Carol, 31 May 2014Yup, i don,t have it, i just have nothing better to do but talking about a phone i don,t owe. ... moreThe only thing that's really bothering me the most ad really annoying is the volume rocker probs that u hev that certainly i wouldn't wanna hev. Maybe 1020s have softer buttons coz the 820s are stiffs. U never mentioned if u had updated ur phone to 8.1, too. So maybe some probs will b gone if u updated. Except of course for the scratched screen. It actually took me two weeks to finally update after having it coz i was trying to get used to wp and even asked daniel, the one cfw maker of symbian if i could use phoenix to update wp same as symbian. He also has a 1020 as u do. I just made sure i could roll back to 8.0 if the dev update would gone totally wrong. I wasn't even sure i'd use cortana coz was afraid i would brick the phone but daniel said it was cool. No worries. Now u just have to go to windows store, and it's awesome coz they named it Files as in symbian's. It's ms' official file manager app. U should really have it now. Gotta go for now.
Anyway, let,s go further with the so called small review.
Still on the negative side (and maybe the last negative): Power button is dumb to. This should be definetly changed. If you keep it pressed more then 2 seconds egal if the sereen is locked the option to turn it off appears.BAD, Verry BAD. I turned it of twice by mistake. Fix? Just disable it in lock screen or put some more seconds to that freaqin, option. Anyway i started to get used with this and trying to avoid the buttons as much as i can. Another thing that with symbian i never head. There are some others but now i can,t remember, that probably means that are not that important or bad.
Heaving: As i first said, it,s hardware is just mindblowing, this boy is a monster. Camera, yup, beats n8,s one (some say, not quite cause of the color saturation and also the focuse, cause sometimes can be quite tricky to use, some users complaining about landscspe shots and focus). 2. It gets you reed of shazam and neo readers or code readers, also you get an interesting translator only by taking a pic of the writing. How? Just pressing the button on the right, the button all said is useless i find quite usefull and i love it,s integrated functions. So, entering search mode the pressing on the eye down there (vision) will open tge code bar reader, neo or translator, all in one you decide what you want it to see, he will pic automaticaly what it does. For all this functions you need internet. Also there is another screen button (a musical note) that will bring you the listener. Which is quite fast in listening and also quite accurate to find what is singing and is free to. Goodbye shazam.
Internet? Fast, really fast. Now i just find my self turning the pc on more rarely to never per day (of clurse when i need yo see just small stuff. Not that is not fast enough, but a pc and it,s keybord is a pc. Also i like the way the tasks can be closed in wp8.1 just drag the tasks dow the screed and they will be closed (i love swiping). Feels allot like windows 8 desktop edition. I love the live titles, especially now, that are transparent. Till now other stuff i couldnt find. Is fast, this is all i can praise about. Do i like it? Am i frustrated with it. Yes and no, maybe sometimes when trying to do some serios backup and file sharing. Cause this are the most i,m missing in it. Windows phone got really far right now, i read allot of complains that are fixed with every update and 8.1 feels like is starting to become a rral system. Though not complete, am still waiting to deliver. Overall, if you want nokia hardware you can go for a lumia, overall is a good experience. If you want serios system customization and don,t care abou hardware to much. Android is your only chance. Is the only one delivering at least some parts symbian is capable of. While windows is way more stable the android. So, it all dependz of you. What is clear is the Symbian is stll the king and could be even more greater now if people would just stress to learn it a bit. When commes to privacy, with wp i,m gone the drain of exposi,g, even though is not that harsh as android, is still there. And i don,t like it. But, what can i say? Should i go back to normal phones? Maybe i will, in future, nevdr know. Now am just learning to enjoy this masterpiece.:)
AnonD-92342, 31 May 2014i'm starting to wonder y u even bought a windows phone when u already know how it runs what wi... moreYup, i don,t have it, i just have nothing better to do but talking about a phone i don,t owe. I bought this cause was the only one i could find in stores with the name nokia and 41 mpx. Also, i bought this cause i cannot aford and don,t want to pay so much money at once. So i,m paying everymonth 27 euros, 18 months. Now, let,s see. First of all i promised i will take it and compare it to symbian and this is what i have done. And if you don,t have the same issues with it, much likely you don,t owe a wp device or don,t know symbian devices at all. Anyway, please do tell me which is that file manager you talk about that looks like symbian,s x-plore and works like it to. I,m opened to everything. As for knowing the system work. Of corse i know, i owe it since last 3 weeks. And yes, my freaquin screen is scratched and doesn,t have just one scratch. Same happened to those from pocketnow and i didn,t believed them. Apparently the scratches are on the oleophobic coating, they say. I don,t care, is still scratched, and i don,t like it.
Carol, 29 May 2014So, as i promised. Small review made by me, after 10 years of Symbian, Nokia 1020 first phone ... morei'm starting to wonder y u even bought a windows phone when u already know how it runs what with all the reviews from the web and youtube. Y didn't u just get the 808? What was the main difference that u chose to buy the 1020 over the 808? I have been using a second hand lumia 820 for a month now. Much of what u whine about doesn't happen to my 820. And u already know it doesn't have usb on the go before u bought it. Just now, there's an awesome file manager released by windows and i just got it and it's a llt like symbian's. Yes, the multitasking will never b as good as symbian's but at least u can say android and ios doesn't have it, too. And the glass has a scratch already?? It's corning glass like the one on my unscratchable 808. I'm not very good in handling my n8 and even the 808 but they never have scratches. What did u do to have that scratch already? Don't take this much personally, we're just comparing notes.
