Head to Head: iPhone 4 vs Nokia N8

Okay, this is a putative head to head. We’re going to have to take Steve Jobs’ word for what the iPhone 4 can do and my experience of the Nokia flagship N8 is based on a play around with a prototype yesterday, but both these phones will be massive so we wanted to line up what we know.

So until we can do a hands-on comparison – here’s the iPhone 4 versus the Nokia N8.

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Price and status
The iPhone 4 is sitting up near the apex of the smartphone market – at a cough-inducing £499 for the cheapest one, it’s top of Apple’s range.
The Nokia N8 is the flagship for the Nseries and we’re told Nokia’s top phone for quarter 3 in the UK, but because Nokia produce so many more phones, for many different markets, it will have a slightly more diluted impact. Price TBC but at a guess I’d say somewhere around £350-400.

Size and shape
Nokia’s previous top N-series phone was the chunky rectangular N900 slider, but the N8 is a touchscreen with tapered ends that comes in a range of glowing metallic colours (Dark Grey, Silver White, Green, Blue, Orange). The cases are scratch-proof ionised aluminium and the N8 has a little bulge on the back for the camera kit.
Specs: 12.9 mm thick, 135grams

The iPhone 4 promises to be the slimmest smartphone on the market and comes in Apple’s traditional black or white. The metal band around the edge is reminiscent of a Leica camera according to Steve Jobs.
Specs: 9.3mm thick, 137grams.

Camera
This is where the fight gets tough.
The N8 has a very nice camera – a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens, and flash, two microphones and takes gorgeous 12 megapixel photos and high-definition video.
Both pack onboard video editing software and have instant share with the web features.

Jobs made a big deal of the iPhone’s camera – though it’s only 5mg pixels, he claims it has been specially adapted to take great films and images.
On balance, seems like a win for the N8 here.

Operating System
Okay, Symbian ^3 is really nice but for user experience Apple wins hands down here.
I know, Apple has only just introduced multitasking, I know, but it does promise to be a silky smooth experience. And that app store is pretty good.
Symbian is very functional but it still has some ugly menus and Options and Back buttons which take up a lot of screen space and are not very intuitive.

The Screen
This is a big battlefield. It will undoubtedly have to be seen to be understood, but Apple’s Retina Display technology is marketed as revolutionising screen display. Is it really really that amazing? I don’t know.

I do know that the N8 has a lovely very high resolution screen that looked great. The N8 can also be wired up to a television that made much more sense of watching the videos on it. Both have 3.5″ screens. The resolution on the N8 was 640×360, on iPhone 4 it is 960-by-640-pixel resolution.

The jury’s still out on whether that difference is significant.

Special Features
Nice feature on the N8? It has a mini HDMI out port letting you plug your phone into your widescreen TV and pump HD video content straight to the big screen. Vidoes shot on the N8 camera look great blown up to that size and it sure is easier to see compared with the small 3.5″ screen. It also plays back sound in 5.1 Dolby surround quality – pretty lovely.

The iPhone 4’s Facetime video chat is billed as the killer feature of this phone, though the Nokia N8 also a front-facing camera which allows for video chat, will be interesting to see how the two measure up.


CONCLUSION

Both phones look good, it’s a question of what you prefer. Will the iPhone 4’s screen live up to the hype? if it does, it could be the feature that knocks other handsets out of the water.

It’s clear top end smartphones are investing heavily in the camera side of their devices – with some stunning top end lenses and video quality in their skinny frames. The N8 seems to have a slight edge here.

And Nokia’s open ethos and compatibility with other devices (like your TV) could be the trump card for the device. It’s likely it will be available with some Comes With Music deal – and that would be sweet. You could plug your phone into your music system (or anybody’s music system) and have any song you ever wanted playing in really high quality surround sound. We like it. On the media front, Apple is bound into iTunes – not exactly everybody’s favourite music player.

Still we’re looking forward to meeting them both in the flesh…

See more on iPhone here and more on the N8 here

Related: Hands-on with the Nokia N8 – what’s new in Symbian ^3
and Hands-On with the Nokia N8 – a quick look at the hardware

Anna Leach

55 comments

  • I have used both iphone4 and nokia n8.All that seems to me is that n8 is better.I also belive that nokia is always best as it gives more functions and great features in a cheaper rate than othes.Again I think that nokia should make symbian platform more amazimg.Thats the perfect platform at all.

