NOKIA N8: here in the Philippines cost: 18,000p
Always remember that there will be no perfect mobile phone to be released by NOKIA because its business no to make it perfect.
A Mobile will be A Mobile.
I'm using my N8 as a digicam only because its portable than bringing Sony Digicams with me, and using a Nokia E6 which I regret that I bought and the best phone I'd love is Nokia E72...Best phone and battery,,,
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2011i've got my n8 for about a year now, at time of purchase it's the best hardware and specs that... moreDude, same here and I totally agree with you
Even though I have an iphone 4 too, as an overall phone the N8 is much better though the browsing experience on the iphone is way better and gaming also.
And to sammy trolls:
We all know SGS2 is newer and has 4 times the RAM and Processing power of N8 but what's the use if it has only 1/4th of its battery backup LOL!!
I could maybe use both my phones for more than 3 years.
Samsung can never reach Apple's or Nokia's build and quality... In 3 years SGS2 will be Crap let alone Scrap...
i've got my n8 for about a year now, at time of purchase it's the best hardware and specs that i required and the best value for money mobile phone. a year later it's just as good as when i first got it actually it's even better now that i've got nokia drop.
main reason i bought it because 1)good clarity phone calls, email and sms (for work). 2)plays almost all video formats, fast mobile internet via opra and great music player. 3)free GPS for life (maps are up to date here in Australia) have used over 100 times and works better than stand alone GPS units. 4)awesome camera, also have found better than some stand alone units. 5)for me battery life is very good, heavy use every day. eg playing warspear online game via 3g full to empty about 4 to 4.5 hours straight/background email sync every 5mins for 2 email accounts.
with cpu and ram size, i find it sufficient for what it is and the price of phone. with all my background apps running (eg email sync every 5min, nokia bubble etc....) i find the phone doesn't lag that much and it only lags when i use a big app eg gallery pics loading (i have over 2000 pics on my phone) but besides that phone is perfect.
a little advice to make the best use of your n8, i suggest when comes to charging only charge when below 20%, also as low amount of ram i suggest restart every 2 days.
well what can i say about n8? i sold my n8 and bought samsung galaxy i9003,. but the truth.. am not satisfied with the camera of samsung. that is why and selling my
samsung and trying to buy n8 AGAIN... and AGAIN... nothing compare to n8.. i dont know if iphone4 is good in camera.. if its so.. then i shall sell my n8 again and buy iphone4. hehhehe and if not satisfied in iphone4.. again,,, n8 again... hehehe
[deleted post]im not a troll bro, im a nokia n8 owner....
and why on earth do you think im a troll???
dbrijwasi1993..., 20 Sep 2011it is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but ... moreI have to really desagree with there, symbian belle isnt at all bad like you say it is smooth fast and gets done what it needs too without fail, it has inproved so much....
I was going to go android if nokia didnt rectifi the problem that symbian had but belle has done that with a revolutionary new user interface...
one of my friend buy samsung galaxy 2 and me i have my n8...yes indeed that sg2 is more interesting when it comes to its applications because its android..but n8 provides my needs...when it comes to cameras, sms, touch screen (not so bad) and a lot more...and besides sg2 is out of my league.. mush expensive than n8...good luck
dbrijwasi1993..., 20 Sep 2011it is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but ... moreshow us some eg where belle lacks in front of android. Belle is soo fluid like its running on dual core. who needs mobile like sgs2 which cant even go more than 14hrs in idle??? Its waste. completely waste!!
dbrijwasi1993..., 20 Sep 2011it is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but ... moreJust to share some ideas, SG2 is indeed a great phone, but when it comes to video recording I (key word I) still prefer the n8 because of the stereo recording capabilities whereas SG2 records mono. Other things that makes n8 a better choice for some people are GPS, fm transmitter (which I barely use, I admit), and the fact that n8 is a pentaband phone. Honestly, if I didn´t have to travel frequently abroad, and if I had a contract with internet I would choose Sg2, but as I use my phone prepaid, and I travel quite often changing sim cards, the n8 is still the best option for me.
Regarding lags and software issues, so far no big issues at all, the phone does what it is supposed to do and quite well.
Have a nice day!
martin132014, 19 Sep 2011u got to be kidding me..all ur comment are contradiction to the truth..symbian is the one will... moreI also wonder why you are in N8 session and trolling all around.......hmmmmm
dbrijwasi1993..., 20 Sep 2011it is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but ... moreI think this guy will critisize sgs2 or sgs3 when he/she found somebody from somewhere come out with new actractive & effecient OS which can perform inutiative UI. Even that very low requirement. So called tech junkies ...
dbrijwasi1993..., 20 Sep 2011it is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but ... moreWhat is it you try to prove here? Every n8 owner knows s2 is faster,newer,got more apps from android store.
