Nokia is big in mobile. The Nokia N8 was the most anticipated device from the Finnish corporation this year. Well, the wait is over. The Nokia N8 is here – and Mobility Nigeria readers will be getting loads of how the device measures up.
A few months ago, a regular here and now also a contributing writer, Afewgoodmen, described the N8 as a phone to look out for.
We have seen at least one example of the N8’s 720p video movie magic (and The Commuter is not considered the best movie shot exclusively on the N8, so you can let your imagination run wild). I will be taking those sample still shots that you have come to like our reviews for as well and putting that 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash to test.
You have been longing for its unique USB-on-the-Go feature. Well, I am going to be throwing everything at this guy – and you know that I don’t hold back in pushing devices hard.
Here are the full specs again:
- Dimensions: 113.5 x 59.12 x 12.9 mm
- Weight: 135g
- OS: Symbian^3
- 3.5 inch capacitive widescreen display; 640 × 360 pixel resolution
- 3.5mm audio jack
- TV-out via HDMI out port (using the supplied cable) with Dolby Digital Plus sound
- Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0
- USB On-the-Go: plug in a USB flash drive, mouse, or keyboard
- Bluetooth v2.1 including support for stereo headsets
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- FM radio
- FM transmitter
- Integrated GPS with A-GPS
- BL-4D 1200mAh battery
- 680 MHz ARM 11 processor with accelerated Open GL 2 (3D Graphics hardware accelerator)
- 256 MB RAM (about 140 MB free after booting)
- 135mb internal storage, 16GB mass memory
- Up to 32 GB of additional storage with an external microSD card
- Web Browser with FlashLite support
- Web TV
- Video playback with DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/ support
- MP4 Video recording at HD 720p – up to 25frames per sec
- Video/photo editor built-in
- 12 megapixel camera, Xenon flash, autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics
- Live updates from Facebook, Twitter, and RenRen pushed right to your home screen
- Ovi Maps application with voice guidance; offline maps – for free. forever
I must say that I haven’t met a device with an array of features as extensive as this since the N8’s Maemo-powered older brother, the N900. I love the N900 but the poor battery life was the straw that broke this camel’s back. Minus the lack of a hardware keyboard, how will the N8 stack up against that bloke?
Some of you have wondered whether or not that 680 MHz processor and 256MB RAM will be adequate (and prove Symbian’s renowned resource management), especially in today’s world of 1GHz processors.
How will gaming go on the N8 with that processor and its 3D Graphics hardware accelerator? Of course, you will also be interested in how its battery life holds up.
Well, if you can keep your excitement down a bit, before this week is over I should have my first impressions and pictures ready for you to digest.
Whatever you do, hang around. These are exciting days to be on Mobility Nigeria.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.