Okay, it's fair enough.
Kinda disappointed by the result.
It's not a massive one. It's just an 'ordinary' multimedia phone by the end.
But, i'll but it anyhow.
[deleted post]pinch zoom isnt everything
and it definitely not the most important thing in a web browser
its a nice feature, nothing more
Everybody calm down!
Nokia to go the Android way & Iphone to have Symbian soon!!
[deleted post]No need to buy one. Just walk into a Nokia Priority store and try it out on the Real Working Demo N8 phone. This phone was available with the store since 30th Sep'10
DP, 13 Oct 2010"-worse call quality? it's a phone, not a hi-fi audio system. Too bad you cannot put an i... moreGood for you! Can you do that when the phone screen is locked? If so, nice, but no other Nokia phone has that.
Alui, 13 Oct 2010"As the review points out, it's horse for courses. The SGS does not have a flash, has an ... more"-worse call quality? it's a phone, not a hi-fi audio system. Too bad you cannot put an incoming call on speaker on a Nokia like on the SGS."
I had this option on my N73 and now it is also present in N8. I use this feature heavily at work and while driving when persons along with me need to join in the discussions!!! First check it before saying!
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010"so what if the browser *censored*...
you only need it to download opera or some other 3... morepinch zoom will most likely be supported in opera, symbian3 is still new
also, i know a lot of people on other platforms use opera
i remember when opera came out for iphone, it was the most downloaded app
everybody is talking about apps, how many are there in a online store... i guess symbian users are used to have everything out of the box.
but if there is a better alternative for browser, video player... its not fair to make the built in programs a disadvantage
look at windows, we know IE is bad, noone will use paint or wmp instead of gimp or winamp or vlc. but nobody is calling that a drawback
as for hardware, n8 excels there and there is no app for usb on the go, fm transmitter, hdmi, camera...
[deleted post]I agree its amazing and most people including me will get it, the reviews and specs are good enough to leave us without any doubts, but when all the things i mentioned that need to be addressed are, then the next devices should really be monsters and then u will see the words best phone in the world again.
Ive been waiting months for this review and finally it is here, after reading other reviews, fair ones i should say such as techradar etc, this phone has many positives, and alot of improvements over the N97 and co. both hardware and software wise, but reading the review of gsm has somehow left me stranded and wondering, they didnt really seem blown away by this device yet they were hyping us up so much with the camera images and video capabilities etc it does most things well and on paper it has everything you could want in a phone, even when looking at the competition, yet when you look at the competition you want more,firstly i feel the UI needs to be completely refreshed, as a die hard Nokia im gona have to give in and say it is abit boring now, but functionality wise and for simplicity it is brilliant, which is what most of the users want, the text, web and other issues also need to be worked on but this shouldnt be a problem after some software updates, however after so long and given so much time, watching the competition and hearing complaints these issues really shouldnt be there as nokia is a big enough company to address them, i hope they do this soon, also the ovi store needs more applications and an improvement, and hardware wise they really could have done better, a 1Ghz procesor, with 512 MB Ram, and a 1500 mah battery would have really taken this thing to another level, those really should be the standard specs when you consider the competition has had those out for months and nokia is still below that, unless nokia isnt wanting to compete with the i-phone and android monsters just yet, i hope they have something up their sleeve, cause the competition at the end of the review really doesnt inspire, besides the wave which is a good device, so on the positive side this phone has improved in nearly every area over its predessesors but there is still a room for alot more, but at the end of the day its great build quality, design, trustworthy and simplistic OS and UI, good battery life, great camera, great multimedia experience, excellent all round connectivity, free navigation with an ample screen like that and useful applications, will be more than enough to win over millions of users and compete again in the top end segment of the smartphone world, so well done nokia overall and here's hoping for even better things to come with Symbian 4 or Meego :)
Great review GSMArena, thanks alot!!!
ps. have to recognise i'm a little bit disappointed about N8...((
Mark, 13 Oct 2010Alui,
As the review points out, it's horse for courses. The SGS does not have a flash, has... more"As the review points out, it's horse for courses. The SGS does not have a flash, has an inferior camera, worse hardware, worse battery life, poor GPS implementation, worse call quality and lacks the Nokia's connectivity options. "
- worse hardware?!!! no reply needed here:)
-an inferior camera - maybe, but the question is : what is sufficient? See some photos made with the SGS and tell me if you need better ones for facebook or photo albums.
-worse battery life? maybe, but again SGS battery lasts enough to see a full movie and some more). Four hours of full use I say is enough for a day.
-worse call quality? it's a phone, not a hi-fi audio system. Too bad you cannot put an incoming call on speaker on a Nokia like on the SGS.
-connectivity options?!!! Check the feature page of the SGS you'll see usb, blu-tooth, DLNA, TV out. Yes, you cannot connect directly to an USB flash card of a colleague, but I did not see one of that in years. What's wrong with the e-mail, blu-tooth, usb?
I think its not fair, unbiased or balanced review. Through all the review there's continuous tilt towards uplifting N8 without solid supportive justifications. GSM Arena's reviews are losing credibility!
what crap.. N8 at best competes with Wave !! that too loses on all fronts except for camera ! DISAPPOINTING
As the review points out, it's horse for courses. The SGS does not have a flash, has an inferior camera, worse hardware, worse battery life, poor GPS implementation, worse call quality and lacks the Nokia's connectivity options. On the other hand it has a better screen, nicer UI and more fleshed out app store.
Fine, you like the SGS. We get that. There's no need to keep justifying buying a product you seem to have some doubts about.
Alui, 13 Oct 2010LOL, GSMArena mentioned Motorola and Sony-Ericsson phones as "top competition" for N... moreActually Symbian is more "free" than Android. It is also fully open source, but unlike Android the development code is also available plus it is not tied to one appstore like Android.
Symbian is also the more customizable of the two. Android phones actually need to be rooted etc. to do serious customizations, do you call that open?
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010so what if the browser sucks... you only need it to download opera or some other 3rd party br... moreLooks like a lot of patching needs to be done:). The SPB shell on my X6 is better than S^3. I have 5 homescreens, while for the rest, at least it matches S^3.