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★★★★★
Nokia N8

“Nokia N8 = Amazing!”

Written on: 25/07/2012 by Richard-Leeds (3 reviews written)

I Had A Nokia N8 On Virgin Mobile & I Love Everything About It, The Style, The Features. People Ask Me Why I Didn't Get An iPhone Or One Of The New Samsung's And It's Basically Because, Nokia's Are Much More Than Just A Fancy Phone That Talks To Back To You. For Me, It's The Features. 16GB Internal Memory, A 12 Megapixel Camera. HD Video Recording, HDMI Output, TV Output & Of Course The Free Maps & Drive Service That Nokia Incorporates Into It's Phones. In My Opinion. iPhones & Samsungs Are… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Good camera, poor functionality”

Written on: 13/07/2012 by GeraldH (7 reviews written)

I got the Nokia N8 phone as an upgrade from my N86, hoping they would have ironed out a lot of the software bugs - but they hadn't. This phone is slow, clunky and just very disappointing. You get the feeling that it's trying to be an iPhone, but it just doesn't work as well. On the face of it, the specs are good. A decent amount of storage memory, a good camera and a reasonably sized screen with a good resolution. Unfortunately, it is just glaringly obvious that they should have paid… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Nice camera.”

Written on: 15/05/2012 by PetrovAndrey (1 review written)

Got this phone for about year and half ago. Till now everything was fine. Exept that this phone is symbian based platform, the choise of programs is quite limited. But recently appear one problem, the phone starts to restart alone. When i try open any program, the screen freeze, and the phone restarts! Sometimes during call! but dont do this all the time, have days when it works fine. Take to the service, and they said that don't detect any problem. After 2 days it happened again. And now is… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Not a smart phone”

Written on: 26/04/2012

I got this on a cheap contract direct from Nokia and T-mobile (T-mobile have been excellent) Its a good phone and for a touch screen feels a little unresponsive. The camera / video is brilliant. The major problem is software, you can only use Nokia authorized products and there is very little inout from other massive software designers / producers. Some resent updates have improved the operating system alot but it still does not feel software engineered. As far a reliability I have had this… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Nokia N8

“Fantastic camera, but it's no iphone”

Written on: 22/01/2012

I bought this phone as a compromise between smartphone features and a camera that actually has a decent flash. As very few phones on the market actually use xenon flash choices were quite limited. LED flash just does not cut it in low level light conditions. On the basis of a compact camera there isn't much I can say against the N8. However, if you are not too bothered about the camera issue then it would have to be an iphone(3gs onwards) all the way. As much as I hate to see us all walking… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“A very good phone with a few annoying traits.”

Written on: 23/12/2011 by Biker_Bob (17 reviews written)

I've been a Symbian fan for years so the N8 was a natural upgrade from my N97. A lot has been written about the camera and it's all true - there is no better camera phone. The multimedia capabilities of the N8 are very strong, Dolby 5.1 surround, HDMI video out, 720p video recording, \"play via radio\" (the absolute killer feature now copied by others). The N8 has a 3d graphics processor so gaming is very good, connect it to your telly with the AV lead and play racing games using the… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Fantastic snapper!”

Written on: 13/06/2011 by jb771 (2 reviews written)

The N8 is a fantastic alternative to your camera and camcorder. It has a 12 MP camera and HD quality playback. This was the main reason why I purchased the N8 and from this perspective it has not failed to live up to my expectations. Other good points is the WiFi capability that allows you to make use of WiFi hotspots to prevant your network data allowance being used up. Downloading speeds are a lot quicker on WiFi however at times reception is poor on pure reliance of network reception for… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“brilliant, simply brilliant”

Written on: 05/06/2011 by neilpugh (6 reviews written)

this phone has the best digital camera and video recorder ever. i was able to sell both my £150 sony hd camcorder and camcorder then use the cash to buy this phone. the image quality is streets ahead of iphone. the phone is very tough and after 6 months there isn't a single scratch on the screen or the phone surface. it still looks brand new. the software although weak compared to android and iphone is still fast, although occasionally a restart is needed. it's also way more intuitive than… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“If you are interested in buying smart camera phones...”

Written on: 21/03/2011 by mobilescomparisonshop (1 review written)

If you are interested in buying smart camera phones then the Nokia N8 will surely be an ideal option for you. The gadget boasts of a 12 MP snapper which undoubtedly gives the hard competition to the digital cameras. On the other hand, the gadget possesses of both GPRS as well as Wi-Fi, with the help of which users can get connected with internet. The Nokia N8 is available under beneficial contract deals on this portal. Here, you can compare and get a plenty of cheap mobile phones, with… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“love this phone!!! had it for 3 months and only...”

