Wheez, 11 Oct 2010Personally I didn't find the change to Opera Mobile worth it, cos it still doesnt support pinc... moreAgree to that. The only reason I used Opera is because, similar to checking the voice quality on both devices, I try always to use the same element for the comparison (same BT headset, same wired headset and for this one, same browser), this way, in my opinion, I can make better judgement on how actually the device is performing. I find it hard to define which is beter if the devices are different and the browsers are different too. Each of them will have their own approach, if we could call it, to solving a particular use, therefore, the results may vary to an unrealistic comparison.
I hope I didn't put it in a confusing way :-)
Where are you from and what does your N8 say in the bottom cap? Made in Finland or China?
Delan, 11 Oct 2010W. Al Hakeem: I have a question, where did you buy your iphone4 16gb and nokia n8 in UAE, what... moreI got the iPhone from Du as I got before it the 3GS and liked it, then when the iPhone came I got it from them too :-) it was (and still) AED 2,449 for the 16GB and I think AED 2,890 for the 32GB.
The N8 was from AXIOM, I made the pre-order long time ago and got it yesterday. Their retail price for it is AED 2,099 with 2 years warranty. I'm not sure if they are now selling other N8 units, as they told me they only received enough quantity for the pre-orders that were made. I asked them because I liked the blue version and wanted to get it for my wife when I went to receive mine (silver white), but the salesman told me that I can only get my pre-order unit and have to wait to get another one as they don't have enough stock yet.
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010You're welcome my friend. I have just posted some comments on the sound quality of both few p... morePersonally I didn't find the change to Opera Mobile worth it, cos it still doesnt support pinch to zoom. When it does, though, it may be different.
Khan!, 11 Oct 2010I am very contented with my purchase, i purchased it for 1999 AED. I only needed navigation, w... moreI read this finnish mobile phone forum and the general feeling is the same overall. I've never seen as many people say how this is "The best Nokia phone ever made". That has been said even by real Nokia veterans who have used just about every high end phone Nokia has ever had the last 20 years :D
And I do agree. The best phone from Nokia I've ever used. No other device so far has ever given me a reaction like this. Before I got to use the N8, I didnt give a crap about mobile phones and smartphones. I had my E65, I could listen to music, browse the web abit, it was stylish in my eye, did the mandatory calls and SMS. I would never have thought I'd spend these hundreds of hours probably so far here on these smartphone forums. I will stop this soon though, I simply don't have the time for it with university.
The N8 has completely changed my life since the first time I got to use it for few minutes, it completely made me fall in love the very first time. Something no other device (be it laptop, phone, game console, anything) has ever managed to done.
Well done nokia, doing very well in camera optics in phone
Can nseries have as good music quality as x series?
And work harder in s4 new ui
long live nokia
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.
W. Al Hakeem, 11 Oct 2010I forgot to put the comment on the speaker :-) Both of them are almost the same, if one has... moreHi dude thanks for ur opinoions. Its really helpful.
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.
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