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Video: Non Techie’s Nokia N8 review (Previous N95 user) “A brilliant, brilliant phone”

Here’s a Nokia N8 review from a non-techie possibly unknown to you and me. Previously a N95 user, he’s moved up to the Nokia N8 and is very happy with it.

Surprisingly, the only point he seems to have qualms with is the Nokia N8’s camera. The BEST camera on a phone on the market to date. No question. I suspect he’s getting smudges on the camera (that he didn’t get with N95’s lens cover) which easily makes pictures look bad due to obstructing greasy fingerprints. That’s kind of good news since he likes pretty much everything else about the N8.

  • Finding the phone very easy to use
  • Quite happy with the apps – has download lots that he likes/needs
  • Two input method typing (btw, majority of my mates prefer to type on the T9 and have said they did not portrait QWERTY. 😮 well the option would be nice)
  • Enjoying the touch screen (“screen incredibly good”), he didn’t want one but finds this very responsive more so than his wife’s N97
  • Tough Metal body, rock solid metal casing
  • He really, really likes playing with it – which he says is really nice for a phone.
  • No crashes, no download problems (in space of a week and a half)
  • Speakers – he would have preferred two on either side (like his N95)

Nice, alternative review based on the phone’s own merits as opposed to not having an Apple or Android badge.

I hope this is how most Nokia N8 customers will find the N8 (bar the camera bit of course :p)



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  1. Charles
    November 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I agree with your mates regarding the T9. I prefer it to qwerty (landscape or portrait). With the T9, I am ten times faster than with the qwerty keyboard.

  2. James
    November 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

    If you search the internet long enough you will find a favorable review of the n8. That is what this post proves. In reality we are dealing with a thougoughly dissapointing phone.

    • Roger
      November 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

      Dear me, you aren’t a happy chappie are you!? What’s wrong, something bit you on the behind?

      That’s a bitter comment you made, I wonder why exactly?

      All I can say is, outside the usual sad and twisted subjects known as Engadget and Gizmodo, and the usual Android/iPhone fanyboys left feeling very insecure by the arrival of a new strong Nokia and the AMAZING new handsets, I have found it impossible to find a bad review of the N8. Sure, some little things aren’t perfect (and yes, we all know about the browser…which is actually not that bad at all just not quite as good as iPhone/Android currently), but on the whole the N8 has received INCREDIBLE reviews with many saying it’s the best handset on the market in various respects.

      In summary: You are wrong, and what you say is for some specific reason that is not because of the N8 being disappointing.

      • gdigenis
        November 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

        just because someone finds a product disappointing does not make them an apple or android fanboy. most people do not feel threatened by what you think is a strong symbian device. it is quite the opposite, and that is why i personally am so disappointed.

        i want to buy a great symbian device. i dont care if i use an android device, an iphone, or a symbian device. i just want the best possible combination of software and hardware that fits my needs. i think the n8 does some obvious things very well (camera) and does other things really poorly (email, youtube, web browsing). if i was an apple or android fanboy i would not have gone out and bought the n8, which i did. i had high hopes and in the end my expectations, or hopes were not met. if i could find a symbian device that worded the way i need it to today, not in the future with a software fix, i would buy it and be happy.

        i am glad you are madly in love with symbian, but you shouldnt attack others because they do not agree with you, especially when you have no idea how they use their device, and what they are used to doing. i could assume that you have never used a modern version of android or a current version of ios, and this is why you think symbian is so special but it is wrong to make those kind of assumptions. i will just hope that you have spent adequate time with the other platforms (a couple of weeks) before you start telling others that they are wrong

        • James
          November 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm

          I agree with gdigenis completely. I am a very satisfied maemo5 user,so no android or iphone fanboy. But neither am i a nokia fanboy.

          I have used symbian, which is aesthetically really dissapointing and not that userfreindly if you haven’t been using it for years. In my opinion at least.

          The reason I wrote my comment is beacuse it seems to me that this is a Nokia oriented site which doesn’t leave much room for criticism.

          The reaction on my comment shows me that that is true. It’s a shame and it stirrs up the same thing that those that will defend apple till the end do.

          I like to hear rational arguments, not some emotional loyality to some brand.

          • Andre
            November 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm

            Roger is a little different and is quite passionate in his views.

            That said, there is most certainly room for criticism here, especially from myself.
            My last post about CPU choice in Nokia devices and the comments on that post I think exemplify the criticism I have for Nokia in general, which is both warranted and reasonable I might add.

  3. November 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I like how he knocks the phone to show it is solid build. Lol. Nice and different review.

  4. Bob
    November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    This is a GREAT review! The N8 is now the first Goth-certified phone 😀

  1. November 17, 2010 at 10:47 am

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