Anonymous, 03 Oct 2010hey, do the ovi maps support the pinch to zoom??The retail OVI Maps (3.04) that was in my N8 doesnt, but the 3.06 that is still in beta supports pinch to zoom. It has been said that the beta works wonderfully on the N8, but personally I don't wanna update till it's final.
My friend in China got one and he is very happy by performance of phone. I have prebooked one for myself & i will be getting it on 17th Oct. Demand for this phone is very high. The Nokia exclusive shop where I booked my N8 have 450+ bookings already. Stock will arrive by 15th Oct.
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2010How do you change n8 if nokia ask you this question?Hmmh, that's quite a tough one.
Well, I'd try to change the place of the speaker to avoid the issue I described earlier.
I'd get the browser to have better control of multiple windows/tabs (has good control of em when you just manage to open them :D) but this is underway with the upcoming new browser.
Maybe an option to use QWERTY also in portraid mode, wouldn't use this myself, but I'm sure some would. This will probably get fixed when Swype comes, though.
To customize the way the power saving feature (which is frigging awesome!) works. Mainly I'd want to have the screensaver clock visible even when i have power saving on. This may be doable with some off the battery life-apps available, though. If I could have the screensaver clock, I would only use my N8 in power saving mode, it lasts like forever! :D
That's about it. I would definitely not change the OS. I don't personally like Android, but even if we put it into this, think about it: The 680 Mhz wouldn't be enough to run Android, cos Android can't use GPU to render the UI, so we would have to put in 1ghz processor, in which case we most likely can't fit (physically or battery lifes sake) the same good GPU it has now. We also probably just traded away over 50% of the phones battery life by changing into Android, in which case we also would need bigger casing to fit a bigger battery possibly too. The phone would become just a typical Android phone. Not to mention I have nothing to complain about Symbian^3. It's fast, it doesnt lag, it doesnt hang, it doesn't show any signs of crashing either till now, it supports a myriad of HW features, app store is still abit small, but I think that'll grow once the new Symbian^3 devices launch worldwide (currently OVI has over 2 million downloads daily, so not exactly small either).
I'm Lovin' It! :D
Anonymous, 03 Oct 2010hey you have got n8.Congratulations May u tell me the price of the phone? and some thing you d... moreI got mine for 499€ here from Finland.
What I dislike about this phone is that I can't really make up anything I dislike! But here's a few:
-The speaker is located abit badly, it's in the camera "bulge", meaning that if you put your phone on the table like you probably normally would, the sound quality takes a big hit if you have music coming from the speakers. If you want the best quality from the speakers you'd need to turn the touchscreen against the table and so that the camera points to the roof. But then changing songs etc is hard when u have to turn the phone around all the time. Not a big problem for me cos I never listen with speakers, but I bet some do.
The current original browser (new on the way) doesnt have a convenient way to open a new window/tab, but it does support em.
The OVI application and the photo/video-editors don't run anywhere near as well as the rest of the phone. It's not too bad, apart from that OVI has worked wonderfully for me (fastly downloaded, fastly installed) and the editors get the basic job done as well although their UIs don't work that fast.
That's about it, I'm just about loving everything else about this phone.
Wheez, 03 Oct 2010The phone has been released in some countries. I got mine already on thursday.
For someon... morehey you have got n8.Congratulations May u tell me the price of the phone? and some thing you don't like of this phone.
I have made up my mind, I wont wait for MeeGo nor Symbian^4, I'll get this one, probably dark grey or orange just because of the camera. Around 4200SEK (~450€) here in SWE, not too bad, I think I paid this much for my N95 some 3 years ago. Maybe it'll drop to 4000SEK by the end of the year. But I'll totally miss the hardware keyboard.
Apart from texting and calling and receiving calls the camera is one function I use the most, and it's been so much talk about the camera both from Damien and some dude from Carl Zeiss that I just gotta have it.
More than 16000 posts here, is this some kind of record?
@GSMArena -When is the review coming?
goshdy, 03 Oct 2010to user N8..this phone good or not for use? coz i want buy this phone.I'm finding it very good. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. It of course depends abit on what you need and want. The N8 is a very balanced device and while not being the fastest or the prettiest it (in my opinion) brings the most strenghts compared to it's weaknesses than any other phone out there.
Just about everybody else who bought the phone so far have very little to complain about when I've talked to them on another forum. The techsite reviews arn't all that good, but some of those sites also show user reviews that were like 4,5/5. I'd give it something like 4,5/5 as well.
And yes, I've had the phone since thursday, so this is not just talk.
to user N8..this phone good or not for use? coz i want buy this phone.
Manu, 03 Oct 2010I'm sincerely waiting for review by GSMArena. I've read couple of views on others tech sit... moreYeah, not to mention it's frigging ridicilous to compare photographs that are the size of a little thumbnail, that have been compressed several times, while the N8s pictures native resolution is 4000x3000 pixels...
@gsmArena . Guys cmon. we need a review. when do we get to see your full review of the N8?
Mango, 03 Oct 2010Hmm,sounds good! Finally,pls tell me which is more expensive,the Nokia N8 or the Iphone4(contr... moreTo teuu, You can definetly go for iphone 4 inwhich you can get all you want & U has access to world's greatest Apple store to download latest apps, I am using iphone 4 as well as Nokia 5800,I will never ever change my phone anymore I am complitely satisfy, iphone 4 withiut contract costs US$ 652 in NY & here in India Nokia N8 cost US$ 500 to 550.
I'm sincerely waiting for review by GSMArena.
I've read couple of views on others tech sites. One of them rated N8 - 3/5. Yes Nokia's flagship most anticipated device as 3/5. Another tested 12MP camera & compared it with iPhone4.
First adjusted that S^3 is polished OS but still is difficult to operate. One has to go deep into menus to find desired option though such hassle has reduced considerably in comparison to S^1. N8 has got one of the best hardware specs but app support still remains poor.
My Take : We were told categorically in early 2010, that there would be no major changes in UI & OS in update to S^3. Those apparent changes will not be visible before S^4. All I'm supposed to review in N8 in context of OS is strictly if S^3 able to enhance user experience & how settled is OS on the device !!!
Reviewers agreed its better & settled, however there concern is Symbian outdated & not easy to use as compared to iOS & Androids. C'Mon why are you reviewing the product ? We all knew it. In context of Application store, you better be aware of gigantic strides of OVI in recent while both in terms of volume downloads & concentration of good app/games.
Just to rate N8 - 3/5 coz its running Symbian is insane.
Another site, I felt pasted butter on lens of N8 while testing camera abilities of N8. More awful were over saturated pics of iPhone4.
Mango, 03 Oct 2010Helo whizz,i'm a big noki fan and am planing to get the N8 smtime soon. I want to know how goo... moreAudio of N8 is really too poor compaired to Iphone 4, But N* has goo price in india its only 22k to 25 on prebook status & also for preebooked customers great offers.
Wheez, 03 Oct 2010Video quality is really good as are the games I've played. I don't usually play games though s... moreHmm,sounds good! Finally,pls tell me which is more expensive,the Nokia N8 or the Iphone4(contract free)?
I'm a heavy mobile gamer /multimedia user,so my aim is to get one of these. Reply pls. :)
Mango, 03 Oct 2010Helo whizz,i'm a big noki fan and am planing to get the N8 smtime soon. I want to know how goo... moreVideo quality is really good as are the games I've played. I don't usually play games though so I don't have that much to compare to.
Audio quality is very sufficient for me, but I can't say whether it's actually good or bad cos I don't really know what is good quality by normal standards :D