Nokia E7 VS Nokia N8???

Ondier

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Good afternoon all

Been reading some posts and you guys seem to be the most clued up ;)

I don't want to read through all the posts- tried some but can not find my answer.

My upgrade is end of October, and I want to go for the E7 or the N8. I know E7 is coming much later, maybe only next year, but might be worth it to wait for it.

So...........

What would LancelotSA do?

Thanks in advance

Erich
 

Aharon

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Just had a look on GSM Arena and the E7 looks pretty darn good. Camera is 4MP less than the N8 though. Also consider cost - it *may* be considerably more.
 

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The E7 has CBD (Clear Black Display) which the N8 doesn't have, and has a slightly larger screen, and is heavier (in short, its a BIG phone), which could be a plus or minus depending on how you feel.

Also, the E7 doesn't have an SD card slot, so you're 'stuck' with just 16 GB of storage on-device, where the N8 you can add 32 Gigs. (+N8)


I'm upgrading to an N8 the day Vodacom has them available. I've never liked moving/sliding/flipping/rotating/extending parts on my phones.
 

nickza

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The E7 has CBD (Clear Black Display) which the N8 doesn't have, and has a slightly larger screen, and is heavier (in short, its a BIG phone), which could be a plus or minus depending on how you feel.

Also, the E7 doesn't have an SD card slot, so you're 'stuck' with just 16 GB of storage on-device, where the N8 you can add 32 Gigs. (+N8)

You are not stuck with anything thanks to the usb adapter which allows your connect any usb stick on the fly.
 

Maddmatt

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If you really want a smartphone with a keyboard, look at the HTC Desire Z. Better specs in just about every aspect and a much better user interface.

Nokia's smartphones just don't compare to the competition.
 

Ondier

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Hi Guys

Thanks for the feedback. So I went for the N8......... and problems arrived after about 5 weeks of use.

Keeps on freezing and switches off while busy with calls. :mad:

And I did not use it to surf, facebook or any other online crap where I could pick up a virus of any kind- very nice update feature- that is about all I did.

So the solution- switch your network from Dual network to GSM- and it will be fine after a "hard reset or restart" - just keep the off button in for about 8 seconds. Not sure how that affects the 3G etc, but at least the phone is dialling again without interuptions :sick:
 

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Spoke to a friend off mine working at a Vodacom shop.
Stay away from Nokia N8,100% comeback to the shop.
Nokia C6/C7 about 80% comeback.
I wont buy a Nokia in the near future!!
 

Rands

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its a pity to hear that u having problems with your n8. i was really looking foreward to getting a n8 in feb on upgrade, but now im not so sure. the number of people reporting problems is becoming concerning. the thing is that there is no other phone that i really want, or that suites my needs like the n8! good battery good camera. metal body. dont need expensive data bundles.
i know that the first batch of n8's were problematic. hopefully the new batch will be stable.
also read that apps not from the ovi store could cause freezes.
 
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Ondier

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It really is a great phone. My sister got her's about 2 weeks after mine- and her's is still going 100%. And she actually uses it to read Beeld and sky news etc. I might switch back to Dual network and try it again- when I know I will not need the phone to urgently....
Another thing that might have caused the freezes- it kept trying to connect (or did it automatically anyway) to my router. Even if I set it to Manual. Well I am sure the first batch was not ready for our networks, but I believe it will become better.
 

nickza

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I think I read that the N8 is getting a major firmware upgrade this month... I dont have one (holding out for E7), but to the people who do have an N8, please report back with any news after the firmware update.

I have an n97, and the initial firmware on that was super ****. slowly got better with updates.
 
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