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Originally Posted by Bengkia369 View Post

Sorry to be harsh...but wats the big hooha about this nokia anyways???


well the iphone 4 costs about 50% more than the nokia N8 while the components only cost about 0.021% more. I guess that has to count for something.
 

post #17 of 206
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Well not exactly though,

 

 

Test Frequency response Noise level Dynamic range THD IMD + Noise Stereo crosstalk
Nokia N97 +0.04, -0.27 -90.7 90.7 0.0048  0.896 -89.5

IMO I think the N97 doesn't sound near as good as the xpressmusic 5800. The xpressmusic sounds way fuller instead of the cold sound the n97 produces. Still the preference kind of depends on the cans you're using.

I agree on sticking with a brand. Most things I read about Nokia phones is about the bad software, symbian, but since I am used to it really doesn't matter. Though I think an iphone would be better.



I've never heard the xpressmusic so can't comment, but i really like the n97's sound cold clear crisp sound, i normally use bassy iem's and active speakers with it so the lack of full sound doesn't matter as they all increase the bass and make the sound more full, now i have a E7 i always use that with it and the cold clear crisp sound is perfect for the e7 since it's a warm amp.

post #18 of 206

Sound wise I've seen nothing about the amplifier, step #15 in this teardown: http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nokia-N8-Teardown/3641/2 has to low resolution. Guessing it's the same TPA6130 as in XpressMusic 5800, post #9: http://translate.google.no/translate?hl=no&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.touchnokia.ru%2Findex.php%3Fs%3Da78a4417f68228054b27282283ef5907%26showtopic%3D3241%26st%3D0%26p%3D37931%26%23entry37931

 

The buzz is mostly about the camera..


Edited by Albedo - 10/14/10 at 5:44am
post #19 of 206
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The funny thing is: you can get a Nokia N8 and the 4th gen 32GB ipod touch for the same price as the Iphone 4 32GB.

I think a rather own the touch and the N8 because the only compromise would be size and you get best of both worlds.

post #20 of 206

Kinda wierd as i actually prefer N97 audio codec on my hacked 5800. N97 audio codec has way larger soundstage, less forward mid and better textured bass.
 

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I've never heard the xpressmusic so can't comment, but i really like the n97's sound cold clear crisp sound, i normally use bassy iem's and active speakers with it so the lack of full sound doesn't matter as they all increase the bass and make the sound more full, now i have a E7 i always use that with it and the cold clear crisp sound is perfect for the e7 since it's a warm amp.

post #21 of 206

The N8 takes awesome pictures, near dedicated point-and-shoot handheld quality.

post #22 of 206

Actually N8's camera is average compared to the competition. Mobilereview.com has this opinion in the in depth camera review.

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The camera isn't average, but here's the Engadget review all the same: http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/14/nokia-n8-review/

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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

Actually N8's camera is average compared to the competition. Mobilereview.com has this opinion in the in depth camera review.

post #24 of 206

 

 

Those are two parapgraphs from a multimedia review site. Those attached pictures are reasized! how much can you see from that?

Mobile-review opinion is a whole dedicate article with full size pictures.


Edited by Angelopsaro - 10/14/10 at 7:56pm
post #25 of 206

I forgot the iPhone 4 has been obliterating all the competition w/it's camera. Funny really, considering that the iPhone was a holdout to putting a decent camera on their devices (Apple). I'm wondering if the North American model has different software on it, making a difference in the pictures it takes and reviews coming out?

post #26 of 206

Iphone is not considered competitor for n8's camera. We are talking for other camera phones like SE satio.

post #27 of 206

Read the review you linked to, as the iPhone is 1 of the comparisons they use. It seems that it's second best to it, but equal to a few others,................still not a bad phone, since the camera isn't the only thing it has going for it.
 

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Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

Iphone is not considered competitor for n8's camera. We are talking for other camera phones like SE satio.

post #28 of 206

What puts me off the N8 is that it's symbian - although it seems they've addressed much of what was wrong with symbian, I jumped ship for android a while back and I can't be bothered with symbian again.

post #29 of 206

Yeah, I'm tied to Android myself, and it's by choice.

post #30 of 206
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post

Read the review you linked to, as the iPhone is 1 of the comparisons they use. It seems that it's second best to it, but equal to a few others,................still not a bad phone, since the camera isn't the only thing it has going for it.
 


I know its not a bad camera phone. The reason of comparing to the iphone is becaue iphone is very popular and makes the review interesting.also, by comparing iphone and wave to the N8 highlights the fact that even being a 12mp cameraphone its not so great. After that, compares it with an equal 12mp ericsson. And ofcourse its not equal to a camera.

Its a hi-fi forum, so we are after perfection. No bad feelings

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