes to QWERTY when you change it to landscape. I find this quite inconvenient and wondering how this is made in the so called new version of Symbian 3!
I'll tell you the problem with a practical example:
Suppose you are chatting, and you want to type and send a line, here is what you need to do
1) Touch the text field that you want to type in.
2) A new window opens up with the NUMBER PAD, you key in whatever you want and
3) touch the accept button, which takes you back to the chat screen with what you typed
4) now you have to touch the send button
all this is quite cumbersome for a person who wants to chat quickly (ive used nimbuzz). The same is the navigation when you want to type an URL in the browser :(
I've have commnts on other aspects all of them are good but I thought of sharing the negative aspect of it due to which Im quite dissatisfied with the phone.
1ST night working on my N8. It's connecting to my home wireless, yea! The N8 found 1 theme update right out of the box, that's the only update.
Going from my Nokia 6650 (S60 symbian 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2) to the N8 was easy. I'm happy with the N8's OS!
I'm still amazed with this phone's hardware. This phone screams $$$$$$.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2010Look awesome just wonder why nokia decided to have new ui in symbian 4 but not in symbian 3... moreStep changes....small step changes my friend. Not huge leaps like android. That could go either way if changes are too drastic. They could have lost huge market share and more quicker too. People aren't used to too much change. Create the buy in with small step changes. That would stop the landslide and re-affirm them as market leaders. Symbian ^4 would be the clincher. Symbian ^3 is the stepping stone, a very crucial and necessary one too. By the way, i read in an article that android is about to release gingerbread a.k.a 3.0 but maybe refered to as 2.5 instead as honeycomb would take the higher number for the tablets. Announcement maybe next week! The shocker here is.....but Froyo was just launched!!....and still so many 2.1 owners didmt get the update as yet! This is what happens with big changes. Read the forums....people are not happy!! I wonder why?! Turmoil with their apps market too? Maybe not but android/google will burn soon. Mark is right below. Samsung will turn to bada. They have that. Where do others go to? Stick with symbian boys. Stick with symbian.
Even the most talked about samsung glxy cannot accept of send a business card which is most used .Sad To give a simili is is like trying to sell the best car with all the comforts but does not have powere stearing.
Even the most talked about samsung galexy cannot accept of send a business card which is most used .Sad To give a simili is is like trying to sell the best car with all the comforts but does not have powere stearing.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2010gyz can't believe my eyes... n8 comes with unlimited music download from ovi music mynokiab... moreI think it's unlimited for 6 months only though. Still awesome nevertheless. I'm going to enjoy that!
amazing phone..does every job perfectly..either its telephony or takin pictures..the best is its buid quality..far superior than any other phone in this category..
the most reliable brand NOKIA..
snonre, 14 Oct 2010I missed out something "camera is not good. nokia pleased wake up you put 12MP but why... more I think their eyes r not good or may b their brains. Even a baby knows about n8s cam...
Camera has been hacked yesterday 13.10.10, who knows what ll b hacked next.....hopefully the processor
I missed out something
"camera is not good. nokia pleased wake up you put 12MP but why? disappointed."
Have you even seen the gsmarena blind test. This badass even beats a digicam.
NSERIES USER, 14 Oct 2010read the conclusion of gsmarena page9,
symbian^3 UI is suck, same interface of old s60 not... morethose statements are way exaggerated.
"symbian^3 UI is suck, same interface of old s60 nothing changed. "
gsmarena did not say that the UI sucked. Symbian^3 may look the same as previous versions of symbian, but if u actually use it in real life, u will see it has many changes, big and small.
"browser is slow to connect"
the N8 will soon get a QT based browser and Firefox beta 4 from Mozilla. Or if you cant wait, use Opera Mobile which is readily available now.
"resolution not good also."
to me the resolution is gud enough. A bigger resolution means that a higher battery consumption. Battery life is very important to me too.
"theres no application yet for symbian^3."
NO APPLICATION? Just go have a look at OVI store and there are apps available for the N8. Heck, why stop there, just search on google and you will find a lot more apps for the N8. Keep in mind that apps created for S60v5 can aso work (mostly) on the N8.
"battery is not removable."
Battery IS removable but just not in a normal way. U can remove the battery by removing the two TORK screws.
And i bet you dont even have a nokia phone, even a N series phone
I red couple of blog’s that N8 Battery has some difficulties. Trouble
Any one has an idea about that?
read the conclusion of gsmarena page9,
symbian^3 UI is suck, same interface of old s60 nothing changed.
browser is very slow to connect.
camera is not good. nokia pleased wake up you put 12MP but why? disappointed.
resolution not good also.
theres no application yet for symbian^3.
battery is not removable.
i am NSERIES user but alway give me more problems. and now i doubt for this unit. i dont like to get another NSERIES FAILED. is so sad to hear. Nokia pleased improve your device before you released it worldwide. :-(
The N8's already beating dedicated cybershots at their own game...hehehehehe go Nokia!
i agree..... Nokia wont go this far with diff. mobile phones if they are just copying others.. they are the one being copied. Even china phones copy the image of the Nokia phones, but they really cant copy the OS and features of the real one.. ^_^ i'm just wondring, why dont Nokia build a mobile phone with dual sim features w/ 2 inbox and 2 signal icon working at the same time, like china phones do, if they do that im sure it'll wipe out all fake china phones here in the philippines.. ^_^
The only reason why samsung is surviving is because of android...we all know what kind of phones they used to manufacture few years ago...same is the case now...only thing is they use android as os and the hardware is the same old samsung crap...
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2010nokia is the best fone producer .... Ushud agree wid dat... Using and buliding up ur own os ... moreEven if HTC or Samsung uses licensed OS like WinMo or Android...at least they've always come up with top-notch devices. Unlike with Nokia's Touch Symbian phones.
Galaxy Sun , 13 Oct 2010Do you know what you are talking about??? Do you realise what baseless assumptions you're maki... morenokia is the best fone producer ....
Ushud agree wid dat...
Using and buliding up ur own os is not an easy task..
Wat htc and samsung do is just a part of wat nokia does...
Ask htc and samsung to use their own os every tym and believe me they wud go bankrupt...
Nokia is an allround winner...
- RPLYN USN N8
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2010It have that rebooting problem that some of the nokia n900 have I send it in to be reflash by ... moreu dont even know how to reflash n900....???
U have done a gr8 mistake by buying the besthackeable fone.....
- RPLYN USN N8