New review of the N8 for those who still havnt made the final decision :D
Remus_RO, 06 Oct 2010I wonder how much Nokia had payed for all the praise this phone gets... Other companies resear... moreWhat is wrong with you, why would you say such stuff? Nokia spends more on Research and Development, than ALL other companies combined. Just because they do not have the flashiest OS right now, does not mean a thing.
Who do you think is the leader in 4G research? Who do you think will have the best speeds and reception for years to come? How do you think all those manufactuters using Android are going to survive when Oracle makes sure Google cannot use the Java VM in Android?
You just see now, and even now, the N8 is easily the equal of those other devices, if not better.
In the long run, all that money Nokia is spending is going to pay off. They are the only independant manufacturer left. Only Apple & Nokia have this and Samsung is trying with Bada. Bada is a good example of how different the strategies are. Bada looks nice now, but has no ecosystem, is not even a real smartphone OS, few apps, but nice homescreen scrolling. S^3 is technologically WAY more advanced, but has a little bit less eye candy. Nokia is smart, all of the hard work has been put in already, behind the scenes. They dont scream about it, they keep quiet. Just like with CBD, they announce nothing, and all of a sudden they have screen technology that matches SAMOLED. Right after that, Samsung has to announce no new Galaxy S devices and Waves for the holidays, since they are out of SAMOLEDS. Guess who will be selling instead? Do not kid yourself, Nokia is the master strategist here, and they are keeping silent now, and will strike back hard.
Before Android only Nokia was strong in smartphones, all the smaller lesser players have adopted Android to stay relevant, temporarily. The whole Android story is bs anyway, many users cannot even upgrade, like X10 users. That sucks.
I think one good way to look at this is the following.
S^4 is going to be a huge leap in UI, since already all the behind the scenes work has been done. Battery life is excellent on S^3 devices. Do you think it is easier to graft on the new UI (now that they finally have the technology to do so) for Symbian, or for Android to have decent battery life? Moore's law does not apply to batteries, dude. :)
Just my two cents. I think Nokia should be applauded for sticking to their vision. And hey, at least Symbian is not sharing your personal information with 1000 American companies, right.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010any one of the nokia n8 user please check and tell the answer. go to settings> general>... moreI tried that and only difference I found was that it turned off the homescreen change transition effect
Just got a email saying i should recieve the N8 in the next 2 weeks,so at last should be able to see an use the N8,an O2 saying in its October Magazine N8 available for £349.95
Wheez, 06 Oct 2010Right, I mightve been wrong about the min requirements for android, just thought cos ive seen ... moreI COMPLETELY agree, im currently an Android user, i own the big X10, and as happy as i am, i would rather not have every single manufacturer build Androids, diversity is what makes the world go round, and competition amongst OS is great. Its great to see Symbian, iOS, Android, BB , WebOSand soon Meego battle it out as it will drive innovation, Nokia must stay away from Android as it is already too saturated.
The reason why the Galaxy S lags is due to a mix of hardware and software, the ROM chip and filesystem Samsung chose are slow and creat a bottle neck in the system, thats why it tends to have major lag issues at times.
any one of the nokia n8 user please check and tell the answer.
go to settings> general> personalisation> themes> general> option> theme effect on/off
please check the theme effect on/off option...
TP, 06 Oct 2010It should be able to, after all the Moto Milestone with its 550mhz CPU and 256mb RAM does Froyo.Right, I mightve been wrong about the min requirements for android, just thought cos ive seen the galaxy s struggle abit in running the OS at times, so I figured it definitely wouldnt be better in N8 cos android still cant use the gpu to draw ui.
Also whats with wanting Android everywhere? I dont want it to the N8 myself, I prefer the strengths of Symbian^3 myself. If we put Android to evert phone we lose the diversity and freedom of choise. Luckily Nokia will never go for Android so the discussion is useless, too.
hayato, 06 Oct 2010Wow, but i heard sony is slow in giving updates.Like all others in terms of OS updates (HTC being the exception) ,otherwise SE have given multiple FW updates to improve things and add things here and there.
