Is N8 future proofed?
Bluetooth 3.0 cannot be future proofing either. It is definitely better than having v2.1. But if N8 has to do future proofing, then they should have gone for v4.0 which is already been signed by Bluetooth SIG.
Connectivity Still 3G
With 4G already been accepted by HTC EVO 4G, N8 is still 3G
Display – AMOLED
With Samsung Wave being Super AMOLED, N8 is still AMOLED. Better than TFT but not future proofed.
Still old ARM11 architecture.
No DivX or Xvid support out of the box. With Samsung wave and other phones supporting the above codec, N8 still do not.
Flash Lite v4.0
No word on whether N8 will support Full flash which is next version of Adobe Flash.
This feature is good but hope you know that FM works at bit rate of 96 kbit/s.
So if you are going to listen to your MP3 songs (average for decent quality 128Kb/s) on your CAR audio, you would need to compromise on quality. But Bluetooth connectivity or AUX in might support more bitrate music.
FM recording Missing
If they can transmit, why they cannot record. A good feature if you want to record something straight off from FM radio though with reduced quality.
No Video Recording Autofocus
Video recording do not support AUTOFOCUS.
N8 is an interim device.
Note that Symbian 4 was supposed to be out this year but Nokia delayed it. But they cannot wait till 2011 and hence Nokia had to release N8 as an interim release to keep people happy. One thing that I want to highlight is S3 is not a new OS, it is same OS with touch optimization and all previous bug fixed.
Good feature, I liked it but it can be supported on device with required power of 200mAh and not any better. That’s going to be a problem but not a big issue.
i see new video!
more laggy and slow!
N8 fall down.... like votes...
yes... people now see ... this is big garbage!
well i have speek with some guys from nokia and the phone is going to cost less then 400 just beacouse the memory and nothing else y have try the phone and its grate is in the market in september so if anyone have the n97 like me is going have a suprise
You people compare apples with pears :-) Android is Android and Symbian is Symbian ! At the moment Symbian outsell Android by 3:1 if not more. Actually Symbian is for the cellphones what windows is for pc's. And the N8 is Symbians BOSS ! I love Symbian too and honestly, I don't care which phone is better if is not Symbian ! ! ! The people are voting with their wallets and not their mouths like some of you do :-)
Tom-Helge, 03 Jun 2010Windows XP can run fine on a Pentium 3 machine with 256 MB RAM. But so can Windows 7 do to.... moreThat is what I want know from Scorpion when he or she or it quoted these outdated and invalid specs. Mate, maybe you can help out since you seems to agree with user Scorpion.
Ha ha ha ha all this arguing is pointless until you get ur hands on the n8. Its specs on paper might be good to some an bad to others(Tom H)This reminds me of Top Gear. A car can have all the specs but unless the stig tests it u never really know how good it is.
wow.. very nice phone.. if i have this phone, i'll stop being a jejemon.. jejeje
kevinaux, 03 Jun 2010I've been going through some of the previous posts and stumbled on a coupe that I feel like re... moreWindows XP can run fine on a Pentium 3 machine with 256 MB RAM.
But so can Windows 7 do to.
So you point is?.
N8 rules :-) When can I buy this phone? I have heard it is going to cost below 400 Euro. Why is so cheap? Will Nokia bring a better spec phone? Usually top end phones cost 600+ and not 400-
Scorpion, 02 Jun 2010The latest known hardware requirements for Android are:
• 32MB RAM
• 200MHz Online Processor... moreI've been going through some of the previous posts and stumbled on a coupe that I feel like rebutting. First of all, this little nugget from Scorpion, the one where you pointed out the minimum requirements for Android machines. What, did you like googled "Android minimum requirements" and just posted from which ever site you stumbled on.
Please read what you post mate otherwise its going to be quite useless. Did you notice the date of that post (03-01-2008) and the comment that this was the requirement in November the year before.
I too googled and found this site, also from 2008.
So tell me, still think 2.2 will run on your "latest" spec?
Firmware Updates, 03 Jun 2010I am Software developer myself and I will tell you how bug fixing works. We introduce new bugs... moreThat was the problem with low c-disk space on nokia n97,,all the patches they kepy applying could only go on the c-disk not the rom..The c space was limited and when they thru out n-gage and other big MB downloads as updates they went on c as well leaving less space..This hyper x person whos been chucking out new firmwares for the samsung i8910 hd found an extra 60MB of free c-dick space by getting rid of bulk that samsung had built in ..What i cant understand is that these devices are expensive so why not chuck in more RAM for starters and increase the ROM leaving more c-disk space it cant cost that much more on top of whar is already an expensive device??
First i will say that i agre to most of what you said Tom.
Yup, like i said, Nokia N8 will be a good device for what that phone is and for that that device can do.
But the CPU will still be the bottleneck for future OS updates, like getting a totally new OS for example.
The Nokia N8 users should really hope that the hardware specs that's needed for Symbian ^4 will be so low that Nokia N8 can run it.
And the link someone posted here earlier that is: http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/05/03/interview-with-eldar-murtazin-part-1-nokia-n8-leak-market-prospects-and-symbian3/
That pretty much sums it up pretty well.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2010Which I agree with him because I don't like IPHONE either.it does suck, but his point was it would not be succesfull. it clearly was.
I was just sharing, 03 Jun 2010Hi Mark, I was just trying to share an experts view. He runs http://www.mobile-review.co... moreyes, i know those things. he also hated the iphone, and thinks bada will rule. smart people make mistakes. sometimes they even do stuff to annoy people. like an ex employer. i am taking his opinion here with a grain of salt.
Mark, 03 Jun 2010it is well documented that this individual didnt like the n8. i personally think its not too b... moreHi Mark,
I was just trying to share an experts view.
He runs http://www.mobile-review.com/.
One of the best site for MOBILE REVIEW.
If review is available on Mobile review as well as GSMARENA, I would trust Mobile Review site.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2010SB: When you were talking about Nokia N8 on Monday, everyone thought that it will be a flagshi... moreit is well documented that this individual didnt like the n8. i personally think its not too bright to dismiss a proto. also, outside of the n900 nokia doesnt have a flagship. n8 is not intended for that, never was. its a camera phone in n8x series. the thing that was missing for eldar was eye candy. he knew this wouldnt be the device.
the guy is knowledgeable, but his assessment of the n8 was based on a proto and false expectations.
why do you not reason yourself, instead of copying someone elses opinions?