[deleted post]Yes I agree with you samsung produces dfctive amoled, this reason n8 had reddsh purple, brownish purple display, but this issue will start last december2010 why nokia not react immediate action to confront the samsung mnufacturer of amoled?, and why samsung not give official statement regardn crappy amoled?
sun, 16 Mar 2011Guys by reading all problems i feel myself committed big mistake of buying n8 instead i should... moreThere might be something about your proximity sensor. It could be that something is wrong with the proximity sensor causing the phone screen to stay on and you may not have noticed it and it activates the speaker mode when it touches your face.
There are others experiencing the same problem and you are not alone.
[deleted post]You can't buy a phone without a samsung component inside it. LOL. Nokia N8's screen, processor and internal flash memory is manufactured by samsung. They are supergiant in electronics world and every company uses at least one samsung product in their final products. Like AMOLED screens in HTC or A4 processor in iPhone. haha.
rdca, 16 Mar 2011My observation on my n8,
My n8 its shown dark brown in analog clock in the dark place, but ... moreIt's been speculated that the defect appears to be faulty drivers of the screen. Your problem seems to be caused by the light sensor of the phone. Have you tried to load the test images on tv out/hdmi out? It should display the proper color on your tv. Load the test image in the gallery and connect your N8 to your tv. It should show the test image in its proper color while appearing purplish on your N8.
Nokia already admitted the defect. Tell your local NC to look for the bulletin on the data base. It is not emailed to each NC as far as I know and they have to search for the bulletin themselves on the data base.
I spoke to the head of NC in Greenhills over the phone last week and he seems to be clueless about the issue. He never repplied to my follow-up text message.
AnonD-2869, 16 Mar 2011Thanks for your support,me,my two other cousins,and my other friend, has bought dark grey,oran... moreGuys by reading all problems i feel myself committed big mistake of buying n8 instead i should have gone for galaxy tab or i pad,,,,,,,,every day new problem comes for me new problem is while talking automatic speaker gets on,,,,,,,any solution ,,,,..
AnonD-1082, 16 Mar 2011Here is a direct link to his post. Nokia was trying to cover up the purple screen defect by ba... moreI have this phone and it don' t any problem like that mine was order from amazon.com 03/08/2011 and it is made in finland.
AnonD-1082, 15 Mar 2011Everything up to this point are just speculations we don't really know what went wrong. If you... moreMy observation on my n8,
My n8 its shown dark brown in analog clock in the dark place, but in morning not shown this is look pure black but when I go in the dark place again dark brown will bck again. what wrong? Why in dark place is always appear this brownish color even watch movie in dark area its always appear , but if out in dark the brownish will disappear.. What do you think? The major problem? Hardware?amoled? firmware?
AnonD-3469, 15 Mar 2011My phone is dark grey, very nice color for me, it is something like a dark BMW M3, powerful an... moreThanks for your support,me,my two other cousins,and my other friend, has bought dark grey,orange,blue, and silver. ALl are lovely,no defective at all. Very cool phone. I am just loving it man,cos it is a great phone,great hardware which I can play ip games and apps,superb,all d others were happy too. Cheers......let me play more with it for now :)
AnonD-1082, 16 Mar 2011What's appaling is the way Nokia handled the situation. Nokiausers.net forum member Buxz777 wa... moreHere is a direct link to his post. Nokia was trying to cover up the purple screen defect by banning buzx777, who tried to start out some threads on the official Nokia forums about the defect. So much for Nokia's world class service.
Pre-historic, 16 Mar 2011The admission of Nokia of defects is good BUT IT DOESN'T JUSTIFY it. Before releasing their pr... moreWhat's appaling is the way Nokia handled the situation. Nokiausers.net forum member Buxz777 was banned several times at the official Nokia forums for starting out some threads about the purple screen defect. After getting banned a few times, he was able to get ahold of somebody up there and he was unbanned and was able to post his thread. Nokia was trying to cover up the defect at first but buxz777 made a lot of noise about the issue and was ultimately able to get Nokia's attention.
5th post from the top. buzx777 was banned for posting a thread with a poll on how many N8s were defective.
Below are excerpts from from CEO STEPHEN ELOP based on GSMARENA Article dated Feb. 09,2011--SAD BUT TRUE. Nokia bridge is falling down.
"...Consumer preference for Nokia declined worldwide. In the UK, our brand preference has slipped to 20 percent, which is 8 percent lower than last year. That means only 1 out of 5 people in the UK prefer Nokia to other brands. It's also down in the other markets, which are traditionally our strongholds: Russia, Germany, Indonesia, UAE, and on and on and on.
How did we get to this point? Why did we fall behind when the world around us evolved?
This is what I have been trying to understand. I believe at least some of it has been due to our attitude inside Nokia. We poured gasoline on our own burning platform. I believe we have lacked accountability and leadership to align and direct the company through these disruptive times. We had a series of misses. We haven't been delivering innovation fast enough. We're not collaborating internally.
Nokia, our platform is burning."
kankuzu, 16 Mar 2011hello 2 all, about n8 problem..i heard that the first model is the problem one,but after probl... moreThe first batch of N8s have the overheating motherboard problem and now we are dealing with the purple screen defect. You are lucky to get a perfect unit but a lot of defective units are still in the wild and Nokia should do a recall to prevent the public from getting a defective unit.
hello 2 all, about n8 problem..i heard that the first model is the problem one,but after problem appear nokia fix this problem,and now all problem is gone...i'm now using second edition n8,it ok...
AnonD-1082, 15 Mar 2011Everything up to this point are just speculations we don't really know what went wrong. If you... moreThe admission of Nokia of defects is good BUT IT DOESN'T JUSTIFY it. Before releasing their products, it should have been thoroughly tested. It seems they just approve the shipments of phones without the thorough testing, or management says so to approve the phones regardless if it has defects. Is that just for the money? Oh shame. Don't you think that's abusing Nokia fanatics of their trust? Nokia users who bought their phones should receive the same value for what they paid for. This is an expensive phone, just to realize defects exist in this phone. This is BRAND NEW, defective phones as BRAND NEW means defects were made during PRODUCTION, and still they shipped the faulty products. How many years more Nokia? another 10years of faulty products?
chester, 15 Mar 2011Even if I don’t support their strategy,I can proudly say Nokia & M$ partnership will not f... morePartnering with Microsoft for a new OS line up only means SYMBIAN phones are Pre-historic phones, it has many faults and complaints. If SYMBIAN is the best OS, using your common sense, you will know that it should not be changed. But Nokia is already replacing it.
am using n8 since 24th october 2010
thats nearly six month now
never hanged never restarted with no purple display
i must admit its a perfect device
took thousands of terrific photos and amazing HD videos and when it comes to functionability nothing is better than Symbian^3
As a phone its perfect crystall clear in call voice loud and crisp
sometimes i wish it got eyecandy UI as Android or Ios sometimes i think to switch to Samsung galaxy S ... but i stick to the N8 its really the All in one device
if anyone wanna any explanaation just ask
am the Dean of the N8 in this forum !!
AnonD-3469, 15 Mar 2011My phone is dark grey, very nice color for me, it is something like a dark BMW M3, powerful an... moreMine too is grey and is a real beautiful piece of Hardware!! everybody love the way it screams im cooler than ur Ruberized Iphone !!