Partha, 11 Oct 2010Thanx a lot for the comparision between iPhone and N8. It couldn't have been better. 2 things ... moreYou're welcome my friend.
I have just posted some comments on the sound quality of both few posts down. To sum it up, both are equalt in terms of sound quality for voice calls over BT headsets (both tested over the same BT model).
Speaker phone is slightly better in the iPhone, but I haven't played with the equalizer settings of the Nokia yet, it might have an effect. As they are now, upper hand is a bit towards the iPhone, but for sure not that much of a difference.
I haven't tried eaither of them on musice over wired headset. I will get one that works with both of them shortly and let you know what are the results.
Browsing is a bit hard to tell. Safari is great on the iPhone with some bits and pieces of slightly changed pages than the original layout, though it is to the benifit of making the page better on the phone's screen, I think there are some web pages that are not that much "editable", if this is the correct word, and tend to look a bit odd. This effect is also there with the Nokia browser. BUT, if you ask me, be it on iPhone or Nokia or any other device, go for the Opera browser, you'll get the same experience on any device and it is for sure better than the standard one in iPhone or Nokia.
I hope that was a bit helpful :-)
I am very contented with my purchase, i purchased it for 1999 AED. I only needed navigation, wifi, and a better camera with over 3 inch screen. i dont want to compare it to any one but i would say "IT'S THE BEST PHONE NOKIA EVER MADE"
Partha, 11 Oct 2010Thanx a lot for the comparision between iPhone and N8. It couldn't have been better. 2 things ... moreAbout web browsing:
Overall I think the decices are currently pretty even (I know, bear with me).
Currently the iPhones web browsing is alot better, BUT lacks the ability to use flash. Some sites simply require it to work, and it doesnt have to do anything with videos or games. Luckily those are somewhat rare, but they are still there.
N8 has the option to have flash on or off, I personally keep it off cos usually its just flash ads like on this site. But at least I have the option to have it turned on. The browser itself is currently worse than that of the iPhone. However they said well before N8 even launched that they are making a whole new browser with the new Qt, but it wouldnt make it to the retail box. We can expect the new browser later this year.
It's not said that it will be as good/better as the iPhones, but it most likely won't be worse than the current, which isnt all that bad. The current browsers biggest problem is lacking a button for opening new windows in a controlled fashion. However there's a way to open them whenever you want, but it's abit tricky.
So with everything taken into account, I'd rather use N8s default browser than iPhones, but if we ignore flash, then the iPhones is better.
W. Al Hakeem: I have a question, where did you buy your iphone4 16gb and nokia n8 in UAE, what is the shop names? thanks. :)
Ahmed , 11 Oct 2010Dear Friends, Finally did the N8 satisfy your needs and if it's ok or not, buy it or leave it?I add my voice to "Wheez", it's a good device that's worth the money. I had it for 1 day and still it managed to impress me :-)
Wheez, 11 Oct 2010Satisfied and exceeded every expectation I had, worth every cent :)Thanks Wheez,
I will buy it.
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010Friends, drop the useless arguments about who is the best phone in the world because there isn... moreThanx a lot for the comparision between iPhone and N8. It couldn't have been better. 2 things I want to know about these 2 phones. Which gives you a better browsing option and about the sound quality of both the phones.
Ahmed , 11 Oct 2010Dear Friends, Finally did the N8 satisfy your needs and if it's ok or not, buy it or leave it?Satisfied and exceeded every expectation I had, worth every cent :)
MAK, 11 Oct 2010mr.w. al hakeem,
could you please comment on the sound quality of n8 vs i-phone over head pho... moreI forgot to put the comment on the speaker :-)
Both of them are almost the same, if one has to be better, I would say it is the iPhone but that is by a very small margin.
I have tried them on 2 calls now to that same person and in both times the other part told me that my sound is loud and clear. Both devices were placed on the desktop near my laptop, not held next to my mouth. The sound of the speaker is a (slightly) bit louder in the iPhone than the N8, but peronally, not that much of a difference.
Also, quality of voice calls over the same BT headset is identical. I have tried them using the Nokia bluetooth headset 608 and they gave the exact same result (at least in my ear) :-)
Finally did the N8 satisfy your needs and if it's ok or not, buy it or leave it?
