Here's another "objective" opinion.
The n8 is not worth it for the money. At its price point, it is more expensive than the galaxy s, which has immensely superior hardware. Most phones in its price range have 1ghz processors and 512 mb ram.
The n8 is also unattractive. The screen is rather small and the phone is rather thick like most Nokias. Because of the aluminum, I'll give the n8 some points but the iPhone 4 really has a more attractive body.
The n8's only winning feature is its camera.
Overall, the n8 is anything but "balanced". There are only 3 or 4 criteria and it bombs half of them (value and processing power).
Symbian 3 also obsoletes soon. Android phones gave the advantage that they often get updated to the latest Android. I wouldn't recommend the n8 unless you're a Nokia fan.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2010i think u r satisfied becoz u have not yet used a better phone than nokia n8. i have used htc... moreEvery phn has some +ve n -ve points ! Just a speed is not everything ! Just a 1 reason is ok to not buy X10 ! It has 8mp wid led & itz lacks flash in itz web ! N8 has 12mp wid xenon and has flashlite4 which supports majority content of latest flashplayer 10.1 ! :) ie. We dont want to downgrade buying X10 :p
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2010i think u r satisfied becoz u have not yet used a better phone than nokia n8.
i have used htc... moreYou clearly value speed in the phone, which is perfectly OK. Had you come asking here what phone you should buy, with this info I probably would've suggested you elsewhere than the N8.
But once again, by the time I made the decision to buy the N8, I had more experience with iPhone 4 and Android than I did with Symbian^3. It was not really the OS, I knew it's prefectly capable of whatever I want to do on it. I made the decision mainly for the HW features, materials and looks. However it's very wrong to think that the N8 would be slow. It doesn't have really transition effects and that's what makes it look slower. Take away all effects from iPhone 4 and I think you end up waiting just about the same time.
I ask you again, have you used the N8 and Symbian^3 yourself. It seems that you can make judgement out of youtube videos, but I can't make it with brief personal experience + youtube videos? I've looked plenty of Android and iPhone 4 videos and I came to the opposite opinion that you. Now where does that put us?
This discussion obviously won't go anywhere. So maybe we should just call it. Both (or all 3, if we take iPhone as well) are great at what they do best and if the device is suitable for your needs. We value different things and we buy our smartphones according to that. I'm not "more right" than you are, and you are not "more right" than I am, just opinions and personal preference.
Wheez, 02 Oct 2010No, I'm not saying Symbian blogs are any better, but smart people easily see when someone is b... morei think u r satisfied becoz u have not yet used a better phone than nokia n8.
i have used htc desire n xperia x10 n to be very honest with u when i saw some videos of nokia n8 i thought to myself nah i cant go to n8 as it would be a downgrade for me becoz the htc desire n xperia x10 were amazingly fast devices with good battery life( after updates)
i just think htc desire n xperia x10 are better devices than nokia n8 n that doesnt mean nokia n8 is bad
Hey can anyone let me know if its possible to edit word,excel,pdf documents in a N8 like in a HTC?
Got a call from Nokia store, hyderabad confirming the pre-order, cost would be 25k and will delivered on/before oct 16.Finally gonna have it in two weeks.......
I am from Pune, India. I have booked one for myself and as per Nokia Priority dealer, I would be getting my phone on 18th Oct. Waiting eagerly for that day!
Wheez, 02 Oct 2010I wasnt even going to buy a smartphone. I've tried Wave with Bada, few Android phones, iPhone ... moreone of the biggest problem of nokia n8 is cant have a spare battery with u n thats a problem.......a big mistake by nokia
i am not an iphone fan at all....i think iphone sucks big time n its very limited n u didnt name the android phones???????
there is no symbian 4 now n no meego for now. only n900 had meego n i think u r thinking ahead of urself by talking about symbian 4 n by that time God knows where will be android then Android handsets dont need a charge several times a day n thats really not good when u try to speak a lie indirectly
wth android will pass symbian 3 one day????????? what r u talkin about??? how many devices symbian 3 has?????
maybe ur new phone has gone into your head too much....:)
Today i saw the demo phone really amazing its too better than iPhone.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2010everyone who????? nokia n8 fanboys? what u nokia fans dont understand is that that site just c... moreNo, I'm not saying Symbian blogs are any better, but smart people easily see when someone is being objective and when he isnt.
