Nokia N8 is one of the most interesting smartphone released by Nokia. It moves quickly, easily, it has good screen, graphics accelerator and one of the best camera phone available. You must understand that N8 runs on Symbian, and Symbian is not what it once was. Although Nokia's downfall made it difficult for the company to regain its fanbase, I still belive N8 is one of their greatest achievements.

Nokia N8

Design is not its most important benefit, but neither an obstacle. The phone looks pretty good, normal for a touchscreen terminal, and finish are above average and this is normal for Nokia. I love the aluminium version of it. The terminal is thick, double the iPhone 4 and much thicker than the Galaxy S. Probably included technical features like graphics accelerator are to blame for this problem. Buttons on the side are ok, volume buttons, camera and card access jacks, memory card, HDMI. Charger jack is standard Nokia's slim, does not comply with European directive with mini USB. Overall, Nokia N8 looks good, can be put on the table at any restaurant and not be ashamed about it.

Nokia N8 hardware

I think Nokia N8 is the high-end phone of the moment because it actually combines several technologies that are present in some competing mobile phones, but so far none have them all together. AMOLED screen looks great and it provides really good images even at 360 x 640 pixels resolution. While not retain or Super AMOLED display, the difference is minor. My opinion. 3.5-inch diagonal already seems a little super-smartphone, yes, even the iPhone 4 still seems small. Already it is time for 4 inches, going from 3.7 to 3.8, seems ok. I speak from the perspective of online experience, video and video games.
The screen has proximity sensor, it will close when you are in conversation to extend battery life. HSPA technology has 10Mbps download, 2Mbps upload depends on the network, some will go very well. The phone has WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI. Although it is a super-multimedia phone, the Nokia N8 does not features DLNA - wireless technology that allows a clip (or camcorders) to run on a compatible TV without wires.

ARM Cortex Processor 11-680 MHz is probably the only weakness of the phone. I had positive experiences in applications and games - but you can feel the scroll is much slower that iPhone's - not even as fast as Windows Phone 7. It's frustrating sometimes. It's the only phone with graphic accelerator, Broadcom GPU, made in 2007. It should be noted and Bluetooth 3.0 and 16GB internal memory card.


Nokia N8 is an interesting gadget and I like it more than other Nokia models. If you want to get this phone know this: if you're not into photography it's not worth it. Buy an iPhone or a Galaxy S2. Finally, it is a decision of taste, passion for multimedia and financial resources. If you do not want to go on Android or IOS it seems too dark (as I consider myself), then N8 Symbian is a logical choice. Symbian Belle is pretty clean, but it runs slower then the other two alternatives.