Other than that, I'm VERY VERY satisfied with the N8 and would not trade it for an iPhone 4 or any Android phone if I was offered to.
A good thing to note on techradars review is the user rating. Naturally they arn't necessarily any more objective either, but like the first user reviewer at least mentions USB OTG.
So take the official reviews with a grain of salt as well.
I can't reflect like any of the feelings they shed there. My biggest issue with the phone currently is that the original browser somehow seems to lack a feature to open a new window/tab. You can still do that with a trick, but it could/should be alot easier. Well, a new browser written in Qt is on it's way anyways.
Here's some more "proof" about the Android/iPhone mindset the reviewers had:
* Funky good looks
* 12-megapixel camera can challenge a compact snapper
* Responsive capacitive touchscreen
* Software is confusing and frustrating in places
* Fewer apps available than with rival phones
* Poor social-networking integration
Superb battery life
Clear and crisp screen
Decent audio output
Stylish aluminium casing
Average virtual keyboards
Unimpressive internet experience
Confusing connection management
Awful social network integration
Both seemed to clearly ignore like one of the most important things for me and many others. Let's take the USB OTG. "Ehm, what's this, the iphone doesnt have it, well I'll just not mention it". It's naturally OK if you you don't personally value it, but it certainly deserves a mention. That's how you write objectively. For example it could've been "While I personally don't have much use for the USB OnTheGo, I can see it being valued by many"
Utter bullshit is what those reviews are
Cant understand why there is no review of N8 in gsm arena till now,,, Tech radar posted its 10 page review about 5 days back...... here is the link
Gsm arena please review the phone... fast... i don wanna squander my money if its a worthless phone!!!!!
Wheez, 03 Oct 2010Morning again. Shame that someone reported all my posts like 3 times for the sake of getting e... moreNot to mention you can make all the folders you want to on the N8 as well. Or if one pleases you could make the same kind of bunch of icons out of the homescreens as well.
Morning again. Shame that someone reported all my posts like 3 times for the sake of getting em deleted.
There was plenty of good information that broke none of the rules, but automation, gift and a curse.
Techradar and CNet reviews are both not so objective. The author has pretty much already set his/her mind to Android/iPhone and you can clearly see it. While I guess it's totally OK as an opinion, but I do not see that as unbiased review.
Let's take that quote from techradar again:
"We know that people will say that there's a desire for such organisation, but it should be more like the iPhone: choosing to make folders than having to wade through clicks and swipes just to find where the email client is. "
Really? Funny how putting the email client on the homescreen (after which it's accessible by a single tap) takes 1 press & hold and 2 taps. But NATURALLY all the icons are better when bunched in identical pages.
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2010Wow, can't wait till it comes to SL! Awesome phone,looks really nice! : )I was thinkin how much wil it cost in SL..wil b more than 100 000 LKR..
[deleted post]Apparently everyone who knows a thing about photography disagrees with you, the Editors themselves think the N8 was better (even now) and the commenters indicate that the taken approach greatly benefits the iPhone over the N8. They should have up res'd the iPhone images, then crop. Now its a crapshoot favoring the least megapixel image. Additionally, did you notice how there are no night shots, no very low light shots, that only the N8 audio is used and that the N8 video is not shown at its native frame rate but stretched to fit Youtube, which happens to coincide with the fps for the iPhone. They should have uploaded this to Vimeo instead.
In any case, the fact that you come over here to spout this baseless drivel, is proof enough in itself of your intent, but the utter lack of regard for any of the relevant points above in your statement really seal the deal.
Fanboy, be gone!
[deleted post]so ur phone hav hdmi?
I hav TV LCD LED 42'' and i need hdmi
[deleted post]TC...hahhaha...talking Crap...u chose perfect name....u may thing wat ever of a fone without even using it....If u dnt like N8 fr personal reasons its ok...But ppl u knw abt fones and wat they need in a fone will still buy a N8 no matter hw much u put it dwn...Coz the Fact is N8 fone its the best and no fone can beat its features....I have used all brands...Right now using bb..bold 2 and N97...ppl who knw symbian and like it knw wat an amazing fone N8 is ...and wats its capable of...Best is Nokia keeps us free...no like Iphone dependent on soo many things..Having iphone feels like roaming with handcuffs...so your use is very limited...I knw sooo many ppl who r nt Nokia fanboys..they just used the demo piece of N8 and pre-ordered it...
Wow, can't wait till it comes to SL! Awesome phone,looks really nice! : )
Just some nice info about n8
tested succesfully on n8
garmin mobile xt
ovi maps new beta with pinch to zoom
nokia sport trackers
opera mini and mobile
new ovi browser coming soon
Wish for spb radio, livestation, nokia internetradio, flickr, google earth,
wish for games like top 100 games on iphone
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2010Prefer the C7 over N8. It look smaller and nicer.C6-01 has cbd so it is better than c7
can someone compare n8 camera with sony cybershopt tx9, what feature that n8 lack compared to this sony digicam?
[deleted post]if icrap 4 30fps video recording out performs moto 24fps it must be caused by moto sensor grade is below icrap
but this nokia N8 have largest sensor in current mobile phone market so it should produce better video recording quality
who cares if your icrap can capture 30fps if the sensor unable to capture all the details?
btw good to hear that you'll buy fifa 2011 for your icrap 4
I can understand the fact that 8yrs old kids only consider games as the only important feature