How come GsmArena didn't get a pre-release unit for a preview ? :-s As Wheez rightly said, EVERYONE on youtube has one !! :-s
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2010it is not one good reason to buy this phone? Is a typical old design outdated plastic Nokia N ... moreThe case is mainly aluminium, only the top and bottom caps are plastic for better reception.
I guess Windows is nothing but a crap 20 years old OS either, according to you.
How is this really outdated? The processor indeed is behind most smartphones out there, but there's few reasons to that, full GPU acceleration that takes lots of strain away from the CPU and the fact that Symbian^3 is alot lighter than Android, thus the current processor is more than enough. Did you know that the processor is UNDERclocked to 680 Mhz to save battery cos that Mhz is more than sufficient.
You are saying iPhone is the best phone ever made. By what standards? Is it cos of the smooth menu transitions or the endless amount of mostly useless apps? I prefer my phones so that it doesn't cut off calls, isn't restricted to what Steve Jobs think I need and just generally speaking has most functions out of the box.
The N8 is very appealing in my eyes, if you really think the HTCs or the iPhone are some kind of revolutionary super attractive design, I think there's something wrong with your eyes.
it is not one good reason to buy this phone? Is a typical old design outdated plastic Nokia N Series phone. Why would I care of 12M Camera or connection to TV when i have my full Samsung Entertainment system?
Can not believe Nokia offering all these kids color phone Orange, or Green. Slow processor with 20 years old OS.
Nokia lovers start looking at phones like from Blackberry Bold and Torch, iPhone best phone ever made. or new HTC Desire Android.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2010nokia cant u gv a good prossesor in ur mobiles ....like samsungOf course they could, but it would have close to no practical use in this phone and all it would probably do is use up more battery.
Symbian is so much lighter than Android.
go avay iBitches,i don't want to hear something about the iPhone here,i want to hear something about the n8
., 26 Aug 2010...and nokia still doesn't let gsm arena getting a pre-release unit for a first touch or previ... moreWhich is actually VERY weird. In youtube it seems that everyone and their mom has a prototype review who is even mildly classified as "mobile phone/tech blogger"
...and nokia still doesn't let gsm arena getting a pre-release unit for a first touch or preview article of this phone or nokia had given them one but they dropped it at a bar...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2010Phyiscally looks a fantastic phone and the camera seems second to none but i am concerned at t... moreEspecially with Symbian on it? Symbian is a very light OS compared to ie. Android, thus it doesn't even need as high specs to run well enough.
I suggest you browse few pages back where Engineer Man made couple of pretty good posts about "needing high specs".
Once again, "having used one personally", I found the specs to be more than sufficient and there was no problems processing stuff with those specs.
Phyiscally looks a fantastic phone and the camera seems second to none but i am concerned at the processing power of the phone especially with symbian on it.
Nokia are still a step behind and need to pull it back quick.
Previously there was a discussion about whether N8 have video light or not. I was convinced that there is none and the red LED beside the xenon flash is just an auto focus assist light for photo taking. But after i see the video from this youtube link (1.11 minutes), i have reason to believe that the red LED light can also act as a video light for video recording at low light condition. See how bright is it.
[deleted post]Personally I don't HATE any phone, including the iPhone. Why would I hate a mobile phone?
It's a very nifty device (i have somewhat hard time calling it a phone, though), but it just doesn't serve my preferences or needs to nearly any degree.
The N8 does, that plus few other reasons (it being Nokia, made in my hometown, etc) are the reasons I'm getting the N8 and not the iPhone.
[deleted post]hey dude just need a small clarification how good is the sound n video quality on this phone????? specially play music on speakers (not head phones)
George, 26 Aug 2010Can you please tell me if Nokia will provide a screw driver in the retail package as well? I j... moreeven if it freezes you don't have to unscrew it.just press down the power button and hold it for 8 secs and it resets.exactly the same thing you do wiht your laptops!!
George, 26 Aug 2010Can you please tell me if Nokia will provide a screw driver in the retail package as well? I j... moreYou won't get a screwdriver to go with it. But, it opens with a regular once.
However, this will most likely void the warranty of the phone. Holding the power button for 8 seconds will do a full power cut and matches the effect of taking out the battery.
And before you say it's so frozen that it won't work. So far it has always worked on my laptop. Never has it frozen well enough to not shut down with 6 seconds of power button being held.
And personally I've only once had to take out the battery on a 10 year old model.
"The cover glass itself is multi-coated and is heavily scratch resistant. It passes Nokia's tumble test and other associated durability test."
" From a personal point of view, I am accustomed to wiping the lens in circular motion with a clean soft item of clothing. The scratch-resistant properties allow this and the design makes it easy to do without it feeling a chore. Granted, the risk is lower if it had physical lens cover, but there is no perfect solution, I'm afraid. One issue which can occur with mechanical mechanism is a build-up of dust which collects in the recessed areas and because the opening is so small it's very hard to clean."