Nokia N8: Ultimate Value for Money? @Nseries Returns as king of convergence.

| June 11, 2010 | 9 Replies

A couple of days ago, Nseries blog posted:

Another thing to consider is value for money. The Nokia N8 has very accessible pricing with 370EUR (around $442) before taxes and subsidies.
We’d love to know your opinions, so tell us what you think in the comments or on Twitter @Nseries. Is value for money a big consideration for you? Which features are most important to you?

At 370EUR, 442USD (before subsidies, minus taxes) the Nokia N8 packs more for your cash than any other phone.

Suyog echoed this in his reply to Nseries:

VFM(Value for Money) is what is important to majority in the this world not only fancy things. Nokia only provides best VFM.
That’s why I always throw question to guys who rant about Nokia, “Give me device which comes in xxx amount matching features of Nokia device which is also of same xxx amount” No one has ever able to reply to that.

Value for Money?

Let’s take a closer look.

With the collection of gadgets in the poster above (let’s average them at around 100GBP each, and that’s being easy on the dedicated devices), you’re looking at around 700-800GBP worth of goodies (1030-1170USD).

Not to mention you’ll have to hark back to the glory days of Nokia Great Pockets campaign to bring them all with you.

Like the original N95, the N8 is not one thing, it’s many things.


Until the N8 we haven’t seen a true CONVERGENCE successor to the N95. None that could put up a fair fight against its dedicated counterparts. None that had sufficient combination of features that would satisfy the redefined parameters of convergence.

Now Nokia’s stepped up again.

  • Camera to rival point and shoots (huge sensor, 12 Megapixels, 28mm wide angle AND xenon flash),
  • same with the 720p video recording (with stereo audio) vs flip cams.
  • HDMI out for true home media centre capabilities when connected to a big screen TV. Movies, Music, Games, Web Browsing on the big screen (like a mini PC)
  • Free Sat Nav for life. Walk and Drive Navigation.
  • Stellar 3D gaming potential as shown by. Sims 3, NFS Shift, Asphalt 5, Bounce.
  • Music and video player (with Dolby Digital surround sound. You can use apps for DivX if that doesn’t come at launch)
  • Keep connected, emails social networks and your favourite sites (if it had MicroB browser N8 would be a bigger killer smartphone) as well as on the go video/Photo editing
  • It’s a phone too – send sms, mms, voice and VIDEO calls over 3G or WiFi.

Features summarised here: 8 reasons to love the Nokia N8.

Great Pockets


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