UzY3L, 13 Oct 2010Hello, Mark! Seems that it's quite a different story, price wise, where you're from. I'm from... moreOver here in holland the N8 is 440 unlocked, wave goes for 350. And about the megapixels, in themselves they do not say anything, but the images the N8 makes really are in a class of its own. Just curious, does the wave have games like NFS, GT Racing, Avatar?
I'm in US...FexEx tried to deliver my N8 today and they would leave it at my door (I was at work), grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!
About to run out to FexEx to see if they have it.
does anybody of you really own nokia N8. if yeah, please confirm if it has inbuild SIP stack and we can define SIP profiles to use VOIP..
is there anything called internet call in it?
Mark, 13 Oct 2010Hmmm, over here Wave is almost the same price as the N8. What about the downsides of the Wave.... moreHello, Mark!
Seems that it's quite a different story, price wise, where you're from. I'm from Romania and prices for the N8 start from 560euros going to over 600 if you want it unbranded and unlocked. The Wave is going for 260euros also unbranded and unlocked. And, at first, I thought that Samsung was trying to commit financial suicide with the launch of the Bada OS. But I've been keeping an eye on the Samsung Apps store and almost 2 months ago, there were ONLY 200 and something apps. A month ago it went to 600 apps and now it's at 800 and going. All FREE. I'd say it's not a bad store for a 5 month old mobile OS.
As for the downsides, yes you are right : no Ovi, no Xenon, no HDMI, no 12MP camera. But as I said, you don't need more than 5MP even on a 22 inch monitor.
I guess it depends on what region the phones are sold, I guess. For the price of the Wave of course I would buy the N8. But over here, that's another story.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010The N8 is too superior compare to S8500 wave, that's why Nokia release their mid-end Symbian^3... more"S Amoled vs CBD Amoled : par"
Actually, S-Amoled is nothing compared to CBD-Amoled (which is newer technology)
Nokia's CBD quality is way superior according to many reviews and comparisons on the web.
UzY3L, 13 Oct 2010:) Interesting reply. I just love how people get pumped up over simple facts. How many of you ... moreHmmm, over here Wave is almost the same price as the N8. What about the downsides of the Wave. Bada? Really?
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2010The N8 is too superior compare to S8500 wave, that's why Nokia release their mid-end Symbian^3... more:) Interesting reply. I just love how people get pumped up over simple facts. How many of you use or need faster HSDPA or two days of non-stop music play? Not to mention these are all just numbers. Nokia has always boasted better figures than anybody else but the real experience is hands on. For example, the Nokia 7710 was supposed to survive with 35hours of music play. So was the N73 but after more than 5 hours with the phone set to offline mode, the battery had 2 lines left.
And how is the N8 mid-range? It's almost iPhone 3GS money. 560euros is not mid-range and the Wave is 260euros
I'm not saying the N8 isn't good it's just too expensive. I mean, what are you paying for? The faster HSDPA? Class 33 EDGE? Symbian?
So what if Bada OS is new? it's almost 5 months old and there are almost 1000 FREE apps and games on the Samsung Store page. And counting. By the way, I have tested the I9000 Galaxy S and the Wave and have found the Galaxy S with its Android OS to be slower than the Wave. Not to mention the Galaxy S's camera only has geo-tagging. Not even image-stabilization or a flash.
I'm not a Wave fan either. I don't think it should have Bada OS and I don't like the way it looks. Not to mention I would have expected a Xenon-flash.
I like the N8 but it just doesn't justify the price.
If it were MY hard-earned money, I would buy the Wave. It's cheaper and faster. If you don't care about the not so small camera and just...use the wireless to connect to the net, it's a great phone for the price!
UzY3L, 12 Oct 2010If you're a blind Nokia fan, yes. I was too. Check out the Samsung S8500 Wave. At more than ha... moreI would say the biggest downsides for the wave, which is a nice device, are the following:
1 No apps
2 Not a Smartphone (it is a nice featurephone)
3 No Ovi maps
4 No Ovi Music
5 No service (Samsung)
6 No Xenon
7 No big ticket gaming
8 No HDMI out
9 No 12 Mpx Carl Zeiss Camera
10 No Gravity app
Again I like the wave, but it cant compete with the N8, not even close man.
