Ray Hipkiss, 23 Oct 2011
@ symbian fan.
I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S running the latest version of Gin... moreSGS cannot be used to judge android or google maps. Since SGS came out it was a known fact that the GPS was defective. I have this confirmed by using google maps on a HTC and a SGS side by side in the car while driving on city expressways. The HTC was 100% reliable and the SGS had no clue and was clearly confused.
Im surprised you didnt know SGS has defective GPS, since you own one.
Again, defective models from samsungs doesnt make N8 a good phone. =)
symbian fan, 23 Oct 2011@@@ ray
good evening ray !
ray you used both symbian and android :-) . what you like to us... more
@ symbian fan.
I'm currently using a Samsung Galaxy S running the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.5. My N8 is running the latest version of Symbian, Anna.
My opinion of Android is not a good one. I find it to be less developed than Symbian with a cheap Fisher Price feel to it. However, it is faster than Symbian thanks to the 1 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM and SGX 540 GPU. Internet browsing is a better experience on the SGS than on the N8 but the N8 has far better GPS capabilities. Google maps and navigation is just horrible and barely works half the time. Nokia maps on the other hand is brilliant.
There are many other things about the Galaxy S that I find frustrating such as the file manager, the lack of any notification lights or lock screen screen savers (there are some available from the Android market but they just eat your battery, and are nowhere near as good as Nokia Sleeping Screen).
We will have to see what the final release of Belle is like on the N8 before I can pass judgment on it. But, because it looks like a copy of Android it's sort of put me off a bit due to my experience of owning an Android device.
Pre-Anna, I would have said Symbian was the better OS, but now I'm not so sure. Symbian is still more advanced than Android but after the Anna update it has developed a whole new set of bugs.
All the best.
Ray Hipkiss, 23 Oct 2011
Out of all the Android phones available you picked one of the worst! Then you ... more@@@ ray
good evening ray !
ray you used both symbian and android :-) . what you like to use symbian or android ! and what symbian os need to be better than befor . how about symbian belle !
Natty ak, 22 Oct 2011How much it wil cost me to upgrade my nokia n80 to symbian anna and how can i do it.pls friend... moreboth anna and belle are free upgdrades check both ovi and ota on your phone if they are available in your country downlaod nd your set to go
Can anyone Help solving this problem?
When using GPS Navigation option, there is no ANY sound commong out. I can see the route on the map, read the instructions, but do not here these instructions. I hope someone can help.
thanks in advance
Suhanoo, 23 Oct 2011Thank you for your approval. I am greatful that you liked my review, it was worth the time spe... morethank you so much dear friend , really again i like your reviews :-) you know ! you said the true :-) and i like your reviews , but you missed something ! :( the gps ? nokia maps vs google maps , i am sure nokia maps is better because we can use it offline :-) . thank for answered me :-) . what you think about symbian belle ! and new nokia store
Hi Guys ,,, i Wanna buy a new Phone and i confused between galaxy sl I9003 and Nokia N8 , i see that Galaxy sl is more powerful, but i Nokia sports a Wonderful camera ,this is the reason why i am confused , only the camera i miss in Nokia ,,so what you advise me to Buy ???
mnayem, 23 Oct 2011Ya...I was a blind Nokia lover and used minimum 13 Nokia(All were Symbian). Bt my last 3 phone... more
Out of all the Android phones available you picked one of the worst! Then you had the nerve to compare it with the N8.
I haven't laughed so much in ages. You're a funny guy.
All the best.
Ya...I was a blind Nokia lover and used minimum 13 Nokia(All were Symbian). Bt my last 3 phones were Android,sad to say I felt beter in Android than Symbian. I have used Xperia X10 mini & mini pro, Galaxy mini. And right now using Xperia X10i. And damn sure its 10 times better thn N8. 1st thing Symbian is slower thn Android. My X10i got 1GHz speed and N8 got 600+
And gaming xperience is awesm in android thn Symbian. I got a 4" capacitive display in 480 X 854 resulotion, other hand N8 got 3.5".And a lot of lacking like low RAM in N8. Jst 1 thing better thn X10i is 12MP camera in N8 and 16GB built in memory. I was going to buy N8, bt sm frnds & N8 users told me nt to buy tht, its jst sucks according to their opinion.Thn I bought this Xperia X10i. Even I saw some N8 owner offering me xchange with their brand new N8!! So wht does it prove?Even I've heard a N8 user told "Dnt throw ur money in water by purchasing N8"
So according to price and features my X10i is better thn N8.
Suhanoo, 23 Oct 2011Thank you for your approval. I am greatful that you liked my review, it was worth the time spe... moreU r right. I used a N73 previously n was fade up with "MEMORY FULL CLOSE SOME APPLICATION".
When I bought N8, One thing I wished not to see that MSG again in my N8. BUT N8's RAM is such low, that in normal standby mode with some background apps running it shows 140 Mb used leaving 90 MB for others.
I used OPERA MOBILE & tried to open around 10 tabs in it & the result is as it crossed its limit, it simply closed Opera Mobile automatically. So i Just got a sneek-peek I SHOULD NT DRAG my N8 other wise I may get the same msg "MEMORYFULL".
I love N8 but angry on NOKIA for giving such a redundant RAM to this GREATest symbian phone of all times.
Suhanoo, 23 Oct 2011Thank you for your approval. I am greatful that you liked my review, it was worth the time spe... more@ Suhanoo
Rooting in Android allows the user to have "root" access to the operating system. This is necessary if you want to be able to perform certain tasks, like backing up your applications and installing certain apps from the market like Adblocker.
Once you've read and understood the instructions the whole process of rooting will take literally 30 seconds to complete.
