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Good: Camera, and that's all!
Bad: How long have you got?
Comment: I bought one of these as an upgrade from an iPhone 3GS. I had been put off of Apple due to the fact that the 'Phone@ part of the iPhone was so shocking.
Having had Nokia's years ago I knew they would, at least, be good for using as a telephone!
I was also impressed with the FM broadcaster and built in Sat Nav, and the overall package, on paper, looked good.
Thank God I had a 14 day money back return from o2. The N8 was horrible!!
I really wanted it to perform better than the iPhone, and I am no Apple fan, but the N8 was a disaster.
It makes the iPhone feel so slick and well thought out. Finding contacts, sending emails takes several presses of buttons to get to where an iPhone would have taken 1 or 2 presses. The Qwerty keyboard was horrible to use and regularly registered the incorrect letter.
Scrolling down menus, awkward and jumpy. The zoom in/out on the screen was useless. The web browser felt like something from the ark. I downloaded Opera, not much better, and also some 3rd party keyboards but they were little better, if at all.
The whole experience was VERY disappointing. I want something other than an iPhone that works intuitively, looks slick, and shows that the designers have really thought hard when producing it.
Sadly, the Nokia is way, way, way off the mark. If you are changing from an iPhone then swerve the N8 at all costs. You will be so disappointed.
Right now it's in the post, back to O2. Windows HTC phone coming the other way... It may also not be up to iPhone standard but must surely still be way ahead of the N8.
Comment: Best smartphone on the market.
Good: Smooth responsive UI, ease of transfer from previous phone
Comment: This just gets better. My 5800XM is still tied to T-Mobile (apparently no-one can unlock it, not even Nokia!) so I popped out the MicroSD card, instantly adding another 8GB for backups etc. And then I discovered that actually, with a cable Nokia supplied, I can back up straight to any sort of usb device which I happen to think is just one of many small strokes of genius. Transferring from my 5800 was stupidly easy; get my two phones talking bluetooth, then just decide what I want to copy- took about 5 minutes (all of this without replying on a third device or any kind of subscription. The "Activate power saving" feature is brilliant; stops you using 3G (which I rarely use anyway), dims the screen and I guess would shut off bluetooth (except I always shut bluetooth off anyway as a routine). However it does still let you use WiFi when it's available.
All in all it's faultless; the learning curve was practically zero (follows on neatly from the 5800 and 6120C) although they have moved the odd thing around.
I suppose it's horses for courses. But I do think the Crave review was irresponsible and unjust.
Good: The best smartphone for real Business People!
Bad: Take some time getting use to it but it is rewarding.
Comment: The only phone I would purchase was the HTC Desire HD. But a friend who owned it confided to me that it too has a few problems and she's still trying to resolve a few application crashes.
No i-phone for me because of known issues of reception in some places and frozen screens recurring. I had the i-phone 3 so I know.
The Nokia N8 is the most reliable phone if you compare the others for the asking price. Won't let you down! (unless you drop it!)
Battery life is superior to i-phone or the HTC., Don't believe those who tried it only at the phone shop and pass judgment. .
Good: Camera, TV-Out (Mini-HDMI)
Bad: Screen, Design, OS
Comment: A Good All round Phone, But I wouldn't Have Chosen This Over My iPhone 4, Its A Good Phone Don't Get Me Wrong, Although The Choice Of Colour Is Poor, Lime Green? Yeah, I Don't Think So. And The Design Is OK, Just OK, Not Very Well Thought Out, The Camera Is Good, But Turning HDR Off On My iPhone And Comparing Photos, Not Much Difference, Poor For A 12MP Camera, But Still, Nothing Beats Good Old DSLR. And Last, OS, Not A Fan Of Andriod OS, And This One Is Just The Same, OK, Nothing Special, Just OK, Apps Aren't Very Good, Yes They're Are Quite A Few And Most Are Free, They're Very Average Apps, Compared With The iTunes, They Are Poor. Overall A Good Phone, But I Wouldn't Buy It, And I Wouldn't Recommend It.
Comment: Oh god, the CNET review is a real joke...just browsed through their grades for many other phones...they actually gave more to C5 than to N8, and put up a real commercial for the battery-life-useless Desire HD.
Purely incompetent tech journalists like the one who wrote the N8 review here should be sacked without further questions.
Comment: I've posted more of my personal thoughts at rj07thomas.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/the-emperors-new-clothes/
Good: Flawless nokia design, usability.
Bad: Nothing I've found after 24 hours
Comment: Okay, here's the deal if you find yourself looking for an "Impartial" review of the N8. Don't take any notice of CNET Crave.
They're happy to make a splash about a single person who had major problems with their N8, but don't feel that the iPhone 4's ability to drop calls is a major issue.
And they seem to have data indicating that iOS is overtaking Blackberry, whereas gs.statscounter.com indicates the exact opposite.
So, if you want an iPhone get an iPhone. If you want to compare the iPhone with an N8, I think you'll have to go in-store as I've just found that PC Pro (UK) have also joined the Apple praising/ Nokia bashing which is a shame, as I used to rely on them to provide impartial reviews. At the end of the day it's your money, but the N8 is brilliant and you'll find offers you more freedom (example, all patches for the iPhone are delivered solely through iTunes. I'm sorry Apple, but if there's a security flaw in my OS- whatever it is- I want it patched asap through whatever method I choose, not whatever method you choose).
Good: The best for reception and conferencing calls!
Bad: Not many softwares?
Comment: My colleague got this last week and compared it to my HTC Desire HD. For the price he paid, I believe its really terrific. Not sure about N8 battery as my own HTC needs recharging nearly everyday or on alternate days depending. I still think the i-phone 4 has the most gorgeous animated desktop ever of all phones. Of all the phones including mine (including the Samsung Galaxy), the Nokia N8 has the best reception and quality conference calls.
Good: Price and spec.
Bad: Nothing I can see.
Comment: How can you knock this phone? Twenty five pounds a month for all you'll need compared to over Thirty five pounds for the others. Yes it's no iphone but is that a bad thing. Great camera, great video (HDMI direct to tv), all the usual and more, as for battery life, lasts at least a day and a half with more than average use. If you are getting confused using it, maybe it isn't the phone. Show me another phone on the market built as well with as much kit and for the same price. Don't be a sheep and continue to bleat on about iphone. How boring would the world be if everyone had the same thing.
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