One of Nokia’s most advanced handsets to date, the N8 was released a few months ago and has proven to be a popular choice. It is easy to see why this handset has gained popularity so rapidly with key features including a stunning 12 mega pixel digital camera along with an advanced touchscreen and super fast internet browsing.
The handset measures 113.5x 59.1x 12.9 mm and weighs in at a pocket friendly 135 g. The front of the handset is dominated by the generously proportioned 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which is capable of displaying up to 16,000,000 individual colours within a pixel setup of 360x 640 resulting in stunning display quality of the on screen imagery. The screen is made from gorilla glass which protects it from everyday wear and tear. The screen supports multi-touch input and comes with proximity and accelerometer sensors as standard.
A generous 16 gigabytes of internal storage is provided as standard which means that users are able to store thousands of music tracks along with other files such as videos, documents or additional downloaded applications. On the rare occasion that further storage should be required, users can simply utilise the integrated microSD slot by installing a memory card of up to 32 GB, therefore providing a potential 48 GB of storage capacity within the phone.
The Nokia N8 comes with several connectivity features to provide the optimum levels of network connectivity. Class 33 versions of both GPRS and EDGE are called upon to keep the handset connected to the appropriate cellular networks. In areas where 3G coverage is provided, an HSDPA connection provides fast download speeds of up to 10.2 mega bytes per second providing an impressive Internet browsing experience. The alternative method of Internet connection is available by virtue of full Wi-Fi connectivity which allows users to take advantage of local wireless networks for an even faster Internet connection. Bluetooth and micro USB connections are also included which allow users to connect the handset to compatible hardware devices.
The one of the highlights of the camera and indeed the main selling point is the stunning 12 mega pixel camera. This boasts an impressive spec list in its own right such as a 4000x 3000 pixel resolution, Carl Zeiss optics, Autofocus, face detection and Xenon flash. The camera also comes with geo-tagging as well as the ability to shoot high definition video footage in 720p quality. As you may expect from a 12 mega pixel camera, the resulting still images are of absolutely fantastic quality and indeed rival that of many standalone digital cameras.
The Symbian 3 operating system is called upon to provide a versatile, easy to use and customizable user interface. This works alongside a 680 MHz processor which provides the power to run demanding applications and keeps the interface running quickly and smoothly. Numerous entertainment and multimedia, social networking and productivity applications are provided as standard, whilst additional ones can be downloaded from Ovi Store.
The Nokia N8 is available in a range of colours meaning that a style to suit all tastes is sure to be found. It provides a fantastic alternative for those seeking a smartphone which boasts an incredible spec list and appealing aesthetics but are not won over by one of the more common smartphone models.