Unlocked Nokia N8 smart phone

The Nokia N8 is a candy bar smart phone that was released midway through 2010. It is a compact smart phone and is desired just for that, not to mention its colour scheme. The device is also referred to as the Nokia N98 and Nokia N8-00.

The phone comes in black, pink, orange, green, blue and gray. The multiple color schemes are typical of Nokia. The phone has a metallic finish, which makes the colour of the device beautiful. The phone is 4.47 inches in length, 2.32 inches in width, and 0.51 inches thick. The phone weighs 135 grams. It is small and light making it comfortable to carry in your pocket. The physical appearance of the phone makes it look durable. The front has the screen and basically nothing else. There is a button below the screen that brings up the menu. On the left side of the device there are 2 microSD slots in addition to a microUSB port. On the left side there is a volume switch as well, a quick launch button for the camera, and a button that toggles between 3D and 2D. The top of the phone houses the loud speakers, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, as well as the power off button. The back of the phone is bare except for the camera and a silver Nokia logo.

The Nokia N8 has a super 3.5 AMOLED capacitive touch screen. It is a multi-touch screen that allows the user to type quickly and effectively on the virtual keyboard. The display also has a light sensor to adjust auto-brightness. It has a proximity sensor that makes the phone turn off automatically if the phone is left unattended. The screen is covered by a scratch and smudge resistant Gorilla glass.

The phone has a Symbian/ Symbian­ 3 operating system, which is definitely unique since most phones have gone Android. However, it does not mean that the phone is not as great as those with an Android operating system. It is run on a 680 MHz Single Core ARM 11 processor that works alongside greatly with the operating system. This device, at first glance, does not look like a phone that would have a 3D graphics card, but it does. It does not have 3D camera capabilities like some 3D phones, but you can watch 3D videos on it.

The camera is a 12.1 megapixel camera which is above average in quality. It also has a Xenon flash and auto-focus. Some of the camera features on this device are image stabilizer, face detection, exposure control, geo-tagging, and a self-timer. The camera is able to capture 720p high definition videos. There is also an additional front-facing 0.3 megapixel camera that is perfect for self-portraits and video calling.

The Nokia N8 comes equipped with a 1200 mAh lithium ion battery. Those who have tried it claim that the user can get a total of 12 hours talking time in with this device. That is significantly above average and would probably last longer with general use rather than straight talk time. Reviewers also claim that the phone can withstand up to 390 hours of stand-by time.