Nokia N8 Review
Nokia introduced the Nokia N8, the latest smartphone that intuitively connects to people, places and services that matter most. The Nokia N8 enables people to create compelling content, connect to their favourite social networks and enjoy the latest on-demand Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps.
Nokia N8 - 12mb Camera:
The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and a large sensor that rivals those found in compact digital cameras. People can also make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite.
Nokia N8 - Unrivaled entertainment system:
The Nokia N8 offers a true home theater experience with HD quality film and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. You can plug the device to your home theatre system with an HDMI cable.
The Nokia N8 enables access to local and global Web TV services that deliver TV programs, news and entertainment from channels such as CNN, National Geographic, E! Entertainment and Paramount directly on the homescreen.
Nokia N8 - Social media:
People can update their status, share location and photos, and view live feeds from Facebook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. Calendar events from social networks can also be transferred to the device calendar.
Nokia N8 - Software:
The Nokia N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation, taking you where you want to be and showing you what want to see in over 70 countries worldwide.
Nokia N8 - Memory:
The Nokia N8 has 16GB of in-built storage space, expandable up to 48GB with a Micro SD card. Large files can be easily transferred to a memory stick with the USB On-the-Go.
Nokia N8 - Symbian 3 advancements:
Multi-touch and customizable home screens.
Symbian^3 introduces several major advances, including support for gestures such as multi touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom. The Nokia N8 also offers three customizable home screens which can be loaded with apps and widgets.
The new 2D and 3D graphics architecture takes full advantage of the Nokia N8’s hardware acceleration to deliver a faster and more responsive user interface.
The Nokia N8 marks the global device debut of the new Symbian^3 software, featuring several major advancements:
- Usability enhancements across the user interface, including single tap, multi-touch and support for gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom.”
- Three personalized home screens on the Nokia N8, easily maneuvered through by a simple flick.
- Faster and more responsive user interface with new 2D and 3D graphics architecture that takes full advantage of hardware acceleration
- More efficient memory management allows more applications to run in parallel for a faster, more complete and efficient multi-tasking experience.
Nokia N8 - More Features:
- HD quality imaging and cinematic sound
- Shoot and edit photos and video with supreme clarity of a 12 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics
- Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound and HDMI connection to a home entertainment system Personalization capabilities for a truly individual experience
- Personal touches come to life on three fully customizable home screens
- Instant access to Ovi Store’s apps, games and other cool content
- Web TV delivers local and global TV favorites right to the home screen. A seamless and fully integrated social network experience
- Get live updates from Facebook, Twitter, and RenRen pushed right to your home screen, with feeds visible at a single glance
- Connect from anywhere on your phone—your home screen, contacts, or map
- Enrich your social network experience with content from your phone including pictures, location and more
- Free navigation, forever
- Free worldwide satellite car and walk navigation from Ovi Maps in over 70 countries
- Built in premium guides from Lonely Plan and Via Michelin for tips on travel, restaurants, weather, and hotels
Nokia N8 - Operating times:
•Talk time (GSM/WCDMA) –12/5 h 50min
•Standby (GSM/WCDMA) –390/400 h
•Video record –3 h 20 min
•Music playback –50 h
•Video playback –7 h
•Video playback with HDMI –6 h
•Web TV –3 h 20 min
Nokia's latest N-series phone is a fantastic piece of hardware let down by its software. It might appeal to existing Symbian users, but as smartphone operating systems go Symbian will have to catch up much faster to the likes of iOS, Android, BlackBerry and even Bada.
The Nokia N8 is also for those who want a phone that gives them a fantastic camera in their pocket and aren't too phased about the shortcomings of the device, or don't plan on using social networking services or the text input features all that often.