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Good: Touch Screen
Bad: Only holds charge for a few hours
Comment: I received my N8 on Saturday, charged it for 12 hours, received 6 texts and sent 2 then the battery went flat with less than 24 hours on standby. I spoke to my provider - T-Mobile who told me that they had quite a few customers wanting to return dead or dying N8's. I see the T-Mobile website has removed the N8 from sale and only advertise as 'keep me informed' The Nokia forums are full of stories of woe! My phone is going back to T-Mobile and I think I will be looking at an HTC
Good: Amazing Camera + Fine Hardware.
Bad: Do not use standard browser yet (new one coming out november 2010)
Comment: I have used a review unit. Pre-ordered mine already that should arrive soon.
The phone is extremely well built, with a good battery life and an amazing camera. I can't give exact battery figures yet but I can say that it is possible to finally leave the old snapper at home and bring this baby around instead.
Symbian is mature enough to have everything I need, I can do what I want with it and a new browser is about to be released for it. Meanwhile you can use one of the many good options available.
This is what's good with a platform with millions of users and thousands of developers all around the world. S^3 is a great step forward if you have used previous Nokia models, and it will be even better as the updates arrive. Nokia tends to support their mobile phones very well, so my hope is for this trend to continue.
If you like me don't care about Facebook and Twitter, use the phone like a normal person (calls, text, taking the odd picture, a bit of browsing, and GPS Navigation!) this is the right mobile for you too.
GPS is amazing, you can upload all the maps on the mobile and use it like a GPS device, no extra costs, no roaming charges, no data fees! Desktop software works like a charm and updates the maps too!
I don't agree/understand the bad reviews around.
Try one and make your own opinion, chances are you'll love it like I did and ditch Android for it, like me. ;)
Comment: As I'm apparently not allowed to be negative at all (that's right-another post was deemed to have "Spam" phrases) I just want to point out the huge discrpancies between the CNET-vs-user reviews on both the iphone 4 reviews and the N8 review; needless to say, the iphone 4 user rating was less than the CNET rating, and vice-versa for the N8.
Anyway, read the CNET reviews for yourself. It's astounding. The N8 get's more negativity for far less serious crimes ("Software is confusing and frustrating in places" compared to "Signal drops when you hold the phone in a certain way" anyone?)
Good: It's a nokia :)
Bad: haven't go it yet (no comment)
Comment: Don't worry; this review is clearly written by fanboyz.The "long, scrollable list" of icons is missing. So what? I don't want to see a long, scrollable list- I prefer to see single screenful's of icons, and would rather click through more times to see single screeenful's of icons than one monolithic list.
This will be a great phone unless you've been brainwashed by the Church of Appleology, so don't worry (has no-one else ever noticed the fact that OS X was a sea-change from OS9 and below, but the fanboyz have been so brainwashed that they just went on and on about how great it was and didn't notice that it was hugely different?)
Incidentally, this is my second attempt at posting a review. My first was deemed to contain spam; is this because it was anti- iPhone/Adnroid and pro-Nokia?
Comment: Another year, and another Nokia iPhone wannabe handset; they even stole Apple's cover flow music format viewing: apparently, Nokia lacks immagination. They didn't even bother to create their own format.
Too bad, I used to like Nokia as I was a Nokia user for 12 years... until phone was reborn with the iPhone.
Good: all the hardware i'm looking for
Bad: the os even nokia is going to jump ship
Comment: does anyone know if you will be able to update to the meego operating system or will we just have to wait till the n9 comes out early next year.
Good: All hardware
Bad: not 1000 GHZ processor
Comment: .... I donÂ´t mean to be rude but "the N8's software feels confusing and frustrating".... are you really that easily confused and frustrated..?? Symbian is not the best UI or OS; but is it that bad that should be categorized as frustrating and confusing? I know its not. Maybe being a little more open minded about OS's and UI's would be a better advice... AGAIN I DONÂ´T MEAN TO BE RUDE.
Good: NICE DESIGN AND GOOD RANGE OF COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM
Bad: does'nt live up to expectations iphone 4 wins handsdown, the camera just cant match iphones and not as many apps
Comment: I would stay clear of this phone and get the iphone!
Good: All the features and hardware and looks are great!
Bad: UI could be polished (but is an immence improvement from n95)
Comment: The N8 hardware is super nice. I LOVE my new phone. Granted the UI could be improved. I am a former i-phone user and now mainly use HTC android. A year ago i tried the n95 but gave up using it very fast as the UI was impossible. The N8 UI though is good. Not great, but it gets me what i want when i want it.
Good: The hardware looks excellent although the processor and memory is a bit weedy
Bad: Symbian! I've had every popular Nokia since 1999 and the N97 killed it for me!
Comment: If Nokia ever decide to adopt Android and pack it into a phone with this kind of spec I'd buy it in a heartbeat. No-one would criticise them for dropping Symbian (Everyone else has!)
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