Guys i live in India and iam presently using N85.Iam planning to pre-order an N8 2mrw,b4 that i wanna confirm wether its really worth buying an N8?Like does it have any drawbacks....i want a frank opinion.Wheez....i value your opinion the most...so plz do give me a reply.I dont want to get disappointed after getting the phone.
Nokia n8 is well designed and with a very good price, it worth every cent , you cant expect more decent games tocome
i will be surprised if it not sells well:)
The Hydra, 01 Oct 2010Hmm.. I checked DLNA,ORG.. It has N85 but not N8... As well as the spec list in forum-nokia,... moreMy Tv doesn't support either DLNA or HDMI, so it doesn't matter to me :D. New gen LCD/LED HDTVs support both. I think wave can play HD quality videos on such TVs with DLNA. So HDMI or DLNA doesn't matter as long as you have either.
Wave noob, 01 Oct 2010Wave is DLNA certified. I checked DLNA(dot)org and N8 is missing in the list of supported dev... moreHmm.. I checked DLNA,ORG.. It has N85 but not N8...
As well as the spec list in forum-nokia,com did not mention anything about UPnP/DLNA in N8 while my N85 does.
But it seem weird. Why will Nokia remove this feature?
Maybe we should wait someone for conform this?
Wave noob, 01 Oct 2010Hi guys,
Its been just about a month since I bought my brand new wave. But I've been follow... more10>Both wave and N8 have
scratch resistant aluminum
body and glass, so it's a tie
again. N8 sh0uld win against dis.n8 did n0t u regular alumm but an0dized alum.search g00gle.n8 als0 g0t g0rrila glass n0t reg scratch resist glass.u cn search 0n y0utube b0ut dis.
The Hydra, 01 Oct 2010Hey.. The N8 actually support the traditional TV-out method via the 3.5mm audio jack/ video to... moreWave is DLNA certified. I checked DLNA(dot)org and N8 is missing in the list of supported devices. You can verify that:)
Mark, 01 Oct 2010Nice overview. Still, some remarks:
I think you need to roll up cpu, gpu, responsiveness et... moreI just compared hardware specs and since I have no idea about Symbian 3 I just can't give my opinion on that. The processor on wave is better than that on N8 when it comes to speed and graphics. Don't know how the dedicated GPU on N8 would perform against it.
The review on tech radar states that N8's battery lasts for 2 days which is same as the one in wave.
I agree to a certain extent that Samsung support sucks. I have had a tough time with kies, but they're providing updates for firmware and kies on a regular basis,so I hope they continue supporting their flagship BADA phone and platform. BADA is not as bad as it's made out to be. If Samsung supports BADA, then we as users will have wide varieties of OS to choose from. Although it might not become as popular as Andriod or IOS, it definitely has that potential.
No hard feelings, just my opinion.
Gowtham, 01 Oct 2010Can we connect Nokia N8 to a TV other than HDTV and LCD TV? Hey.. The N8 actually support the traditional TV-out method via the 3.5mm audio jack/ video too.. I think it should be the same TV-out as in my N85.. which could support PAL/NTSC TV
I read this some where..
As for Wave noob [2SPQ]
My N85 did support DLNA so I think.. N8 too?
GSMARENA have that spec :
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology =D
Wheez, 01 Oct 2010I have no lag whatsoever. The home screen changing isn't lag or slow responding, it's the way ... morehey, could you possibly check if this phone could do the traditional tv-out via the 3.5mm jack..?
Mark, 01 Oct 2010Tech radar does not like Symbian. If you like Symbian, like me, this device is a killer.
Well it could be that they are not so objective... That I do not know... But maybe they also have some reasons not to like symbian...
Would you have another source for a review of the N8?
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2010It took 6 months for Nokia to realease this phone... They wanted to make sure the phone was pe... moreTech radar does not like Symbian. If you like Symbian, like me, this device is a killer.
Wave noob, 01 Oct 2010Hi guys,
Its been just about a month since I bought my brand new wave. But I've been follow... moreNice overview. Still, some remarks:
I think you need to roll up cpu, gpu, responsiveness etc into one factor. No user ever just uses the GPU or CPU. They use the OS. If the OS is smooth, it is completely irrelevant what is inside.
Battery life is important, not the stated number of mAh, I would express this as number of hours of continuous use
I also think the camera, optics, sensor and xenon flash warrant a bit more than just the plus 1, but that is subjective.