And once again, stuff like this is so preference based. I don't agree with the reviewer, what makes his thoughts any better than mine? I'm not perfect either, naturally, but I try to be very objective here. I'm not a fanboy in the sense that I don't force my opinions on anyone. I have MANY MANY times here suggested other phones than the N8 to people asking here. Why? Cos they were looking for features/things in which either the iPhone or some Android phone did better. I'm not trying to lie here about the N8.
As for high end, it depends how you see it. Build quality and materials? I honestly don't think many can match the N8. Hardware features? Once again the N8 probably has the most impressive list. Overall speaking I think the N8 is just about perfectly balanced, it is not the prettiest or the fastest, but personally I think it has the least weaknesses compared to it's strenghts out of all current smartphones. That's naturally my opinion, but remember, I wasn't a fanboy, I made that opinion after I had tried the N8.
Also it's VERY important to remember that just cos something is better. For example, let's say the iPhone 4 is faster. Does it mean that the N8 is slow? No. It can mean that it's fast, but not quite as fast. There are more levels than just "the best" and "crap". This many people fail to realize. My personal mindset in just about everything is that I'm rather balanced at many things rather than very good in one.
And when I think about it as objectively as possible, I can't get over the thought that the N8 still seems easily the most balanced device.
As for a more biased opinion. I'm VERY VERY satisfied with my purchase and I can recommend it for almost anyone, but once again I'm not afraid at suggesting other phones to people if they are simply more suitable.
Nokia N8 - user opinions and reviews
No bashing - deliberately and repeatedly bashing the same brand
you may not have bashed deliberately .. but ur doing it repeatedly so please stop...
this is just about nokia... if someone asks you whether to buy android and apple and why NOT nokia.. then only comment.. otherwise keep ur comments in ur pockets .. and let us nokia fan boy enjoy :D
peace out !! and stop voting negative for god's sake
AMANITA, 02 Oct 2010I have confirmed everything ! No need to check anything :Dthats good
Wheez, 02 Oct 2010Just about everyone who reads and writes alot about mobile phones has said the techradars revi... moreeveryone who????? nokia n8 fanboys? what u nokia fans dont understand is that that site just compared n8 with the best in the business android n thats it n nokia n8 came short n i was amazed at seeing that someone posted a review site n the headline was ur symbian mobible or blog so do u expect symbian blog review to be fair????? ofcourse they will be in favour of symbian n techradar was just being a neutral n they gave a fair n square review.
there is a good news for all nokia n8 fans that when gsmarena review the nokia n8 they will try to avoid the comparison between the symbian 3 n android as they know symbian 3 comes second best....gsmarena is usually a bit anti SE site n favours apple,nokia n smasung alot n tell u an interesting fact i saw on the disadvantages list of xperia x10 review on gsmarena no xenon flash....whats that?????/ u got to be kiddin me?
Today for the first time i touched that phone and it was like it wanted to go home with me :D !! :P .... today went to pay the money for the preorder here in vashi, maharashtra, india !! it was just awesome the best Nokia phone i ever had in my hand.. was playing with it for 4-5 mins and then quickly left the phone and gave it to them as i wanted to explore the phone my self when it arrives in my hand on oct 17 :) late but no problem.. my exams gets over by 13 so its fine wid me :D
Good battery life with the Android OS? You are kidding right? Battery life is one of the biggest drawbacks of and Android device. Don't say you are happy with it please. Otherwise the manufacturers may not give the necessary attention to the issue ! ! !
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2010http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/nokia-n8-692448/review
check this rev... moreI wasnt even going to buy a smartphone. I've tried Wave with Bada, few Android phones, iPhone 4. When I got to try a prototype of the N8 I was instantly sold.
I don't see why Meego and Symbian^4 in the future would effect Symbian^3, it's in very good shape out of the box currently. It has the right tools to stay very competetive cos of its shitloads of hardware features.
Apps in future will be made in Qt both for Symbian^4 and Meego, which the Symbian^3 already supports. The "low end" phones which you are talking about are devices like E7 and C6-01. They are cheaper yes but still VERY competetive smarphones.
Android needs a fair bit of development now but I agree it may have the best base on becoming maybe the best overall OS. However it's not that at the moment. Battery life is just about the biggest issue with mobile phones. I need a mobile phone, not a PDA I charge several times a day
So yes, Android will surpass S^3 one day. However, by that time, there's Meego and Symbian^4 so Android wont be competing with Symbian^3 then anymore.