My Nokia N8 12MP Camera Is Better Than Your Compact Digital Camera (Really?)

Nokia N8 Smartphone

One of the biggest selling point of Nokia N8 smartphone is its 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens camera with Xenon flash for high resolution photos (4000 x 3000 pixels) and HD video recording (720p). The camera sensor size is 1/1.83″, with ND filter, geo-tagging, and face detection.

Is the smartphone’s camera better your compact digital camera? Let’s find out by yourselves!

Here are the sample photos I took using Nokia N8 camera at 12 megapixel resolution and upload to Flickr without editing/touching/modifying/blah-blah.

Nokia N8 camera test
outdoor, afternoon. Clear and nice color.

Read on for other sample photos and HD video test.

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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.

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Nokia N8 Review: What Is In The Box?

Nokia N8 Smartphone

I have received the Nokia N8 from Maxis 10 reviewers programme. In this post, I’d show you what you’ll get in the box!

These are the items you get in the Nokia N8 box:

  • Nokia N8 smartphone with build-in battery
  • Phone charger
  • In-ear earphone with control buttons
  • USB cable
  • HDMI adapter
  • USB On-The-Go adapter
  • Quick guide, manual, warranty card, etc.

There is no Ovi installation CD because the installation file is included in the phone’s storage. Clever!

Note that the adapters are specially designed for Nokia N8, therefore you have to take extra caution not to lost them.

Else, it is either difficult to find a replacement or you have to pay a high price.

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Review Nokia N8 From Maxis 10 Reviewers Programme

Maxis 10 - Nokia N8

Maxis, the Malaysia local telco, has a Maxis 10 Reviewers Programme which in each batch, 10 bloggers would be picked to review their latest phone offer. It has been several batches now. Everyone can apply but I am not so sure about the selection criteria though.

Lucky enough, I was selected as 1 of 10 Malaysian bloggers to review the Nokia N8 smartphone.

Yes, the phone with 12 Megapixel camera!

The secret of Maxis 10 reviewers programme

Follow Maxis on Facebook and Twitter. They would make announcement when reviewer is wanted. You would need to fill in a form, submit, and wait for the lucky angel.

I was contacted first by a call to be informed the phone collect date. The venue is Maxis office tower, in a small meeting room.

A brief introduction was given to our 10 bloggers. We are asked to write at least 5 blog posts on the Nokia N8 and to mention about the phone’s highlighted features. We are encouraged to write honest reviews, which I am glad to obey.

Then, we unboxed Nokia N8 and check our loaned unit. Everyone went back home happily with the brand new Nokia N8. We have 2 weeks to review the phone.

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