Nokia N8 is best Hardware phone, but not best software phone. Symbian 3 still few step behind in compare to other OS. But i belive nokia will back in action with in 2 year with the help from MeeGo and Symbian 4.
I Think the phone is almost perfect in every way and perfoormance is excellent however there are only two concerns first the phone is expensive in comparison to
other phones with similar specifications and the processor speed is some where around 680mhz where as you can get other phones with a lower cost at 1ghz.
Just tried out the nokia N8 at the Nokia outlet in Hong Kong. To be honest, the UI is not as smooth as I have expected it to be. The web browser, to be honest, SUCKS TO THE MAX! A portrait qwerty with auto correct would also be much appreciated. The current one is just to tiring and destroy the whole pleasure of using the phone. However, the camera is really really GOOD! Now I understand why it is better than some compact cam. Photo gallery is a bit slow when loading but after it has loaded, everything will become smooth.
Music cover flow is extreme. Trust me, it is smoother and better to use than the iP4's. The screen....one word. GORGEOUS!! You have to see it to believe it. All those review videos don't do it any justice. It is simply stunning. Color contrast puts the iPhone 4 retina display to shame. Much to my astonishment, the N8 is really really light. You literally can't feel the weight and it is really thin. Thinner than what I have expected.
Moving on is the homescreen swiping. I cannot lie here. It does not deliver. They should integrate it so that it can move along with our finger. The current one is just too dead. And the pinch-to-zoom feature should really be revised. It is not fluid enough. One thing to note about the screen though is it is really responsive. It exceeded my expectation and the responsiveness of the screen really blew me away. I daresay it is on par, if not better, than the iPhones or HTC Desire.
Well, that is all for now. Will do a little video review after I have purchased my unit. At the moment still considering whether to get it or not.
P.S. The build quality is really something. No wonder a lot of sites give it a 5/5 for build quality.
Xtc, 08 Oct 2010How if nokia with android would you buy one?Don't have a problem with that. I also want to try something new. But i think nokia and android can't be put on one sentence(i just did XD) so i think it's quite impossible to see them on a single device. Plus, i think it's wierd to see a nokia phone with android UI. They don't fit imo. So i better off with samsung or htc if i decided to go android.
The totality of n8 as a phone wins me the most. So i reserved my curiosity on other OS to my next purchase. I'm still not closing my doors on wave though, he's there in case of emergency, i digress ;)
Is the flash lite 4 on n8 capable enough to play flash online streaming videos at sites like www.megavideo.com
Does nokia internet radio works on n8?
Any good weather forcast app for the pilot?
Can someone give me a list of top iphone games developers? I want to go to their forum site to ask for symbian 3 qt version.
[deleted post]Bullshit, this could easiest be the highest quality mobile phone to ever be made so far.
It's worth every cent and even more.
c3rus, 08 Oct 2010I already pre-ordered N8 here at Philippines, cost is Php 23,699.00 Im very excited, will be p... moreGood for you. Wish though that some provincial retailers will not abuse it and charge high prices the moment it appears on retail stores. Or better yet, by the time i have the money, i can get it at the price of wave, somewhere in nov-dec. before christmas. That's cool. That way, I can't have any better choice than n8 given the circumstances.
Did you know, the n8 page is already currently the 14th most visited in gsmarena history!
Wheez, 08 Oct 2010Personally I wouldn't have bought the N8 if it was running Android, most likely. At least if A... moreYeahh ur right man android is sucker not so practical for a mobile device n iphone is so overrated not worth of money to buy. I use symbian until now n not so interested with overhyped os like android, ios or bada i prefer with symbian cause the practical n multitasking on it n cause the technology in it so useable in my life. Cannot live without symbian in my life...
Nokia please put the hardware developement on hold, focus 100% on gaming with qt
Nokia Philippines - n8 SRP 23,699php. That's about 393euros. :) am happy with the price.
I belive with firmware update and some help from good/bad guys out there, this phone could be even more better.like 5800 with firmware update now it have kinetic scrolling and also n97 homescreen with cfw. symbian rules!
hey guys what is the price of n8 in india...???is that phone's touch effect fast???
Xtc, 08 Oct 2010How if nokia with android would you buy one?Personally I wouldn't have bought the N8 if it was running Android, most likely. At least if Android was in the shape it's now. Naturally if the N8 ran it, it would need some major additions, like support for USB OTG and stuff.
But with the battery life and other things, no thanks for me.
Xtc, 08 Oct 2010How if nokia with android would you buy one?No,I dont want nokia use android and they will never use it,i know it ! I will buy meego after symbian !
AMANITA, 08 Oct 2010Actually my 2nd choice is nokia x6,I liked wave but I dont buy other than nokia :pHow if nokia with android would you buy one?