Nokia N8 Review in Malaysia: Specs, Design, Pics And Price

Nokia N8 Smartphone

You have seen the Nokia N8 box and what’s included inside. Now, let’s take a detail look at the phone itself. The Nokia N8 design, specs, and price in Malaysia.

The Nokia N8 smartphone is a phone with build-in 12 Megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss[?] lens and Xenon[?] flash, 16GB storage, new Symbian^3 OS, and more.

Nokia N8, the specs

Here are the spec highlights of Nokia N8:

  • OS: Symbian^3 OS
  • CPU: 680 MHz processor, 3D Graphics HW accelerator
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Size: 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm, weight 135 gram
  • Display: 3.5 inch AMOLED touch display with 640×360 pixels
  • Camera: 12 Megapixel (4000 x 3000 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash. Face detection. HD video recording (720p); Secondary camera (QVGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Storage: 16GB internal memory, MicroSD memory card slot support up to 32GB
  • Battery: 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery (non removable)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI, USB, A-GPS

Read on for Nokia N8’s design, pics and price.

Nokia N8, the design

The front

Nokia N8 Smartphone

I quite like the Nokia N8 design at the first glance. Big touch screen with only 1 menu button in front. Nice color. The microphone is hiding at the bottom of display.

The menu button flashes when you have notifications (SMS, missed called, etc). I found the menu button is too small and hard to reach by thumb as it is located the bottom edge of the phone.

The top

Nokia N8 Smartphone

At the top are AV connector, HDMI connector and power key.

The bottom

Nokia N8 Smartphone

There is only a charging connector at the bottom

The back

Nokia N8 Smartphone

At the back is the selling point of Nokia N8 — 12 MegaPixel Carl Zeiss lens camera and Xenon flash.

Perhaps a 12-megapixel camera is too big to be fixed into the body. The camera park stands out from the rest of the back surface for about 2mm, which looks odd and might scratch the lens glass. Not good.

Nokia N8 Smartphone

Under the camera lens is the loudspeaker. Due to the location of the loudspeaker, you’d get a softer sound when placing Nokia N8 with front facing up. Different volume depends on how you place the phone on the desk…

The sides

At the top of one side of Nokia N8 are the MicroSD memory card slot and SIM card slot. The bottom of the side are the charging indicator light and micro USB port.

Nokia N8 Smartphone

I like the charging indicator light because it tells you whether the charger is power on/off at a glance. The micro USB port is the only port/slow with no cover.

Nokia N8 Smartphone

At the top of one side of Nokia N8 are the MicroSD memory card slot and SIM card slot, closed by a pair of plastic door-like-cover.

Nokia N8 Smartphone

On the other side, there are volume/zoom key, lock switch, and camera button. I found the lock switch right at the middle of the side is hard to reach by thumb when I am holding Nokia N8.

How much is Nokia N8 price in Malaysia?

The Nokia N8’s recommended retail price in Malaysia is RM1690 (USD$547). If you subscribe to Maxis Nokia N8 phone deal, you can get Nokia N8 as low as RM999 (24 months contract).

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2 thoughts on “Nokia N8 Review in Malaysia: Specs, Design, Pics And Price”

  1. “I like the N8 at a glance” same here. Unfortunately, I don’t like Symbian OS. never like it ever since the first one come out right up to the current version. Since the announcement they are going open source, I like to see what other will do with the OS. Maybe I’ll like it.

    The processing power of this phone is crap. camera is awesome!

    For now… this phone is not in my wanted list. I must admit this is one awesome phone with a nice design.

    Cheers

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