Video: MobileBurn's Video Review (First Impressions) of the Nokia N8

| October 3, 2010 | Reply

Michael Oryl, my old boss back in the days of MobileBurn foruming has taken the main seat in reviewing the Nokia N8 (and rightfully so – as it’s often someone else now doing the Nokia reviews)

  • Michael seems to be unaware of the UBS-to go function, thinking the adapter was for a keyboard.
  • Anodized metal, everything feels really nice on this
  • doors for microSD and SIM – it’s kinda difficult to get in there without hurting yourself
  • No microSD yet as the device has so much internal storage
  • Really good looking package
  • HDMI port cover – not a fantastic design but everything else is really quite exceptional
  • Homescreen – I find the swiping doesn’t work that well, the lag behind it makes it feel off (unfortunately, the folks at Symbian designed it that way. God knows why – something to do with preventing mispress, I dunno -_-)
  • AMOLED display – really nice saturated colours, deep blacks and looks pretty cool.
  • A little slow to switch between portrait and landscape but not a real problem (NOT at all helped by LACK of transition to mask the lag. Good going there. Note, it is faster as pretty much everywhere else except the homescreen)
  • Swiping within the widgets themselves – cool flexibility, though does sometimes make panel switching difficult – you have to swipe around that widget.


This review seems to be more like a first impressions as Michael doesn’t seem to have used it that long (which is interesting in one sense as you can see how easily Michael is navigating S^3)


Apparently this is a 3 part review but I can only see 2 videos and a sample N8 HD.

Video Sample by the N8



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Category: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video

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