I hope somebody could help me with my problem. First of all this is my second phone, nokia 3310 being my 1st(it's true, i just never bothered with cell phones untill the 3310 died on me) I bought this phone last wednesday (01/26/11), I'm from the Philippines by the way, since the review was great and postive opinions outweighed the negative ones.
The problem is, when I press the camera button on the outside, should it automatically switch to camera mode or do i have to go through the OS (menu-applications-camera) to access the camera mode? Is this normal? I tried rebooting it, on-off countless times and hard reset (I lost dozens of my contacts, I did not know it would literally erase my contacts) as advised by the store i bought this from.
Also i thought the battery life was supposedly lasts about 4 - 5 days, but i charged it last thursday (the first 8 hour charging) and it was completely empty/drained just this morning (01/30/11), i just did an average use, seldom called (twice or thrice only to check) and mostly txt's and tried to picture stuff.
Hope someone could help me on this problem
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2011Hey people. So text input on n8 is bad? Have the lack of portrait qwerty? I suggest you spend ... moreFroyo and higher have multi tap alpha numeric pad for text input as well. So no one can disagree the one handed ease of use of the T9 enabled option of N8. But that is not the issue
A portrait qwerty with plot view is a must for current day smart phones. You probably know how painful the current key pad is when entering user name, password, web address, name of people, search in ovi map, search function of the phone, editing contact, adding calendar entry, WiFi password (unfortunately nokia has decided to provide multi tap key pad only for this, no landscape qwerty either) and so many other things. A smartphone is not all about texting and typing email messages. A portrait qwerty with split view will definitely make life easier.
Major issue about the text input is really the lack of split view, which makes a lot of feature useless, for example web address suggestion in default browser, search suggestions by google, contact search while adoptive search turned off and so many.
Text input is really a pain in N8 currently, hope nokia will address soon.
How do I know this is a great device? After 3 months its still stuck to my hand. Its my eleventh finger.
N8 Lover S, 29 Jan 2011Dear SumanJali,
I don't think you've ever used an N8. If you would, then you would know that ... moreHey pal, why you get so serous, somebody has just copied and past the disadvantages from N8 review.
They can also go to any of the pages of the phone they think the best, and do the same so that they can understand.
Also N8 plays subtitles after the new video updates.
Hey people. So text input on n8 is bad? Have the lack of portrait qwerty? I suggest you spend a minute figuring out how to use the T9 with predictive input. Learn What function the * key performs with word options and its all good. My fingers are big so Portrait qwerty wouldn't in me good anyway. Not say we wouldnt want it. But spend a minute. The one handed T9 is not all that bad if you know how to use it.
N8 is a great phone with a fantastic camera, etc. I have had this phone 2 months with no issues. I never took cameras on phones seriously before, until now!
So anyone considering this phone I would recommend you put this phone at the top of your list. For all the idiots that continually slag off the phone on here you either have nothing better to do, or you work for Apple, Sony or some other connected source! Do us all a favour go and jerk off somewhere else!!!
The Brain, 29 Jan 2011Hello Sunny boy,
You make some mistakes, maybe you have a mind of a child, but I'm here to... moreDe@r..
Its gud 2 see all those
mentioned on a paper,
But truely speaking,
i have the worst
with my N8.
isha, 29 Jan 2011its a nice phone....bt camere quality is not that much good as it is 12 megapixel...and there ... moreYou know something..
I have the worst
I bought N8 on
6th jan 2011, on
7th jan I have to
submit it to nokia
care, bcoz there
was no ovi in it.
They sent it to Delhi,
on 15th jan, I received my n8, again on 17th jan, I have to submit
it to nokia care, on 24th they returned me.
Again on 27th jan
i deposited it to
nokia care and waiting for the problem to be solved
Tarash gaya hoon,
apna handset use
karne k liye.
Inspite of all these
which i suffered,
If i m saying that
the camera of N8
is brilliant, then
what do u think,
u should trust me
sumanjali, 29 Jan 2011Symbian^3 is still behind Android and iOS usability standards
No video light
Camera interfac... moreDear SumanJali,
I don't think you've ever used an N8. If you would, then you would know that N8 don't need a video light. It's quite capable of taking videos in low light condition. Then again, I remember iPhone not having any camera flash. It's funny that you are complaining.
Maybe camera interface is outdated, but it beats any updated cameras in photo shoot.
Remember, when iPhone first came it had limited softwares a well? Or you try to forget your painful past?
Tell me, which phone are offering document editor if it isn't of business class? A far as I know, N8 is not business class phone (E7 is).
Video player has some issues. I agree. But what are those issues? That you can't see subtitles? Guess what, we don't wanna ruin our eyes looking at the tiny-miny subtitles. Then again, we are well educated and don't need to read subtitles while watching a movie like you do. Who would want to ruin the feel of watching a movie by concentrating on the subtitles?
Battery life not good? I use my N8 to make it's life hell. Still it supports me a full day. Okay, I got your point, you have electricity problem where you live. Then you shouldn't buy an N8.
Since when a non-replaceable battery was an issue for you? Show me a single iPhone where you can replace the battery, then I'll admit I'm wrong.
Don't just argue for the sake of argument, be clear about the facts first. Like all other iPhone users, you proved yourself as a dumb one. Anyway, take care.
SUNNY, 29 Jan 2011Positive-
2. 12mp camera.
3. 3.5 inch screen.
1. Price-Rs.230... moreHello Sunny boy,
You make some mistakes, maybe you have a mind of a child, but I'm here to solve this mistakes.
N8 - Positive
12 mpx cam, xenon flash, HDMI, gorilla glass display, fm transmitter, penta band, real multitask, 16 + 32 GB storage, USB On The Go (you can use pen drive, mouse, keyboard, external hd and others, you can play HD games in your HD TV, can be used as multimidia center, you can see your photos in your HD TV, you can watch your hd movies in many formats in your N8 ou HD TV. proximity sensor, accelerometer sensor, Broadcom BCM2727 GPU, GPS offline, flash, java and native applications, anodized aluminum case, the best OS and much more....
good price (cheaper than other phones with half of this features).
attract many jealous
isha, 29 Jan 2011its a nice phone....bt camere quality is not that much good as it is 12 megapixel...and there ... moreDe@r ISHA..
Its true that,
it hangs suddenly and
also have so many
The best part of N8
is its camera.
Its just brilliant.
Just remove the plastic
from the camera, and
restore the default
otherwise u should
contact nokia care.
its a nice phone....bt camere quality is not that much good as it is 12 megapixel...and there is a hanging problem too...
i hate this phone.i sold my pixon 12 and i bought this mobile i make big mistake allways off hang...i ll put in water soon...
the n8 is the best phone rite now it just needs a firmware update the n 97 worst touch screen phone in history
2. 12mp camera.
3. 3.5 inch screen.
1. Price-Rs.23000 and above.
2. Slow Processor.
3. Poor Web browser.
4. Hangs up.
5. Video support uncertain.
6. Ram 256mb.
7. Memory full.
8. Social widget does not work properly.
9. Ovi always having problems.
And many more, like ovi store is the only strength of symbian phones, but what if it fails as now a days.