Summary: This is a nice handset. The battery life is amazing compared to android handsets. I own Samsung Vibrant, HTC G1, and HP veer. Nokia N8 is really great for an entry level smart phone. If you rely heavily on Google services, this isn't the handset for you. If you want a device that is very good at the specific tasks of: Navigation, Taking Photos, Media Playback, texting, email and phone calls, this is a great choice.
Summary: I have the blue nokia n8 for 5 months now. It has been a great phone, but now the phone fails to accept any sim card and nokia warranty will not warranty my phone although i have 7 months left on my warranty. I contacted amazon and was told i can send the phone in to amazon returns for a partial refund but they couldnt guarantee the amount refunded nor could they guarantee that i could get the phone back if i were not happy with the refund amount. BUYER BEWARE!!!!
Nokia N8 - Since 1997 I have used only Nokia (Loyal Fan)
Mayur J Sishodia, Amazon
9 April 2011
Summary: Hello All, I like this phone but I am sure they can do better. 1. The email functionality is not upto par. I have to switch off/on the phone a lot to sync. 2. Too many dropped calls, I have friends in the same area with AT&T coverage with iPhone, samsung, my phone drops the call most. 3. The battery life is not good. I am charging the phone almost every day. 4. My phone says 3.5G and its not as fast, it better using WiFi at home. 5. Apps such as Here and Now, is bad.
Summary: "First, the good news is that the phone is great at multimedia – I love that I can plug it into my TV to watch BBC iPlayer, et al. I also like the 12MP camera, an improvement on the 8MP on my last phone, which produced impressive pictures. I also like the radio and FM transmitter, but as it’s buried deep in the sub-menu’s I only just discovered this today as I’m due to send it back.
Summary: Bought this to replace my trusty Nokia E71. Looking for fullscreen email and browsing phone, although my primary need is great call call quality anywhere in the world. I'm not a big apps person and only a moderate texter, Twitterer and Facebook user. Bottom line, the phone was returned.
Summary: I had used my 5800 for 6 months. It served me well for scheduling, sms. But its browser is near useless. Then I bought N900, which works like mini computer. The fonts are beautifully zoom in and out in web pages. igoogle is just displayed as goog as my pc. but N900 is bulky and heavy. So I tried N8. But its fonts looks pretty bad in wed pages. I did not try camera and other features which I believe are good as many reviewer saied. So I returned it next day.
Summary: * Battery is flaky. Sometimes phone shuts down overnight. * OS is flaky. * Camera takes good pics only sometimes * FM transmitter is weak. * Call quality is good mostly. But not worth the money as compared to an Anderoid phone.
Summary: I have been a Nokia user for years, owning a number of their Symbian phones (N75-3, N95-3, E71-2, E72-2, N97-3). I was eager to get this because it appeared as if it was Symbian 5th (S^1) done correctly which is what I was looking for, not to mention the camera really sucked me in. It's been a month and a half since I began using this as my primary device, and I've spent considerable time using it and comparing it to my N97 and Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S).
Had to love it or return it. I 'm going to return it.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 December 2010
Summary: I am your average un-techie type user. When I buy something I like it to work without a lot of fuss. I am pretty familar with Nokia and Symbian. I've owned various older Nokia bar style phones, and most recently, an e61i(first smartish phone for me) then a MusicXpress 5530. I'll start with the things I liked: The look and feel of the phone: I think it looks great. It is on the heavy side and I like a heavier device.
Summary: Had this phone for over 3 weeks but just had to return it. Let me tell you this phone has a great quality build and great spec's. The overall hardware is incomparable and really stands out in comparison to that of the competition. The 12 megapixel camera takes outstanding pictures and can easily replace a "point and shoot" camera.. Honestly the phone is an honest good buy but the Symbian OS ruines the whole user experience.