CC, 03 Mar 2011Symbian OS Fixed Focus Camera No SD card No Battery replacement This phone is going to h... moreIt's so funny when people say things like "Nokia is going to die", like it's possible that the world largest phone manufacter can simply "die". First: Nokia doesn't live only with high-end smartphones, and losing market or not, Nokia still have the biggest market share (So have Symbian OS), but obviously, Nokia is losing its position, but your dreams to see Nokia dead is completely impossible I'm afraid.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2011Last I checked, the much acclaimed iphone4 doesn't have text reflow either, and doesn't suppor... moreIf you want the reflow text feature, the Android browser has it. It also has flash as well. The major thing I find about the Android browser is that it opens up more web pages that I want to go to than the Symbian browser or Opera. The problem I have with Opera is that when entering text to some web pages, Opera refreshes the page for some reason and I lose everything I typed in. It doesn't happen all the time, but often enough that I avoided any large amount of data entry on it.
DevilG, 03 Mar 20112 Years warranty? You still have to pay if the battery blows up after that. Why dont give peop... moreSo by your reasoning all phones suck since they are all limited in some way by the storage capacity of the internal storage + memory card?
CC, 03 Mar 2011Symbian OS
Fixed Focus Camera
No SD card
No Battery replacement
This phone is going to h... moreWe know symbian is old and outdated but nokia still did a good job on this particular phone
Symbian OS (we know its old but it still supports a variety of features)
Fixed Focus Camera - its 8mp which is still better than the 5mp cameras on most phones
No SD card - this phone connects to a usb drive. Even the iphone doesnt have a card slot so i dont see the problem
No Battery replacement - iPhone doesnt have a replacable battery, but i dont see ppl complaining abt that. If you want to remove the battery, unscrew the side panel and there u go.
For some reason I actually like this phone. It doesnt have an up to date user interface, but it does have a lot of functionality in it. Although most phones today have keyboards in them, I havent seen one that has come close to the one on this (Besides the E90)
The build quality looks really good on it and this if one of the few phones which still have video calling on it (I am one of the few people who actually use this feature)
I see people saying that no memory card slot is a disadvantage, but lets not forget that you can connect a usb stick to this phone which I find more practical than connecting a cable. WIth regards to the non removable battery, why are people complaining?? The iphone has a built in battery and that works absoloutly perfect.
Sure the software is not as pretty as android or iOS, but lets not forget that this phone is primarily for business.....not focused on multimedia. The camera may not have auto focus, but it is still an 8mp camera which takes better pics than the 5mp cameras on some of the phones. Many of you guys are also forgetting the free gps which other manufactures do not give you.
The browser may not be the best in its class, but it still supports flash. Its not like one cant install opera or any other browser.
Besides the ridiculous price on this phone, I actually think that nokia did a good job on this (......for a symbian phone)
Before anyone judges...... find a smartphone which packs all the features i.e. video calling, front camera, radio with rds, 8mp camera, a WELL DESIGNED keyboard, full usb support, doc editing, hdmi, 4inch CBD, free gps with voice guidance, pre-installed doc editor......Yes there arent many.
We all know symbian is old, not as smooth as other systems and lacks a good UI, but it still gets the job done. If only they droped the price
Fixed Focus Camera
No SD card
No Battery replacement
This phone is going to help Nokia further into it's grave. Nokia - you're not doing a very good job of connecting people, are you?
Nokia E7 is good but still it lacks many business feature which a business phone should have like battery, easy to handle, flexible, security, portable(its very large in size to be a business phone like Nokia E72, business phone don't require such 8 MP camera and not the least the cost is too high.... I think this is really not a good business phone like Nokia E72, BlackBerry Bold...
TC, 03 Mar 2011"the web browser won’t let you open a new tab unless you hit a pop-up link" and &quo... moreLast I checked, the much acclaimed iphone4 doesn't have text reflow either, and doesn't support Falsh at all, yet people still rave about the browser. Double standard much?
Dazzy, 03 Mar 2011How many people keep a phone for more than 2 years? Well what do you expect DSLR's have muc... moreTry living in Asia and you will see people still rocking an N95, a five year old device. Yes, people keep their cellphone for years my friend.