Written on: 14/03/2011

love this phone!!! had it for 3 months and only problem i have with it is the battery life isn't great, it does help that your able to charge via usb from laptop or pc though. camera is fantastic, love the face recognition especially when trying to capture pictures of my 3 kids together. music player isn't the best i previously had a nokia x6 which i traded for the n8 and i think the sound quality on x6 is a lot better. no problems with this turning itself off or rebooting for no reason which… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Nokia N8

“2 weeks I've had this phone. It worked well for the...”

Written on: 14/02/2011

2 weeks I've had this phone. It worked well for the first week (with only 1 re-boot). After that first week I had almost convinced myself that I'd made the right choice of phone (iPhone4 was the alternative). My second week has been a disaster. I've lost count of the number of times this phone has turned itself off. Sometimes it re-boots itself. Mostly it is a struggle to re-start the thing. Today it has died totally (day 15) and is going back to Vodafone. A real pity for Nokia because the… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Nokia Had very bad press with All the Faulty sets of...”

Written on: 11/02/2011

Nokia Had very bad press with All the Faulty sets of N8 that didn't work for more than hours after you first purchased them !
I was Unlucky enough to get one of them!
Yet Nokia , will not apologize or offer to replace these sets unconditionally when and where It happens. Instead they tell you the usual story. Go & bring it back from where You bought IT!
IS that Right ? I am asking !
They messed Up Badly, yet they have NO remorse or feel sorry for the inconvenience they give to their customers… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Nokia N8

“Build quality excellent! Functionality - a bit hit &...”

Written on: 14/01/2011

Build quality excellent! Functionality - a bit hit & miss! Promises much and occasionally does deliver. But the touch screen is imprecise and is quite fond of ignoring your touch. The most frequent contacts box that you can install on a home screen is a case in point.More often than not a moving symbol indicates your touch command is in progress - then nothing happens! I would also say that Nokia Ovi Suite recently updated is to be frank - rubbish - it doesn't even like my computers screen… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Feels nice in weight and the aluminum case is solid...”

Written on: 08/12/2010 by nottinghamfella (41 reviews written)

Feels nice in weight and the aluminum case is solid enough. Smallish in the hand.

The camera has 12 megapix and video recording in 720p and can upscale to 1080i via the HDMI port(cable included)

The lens is great and has an actual mechanical shutter for high speed photography which worked amazingly.

The main screen now has 3 home screens customizable. The contacts widget now can have a list of 20 attached to it that can scroll along.

The battery has a design fault; the batter is not… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Nokia has only one thing in mind. It's COMPETITION....”

Written on: 30/11/2010 by anuptn (13 reviews written)

Nokia has only one thing in mind. It's COMPETITION. This is clearly allowing them to slip in the world market of the premium smartphone. Wonder what they thought it would be.

One of the slowest phones. Forget multi-tasking which was never Apple's virtue, it can't switch between an Application and the main menu fast. The only interesting thing is the OVI downloads, 4 million songs free is great. However, that is spoilt with the DRM. The audio quality from the in built speaker is lousy. Its… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Nokia N8

“just brilliant, its the best fone iv ever had and iv...”

Written on: 13/11/2010

just brilliant, its the best fone iv ever had and iv had some fones,simple to use and packed with features, the camera is mindblowing and the video quality too, iv had mine 3 weeks now and aint had any problems at all, thanx nokia and well done… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“ my wife bought me a vivas for my birthday 1st touch...”

Written on: 09/11/2010 by pam152 (9 reviews written)

my wife bought me a vivas for my birthday 1st touch screen even had ,it nearly put me of touch screens for life then my wife said try n8 had a few hickups 1st few days now worked things out with it absoluty amazed with this phone dont know why peaople are writng bad reviews about this phone as never had the problems that people are saying if you do have any problems with this phone go into a vodaphone shop because i found the staff very helpfull havent got 1 complaint about this phone well… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Looking online I see I am not alone - there are...”

Written on: 02/11/2010

Looking online I see I am not alone - there are hundreds of reports that Nokia have seriously mucked up this softare.

This phone constantly freezes, sometimes it magically comes back (after losing information!), the last time it didnt and now it's completely dead.

I'm stuck without a phone, but worse I cant get to my diary/contacts.

Before the phone died it kept freezing (several times a day), struggling with the simplest of tasks - even rebooting itself for no reason.

The menu's are… Read Full Review

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Nokia N8

“Introducing the Nokia N8 ”

Written on: 22/09/2010

Introducing the Nokia N8
Take amazing photos and videos, connect to your favourite social networks and be entertained with the latest Web TV programs and Ovi Store apps.

The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, HD-quality video recording, film editing software and Dolby surround sound. All in a beautiful, aluminium design.

Nokia introduces the Nokia N8, our latest smartphone that intuitively connects to the people, places and services that matter… Read Full Review

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