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Nokia N8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4368 reviews of Nokia N8. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and performance. The camera and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the text input and reliability. Comments about the apps and reception are different.

usability, size, camera, performance, design

battery, reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Nokia N8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and camera are also appreciated, but many are critical about the apps and reception.

usability, camera, portability, performance, price

reliability, reception, apps

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N8 Sim Free Mobile PhoneNokia N8 Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1283 user reviews of Nokia N8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the price and portability. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reception, and opinions are divided on the apps.

camera, usability, performance, portability, price

reception

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N8 Unlocked GSM Touchscreen Phone Featuring GPS with Voice Navigation and 12 MP Camera(Pink)Nokia N8 Unlocked GSM Touchscreen Phone Featuring GPS with Voice Navigation and 12 MP Camera(Pink)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Nokia N8 review

 

Nokia's time in the doldrums has been well-documented, but with a revised UI and a boatload of top-end tech, it's hoping the new N8 will catapult it back to the sharp end of the smartphone game.

12MP camera ; HDMI port ; Ovi Maps

Symbian^3 still seems archaic ; It's not the thinnest handset ; Messaging is something of a chore

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Nokia N8 review

 

Nokia's new flagship phone arrives with an arsenal of media features

Great camera ; Superb battery life ; Clear and crisp screen ; Decent audio output ; Stylish aluminium casing ; HDMI-out port

Average virtual keyboards ; Unintuitive UI ; Unimpressive internet experience ; Confusing connection management ; Poor social network integration

Nokia's reputation as a leader in the smartphone market has been under increasing pressure in recent years, as a string of 'high end' handsets have failed to capture the minds and wallets of the phone-buying public.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia N8 - Pocket-lint

 

Despite an impressive camera and mutimedia performance, the N8 falls down on its awkward operation and web browsing. It's still cheaper than other smarphones,

12-megapixel camera, music player, HD video capture, HDMI port, relatively cheap

Uninspiring design, clunky web browsing, unreliable touch UI, revamped OS feels dated

While the N8 does offer some quality features such as its 12-megapixel camera and HD video capture, not to mention its music player and generous built-in memory, it feels slightly clunky when compared with the rest of the top-tier smartphones currently...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nokia N8 hands-on video

 

Hands-on video: Is this Nokia's best ever smartphone?

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia N8

 

Despite its excellent hardware the N8 risks becoming Nokia's last hurrah in the smartphone wars thanks to the shortcomings of Symbian^3.

Superb camera, Great build, AMOLED screen is bright and colourful

Symbian^3 is limited, no Android killer, Needs a higher-res display, No native DivX support

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia N8 review

 

The smartphone pioneer has upped its game with more powerful hardware, a new OS and a 12MP camera

Nokia’s latest serves up a fresh spin on an ageing formula, but ultimately fails to ace the new smartphone competition

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies, PCWorld.com (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia N8 review

 

But the Nokia N8 falls short when it comes to software and user experience - the downfall of previous Nokia N-Series phones we've reviewed.

The Nokia N8 is a slick and stylish smartphone with superb multimedia features. But the Symbian software is a long way from competing with similar offerings from Apple and Google.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Nokia N8

 

If you don't want to go down the Apple route for a smartphone then this Nokia is a good alternative, but it's not the best out there

Quality build ; AMOLED screen ; HD camera ; cohesive sound ; Flash support for web

Patchy operating system ; thinness in the treble ; average video quality

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Nokia N8 Review

 

The long-awaited and frequently delayed Nokia N8 is finally here. Has it been worth the wait? Is this the comeback kid Nokia has been promising, or the shape of phones to come from the Finnish giant? We…

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Magazine (mobilemag.com)

Nokia N8 Symbian^3 smartphone review

 

At the end of the day, I can’t say that the Nokia N8 is a bad phone. It’s actually quite good. The AMOLED display is brilliant, the haptic feedback and on-screen keyboard are quite usable, and the 12MP camera is quite impressive (under the right...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:50 / 54
Continuous video playback time:6
Standby time (2G):390
Standby time (3G):400
Talk time (2G):0.72 / 12
Talk time (3G):0.35 / 5 / 5.5 / 5.6 / 5.8 / 5.83 / 6 / 7
Video call time:160 / 2 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 3.6 / 6
Video recording time:3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.33 / 3.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer:No / Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:No / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:4000 x 3000
Digital Zoom:2 / 3
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED / Xenon
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Maximum frame rate:25 / 30
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.18
Rear Camera Resolution:4000 x 3000
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1280×720 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720i / 720p
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Manual
Zoom capability:2 / 3 / Yes

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.02

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Blue / Bronze / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.13 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 360 / 640 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / OLED / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Keyboard layout:ABC
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.25

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPEG XR / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video formats supported:3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264 / H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / CDMA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:1.1 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
FM Transmitter: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Nokia Ovi Suite, Nokia Ovi Player
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:3 / Anna / Belle / ^3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:3.5 / Yes
Docking connector: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB A
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.68

Software

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:3 / Anna / Belle / ^3
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:16000 / 16384
Internal RAM:256
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 32000
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.29 / 1.3 / 11.3 / 5.9
Height :1.29 / 11.3 / 5.9
Volume:86
Weight:134.9 / 135
Width:11.3 / 5.9