Before talking about specs some people should learn how to read them.
Symbian^3 use hardware acceleration for 2D and 3D. The CPU is still used for sending instructions to the GPU for example but it is the graphic chip that is doing the biggest part of the job.
Same thing for recording and playing HD videos. The N8 use a dedicated (and powerful) chip for these tasks (a Broadcom BCM2727 accordind to tweakers.net).
Since the two most intensive tasks are handled by a dedicated processor, what will the CPU have to do ? Do I need a 1GHz cortex A8 if I want to type text, downloading podcasts, and listening to music at the same time? On Symbian the answer is definitively NO.
Thanks, Nokia was smart enough to use a CPU that doesn't limit these dedicated chips. And they didn't use a too powerful CPU which would eat the battery unnecessarily.
Why is the 640*360 resolution still a good choice for a smartphone in 2010? Well first, a lot of smartphones are still sold with lower resolution (QVGA is even coming to Android).
And more importantly, this resolution is exactly 1/4 of 1280*720 (HD-Ready) and 1/9 of 1920*1080 (Full HD). It means that your HD content will be displayed full screen with no black bands and that it is easier for the hardware to adapt the resolution of the video to the resolution of the screen.
Don't forget that this device is really about media consumption and creation.
Wow, I am now seeing a lot of haters lose common sense just commenting on this forum. lol, you guys are pathetic.
The only problem I actually see here is the OS, I really hope it will be better than Symbian^1 as they said. Spec-wise, when the N97 was released it had great features but the shitty OS brought it down. On the other hand haters stop telling how bad N8's OS would be because you haven't tried it yet!!! Though if the OS is a let down I might soon become a hater too.
I wish they'd release it sooner. I'm so excited ;)
i have seen some early benchmarks with this already. they used fpc bench 3d and it scored 54% better than omnia hd there so omnia hd has 2/3 of it's power. i think n8 would score even better if it is final version and the benchmark is harder, because all tests ran at 60fps, which was maximum for fpc bench.
pixon12 has amazingly 2 sec camera opening and 2 sec shoot to shoot time ... so n8 ????????????????? does it lag as all nokia nseries devices ???
i request plz don't fight,wat we need in feedback is experience and faults not the competition whatever branda r working nokia is very good and strong mobiles
wat we want to see is jst the defects there corrections and perfect mob neither comparing other brands bcoz nokia is value full,other brands r not bad they have different but dont compare,be straight bcoz i m one who chose mobs by quality and feedback
phonewatcher, 23 May 2010...its funny how you argue with specs..
android phones are afraid to use slower cpu.. NOKIA... moreIt's 2 different things to have a working OS that works fine / fast than having an extremely fast and powerfull mobile phone on an OS that can run 720p movies with 6-8k bitrate and so on for example.
Running 720p movies with 6-8k in bitrate requite a very powerfull CPU on mobile phones today as long your not running the movies via the GPU.
Or to run games with no stuttering at all with very high fps. Then you need a pretty powerfull CPU to run them very smooth.
Having a powerfull GPU just means that you can run the games with much higher graphic than other phones for example. Or that the game makers can make games with higher graphic.
Tom-Helge, 23 May 2010Yes, but iPhone have a very low resolution screen to begin with.
But anyways, if the price ... moreyes, but they release 3 generation of iPhone without changing the res at all?
by the way, the price 470 euro, is a pre order price, I'm sure that it'll be cheaper after the phone actually realeased. And maybe in your country, X10 is a little bit cheaper than 470 euro, but in my country, X10 priced at 555 euro until now, and more expensive the first time it released here.
iPhone in here is priced at 680 euro, and maybe in here, the N8 released price is around the amazon pre order price, 470 euro. It sucks here...
...its funny how you argue with specs..
android phones are afraid to use slower cpu.. NOKIA is proud to use underclocked CPU's.. see the 5800 @ 434mhz.. it workin.. and fast enough even @ 128mb ram..
higher cpu speed like htc's means less effective.. Can android phones do that???...
Anonymous, 23 May 2010Larger res than iphoneYes, but iPhone have a very low resolution screen to begin with.
But anyways, if the price is right, also 470 euro, then this phone is not worth the money.
A Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is acutally a little cheaper than the Nokia N8 then.
But don't take me wrong about what i have said earlier about the N8. I still like this phone as it is, even if some of the specs are a bit low.
So i would take this phone any days over any iPhones though.
i think N8(370euro) screen resolution is outdated but it is still acceptable compare to HTC Wildfire(300euro). I'll buy 5800,n97mini than that HTC WildFire.
KID, 23 May 2010friend, I think you're missing my point here.
ok let's say that I have the budget within the ... moreYes i agree price is main concern....
I think this phone will have no built quality issues.......
N8 is for not for geeks ......
So geeks buy Samsung galaxy s , x10 etc for 1Ghz or dont post stupid comments on n8.....
N8 is for larger audience (not geeks).....
a lot people do not know what the s,pec mean
screen res in n8 is enough for them
256 ram in symbian is enough
the processor is fast enough
games on this phone work greeat
camera is the best
how can this phone not sell well, maybe they are blinded by the iphone hype.
Maybe nokia lose to hype
Nokia ceo has said 2010 is a key year, so far, all the nokia phones announced are affordable including the n8.
I have a feeling the next flagship, symbian nd meego wont have 12mp camera, nokia will upgrade the other hardware specs. They may add physical keyboard
symbian for mass market
meego for geek
s40 for people who just want to make call and sms, and radio
Anonymous, 23 May 2010Throw in over-blown specs, and then say its cheap? No way, this is a popularity contest with S... morei guess u pay 300 euro for HTC Wildfire with TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches
Is this a joke?? i think april fools already past.
5800,n97mini hv better resolution lol.
Go n bash that forum not here dude.
Anonymous, 23 May 2010Since its a useless handset i dont see a way to defend its price tag. Same as i would not pay ... morefriend, I think you're missing my point here.
ok let's say that I have the budget within the N8 price range. And I want to buy myself a good phone. Then, is there a better choice??
I agree that the screen resolution isnt outstanding, I agree that the proc isnt as fast as cortex A8 or 1Ghz Snapdragon. but see my friend, that's all the money I have, then what should I do??
If other people have more money than me and then they want to buy themselves a HTC HD2, X10, Samsung Galaxy S, it's up to them. But what about the people that only have the budget enough just to buy N8? Is it a smart choice to buy it??
Cause I believe so...
[deleted post]OK , u say we must understand the facts and compare the phone here but the facts are straight N8 has a low res screen etc... and the positive points are on very strong side and on what basis are you going to compare N8 with ... its not out yet.
Use your common sense before posting something stupid....