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Nokia N8

Announced
Apr 27, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 1, 2010

Pros

  • Features a Xenon flash - better than a standard LED
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Mini HDMI (Type C))

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (210 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (360 x 640 pixels)

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Nokia N8 does make for one compelling device with its 3.5” capacitive touchscreen, 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and 720p video capture at 25 frames per second, HDMI output, and Video on-Demand through the Ovi Store. Aside from its camera centric focus, the Nokia N8 is the first handset to run on the Symbian^3 OS. It has 16GB of internal memory, FM radio, FM transmitter, Wi-Fi, GPS...

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (Belle, Anna, Symbian^3)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches (113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 640 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 210 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 50.47 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Xenon
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.8
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 28.00 mm
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Recording format:
      • MPEG4, H.264
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 680 MHz, ARM11
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.2 days (390 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.83 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 23 days (554 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 2.66 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 50.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 6.00 hours
  • GPS usage:
    • 6.60 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital Plus
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, RealVideo 10
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS, FM Transmiter
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, Flash Lite (4.0), RSS, CSS, WML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, OVI, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AIM, Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!, Hangouts / Google Talk
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.1
    • API:
      • JSR-75, JSR-82, JSR-118, JSR-135, JSR-139, JSR-172, JSR-177, JSR-179, JSR-184, JSR-205, JSR-226, JSR-234, JSR-248, JSR-256, IAP Info API, eSWT UI API 1.0.3, Nokia UI API 1.4
  • Adjustable interface text size:
    • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Mini HDMI (Type C)
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB, Proprietary
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Video recording
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 26 Apr 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PDNRM-596 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.03 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1700 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 1.02 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Apr 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • € 549
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