MAK, 11 Oct 2010mr.w. al hakeem,
could you please comment on the sound quality of n8 vs i-phone over head pho... moreI have tried both of them for the normal calls only, haven't tried eaither of them for music. My personal (guess) is that it will be dependant on the headset you use. I will get one in the next few days as the one that came with the iPhone does not work well on the Nokia. I heard from a friend that there is a headset model from Phillips mase specially for music over mobile devices and it has connectors to many types (including the 3.5 mm). I will get it and compare the quality of both of them on that one. This way, at least, that I'm comparing the output from both of them on the same headset and I guess that would lead to a more reasonable finding than using the one that came with each of them.
Sorry I couldn't answer that right now, but I promise to keep you posted as soon as possible.
[deleted post]Please note that the latest sw for the 3GS makes it crawl to a halt. My friends in the latest Apple store very much regret upgrading to iOS 4. And believe it or not, they actually want the N8 (for the added features).
Wheez, 11 Oct 2010Some people once again seem to forget that even if you arn't the best in something, doesn't me... moreWell said my friend. I loved your description as "well balanced smartphone" I think it's the best way to put it. Thanks for sharing.
mr.w. al hakeem,
could you please comment on the sound quality of n8 vs i-phone over head phone and speaker.
thanks for your review.
[deleted post]Thank you my friend and I really honor your friendship. :-)
Not be mistakenly posted by me, I myself can not tell which one is better device, the iPhone 4 which I really love even though there are elements that I hate about it, but still can't let it go, or the new toy N8 that I just got and immediately fell in love with it. I guess only time will tell. But for now, let me just confirm that none of the 2 made me feel that it replaces the other by any means. Both are beautiful in their own way. :-) The final word would be, in my opinion, to the user not the apecs sheet. Only the user can tell which of the powers of this device or that one is making it the ONE device for him/her.
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010As much as I agree with you about increasing the battery life, I can't say that (personally) i... moreFair enough, never really used BT devices myself, but beign able to use it on 2 different phones at the same time is pretty cool, indeed :D
Wheez, 11 Oct 2010That's a real good write up. As a hint, you might something like double to battery life if ... moreAs much as I agree with you about increasing the battery life, I can't say that (personally) it works for me. I noticed the big difference that happens with wireless handsets, but being on the move and on the way all day long makes the wireless one more easy to use. I am using the Nokia 608 since I can connect the same bluetooth headset to 2 different mobile phones at the same time. For me, That's REALLY practical. :-)
[deleted post]Totally agree with you in the part that "...Nokia N8 is not having same respond like iphone..." but I as ask you honestly, is the N8 actually slow? I can't call it slow at all, but again I completely agree with you that is not as fast as iPhone (3GS or 4), so we can not use this as a negative point against N8 or other devices. Like you also said, the Samsung Omnia and Omnia II (I have it by the way too, I didn't sell it because of the really low resale value I got for it... It seems Samsung is only as good as American cars in UAE, they cost like others by sell like the lowest things in the market :-)). Sorry, got distracted, if we use the response time as a factor, try the Omnia II which has a blazing 800 clock speed processor and compare it to the iPhone 3GS (600 clock speed processor), you'll fand that the iPhone still beats the Omnia II, but I don't think that you will agree that this is a negative thing in the Omnia II, it's a positive to the iPhone that no one should deny it, but not against other devices.
Frankly speaking, comparing the iPhone 3GS to many other devices (WinMO, Andriod, Symbian...) is always going to end in favour of the iPhone, they master this feature even when the comparison is made with devices that have 1 Ghz processors (!! indeed impressive), and they also master the screen clarity like no other can do. But again, this is a (+) to the iPhone, not a (-) to the others, think of it this way :-).
Also, with all respect, don't compare the 3GS to N8, not because of the camera, but there is a long list of disadvantages in the 3GS that takes it out of the compitition. I have posted few minutes ago my peronal thoughts on both the N8 and iPhone as I'm using both now (both at the same time, each one with a different Etisalat sim card). Iphone 4 is indeed worthy to compete with the N8 (and many other devices), but 3GS, honestly, it's not worth the money at all. So many basic things are missing in addition to much lower camera quality that mobiles produced 2 years ago.
I'm not trying to convince anyone which is better or worth buying, just trying to put my personal experience open in case it came useful to anyone here.
Always, regards and respect.
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010Friends, drop the useless arguments about who is the best phone in the world because there isn... moreThat's a real good write up.
As a hint, you might something like double to battery life if you were using a wired hands free. Bluetooth takes quite a chunk. Sure, it's one wire less, but also the bluetooth devices battery is almost as big of a concern than that one wire :D