Guys, I have seen the video as well. Well, if you ask me, the N8 user was typing s-l-o-o-o-w which made me think that the objective of the video is to make N8 lovers sad. But then I have an answer for you as well. Go and see it for yourself:
LMFAO, this Nokia's new high end phone ? Poor poor Nokia ^^
The menu looks like my 5 year old 6680^^
Shashank, 13 Oct 2010Actually,
N91, N73 and the biggest of all, the N95 went on to be the biggest Nokia hits.....
... moreYes I know! I like Nokia and N8 too!
But my matter IS UI! Which seems really old-fashioned! and it can't be justified!
[deleted post]You charge the phone twice a day? You must have done something wrong with the battery. I charge my SGS every two days of average use. But, I kill apps using the task killer, I switch off the wi-fi when I'm not browsing the net. Anyway, what are U doing on the N8 forum? You miss "Active Diverts" pop-up?
Guys..Lets thank Nokia for this amazing camera phone. Phones like N8 will only lead to a stiffer competition and consumer is the winner here. Lets stop bashing iphones or nokias and start appreciating the competition they bring in. I am quite excited about the windows 7 phones too.
lol, you gotta see this:
Nokia's N8 vs iPhone 4 vs BlackBerry Bold
The web link here is not working properly. The problems of Nokia 7230 are found at Nokia's support site. Search for the topic "7230 and video site Veoh.com" if ur interested. N8 should fully support web browsing and web videos out of the box. According to Nokia's support pages there are certain problems with video player and internet connection with
apps like cnn video, cinema app! Thus N8 is not perfect.. in that regard.
Good review. Really good. The camera test was the best part.
Really nice to read that the still camera is so superior compared to other phones. Video camera of the phone is not full HD.
User interface and such things are most often the matters of personal taste.
The web browser pain of Nokia and other brands. I have tested video site veoh.com
with Iphone 4, one old Nokia phone, 3270 and N95, N97 and N900. Videos are quickly and easily watched with IP 4. Video Groups are not shown in the phone. N900 with Mozilla technoloy works well too. It seemed to be extremely slow to browse websites. (migh have been due to some problems in the data link.) N95+ N97 could not play Veoh-videos cause the flash version was not the right one!!
Here is the dicussion about the problems of 7230
Next I am going to test C5. Those tests are not professionally conducted and phones were not with the latest software updates. But it's weird that such a big company as Nokia can't produce products that are ready for video watching right out of the box. Internet and internet videos have been available so long that even the slowest engineers should have figured out that their phones must be video-ready right away.
The best and most likely killer application of N8 was not mentioned in the test: the WEB-tv. Nokia says it in this way:
"The Nokia N8 with on-demand Web TV. Access your favourite TV channels like CNN and National Geographic and get them piped to your phone from the comfort of your bus seat. Visit Ovi Store to find even more Web TV channels."
New compare N8 / Pixon12
Engineer Man, 14 Oct 2010I just would like to say a few things before I get started. I don't want to be criticized for ... moreSomeone already pointed this earlier, but there is actually a reason the camera UI uses double tap instead of single to select.
The first tap is preview. So you can quickly single tap through the list to see the effect the choice has on the image and when you find good choice you tap it again to take it in use. I would say this is a great feature instead of UI problem.
Engineer Man, 14 Oct 2010I just would like to say a few things before I get started. I don't want to be criticized for ... moreThe browser and keyboard problems will be solved in a future update. That's what Nokia said anyway.
[deleted post]how about
i don't have good build quality XD a spec of dirt can cause huge scratches WTF is that about
or i don't have proper dedicated GPS software
remember GOOGLE MAPS is not apple's it's
One comment about the 720P video playback. I'm not sure that the Nokia N8 can playback anything over 640x360 on the screen itself. Maybe the Nokia N8 GPU & S^3 can playback the full 1280x720P of Video movies or camera videos & images over HDMI model only to the HDTV.
