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
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2010Hi wheez,do u notice anything in performance issues eg. Lags in swiping through home screens,i... moreI have no lag whatsoever. The home screen changing isn't lag or slow responding, it's the way it was designed (not necessarily the best way, but meh..)
Unlike, say, Androids that follow the finger "real time" as you change the homescreen, in N8 it wont change the homescreen until it has recognized the full swipe command. This makes it loot it happens with a delay. It's not that they didn't have the "tech" to make it follow real time, the N8s music/picture gallery shows that perfectly that it can follow your finger as fast as your finger will move :D So I wonder why did they go for this design with changing homescreens, maybe so it wont accidently shake around all the time, cos some widgets use "sideway swiping" on the homescreen too.
But no, I have no lag whatsoever. It has very little transition effects like the iPhone, so that may make it look slower, but thats only cos theres nothing happening in the screen vs. a window moving out of the way for example. The time you have to wait for each phone are probably very close.
So far it's worth every penny for me, I wouldn't replace this for ANY other phone out there if I was let to choose one for free :D
Wheez, 01 Oct 2010Not by default. If you can find some adapter that turns HDMI cable into "other TV" c... moreHi wheez,do u notice anything in performance issues eg. Lags in swiping through home screens,inputin text in applications,etc.I read one review and the software implementations are not that good,is it really so? The only reason Il consider this over an android is it gr8 multimedia features, as far as the software goes it really putting me down.
john, 01 Oct 2010Guys, what s the difference between nokia n8's camera 12 mp and altek' camera 14 mp and which ... moreIf you'r talking about the Altek Leo, it has clearly alot of it's dimensions sacrificed for the camera, so I could guess that it would probably have a better camera. It even has optic zoom, geez! :D
But it's not the physical size or megapixels that matter. Optic quality (N8 having very high quality optics, Carl Zeiss) and sensor size do alot too. N8s sensor has been advertised as the biggest in mobile phones ever, but I don't know if that covers the Altek cos I dont think its really available yet.
Guys, what s the difference between nokia n8's camera 12 mp and altek' camera 14 mp and which one is better?
Gowtham, 01 Oct 2010Is there any adapter to convert hdmi into "other TV" form?I don't know. I have no intentions on using this with a TV really, at least till I maybe one day get a HD TV.
As for Ronald, why would I like cartoons?
The price should drop to below 500USD within a month :-) I can wait. But Christmas comes - it will be mine :-)