TP, 06 Oct 2010It should be able to, after all the Moto Milestone with its 550mhz CPU and 256mb RAM does Froyo.Wow, but i heard sony is slow in giving updates.
hayato, 06 Oct 2010are you disabled of some features? Can it run froyo? Just asking. :)It should be able to, after all the Moto Milestone with its 550mhz CPU and 256mb RAM does Froyo.
[deleted post]wow, so many things apple can't do, i never knew some of this things till you pointed out, since i'm not that interested in iphone4 as a smartphone(i'm interested in androids, badas and symbians) But just as a phone. Eg. the minimalist design really caught my eye at first sight. But other than that. No thanks.
Wheez, 05 Oct 2010If this phone ran Android, it would have to be radically different which wouldnt make it the s... moreIf it ran Android the 680mhz CPU and 256mb RAM would be fine, quit posting rubbish, there are plenty of Androids based on 600mhz CPU, 256mb RAM e.g. X10Mini which run perfectly fine, probably even better than the N8. :)
N8 is great improvement in terms of usability, fun and being connected. That said, its primary funtion telephony is unmatched and excellent.
Remus_RO, 06 Oct 2010I wonder how much Nokia had payed for all the praise this phone gets... Other companies resear... moreSo you call yourself reasonable? When only a part of the whole story you are capable of understanding.
You have a freedom to choose what you want. You don't have to be here, if you have nothing good to say(except if you bought n8 and got disappointed), and if your intention is to harm others.
Of course you can say your opinion, but please give some people respect when doing so. Or else you'll end up being the one that's not respected. Bear in mind that we have our own preferences, and being referred as unreasonable because of those peferences is beyond mine and everyone else's tolerance.
Remus_RO, 06 Oct 2010I wonder how much Nokia had payed for all the praise this phone gets... Other companies resear... moreWatch it. If you label those n8 praises as nokia-paid comments, how about we call those n8 bashes as other company-paid comments?
Remus_RO, 06 Oct 2010I wonder how much Nokia had payed for all the praise this phone gets... Other companies resear... moreAnd what advantages do these phones have over the n8? Name a few please. Your mentioning the iphone already shows how stupid you are.
The only thing it has is the camera. Blah blah blah. I don't see any other phones with usb compatibility. I doubt any of your androids can match the battery life. I wouldn't wan't to embarrass you so lets not talk about build quality. Whats more, its a nokia! The best customer service of them. Normally, i would mention the os but i guess your an android fanboy. Its a plus in my books.
Remus_RO, 06 Oct 2010I wonder how much Nokia had payed for all the praise this phone gets... Other companies resear... moreAnd how do you know if Nokia is not going to use dual-core CPU on their future phones? AFAIK, none of the phones you mentioned has a dual core CPU, so what's your beef, really? If you don't like Nokia, why did you even come here to bash Nokia phones?
The N8 is also priced at the lower price than the other phones you mentioned. At the higher price of the Galaxy S, it doesn't even come an audio remote control for the earphones; it doesn't even come with a capacitive stylus.
For the lower price of the N8, you get:
- Pentaband 3G (VS triband 3G on the S)
- Anodized aluminium unibody available in 5 colours (VS plastic body on the S)
- HDMI port (none on the other phones you mentioned)
- USB OTG (not supported by other phones you mentioned)
- Video call on both 3G and WiFi
- Free voice-guided navigation for lifetime in over 70 countries that works both online and offline. Google navigation is only available in the USA and the UK, and it's only available online which means huge phone bills for the GPRS/EDGE/3G connections.
- 1/1.8" 12 MP camera sensor with Xenon flash
- et cetera
I wonder how much Nokia had payed for all the praise this phone gets... Other companies research dual-core cpu's, over 1ghz, better ways to integrate social networks and widgets, more apps and slimmer designs... and 1080p playback. Nokia is not what it was... some people sould get over it. Nowadays SAMSUNG Galaxy S, HTC Desire, APPLE Iphone 4 or MOTOROLA Droid are the kings of SMARTPHONES. The only advantage N8 has over these phones is the really good camera. And the disadvantages are colosal (even in video capture it seems). Please be resonable, not just fanboys... PS-excuise my english (in some cases)