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Nokia N8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4910 reviews of Nokia N8. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The size and camera are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the text input and apps. Reviews about the reception and screen are mixed.

usability, camera, size, performance, design

battery, reliability, apps, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia N8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Nokia N8 from 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 Views about the price and performance are overall positive. The portability and camera also get good comments, but many are critical about the apps and reception.

usability, camera, portability, performance, price

reliability, reception, apps

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

May, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia N8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1283 user reviews of Nokia N8 from 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 Reviews about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reception. Reviews are divided on the apps.

camera, usability, performance, portability, price


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

May, 2019

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (

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 : Vlad Savov (

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 : GSMArena team (

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

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Nokia N8 in focus: An interview with Damian Dinning


It seems there's more to Nokia N8 camera than what meets the eye on the marketing materials. That's why we turned to a seasoned professional over at Nokia to tell us a little bit more about the technical aspects of Nokia N8 imaging...


May, 2010

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

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.

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

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 (

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 : Ginny Mies (

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 : Mithun Chandrasekhar (

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 : Chris Davies (

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
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