  • Having used N8 and Iphone 4 thru last 6 months , I can say with confidence that N8 is far more desirable for a regular user like me .Consider the below
    1. Image and video quality far better WITH 12MP CAMERA – CARL GEISS LENSE
    2. Sound/audio better any day
    3. Basic voice and SMS better e.g. in N8 like any nokia phone , you can draft n number of SMS , in iphone you can at best retain the last typed message as ‘draft’.
    4. price wise N8 35% cheaper in India

    Go for N8 if you have to choose. For a person like me who uses typically 5/6 hrs of talk time every day and occasional photo/browsing , N8 is very convenient and who cares about iOS better than symbian etc . these kind of topics are for geeks who have nothing better to do , not for genuine phone users
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  • You can use Nokia n8 for cheap or even free calls when you are connected to Wi-Fi. This is being more popular every day. I think you will make call from anywhere with this model very soon.

  • I hv used iphone and nokia both…bt i think iphone has better picture quality in comparison of nokia…nodoubt nokia has sum gud features bt iphone is nt far behind..Iphone is mre slim comaparatively to nokia n luk wise also it better… Iphone nytime is better…

  • Dudes, I have been using the symbian phones for half a decade now. It’s not just about the quality but also about the availability and the cost range that matters very much. A 16BG i-phone costs around 51k(without bill and warranty) but a 16GB costs just 24k(with bill and one year warranty) and it also has given me 6 months of free net services in my current operator. More over, I have been provided with a USB cable, an USB input cable and HDMI cable along with a standard charger. I am more happy about it and the ovi store applications are really great now, comparatively. Does apple provide with you all these? The device is no less!! The touch is so sensitive and the apps are good. This is a a good news not just for guys like me but also to all nokia users.

  • N8 vs apple iphone 4 o man what kind of comparison is this,apple is great but too expensive,nokia is good but quite cheap,so nokia becomes greatest….

  • Apple,wot to say about it man.. They are just busy earning.. Apple lacks when it comes to multimedia like camera ,video recording, ringtones, video ringtones, fm, call recorder etc.. NOKIA is far ahead.. I m simple phone user,used both apple iphone2g/3G/4 as well as Nokia e63/e71/5800xm/n97/N8 i like apple but I love nokia, only 4things I would love to have in apple iphone : 1) internet explorer (safari sucks) 2) battery which could be easily taken out if the phone gets hanged(already faced ds prob) 3) bluetooth by which one can exchange files from one phone to another 4) last n the most imp for me, a memory card slot(so i cud drag n drop files directly without using the stupid itunes) OOOPPPPSS I need a flash player too… Shame on u apple guys

  • Apple,wot to say about it man.. They are just busy earning.. Apple lacks when it comes to multimedia like camera ,video recording, ringtones, video ringtones, fm, call recorder etc.. NOKIA is far ahead.. I m simple phone user,used both apple iphone2g/3G/4 as well as Nokia e63/e71/5800xm/n97/N8 i like apple but I love nokia, only 4things I would love to have in apple iphone : 1) internet explorer (safari sucks) 2) battery which could be easily taken out if the phone gets hanged(already faced ds prob) 3) bluetooth by which one can exchange files from one phone to another 4) last n the most imp for me, a memory card slot(so i cud drag n drop files directly without using the stupid itunes)

  • having a business i need a phone that can really perform as a true smartphone, and have just got my nice new phone and have plumbed for the Nokia N8, dont get me wrong i’m not saying the iphone is cr*p, just that its not quite up to the standard of the N8. As i do apple repairs I have already had far too many calls about repairs to the iphone 4’s screen and rear glass as it has cracked when dropped from pocket height, this set alarm bells going. sorry apple but nokia wins

  • having a business i need a phone that can really perform as a true smartphone, and have just got my nice new phone and have plumbed for the Nokia N8, dont get me wrong i’m not saying the iphone is cr*p, just that its not quite up to the standard of the N8. As i do apple repairs I have already had far too many calls about repairs to the iphone 4’s screen and rear glass as it has cracked when dropped from pocket height, this set alarm bells going. sorry apple but nokia wins

  • Well, I love both the phones… Nokia comes out of its shell and created a new and amazing phone that is appreciate-able and in almost the same price as iphone or even cheaper.

