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Nokia N8

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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Nokia N8 looks fantastic on paper, but Symbian 3 is frustrating to use compared to competing smart-phone operating systems. A slick case and great camera help to make this the best Nokia touchscreen phone ever, but it's just not fun to use.
  • Cons: Software is confusing and frustrating in places; fewer apps available than with rival phones; poor social-networking integration.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8 Review: In Depth

Recombu
29 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Nokia N8 is a seriously powerful smartphone with some great features such as the 12-megapixel camera and the HDMI-out capabilities. However we feel there’s much room for improvement on the user interface side of things and the web browser could do with a serious overhaul. If navigating a multitude of menus isn’t a major headache for you then there’s a lot to like about the Nokia N8.
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Overall 5
5.0

Nokia N8 (Unlocked)

PC Magazine
21 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The N8, Nokia's flagship phone, saddles solid hardware with an arcane, difficult-to-use operating system that makes it very frustrating to use.
  • Pros: Excellent voice quality. Strong battery life. Spectacular 12-megapixel camera.
  • Cons: User interface is abysmal.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8 Review

Digitaltrends
15 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The N8 is Nokia’s big stab at fighting the iPhone and Android onslaught in premium markets like Europe and the United States, much as the BlackBerry Torch is to RIM. On paper it looks like it has a fighting chance: The N8 has a high-quality 3.5-inch touch screen, 12-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal memory, and looks fairly slick. Unfortunately, like the BlackBerry, it is weighted down by an operating system that is showing serious age, and an underclocked processor.
  • Pros: Vivid 3.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen, 720p video capture with HDMI output, 12-megapixel camera is fantastic, 16GB internal memory
  • Cons: $500 price tag, No battery access, Slow processor lags sometimes, Symbian v3 OS can't compete with Android or iOS, Poor built-in Web browser, No vertical QWERTY keyboard
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8 Review

Brighthand
25 November 2010
  • Summary: I have gone back and forth about the Nokia N8 . In many respects, this is an excellent start to the bevy of Symbian^3 releases that we can expect from Nokia. It has a premium feel that and a polish that has been sorely needed from the Symbian side of this company's offerings. The level of hardware is a nice baseline for what can be considered a mid-range handset.
  • Pros: Great-looking hardware, Redesigned Symbian OS, Penta-band 3G, Amazing 12 megapixel camera
  • Cons: Poorly-designed on-screen keyboard, Below average web browser
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

t-break
28 October 2010
  • Conclusion: About the only thing that doesn’t look in place is the back side of the Nokia N8. Here, you see a slider type layer where the camera is located- except that layer does not slide but is fixed and houses the 12.1 MP lens along with the dual Xenon flash lights. My guess is that Nokia needed a bit of extra thickness to accommodate the extra large 1/1.9″ sensor with a Carl Zeiss lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8 Smartphone

Wired
7 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Nokia has had it rough lately. But with the feature-packed N8, the Finnish handset maker has finally earned a spot at the cool kids table.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8

LAPTOP Magazine
6 October 2010
  • Summary: The Nokia N8 has an excellent design and one of the best cameras we've seen in a smartphone; too bad it's coupled with lame software, a tiny screen, and a slow processor. If Nokia had completely reworked the Symbian OS with a real makeover instead of an barely noticeable upgrade, the N8 could really shine. But it's hard to justify its $549 price when all you're getting is a very good camera.
  • Pros: Excellent 12-megapixel camera, Sharp HD video recording and HDMI output, Free turn-by-turn navigation with Ovi Maps, Can use it on T-Mobile or AT&T
  • Cons: Runs slow, Symbian3 OS isn't user-friendly, Very few quality apps available in Ovi Store, Full virtual keyboard only available horizontally, No subsidy available for the phone
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8

What Hi-Fi?
5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: There was a time when some of the biggest players in mobile telephony, such as Samsung and Sony Ericsson were fully paid-up members of the Symbian club. But, the arrival of more glamorous, attractive alternatives has meant that they've now jumped ship, leaving owners Nokia with quite a job on its hands. It's fair to say that recent Nokia phones have failed to recapture former glories – but their flagship smartphone, the N8, has the most recent chance to turn the tide.
  • Pros: Quality build, AMOLED screen, HD camera, cohesive sound, Flash support for web
  • Cons: Patchy operating system, thinness in the treble, average video quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia N8

THE INQUIRER
4 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The N8 is a valiant effort from Nokia and definitely its best high-end smartphone to date. However, Symbian^3 is a big letdown and, while the N8 will satisfy multimedia and Nokia fans, it could struggle to attract business users against competition from the Blackberry, Iphone, and to a lesser extent, Android devices.
  • Pros: Great camera, decent battery life, impressive multimedia options.
  • Cons: Poor touchscreen keyboard, frustrating Internet experience, cluttered interface., Symbian^3 is disappointing.
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