75
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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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.

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
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Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

76
 

Battery life

83
 

Camera

93
 

Ease of use

60
 

Design and form factor

76
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

71
 

Durability

87
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

44
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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78
 

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84
 

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81
 

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80
 
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87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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78
 

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84
 

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87
 

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83
 

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