    I don’t think there is any problem in changing phones and I think it’s good to change the phone, you get new experiences. Its same as you meet new people and get new experiences.

    the question is what to do with the old iphone that I already have? :) I still have iPhone 4 but I buy it by selling my iPhone 3GS and buy this one. There are people/companies who trade in iPhones that means the iPhone resell value is good.

    So if you really want to change your iphone then must say the writer is right Nokia N8 is the choice.

  • Well, I love both the phones… Nokia comes out of its shell and created a new and amazing phone that is appreciate-able and in almost the same price as iphone or even cheaper.

    I don’t think there is any problem in changing phones and I think it’s good to change the phone, you get new experiences. Its same as you meet new people and get new experiences.

    the question is what to do with the old iphone that I already have? :) I still have iPhone 4 but I buy it by selling my iPhone 3GS and buy this one. There are people/companies who trade in iPhones that means the iPhone resell value is good.

    So if you really want to change your iphone then must say the writer is right Nokia N8 is the choice.

  • Well, I love both the phones… Nokia comes out of its shell and created a new and amazing phone that is appreciate-able and in almost the same price as iphone or even cheaper.

    I don’t think there is any problem in changing phones and I think it’s good to change the phone, you get new experiences. Its same as you meet new people and get new experiences.

    the question is what to do with the old iphone that I already have? :) I still have iPhone 4 but I buy it by selling my iPhone 3GS and buy this one. There are people/companies who trade in iPhones that means the iPhone resell value is good.

    So if you really want to change your iphone then must say the writer is right Nokia N8 is the choice.

  • Well, I love both the phones… Nokia comes out of its shell and created a new and amazing phone that is appreciate-able and in almost the same price as iphone or even cheaper.

    I don’t think there is any problem in changing phones and I think it’s good to change the phone, you get new experiences. Its same as you meet new people and get new experiences.

    the question is what to do with the old iphone that I already have? :) I still have iPhone 4 but I buy it by selling my iPhone 3GS and buy this one. There are people/companies who trade in iPhones that means the iPhone resell value is good.

    So if you really want to change your iphone then must say the writer is right Nokia N8 is the choice.

  • The Nokia N8 will be a real multimedia monster, because it’s part of the N-line of Nokia. Mobile phones within the N-line are capable of handling multimedia, like photos, videos, social networks and more. The N8 (formerly known as the Nokia N98) will contain a high-quality Carl-Zeiss/Tessar camera, with 12 megapixels. This camera can record in High Definition. It will also contain a full QWERTY keyboard and 480*800 pixels screen, which is identical to the screen of the N900. This screen measures 2.5 inch and is multitouch. The Nokia N8 runs on the brand new Symbian 3 platform, which will automatically synchronize with your online social networks. You’ll be able to edit all menu’s of the Nokia N8 yourself.
    http://www.gizmos360.com/

  • iPhone cannot even work properly as a phone, why bother comparing other features?

    But the iPhone costs twice as much as other phones – so it must! be better than other phones or those who buy iPhones are fools!



  • I am addict of the iPods (I have all the generations), but iPod Touch and iPhones are not of my type, though i prefer to do something in my mobile not just to PLAY and spend my so precious times. So, even I love the Apple products and iPhones, i will never buy them becoz their functions toooooo..limited for me, Nokia N8 is the best i have ever seen, though nothing is perfect on this world.

  • i have used nokia and iphone , and what i found it more easy and more multimedia , is nokia , whatever both phone have special characteristics , in the end you have to be honest with yourselves , and u will feel that the more comfortable phone is nokia , so nokia n8 for sure is better than iphone 4

  • The degree of ignorance never ceases to amaze me when it comes to iDrones. Nokia pioneered many of the advances in GSM smartphone technology enjoyed today. Symbian is the largest FULLY OPEN source OS in the world and the only mature OS designed from its foundation to efficiently support the embedded requirements of modern mobile devices. It’s S60v5 touch UI was clearly below par, but it can deliver both functionality and performance within its large stable of smartphones. Yes, its ecosystem is currently limited, but with Qt fully launched this August, Symbian^3 set to go commercial in a few weeks on a couple of hi end handsets, and Meego on the N9 soon thereafter, the premium GAP will be closed. Apple makes great looking products that work seamlessly and mindlessly within its ecosystem. For those who prioritize form over function, Apple is the perfect place to worship. However, aside from a fantastic design, wonderful UI and lots of apps, it does not lead in many other relevant areas of smartphone tech. It markets FACETIME like it is a revolution…when this tech has existed on Nokia phones for half a decade. Apple will peak on smartphones as the US market becomes saturated and its closed/premium model becomes a burden in emerging markets. As for its wonderful UI…just like so many others in the past, it too will get old. Apple will become trapped by its own success. The battle is really between Android and Symbian for smartphones and Android and Meego for tablets. Apple will remain highly profitable, hammering out new niches in other markets (like TV) by leveraging its closed ecosystem. It will not, however, conquer the smartphone mkt globally. IMHO.

