AnonD-28873, 26 Apr 2012i believe n8 would not receive fp1 update but the next update for first gen devices is not jus... more@celladik
Whatever is included in custom firmwares won't necessarily make it into an official update. The word from Nokia is that there will be an update to Belle, but no word on what that update will include other than bug fixes and performance tweaks. There may be an updated browser and new widgets too.
That to me means it is a minor update. A major update would be an update to Carla but as we know, that's not going to happen with the N8 due to it's low end processor.
TOM, 25 Apr 2012After very long time when N8 users have been waiting for Anna than Belle and still for Skype s... moreyou have to realise it's really up to Skype developers not Nokia & now that their C.E.O. killing Symbian & migrating to Msft,also remember Msft owns Skype, so they'd want to sell more of their own devices with Skype instead of another platform.
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2012You've been spamming that question a few times now and it's starting to really annoy me. There... morethanks for the reply dude.. i did google on this.. didnt intend to spam but i did expect to see a lotta suggestions from those who own any of those phones.. btw, am still undecided, it takes in a lot to spend tat amount of cash for me... i need a good multimedia device though n am tryin to keep away from android...!!
I Have N8 and i love it
HDMI ,USB On The Go and 12MP Camera are the things that i use more than other things !
Worzel, 24 Apr 2012@Ben Don't expect anymore significant updates for the N8. Belle will have been the last on... morei believe n8 would not receive fp1 update but the next update for first gen devices is not just minor or no significant change, im using the latest tailor's leaked and web browser improves a lot like on fp1, not to mention music player, speed etc
AnonD-739, 24 Apr 2012I can buy any phone and i always come back to my N8, its simply the best all around phone!! I4... more"SG3 always ran out of power and is so
bulky and feels so cheap" , are you ever holded SG3 on your hand?
Shetarx, 24 Apr 2012To be truth,
Let's run through the camera specs and
features in more detail. As already
me... more@ Shetarx
It would have been better if you had just linked to the article rather than just copying and pasting the article here. Follow the link below for the real article.
i love nokia n8
but plz tell me in this phone text msg memory is only 999
After very long time when N8 users have been waiting for Anna than Belle and still for Skype supporting VIDEO calls I lost patience!Millions NOKIA customers have been asking Nokia and Skype ... why not and when we will get update and we have been ignored for very long time !!! So if appreciation customers is totall ignoration and gona say ''f..k you Nokia'' there are others to appreciate loyal customers even with to answer them questions !!! Bye bye ...
s at ya, 25 Apr 2012for a price diff of hardly 1-2k, am extremely confused btw 701 and n8.. while 701 has a better... moreYou've been spamming that question a few times now and it's starting to really annoy me. There's probably a better answer just a google search away but I'll take the time to type this down just to stop you from spamming.
It all boils down to this: Do you really, really like to take close-up/macro photos (less than 40 cm away)?
If yes, get the N8.
If no, get the 701. Forget about everything else, if you're not going to take macro shots you should get the 701.
I'm a happy N8 owner. But I don't take 50+ meaningful, memorable photos every day. My life is way too boring for that. And I don't make use of the built-in HDMI that much either, only during gatherings.
What I do with the phone on a constant basis is surf the web, play hd games, read pdf/epub books, etc. Basically, I do stuff that would work a lot better on a more powerful processor with more ram.
for a price diff of hardly 1-2k, am extremely confused btw 701 and n8.. while 701 has a better processer, ram, rom, led flash and nfc capabilities, n8 is the best shooter n comes wit better accessories... plz help me decide...
for a price diff of hardly 1-2k, am extremely confused btw 701 and n8.. while 701 has a better processer, ram, rom, led flash and nfc capabilities, n8 is the best shooter n comes wit better accessories... plz help...
i never used to be a nokia fan but after I started using N8 i m a fan of nokia now. Belle is the perfect software and the battery life is awesome. perfect choice if you are looking at buying a new phone. a pleasure to use and keep.
Worzel, 24 Apr 2012@Ben
Don't expect anymore significant updates for the N8. Belle will have been the last on... moreTo be truth,
Let's run through the camera specs and
features in more detail. As already
mentioned, the N8's camera is one of the
largest (if not the largest, optically)
ever fitted to a 'phone'. The stills camera features: Xenon flash - the only camera
flash technology worthy of the
word 'flash' - the last couple of
years of poor LED-lit party
shots can be safely forgotten -
see my feature on this . You may also remember Nokia's own Xenon versus dual LED
comparisons , showing that the N86's variable aperture lens can,
with the LED, produce
comparable results to Xenon in
the right situations. All good
stuff, but most low light shots
aren't in 'right' situations: people will be moving and you'll need a
lot more than sheer illumination -
you'll need something that shoots
far more quickly, so that your
subjects are frozen in time.
Hence Xenon. No offense, N86...! Very large sensor (rated at
'1/1.83"' optical format).
