So all this time I’ve been posting my works on photoshop and photography here. But photography posted here has been done only on phones (you missed this post?). You liked my works, didn’t you? Anyway, I’ve been active on Twitter for a while and these kind folks at WOM World Nokia gave me a chance to trial a Nokia N8. I still remember how excited I was when the shipment had arrived and I had a BIG smile on my face! So officially, this is gonna be my first review. And my first review goes to the phone with the most powerful camera available (as on the date this post was posted). “THE” Nokia N8. Some months ago, you wouldn’t even imagine a 12MP auto-focus camera on a phone. Now, Nokia made it possible with N8. As soon as I switched on this phone I started taking some pictures to test its hyped camera. I was like,
Landscape shots, yeah good. Close-up shots, WOW! THIS IS NOT A PHONE WITH CAMERA! ITS A CAMERA WITH PHONE!
You don’t believe me? Check these pics out. All have been taken by THE Nokia N8.
Here are some shots with different ISO settings (Auto, Low, Medium and High respectively).
The box contents are as follows:
- Nokia N8-00
- Nokia Battery BL-4D (non-removable)
- Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-179
- Nokia Stereo Headset WH-701
- Nokia High Efficiency Charger AC-15
- Nokia Adapter Cable for HDMI CA-156
- Nokia Adapter Cable for USB OTG CA-157
- Quick start guide (and some other stuff that you don’t check anyway)
- First things first: 12 MP AF
- HD video recording upto 720p @ 25 FPS (maybe 30 FPS on Belle update)
- Screen could have been bigger and with a CBD.
- BCM2727 GPU is helpful but could have been better.
- FM Transmitter
- Many apps exclusive in Anna update (Shazam, JoikuSpot, Internet Radio, etc)
- Can be used as a external portable storage device even when switched off
- Nokia Maps
- Last but not the least: Premium build quality
- The bump created by the xenon flash. Could have been replaced with a higher capacity battery.
- Still using 680 MHz ARM 11 processor. Could have been better.
- Same goes for 256 MB RAM.
- No AF in video-mode (which may be updated in Symbian Anna/Symbian Belle update, hopefully)
- Battery life (as I covered up before)
- No removable battery (which sometimes becomes a problem if the phone lags)
- Ovi Store and Nokia Social are still laggy (Maybe blame it on app devs)
- Default browser (which still maybe improved in Belle update)
- And what may still bother is pricing keeping in mind the hardware given
- HDR Photo Camera
- CNN app for Nokia
- Need For Speed Shift HD
- Angry Birds
Conclusion: Nokia N8 is a great device for photography fans. Also, with the Anna and upcoming Belle update it will be a moment of joy for all hardcore Symbian fans like me. 256MB though disappoints anybody, the camera balances it out. A must-have gadget for any photographer, gamer, entertainment lover.
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