Nokia N8

75
Global
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Nokia N8 review

Summary

Pros
  • Unparalleled camera performanceAluminum shell combines beauty and brawnGorilla Glass-protected AMOLED display
Cons
  • Symbian user experience lags competitionStill too many system nags and promptsNo QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode
Nokia N8 review

The first time Nokia's N8-00 popped up on our radar was way back in early February of this year. On that chilly, misty morning, we learned of a mythical being capable of shooting 12 megapixel stills, recording 720p video, outputting via HDMI, and -- most importantly -- ushering in the promised Symbian^3 touch revolution. It's been a long road of leaks, teasers, hands-ons, and previews since then, but at long last, the legend of the N8 has become a purchasable commodity. All the early specs have survived, including the 3.5-inch AMOLED display, but the key question today, as it was at the beginning, relates to that all-new software within: does Symbian^3 succeed in elevating Nokia's touchscreen experience or does it drag down an otherwise stellar combination of high-end parts? For that verdict and much, much more, join us after the break.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
7.6
Battery life
8.3
Camera
9.3
Ease of use
6.0
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Specs

N8

Type
Smartphone (Symbian)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
3.5 inches
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Specs

N8

Type
Smartphone (Symbian)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
3.5 inches
View Full Specs
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