All the best.
symbian fan, 22 Oct 2011hey men you rocks :-) . great reviews , but you forget something how about multitaking ? how a... moreThank you for your approval. I am greatful that you liked my review, it was worth the time spend. Now, back to your questions. I don't know what "rooting" is in Android. I am not a computer geek. But I consider myself as moderately advance level user. I know at least those things which I need to know to smoothly explore and grab out as much as possible from my gadgets. I played NFS Shift, Golf 2011 HD, Angry Birds, Galaxy On Fire etc in N8, played Angry Birds, Angry Birds Season in S2. To tell you the truth, I didn't like the concept of Angry Birds. It is a "touch centric" game, not a "gyro-centric" game like Galaxy On Fire. I stopped playing my half way done NFS Shift after I started playing Galaxy On Fire. The concepts of Nokia games are better than Android's (my opinion). But I heard that "creed" is one game in Android that you'll fall in love to (never had the chance to play though). Symbian is known for it's multitasking from late 90's. Android became a semi-multitasker from 2.2 (Froyo) & full multitasker from 2.3 (Gingerbread). Having a powerful processor & great amount of RAM does have its benefits as it helps S2 to run smoothly no matter how much you put into it. My S2 shows 837MB of RAM & uses around 450MB of RAM used from the above (by the widgets & OS). When I run some heavy applications (mozilla, Gallery - full of pics & videos in 32GB SDcard, Polaris Office, Google Maps, Vlingo, Market etc) simultaneously, my S2 doesn't show any sign of being tired (except for the battery, I guess). But I can assure you that N8 will not run a lot of applications while running GMaps only. To get the performance from N8, you'll need to always close heavy applications from your Task Manager. Though multitasker, N8's greatest drawback is it's RAM. I think it's processor is fast enough for all the trouble it takes, but the RAM killed everything appealing in N8. By no means N8 is a heavy multitasker. I don't use VOIP as it needs unlimited internet connection (which I don't have), so I can't tell you about that. But one thing I can say, in N8, the sound from the other end in voice calls are louder than in S2, so is the same in loud speaker (N8's ringer is louder & could make me wake up from sleep, but S2's can't). I hope these will help with your queries. Please feel free if I failed make you understand any point(s).
Suhanoo, 23 Oct 2011Thank you for the compliment. I would also like to add a few more lines. People say that S2 ca... more @ Suhanoo.
According to page 112 of the user manual you can connect the SGS2 to a PC in mass storage mode.
"In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings
→ Wireless and network → USB utilities → Connect
storage to PC.
3 Select OK to confirm (if necessary).
4 Using a PC data cable, connect the multifunction jack on
your device to a PC.
5 When connected, select Connect USB storage.
6 Select OK to confirm (if necessary).
7 Open the folder to view files.
8 Copy files from the PC to the memory card.
9 When you are finished, select Disconnect storage from
All the best.
go to nearest nokia care centre for symbian anna upgrade .. It is free of cost and symbian anna is very fast ..
i may add to my last post, about samsung and HTC. have a look at the forums, the users are ALWAYS asking "when will gingerspread b available for my HTC, when will Rice Scream Sandwich be available for my samsung". See, they dont want to fix the problems, they bwant the newest and they want useless apps. Even when the early version of HTC Desire Z and HD had serious problems in 2.2, the android fans didnt care, they where too busy with the rumors of Gingerspread.
this is the android user mentality. More regular users who are not so technical often have bad meetings with android, my sister sold both her HTC and LG, they are not good enough for regular users. This is where we have to admit that iphone beats both android and symbian, iphone is really the best for most non-tech ppl who want advanced units.
Suhanoo, 23 Oct 2011This is the difference between Nokia Fanboys & Android fanboys. You'll remember I posted a... morei had android for 11 months and hate it more all the time. But Androids shortcomings doesnt make N8 a good fone. N900 has till now been the only good Nokia, and finally now N9 is available, and thats what im buying as soon as the 64GB version is in stock here again.
Anyway, lets not blame Android for shortcomings found on some Samsung (and HTC). AS you mention with the SGS2 and mass storage, thats not a problem for android but for samsung. And the lagging and poor multitasking on HTC is caused by HTC Sense, and not by Android. Sony Ericsson Android fones actually work quite well.
Androids native problem is that its too rough and unpolished, no manufacturer has tried to adress the bugs and problems, they are too busy shoveling out new versions and new functionality, this way Android will never be completed, it will always stay in Beta.
This is the difference between Nokia Fanboys & Android fanboys. You'll remember I posted a comparison on S2 & N8 here. You'll note that I pulled out both pros & cons of both the phones. Nokia page still have it. And people are even thanking me for putting an unbiased review (where N8 came lower than S2 most of the time). I put the same review in S2 page & guess what, it is not there anymore. Maybe they have reported it & made it delete as I said cons about S2. I feel sorry for them. Nokia lovers are accepting the facts, but Android lovers are arogant and they even don't wanna hear anything bad about their android (maybe because they know Android can never beat Symbian). Seriously, Androids are small PDAs with calling facilities, but they can never ever become a phone. Believe me, after this post a few Android fanboys will start arguing to prove some stupidity.
N8 and me, 22 Oct 2011hi, suhanoo u have given a unbiased comparision. Great job.
I would like to add something mor... moreThank you for the compliment. I would also like to add a few more lines. People say that S2 can play any file formats for video, but it can't. I gave it .dat file, but it couldn't play. It also failed to play some other file format, I don't remember which one. One other thing, I can't connect my S2 with the PC in Mass Storage mode (it doesn't have any). But maybe I'll need to download third party software for that. But that is where my problem lies. Why would I need to download simple basic softwares? Then why do Android fanboys keep on complaining about N9's shortcomings? Please Android fanboys, answer.