Anonymous, 30 Jan 2011how powerfull is the gpu in the n8 and how does it helps the cputhe GPU is comparable to Adreno 205 WHEN the Adreno205 runs in 800x480 vs 640x360 on the N8. In reality that means it has around 2/3 the performance of Adreno205. Thats not too bad but it places N8 very far behind SGX 540. So cant say that N8 has a powerful GPU but cud say its acceptable.
Its the processor that makes the N8 so useless, its so far behind in everything:
The GPU does not do any CPU work, but the GPU can take care of transitions and menu effects/animations, it makes it look better but does not make the UI faster. And ofcors turning off these effects saves a lot of battery.
GPU programming to do CPU tasks is a complicated thing, and it seriously affects application compatibility, and Nokia is using Arm11 only because they want to maintain compatibility. Forget GPU doing CPU work, this isnt even being done on PCs yet, developers stick to DirectX and OpenGL libraries and onli very specialized apps see the usage of CUDA and similar GPU processing techs. Where battery life is an issue its highly impractical to let the GPU offload CPU tasks
sajid, 29 Jan 2011its really great..........still its quite fat and 3.5 inch screen and the music is nt as good ... morehaha i think u never used a nokia n8 when u used it u will be able to touch the nokia 5800 again!
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2011The best OS? Are you fking kidding me? Symbian is DEAD!!! only nokia uses symbian. wake up!! F... moreIf only Nokia using Symbian is the total reason for you to call Symbian is dead, Then iOS is dead on arrival, only Apple uses the iOS, the bada too..
Symbian won't die that soon, at least until Meego makes it to low ends. That means when Low end start to run in dual cores may be in 2017 or 2020.
Matt, 30 Jan 2011Thank you very much for the prompt reply Sir Edward. I'm a bit confused with your reply. I was... moreSir Edward,
Finally found my problem, I clicked the button to lightly (afraid of damaging my phone, really a noob an an oc when it comes to these things, i have to press it firmly and hear a double click to automatically go to camera mode) thanks for your help. Had my issues with the battery solved. Called nokia support here in the Philippines and got tons of info. and how to's and what not't. Lost my 60+ contact details but hey, it's a lesson and can't cry over spilled milk. Again, thanks Sir Edward and Nokia Customer Care Philippines (Your the best Jacob for the assist) for the support. Now, just to get back the pre-donwloaded content and widgets thru internet.
i have my n8 fews month ago, i admit that there's some bugs or issue on this phone. but after fews time updating the phone Apps which released by NOKIA,now the problem had solved ! my sister and brother use i phone 4, they just tell me: i phne 4 nice in design but can't send or files with bluetooth, such a pain ! i phone 4 got lots of Apps but you have to jailbreak the phone and install the cracked Apps with PC ! i phone 4 camera...they don't even wants to use it cause they would asking me to use n8 taking photo to them ! they say i phone 4 camera is...SUCK ! especially in low light condition !
does anybody know if u can use the rca to 3.5mm cable to connect to tv
Edward, 30 Jan 2011Hi Matt, Mabuhay.. once you pressed the camera button it will not definitely switch on the cam... moreThank you very much for the prompt reply Sir Edward. I'm a bit confused with your reply. I was reading the manual, user guide (built-in the device) also the video on how to use the camera at the nokia.ph website. They all technially say to use the camera click on the camera button, yet your reply was "once you pressed the camera button it will not definitely switch on the camera". Do you also have an N8 and facing this problem?
With regards to discharge of battery i took photos of around 20+ pics some with flash and some with no flash. So does this mean it discharges quickly, and do you have any idea how long should I charge my phone, could i get all the deleted data (tron legacy trailer, dolby trailer, background pictures and what) recovered. Again thanks very much, Maraming maraming salamat po
Matt, 30 Jan 2011I hope somebody could help me with my problem. First of all this is my second phone, nokia 331... moreHi Matt, Mabuhay.. once you pressed the camera button it will not definitely switch on the camera, Yes you need to go and dig down dipper to the menu. But you can put the camera icon to the home screen to prevent doing it and save time... regarding the fast discharge of your battery.,, if you are taking photo with flash it will definitely squeeze the juice of your battery...solution close all the open application and your battery will last a day or two.... salamat,,,,
shak, 30 Jan 2011Please do not put in water. Send it to my address. :):)www.gsmblog.info /android/samsung-and-sony-ericsson-end-support-for-symbian-os /
here your support for Samsung and Sony Ericsson
How to Sync N8's contact photos to Facebook!
Andres, 30 Jan 2011Sony Ericsson Vivas use Symbian too,
Samsung i450 use Symbian too.Just to let you know noob. Both Samsung and sony ericsson canceled the support for symbian. So you will see only old phones from those brands running that crap OS.
The Brain, 29 Jan 2011Hello Sunny boy, You make some mistakes, maybe you have a mind of a child, but I'm here to... moreThe best OS? Are you fking kidding me? Symbian is DEAD!!! only nokia uses symbian. wake up!! Fanboy...
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.