Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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my review on Nokia N8
Member Name: praveengude
Advantages: good quality,stellar camera,HDMI 5.1 audio output.good connectivity
Disadvantages: Symbian is not user friendly as rival platforms,lack of applications
Nokia comes out with hundreds of different models every year but they always have flagship product that gets all the attention. Last year it was the N97, before it was the N96, the year before that it was the N95 & so on. This year it is the N8. It is the most feature packed handset to come out of Espoo but over that it also represents plenty of first for the company. It is their first phone with a 12 megapixel camera & the first phone jogging on the new & improved Symbian ^3 platform. They have already covered the in great detail in separate reviews. Now it is time put the entire gizmo to check.
Majority of the N8's body is crafted out of anodized aluminum, which not only gives it unsurpassed strength and rigidity but and a premium look and feel. The colors look rich and vibrant and they doubt even after several months of usage the metal will lose its sheen.
When I saw the N8 for the first time, I must say I did not find the design impressive. However, after using it for weeks, I think it's began to grow on me. It does look classy and that has a lot to do with the materials that the phone is built with and the general fit and finish.
The N8 is the first phone to run on the Symbian ^3 platform & the last of the Nseries before all of them move to MeeGo. They have already covered the OS in detail in our dedicated review. All I must say that although it is highly improved over its predecessor, it still cannot match other operating systems such as iOS, Android & from whatever small I have seen of it, Windows Phone 7.
It doesn't feel modern & lacks finesse, & although it works well, at the finish of the day when the job's completed you wish it could have completed better.
The number of applications as of now are also limited & although there is a respectable number of them to start off with you don't have plenty of to select from right now. In the finish, I would not say the program on the N8 is a complete disappointment, but if there is chink in the N8's armor, it is the program.
The Nokia N8 is priced at Rs. 26,259 but it can be bought for Rs. 23,999. At that cost you get a phone with top notch fit & finish, excellent build quality, superb display, amazing audio & video playback, HDMI-out with five.1 channel output, USB On-the-Go support, excellent connectivity, 16GB memory & first rate battery life. Factor in the best camera that you can get on a mobile phone & that itself is nice reason to buy this phone.
Summary: There's no doubt that the N8 is the best phone that Nokia has ever made.
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