So you are likeley to make sure the formats aren't likeley to exceed 640x360 pixels? I hope it can playback a relativly high video bitrate. I bet HD movies look good enough at the screens size & pixel count anyway as gsmarena well pointed out. The good contrast of the AMOLED screen showed pretty good detail...
I just would like to say a few things before I get started. I don't want to be criticized for pointing out issues. I have read the full review & I wish for my comments to remain UNBIASED & neautral. I am very happy with gsmarenas overall review & I am also very happy with the N8's performance of hardware & software overall & the many improvements. So please consider this before reading further. Also some of my points may be moot points but they can be analysed, refuted or agreed upon. I am not trying to pull down Nokias massive efforts here. This is for all our benefit for future updates.
Thanks & read on my mini re-analysis of things which I have clear regard for concern as do gsmarena for improvements.
I'm quite unsure why in HDMI mode, - it can't send images larger than 1MP. Also the poor fact that zoom mode canot be used for images in HDMI mode either. But then I've never really realized a need for this as I transfer the iamges across to USB stick & view the phone images from that across to my HDTV & used the poor limited steps of the t.v. zoom mode.
I think the issues Nokia now need to focus on are the Web Browser UI. Here focus on tabbed browsing for new pages. Next, Pinch to Zoom needs to be faster, smoother. Also what about resizing & fit to page, this could do with working on. The Web Browser could also integrate some difficult to get to quickly menu buttons, to look a bit more modern. The camera mode UI could look more modern, the Video mode UI could look more modern. Also for some reason you can't playback 720P quality files over 2something gig. So what type of quality are we looking at here.
Also I think Nokia need to update the QWERTY Virtual Keyboard to something better than opening in new window. Like Android type keyboard also with swipe. Also the Image viewer, Pinch to Zoom, swipe in image viwer working in landscape & Portrait.
If I am to summarize all the S^3 elements that need to be worked on to cheer everyone up. Then maybe Nokia will look on here & think about working on these one day soon..
Summary of fixes for Nokia
Virtual QWERTY Keyboard (open in new window + swipe lol)
Old S^1 style UI for camera, video mode, modern menu ui less tap to select
HDMI display higher than 1MP, allow Zoom control, maybe (if possible)
Web Browser Auto resizing
Web Browser improve Pinch to Zoom
Web Browser integrate options from menu to toolbar such as New tabs (New Page)
Image Viewer improve Pinch to Zoom. Make sure swipe to view in landscape & Portrait is there.
Fix quality of the type, size & resolution allows video playback upto 720P & limitations of the 2Gb something file size restrictions lifted.
Possibly allow USB OTG to work with other brand phones. (or larger range of branded or universal unbranded flash drives!)
Well what do you think. Maybe have these submitted to Nokia for investigation for future updates.
There is NO mention of Nokia N8's Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Surround anywhere in the N8's review?? I thought GSM Arena was the BEST and fairest reviewer in the world!!
Please update, and comment on the audio quality of this feature, when you mention the audio quality of the device. I know there was too much to comment on the whole device: It is loaded with quite a lot.
And can you be clearer with the 1MP thing you guys mentioned (HDMI section). It looked important, but didn't tell us much.
Also, update the 25fps story here as well. If there is an option to upgrade, please let people know.
And the comment about the physical design is a bit too harsh. I ABSOLUTELY love the design over the iPhone 4 (by MILES). You also forgot to mention the video stabilization feature.
But overall, I think that this was the best and most extensive review I've ever read!! I've been waiting for this particular page for more than 6 months, and it WAS worth it. Thanks.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2010except camera, n8 use same processor as n97 and half of iph4and latest android ph ram from tea... moreFunny that. I went on the iphone page, and its review, which was published on 1 July, has 206 comments. So I do not know what page you saw "N8 fanboys" bashing the iphone.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2010haha liar!! 5800 can be sold only for 100dollars at most now. u trade in to get galaxy s at le... moreAnd many, many, many more problems and issues than I ever had with the 5800.
Thats why I said earlier that Samsungs are all foam and no beer and they write checks that the products can't cash in the real world.
Overhyped pieces of plastic in my opinion.