I have 3 phones:
1. Nokia N8
2. Apple iPhone 4
3. Samsung Galaxy S II
I know it costs very high but each devices has its own feature: I like my Nokia N8 (3 months old) in terms of camera and music capabilities. Apple iPhone 4 (1 month old) for its good OS, UI and apps. And my Samsung Galaxy S for its great look, UI and OS.
For me there is no perfect phone this time. I'm a Symbian user for at least 7 years and 3 years for iOS and new to Android. I changed my devices everyear. PLEASE DON'T TRY TO COMPARE DIFFERENT COMPANIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUENESS.
Aaron, 14 Mar 2011At least, Android got everything right in 2011. And new features and updates keep coming and i... moregot everything right? My god mate, there is still so much to improve for android os. One for which is a folder management system. My bro has a galaxy s woth tons of apps in it and it is such a pain to wade through the apps in the just to find a specific app which i want to use.
How fast do you want the software updates to come? One each day?
sun, 14 Mar 2011Hi guys ,, very odd problem in my n8 is that while talking automatic speaker switching on,,,,... moreThis is becouse the touch screen activate the option as you hold the handset on your ear, just switch the screen lock before you put the hand set on your ear.
I have looked into soo many sites/forum and every where. I see each 98 out of 100 Nokia N8 users got the defective phones. They got the Nokia N8 phones which have defective or low-quality/expired/thrown-away screen. So I would recoment that, Please please postphone your plan to buy Nokia N8 till they start to put good screen. Else just follow up with Nokia service centre everyday & get frustrated by there irresponsible behaviour.
beware of n8 guys, i told u before. fanboys now are hating nokia n8.haha - concern citizen
AnonD-695, 14 Mar 2011well it took android a few years to get a proper bluetooth transfer and the ability to install... moreAt least, Android got everything right in 2011. And new features and updates keep coming and it just keeps getting better and better in time. Symbian, on the other hand, always fails to deliver in time. Add to that the fact that sooner, Symbian will be dead. And Nokia will be starting from scratch again. And most Nokia fanboys will be alienated. But I'm telling you now, there is no refuge for lost Nokia fanboys but Android.
Aaron, 14 Mar 2011Symbian^3 is the latest version of Symbian operating system. It is only a revamped S60v5 UI. S... morewell it took android a few years to get a proper bluetooth transfer and the ability to install apps into the memory card so whats the difference?
Btw symbian^3 is just a 'revamped s60v5 ui', is more than that. Symbian updates are slow? Even if they are, at least the people are gonna get it. Unlike some android devices left out in the cold because of canceled updates
[deleted post]oh dont be such a drama queen mate. I too an aware about other smartphone os out there. Like i said, symbian^3 is still new and the updates are just coming. Android 3.0 you say? Ok then tell me, have you even tried android 1.5 and 1.6? I can bet with you that you will say 'holy shit, android used to be this?!!'
how do you define how a smartphone os looks like? Does it have to contain loads of eye candy, so much that you will get an eye candy orgasm? If you ask me, iOS doesnt look like a smartphone os at all.
Dont get me wrong, android is good, but just not my cup of tea
AnonD-695, 14 Mar 2011i just dont get some people. Had you all stop for a moment to think that symbian^3 is still ne... moreSymbian^3 is the latest version of Symbian operating system. It is only a revamped S60v5 UI. Symbian^3 is an unfinished product. The reason for Nokia scrapping Symbian is now clear. They don't see any future with this operating system. As I've said, updates on Symbian are so slow. It takes forever to bring something new to the table. It just can't keep up with the competition anymore. Basic smartphone OS feature like portrait QWERTY keyboard should be present in the first place but still we're only yet to see its first appearance after 6 months of release. Nokia is about to ditch Symbian sooner than later and move to Windows Phone and turn itself into a hardware company because that's only where Nokia is good, making and designing hardware. They suck on software/OS development.
ralphie02, 14 Mar 2011i just hope you got a genuine phone from nokia, coz if u didnt then thats your fault....Of course my N8 is genuine. It is not on my mind to buy a fake Nokia phones. It came from the Nokia Care Bahrain already, but instead they show value for the customers complains & do severe actions, they just say its because of the theme that gives purple shades, which is really not convincing. As what I've post before, not all Nokia Care in the world is showing genuine & sincere care for the customers, the Nokia Care here in Bahrain is so poor when it comes to service. If anybody could offer me a 100% non-defect N8 made from & directly from Us or Finland, please let me know, I want to sell this N8 that is with me right now & buy new 100% no defect N8 from outside of Bahrain.
