I really hope it has Stereo Speakers. This is such a must. But maybe Nokia have pushed as much into as they can to the smallest mm. BIG KUDOS to them anyway if they can't. It's between this or the Samsung Beam phone. Because the stereo speakers really matter to me - that's why I picked the 5800. Maybe this phones selling point is breakthrough imaging & the camera component aspect. Nokia may release another phone as a Music phone. But I'm still holding my breath. It's still in design stages & anything can change the cards are still on the table. All is not lost as is known yet.
Hi. I'm still using the Nokia 5800XM. When it was first released, there were naturally lots of firmware bugs & application bugs, some of which still haven't been fixed. But paying important attention to the OS can make or break a great phone. It's all input, what you put into it that counts.
For instance. My phone has just been given a new lease of life considering what the V.50.00.005 firmware from V 31.00.101 has brought to the table. The touch UI has improved amazingly, now support for smoother more precise menu control & scrolling, Kintetic scrolling + Contacts & applications widgets bar & Music player improvements for library sorting, functionality & widget integration.
It shows how phone like this which is midrange can be turned from something dissapointing to something of a spectacular user experience. The Nokia N8 will hopefully providing it has stereo speakers as good if not a whole new dimension bettering 10 fold the experience I am now getting on my 5800. You wait & see.
N* camera massively upgraded ccd sensor, aperture, focal length etc... metal body ooozes quality, not the cheap plastic of samsung phones. Something different again from nokia & it's a MID-RANGE phone. 3.5" AMOLED hoping it's SAMOLED. Good battery for AMOLED. wifi n, 3.5G HSDPA 10.2 MBPS is not even possible in UK yet. Were still using 3.6MBPS with a few meters precision fastest approxmiate roaming distance. Capacitive plus handwriting, accelerometer, Multi touch input, stylus, Amazing front facing camera way high than standard VGA. Should give excellent 3G Video calling a new lease of life.
The processor is just fine. It's way more than enough. A 1GHZ CPU isn't neccessarily faster. But if this phone has a Dolby digital HD Sound chip like the nokia 5800, this time also a GPU for 3d hardware acceleration. Better flash support which should finally properly work of the shelf unlike my 5800.
1280x720P video calling is excellent. Twice the RAM of the 5800 256MB as oposed to 128MB. Probably substantial more ROM than 5800. 16GB built in memory & support upto 36GB Micro SD latest gen card exp cards. Symbian 3 is really going to shine. You just wait & see what they put in a high end handset. I'm already loving my 5800 all over again.
This N8 is going to be the 5800 but on a whole new level of enjoyment & excitement in every single way. Quality all the way.
royal, 21 May 2010Could anyone tell me any info on the battery, is it removable ????It's removable you just have to unscrew the screws but that's only if the battery is messed up since nokia is smart enough to make a battery extender for the n8
Tom-Helge, 21 May 2010That's true :-). Like now, my Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is kinda sluggish from time to time ... moreYou get it Tom, its not only the hardware component that makes the phone fast. Who kn0ws maybe this S^3 is the solution(hoping).
Nokia N8 launching date August 24 amazon germany pre orders for 470 Euro . thats 590$
The only way for nokia to have a better market share (again) and handset is to replace the management. IMO, CEO have been there for a while, they need the someone else with the new visionary.
I am pretty sure you guys thinks they need the new directions right?
Tom-Helge, 21 May 2010Yes, the GPU will help with the graphical stuffs in the OS to the N8, but without a CPU, you w... morehave you ever heard of nVidia? their GPU's are capable of performing in the same way as the CPU, just because a GPU is dedicated to graphics does not mean to be restricted to that, both CPU's in this phone will work to make it fast
Anonymous, 21 May 2010hey guys can u tel advantage of N8 over i8910,except camer,pls,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Usb on the go, bluetooth 3.0, symbian^3 (multitouch, visual multitasking, 3 home screen etc), better video capture, flash lite 4.0 (lite version of flash 10), fast 3.5G, Wifi n, web tv, Ovi maps, firmware support from Nokia, new music player and much much more..
hey guys can u tel advantage of N8 over i8910,except camer,pls,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Hi guys.I have been using nokia handsets all my life...im a very big fan of them...Now, ive seen the wonderful features on the N8...and i have bein followin apples iphone 3GS for sometime now....im basically torn apart in the dilemma of which phone is better...im a big fan of nokia but i don mind experimenting to other models...if anybody has any suggestions...pls help!!!
Niraj, 21 May 2010Though N8 will be not much fast but still it is able to give quite smooth performance..That's true :-).
Like now, my Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is kinda sluggish from time to time because of Android 1.6. But that will be fixed in Android 2.1 / 2.2 when it gets that. So the X10 is going to be really smooth to.
Tom-Helge, 21 May 2010Yes, the GPU will help with the graphical stuffs in the OS to the N8, but without a CPU, you w... moreThough N8 will be not much fast but still it is able to give quite smooth performance..
i just want to say that it is the best phone till now and i want to bye N8 any more.........
And i forgot to say that running an OS very smooth is a totally different thing than running things really fast.
The GPU makes sure things goes smooth while the CPU makes sure things goes fast.
Yes, the GPU will help with the graphical stuffs in the OS to the N8, but without a CPU, you wouldn't be able to run a game or any softwares. You wouldn't even be able to start up the OS, simple as that.
No matter how powerfull the GPU is, you still need a good CPU to be able to start programs extremely fast and to be able to load games fast and so on.
And yes, Firefox 4 and that will be GPU accelerated. But it still needs the CPU to be able to start up fast and to be able to run things fast.
The GPU will only help to render pictures and other stuffs in the browsers.
Because if you have the crappiest CPU in a phone with a really nice GPU, it's still gonna take you 5 mins to start the web browser and 10 mins to start a game.
So the CPU still needs to be good no matter what if you want a really fast phone. You can't get away from that.