Nokia as a brand are known for the masses of middle range feature phones that they have produced over the years. This image looks set to change with the N8, a high end smartphone destined to compete with the best phones currently available.
One area where the Nokia N8 really excels is in the multimedia department. The manufacturers have obviously spent a lot of time creating a package fit to rival any other phone currently available. The camera immediately stands out on this model thanks to its massive 12 million pixel resolution, a wise move considering the industry standard seems to have settled at the 5 million mark. A major attraction of the camera is the superb standard of optics that it uses. This Carl Zeiss lens gives the photographs a real depth of colour which further enhances the already excellent results. Autofocus means there is never an excuse for your snaps to be blurred, even when lighting conditions are less than perfect thanks to the Xenon flash. High Definition is the word on every bodies lips at the moment, so media fans will appreciate the 720P video capture that looks great either on the phones excellent screen or when connected to a compatible HD television thanks to the mini HDMI socket. The video facility features a light for darker conditions and on the front of the device you will find an additional camera suitable for making video calls.
Storage options are extensive on the Nokia N8 The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory which is more than enough to handle the demands of your average phone user. Those who wish to make plenty of HD recordings, or who have extensive music collections they wish to store will be thankful of the microSD card slot which allow for a further 32GB to be added to the phone. Speaking of audio files, the N8 works superbly as a portable audio player. With regards the user interface, the phone utilises a system call “Coverflow”, which displays album artwork and makes finding your required track easy. There is no need to worry about audio formats as the N8 handles most, including eAAC+, MP3 and WMA. A handy RDS tuner means that should you want to catch up with the local new or radio, the device can handle this task. As you would expect from a phone with such extensive audio feature, a 3.5mm stereo jack allows the user to select their favourite headphones to use with the unit.
The Nokia N8 is more than just the perfect multi media handset. Great connectivity, gorgeous looks and an excellent processor make this handset undoubtedly Nokias best to date.
The Nokia N8 and the Nokia N97 Mini Gold are available now.