[deleted post]dont buy galaxy s as it lags a lot..i own galaxy s and planning to exchange..its has powerful cpu but it just dont work..u need to get lagfix for it..and no froyo update till now..bhild quality also bad..only one thing is bettet ie SAMOLED..u can try out HTC DESIRE if u r not interested in n8 and symbian OS..by the way samsung support is bad compared to nokia and htc..
[deleted post]Go with Samsung Galaxy S .
You will be getting the updated firmware as well as SGS is simply outstanding with Android 2.2 and growing App Store . The user experience of Android is much much better than Nokia . Scrolling flicking zooming browsing , Softwares , games are better than Nokia N8 .
But if u are a person who like Very hi quality pics , then go with Nokia N8 .
It All depends on what You Want .
Super Amoled Screen of SGS is Brilliant , the Best you can get on any Mobile today as well as its Hummingbird Processor is the Most Powerful and fast in Mobile todate .
Nokia N8 camera is superior to SGS camera , but dont get the impresson that SGS camera is Bad or of low quality , it is also a very hi quality cam but just not good enough to surpass Nokia N8 . Cheers
[deleted post]galaxy s operting system is updated than n8 so go for samsung galaxy s
I wonder why whenever the N8 is being reviewed you find people wishing it had an android os or some other os. It's like buying a Mercedes Benz and wishing it had a BMW engine in it. If you want an android phone, then don't buy symbian... simple. There are still many happy symbian users out there.
And what's all this nonsense about not having enough apps. How many millions of apps do you need to satisfy you. Nokia Ovi may not have as many apps but there are certainly enough apps to satisfy even the most demanding user.
Buying a smartphone is very subjective. Find the phone that best suits you and buy it. There's no perfect phone out there. It's all about taste and choice.
This is the new updated browser for N8 and new home screen swiping system coming soon next firmware!!
Oops, cut off half my post....
Video recording at 30fps : If you really feel this is necessary then a hack has already been released, together with one for virtually RAW image output.
Shame, soon you are all going to be forced to bow down before the N8 as you will have nothing more to criticise!! ha ha
Oh dear, the poor haters... the things they claimed all over in criticising this phone are dwindling by the day.
Browser : Nokia has stated that an updated version will be released shortly. http://nokiasaga.com/nokia-n8s-new-browser-and-improved-homescreen-swiping-demoed
Social integration : Version 2.1 of Nokia Social has ALREADY been released and allows photos to be shared directly from the camera/photo album to twitter and facebook. Also major changes to the appearance. http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/12227_Nokia
quick update folks
the review states that the battery is not on par with other smartphones - Sorry but i gotta disagree.
For me the battery is one of the best of any smartphone I've had (no problems at all with battery life on the N8)
Also about the camera interface? again -what is the problem with it - its a interface something you get used to and once u do its fine...
other than that i agree with everything else in the review.
p.s the keyboard is really bad... :-( so thinking of getting rid of the phone actually
[deleted post]True about what you say....that's why more people leave the almighty brand for other brands, because they don't (know if you want) what's good about the phones from the almighty brand anymore. Various statistics have shown the almighty brand is losing market share, especially mid-high end smartphone markets. (and so called "smart" phones asles of this company may be inflated due to the fact it counts even S40 phones are smartphones, where most S40 users don't know what "smartphone" really is and simply use them like any other feature phones)
One thing the almighty brand N8 can never catchup with Apple is the status and recognition....most people can recognize a phone being Apple, whether being 2, 3, 3G, or 4. But N8? Is that a E7? Sorry, most non-experts can't easily tell.
And what the hack is going on with the model numbers of this company? It used to be "relatively" clear: 1 series being basics, 2 series being "sort of" mid-class, 3-series being young ones, 4 series being never appeared (for unknown reasons), 5 series being rugged (but then later become express music with the death of 3 series?), 6 series being so called "business" (but personally I can't tell much different from 2 series), 7 series being "fashion", 8 series being high end fashion, 9 series being high end business.
But now? We have C??-??, C?, E? N? What are the differences? Why keyboard version of N8 becomes E7?
AndyD, 27 Oct 2010This is not true- I got mine delivered last Thursday (21st Oct) -direct from Nokia..
It is an... more"the best phone out there is the one that is best for you - not me, or your mate, or any faceless user (myself included) on a comment page or web forum.."
I'm a hardware nerd, so N8 suits me. If I were a software nerd, I'd definitely get a droid of some kind. If I were in it for the shiny, I'd be going iPhone. And if I just wanted a phone I'd still have my old 6300.
@TQCI (I'll call you that since it's your IP and you haven't managed to put a real name in).
I don't care about the iPhone 4. It's boring and simplistic which, given your appalling command of English, is probably for the best. I'm here because I like the N8 and it offers the best package for me.
If you like your phone so much then why are you here in a topic about the N8 instead of enjoying it? Buyer's regret maybe? It seems the lady doth protest too much LOL!
stylinred, 26 Oct 2010uhmm... the phone isn't even available in stores in the UK yet... its expected to be released ... moreThis is not true- I got mine delivered last Thursday (21st Oct) -direct from Nokia..
It is an awesome phone - the bluetooth mouse hookup works perfectly, plays DIVX out of the box, battery life is on a par with my wife's iPhone4, but I'll conceed that the UI is not as fluent.
If you like tech nerd stuff, the N8 is for you, if you like simplicity and pretty things, get the iPhone or a high end android - the best phone out there is the one that is best for you - not me, or your mate, or any faceless user (myself included) on a comment page or web forum..
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010good luck. N8 use same ARM11 processor that is found in n97 or even 5230 yeah 5230. It slows l... moreGet a Life !!!
I used to own a wave before i got the N8.
it was a nice phone, but did give me memory full errors when running NFS shift and Kroll. when i had some 20 HD video songs from you tube, the browsing in the video gallery would also lag.
With HALF the resources, i dont see that happening on the n8.
If you are so happy with your wave, what are you doing here ?
If nokia had not made the mistakes like N97 and N96, the likes of wave would not have even been half as successful.
anyway, regardless of the bashing up trolls like you do, nokia will set records with phone. keep watching !!!
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010good luck. N8 use same ARM11 processor that is found in n97 or even 5230 yeah 5230. It slows l... moreYou've been pointed in the right direction (namely, the GSMArena specification pages for both the N97 and N8) several times now. The CPUs are obviously different, and 256MB of RAM is heaps for the Symbian OS.
There's a huge difference between capability and specifications - and in the end I can't think of a smartphone that's more capable than the N8.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010good luck. N8 use same ARM11 processor that is found in n97 or even 5230 yeah 5230. It slows l... moreThis CPU discussion is pretty ridiculous. Go to a store and try N8, it is really fast. It has amazing graphics chip and Symbian is way more efficient than Android.
NFS Shift is a great example since it is available to iOS, Symbian and Android. N8 and iPhone look the equally great and run smoothly. Android version doesn't look as good and isn't as smooth.
lina, 27 Oct 2010
Has anyone dropped their N8 to the floor? Did the glass break? My N82 fell down to floor for... moreNo personal experience, but someone dropped N8 from 3 meters to concrete and got two tiny scratches. Sounds like usual Nokia build quality to me :)
Has anyone dropped their N8 to the floor? Did the glass break? My N82 fell down to floor for more than 50 times already because I'm careless but no glass breakage. Wonder how many drops before the N8 screen breaks? Anyone?
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2010good luck. N8 use same ARM11 processor that is found in n97 or even 5230 yeah 5230. It slows l... moreThat's funny, in a side by side video, the N8 ran things about the same speed as iphone4. But I can't expect logical thinking from an Apple fan.