Nokia N8 reviews

Nokia N8 vs Samsung Galaxy S

As you probably already know, the Nokia N8 is a revolutionary smartphone from Nokia that offers lots of innovative features to the users. It’s a powerful camera phone and is jam-packed with other useful features and hardware. The seemingly never ending list of high tech features on the phone includes the 12 mega-pixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a versatile and useful multimedia compatibility and rich 3.5 AMOLED touchscreen.


The phone is compact and light weight that’s just 113.5x 59.1x 12.99mm which runs on Nokia’s newest operating system; Symbian^3 running on 680MHz processor. The 3.5 inch AMOLED screen can display up to 16 million colours within a pixel config of 360 x 640 and offers great display quality. As with many of the newest smartphones, the Nokia N8 has an accelerometer present which automatically rotates the screen based on its orientation.

The Nokia N8 comes with 16GB of internal storage space that can be expanded by using a microSD card – this can take up the overall capacity to 48GB, which isn’t bad in todays smartphone world. The phone offers fast internet connection via 3G connectivity and provides WiFi connectivity for a faster wireless internet connection. You will also find that the phone supports GPRS and EDGE, along with GPS, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

The best part of the phone is its 12 mega-pixel camera without a doubt and comes with many features that includes the Carl Zeiss optics lens, autofocus, face recognition and Xenon flash. Its camera can shoot footage in HD, 720p quality.

The Samsung Galaxy S is yet another powerful smartphone currently floating around the market, created by Samsung. It’s one of the most advanced handsets that the company has released by the company to date and runs on the Android OS, packed with a 1GHz processor. The Galaxy S comes with a 4-inch AMOLED touch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It’s also a very slim smartphone and measures in at 122.4x 64.2x 9.9mm and comes with an accelerometer just like with the Nokia N8.

This smartphone, unlike the Nokia N8 in its current state, offers a super fast web browsing experience and comes packed with a 5 mega-pixel camera and tonnes of multimedia options for entertainment. The Samsung Galaxy S utilises vibration and ringing modes to alert of incoming telephone calls and SMS’s. The internal storage of the Galaxy S is 8GB or 16GB, depending on the exact model and can be expanded via a microSD card slot, as with the Nokia N8.

Like most smartphones, it offers EDGE and GPRS connectivity with 3G HSDPA and WiFi for super fast connectivity. The 5 mega-pixel camera has a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and can capture pictures with excellent quality and comes with autofocus, touch-to-focus face and smile detection.

Both of the handsets offer a great user interface, less so for the Nokia N8 in its current form (PR 1.1) and powerful hardware. If you’re looking for a phone that primarily has a great camera with great hardware and are less bothered about the software or, more to the point, operating system, then the Nokia N8 is for you. With future updates, it seems that the Nokia N8 will be the outright winner in all scenarios if they fix up the UI and the browser. If however you want a decent camera along with great hardware and software, you may find the Samsung Galaxy S your preferred choice.