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Nokia N8 Review : The Macho Cam Monster!

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The Ultimate Mobile and a New series mobile from the Most Trusted Mobile Company in the World, is Nokia and its none other than Nokia N8. The Nokia N-series Mobile which are the considered to be the crazy mobile mania which had ruled the Smart phone industry for a while, but after evolution of too many smart phones like Apple iPhone, Samsung Smart Phones etc, the power of Nokia went downside the graph.

Its the main reason, that Nokia have taken few tough decisions to answer the critics who complain that “Nokia is an great Manufacturer for Cheaper and Standard Mobiles but their Standard is low for Smart Phone Mobiles. The current goal of Nokia is to bring back their Symbian glory back to its No.1 Slot. You can also Compare its Features with Samsung I5800 Galaxy 3 here.

Introduction to Nokia N8

The extra-ordinary Mobile Phone powered with 12 MP camera, with excellent Audio Output, Multi-touch input, Net-Book configuration loaded into a small Mobile Peice, Excellent Connectivity, Noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, Great Battery Backup, what not its loaded with Massive features that every mobile users would love to have in their Mobile Phone. If you are looking for a high quality mobile phone with unbelievable features, then I will surely suggest you to buy this without any kind of hesitation.

Its a smart phone with Symbian Operating System and its worth 500$(24,000 – 30,000). The design and inbuilt features were up-to the mark and will definitely a useful device for a school boy to a Business magnet.

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Nokia N8 Technical Specification

  • Size : 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm, 86 cc
  • Weight : 135 g
  • Colors : Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange.
  • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size : 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches
  • Multi-touch input method, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
  • Phonebook : Practically unlimited entries and fields,
  • Call records : Detailed, max 30 day
  • Internal : 16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
  • Card slot microSD, up to 32GB.
  • Camera : 12 MP, 4000Γ—3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash.
  • Features : 1/1.83” sensor size, ND filter, geo-tagging, face detection
  • Video : Yes, 720p@25fps
  • OS : Symbian^3 OS.
  • Messaging : SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Speaker Phone : Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack and Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter.
  • Bluetooth (v3.0 with A2DP), GPRS, GPS (with A-GPS support, Ovi Maps 3.0), USB(microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support), 3G (HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology), MP3, WAV ringtones.
  • 12 MP Camera, 4000X3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash and also Video with 720p@25fps.

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  • MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
  • Organizer, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Voice memo, T9, Flash Lite v4.0, TV-out (720p video) via HDMI with Dolby Digital Plus sound.
  • Stand-by : Up to 390 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
  • Talk time : Up to 12 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)
  • Music Play : Around 50h.

Nokia N8 Cons and Pros(Features)

Positive Points

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE support with Quad Band.
  • 12MP Camera with xenon Flash and Video with 720p@25fps video recording.
  • Symbian^3 OS,680 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 256 MB RAM.
  • Stereo FM radia with RDS, FM transmitter, Excellent Audio Quality.
  • Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB port, Smart and voice dailing, Flash and Java support.

Negative Points

  • No Video Light and Camera usability interface is outdated version and also Vide
  • o player is having few issues as well.We can’t edit Office document, inorder to do that we need to pay.
  • Having few issues with Battery as well.

Nokia N8 Review

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Design and Interface

  • Nokia N8 is ultimately one of the most prestegeous project that Nokia ever faced. In precedence steps for that, we have to appreciate Nokia for accepting the challenge and entering into the competition. These steps were considered as one of the most successful steps and one thing we can say is Nokia is 70% successful in the competition and they have passed with Distinction.
  • The Design of the Mobile is pretty new, with sluggish edges and Its amazing to see Nokia started concentrating on the Mobile Designs. After whole lots of testing stuff, Nokia have finally Got into track
  • The Touch of the Mobile is not bad, but Compared to iPhone, Blackberry, Android Mobiles the Touch is considerably poor, but the interface makes you to forget about it.

