just a question to ask everyone. I have always used Nokias so understand how to work one. Many of my friends use the iphone 4 now and I am wondering should I change. I use sat nav on my phone alot and take photos when away with friends.Would like to use the internet a bit more.So please an honest answer is the new N8 or the iphone best for me.Please be honest.
hi WHEEZ....i would like to know a few things :
1)the loud speaker quality.(is it loud enough? )
2)the quality of music via earphones.
3)the battery back up(normal use and stand by)
4)build quality..(nokia fones generally tend to give away paint after some time)
5)the touch experience(same as iphone or less quality)
Wheez, 04 Oct 2010Sadly, opinions don't make worldwide facts. I'm very very pleased with my N8s usability. So mu... moreur post is reasonable n u r wrong about me not using a n8. i tried it in shop n it was good but not better n honestly i felt a bit drowngraded by using it as u can understand why like small screen n symbian n the homescreen lag but that doesnt mean n8 is a bad phone n neither did i say its a bad phone
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2010stats dont mean alot n its all about the end usability of the product in which xperia x10 is s... moreSadly, opinions don't make worldwide facts. I'm very very pleased with my N8s usability. So much, in fact, that I wouldn't trade my N8 away even if they gave me 3 of any other phone.
Everything doesn't suit everyone, I've personally many times suggested other phones than the N8 to people here, just cos they were looking for stuff that other phones do very very well. Like someone wanted a lot of apps and games, I said he might be better off with the iPhone.
These people seem to be liking the N8 very much http://hintaseuranta.fi/tuote.aspx/424577?tabi=arvostelut It's Finnish so you probably won't understand it, but I think the stars tell it pretty well.
Naturally that doesnt mean xperia would be a bad phone, it just shows that the N8 isn't a bad phone. That goes for many others things when comparing stuff that depend on personal preferences. Like, let's say that the iPhone 4 would be the fastest smartphone out there. Does that make the N8 and other phones slow? No, it just makes them "not quite as fast as the iPhone", the difference isn't necessarily big. It's not black and white.
Now please, discuss the N8 or go somewhere else, if we want the xperia x10, we promise to come on it's own page.
And still your not backing your claims up with anything, just throwing very rounded one-liners that tell nothing but that the xperia is more suitable for you. Not to mention that I can pretty much bet you've never used the N8 yourself.
Wheez, 04 Oct 2010And before you start the rabble about the 1 ghz processor, I'll show you right away how that a... morestats dont mean alot n its all about the end usability of the product in which xperia x10 is superior
Wheez, 04 Oct 2010By what standards? By all means, try to back up your claims or it's not worth anything. Whi... morethat is a very useless point u made of nokia n8 having more hits than xperia x10 n so its a better phone.
[deleted post]And before you start the rabble about the 1 ghz processor, I'll show you right away how that alone doesnt mean jacks shit:
[deleted post]By what standards? By all means, try to back up your claims or it's not worth anything.
While it doesn't mean alot, but funny how a phone that was launched last thursday in just few places of the world (big areas like India havn't got theirs yet, for example) had more hits here on GSMArena than xperia x10 has had during it's 7 months.
Either way, back it up or go troll somewhere else, we don't wanna talk about the xperia x10 here. If we did, we'd come to the xperia x10 page.
And wow, just got the new Midnight-theme. The new icons look frigging amazing! I think they should put these baseline!
Dwane, 04 Oct 2010Thanks Wheez, but my query was even more simple than that -I'll explain more. This message wil... moreOMG! I didn't even know of that feature! That would've saved me from so much trouble by now on PC!
Sadly, couldn't get it to pop up, at least not with the default browser.
Wheez, 04 Oct 2010I tried quickly looking if I could find how to set different text message alert for specific p... moreThanks Wheez, but my query was even more simple than that -I'll explain more. This message will start with 'in reply to Wheez...' and on a pc/laptop if you hover over that bit with your cursor the start of the message it is in reply to pops up for a few seconds. Does that happen on the n8?
Dwane, 04 Oct 2010Hi Wheez (or anyone who genuinely has an n8), I was wondering about how good the web is experi... moreI tried quickly looking if I could find how to set different text message alert for specific people, but only found specific ringtone for specific people. It may be there, but at least it wasnt there with the ringtone selection.
The web browsing experience here is the exact same on the N8 than on my computer. The only difference being (might be what you meant with your question) that when you start editing the text field, it edits it "full screen" as in you won't see the original page in the background. You need to approve the text field if you want to check back what it says on the page you are writing to. Personally I don't see this as problem cos its fast to approve/re open the text field editor and on the other hand the text editor is really nice, it's very easy to select specific place by touching even from the middle of the touch and stuff like selecting/copy/paste stuff work fantastically, cos it doesnt depend on the sites design.
Also, the browser does support multiple tabs/windows, just that for some weird reason there's no manual button to open one! I found away to open extra tabs whenever I want to. While in browser, press the URL/search engine button and google something random. Click any search result and it automatically opens it to a new window, use the window for whatever you wanted to have the extra window for. Yes, it's not easy or intended, but it works. In the browser menu theres a change window button that lets u perfectly change through the windows and do stuff like closing them one by one or closing all but the currently active window.
It's annoying but doesnt really bother me cos theres a way around and the new browser is coming.
Wheez, 04 Oct 2010Mine still is. Note, the phone IS NOT laggy there. Those mentioned applications are. I can... moreYeah I meant that only. :) The one here seems to have received some sort of a patch.
Hi Wheez (or anyone who genuinely has an n8), I was wondering about how good the web is experience is, yes I know it does not have the option to open a new tab (yet) but when your on this forum on your n8 and you hover over the bit that says 'reply to....' does it still show you what it is in reply to? like it does on a laptop? As it does on my n95.
Also is there an option to set an individual text message alert for different people like you can with voice calls for different people?
Small things I know but I and I'm sure others would like to know so would really appreciate knowing, while we in the UK still wait patiently ;-(
The battery life is really impressing.
I took over 50 pictures today of a book I needed to copy to myself, the text is very detailed and so are all the pictures in the book. I took em with 12 mpix to ensure readability.
Also several hours of browsing the web plus like 24 hours of standby. 48% of battery left and it has been on normal power usage mode. I could easily get through tomorrow, cos I don't have to take those 50 12mpix photos, which took a good chunk of the battery day, but I have the habit of charging it every night in case I end up using it more extensively that I originally planned so I don't wanna risk it and run out of battery in case of emergencies etc.
Using the battery saving mode the whole time and not doing extremely battery consuming thing like taking those high quality pictures, this would go on almost forever :D
New waver, 04 Oct 2010Hey mate. I checked one out today and seemed pretty darn fast I should say ! You mentioned som... moreMine still is.
Note, the phone IS NOT laggy there. Those mentioned applications are. I can multitask as much as I want even when they are on with no problems, just that those applications UI work slowly compared to the rest of the phone. They still get the job done no problem, it's just that those applications UIs slowness just "pops up".
This early review looks like quite realistic: