The philippine used market is flooded with nokia phones. My pocket, sadly, isn't flooded with money. Nokia 515 is still nowhere to be found and we just had a three day power interruption. Too bad that case with a built-in battery is no longer for sale.
I don't think I'd have problems with used nokias for a while. Everybody is crazy for iphones (which treats me like a stupid person) and androids (data miners).
Anna, 13 Oct 2013You know who you have to look out for, Huawei. It may take them a little while, but those guys... moreMost of Chinese companies are like that. I've read a few Alcatel reviews (they are China-owned now) and they are pretty decent for the price, and the cameras are apparently above average. But I'd rather see GSMArena test one. Huawei are big in Asia I think, as well as ZTE (hey, I have a ZTE DSL modem and it works without any problems) so very shortly it might be hard for Samsung and others to explain why their prices are so much higher.
I'm never sure about estimating whether the flash will fire or not... Sometimes I deliberately turn it off before shooting, just in case. Today I was taking photos of my sister's dog (who is never still) in the evening and I thought the flash would fire, but apparently it was bright enough. I assumed I'll get blurry photos but the exposure was 1/100 sec and I can see hairs and whiskers alright. Go figure. :-) On CameraPro I keep the flash off by default, mostly use it at night. Last night I saw street light behind a tree throwing light/dark beams around through the fog. The photos were okay, hands were steady enough. :-)
@Carol, that's just humans... They don't realize how good something is until it's dead. And that "new" isn't always "better". Heh, my mother said that my music will become popular after I die. Can't wait to see it. :-D
@hareesh - good luck! I'm a bit furious at eBay today because I finally decided to get a tire tread "off road" case for my N8 but it's no longer available, and 1000 other cases aren't much more appealing than what I have now. Maybe they'll start selling them again some day...
Aadrian, 14 Oct 2013The 808 costs about 380 euro in official shops here in the Netherlands. So much money, but her... moreAh, sorry, i forgot to mention that i'm talking about online shops or sellers:)). In Germany,(at least where i leave) 808 was 299 euros in media-markt at one point. In that time you could see it even cheaper on ebay. Now, there are no Symbian anywhere to bee seen, at least in my town, but only in internet. And there, the price is quite spicy...
hareesh, 14 Oct 2013Thanks Mdn..thanks Sudhakar..i will go with ebay.Important :
Note that the mobile does not have any warranty. But ebay policy states that it gives 7 days replacement guarantee.
So open the box immediately and test all the features after arrival.
Before buying call ebay.com customer care how to return the item in case if it is not working.
Carol, 13 Oct 2013If nobody have seen it till now, i'll tell you. The retailers of symbian smartphones have rais... moreThe 808 costs about 380 euro in official shops here in the Netherlands. So much money, but here the phone never was any cheaper. The N8 is nowhere to be found anymore. That's why I bought my N8 in Germany. When it was still quite cheap. I should consider myself lucky I guess.
MdN, 12 Oct 2013I'm looking because there's nothing else to look at. :-) I already have a feature phone so no ... moreYou know who you have to look out for, Huawei. It may take them a little while, but those guys are not sleeping on the job. It would be interesting to see what they come up with, and sure as night follows day, they are going to come up, I think.
Meanwhile, N8 rocks. Oh! I just took out some photos of my vicious little Pionus bathing in her small water bowl that she can't even get into. She/he? always pretends bathing when it rains. Too cute and funny! I consciously tried to keep my hand steady :-) so the photos weren't too bad. I don't know why the flash came on though because I am sure there was enough light. I may as well practice a little :-).
If nobody have seen it till now, i'll tell you. The retailers of symbian smartphones have raised the prices pretty well. The moneysuckers has stuffed almost one hundred euro into the price. In Germany, to find a new one under 200 euros was quite easy, cause that was the market price, now you need to dig up quite a bit to find such a thin. 808 get the same treatement. Before you could find it at 280 euros, lowest price. Now i couldn't find it below 340. This as8*oles are getting on my nerves...
hareesh, 12 Oct 2013Dear friends please tell me from where can i get a brand new n8?iam living in Kerala,India.is ... moreSee this link from ebay.com :
Search result : http://www.ebay.com/sch/Cell-Phones-Accessories-/15032/i.html?_from=R40&LH_ItemCondition=1000&_nkw=Nokia+N8&LH_BIN=1
Direct link : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nokia-N-Series-N8-Black-UNLOCKED-AT-T-T-MOBILE-STRAIGHT-TALK-SIMPLE-MOBILE-SP-/131015465652?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item1e81215ab4
219 US$ is :
hareesh, 12 Oct 2013Dear friends please tell me from where can i get a brand new n8?iam living in Kerala,India.is ... moreDid you try looking on eBay? I see some are available but I don't know about shipping or taxes for your country.
Anna, 11 Oct 2013Oh! So since when you are looking at Android phones, huh??? Well, the Note II and upward shoul... moreI'm looking because there's nothing else to look at. :-) I already have a feature phone so no need to look at those. From what I've heard about WP I can skip that too (Like, if I want to open an eBook I have to upload it to SkyDrive first... Microsoft and NSA can get their own copy of The Hobbit!) and I can stand the iPhone for 10 minutes before I put it down and never look back. Still I can't see myself going Android just yet when my N8 does all I need. It's just "lesser evil" really, nice to know there's some sort of an option "just in case" though I still hope it wouldn't come to that. I normally use phones until they are beyond repair or someone gives me a better (less old) one as present, haha. The only phone I bought since 2001 was the N8 because I wanted it, was able to get it, and I only live once. :-) Still kind of wishing I could get one more as a spare, maybe in another color, but maybe I can just relax and use it as long as it works, knowing there will be some sort of a possible replacement out there (with many features missing but usable anyway). Tough one.
