New 9MP Photo Samples and Symbian^3 Screenshots from Nokia N8! (With Review & Benchmark tests) [Updated!]
It’s been 2 weeks since I posted anything on the Nokia N8, so it’s time again to rekindle some good stuffs on this upcoming great Nokia device.
ifanr, a Chinese site, has extensively posted on their hands-on experience with the Nokia N8, including some great screenshots of the new Symbian^3, as well as 2 comparative sample images at 9MP (16:9).
Some highlights from the article:
- - Symbian^3 is not old wine in new bottle. It’s not just an upgrade from S60.
- – Symbian^3 seems to have been designed from scratch for touch usability, with no roots to S60v5
- – No more using the “Options” button like on Symbian^1. Pop-up menus and follow-up menus are accessible from any point
- – Mail client is greatly improved, in terms of UI also
- – New homescreen combines the features of iPhone’s homescreen (is there any?), effect of Android’s UI, and usability of Symbian^1. Users can also place icons on their homescreen (like on iPhone OS) – up to 72 for all the pages
- – Homescreen not as effective as on N900, but productive enough
- – Switching between tasks is fluid. Unfortunately, webOS task manager looks better.
- – screen switching system is very smooth in terms of animation and its dynamic too
- – the music player is very similar to iPod’s, but not the same
- – standby screen can display more content, with the use of interactive information handling.
- – browser interface – no significant changes, but the stability of much better than before.
- – Opera Mobile 10 and the default OSS browser are both good
- – best feature he liked is to support OTG + HDMI output
- – the battery lasted for 1.5 days with some HD output, e-book, and other common uses
- – shortcoming – Symbian^3 is not a beauty at first glance. Sometimes feels like using in the shadows of Symbian^1
- – some Symbian^1 apps had compatibility issues with this phone.