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Video: Nokia N8 vs iPhone 4 – Symbian^3 vs iOS4

Here’s a two part video comparing the Nokia N8 vs the iPhone 4. Well pretty much S^3 vs iOS4. Quite distinct is the polished nature of iOS – though Symbian has improved greatly since the ridiculous S^1 days.

An important thing to note is that USER EXPERIENCE is the effect of the combination of hardware and software. The look and feel of the iPhone 4’s glitzy UI is undeniably good, but there’s nothing underneath that Symbian cannot accomplish. In fact, being a more mature platform, you could argue that Symbian is much more feature packed. I mean, come on, iOS4 only just got folders, “multitasking”, wallpapers and digital zoom.

The N8’s superb camera is a strong and unique selling point which right now is unrivalled.  I think it’s pretty good for most tasks, and for many consumers, that will be enough.  Web browser definitely needs catching up but according to Nokia – the new Nokia browser will be just as good as anything else out there on the market (for mobile browsing). Even as good as MicroB? Well, that would be a fine thing.

Worth noting is that OS wise, Nokia has MeeGo to combat the glitzy but functional mobile OS department. Also note that the much lower pricing of the N8 compared to iPhone 4 – meaning you get a lot more bang for your buck.

Cheers to Mazze for the heads up.


  1. Elrod
    September 21, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Go buy iphone 4 right now..muhahahaha…and cry 😉
    no 3g video call(only wifi) muhahaha
    no microsd…
    no usb otg…
    no bluetooth v3.0
    no mp3 without itune…great! muhahaha
    no bluetooth transfert between 2 iphone !! go go go !! go buy a great iphone !

    • John
      September 23, 2010 at 10:29 am

      LOL, Elrod is prolly 9 years old and has a penis the size of an asian tranny. This comments shows once more how “sophisticated” nokia users are compared to all other mobile phone users. Comon Elrod you’re a genius, I bet your life will be such much better with bt 3.0, microsd and usb otg. I bet you will have lot’s of unprotected sex with UBER nice girls and finally are one of these kewl people to free this world from kapitalism. go go go !

  2. momo
    September 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Iphone 4 is good… but n8 much better for me nokia is better easy to use generaly application etc …

  3. geezer
    September 30, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Lol. Fanboy flamewar… Asbestos suit donned, now:

    Shut the hell up and buy the phone you want:P

    I’m getting the N8.

    I had the iphone3g, but my old nokia n82 did a hundered things the iphone wouldn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t, so this time I’ll give the N8 a try.

  4. Rahul
    September 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Absolutely waste of time and very annoying videos. Presenter either doesn’t know how to how to do comparison of things or he is paid to show the one product above.

  5. tsing
    October 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Heh. Just paid 100 euros for a Nokia 5230, installed Opera Mobile browser and tried some of the pages this guy is visiting (over 3g). While listening to music online over Spotify, that is. And this cheap’o “smartphone” made the n8 look slowish.

  6. Bharath
    October 6, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Nokia N8 is definitely a great phone.. but they need to enhance the UI by adding good transitions while swithing between landscape and portrait mode, opening applications etc.. which gives user a good feeling and it can attract more customers.

    • Stylinred
      October 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

      yeah transitions help cull the masses heck even i would like them ^^

  7. JP
    October 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I have a Nokia E90 and am looking to upgrade so I can do 3G here in North America. I was hoping that the N8 would be the ticket, but it doesn’t look like an upgrade anymore. Half the apps shown on the N8 look exactly like touch versions of the ones on my E90, but much slower. Now I’m gonna wait for the N9. The biggest problem with the E90 is a lack of support from Nokia and I don’t really trust that the N8 will be any different. Even Apple has released the new OS for the older iPhones, but Nokia still doesn’t get it. I’m sorry to say that the OVI store is a joke. I have apps installed that it says aren’t compatible with my phone so I had to get them elsewhere.

  8. October 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

    The Nokia N8 is a piece of fail.

    http://n8fail.tumblr.com/

    All the hardware goodness in the world cannot save it.
    For a phone that’s so delayed, the shoddy quality is unacceptable.

    Save your money and buy other phones, and let’s hope Mr Elop works his magic at Nokia, wakes up the Finnish and produce something decent in 2011.

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