Ah, backpacks, no thanks. I like my ringtone to be just audible enough, and I can feel the vibration too, but if the phone was in a backpack it would have to be louder and taking a loud ringing phone out would make me feel like, well, those people with loud phones. Which annoy me.
I'm almost always looking around for scenes to capture, just a habit I guess. There's not that much happening where I live so if I see something interesting, or an interesting scene, I'll take a photo to save a memory. Actually ever since I got my dog 8 years ago, and we're outside/outdoors a lot, I think I've seen two people taking a photo with a phone (but just to show something to someone), one person carrying a DSLR camera once after he bought it, one person took a normal camera once to take some photos, and one person with a videocamera once, and that's it. Meanwhile my 100NOKIA folder got a brother called 101NOKIA in just 6 months. :-)
Taking photos does take practice, sometimes I'll just snap around to see what I get and delete it. Birds are really a problem, there's a crow dropping walnuts on the playground to break them but I wasn't able to take a photo yet. Ducks in the river are too far, and I've taken enough photos of swans (hissing at my dog and threatening to attack) by now. Today the swans were sort of framed by the autumn colors above and below and the photo looks nice, however they were so far you can see they're swans, but not much more. Need an 808 for more detail, I guess. :-) But if there's more birds you can get away with them being small.
Dear friends please tell me from where can i get a brand new n8?iam living in Kerala,India.is there any chance for me or am i too late??n8 is available in tradus but no shipping to my region.is it available in UAE?waiting for your reply.thanks.
This is the best cameral phone ever produced by nokia and by any phone company
i have acuired recentley one n8-00,my problem is theat orange,vodafone,and rds works and cosmote no does anyone else had this problem?
MdN, 11 Oct 2013I had a phone overload today!!! :-D Went to the other city to look for something, dropped by a... moreOh! So since when you are looking at Android phones, huh??? Well, the Note II and upward should be pretty OK. But the prices are out of this world. We can't even get a Note II here anymore. Yup! The N8 is all inclusive and it is the best for flexibility and capability. It is a real shame that it was murdered by Nokia. Well, mine is still alive and kicking or is it that it is rocking :-D? Well yes, a belt case is definitely better than a backpack, especially when the backpack forever looks dirty and scruffy and the owner refuses to wash it. How come you are always so lucky to be in the right place to get nice photos, huh? Real strange. I tried taking out a nervous strange blue bird that comes in my yard every afternoon, but had to delete all. I had to search real hard to find the bird in the picture, so I guess I wasted my time. Oh well, one day I'll get around to photography.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2013Quite actually, the point I was making was that I would not put out a cent on another phone fo... moreI had a phone overload today!!! :-D Went to the other city to look for something, dropped by at the phone store where my relative works and spent ages looking around. Twice. Finally I saw a WP8 (Lumia 520) but didn't turn it on, it was in the display cabinet. SGS4 feels good in hand, a really nice phone, I got used to the size fast (although the upper part is a problem for one-handed operation) and don't even mind the plastic. Looks more efficient and less showy. HTC One feels even better (aluminum, and nice edges, slightly bent inwards like the 808, so it's easier to hold and harder to drop) but that one has worse camera, no memory card slot, non removable battery, blah, blah. There were no Notes, only saw a Note 1 display that he had ordered for someone who broke his (Argh, I have heard the price too! More than my N8 just for a display!!!) and I looked a bit at iOS7 on an iPhone 5 (my eyes are still hurting) and some Xperias and LGs. SGS3 Mini looks nice too, smaller display but the camera isn't too special. The only problem is that all the phones I liked run Android, so I guess I'll have to start preparing for that some time in 2015. :-/ Enough for one day anyway. And I got a compliment on my N8 as "it's the best OS out there, can run a bunch of apps at once with just 256 MB RAM and a 600-something MHz processor". Saw some cheap cameras, mostly Olympus. There was one with zoom and Leica lens and I was surprised how it's not too expensive. 5 times cheaper than a GS4. They aren't too big so I suppose I could think about one some day, but the N8 photos are good enough for me - and no need to think about taking it or leaving it, batteries, where to carry it etc. Oh, I got a free coffee too. :-)
Sounds reasonable, a lot of people still want specialty things, like, a camera for photography, an iPod for music, a laptop for internet etc. I do like having all in one (plus PC at home) in a sort of "Swiss Army Knife" way even though it's not 100% best in everything. But it's always there and ready to use. I was just passing over a bridge on my way and thought I'd take a photo of the river/sky/surroundings. Took my N8 out of the belt case, used QuickCam and turned the camera on in 2 seconds, took one photo, then thought I'd take another in portrait mode... And I caught a flock of birds flying over the river. Picture perfect. There's 11 birds, photo taken on an 11th. I hope they weren't magpies as the magpie song only goes up to 10. :-)