AnonD-695, 14 Mar 2011i just dont get some people. Had you all stop for a moment to think that symbian^3 is still ne... moreI used to be blinded by my Nokia fanboyism for so long that I easily dismissed Nokia's negligence, incommittment, and failure to deliver good user experience to their customers. But now, I've learned to open my eyes and look on the world around me. This world is so much nicer and better than the four corners of Nokia and Symbian fantasy world. I suggest that you watch the video review of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This is how the mobile operating system should be like in 2011. Symbian^3 looks very basic when compared to Android's Honeycomb or even to Gingerbread. Symbian^3 doesn't even look like a smartphone OS at all. Why don't you also look the world outside Nokia? Grass is indeed greener on the other side.
i just dont get some people. Had you all stop for a moment to think that symbian^3 is still new (note, this is symbian^3 im talking about here, not symbian)
i mean, look at android and ios at their early stages, they were pretty suckish too with many, many features missing at that time.
All symbian need is a new browser, new ui and better sosial network intergration. The rest are already as good they can get.
On an unrelated note, you guys should really try the qtranslate app. It comes with 48 languages and translates word pretty accurately. Just make sure you have qt 4.72
Got my N8 on Oct 23, 2010 at Nokia SM MOA. Was very satisfied with the functionality of the phone and its built. Four weeks ago i downloaded the game Text Twist and started playing it. Last week when my score was almost 100,000 the phone just hung. I tried several times to reset it but to no avail. Brought the phone to Nokia Care and they told me they can't handle such problem. It's now a Level 3 problem and they have to send it to Nokia for a possible replacement of the motherboard. This means i have to wait for two working weeks as advised, to get hold of my phone again!
I have nothing against Nokia phones, in fact i have used quite a number of their earlier models but to wait for two working weeks before i get back the phone is another thing. Why can't they just replace the unit since it's basically new.
AnonD-1124, 14 Mar 2011The purple screen issue only affects the clock screen saver for gods sake. It doesn't even sho... moreYou must've not yet seen an N8 with a perfect screen. It's miles better than most N8's with broken screens when placed next to each other. Colors are altered on broken screens. The analogue clock appears to be reddish/purple instead of dark grey. In some units, grey gradients are displayed as violet. It actually affects all colors without you noticing it. Just notice the "Web" icon on Midnight theme. On a normal screen it's blueish. On a broken screen it is displayed as greenish.
Atar_cool, 14 Mar 2011I sad nokia is the best phone manufacturer ever. Its best from the first time. But, there so m... moreLive wallpaper on Symbian? I don't think that's happening anytime soon. Or it will ever happen in a few years remaining on Symbian's lifetime. 'Cause updates on Symbian are so slow. It just takes forever to get something new. While Android is about to get Flash 10.2 already, Symbian^3 still doesn't even have a portrait QWERTY keyboard as of now.
Hi guys ,,
very odd problem in my n8 is that while talking automatic speaker switching on,,,,,,,,any solutions please reply thanks in advance.
I sad nokia is the best phone manufacturer ever. Its best from the first time. But, there so many negative opinion to attact nokia to the down. I have n8 and never be dissappointed of it. So good looking, so very good build, superb camera and video, etc, etc, etc. We can get almost everything we need on smartphone there. But I still have one wish. I hope that symbian^3 have living wallpaper too. So I wont need to say,'I wish i have and android too'. And I dont think its copying, as we know we already have living wallpaper on our pc. And if they still judge that, they will be ashamed themselves. As we know, we live in copying. We copying each other, and even almost our old to most recently and most advance technology are copying animal and nature capabilities. So dare us judge you copying and you copying? Why dont we all build this world together by competing positively? If you like some, dont blame other people who like some other. We have our own choices. Nobody is perpect, and so does the technololy.
AnonD-1124, 14 Mar 2011The purple screen issue only affects the clock screen saver for gods sake. It doesn't even sho... moreIt affects movies, pictures, and pretty much everything that's supposed to be dark colored appear as purple or reddish. This is not something that should be ignored. It should be replaced right on the spot.
Nokia should issue a public apology to its customers and do a recall.
Here's a thread at nokiausers.net. It's 74 pages long detailing the extent of the defect and it seems widespread. The defect affects anything that's supposed to be dark.