Nokia N8 review
The Nokia N8 is housed aural a admirable anatomy that comes in abundant shades to please anybody from a babe to a ill-fitted businessman, and appearance conceivably the best adaptable camera ever, but at its affection lies the black Symbian^3 OS. The limitations of this software accomplish abiding this won't be the buzz to accompany Nokia aback to the beginning of the smartphone market.
- 3.5-inch, 640x360 pixel display
- 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash
- Symbian^3 operating system
- HDMI output
- 3G, WiFi, GPS connectivity
With the appalling iPhone 4 spearheading iOS, the arty Desire HD in Android’s corner, and the able Samsung Omnia 7 abetment the comedy of Windows Buzz 7, you could hardly abjure that Nokia has a action on its calmly with the N8. Active Symbian ^3, the latest and allegedly greatest Nokia operating system, active on accouterments that’s acutely been able-bodied advised and alike bigger put calm accouterments it has a angry adventitious on paper; but again so did Bonaparte at Waterloo and we all apperceive how that action angry out.
The accomplished accouterments agency that the Nokia N8 leaves a abundant aboriginal impression. The aluminium case gives the N8 a abundant feel in the duke and inspires aplomb in the N8's likelihood of abiding as continued as the arrangement you'll accordingly be demography forth with the handset. The N8's 113.5mm x 59m x 12.9mm ambit and 135g weight accomplish it ablaze and baby abundant to be adequate to backpack about day-in, day-out, but additionally action abundant backpack that this buzz doesn't feel like a toy - a adamantine antithesis to strike.
We decidedly like the way the arced edges and angled lower corners beggarly the buzz doesn't dig into the approach of hour duke back actuality held, a assignment the iPhone 5's designers could do with learning. The N8's buttons accept a acceptable feel to them, with a solid feedback, and the attendance of a bang button for the N8's camera is to be lauded. Alike the flaps accoutrement the micro-SD and SIM agenda slots - generally a anemic atom in adaptable buzz architecture - feel secure.
As these alien agenda slots betray, there's to way to get at the phone's internals. As does the iPhone 4, the Nokia N8 has no disposable battery, so you'll be ashore award able advice should the 1200mAh assemblage congenital into your accessory anytime charge replacement. However, although we'd adopt the ability corpuscle to be user-accessible, we don't anticipate this aspect of the N8 a deal-breaker; abnormally as it's acceptable to be a agency in the buzz activity so absolutely constructed. Array activity accepted accomplished in our use of the N8, calmly managing a abounding day of use with ability to additional - alike back arena music and watching videos.
Although we don’t accept any gripes with the body affection of the N8, we do still accept some complains about the Nokia's design. Aboriginal of all, we're not decidedly agog on the slider acclimated to toggle the awning in and out of standby. Every now and again back affairs the N8 from a pocket, we begin ourselves actuating this toggle unintentionally. Added importantly, though, we begin ourselves frequently balked by the adjustment of the Home button on the lower larboard of the N8's front. Back application the buzz one-handed this was generally abundant of a amplitude for out deride that we about absent our anchor of the N8 and this would be alike added the case for a awkward user; agreement this button in the centre would accept been a abundant bigger decision, to our minds at least.