MdN8, 29 May 2014Yes. You do. :-)So, as i promised. Small review made by me, after 10 years of Symbian, Nokia 1020 first phone i have to pay for with other platform.
The device just looks great feels great, is just a masterpiece. But, i don'T know how come, my screen already got scratched (am quite pissed about that), not something to pup in your eyes but, something that tells me i need to buy a cover (I HATE COVERS). This is all about external hardware.
System is without lag, is just fast. Unfortunately battery sucks, big time, i mean, maybe an Android user will be pleased with one day of use, i'm not. In standby doesn't eat more then 1% per 5 hours but just using the device you can see battery drain like a glass of bear. 15% in just one hour while just playing in settings and stuff (no net, no big light on screen, no games). With my usage i can't get more then 23 hours from it. Funny is that consumes more when just zapping through menu then making calls.
Missing: Coming from N8 and Symbian, it's quite 'dumb' sort of saying. But not something really really bad. TRUE MULTITASKING (while has one good enough, leaving an app and returning back to it will not give you the true multitasking feeling, is more like a shortcut saved in RAM, cause every time you come back, it's reloading (keep in mind, not all apps are doing so, mostly is the browser). Not that ios or android are better. This are just children in front of Symbian multitasking. No usb on the go. No Profiles (i miss profiles ALLOT, SItuations was one of my fav. app for profiles), in this area windows phone really is bad, i don't know others but coming to profiles SYMBIAN RULES...again. That volume rocker is dumb and some times you can find your self in a situation when you don't here your phone ringing cause you accidental pressed it and the whole ringing system has gone mute. In wp 8.1 is the same, is just that you are able to lower apps sound without affecting the ringing system anymore. So, imagine how worse before was...This is a matter of lacking the freaqin profiles. No battery full sound. No battery charging light. No folders, no possibility to hide apps you don't use or even organize them in menu. More then 30 apps will be a total chaos. File sharing via bluetooth limited and dumb, you have to tur on bluetooth to be able to send files through it, otherwise the option will not show up in sending menu. Unable to put a name on your bluetooth. So more wp devices near you will be another chaos cause all of them will be called Windows Phone (only way to solve this is to rename your whole device via PC when pluging the device via usb). Can't backup contacts in the device, no real backup at all. What backs up, backs up chaotically. So i can't call that a backup, but more like a cloud sync. No file manager, i miss my x-plore. There are managers that can be found in store. But i can call them more then uselessssss. Of course, this is cause of the system and not cause of the app it self. Other will be coming soon... Of course, there are good stuf to:).
ylexx, 29 May 2014is a trialbandAvailable networks:
- HSDPA (Pentaband) HSUPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
- Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Suvham, 28 May 2014Hi I'm going to buy N8. I have never used a Symbian phones so I would like some details about ... moreSigned apps have some kind of developer's certificate which can't be faked on unsigned apps. You can install signed apps if the phone isn't hacked. But for unsigned apps phone needs to be hacked, it's simple and not dangerous.
Internal storage is 16GB and to the user a little less is available, around 15. You can install apps and themes on it, even on memory card if you want.
As for video, N8 can record and play mp4 videos in HD, graphics card is really good, but some formats and bitrates might not work.
I hope this helps. ;-)
sravana kumar, 26 May 2014I am using this phone from past 3 years, but it's useless. my suggestion is don't go for this... moreyou enjoyed this gadget for as long as three good years ,but today you are calling it useless, my friend you are ungrateful person or are you trollin .
i have solved av tv out problem. only video out possible sound does not. here are the procces. in tv out cable like 75u.. at 3.5 mm jack side u found four contect only no three contect are for video out all other must be common. and u will find tv out working. i hope u understande. sorry for poor english.
Hi I'm going to buy N8. I have never used a Symbian phones so I would like some details about it.
1. What is the difference between a signed app and an unsigned app? Can I install signed applications without hacking the N8?
2. What is the available internal storage in N8?
3. Is it possible to play full HD videos in N8?
Any help would be appreciated.
Anonymous, 26 May 2014my n8 is taking 2 hours to charge (with 2g on and brightness minimum) and lasts for about 30 h... moreRecently i replaced my charger with a charger of lumia, which is to be plugged in the usb slot, at the left of N8. I can say, now my N8 gets charged with lightening speed. No issues at all. It takes max an hour to charge from 0% to 100%. So, i recommend u a usb universal original Nokia charger, then u wont have any issues which u are facing just now.
can i use 5V USB charger for n8?will it affect battery performance and life?pls hlp me frnds...
Anonymous, 26 May 2014the only reason i am still using nokia N8 is because of its FM transmitter. no other reason.Me too. It however recently stopped registering the SIM card-SIM card registration failed- and stopped making/receiving calls,or texting, I can still do everything else including using the FM transmitter. It's so cool to be able to play music in my car straight from my phone.
Anonymous, 25 May 2014i've relished the experience of using my n8 its been a wao but.....my video is not showing sub... moreI'll try to find something... I'm usually watching things in my language or in English and I never needed subtitles, but there has to be a way to display them.
the only reason i am still using nokia N8 is because of its FM transmitter. no other reason.