Nokia N8

Nokia N8

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  • celladik

its so nice that many of us still admire what n8 can serve to us. Despite of the criticism from android and ios fans

  • Ray Hipkiss

Azharmax, 27 Jul 2011Mr.ray,are you using n8? Whats abt its battry life? After chargi... more Azharmax

I am using an N8 and the battery life lasts for approximately two days on average. If your phone stays cool during normal operation then everything sounds fine to me.

All the best.


  • Azharmax

Ray Hipkiss, 27 Jul 2011@Azharmax The phone getting warm during charging is normal, ... moreMr.ray,are you using n8? Whats abt its battry life? After charging its normaly cool,wht u think about this?

  • Anonymous

can i put in a sim card?

  • Ray Hipkiss

Azharmax, 27 Jul 2011Hi,when im plug my n8 to charging, my phone is going to heat, im... more@Azharmax

The phone getting warm during charging is normal, so nothing to worry about. If it becomes hot to the point of being uncomfortable to hold then there may be a problem, in which case take it to a Nokia care point.


  • Azharmax

Hi,when im plug my n8 to charging, my phone is going to heat, im from srilanka, any one facing this problem, reply soon my dear friends

  • Jana

I've been through most smart phones in the Android world. I've tested Blackberries. I currently also hold an iPhone 4. And Also own a nokia N8 for the last one year. Believe me, despite it's slow OS, it has the best hardware in terms of an anodized aluminum body, AMOLED screen, Gorilla glass display, a 12M sharp shooter with Xenon flash, capability to play many video codecs, HDMI and USB OTG, Dual charging mechanism (via Micro USB and regular charging port) It's a very sensible phone. Excellent Call quality, Good battery life, Good Speaker volume for music, watching movies and calls. What a camera!!! Despite it's so called low processor speed the N8 is nippy most of the time. What more can you want in a mobile. OMG, If this hardware was on the iOS platform!!!! The Androids are good but the battery management leaves much to be desirable. Even with a 2000mAH battery, the Motorola Atrix lasts for just more than a day with medium usage. Can't blame the manufacturers, can we? Good work Nokia! And thank you for a complete box kit with all the necessary cables. Very rarely these days can you find phones with a complete kit.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-1782, 27 Jul 2011N8 if you capture lots of photo (inclusive of documents) and vid... morethnks

  • Ray Hipkiss

AnonD-13334, 27 Jul 2011hey guys while googling i got an app called brigtness control an... more@ san n 8

The brightness control app does " fix " the purple problem as you say, by setting the screen to a fixed brightness level. However, it's not a true solution as such because the screen is still faulty. In other words, the screen should not be displaying shades of purple or brown when the screen is at it's lowest brightness. A proper fix is to get the screen replaced by Nokia with a good working one. That is easier said than done though. It all depends on the Nokia Care Point you are dealing with.
There is a massive discussion about the purple problem running to 33 pages over on the official Nokia support site. If you have the stomach for it, you can read it at the following link.­0-Smartphones/N8-C7-PURPLE-SCREEN-ISSUE-AND-HOW-­TO-SPOT-IF-YOU-HAVE-IT-PLEASE/td-p/952377/page/3­3

The last two pages are more interesting than the rest of it as there are some success stories of people having their phones fixed.
Their are also reports that the Anna update, which some people have flashed onto their phones, also solves the issue as well.

The only problem I have with the brightness control app is it may shorten the life expectancy of the display. So you should use it only on a temporary basis until you find a permanent solution. Also, use it only when needed.

Best regards.


  • naidu

very usefull and good working , i am very satisfied about this N8

  • AnonD-2186

New user, 26 Jul 2011I'm having a trouble switching off the wireless network on my N8... moreOn the homescreen, tap options and set 'widgets to offline mode'. If it still connecting try changing your email setting as to when to retrieve email. Also check if there's an app that is using the connection.

  • AnonD-1782

AnonD-15028, 26 Jul 2011N8 ya X7 plzz reply which one is betterN8 if you capture lots of photo (inclusive of documents) and videos, bla... bla... bla....

x7 if you more into media player (music/watching videos), if a 4inch screen is a must for you bla..bla... bla..

i prefer N8

  • AnonD-2186

rolabouncer, 26 Jul 2011Have been using these phone for the past 4 weeks, i must confess... moreis it the latest maps app? Try updating...

  • Anonymous

rolabouncer, 26 Jul 2011Have been using these phone for the past 4 weeks, i must confess... moreyou need to download the maps on PC first...
so no data cost to download the maps...

  • Amrit

AnonD-14344, 27 Jul 2011Hello, please someone help me! I have a problem... The problem ... moreDownload big screen from ovi maybe it will help you...

  • Ronald

I can't see a reasons why nokia is deciding to abandon Symbian soon. Actually its a great OS compare to iOS and Android.

  • OthaB

the N8 n0t having a dedicated video light is n0t such a bad thng... Coz my younger brother has the C7 (has a dual-LED) but my N8 stil rec0rds better at nyt. LED flash is weAk...

  • AnonD-14344

Hello, please someone help me! I have a problem...
The problem is the HDMI...
When I plug my N8 in to my HD TV, the screen shows up in standard definition and ratio is 4:3, but if I play a video or open a photo it shows in HD 16:9.
Same goes for Gaming, it doesn't show in full screen...
So, pretty much everything shows up in standard (480i , 4:3) definition except playing videos and viewing photos (by the way, Videos look stunning quality via HDMI in my HD TV)
Home screen, menu, games, and apps are viewed in horrible quality.
(My settings for TV out: profile-Normal. TV aspect-widescreen, TV system-NTSC, ficker filt-On)
H E L P ! ! !

  • alwaysramu

joheb, 26 Jul 2011guyz plz hlp me out..i bought my n8 7 days bk...just today i was... moreN8 has xenon flash which can't be used continously.
So no flash for video and flash can't be used as torch which is present in phone like 5800(led flash).

  • stink

which is the best choice n8 or xperia x10