Nokia N8
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Nokia N8


Overall rating 7/10

Looking for a powerful multimedia-centric mobile device? The 12-megapixel Nokia N8 comes equipped with the Xenon flash and a sizable sensor for both high quality photo-taking and HD video recording.


Design:
7
Features:
8
User-Friendliness:
6.5
Performance:
6.5
Value:
7
THE GOOD
Good 12MP camera with attention to details and sharp imaging quality
Good viewing experience with OLED screen
THE BAD
Sluggish and unpolished user interface
Below expected battery mileage
Poor design/placement of often used buttons

Product Specification

Network: GSM 1900 / 1800 / 900 / 850 / HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Operating system Symbian^3
Built-in Memory 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
Display 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen (360 x 640 pixels)
Camera 12-megapixel / Autofocus / Xenon flash / 720p video recording
Video Support MP4 / DivX / WMV / H.264 / H.263
Audio Support MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / AC3 / FLAC
Connectivity Built-in GPS with A-GPS and Ovi Maps / Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support / microUSB 2.0 / WLAN 802.11b/g/n / HSDPA 10.2Mbps
Storage Type 16GB internal / microSD expandability / SDHC support (up to 32GB)
Battery 1200mAh
Standby / Talk time Up to 400 hours / Up to 410 minutes
Dimensions 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9mm
Weight 135g

4 user review(s)

bigfilsing

Well a good few months on and time to report back. I'm still very happy with the N8. It does have the occasional glitch although nothing that requires a reboot. Most annoying one is the screen sometimes goes blank when making a call but a quick touch of the lock key brings it back.
The camera quality is exceptional at both video and stills. the macro function for close ups is very useful and gives crisp images ( i use this as lot for my work)
Considering all the hype about the iPhone 5 , the N8 has all the features Apple now claim on the iPhone 5 and more..... FM transmitter works a treat. the N8 also functions well as a personal wifi hotspot. I've tried it with a few tablets that lack 3G and it works great in giving mobile internet to wifi only device ( even the cheap Android tablets)
In the mean time i have also used the GPS ( again note this is actual GPS not wifi or AGPS) in the device and found Nokia maps to be reliable and very useful. Especially when overs seas ( ive used it in europe, China and the Philippines in the last couple of months) being able to use GPS without data roaming fees or wifi networks is great.
If i had to buy a new phone tomorrow id certainly get the N8. Even thou im tempted by Android and even win 7 phones i think they have a way to go yet before they are "tried and tested"
Love em or hate them Nokia make damn good phones and this in my opinion, is the best to date.


mobilegeek

Rating by User:
9

I own both Nokia N8 and HTC desire HD,I juz keep N8 with me most of the time,cos its battery lasts longer, best to perform to keep my memorable things in HD by both quality and sounds,and I really can have cool apps and games like Spiderman,Assasin Creed, Tom Clancy's HAWX,Avatar,Angry birds or whatever apps like Shazam,ovi maps rock more than google maps too when I compare it,cos google map has cool features on their android OS,but ovi maps juz do better by working together with travelling apps+3D views+more countries, calling never fails me and both phone can wake me or alert me with sound which are high enough unlike ip4 which I recognise,both phones have dedicated key for camera which can't be found in ip4.Web browsing works faster if I disable the java,but it won't let you play flash video.(note dat pls) All in all,it is a cool phone,not a perfect phone,but all-rounder for entertainment+games+web browsing. I love both phones :)


ILTIZAM

Rating by User:
8

I love my N8. I attended the Nokia conducted workshop on N8 prior to the purchase from Starhub. I even get a Nokia BH-505 bluetooth headset.

The camera resolution is fantastic. The clarity and sharpness prevent me from bringing out an extra point and shoot digital camera. The video taken is also astounding for its clarity and sound capture.

Myriad of application can be downloaded from Ovi but of course cannot be compared to Iphone for its almost to infinity list.


bigfilsing

Of course i am biased as i own an N8, having returned to Nokia after a 4 year absense filled with SOny E's, HTC's and iPhones but i dont think your evaluation if fair when you
A/ Failed to mention is has actual GPS ( rather than AGPS)
B/ It has an FM transmitter ( for wireless in-car audio) something which requires serious dollar add-ons with other phones
C/ Its on board audio and video editing blows the competition away

If you have to compare apples with oranges ( joke in there somewhere) you might point out that the recessed sim and micro SD at least it has memory options and using a pen works when you have fat fingers ( i do too) rather than hunting for a paper clip or similar (iPhone)
Recessing the camera button makes sense too unless you fancy a battery draining 15 minute HD vid of the inside of your pocket.

I know you guys quickly grasp for smart phone features but thats shouldnt be an excuse to forget mmmmh Its a phone!! Whats the reception like , Its a darn site better than anything else i've used ( with the exception of a Xperai X1)
Whats the audio quality like ?? etc etc

IS it perfect ? No of course not but it works at least as well as other "smart phones" and considering the features is good value.


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