Summary: If software is important to you, the Nokia N8 may fall behind the Apple iPhone 4, but otherwise it's worth adding to your list. It offers an outstanding specification, is particularly well made and offers excellent value for money.
Summary: If you are a Symbian or Nokia S60 fan, your day has come. The Nokia N8 is the best Symbian device to have ever been sold. It has a great hardware design, good software capabilities, and the most usable touch interface ever offered on Symbian, thanks to the phone's new Symbian^3 smartphone operating system.
Pros: Best camera ever, gorgeous hardware design, good battery life, great data speeds
Cons: Mediocre browser, touchscreen issues, UI feels slow at times, weak text input options
Conclusion: Thanks to the iPhone raising the bar for touch screen smartphones several years ago, the Nokia N8 faces some stiff competition. If you're currently a Nokia person, you'll likely enjoy the N8. It's a solid high-end Nokia with great voice, a fantastic camera and a vivid AMOLED capacitive display. And the new Symbian ^3 OS will seem like a godsend too.
Pros: Exceptional camera, responsive and vibrant touch screen, good battery life., Superb camera, vibrant multi-touch display, modern OS, great battery life, excellent call quality, has 3G for all GSM networks, lots of internal storage plus a microSD card slot, can play Flash video.
Cons: The OS is a solid rebirth of Symbian that's made for touch, but there's nothing that pushes it ahead of iOS and Android., OS is modern but not captivating, phone sometimes lags, browser is sometimes sluggish, battery isn't user replaceable, Ovi Maps navigation is weird in the US.