I just got my hands on one of the pre-release prototype of the phone through my brother who's a technical co-ordinator of Nokia finnland. Here's what I saw:
The OS is still not completed but the phone is resonably fast but quite slow in the gallery with 12GB of memory filled up. My bro says 6-8GB won't be a problem. The screen looks really good but I guess the brightness and contrast could be better because my current samsung omnia HD's screen looks a little bit better (not much that u'll notice indoors) and the viewing angle could be better. All in all, the screen is better than at least ALL other nokia phones but I think sunlight legibility can be improved.
2. I couldn't use all the camera features due to this early unit but the photos I took in auto looked pretty good...unfortunately I couldn't find any panoroma, blink detection or anti-shake option. The video quality is the real game here. Even the video with the pre-release unit looked quite good but I think the frame-rate is still a issue in this one which my brother said is getting fixed still.
3. To my great disappointment, I saw just one speaker in N8. No stereo. The single speaker is quite loud still.
4. The responsive ness of the touch screen managed to to keep its promise as a capacitive unit. It responses at slightest touch and response is better than Nokia X6. But certain lags especially in app menu still persists.
Finally the phone gave me pretty good intentions as a ex-user of N95 and now samsung omnia HD. If u guys have any question about this phone I'm here to answer.
It will be substitute for my Nokia E63. Can anyone tell me something about Nokia N98 and Nokia N8 mini.
hey ne idea wen the phone mit release in da UAE..nd how expensive is it gna be..???
all androied systemvery bad and very complecated
ok iphone very very very good but almost clibs and system media player not supported
the number 1 in mobiles is nokiaaaaaaaaaa
i have all these mobile it looooooose nothing
if u look for call ans unswerd and sms u have to chose simple mobile ,,, but if u look for full mobile its nokia symbion , then iphone
Anonymous, 13 May 2010there is no limit. Screen res has nothing to do with the OS...absolutely nothingOfcourse OS has everything to do with screen resolution limit!!
Change that battery to 1500 mAH and it will be the best phone ever, at least at this price point.
Camera is awesome, talktime and playback time are surprisingly good considering the 1200 mAH battery and the OLED multitouch screen will be great.
I am almost ok with the UI of 5800 XM so i guess i wont have much problem with N8.
Certainly my next phone.
rick, 13 May 2010i think nokia should launch the phone as soon as possible to shut down the comments of the peo... moreI think u r absolutely correct on the releasing of this master piece N8... nothing to do with the comments... these all are just like the thunder showers before a huge raining... after raining everything will be clear.
I don't know what you guyz think but nokia is number one in mobile phones,the majority of people wan't nokia because even if it has it's ups and downs it delivers the best phones ever and no mobile company can't compete with the NOKIA brand!
Anonymous, 13 May 2010360x640 resolution is the limit of symbian OSthere is no limit.
Screen res has nothing to do with the OS...absolutely nothing
The N8 screen resolution is not the best, but also not that bad---iphone have resolution of 320x480 for 3 freaking generation people, and everything seems perfectly fine displayed on it.
I have had the Nokia 5800 touchscreen mobile since it first came out, its had glitches and a few problems and it occasionally crashes, but what phone does`nt, but I still love it.
I have been looking to upgrade to something a bit more modern, functional and nice looking.
I was looking at HTC desire, Sony X10, and even Samsung`s upcoming I9000 all using Android, which to be honest I had my heart set on.
But you start reading a few reviews about these phones, short battery life, hundreds of apps but do you really need them!.
Then I saw this little beauty, come on guys and girls its metal, scratch resistant screen, 40 hour playback on music, 12 meg camera with xenon flash, even the new Sony is not sporting a decent flash etc etc, its going to be 100 if not 1000% better than my 5800 which does everything I really need it for.
It may not have the 100000 apps that the Iphone does, but it will take superb pictures, the music player will rock as mine currently does, I will get my sms and be able to browse the net and email and it will look the coolest bit of kit in my pocket for a while to come.
Decision made, roll on shipment date your customers are waiting Nokia.
i think nokia should launch the phone as soon as possible to shut down the comments of the people & deffinetly will hit the market with its response.
This fone changed my mind from taking the 3GS. The features just totally cool. Touch experience on the iphone is really great, i must admit, but this one really changed my mind. the cool design and added features like HD recording and HDMI output is just noteworthy. I hope it wont be so expensive like the iPhone though.
Riyal, 13 May 2010Lol! This makes me laugh... Using cortex on a smartphone haha smartphones aren't internet tabl... morewell, not entirely true, the nokia n900 use ARM Cortex A8, and it proved itself to be a powerful and great phone
NOKLA, 12 May 2010see this news you ******* http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_talks_1080p_video_recording_51_audio_an... morehaha very persistent fellow haha..dude is that what you're bragging about haha..its not yet even a phone or anything, its still only a plan or an idea haha..post it here if htc have released it..haha..poor guy.