Nokia N8 Specs

8.5
PhoneArena Score
Nokia N8 Review
8.9

Description

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...

This device is also known as Nokia N98, Nokia N8-00

Pros

  • Features a Xenon flash - better than a standard LED

Cons

  • Thick body (0.51 inches)

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Display

Size: 3.5 inches
Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels, 210 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 50.47 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Processor: Single core, 680 MHz, ARM11
GPU: Yes
RAM: 0.25GB
Internal storage: 16GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS: Symbian (Belle, Anna, Symbian^3)
ROM: 512 MB
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

Capacity: 1200 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 12.1 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.8; Focal length: 28.00 mm
Flash: Xenon
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Features: Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling
Front: 0.3 MP VGA
Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches (113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm)
Weight: 4.76 oz (135.0 g)
Keys: Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Black, Gray, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue

Cellular

3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital Plus
Screen mirroring: MirrorLink, TV-out
Radio: FM, Stereo, RDS, FM Transmiter
Additional microphone(s): for Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 3.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
HDMI: Mini HDMI (Type C)
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Apr 26, 2010
FCC ID value: PDNRM-596
Measured SAR:
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

Apr 27, 2010
Officially announced: Yes
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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
9.5
Camera quality
9.7
Performance
8
Display
8.9
Battery life and charging
8.7
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
8
Symbian killed this awesome smartphone
Phone owned for more than a year

I've had my Nokia N8 since May 2011. It's a reliable handset that you can count on all day long. However, I think that the N8 could have been a legendary phone if it had Android instead of Symbian. As a N8 owner, I find it very frustrating when I can't make Skype or Tango video calls while other cheaper Samsung or Sony phones can. The hardware makes the N8 a unique smartphone (FM transmitter, HDMI output, 12MP camera, premium build) but its OS killed it, literally speaking.

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9
Best music player and amazing picture quality
Phone owned for more than a year


I am using Nokia n8 since 2 yrs, I just love this phone and if possible I would never change it, there are many good reasons for which I still use this phone 1) awesome sound quality with Dolby digital surround sound other latest phones in market don't have it, I have tried many other smartphones but never able to find such an awesome sound quality which gives you home theater 3D sound experience like your sitting in movie theater, you can actually have a demo in which you can hear the sound from 360 degrees. Also I have installed the equilizer app from which you can control bass and treble effects which makes it even more awesome to play all kinds of music, like pop, rock, trance, etc's. 2) Best picture quality with crystal clear screen, I prefer to watch movies and videos on my phone rather than on my computer or LED TV because its more clearer and brighter than any other device.3) 12 megapixels camera which gives you good high quality images and there is one more benefit i.e. you can use it as a weapon for your personal protection, I have personally broken the heads of atleast two people and it still works, it is as good as stone never breaks. I would really never change this phone if I need to I would still keep it with me as a music player, may be the OS is slow as campare to android phone but above good qualities wants me to keep it with me.

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10
A Classic
Phone owned for more than a year

Amazing resistance to almost all punishment. Excelent camera even against 2013 competition. Great navigation tool. The only real problem with this phone is the vanishing memory c bug, that forces a reset every four to six months.

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