  • Nokia = Unnecessary menus, boring interface, nowhere in comparison to Apple applications. On the plus side, good build, long lasting battery and promises good signal reception.

    Iphone = Got rid of all the bullshit that normal non-programmer user will never use. Millions of apps free and millions to buy (believe me, most apps are inexpensive). Good build, decent battery life and good reception. Did you ever wonder why millions of people carry the iphone even when there is hardly any color choice or handset customization? Simply becoz it is that damn good. If you are not into onscreen keyboards, you will not like the iphone. If you are the all-work-no-play types, then there are plenty chances that you will not appreciate iphone’s joyous menus.

    Bottom line: Nokia & Symbian will most likely fall (completely) to the Iphone and the Android very soon.

  • I dont thing comparing N8 and iPhone 4 is the right thing to do. Coz as I did some research and found Apple is been sued but different mobile manufacturing companies for “Patent Infringement” (27 of them). that is Apple had been using all the techonoligies in its product (which is been patented with some company already) without taking there approval or consent, and on the top it Apple is saying “its what they invented or its there techonology”. Even though all these tech things are been incorporated in other cell phones since long before iPhone was even introduced. Copy kat is the best… booooo.

    1. Apple is giving its user a glass product, so it can broke easily. And there is no warranty on it. (***I had one of the biggest and heaviest cell phones ever made Nokia E90 – and dropped it so many times that i dnt even remember… it still is performing as good as new…. except some scratches***). So now any iPhone owner drops it, breakes his/her phone.. has to buy a new one…MORE SALES FOR APPLE. WHO’S EARNING – APPLE.

    2.iTunes … nice way to sell music and earn profits… WHO’S EARNING – APPLE.

    3.No support for bluetooth music transfers … Say.. I got some latest music on my cell which is Nokia make it listen to my friend – who owns iPhone and if he really wants the same music on his phone …. PAY APPLE TO GET IT. (And same goes for other stuff which I can get on my phone for free from any random site)….WHO EARNS – APPLE.

    4.GPS … pay as u go … WHO’S EARNING – APPLE.

    Well I would say there is no comparison in Nokia and Apple AND Nokia fans and Apple fans as its some thing like “SMART PEOPLE USE SMART PHONES … OTHERS CAN BUY APPLE PRODUCTS AND GET RIPPED OFF”

  • i AM NEW TO IPHONE, JUST BOUGHT 3GS… IT SUCKS. INSTEAD OF FAST BROWSING/FASTER SPEED, STYLISH LOOKS AND THE BRAND NAME IT NO GOOD AS A SMART PHONE. I HAD MOTOROLA BEFORE AND HAD WAY LOT MORE OPTIONS TO ENJOY IT AS A SMART PHONE…

    I READ SMWHERE THAT THE MEMORY IN IPHONE IS LIKE THE ONLY MEMORY. AND THATS THE REASON IT RUNS FASTER (WITHOUT LAGGING). IF U PROVIDE NOKIA/HTC/MOTOROLA WITH AN UNLIMITED MEMORY (8GB OR 16 GB IS PRETTYMUCH UNLIMITED FOR A PHONE … THAT KIND OF MEMORY CAN MAKE COMPUTER RUN FASTER) IPHONE WILL BE ELIMINATED.

    I HATE TO GET STUCKED WITH THIS PHONE AS I CANT PUT ANY OF MY SONGS AS RING TONE, HAVE TO GET TO ITUNES FOR EVERYTHINK. YA MY FRIEND SUGGESTED ME TO GET IT JAILBREAK BUT WHATS THE FUR EVEN THAN I WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT THRU THAT JAILBREAK THING ONLY.

    ALSO ONE DAY I TRIED TO USE SOME OTHER WHATEVER ICON ON MY IPHONE WHILE I WAS TALKING TO MY FRIEND … CALL DROPPED… IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL MULTITASKING ….