But we like our phone. Like the camera, gps, built quality etc. We like symbian because we r used to it, so what if it lags a little?
ur comment is hurting other people
dbrijwasi1993..., 20 Sep 2011it is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but ... moreDear. I can't understand what you want to have in your pocket, what is the basic purpose of having mobile? making call,sms,emails and a few notes utilizing your spare time by listening music or watching videos and surfing net. and the key feature is camera a portable and good quality camera. because you can't take a handy cam or digital cam all the time in your pocket but a mobile. so if a mobile meets with all your requirements then why are you fighting here on os. whatever its android or Symbian both are here to operate a mobile. and it's true that all the latest os designed to compare other systems. but my dear if i am satisfied with old Symbian system then i will prefer Symbian because i am use to. so please stop fighting over android and Symbian. its Upto your wish whatever you choose. someone like camera and someone like to operate different apps on mobile. ok and the second thing is the price tag of mobile. what you want to have in your pocket? a mobile who's price is actually same to a bike?. so please just share your experience with your mobile and stop criticizing.
Sorry for my words if it hurts u
Guys-esp dbrijwasi1993 and others of his ilk.It's high time that we have a fair and justifiable assessment of the N8 vis-a-vis the other Android handsets available in the market.We can fight it out as much as we possibly can but the million dollar question is that we must rate a mobile on the basis of how it satisfies our NEEDS, that we expect from a mobile.And everyone's criteria and NEEDS are different.Period.SG2 has a super duper screen, i haven't seen any other screen better than that.But at what price?SG2 costs 30k Indian Rs.My friends SG2 was rendered useless within a few days of purchasing due to a nasty virus he got by downloading some stupid Android app from the app market.!!N8 is just about 21k with the best camera available,HDMI,USB OTG.Believe me Carl Ziess optics are used in the Hubble Space Telescope and to get that on a phone is great.
Ray--One big Problem with N8 esp. the new lot is the purple tint.I got an N8 in Nov. 2010 with the perfect screen but it went dead in May 2011 and was replaced by the NCP.But the new one had the wretched purple tint problem!!!.I sent it again to the NCP but the problem was not addressed at all.Anyway,i won't bang my head too much over it as I'm happy that at-least my phone was replaced with a working phone.The purple tint problem is universal and for that Samsung itself is responsible for supplying defective screens to Nokia.That might be a deliberate attempt to scuttle competition as Samsung is THE biggest manufacturer of AMOLEDs in the world today.No wonder Apple and Samsung are mired in sticky lawsuits!!!
dbrijwasi1993--One question to you because i have no idea about it.Do you have any idea of the after sale service provided by Samsung?because i don't and it would be unfair on my part to criticize it without having any knowledge on this.My N8 was replaced as i said by Nokia within 8-10 working days.Which other company would do that?The new one i got has a universal problem plaguing it(the purple tint) and there was little Nokia can do in this.
I expect an honest answer...
sunny9692, 19 Sep 2011From which country u buy u r Sgs2? All sgs2 user complaing heating & battery backup proble... moreit is true that sgs2 has heating problem but is fixed after android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 update.but symbian belle also nowhere stands against android.nokia's outdated ovi store has many few applications compared to android marketfrom which most are worthless and useless.symbian is laggy platform compared to android.nokia n8 nowheree stands against sgs2.processor speed and ram of n8 is 680 mhz and 256mb which nowhere stands against 1.2ghz and 1gb ram of sgs2.why don't you take account of adobe flash player support in browser.and why don't you take in account the video recording capability mhich is 720p of n8 in 12mp but 1080p full HD of sgs2 in 8mp.and also notice the capability of multitasking in both.also n8 lags sometimes in pinch zooming but sgs2 not.also sgs2 has fast kinetic scrolling and good touch response in comparison to n8.also android has great customisation but symbian lags in this too.these things disappoint me.but nothing disappoint me in sgs2 except heating problem which is fixed after 2.3.4 update.but synbian even symbian belle nowhere stands against android.we have upcoming nokia n9 which has many great features.also some great than sgs2 but we have also upcoming sgs3 which is enough to beat upcoming nokia n9.please check the specs of sgs3 and you will be amazed.
its a fact that n8 can't rec0rd 1080p video n0 matter software update n0kia will do, its a hardware requirement. And for the belle, it really change my p0int of view when i feel the difference n0w. Belle is a must have upgrade for n8. Looking forward for m0re updates or impr0vements of belle.
Manu, 20 Sep 2011Nokia.....i have used many phones of nokia....symbian is not a good os....better nokia please ... morethey have got there own version now, its called symbian belle and it works really well on the nokia n8 with 680mhz cpu (leaked symbian belle)
Borat, 20 Sep 2011What are you talking about? It is well known that N8 will never have 1080p video recording bec... moreif they were to put 1080p in the nokia n8 with a firmwaer update it would surpass any other mobile video camera because off the much bigger sensor,
dont know what you are talking about bro....