Time for 12: Nokia N8
If you thought 8 was enough, then why not try 12 megapixels? That's right, the N8 upped the resolution ante even further while delivering Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash, and the ability to take photos in multiple environments like indoors, outdoors, and action scenes. What's more, it was the first smartphone with Symbain 3, but that's probably not the first thing that you'd remember about it.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 53 user reviews
Starting at: $285.00
The good: The Nokia N8 and Symbian 3 offer a better and more enhanced user experience than previous devices. The N8 delivers excellent camera and video quality. The smartphone has solid hardware and offers 3G support for both T-Mobile and AT&T. You get free turn-by-turn navigation via Ovi Maps.
The bad: It's expensive. User interface is much improved, but still trails the competition in ease of use. The N8 can be sluggish. You only get a QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode, and there's no user-replaceable battery.
The bottom line: The Nokia N8 excels as a camera phone, and the improvements of Symbian 3 make it one of the company's best smartphones to date. However, it still has its shortcomings and an expensive price tag, making it a hard sell for the North American market.
July 12, 2013 3:11 PM PDT
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