Hi. Got my N8 for about a month now. My 1st touch screen and 1st Nokia since the 3210 (long time ago when still plain black and white screens). Have been using Sony Ericsson ever since but bought N8 'cos of camera and features.
Very happy with it. Fantastic pics from camera - can zoom right in and still very clear (haven't used night shots much). Very responsive touch screen but predictive text can be a pain.
Web browsing ok, but prefered my old SE.
Ovi store ok, but good applications can be pricey (here in South Africa).
No purple screen on mine and build quality seems good.
When I tried the headphones that came with the phone - great sound (though I wish that the phone had stereo speakers), couldn't get the music player buttons on them to work. Have since updated the phone via the ovi store (+-172mb) but haven't tried the headphones again.
All in all, I recommend the N8. It does all I wanted it to do and more.
I was actually waiting for the Motorola Milestone 2 to be released in SA, but there was no word on it's arrival and I couldn't wait, so I got the N8. At least there won't be any problems as N8 has no slider mechanism.
Nokia N8 = 8.9 / 10 (marked down for Ovi apps, browser and no stereo speakers on phone)
And I don't want to get involved in debates / arguments over purple screen and Symbian being a dead platform - when tomorrow comes I will deal with it and upgrade when N8 has served it's useful life with me.
Nokia Pleased People of the world will waiting officiall statement.. Hurry up...
I purchased this phone from nokia uk. i took pictures the 1st few days and they where beyond crap! i wanted to return the phone.. lol, but then i realized that i had not removed the protective sticker on the camera because i had the silicone case on it. after that? pictures are amazing and the phone itself as well.
Well, I am pretty happy with the software versatility, as in, before i bought this phone i looked at all other high end phones on the market. droids in my opinion are all just droids, now there is very minimal variance between brands its just a sea of droids, in terms of ui there is no phone like mine out of the millions because i have been able to personalize the phone vastly with themes, home-screen apps such as spb and grid which are so cool. My phone is very easy for me to use and when i want to it can be so personalized that my peers have no idea how to do simple tasks as make a simple call. which i think is a very astonishing feature. i mean a phone should adopt to you not vice versus.
Multi tasking is top notch!
email notifications are always on point, i am able to view them as they are. the flash support on the browser is amazing can watch any video on the internet.
computer syncing is very useful, usb on the go brilliant.
Well there a many features on the pone and enough useful apps. ovi is inferior to app store and the droid store but it still has all the useful apps you may need.
the problems i have faced on this device though, no default browser text re-flow, the portrait key board covers the whole screen. I have not found a dedicated youtube app like the cnn live app even though the youtube on the phone is still functional i would prefer a dedicated one like on the n97. Battery life is not bad, compared to the i phone 4 which my brother uses, i charge my phone less often and i do not have an ipod like him cause i use my phone and the gps on it all the time but it still lasts longer.
Any way, i don't have a job to review devices if i did i would give you all the full details so you may make a definite decision about getting this device however in conclusion, i think its a very good phone and its the best for me at the moment on the market just a bit more development on the browser and typing otherwise, i am satisfied and having looked at other devices 1st hand i think i would be missing out if i did not get one. at the end of the day its all up to your priority's as the user weather you looking for eye candy and simplicity or if you looking for a working customizable device with all the fictions you need apart from bbm which u can get on a cheap phone.
N8 mods have been updated to v6.00.
Download from http://geekifysymbian.blogspot.com/
Install mod #24 to get rid of purple screen problem
its nice that the battery is not seen good idea for not change from the seller
Bad phone, with even worst support.
Never again will I buy a Nokia Device.
Its a great phone and after so much comparisons i found this phone to be the best.. have purchased it in october only; 2 days after its being in market and m just loving it...
the problem of the display are real i am from south africa and i have the same problem.
my name, 18 Mar 2011i think nokia should release non amoled vertion, lcd with cbd perhaps. just make it a bit chea... moreYes Your Right,, I hope will fixed this PR 2.0 but nokia ignored this issue, :-(
its my second nokia and i'm as happy as can be with mine . i have it for 4 months now and only froze 3 time because to much apps were open. i hated touch screens but my N8 screen is a dream. ovi ain't that bad. Thx Nokia
mcb x, 18 Mar 2011iphone4,nokia e7 or nokia n8 is better? e7 or n8 has a better video?Iphone 4 is the best among them, but personally I would rather have an N8. The difference in the video recording of N8 and E7 is: N8 has special video zoom, which allows you to zoom up to 3x without deterioration of video quality. The E7 has no zoom, but has dual led flash for video light which the N8 lacks.
[deleted post]Here. Help yourself and read the horror stories of people affected by the problem. The N8 and C7 are affected and people at Nokia Care are downplaying the issue even after Nokia acknowledged the defect and released a bulletin.
79 pages long of complaints and anguish and you fanboys are still dennying it. Nokia messed up here amd they acknowledged the defect but the Nokia Care centers are still unhelpful despite the internal bulletin about the defect.
Just because you never experience or have it doesn't mean a thing. The purple defect is real and people worldwide are noticing.
rdca, 17 Mar 2011Samsung suck, they sell dfctive amoled to fall down nokia campany, pleased nokia resolved it i... morei think nokia should release non amoled vertion, lcd with cbd perhaps. just make it a bit cheaper then it will boost up sales. a new colour option is welcome (maroon, dark green)
it supports most of t format......touch was superb.......can't beat its clarity.........but only probs is symbian
until now i still don't know what were some kind of people talking about & complaint about!
i bought Nokia N8 3 months ago and it works like a workhorse:
no display problem
no battery problem
no others smartphone such as iphone 3gs or 4 can be compared!
[deleted post]could you please upload a photo of it.., help me from getting a faulty with purplish display