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Nokia N8

We have collected and analyzed 251 expert reviews and 4114 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 76/100. The average review date is Aug 1, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 2267999 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Sep 29, 2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia N8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Nokia N8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and performance. The portability and camera also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the apps and reception.

usability, camera, portability, performance, price

reliability, reception, apps

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N8 Sim Free Mobile PhoneNokia N8 Sim Free Mobile Phone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia N8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1283 user reviews of Nokia N8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the apps, and some have doubts about the reception.

camera, usability, performance, portability, price

reception

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia N8 Unlocked GSM Touchscreen Phone Featuring GPS with Voice Navigation and 12 MP Camera(Pink)Nokia N8 Unlocked GSM Touchscreen Phone Featuring GPS with Voice Navigation and 12 MP Camera(Pink)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Mithun Chandrasekhar (anandtech.com)

Nokia N8 Review: Nokia's New Flagship

 

I remember one of the first mobile phones I ever used being a Nokia 5110i. It was among Nokia's earliest of devices that packed an easy to use and straightforward interface in a supremely well-built package. Since we didn't have as many phone launches...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Nokia N8 Review

 

Even a hotshot camera can't save Nokia's N8 from a warmed-over OS, uncharacteristically cheap build quality and slow processor.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Nokia N8 (Unlocked)

 

The N8, Nokia's flagship phone, saddles solid hardware with an arcane, difficult-to-use operating system that makes it very frustrating to use.

Excellent voice quality. Strong battery life. Spectacular 12-megapixel camera.

User interface is abysmal.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (engadget.com)

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

Unparalleled camera performance ; Aluminum shell combines beauty and brawn ; Gorilla Glass-protected AMOLED display

Symbian user experience lags competition ; Still too many system nags and prompts ; No QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nokia N8 Review

 

It feels like we've been talking about the Nokia N8 for a long time. February 2010 saw the first murmurings, followed by a string of leaks, rumors, semi-accurate previews and finally, around seven months later, a commercial release. In the meantime...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Nokia N8 review: Nokia N8

 

The Nokia N8 and Symbian 3 offer a better and more enhanced user experience than previous devices. The N8 delivers excellent camera and video quality. The smartphone has solid hardware and offers 3G support for both T-Mobile and AT&T. You get free...

It's expensive. User interface is much improved, but still trails the competition in ease of use. The N8 can be sluggish. You only get a QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode, and there's no user-replaceable battery.

The Nokia N8 excels as a camera phone, and the improvements of Symbian 3 make it one of the company's best smartphones to date. However, it still has its shortcomings and an expensive price tag, making it a hard sell for the North American market.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Nokia N8 Smartphone

 

Nokia's newest phone comes with insane entertainment chops and a Symbian OS that resembles Android. Too bad it comes up short in far too many...

Anodized aluminum body easily makes this one of Nokia’s sleekest designs. Ships with multimedia cables. Does a fantastic job at multimedia playback. Video chat-ready with a front-facing VGA camera. Mini-HDMI port pumps out video and Dolby Digital Plus...

Competitive with the Pros (iPhone, Android, Windows 7), but clearly won’t convert the entrenched. Non-removable battery = two steps back. Symbian^3 OS’s lack of polish puts a hurt on quick navigation. Dual card bay (one for memory, one for sim) is a...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Nokia N8 Review

 

The Nokia N8 has an excellent design and one of the best cameras we've seen in a smartphone; too bad it's coupled with lame software, a tiny screen, and a slow processor. If Nokia had completely reworked the Symbian OS with a real makeover instead of...

Excellent 12-megapixel camera, Sharp HD video recording and HDMI output, Free turn-by-turn navigation with Ovi Maps, Can use it on T-Mobile or AT&, T

Runs slow, Symbian^3 OS isn't user-friendly, Very few quality apps available in Ovi Store, Full virtual keyboard only available horizontally, No subsidy available for the phone

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Nokia N8

 

When I first got my hands on the Nokia N8 ($550 unlocked; price as of 10/3/2010) back in June, I was impressed with its hardware and multimedia features, but had the feeling that the software was stale and outdated. After spending more time with the...

HD video support ; Superb 12-megapixel camera

Software feels dated ; Keyboard difficult to use

The Nokia N8 has some cutting-edge multimedia features, including a 12-megapixel camera and HDMI output, but the operating system feels stale and dated.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia N8 vs. Samsung Pixon12 vs. Sony HX5v shootout: Blind test

 

The Nokia N8 is an immensely popular phone and we're already hard at work on a proper review of the handset. Since the N8 camera is its pivotal feature, we're interested how you'd rate it in a blind shootout with two other cameras - the Samsung Pixon12...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM