Nokia N8 gets lots of stick in early reviews, we wonder why

03 October, 2010
The Nokia N8 started shipping this week and reviews of the Finnish company's latest flagship are spreading like wildfire. Checking out the first batch of those we noticed a certain trend, which we cannot...

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  • Forge M

I´m a Mac man when talking about computers. been for years, but I´m not a big iPhone fan, had an early version and changed it to an android ( htc-Hero). had that for a little more than a year now, but i don´t think they gave me anything extraordinary... SO I ordered an N8.. let´s see how it will work... I´m REALLY looking forward to it

  • Steve Jobs

Sorry but how can you possibly compare the Samsung Wave with the Nokia N8? Like comparing a dog and a sandwich!

  • caribala

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2010Im inclined to agree, there is a lot of anti-nokia bias going on... moreYou are just a half right.

It's not everywhere, it was happen on american websites and any sites that copy those articles.

  • miscof

kodn, 08 Oct 2010yes miscof, even a kindergarten kid knows that 12 is higher than 5.(yes miscof, even a kindergarten kid knows that 12 is higher than 5)


i second that... no mistake the camera of n8 is better than that of wave... and that's just where n8 wins, but overall, wave is still better... love n8 for all i care... buy what you want... im just giving a wise suggestion and others take what i say offensively, no problem with that. im just unbiased here.

  • miscof

Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010One thing I don't understand is what is the point of comparing? ... more(One thing I don't understand is what is the point of comparing? If you are so sure the Wave is better, by all means use the Wave. There's no point in trying to convince others that some device is bad or inadequate. Any phone is only as good as what you can do with it. If the Wave rocks your boat, that's great. Other people like the N8 better, let them have their fun :))


yes, ur right man... im not really forcing others to buy wave... im just saying wave is better than n8, that's all... and that's proven... its up to the close-minded fellows to choose n8 over wave... the only thing good about n8 over wave is the camera and HDMI, nothing more.

  • Anonymous

i just saw that video with iphone and blackberry against n8 and i have to say something is wrong. either the videos of the first two where on fast forward (!) or the n8 guy was drunk and didn't know how to use it properly

  • David W

GSM Arena has become my new favourite review site for phones. This article hit it RIGHT on the head. I am sick of the biased and immature journalism over at Engadget and Gizmodo (though Gizmodo is far and away worse, I added a comment to their comparisop article and it was never approved, because I mentioned Symbian?), so well done to you good people, GSM Arena.

  • kodn

miscof, 07 Oct 2010well, can you run android in n8? and if i may to port symbian 3 ... moreyes miscof, even a kindergarten kid knows that 12 is higher than 5.

  • Anonymous

miscof, 07 Oct 2010well, can you run android in n8? and if i may to port symbian 3 ... moreGoogle this


"nokia n8 has staying power"


why don't you just be content with your wave and gtfo?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010One thing I don't understand is what is the point of comparing? ... morePrecisely correct!

  • Anonymous

This is a SMARTPHONE THAT CAN REPLACE YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA.
Ok!?
Are you getting this, people?
I need that.
So, any current android or wave or whatever are no option.

  • Tommy

Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010This website is full of people who look at specs but never actua... moreIndeed... Well in regards to Android though

  • Anonymous

miscof, 07 Oct 2010well, can you run android in n8? and if i may to port symbian 3 ... moreOne thing I don't understand is what is the point of comparing? If you are so sure the Wave is better, by all means use the Wave. There's no point in trying to convince others that some device is bad or inadequate. Any phone is only as good as what you can do with it. If the Wave rocks your boat, that's great. Other people like the N8 better, let them have their fun :)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010Engadget and Gizmodo's bloggers are almost piece of shit. Chris ... more"I really pity the current bloggers/journalists who are biased when they write something. In the very first place, is it not something against their profession? They should feel shame of doing such nasty things. Shameless people."

Goebbels would like to have a word with you.

What you are seeing is called propaganda. And journalists do just that, they spread propaganda. I'm not aware of any non-company-specific rules that would require you to stay impartial when reporting something. There's nothing equivalent to Hippocratic Oath like in medicine, and even there, far and wide it is often ignored. So don't be shocked, it's part of life. Journalists very rarely have any ethics, and bloggers even less so.

  • miscof

Johan, 07 Oct 2010That doesnt even make sense..talk to my granpa? Can u maybe prov... morewell, can you run android in n8? and if i may to port symbian 3 into my wave, im sure it'll work more smoothly than with an n8 itself due to the greater harware wave has... if your a programmer, you would consider having greater hardware than with a lesser one... and about the gpu, which do you think is faster??? surely the wave would dominate that aspect since it has the same gpu as that with galaxy s. and the battery, by looking at figures alone, surely 1500mah is better than 1200mah, and of course the screen, is amoled better than samoled? even a kindergarten knows that one...

  • eguedes

I fully agree with your comments, and I want to state that by having written in such a way, you are, for sure, not biased!

  • nokia bangladesh

Nokia BD, 07 Oct 2010GSMArena hats down for sticking up for what you think is right..... moretotally agree with u vai :)
nokia ruls in bangladesh

  • Nokia BD

nokia bangladesh, 07 Oct 2010nokia rulz nokia don't care about u liars u stupid reviewrs sh... moreGSMArena hats down for sticking up for what you think is right..............Nokia is going strong....though not as strong as the n95 days but strong..........and maybe we might see a return of the king because face it..........nokia n8 has realistic values....battery for starters...Android or iPhone nowhere near....OTG now that is something that most reviewers didnt bother to mention.....and on and on.........P.S. Nokia N8 will be awesome InshAllah

  • Johan

[deleted post]That doesnt even make sense..talk to my granpa? Can u maybe prove that ur wave is better than the n8? And dont mention ur cpu again,we were talking about the overall specs remember,not just the cpu..
Maybe in the end it just comes down to personal opinion,and what works for u

  • nokia bangladesh

nokia rulz
nokia don't care about u liars
u stupid reviewrs should get a life cuz all knows u ppl paid 4 this silly review
usa kids jealous about nokia
nokia 4ever
and also gsmarena keep up ur good work