DevilG, 03 Mar 20112 Years warranty? You still have to pay if the battery blows up after that. Why dont give peop... moreHow many people keep a phone for more than 2 years?
Well what do you expect DSLR's have much bigger sensors etc, please stop making stupid comparisons. Cell phone cameras are about convergence instead of having to carry a big camera around aswell. Something the N8 handles extremely well.
There are darn site more than me that hate wading through crap apps, catch yourself on.
Listen to the latest AAS podcast, Rafe Blanford has alot of industry contacts and this was information he received from them.
DevilG, 03 Mar 20112 Years warranty? You still have to pay if the battery blows up after that. Why dont give peop... moreSymbian user-base still alot bigger than iOS or Android, maybe not on your american reality or what people make you think, but the world is alot larger than USA.
Phone cameras always sucks? I guess you own an iPhone or a Galaxy S to think like that and never tried to take a shot with a N8. GSMArena itself showed that N8 camera is even better than some high-end dedicated digicams. Say that phone camera sucks only because you probably own an iPhone is not a argument, off course you don't have too many ajustments on a camera phone, but I'm talking about picture quality.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2011Fixed focus camera = Fail ! NEXT !I own a Nokia C6-01 and I can tell that the "fixed-focus" is not bad as you might thing, actualy it's not true fixed-focus, it can focus perfectly on everything from 50 cm to infinite. If you don't know, most DSLR cameras also can not focus closer than 50 cm. The only bad thing about it is that I cannot do my Macro shots that I always did with my older phone.
Dazzy, 03 Mar 2011If battery fails, Nokia gives a 2 year warranty on all its new phones and it will be covered, ... more2 Years warranty? You still have to pay if the battery blows up after that. Why dont give people a goddamn choice to replace a battery by their own. Don't try to make it positive, kid. Having built-in battery is ALWAYS disadvantage.
At what user base are you comparing Symbian to to call itself "large"? Symbian user base is so minuscule camparing to Android and iOS. Only Nokia fanboy think there are a lot of them left.
It dare you to take the best shot out of your N8 and compare it to the shot from my 3-year-old Canon G11. I will say again, cell phone camera always sucks. If you want a good photo, buy a camera with a half price you pay for a phone.
See, it is just YOU but not others. And like I said, why should you use App store interface to find a good App when you can just google it very quickly? I won't take me longer than 5 minutes to find an awesome app.
Can you cite a source for me please? or you made that number up? Why should they put a limit how much people can put it the phone? If I buy a phone, I know how much data I wanna put in. I dont need the company to think for me and they should give me a freedom to choose the storage myself. Again, having an interal storage only is ALWAYS a disadvantage. Try to fool yourself that it's not is just pathetic and idiotic.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2011Fixed focus camera = Fail ! NEXT !If you cant get it right dont complain, it is not fixed focus its EDOF two very different things
[deleted post]Altough I found E7 extremely overpriced, I would rather buy it than buy any "High-end" Android like Galaxy S with it's iPhone 3Gs copy-design, poor build quality that make you feel like holding a big cheap device, it's 5Mp camera without a LED flash and the poor costumer support that you usally see coming from Samsung, Sony Ericsson is also weak in terms of build quality and hardware, the only good thing about their phone is the looks, Motorola never updates their phones, I think HTC is the only Android brand that I would consider buy, unfortunatelly, HTC phones usually have bad sound quality. Also I would never consider buy an iPhone, no widgets, no true multi-tasking, no bluetooth file transfer and so on...
In the end, I found the Nokia phones alot more useful for me, you got USB On-the-go, multi-tasking, widgets, HDMI, FM Transmitter and simply everything that you can found on a High-end phone and even more, the only bad thing is the UI, but I rather a phone that is usefull than eyecandy.
The sad thing about this review is that GSMarena wants to drop off the Symbian for real, sooner. It seems buying this phone is a stupid idea since Nokia preferred WP7 as its primary OS.
That is really sad GSMarena!
Altough I'm a Nokia fan, I found this phone extremely overpriced and no really usefull at all, the only good thing is the physical keyboard. I think that every other S^3 phone is a smarter choice.