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  • The Camera is the Monster and its resolution is equal to Digital Camera resolution. Its the Camera resolution thats making it one of the most powerful Piece in Smart Phone family. If you consider other mobiles, like iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy, and other Android mobiles which are loaded with around 5MP camera, but this peice is Ultimate design with 12 MP and 4000X3000 pixels.
  • Though its loaded with whole lots of exciting Camera Options like mechanical shutter, a powerful xenon flash, 4000X3000 pixels but its not having the user friendly Camera.
  • To answer it straightly, Nokia have arranged its Camera with whole lots of Options but forgot about Comfort of Users, which may definitely disappoint the Users.
  • Regarding Video, its can capture video at 25 frames per second, which is close enough for successful video recording piece.

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Multimedia and Its Performance

  • Its a great all-rounder, Symbian MObiles were always have upperhand with a proper file manager. The Image gallery is quite normal, but being the Smart Phone Users will definately expect a lot from its Interface.
  • Its Interface looks as if like Nokia and Symbian OS are still using the Older version Image Gallery, Zooming is bit slow, Music Player is excellent with a new introduced feature Cover Flow-like interface which is an eye-candy. It supports a huge list of Music File Formats with brilliant audio Output.
  • The Phone book, Bluetooth, SMS managing, other file management were awesome as they were still maintaining the standard base of Symbian Operating System.


  • Nokia N8 is a mobile that is loaded with whole lots of features, but its facing few minor problems which are considered as bit serious problems though they are negligible.
  • This is Completely a Status showing Mobile Like Apple iPhone, which shows your status symbol for others. But still its having few issues like Interface problems, File Managements etc.
  • If you are looking for a great Music player and Camera Mobile, then Nokia N8 is the greatest Mobile that you can get without any hesitation. Symbian Operating System, is considered as best File Manager and its interface is the comfortable to the users as Symbian Mobiles were specialized for the Interface designing.
  • Though its having few defects in its body, but totally its one of the better piece from Nokia after lot of tries. You can buy this Mobile by considering few things like Camera Interface, File Management, Audio and Video Playing etc.

Rank Card for Nokia N8

  • Design : 4.5/5
  • Specifications : 4/5
  • User Interface : 3/5
  • Features : 3/5

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

21 Comments to Nokia N8 Review : The Macho Cam Monster!

  1. Whoa! That was a pretty exhaustive review. But to be honest, I used to a hardcore Nokia fanboy; but not any more! Who would want to use a Symbian powered phone when we could grab a more powerful Android or iOS device for less price? πŸ™‚

  2. I happened to check this phone out yesterday at a Nokia Priority dealer.
    Looks and Specs wise its stunning. But the Symbian^3 OS does not make a cut. It looks pale in front of iPhone or Android OS. You will like it only if you have never used iPhone or an Android device.
    Other wise a good phone. Camera is awesome.. best I have every seen in any phone.

  3. Tried the N8 yesterday. Did not feel that great.. Not worth the price. Better option is to wait until the price goes down πŸ™‚

  4. Using the N8 for the past 2 weeks and it was really worth the wait. Could not find a better replacement for my N96, which i used for 18 months(my longest running phone). But very much satisfied with N8. With firmware updates, the minor glitches (i have not face any yet) should be rectified and performances improved.
    Also keep a watch on HyperX’s mods to enhance camera performances.

  5. great phone. love my n8. much better than my old unlocked nokia phones. processor is faster. the screen is easy to manuever around and i love the apps and touch screen. texting and typing is simple enough for a touch screen. great great phone for my business, wifi emailling web browser all makes it a breeze. keeping in touch with my clients is so easy. in love with my new unlocked cell phones. wife loves hers for the camera and son likes his for the facebook. also got our cell phone unlock codes and htc unlocking for free!! got our last 2 n8β€²s at unlockthatphone.com 2 thumbs way up

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  7. I got 4 of these gadgets. I have a lot of scanners, radios, and computers. Until now I could more or less hear any source in nearly any receptor. But today I saw the modification (“upgrade”) to improve transmission power and …. eureka!! now I have a full interconnected audio network, and don’t lose a word from anywhere to everywhere. The gadget is well worth its price. Buy it, upgrade it and ENJOY it.
    By the way, the modification doesn’t bring any nasty lateral effects at all. No degradation of the signal/noise ratio, nor any kind of noise boosting.

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