Previously (e.g. in the N86)
Nokia had been using the
smaller '1/2.3"'. Many compact
digital cameras are still currently using 1/2.3" in fact, putting the
N8 ahead of these in terms of
sensor, even if not in terms of
lens size and optics (phones have
to be somewhat thinner, after
all!). Individual sensor pixels are apparently 47% bigger than
those in competing 12mp camera
phones. Carl Zeiss 2.8/28 optics (the '28'
bit refers to equivalent 35mm
focal length - don't worry about
it). The protective glass has an
anti-reflection coating, plus is
toughened to resist scratching (I'm thinking Gorilla glass here,
but don't know for sure). Nokia
had considered including a
physical cover, as on the N82,
N95 and N86, but rejected the
idea because of bulk (another 3mm would be needed, i.e. a
bulge) and, interestingly,
because more and more software
is requiring camera access (e.g.
augmented reality) and the apps
need the picture immediately, without a need for the user to
remember to retract a slider. Fixed aperture lens. The
(experimental) variable aperture
lens used in the N86 8MP added
extra bulk, but the N8 is claimed
to have even better low light
performance than the N86 (even ignoring the Xenon flash),
thanks to a more sensitive sensor.
The problem of shooting in
bright light (e.g. direct
sunlight), which was handled
spectacularly on the N86 by reducing aperture size, is
handled on the N8 equally as
effectively with a ND (Neutral
Density) filter that automatically
slides into the optics when light
levels exceed a certain threshold. Extra software enhancements.
With the larger sensor and better
optics, there was less need for
Nokia's traditional noise
reduction algorithms, with the
result that more of the phone's processing power could be
applied to real time image
handling. Red eye reduction is
implemented as well as on
standalone digital cameras and
face detection is much faster than on the N86. Auto-focus times are
also significantly better than on
anything seen so far from
Nokia, "reducing auto focus on a
typical still image to about
around half a second or less". Shutter release latency is also
improved and is now down to
"about 150 milliseconds". The video camera features: Stereo audio recording - one mike
on 'front', i.e. camera side, plus
one on the other face (under the
display) of the phone - the
normal one used for voice calls.
By recording from both mikes and applying noise cancellation
algorithms, Nokia are confident
the system will help to reduce
wind noise and also control the
recording levels in continuous
harsh noise environments e.g. recording live music in a bar. You
can also use this for better
narration whilst filming, with
better sound balance between
videographer and subject and
with stereo separation. The microphones used are
digital, i.e. the same as those
used in the N86 8MP, and
(should) produce incredibly crisp
results at a wide variety of
sound levels. Viewers often say that they can't believe I'm using a
phone's built-in mike in The Phones Show , but it's all true. And, yes, very impressive,
aurally. Focussing is 'fixed' in that it's
outside of the user's control and
automatically set with a new
Active Hyperfocal Distance
system, with the f2.8 aperture
giving a genuine depth of field of 60cm to infinity, depending
on light conditions - essentially
the software works out what to
set the 'preset focus' to in order to
get maximum depth of field
going back to infinity. I've gone over the pros and cons of the
various approaches to video focus
in mobile phone cameras before - no focussing and you get blurry
subjects; initial focus and you
get blurry subjects when the
composition changes; continuous
auto-focus and you have to wait
while focussing gets fixed whenever you change the subject.
Suffice it to say that Nokia's
compromise approach here, an
extension of the preset focus
used in the N82, N95 and N86,
is just as valid as Sony Ericsson's or Samsung's
approaches in their own HD
video phones, in my opinion. HD video capture resolution
(1280 by 720 pixels). Nokia has
now posted a sample of this , which looks pretty impressive
considering that there's no
focussing going on. The sample
has a canned audio track, mind
you - rest assured I'll test this
properly when the time comes. The same intelligent digital
zoom in video mode as the N86 -
no blockiness - almost as good as
optical zoom. Again, the whole
(large, 4000x3000 pixel) sensor
is used for video capture, with downscaling to the desired
resolution happening in custom
electronics hardware. Depending
on the resolution being shot at,
up to 3x zoom should be handled
without undue pixellation (there's a 'hard' limit at 3x, to stop
people trying to zoom further
and starting to see degraded
results). See here for a demo of this working on the N86 . The system works surprisingly well
- in low light, it's even superior
to optical zoom, since the latter
involved more glass optics,
reducing the light that gets to
the sensor. Nokia don't push this improved zoom facility in any
of their N86 or N8 marketing,
but it's something well worth
noting. Note also that here are touch
gestures to allow switching
between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect
ratios while filming, with a
double tap gesture for instant
zooming from one end of the 'lossless' digital zoom to the
AnonD-478, 24 Apr 2012Friend, u must try Custom firmwares on dailymobile forum to enjoy it fully... I am using lates... more@Prince078
I don't doubt the cfw for the N8 are good but I don't have enough interest in the phone anymore for me bother messing around with Phoenix and whatnot.