AnonD-1082, 24 Feb 2011That's not true. You need CPU power to quickly load heavy websites. Try loading Engadget with ... moreGuess what? Engadget crashes internet explorer on my intel core i5 4gb ram high performance laptop. Google chrome loads it all but not without taking a few seconds to display the page. Firefox 3.6 does fine when on my windows 7 partition but lags when scrolling on windows vista. All these on the same hardware. the symbian browser has never been known for speed or gluidity. engadget or no engadget.
AnonD-1124, 24 Feb 2011As regards the ui update, nokia never gavea date for its release. Those were analysts promisin... moreThat's not true. You need CPU power to quickly load heavy websites. Try loading Engadget with an N8 and a Snapdragon phone. The N8 won't be able to load it as quick as a snapdragon powered phone. Optimization does not translate to processor speeds and N8 fanboys denies this.
V, 24 Feb 2011That's great for business men, but I use my phone for recreational purposes... as does 80% of ... moreAs regards the ui update, nokia never gavea date for its release. Those were analysts promising february. Its pretty near now though. screenshots are starting to leak . ..
Thankfully, nokia doesn't give a damn about what you think. The ui lags apparent in symbian are not as result of it being underpowered but the ui design. The new ui would fix those. As said many times before, symbian as it its currently, with itsnhd resolution doesn't need dual core cpu s. It a stupid waste and no real selling point. Most symbian users are smart enough to know that faster processors don't translate to faster devices.
As far as I'm concerned, the n8 itsa good buy. Arguably the best multimedia mobile and definitely the most balanced smartphone in its price range.
V, 24 Feb 2011Yup. Why should I have to though? I've used 4-5 other smart phones (Including Nokia's) never h... moreya i was just telling you how to avoid it..
i hate it as much as u do, but i used to loath it more when i didnt know how to avoid it, but now i forgot when was the last time i had it :)
Aaron, 24 Feb 2011And by the way, Symbian^3 is advanced not outdated. It is the UI which is outdated not the OS ... moreThat's great for business men, but I use my phone for recreational purposes... as does 80% of the world. It doesn't really do me much good if business men are getting a great user experience out of OVI. I've heard of this legendary UI overhaul that was promised to us in Feb by Nokia... Still waiting.
Also its a clear cut sign if your whole OS needs an overhaul just to please its current users... your doing something wrong.
It's true in some aspects Symbian is ahead of Android and iOS but in stuff that matters to the everyday user such as myself and the majority of the users around the world they are very far behind.
A great example of this is the sub par processor, you might say Symbain doesn't need the extra processing power but staying with technology is always a bonus, even if it wouldve been over kill to throw in a 1 GHz processor I say DO IT.
Anyways, you seem like you'll follow Nokia no matter would. Even though they constantly lie to you and always leave you stranded... Live and learn.
AnonD-2401, 24 Feb 2011to avoid the screensaver not working
restart the phone, and DONT lock it till all widgets a... moreYup. Why should I have to though? I've used 4-5 other smart phones (Including Nokia's) never had that problem before... Its just a pain. It's 2011! Symbians been around for decades... A noob mistake like that in the OS is pathetic.
Do you understand the point I'm trying to get across?
[deleted post]Are you delusional? Of course people have to post the negative aspects of the device, how else can you give an honest review of something? Would you really want to be mislead into buying a phone for 500 dollars and find all the reviews to be lies? I have consulted Nokia on the matter on 2 separate occasions. I get the same "the problem is being looked into, and we apologize for the inconvenience". As far as the manual goes, I'll admit Ive browsed over it, but I haven't read it in detail. In today's competitive market if Nokia actually wants us to read a manual before using the device that's evidence enough how un user friendly it is, wouldn't you think?
Don't be a blind follower, take the honest criticism and learn from it.
I made the mistake of buying this phone cause I refused to believe anything could be better, now Im $500 down and miserable with the phone.
But hey, its your money do whatever you wish with it.
Oh and BTW I'll post my opinion in whatever fashion I desire, you don't control these threads. Deal with it.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2011That's why we can not judge WP7 for the next Nokia phones yet until a physical phone exists. M... morehttp://mynokiablog.com/2011/02/23/the-new-symbian-ui-nokia-n8-new-homescreen-for-upcoming-firmware-update/
That's why we can not judge WP7 for the next Nokia phones yet until a physical phone exists. Maybe they do a lot of improvements because they've known already that the previous WP7 didn't boom in the market, like the Android, there's no two different brands that are really the same to each other although they have Android OS in common but still they are different to each other. Maybe the next Nokia version of WP7 is more friendly to use, more functional, more flawless, more flexible, more pretty cool. But me personally I like Symbian, I like its functionality & simplicity, and I want Symbian to be improved more & more & more. Put a bit more wow amazing effect.
Aaron, 24 Feb 2011And by the way, Symbian^3 is advanced not outdated. It is the UI which is outdated not the OS ... moreLook, the CPU and ram on this thing is outdated and is using tech from 2008-2009. It's 2011 now. The UI sucks and what makes you think the updated UI won't suck? S^3 is optimized to run on these meager specs but try loading a website on this and you'll see that the CPU is lacking and under powered compared to Snapdragon. The N8 was supposed to get released last spring and the specs would have been more acceptable. It was launched around fall 2010 instead.
Hey guys i got quick search update, Wat is the benefit and for Wat was the update. Dear friends am seriously new to Nokia i don't no the special things in n8. For past 5 years only Sony Eric. Dear all Pls give some tips to use n8, Wats awesome in this apart cam. Guide me to use this device completely. Sorry for this hope u ill all help me.
AnonD-698, 24 Feb 2011nokia n8 is only good phone not the best There is no such thing as a 'best' phone.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2011lets not judge the egg if it will hatch or die inside, we can not judge wp7 is not a good choi... moreWindows Phone 7 is not the same as Windows for desktop. The former is lagging and lacking so much.
AnonD-1082, 24 Feb 2011Thank you for your honest opinion. Fanboys around here are always in denial of the N8's flaws.... moreAnd by the way, Symbian^3 is advanced not outdated. It is the UI which is outdated not the OS itself. Well, the Symbian UI will anyway get major overhaul in the coming months so it's no big of a problem anymore. And lastly, Ovi Store has more quality apps and is a better performing apps store than Android Market according to business expert, Tomi Ahonen. So Symbian isn't actually bad at all as some people think.
AnonD-1082, 24 Feb 2011Thank you for your honest opinion. Fanboys around here are always in denial of the N8's flaws.... moreYou've just called a mobile OS which is 3-5 years ahead of Android and iOS in functionality outdated?
N8 is better off with Symbian. It'd lose a lot of its functions if it runs the current Android OS version. And WP7 is actually the worst mobile OS as of now. It will take a couple of years to get to Symbian-level of functionality. And btw, WP7 is a closed system OS. It is fully dependent on Microsoft-made softwares and services, more like a cheap copy of Apple iOS.
V, 23 Feb 2011Horrible device. Ive had it for about 2 months now.
Only 2 good things about it. The FM trans... moreThank you for your honest opinion. Fanboys around here are always in denial of the N8's flaws. It's good to read an honest to goodness opinion on the short comings of this phone. No phone is perfect but it's clear that S^3 is outdated. The hardware is good but the OS is undesirable. No wonder it's getting phased out in favor of WP7.
Shame on the blind fanboys who slams honest opinions on this phone. You guys can't take criticisms about this phone and won't admit to its short comings.