    !!!! PLZ SMBDY HELP ME WITH THIS PHONE……

  • I ACCEPT with “nothing but fact”

    apple vs nokia = performance vs features

    no one can beat apple in performance while no one can beat nokia in features

    i would like to make one thing clear

    just go to youtube and watch N8 demo video made by nokia
    see how many times N8 lagged (slightly) many times
    demo video failed to show N8 without lag
    if i get hands on it N8 lags forever because i got to load up lots of multimedia apps and also decent web browsing

    iphone 3gs can beat even n97 performance in internet and in “menus” and i am sure that iphone 3gs/iphone 4 perform faster than N8

    iphone 3gs may not beat n900 because of multi tasking but with ios 4 iphone 3gs can beat even n900

    now nokia reduced price of n900 and trying to clear them

    i am sure iphone 4 can kick out N8 and if not
    HTC EVO kicks ” nokia’s a** “

  • I agree Apple is having monopoly over lots but if we compare…

    1 Apple got lots n lots of apps (most of them paid) nokia is trying to make it up to it.

    2 Apple got easy to use devices but nokia is too complicated.

    3 Apple had almost sweeped the cellphone market 2wards themselves with great performing smartphones.. (only 4 of them)

    BUT

    Nokia (if u are a computer savy) is having better software (user frendly – You can customize it the way you want)

    Better battary life is almost like nokia’s trademark

    RECEPTION …… the world knows it now. (Iphone4 a mistake)

    Nokia dont let their users depend of nokia itself only … You can get apps from thousands of sites to download apps for your nokia. Apple … not at all… wait for apple to develop an app for you.

    Nokia E90 (Agree with Justice to Justice) is the best phone ever ( I think so). had features (all in one phone) which no other cellphone manufacturer never thought of
    – viz –
    *4 different types of calling (voice call, vedio call, internet phone calling, Push to talk)
    *camera beyond comparison with vedio though it is just 3.2 MP.
    *whole MSOffice suite
    *connect to printer directly
    *GPS
    *FM Radio and media player (Supporting almost every format)
    *internet radio (That means streaming)
    *downloadable apps (Any apps from any site provided compatiable)
    *Wifi
    *bluetooth (for whatever you want to do with it) not like iPhone that you cant get anything from your friends.
    *Infra
    *Call recording (for other phones u have to download apps)
    *non blocked browser. (You can download whatever from where ever – just like your PC like songs, vedios, pictures and all the goodies)
    *not to mention two cams (One for taking pictures and another for vedio calling)
    *two screens
    *Auto sync (Via bluetooth – its like if you have ur pluetooth on and you are at home ur cell with sync all the info on it with your PC. that means even if you dont know your data is backedup and you are safe)
    *can be used as modem
    *does support IM threading
    *Bar code reader
    *Voice aid for visually impaired (Blind).
    *Ability to get connected to wireless keyboard.
    *Zip Manager (Helps to inzip the files downloaded)
    *Installation manager.
    and goes on ….. read 84 page user manual for that phone (and that too is just a basic one)

    Any to make it worst, this E90 was released in 2007 whereas iPhone in 2010 is still trying to get those kind of features.

    I am not a nokia fan but love technology, so would like to add HTC, SAMSUNG and NOKIA are far ahead to Apple when it comes to understaning users needs and making smartphones.

  • I have been a long time user of Nokia phones (E61, E71, N96, N97) and agree with many of the reviews about Nokia having capabilities to do things that other smartphones are just coming out with – ie multitasking, voice guided GPS, TV, video, etc. However, as some have pointed out, Nokia has not listened to their customers, Apple has. I hate to say it, but Apple will come out on top of this one and may actually have my business. The N97 is a great phone, but it was still somewhat disappointing for almost $600 when it first came out last summer in the US. Regarding the navigation – Ovi Maps is free because it sucks. I am waiting to see if Apple’s GPS can do better. Nokia will most likely have the edge with the camera and video and Apple in other areas. Just my 2 cents.

