The Nokia N8 is Nokia’s first Symbian^3 smartphone and represents Nokia’s fightback against Apple and Android. What you want to know, though, is if it’s worth buying or not. Have Nokia made a smartphone that can compete with the best? Is it a worthy succesor to Nokia’s previous flagship smartphones such as the N95? And what features does this glorious looking chunk of shininess hold for the mobile phone fan?
Read on for our complete hands-on Nokia N8 review.
Nokia N8 overview
The Nokia N8 is Nokia’s flagship smartphone for 2010, and comes crammed with so many superb hardware features, it’s difficult to know where to start! If you were a fan of the feature-phone craze a few short years ago, when the mobile manufacturers competed to squeeze as many features into their phones as they possibly could, then you’re going to love the N8! Not only does it come with every feature you can think of, each is pretty much best in class.
Take it camera, for example. It’s not just a camera on a phone, it’s the best camera there’s ever been on a phone – and that’s no exaggeration! Video, too, is handled with ease, and with an HDMI output and Dolby 5.1 surround sound, the N8 is genuinely a multimedia computer.
So from the outset, the N8 looks extremeley promising. Let’s take a closer look at its features.