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Nokia N8 Reviewed

Nokia N8 Overview

The Nokia N8 can be likened to the second coming, not because its necessarily salvation in a phone, but more so because its taken a really, really long time to get here. Since it was officially announced back in April 2010, with leaks out in September 2009, weve all been waiting for Symbian Foundations follow up to S60 V5, and Nokias follow up to the Nokia N97. Finally, here it is, in all its anodized aluminum glory, with a 12MP camera with Xenon flash and an OLED screen, the new Nokia flagship phone for 2010/2011 – the Nokia N8.

In the box, as well as the phone itself there is a charger, a mini HDMI to HDMI connector, two micro USB cables (one female USB, one male USB), a set of Headphones power charger and some literature on the phone. Nokia for granted in the low end or the business class but it seems it has lost the knack for killer mobile Phones, run out of royal blood. Its up to the N series to fix it all up. The Nokia N8 may just turn out to be the right cure. With that kind of hardware, its a smartphone youd be mad to ignore. For a change we are not talking netbook-grade processing power or loads of RAM. Nokia have instead given their flagship an industry-leading camera and stuff like HDMI port and USB-On-the-Go.

Key features
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
Penta-band 3G with 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support
Sleek anodized aluminum unibody
3.5″ 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution
12 megapixel autofocus camera with xenon flash and [email protected] video recording
Camera features: large 1/1.83 camera sensor, mechanical shutter, ND filter, geo-tagging, face detection
Symbian^3 OS
680 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 256 MB RAM
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Micro HDMI port for 720p TV-out functionality
GPS receiver with A-GPS support and free lifetime voice-guided navigation
Digital compass
16GB on-board storage, expandable through the micro SD card slot
Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
DivX and XviD video support
Built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Stereo FM Radio with RDS, FM transmitter
Micro USB port with USB On-the-go support
Flash and Java support for the web browser
Stereo Bluetooth 3.0
Nice audio reproduction quality
Smart and voice dialing
Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display

Main disadvantages
Symbian 3 is still behind Android and iOS usability standards
No video light
Camera interface is decidedly outdated
Relatively limited 3rd party software availability
No office document editing (without a paid upgrade)
Video player has some issues
Battery life is not on par with best in the business
Battery is not user-replaceable

Conclusion:
The Nokia N8 is another one of those handsets that leaves us conflicted. Its got some truly amazing elements: the camera, the video playback, the luscious build quality all make us want to forget everything average about it. That said, we cant. Symbian 3 just doesnt visually stimulate us enough to make us want to use it, with the home screens and menus looking dated, Syncing contacts and calendars with anything other than Ovi being unintuitive and an internet experience that could be improved upon. That said, you wont find a better camera phone on the market, and you certainly wont find a more versatile video playback phone either. If youre okay with Symbian 3 and are of the mind frame that hardware is king and multimedia options rule, then we can whole-heartedly recommend the Nokia N8. If however, your eyes are set on an OS that gives you greater versatility in the future, perhaps you might want to look elsewhere.

Nokia N8 Price in India

The new Nokia N8 will be available in India for approx. Rs. 25,000/-

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John Wells is an expert in personal electronic gadgets including laptops, lg mobile price list , LCD Tvs and Olive Mobile, and many more. Read the Expert Reviews and Users Reviews of your gadgets at consumermate.com

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