I may be "shooting myself to the leg" here, but to show that I'm not a blind fanboy, here are the problems and things I and other people would like to see changed in the N8. Mainly just my thoughts there so far, as I just started it. The phone isnt that widely available yet either, so that does something too.
Nothing very major, mostly quality of life things.
Wheez, 07 Oct 2010I read this comment earlier today or yesterday and I don't quite get it. When I search for &qu... moreSorry, when the demo was made, asphalt was not available yet. It seems it just released it as I checked it before N8 was released.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010Video comp N8 vs. Iphone 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5uaYAg5TMc&feature=player_embeddedto be honest I no care much about Camera on Phone. That is why called a Phone and not a Camera. I use my Sony TX7.
I need my Phone for Call, Video Calling, many Applications, and easy use. I have my iPhone 4 for 4 months and not even take one video with it.On other hand can not compare the 5MP to 12 MP camera too.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010asphalt is not officially released yet and the optimization was not done properly. When it is ... moreI read this comment earlier today or yesterday and I don't quite get it. When I search for "asphalt" on my N8 in the OVI Store, it offers me Asphalt 5 HD for the price of 3 euros.
To me that sounds pretty official?
But truth be told, it should be pulled out of there till it runs like it should.
Wheez, 07 Oct 2010That's most likely not cos of the low CPU as it is (or ok, it is cos it has been optimized for... moreyes, but also note that the n8 resolution is 40% less than on the wave and that the 680mhz can easily be overclocked to 1ghz
also, the gpu is one of the best, which means the same performance with less battery usage
the screen resolution is lower, but a normal user will not know the difference
numbers are not everything
if n8 did have a 1ghz cpu, it would easily be the fastest phone by far
Partha, 07 Oct 2010Thnx a lot.i basically use opera 10 as my browser in my N79 and im not really concerned about ... moreThe N8 has a VERY powerful antenna, but I'm pretty sure the iPhone has a sufficient one too, if you don't death grip it in which case it drops signal all together (you can google for "iphone death grip"). Reports say that newer batches of the phone wouldnt have those problems to the same extent as the first ones, but can't confirm that myself
I'd say iPhones camera might win that competition, it has been very well tuned and the pictures come out very nice, but the colors are ALWAYS off. In many cases the picture looks good but you cant get natural skin color with the iPhone, really. It's either red skin or yellow skin. The earlier Nokias would probably produce more natural colors. Side to side many might vote the iPhone as winner though. The N8s camera though wipes the floor with iPhones cos of just more natural colors and alot better picture, but if we'd simply compare 5mpix cameras.
The N8 has very good battery and if you run it in battery saving mode (like 2 taps after you've unlocked, very easy and handy), it could probably go on for 3 days on average use. Naturally the battery saving mode turns down performance and the little eyecandy the Symbian has, but in cases where ur battery is running dry, the battery saving mode will most likely easily make it till you get home to charge it.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010yeah, it has more then 10 apps open and it uses 26% of the cpu so why does it need 1ghz? a... moreasphalt is not officially released yet and the optimization was not done properly. When it is officially released, you can judge it.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010yeah, it has more then 10 apps open and it uses 26% of the cpu
so why does it need 1ghz?
a... moreThat's most likely not cos of the low CPU as it is (or ok, it is cos it has been optimized for faster CPUs), but in theory im 99% sure it could run just as well as on any other machine if it took proper use out of the GPU. We've seen games that don't shame in visual looks to the Asphalt, but still run shitloads better.
Other devices have stronger CPU - weaker GPU. N8 has decent CPU - decent/good GPU. In real life and benchmarks those end up very even, but since Asphalt has been made for the strong CPU devices first, if they try to lazily port it over without reoptimizing, it's not gonna run well. Given, that can be seen as a downside for the N8: porting games from other platforms is not so easy.
Wheez, 07 Oct 2010Depends how much you call and probably abit on if the antenna issue has been fixed on later iP... moreThnx a lot.i basically use opera 10 as my browser in my N79 and im not really concerned about a flash player.but i really need a gud battery backup as i listen to music most of the time and play games.i use the camera sometimes but not always,i think a 5mp camera is gud enough as im not a professional photographer.can u tell me if the camera of iP4 is similar to N79's,since both r 5mp wid LED flash.i dnt hav 2G/3G/WiFi here,so will i still be having reception problems???
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U57oMoMVk98
just look how many application is open.multitaskin... moreyeah, it has more then 10 apps open and it uses 26% of the cpu
so why does it need 1ghz?
asphalt game still lags a bit...
Partha, 07 Oct 2010N8 or iPhone 4?? I mostly use my phone for calling,texting,internet browsing,lots of music and... moreDepends how much you call and probably abit on if the antenna issue has been fixed on later iP4s, but if you want reliable calls, then the N8, but overall I'd rather suggest iPhone 4 for you, especially if you don't visit flash sites that much and don't mind paying the extra price the Apple-logo costs you.
Also sorta depending which one you think looks better. If I was you and liked the looks of the N8 better, I'd probably get that. If even/iPhone more, then just the iPhone.
Jim, 07 Oct 2010Things are looking up a bit for Nokia A U.S Based Website that stopped sucking the teet of ... moreOMG!!! Now thats a huge shocker coming from that site! 8.5 out of 10!! Nokia N8 is cooking!!
N8 or iPhone 4?? I mostly use my phone for calling,texting,internet browsing,lots of music and few games. Which phone would be better for me. Please help me out.
airPainter for N8
just user your phone to paint something
and send your friends the draw
Video comp N8 vs. Iphone 4
Things are looking up a bit for Nokia
A U.S Based Website that stopped sucking the teet of Apple & Google long enough to give a Nokia phone a half-ass decent review!
The review is on Phone Arena
rij, 07 Oct 2010i find it hard to read small texted writing on a message. is the there an option on settings f... moreWhile in the text editor, the font would be like at least size 16 in MS Word or something, is that really too small for you?
i find it hard to read small texted writing on a message. is the there an option on settings for large font or zoom whan texting.thanks
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010I (google) translated a part of your comment on that site and it (you) said "... Overall,... morePretty much correct. Personally I never take videos, pictures if anything (didnt buy the phone for the camera aspect in the first place, believe it or not). However I can feel that is quite a big weakness for someone who wants to take a lot of videos, in this case I'd probably suggest some phone that does have a video light.