My biggest gripes with the wave are, its made by Samsung, and their support, both in software updates and hardware warranty are inferior to Nokia, and secondly Bada as a platform is nice but has virtually no apps yet.
Finally nokia N8 will be available in Indian Market from 15 oct,2010 and that is 100% sure. The demo of this phone is available now in nokia priority dealer. You can also book N8 in advance paying Rs.2000 to receive a free gift from nokia.The gift can be bluetooth headset or nokia headphone as informed by NPD The phone will cost you Rs 25000 including taxes.If you book the phone in advance you can order your choice of colour. So hurry up book your nokia N8.
Its been just about a month since I bought my brand new wave. But I've been following this forum for quite sometime now. I want to carry out an honest comparison between N8 and Wave.Two of my friends are waiting desperately for its release in India and I'm excited to compare my wave with N8.Let me list down certain points which would help a prospective buyer to decide which device to go for.
1>Wave's super amoled definitely scores over N8's amoled screen, but it's 0.2 inches smaller than it's competitor. It's a pain to use QWERTY in portrait mode but works just fine in landscape.I think N8 has an edge over wave here.
2>BADA OS on wave, though in its nascent stage is quite fast and is less susceptible to lags and doesn't freeze often. Sometimes you run outta memory if you are running resource intensive games like shift and asphalt, with some applications running in the background. There aren't many apps in the app store,but it's upto samsung to make it a success and they seem to be serious about it. +1 for Symbian here.
3>No free navigation on Wave. Again +1 for N8
4>Wave has DLNA to somewhat compensate for the HDMI port on N8, I think it's a tie here.Well does N8 support DLNA??
5>5Mp v/s 12MP, N8 wins hands down.
6> Wave with 720p video recording @ 30 fps is better as compared to 25fps 720p recording on N8.+1 for wave
7>No video light on N8,+1 for wave.
8>Wave has PAL/NTSC TV out with quality comparable to DTH connection at my home but far from HDMI provided by N8.+1 for N8, but does N8 support traditional TV out?I have no idea.
9>USB on the go is absent in wave so +1 for N8
10>Both wave and N8 have scratch resistant aluminum body and glass, so it's a tie again.
11>Wave supports divx/xvid playback with support for 720p mkv and so does N8. Tie again.
12>Mobile AP,video player,5.1 support.... again a tie, but N8 supports dolby and Wave doesn't.
13> 1Ghz+512MB RAM on wave > 680MHZ+256MB RAM. +1 for wave
14>16GB internal +32 GB memory card on N8 > 2GB internal and 32GB external of wave. +1 for N8.
15> battery 1500mAH on wave v/s 1200mAH on N8.+1 for wave.
16> 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and class33 gprs on N8 v/s 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and class 10 gprs on wave.+1 for N8
17>Price...17k (wave) v/s 25k (N8) in India.
So it basically boils down to affordability. Just ask yourself if it's worth spending 8k for those additional features on N8 and then decide which one to choose. In my opinion, both Wave and N8 are two masterpieces offering some very good features at very competitive prices.
PS: I have given credit where it is due for both, if correct me if I've erred somewhere.Want an honest opinion on my thoughts from users who've played around with both the devices.
It took 6 months for Nokia to realease this phone... They wanted to make sure the phone was perfect... But all the did was to put more pressure on themselves... To actually fail as it seems:
Wheez, 01 Oct 2010If you'r talking about the Altek Leo, it has clearly alot of it's dimensions sacrificed for th... moreThe Altek Leo has a sensor that is way smaller than N8. Altek 1/2.3" vs. N8 1/1.83" - the only bonus is that Altek has an optical zoom, that is all.
guys, when this phone came out in malaysia? what estimated price? i heard it came in stores at end of october. wtf??? just asking cz i want this phone!!
Wheez, 01 Oct 2010I have no lag whatsoever. The home screen changing isn't lag or slow responding, it's the way ... moreThanks 4 the reply I know its a gr8 device I was one who believed in having a full featured device and software didnt matter to me however I now hav a different point of view on software implementation.I like the easy of use n lovely transitions.Maybe Il buy the n8 as my last symbian device and Nokia will be using qt anyway so I will hav no need to upgrade to a symbian 4 or Meego device for any new applications.I think it mks sense.I can always buy an android or windows later down.I will get the green what colour do u hav?
all of wanna n8 haters this phone rates r going to be 10 10 10 in a matter of time sky high i phone 4 sucks all the way