In that article, I made a case for why my choice is the E7. Of course, that was not to say that there was not a valid case for the N8 being picked. As a matter of fact, spec for spec, the N8 outguns its sibling in terms of what it can do and how well those thinbgs are done – better pictures (in more ways than one), better audio, better videos, and FM transmission.
As has been said, it all depends on the needs of the individual in question.
Anyway, after church yesterday, someone suggested that a group of us go hang out. I certainly needed the air, so off we went. Fortunately, I had both my E7 with me and N8 with a friend.
To cut a long story short, taking pictures with the N8 again reminded me of why it continues to be loved around the world. Inspite of the fact that it has both a smaller and poorer display than the E7, pictures taken with the N8 looked so stunning on its own display and easilly shamed the E7 camera on all counts. I mean, ALL counts.
Here is a crop from an example shot (E7 shot above; N8 shot below):
The pictures are of the same person from the same spot about a distance of 1 metre. Of course, you were expecting a drastic difference in quality; weren’t you?
So, if superb quality pictures are your thing, forget the hardware keyboard and larger, better display on the E7 and go splurge on the Nokia N8 instead. For now, and probably for a longer while, the N8 rules among cameraphones.