Nokia N8

Nokia N8

User opinions and reviews

Sort by:

  • Ayman

mustapha, 16 Nov 2012pls what is the use of the HDMI on top of the n8 between the swi... moreHDMI is an interface used to connect your phone to a monitor, tv, or projector.

  • AnonD-50635

What are u saying buddy!!!
I am about to buy this phone...(i m from INDIA too).. ppl please comment on batery backup specially those who have got belle os out of the box..
please... battery backup is must for me.. sold 2 phones in 4 months just coz of this reason..

  • Salman

AnonD-77430, 16 Nov 2012I didn't know people still were commenting on the N8 but since I... moreyes dear i am also using n8 from 2 years and its best cell phone but failed in skype video calling and a bit slow in office documents when zoomed.

  • n8 user

when i feel like replacing my n8, i just read the posts here to remind me how great n8 is.

  • Anonymous

Reliable. Never hangs. Long battery life, no decline even after 1.5 yrs. Excellent camera. Can't find a smartphone to replace it with.

  • AnonD-20890

The battery backup of this phone is worst.

It lasts only for 20 hours under 65% display brightness, 30 seconds back light timeout, and ringtone volume at 7, without using WiFi or watching videos, 30 minutes voice call (not continuous) and also no background application.

Please don't buy this phone since battery backup is worst.

If you remove the SIM and memory card, the battery charge gets reduced only 11% (89% remaining) after 24 hours !!!. Then whats the use of this mobile phone?. Remove the SIM and memory card and keep it idle?.

To all :


  • carol

mustapha, 16 Nov 2012and how to update to belle? And the anna and the belle which of ... moreAnna ANd belle are quite good and stable. So, at this part they are both good. Belle, people say is faster, i never so the difference to tell you the truth. Belle's UI (user interface) is more eye-candy, this is true, also has some allot of things changed. You can have a look here to see a small comparison between them To install updates you need the usb cable, a good pc and nokia suite, download and install nokia suite from­/, follow the instructions then plug the phone in. Will tell you to wait cause will install some plugins in your phone. After everything is done hit tools and software update and install. That's it

  • Carol

mustapha, 16 Nov 2012pls what is the use of the HDMI on top of the n8 between the swi... moreJust wanna ask... Where have you been until now?:). It is like a very old thing, now every phone has an HDMI output. It is for HDMI compatible monitors or TV's. Meaning? You can duplicate your phone screen on a big screen when connected. Here you have a clip on how it behaves on the big screen­eature=relmfu

  • mustapha

and how to update to belle? And the anna and the belle which of them is better?

  • mustapha

pls what is the use of the HDMI on top of the n8 between the switch and the handsfree?

  • AnonD-77430

I didn't know people still were commenting on the N8 but since I'm here, I'd like to throw in my 2 bits.

I've owned my N8 for a little over 2 years and I can't find myself replacing it with any other phone at the moment.

I'll say little about the camera since it's a given that the N8 is the second best camera phone in the world.

One thing that is a MAJOR suck about this phone is the lack of apps. I don't care what anyone says about the top XX% apps available on Symbian, it's just a plain sad fact that the apps MOST people want AREN'T on Symbian. I wanted and also needed some apps so I bought a Samsung Exhibit 2 Android phone to try it out since it was relatively inexpensive and had decent specs for the price. All I can say is that I hate it. It gets super laggy when the RAM gets full, which happens often. This also affects the phone calls because when the RAM is full, the Answer and Speaker Phone button become unresponsive.

I don't know why people give Symbian such crap since it has true multi-tasking. Not this fake crap that Android, iPhone and WP8 have. In addition to the multi-tasking, Symbian has a true file manager that lets you move your files around at will within the phone's browser or hooked up to a computer. Symbian is quite laggy on the N8 and the apps take a while to launch as opposed to Android which launches it's apps very quickly but I wish Nokia had stuck with Symbian since it would run really fast on today's Dual and Quad core CPUs.

I also love the design of the N8. It still looks and feels sleek in my hands after all these years. The anodized aluminum body has held up really well for me and I like the added touch of having an LED ring around the Home button that acts as a notification light to let me know if I have missed a call or a message.

Since I can't let go of my N8 but still would like to have apps, I carry around a Samsung 7 inch tablet with me. I downloaded an app for the tablet that enables Bluetooth Dial-up Networking to share my phone's internet connection which the N8 handles very well. I do have the paid Joikuspot app for my N8 for Wifi hotspots but the Android tablets can't pickup the Ad-hoc signal that the N8 uses so that's why I have to use the Bluetooth DUN app.

We'll see how long I could go with this setup since carrying 2 devices sucks sometimes. I don't want a WP8 device yet since the apps just aren't there yet and I keep eying the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 because it has the best of both worlds of being a small usable tablet and being a phone.

But if anything, I'm rooting for Blackberry with their new BB10 OS. I feel it's the closest thing to Symbian with it's true multi-tasking and I feel a phone manufacturer should make their own OS.

  • Prit

Super phone

  • Prit

My Nokia n8 phone is super to use internet.
And best to listen music

  • Anonymous

one of the best phone from nokia still rocking

  • d

i have grown tired of my n8. It is not fun as it used to be

  • Carol

sanbin24, 14 Nov 2012hey Carol..?? Did u get nokia 808 PV.. How's it different from... moreHallo Sabin24...?? :) no, i haven't got an 808 by now. Will be my next phone though:).
Let's go for the questions...
1. camera interface in 808 is better then the n8's as for the shutter speed. I don't know the answer, never compared them. But 808 camera is better then n8 in every way.
2. battery i don't know... sorry. N8 has a good battery, i don't think 808 is behind or far behind.
3. 808 interface is faster, and the fp2 is quite nice:)
4. Browser is faster to.

So, at the end: n8 has better design (for me) also is enough for any smartphone user, camera is superb and i still don't see why others are saying that iphone's 8 mp camera is better. For an amateur it may be, cause iphone camera is tuned in a very fake way to appear sharper and vivid, i don't need this cause i can do this manually quite easy, so i like customizable interface and not a "force to use this settings" one. N8 is still the second best camera phone. Symbian belle is super snappier, but 808 does better. Overall, if you have the money and you like 808 design, definitely go for it. it's camera is better (also i like big shots, cause i can do allot of editing and cropping). I don't say n8 is not good, i would not trade this peace of art for nothing but only for 808. That's it:). Now is your choice, not the end.

  • sanbin24

Carol, 12 Nov 2012Ok, if they said so, it is clearly that there is no way you can ... morehey Carol..??
Did u get nokia 808 PV..
How's it different from terms of
1. Speed (camera interface, shutter speed.)
2. Battery
3. total UI
4. Browser
Coz in India N8 costs Rs. 18900
And 808 costs Rs. 24999.
Which should i prefer..??

  • asdfsdg

a very very good camera phone for casual use... jst love it

  • gpl

Can we convert apk file to jar file and then install on n8

  • malathy

as far as used ,,,n8 seeems to be far better than anything elsee ...itz worth itz money,,hope ppl try it!!!!!!