  • If using my nickname as your is the nature of your thinking I can undestand why you’d ignore points I have made above. Now to your claims:
    1. The first hand held phone was demonstrated by Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing in at two kilos. The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979
    2. SMS as used on modern handsets was originally defined as part of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) series of standards in 1985,technical development of SMS was a multinational collaboration supporting the framework of standards bodies
    3. Apple was one of the first to implement a 3,5″ jack for headphones and used a high quality low power codec (wolfson) to actually LISTEN to music.
    6. WAP – crippled standard, not FULL Browser experience
    7. You mean tactile feedback/hardware keyboard ? Because iPhone does have a fully featured software based qwerty keyboard.
    8. Nokia can be credited for introducing the first mobile phone with full PDA functionality, the 9000
    Well besides the lawsuit you mentioned there’s also a lawsuit filled by Apple against Nokia for similar reasons :)

  • This is @ Justice.

    Show me a handheld device before Nokia that has got the following things:
    1. One can talk to others located far distances away.
    2. One can send small packets of data called text messages.
    3. One can listen to a music player integrated to it.

    4. A phone that has two different screens( Nokia Communicator).
    5. Video calling( again communicator).
    6. Web browsing, though not that fast.
    7. Full qwerty keyboard.
    8. Touchscreen. Remeber N7710 was released ages before apple I phone.
    9. First gaming phone(N-gage).
    Now, should i go on?

    Tell me who’s copying whom?
    There is also a lawsuit filled by Nokia against Apple for the violation of nearly 12 patent rights of Nokia.

    It seems Apple has always copied from nokia and just greased and improved the features a bit. But, that does not mean they belong to Apple and they are the Pioneers.

    Thanks
    Justice to Justice

  • This is @ Justice.

    Show me a handheld device before Nokia that has got the following things:
    1. One can talk to others located far distances away.
    2. One can send small packets of data called text messages.
    3. One can listen to a music player integrated to it.

    4. A phone that has two different screens( Nokia Communicator).
    5. Video calling( again communicator).
    6. Web browsing, though not that fast.
    7. Full qwerty keyboard.
    8. Touchscreen. Remeber N7710 was released ages before apple I phone.
    9. First gaming phone(N-gage).
    Now, should i go on?

    Tell me who’s copying whom?
    There is also a lawsuit filled by Nokia against Apple for the violation of nearly 12 patent rights of Nokia.

    It seems Apple has always copied from nokia and just greased and improved the features a bit. But, that does not mean they belong to Apple and they are the Pioneers.

    Thanks
    Justice to Justice

  • This is @ Justice.

    Show me a handheld device before Nokia that has got the following things:
    1. One can talk to others located far distances away.
    2. One can send small packets of data called text messages.
    3. One can listen to a music player integrated to it.

    4. A phone that has two different screens( Nokia Communicator).
    5. Video calling( again communicator).
    6. Web browsing, though not that fast.
    7. Full qwerty keyboard.
    8. Touchscreen. Remeber N7710 was released ages before apple I phone.
    9. First gaming phone(N-gage).
    Now, should i go on?

    Tell me who’s copying whom?
    There is also a lawsuit filled by Nokia against Apple for the violation of nearly 12 patent rights of Nokia.

    It seems Apple has always copied from nokia and just greased and improved the features a bit. But, that does not mean they belong to Apple and they are the Pioneers.

    Thanks
    Justice to Justice

  • Anti Apple cult member alert.
    @ AdamsCrazy:
    It’s not been available for years. Show me a phone before iPhone has been released that has got:
    1. kinetic scrolling and magnetic snap
    2. gestures such as pinch to zoom
    3. multitouch sensor
    3. browser that would allow to browse at level even close to iPhone
    4. 12mm thick smartphone
    5. capacitive touchscreen
    should i go on?
    Everyone copies Apple. Even Nokia does.

  • Anti Apple cult member alert.
    @ AdamsCrazy:
    It’s not been available for years. Show me a phone before iPhone has been released that has got:
    1. kinetic scrolling and magnetic snap
    2. gestures such as pinch to zoom
    3. multitouch sensor
    3. browser that would allow to browse at level even close to iPhone
    4. 12mm thick smartphone
    5. capacitive touchscreen
    should i go on?
    Everyone copies Apple. Even Nokia does.

  • How can you possibly do a comparison betweeen two devices when you haven’t seen one of them.

    I could do a review between a rolls royce and an audi that I took for a test drive last week but it could hardly be a fair test could it?

    Are you being paid to do Nokia’s marketing?

    top Guessing, wait until you have both devices on the table side by side and then do a quantitive test. S

  • Uhmmm i’ll give the Apple a nod for a nice design and nice screen…

    but everything else about it has been available on cellphones for years…. years.

