Alui, 13 Oct 2010LOL, GSMArena mentioned Motorola and Sony-Ericsson phones as "top competition" for N... moreStrange, my message was cut. I wanted to say that the only problem of SGS (Android before 2.2) is that you need a task killer, which you can get for free from the app market. About the camera, the pictures taken with a phone endup in a site like flickr or facebook, which do not need such a high resolution (5 MPix is the optimal res).
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010so what if the browser sucks...
you only need it to download opera or some other 3rd party br... more"so what if the browser *censored*...
you only need it to download opera or some other 3rd party browser"
I dont get this, all nokia users say download opera, what i'v heard it doesn't have pinch zoom, right? Nokia users finally got pinch zoom which is awesome feature and then they dont use it? i dont get it
LOL, GSMArena mentioned Motorola and Sony-Ericsson phones as "top competition" for N8. They did not mention (the cheaper) SGS with 16GB internal memory and Superamoled, total software freedom (I found on the web the Angry Birds Lite for my SGS:), and Froyo on the way.
You also have free sat nav as long you stay in your home network with Google maps, not to mention that you can watch FULL Avi/DivX/etc movies (larger files than 2GB). The only problem of the SGS (in fact of Android
phones fan, 13 Oct 2010I am very proud of my samsung wave ,it's HD video capturing with video light support makes it ... moreYes you should. I like wave too. There's a chance that i will get wave over n8 cause it's cheaper.
so what if the browser sucks...
you only need it to download opera or some other 3rd party browser
video player not perfect
well, smartmovie, coreplayer?
limited 3rd party software
how many apps do you really need? i prefer quality over quantity
and keep in mind, nokia will release at lease two updates for n8
after which it will be perfect
I am very proud of my samsung wave ,it's HD video capturing with video light support makes it the king in this category.
but I liked nokia n8 and I gladly recommend it for any body.
spyros, Athens, Gree, 13 Oct 2010Question: How come you point out N8's battery life as one of its disadvantages when another si... moreFully agree with you. See the preview of Windows Phone 7. How the reviews said good inspite of missing out of multiple features. I guess it will be sold to ppl who will be locked to the phone and network. They will have no other choice when they latter realize they have been swindled.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010N8 have a great camera, but it is to bulky and looks ridiculus on the back of N8. USB on-the-g... moreI do believe that editing is not a problem on low pixel resolution. But rather on a small screen. The only advantage is text will look sharper and smoother on high res screen. Let's say, if the app requires that amount of text to be displayed. It will be displayed regardless of how many pixels there is. If you'll use the full potential of wvga, the minimum size of text it can display will be hard to read because it's too small anyway. So that's what you call pointless. But for a matter of decorating the spec sheet, it's quite inevitable. Especially when geeks are too delusional on everything that sounds high-end. I'm not saying it's bad, it's good actually. But calling nhd useless is nonsense to me.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010Android has greater Freedom!I have htc sense as my homescreen on my symbian. I use droid sans condensed as my font(for today) I know where all my files are saved. I can transfer any file over bluetooth. The option to install apps on sd cards has been there long ago.
To put it short, let's say symbian has no restrictions, any limits, at all. Except accessing system and private folders which needs hacking.
But i'll be honest, i don't know any about android except those things that can be read on paper. And based on what's written on paper, symbian has absolutely more freedom. Correct me if i'm wrong.
Are you cojmpletely blind? Right side of the image is totally washed out and blurry! Left side is pretty OK. I couldn't stand photos with unsharp spots. This one fails totally. Look better at the synthetic resolution images.
subho, 13 Oct 2010Seems like n82 is still the king of night photography.Hi, just wanted to clarify something.
The flash module component in the N8 is 30% smaller than that used in the N82. However the flash power is effectively the same.
You'll get a lot more detail with the N8 vs the N82 and in practice cover the same distance or greater.
N8 have a great camera, but it is to bulky and looks ridiculus on the back of N8. USB on-the-go is completely pointles on a phone that only have a 360x640 screen becaus watching movies is not a pleasant experience, even thogh N8 can "handle" most codocs, and editing documents on 360x640 is a real pain because the onscreen qwerty takes most of the already to few pixels on screen. DLNA is a better, cable free, choice than HDMI. Only 256 mb ram is not enough and the processor is to slow and the battery is to small.
Conclusion, N8 is a good "middleclass" phone but it is very far from being able to compete with the world market best top phones. Nokias flagship, N8, cannot compete against any other companies "flagship" today, but Nokia is a contender for the cheaper massmarket.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2010Video calls over wifi, 3g, 3.5g and I can hold it any fucking way I like!!! sweet."Video calls over wifi, 3g, 3.5g and I can hold it any *censored* way I like!!! sweet."
i think that was for iphone4 users, you should do some research, many apps can do videocalls over 3g now and to all phone models and even phone/computer. you dont have to use apple's own facetime app.
By the way don't be that sure, Finnish users has reported cutted calls because the weak proximity sensor, may have same issue than iphone4 it doesn't shut down the screen when you put it on your ear and your cheek close the call.
Interesting to see what happens when many people have this phone, then we see how small or big problem it really is.
i know pixon 12 pics are over-saturated but in video section both wave and iphone4 are much better than n8. also that crappy symbian interface. it's 10 years old ui with widgets :(
Mark, 13 Oct 2010I think this is a fair review. The two major downsides to the phone, text entry and the browse... moreExactly, nice to a see a professional review.
Although I still hoped they looked at this abit more as a phone and not just as a camera. I wrote this already, but I'll say it again. The camera was the smallest reason for me to buy this phone, yet I'm totally satisfied, which is due to the "swiss army knife" mindset this phone has.
Does craploads of things well, although not being the best in it. And that really suits for me. I don't need the fastest phone, I can wait few ms longer, if it gives me the overall freedom and versatility of Symbian.
Hate how people complain about 3rd party software availability being limited on Nokia devices. I haven`t even gone to the Ovi Sotre yet, and i`ve downloaded over 40 games and 30 applications for my phone from any number of sites that offer apps and games.
I think this is a fair review. The two major downsides to the phone, text entry and the browser are being solved as we speak. In the meanwhile there is Opera & Swype. The N8 is a win!