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.
The purple screen issue only affects the clock screen saver for gods sake. It doesn't even show in the photo gallerry and other places with loads of black like a black theme. You surely can't expect nokia to check every single aspect of every single phone before shipping. How much do the phones cost? They probably just switch on, bluetooth, wireless, battery, switch off. The error must have occurred in the manufacture on the displays themselves.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2011So what we will do now just keep quiet & enjoy the defects that was not came from the cust... morei just hope you got a genuine phone from nokia, coz if u didnt then thats your fault....
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2011So what we will do now just keep quiet & enjoy the defects that was not came from the cust... morewhy dont u chill for a minute and think about what i said in the first place. i only said that the hardware design was never that bad.
defects has nothing to do with hardware design as far as i am concerned. defects are pretty much manufacturing error. whatever happens during or after a phone is assembled has nothing to do with its design. maybe nokia did fail with their quality testing but that was never my point in the first place. i was solely referring to their hardware design.
as for the mishandling of shipment, i have no idea if thats what really happened. i was imply throwing that in as an example. i used it because whatever one phone experienced during a shipment was probably experienced by the others along with it. and since they usually ship in bulk, it might have affected a few hundreds or thousands which pretty much represents most of the people complaining. remember, only a fraction of consumers complain like you online so i think thats a pretty good estimate.
and lastly, i never said that you should stop complaining. heck if i were you id be calling customer service every day to get my replacement.ive had my n8 since october or november and i never had problems whatsover (besides a few lag every now and then....). considering im a uni student with no money i feel for you because id be very mad as well if i spent that much money and end up getting a defective unit.
Everyone company has gone upto dual core 1 Ghz processor,Nokia still sticking with less than 700 Mhz processor
The nokia N8 is such a bad phone. I have only had it for about one month and i have had to take it back three times. The camera on it is awesome and also the music player is good, but the software on it is so slow. Does anyone have an suggestions on what phone i should get, apart from the nokia N8.
I would like to give thanks to GSM Arena for being the best blog website when it comes to mobile phones.
GSM Arena, you are simply the best!!!
Can I ask some questions? Can somebody teach me how to automatically read the latest posts/comments in here without refreshing the blog spot from time to time? Same as after posting a comment? Thanks in advance!
could somebody pls help me cuz its difficult to set mailbox on n8,even with d wizard settings has no use.
AnonD-2869, 13 Mar 2011ok I will add u just be there. don't copy anything from others.ok I will add u just be there. don't copy anything from others.
Where are you now? You didn't add me? Because you are afraid to face the truth. And don't accuse me that I am copying from others because I will use the camera of my laptop to show to you LIVE that I am using a defective N8 with the IMEI# on it. Shame on you!!!
I would like to know with T9 dictionaries come which the phone. I am interested in the USA version of the phone.
So... If somebody has bought this phone in USA, could please tell me which T9 dictionaries has installed?
Thanks in advance!
ralphie02, 13 Mar 2011i guess gsmarena didnt approve of my previous comment, so lame...anyway, the point that im try... moreSo what we will do now just keep quiet & enjoy the defects that was not came from the customers side? What ever the reasons are, what ever the explanations are, we don't care JUST REPLACE it with the non-defect units. We are paying for the heavy duty quality phones, not the defects. This is what the Nokia is trying to prove in the world that they are the heavy-duty-hardware phone manufacturer in the world. Where is that crown now? In Software Nokia failed, don't tell me in Hardware Nokia failed also?
Wow it's the best
Waste of money, don't you guys have something better to do with your money or donate it to charity. South Africans stop waisting your money. Nokia you are the best but hey very expensive
So far Nokia has been the best am loyal to Nokia but when it comes to N8 there is lots of fong kongs here in South Africa we don't know which one is fake and which is original. The purple screen is a huge proble five of my friends have the same probllem. Nokia please take care of your customers don'y ignore our problems.
AnonD-1082, 13 Mar 2011Handling of the shipment? That's a very lame excuse. How do you explain the defect appearing w... moreAttention.....
All N8 owner's facing
We already have enough
discussions regarding this
issue in GSMArena.....
But, this is not going to help us.....
I request you all, please
call the nokia customer care
and email them at least
once or as many times
Because, whenever i contacted
customer care of nokia and
huge number of customer's
having this purple screen problem,
They replied: we have not
yet received any complain regarding
purple screen problem.....
Thats why, I am requesting
you all please cooperate with
And the most important thing,
Dont forget to take your
Because, as many times we
remind them about this
purple issue, they will be
back in action knowing that
customer's are very much
concerned about the issue.....
I need you all to co-operate
with me friends,
choice is your's.....