Ali Abdulla, 12 Oct 2010after u've copied the songs to the N8.. open the music player, goto options and search for &q... moreno, music player dont work in this way in n8. that's great thing, most users dont liked to wait. so they change music player in with very good Graphics and speed. Now it open and will show available music and keep adding in background, and even if having too many files, it will take 1-2 sec to show all albums
The N8 is too superior compare to S8500 wave, that's why Nokia release their mid-end Symbian^3 smartphone the C6-01 to compete with samsung's Bada flagship.
Wave vs C6-01:
- cpu 1 GHz vs 680 MHz : 1 - 0
- S Amoled vs CBD Amoled : par
- display res WVGA vs nHD : 1 - 0
- Bada OS vs Symbian^3 : 0 - 1
- camera 5 MP vs 8 MP : 0 - 1
- Video rec 720p @30 fps vs @25 fps : 0.5 - 0
- 3G dualband vs pentaband : 0 - 1
- hsdpa 7.2 Mbps vs 10.2 Mbps : 0 - 1
- gprs/edge Class 10 vs Class 33 : 0 - 1
- no USB OTG vs yes : 0 - 1
- music playback 35 hours vs 2 days : 0 - 0.5
.: S8500 Wave scores 2.5
.: C6-01 scores 6.5
Concl: mid-end Nokia beats samsung's flagship
san, 12 Oct 2010no other phone has this much of features u can>>>>>>If you're a blind Nokia fan, yes. I was too. Check out the Samsung S8500 Wave. At more than half the price (260Euros new with warranty)than the N8 it's only downside (if you can call it that) is the 5MP camera. And trust me, you won't need more than 5MP even with a 22inch monitor.
can ne N8 owner plz help me wid few questions...???
1.does it supports all symbian s60v5 softwares..??
2.wat is the internal memory of the phone....??(not the mass memory ie = 16gb i know that)
3.is touch responsive even after the screen gaurd...??
Nogovitsin, 12 Oct 2010To Wheez.
Hey man , looks like you know some staff about this phone more then anybody.I have... moreafter u've copied the songs to the N8..
open the music player, goto options and search for "refresh library" ... player should till you that its adding new songs... and ur done
to find the new songs, goto playlists, recently added
note: i dont own N8 yet, but thats the way its down in symbian^1 :) .. symbian^3 has a new music player, visual wise atleast, i guess the basic stuff are still there(i hope atleast :D)
Great Nokia Ever!!! MUST MUST BUY.
It plays mkv xvid all the video very smooth n the touch
is like real......
ahmed, 12 Oct 2010thanks could you told me about multi touch screen in n8 when you use internet browser simila... moreNot much to tell, it works very nicely at least when you are holding the phone with other hand. If you have it on the table and just try to multitouch it doesnt really respond, was told it's some issue with capacitive screen and lack of grounding in that case.
soumen, 12 Oct 2010hi,what about the battery life? Are u getting at least 10 hrs when using maps,gprs,facebook a... morethanks could you told me about multi touch
screen in n8 when you use internet browser similar i phone
soumen, 12 Oct 2010hi,what about the battery life? Are u getting at least 10 hrs when using maps,gprs,facebook a... moreEasily 10 hours. That isn't even heavy usage yet and would probably go closer to 2 days like that. The battery life is very good in this thing. Nokia has really managed to find energy cheap components that are still very even in actual performance against other current smartphones.
As for the nickname "battery": You can do a full power cut off by holding down the power button for 8s, just like in computers and laptops, it equals taking the battery out. Symbian^3 is very stable though compared to earlier Symbians, though. As for heating, I have never heard that it would've been necessary to take out the battery cos it has heated
W.B.Trometer, 12 Oct 2010Ibougth the N8 today and use it a bit on the internett and the cammera + a few other function... morehi,what about the battery life? Are u getting at least 10 hrs when using maps,gprs,facebook and weather updates?
iam worried about unlock battery. My ex nokia devices hunging manytimes and battery comes heat ,so i get the battery out 2solve the problem. So what 2do with n8 unlock battery if we faced the same problem. Second iam woundering everything improved such as screen ,ram rom processor ,etc except4 battery life! When we could get strong battery long life?!