    Sample photos from the N8 have been available for quite some time.. and they’re gorgeous (even based on prototype firmware) The HD video is jaw dropping…

    You obviously didn’t look into it or else you would also know that the size of the sensor in the N8 rivals some of THE BEST Point&Shoot Digital Cameras… its larger than anything thats been in a cell phone and larger still than many digital cameras + with the Carl Zeiss lens and Nokias history of camera phones.. there’s no doubt whatsoever.

    The N8 has an internal GPS and free navigation Nokia Wins

    The N8 has a built in FM transmitter a powered USB connector and HDMI port Nokia Wins

    The video chat on the Iphone is Ancient technology my N95 has that… and apparently the Iphone will only be able to video chat when using a WIFI connection.

    Also the nokia N8 was released on AMAZON.DE for pre-order but was later taken down due to Nokia… but the price (with VAT was a mere £390 a whole £109 CHEAPER than the Iphone)

    The only thing Apple excels in is Marketing… they have convinced many Americans that they are the best (when they offer outdated sub-par goods) and Apple rips the customers off on the pricing.. they don’t care about their consumers just their $$$

  • The jury isn’t out regarding screen resolution – that’s just poor reporting. iPhone 4’s screen is far superior to the N8. As for the N8’s 12 mega pixel camera, we will have to wait to judge. More pixels do not better pictures make unless the sensor is up to the job. Lens is good though so it may well best the iPhone in that respect.

    However, in ALL other respects the iPhone dominates. It will far outsell any other smart phone this year. Apple understand consumers and what they want. They aren’t pandering to the geek fraternity. They are making things people want to own, can operate easily and have longevity. The iOS of Apple, seen on iPhones, iPads and iPod’s currently, is the best OS out there and offers an experience far better than any other.

    The N8 will sell, but it won’t scratch the edges of the ground upon which the iPhone currently stands.

    • Yes but nokia says the n8 has the biggest sensor of all mobile phones. nokia also has a more steady os and iphone 4 is still missing the memory card slot. iPhone 4’s camera flash is not as powerful as the nokia n8 and has a lower HD p giving nokia n8 a better choice for taking pictures. Also the N8 has some astonishing editting effects which makes taking photos,videos more exciting. N8 also features making movies in combination of photo and videos. But in my opinion, the best thing about Nokia N8 and the rest of the Nokia phones are that they have a battery you can change(when a battery is used for a long time it will start losing its charge. Since Nokia phones can have the battery changed it would last way longer than the iphone). I have iPad( regret that i bought it), Iphone 3gs, iphone4(Has a TERRIBLE battery-i charged it for 24 hrs-exactly and it loses charge quickly even though i got another one and the same thing happened. Lots of people think the iPhone 4 will be better than the N8 but they won’t know until they use both phones.(Thats whats happened to me and 4 of my friends.) I have done lots of research about iPhone & Nokia N8 so in conclusion I think the N8 is better.

    • Similar to what you said “More pixels do not better pictures make unless the sensor is up to the job.” the same applies to the screen. Retina just means it has more than 320 ppi but AMOLED screens are far superior to TFT screens, I should also point in reference to your statement. The sensor in the N8 is the biggest ever in a phone so it’s safe to say it’s up to the job.

      ” Apple understand consumers and what they want. They aren’t pandering to the geek fraternity.” These 2 sentences contradict each other. The geek fraternity are the consumers, they are the ones that look at pixel density and features. BUT they don’t give consumers what they want when you think about it. Before they brought out the retina display no one cared about pixel density. Before siri no one spoke about voice commands. Apple gives the people what APPLE thinks they SHOULD want. If they gave the people what they wanted then you poor bastards would be able to transfer files via bluetooth by now. And you wouldn’t still be using that gay ass 30 dock lmao. And although Android is seen as the best, it’s still not as good as Symbian. All Nokia needed to do was bring Belle out long before now and they would have been good. I have used the iOS on the iphone 4 and it sucks. I still don’t understand why people say it’s so good. It’s too simple and boring, no fun icons. As soon as you pass the homescreen it’s just a bunch of words, nothing more.

      It won’t scratch the edges because douche bags like you think it’s the best because crApple says it is. Apple has about two years to change or it will fade. People are already getting bored with it. All it really has is its app store, which androids are catching up to. Once they do crApple will have nothing to hold people with.

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