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Pics: Nokia N8 vs Nokia N900 vs Nokia N97 (Huge Nokia N8 Review/First Impressions from Blog-N8.fr)

Blog-N8.fr has put together a huge first impressions with the Nokia N8. As much of it has been documented before I’ll post up just a few main points of interest from their post. Note that it’s in French so apologies for anything lost in translation.

  • Fits comfortably in the hand (not as wide as iPhone, wider than N97 – good balance)
  • Better screen than n97, greater contrast, more vivid, blacks are blacker.
  • Nokia N8 – RM596 sold in France will all be made in Finland
  • 180MB free internal memory – well – just make sure you’re always installing apps onto memory card or mass memory.
  • Browser is weak point – not as fluid as the rest of the phone
  • From what they have seen, no management for tabs – long press no cut and paste (WTF! – are you frikkin serious? No multiple browser windows? Good thing for Opera Mobile. Man, S60 Browser NEEDS TO DIE IN A HOLE RIGHT NOW)
  • Currently no virtual QWERTY in portrait. Only T9. Not an issue for me as I want one handed T9 in portrait but I know many have requested this feature.
  • 12mp images load quickly despite their large file sizes (excellent considering other phones still stuck on 3mp/5mp)
  • Video editor well designed – can create montages from photos and videos (as well as adding text and transition effects) with output file in HD

Look at our favourite chunky monkey in the middle! N8 can’t be accused of being an obese brick of a phone. Mmm..that N8 black. I want it so much!


  1. Roger Johnson
    June 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    On the subject of the browser, it’s well worth considering what Rafe at AllAbout Symbian had to say on the matter http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/showpost.php?p=468394&postcount=38

    “For browser – yes it is Browser 7.2 with multi-touch added. It is quicker though thanks to the extra memory and processor (very difficult to judge in short time). There are also some small UI changes and single tap makes things more efficient in places. I would also say the browser is one of the apps that benefits most from a capacitive screen (other way round for some apps). Of course the nice thing about the N8 is there are several browsers you can add to it. Like Maps the browser is now developed separately to the platform – that means we should see Browser 8.0 before the end of the year. My understanding is that this will be Qt based (QtWebkit) and will have a reworked UI. Watch this space.”

  2. John Wiegand-forson
    June 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Still don’t know whether to buy this, blue is still the colour to got for mate 🙂 !!!

  3. Anuar Iván
    June 18, 2010 at 5:23 am

    ¿Cual creen que sea el mejor?
    yo lo quiero para diversion pero a la vez un internet rapido y llenarlo de aplicaciones para nunca aburrirme¡¡¡¡
    que opinan???? el nokia n8 o el nokia n900 para lo que estoy pidiendo???
    gracias por su respuesta¡¡¡¡

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